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Test Scents - Lakeside notes 2013

Below are the notes read to me from a fantastic Sales Associate in the store  (Ms. Molly) and her {impressions}  which I shared in the thoughts it may help you decide which are close to things you like.

When mine arrive I will post the photos as well as my thoughts.
These are coming to me in the 4oz size and I will say this....I did get the Italian line in both sizes and while they are all the same wax of course, my original thoughts on Tuscan Herb cold smelling have changed as I do definitely smell the basil in the larger jar.  At first sniff, It smelled more citrus to me...







  • Boathouse Row- the fragrance of a deep blue water surrounded by notes of moss, sage bay leaf captures the essence of a lakeside adventure.  {cologne-esque feel}

  • Lakeside-  jump into an invigorating blend of fresh water, sheer musk and a perfect pop of citrus  {light, fresh, kinda like Oceanside but a hint of citrus. clean like beach cabana}

  • Dockside- an airy crisp blend of fresh water, citrus zest, aqua flowers captures the fragrance of being dockside at a summer lake.  {cologne-esque- reminder of paris daydream or sparkling icicles--fresh, clean,  feel heavier in citrus,}

  • Strawberry Picnic- a blend of red, ripe strawberries, wild raspberries, and sweet butter cream frosting celebrates the best part of a picnic by the lake.  {strawberry and cream feel, fresh strawberries and not overly sweet}

  • Mahogany Teakwood- luxurious scent of fine wood, mahogany, cedarwood and oak are enlightened by a delicate lavender and geranium note.  {tan color, repackaged}

  • Campfire Cookout- gather around the smokey scent of mesquite, woodchips, clove and crackling fire.  {very smokey, a lot like fireside, but void of sandalwood can smell the clove}

  • Watermelon Lemonade- quench your thirst for long summer days with this refreshing mixture of watermelon ice, sparking water and freshly squeezed meyer lemons.  {awesome,  cool, melony, and tart. pink color}

  • Forest Trail- explore the lakeside woods with an aromatic blend of redwood trees, cedar leaves and a hint of eucalyptus and a hint of wild berry  { pine like feel, woodsy and evergreen}

  • Summertime Smores- all the sweetness of summers best treat is captured in the blend of roasted marshmallow, crackling campfire and rich creamy vanilla.  {smells a lot like marshmallow fireside a bit more smokey a bit more chocolatey}


  • Wildflower Valley- a fragrant bouquet of poppies, meadow grass and a fresh air reminiscent of a field of wildflowers by the lake.   {kind of floral like southern magnolia, light floral, clean}

  • Fresh Picked---survey says....
    Test Scent 2013 Lakeside Names
     

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