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    The Good Girl Guide to Finding the Perfect Fragrance

    What’s Your Fragrance?

    Fragrance is one of the most wonderful things to wear. The pleasant, sweet smell of a fragrance can make you nostalgic or bring you new feelings and memories. Perfume for that reason is an accessory, wouldn’t you agree?

    Nothing inspires me more than the modern elegant woman, and for this reason I am dedicating this post to one of my favorite perfumes by Carolina Herrera. For me, the “Good Girl” perfume is the most intoxicating scent I have ever experienced with its unique blend of tuberose, jasmine sambac, tonka beans, and cocoa.  I love the smell of warm florals with the beautiful contradictions and the ever-present duality of the modern women and modern life.

    When I think about the modern woman, I am reminded of strength, elegance, mystery, and courage. So it is no surprise that apart from the floral fragrance of Carolina Herrera Good Girl perfume, I am also drawn to the uniquely designed bottle in the shape of a stiletto which evokes the beauty of Couture. After all, a good fragrance should have a certain personality that makes people identify the smell with you.

    As a general rule, it is best to go fragrance shopping with a small selection of scents you plan on sampling. Do your research, have an idea of the kind of fragrance that you feel embodies you, and if you really do not know where to start, engage the help of the in-store sales staff to help you.

    Your scent is your signature. If all else fails, just go for what you love.  Is it sweet or citrus fragrances? Floral, oriental, woody, or fresh?

    “Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.” Carolina Herrera

    The Fragrance

    So what does the modern woman smell like? Carolina Herrera Good Girl perfume has a floral wave of white sambac jasmine and tuberose in contrast with the mysterious underlying smell of tonka bean and cocoa.

    • One of my new favorite fragrances; a mature smell but in the best way possible. It exemplifies the effortless elegance and aptitude of the House of Herrera.
    • Sweet notes of warm floral with the intoxicating tonka, and tuberose which gives the fragrance fluidity and femininity.
    • An attractive fragrance bottle in the form of a high-heeled shoe captures the essence, spirit, and imagination of the modern powerful woman.

    When choosing the perfect perfume, it is key to pick a fragrance you usually like. Trying testers can help decide if a fragrance works with your body chemistry. Additionally, samples can give you the opportunity to try a variety of smells over a span of time to decide which one works for you. The key is never to settle.

    I think the Good Girl perfume is one you need to experience for yourself. It is bold, powerful, and daring. A perfume I will be indulging in during the Spring and Summer months.

    Why I’m Using Josie Maran Argan Oil This Summer


    – to allow yourself or someone else to have something enjoyable

    This should be my daily mantra but like most people, I keep going and going without ever listening to the warning signs of my body. Fortunately, I have learned to give myself moments to myself through meditation and relaxation so I am able to enjoy time now in life and with my family and friends.

    Summer brings longer days, a variety of flowers and fresh scents, and taking a moment to indulge in new products and pamper yourself.

    Usually this time of year requires the most maintenance to your skin since the air is dry, it’s extremely hot, and you’ll want to keep your skin healthy under the sun’s blazing rays.

    I believe in looking after your skin with oils and luxurious products. It might seem tedious to some but this little act of self care and showing your body a little extra time really does help with leading a much more well rounded and stress free life.

    For my face, I started using Josie Maran 100% Argan oil. It keeps my face hydrated on hot summer days although this has become a part of my nightly routine.

    I’m not a big fan of sitting in the sun for hours at a time but every now and then a little sun exposure is fine. For a quick sun-tanned look for summer, you can try the Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil. It gives a beautiful healthy glow, quick to apply on your body, and stays on your skin for up to two weeks.

    How often do you use it?

    I use the Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil almost every evening before bed. In the beginning, I applied a small portion on the side of face to make sure I didn’t have a reaction.

    Now I use it as part of my nightly routine, combined with my favorite products to ensure my skin is looking its best.

    For the Self-Tanning Oil, I used it once and it gave me a beautiful tan. You can determine how dark your application and can use as often as you like every two weeks.

    What results have you seen?

    I can only speak from my own experience since skin type differs from person to person but I am seeing a noticeable difference in the lines on my forehead and how my skin feels radiant and plump after I started using the Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil.

    Initially I was a bit skeptical and feared a breakout on my skin, however, I feel like my skin has improved ever so slightly so I’m going to continue using the product in the hope that it will minimize the lines on my forehead and help slow down the aging lines.

    For the Josie Maran Self-Tanning oil, I recall how shocked Alex was when he got home and saw me looking so tanned. Initially he thought I had been basking for hours in the sun!

    Again, it really depends on how evenly you apply it to your skin and following the instructions in the pamphlet.

    Have you tried Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil? What has your experience been like? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.