Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: 2012 ScenTrend Mixing Challenge {Review & Giveaway}

Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 ScenTrend Mixing Challenge {Review & Giveaway}

I’m obsessed with making sure my home always smells good.

This probably stems from the fact that I have a dog who licks himself silly, and I have a husband who feels socks strewn through the house is like manly confetti or something.

I was contacted by the kind folks over at Scentsy asking if I’d create my very own home fragrance scent using their Pink Pepper scent + other Scentsy fragrances. I own a Scentsy, and honestly have never thought of combining the bars to create a signature scent. So simple, right?

_DSC4529

So I sniffed…and sniffed…and sniffed through the various scents they sent over to narrow it down to scents that would accent the spicy yet sweet smells of the Pink Pepper. Pink pepper could totally be the star of its own show, BUT it is so easy to pair other scents with it and create something totally unique. Versatile, complimentary scent.

_DSC4532

Finally, I ended up choosing Pink Pepper + Ace (woodsy, cologne type smell) + Pixie (spicy, floral-esque)= Monica’s Signature Home Scent. I tossed them into my Scentsy burner and waited for my creation to fill my house with the smell of wonderfulness.

_DSC4547

Typically, I choose home scents that either smell clean (January-May) then I migrate over to floral/fun (June-August) then from September and onward I love scents that tell a story and set the mood.

The scent I created definitely has a masculine scent to it mixed with sweet and spicy scents. Think of a male and female supermodel sitting in my living room and wearing the cologne/perfume they model.

Basically.

I have a penchant for birds, so for my warmer, I chose this spiffy owl.

_DSC4538

Look at all the gorgeous detail! I love that Scentsy warmers easily blend in with décor, and that they’re good quality. I absolutely adore the one I’ve had in my kitchen for the last 2 years.

I think my new owl will look good in my living room all year round because I have nature décor in that room. Again, I have a thing for birds! :)

For now, he looks mighty spiffy alongside my fall décor on the console table in the living room. Understated, cute and functional.

_DSC4567

So, now that I’ve created my very own signature scent, it needs a name. Monica’s Signature Home Scent just doesn’t do it for me.

And guess what? If you help me think of a name you are entered to win your very own Scentsy warmer (you get to choose it) + you get the scent bars I used to create the scent.

Oh and you get the huge pleasure of having my home signature fragrance named after your nifty idea.

To enter to win you HAVE to do this:

-Comment on this post with your idea for the fragrance name

And if you want 2 more chances, you can also do these:

-Comment on this post with why YOU need a Scentsy in your home

-Go like Scentsy on their Facebook page.

Leave a comment for each, open to 18+ in the USA. Good luck! :)
Contest is open NOW through Friday, November 2nd at 10 pm CST. Winner will be notified via email (so leave me a way to find you!)

Disclaimer: I received a Scentsy warmer + bars for review but was not otherwise compensated for this post.

43 comments:

  1. Hi, I think you could call it boy meets girl? I really need a scentsy because my husband recently dropped a plate on mine and broke it:(. I also liked the facebook page! Thanks for all of the opportunities?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really need a warmer for the bathroom, tracietrump@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Like scentsy on fb as Michelle Trump and my email is tracietrump@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Spice It Up , doubling to signify the spicy notes , and what Cologne is used for ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. And i really need a scentsy warmer for my upstairs (i have two toddler boys... I always welcome some more nice smells in the house :D ) And the scents you picked sound like exactly what I would've gone with!

    ReplyDelete
  6. And OT, but I'm obsessed with owls, I'm going to HAVE to find that warmer one day!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Foxy! When someone/something is "foxy" you think of sweet, seductive, with a bit of an edge. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. also--- totally need to try your FOXY scent and have some scentsy in my home because my husband is a HUNTER and sometimes it's next to impossible to get the dead deer smell out of the house this time of year! (and now your grossed out haha)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I need a warmer because I have two cats and they definitely need some cover up for their odors!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I need a Scentsy in my home because, well, (hanging head in shame) I do not own one yet. (breaks down sobbing)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I already love Scentsy on their Facebook page!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Enchanted Woods?

    I do not own a Scentsy either. I apologize :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oooops....was i supposed to say WHY I need it??? I have three children, need I say more. More than that though, I just love getting the opportunity to unwind a little when I am laying in bed at the end of the day,smelling something wonderful :).

    ReplyDelete
  14. The Spice of Life! I actually have the owl and mix pink peppercorn with warm leather and camu camu for my own signature scent... great minds!

    ReplyDelete
  15. We have a basset/beagle, six cats, a turtle and two stinky kids... one Scentsy isn't enough for our house, we need reinforcements! My mom has actually swiped two of them from my house. Can you believe it?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hrm...how about Cozy Warmth? I kind of stink at this...lol! I love Scentsy products though...such a fan of the scents. I never thought of combining them though!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I need a Scentsy (well, another Scentsy), because I love that it's fire free and safer to have in the house. I also just love using seasonal scents lately, so this would come in handy!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I could use a new scentsy because we bought a new house and I am still decorating it. It would go upstairs to cover the teenager smell.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I need a Scentsy in home because I have 3 little dogs that are adorable but sometimes (using my whisper voice, would not want them to hear!) after being outdoors they can smell the house up.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I think you should call it "Runway Delight" :)
    dark_princess_ar(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I need Scentsy in my home because I love having my home smell fresh and inviting, and I have lots of my fellow nursing students over to study and I think it's important to create a wonderful smelling environment to study :)
    dark_princess_ar(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I like Scentsy on Facebook (Stephanie Grant)
    dark_princess_ar(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  23. How about Spicy Autumn?

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I need Scentsy in our master bathroom. It has no window or vent so it really starts to smell musty no matter what I do. I'd love a fresh scentsy scent to help it out :)

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I like Scentsy on fb

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I like the name "spicy woods" for your scent!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I need Scentsy in my house because my kitchen often smells of dirty diapers (where we throw them away) until we take the trash out for the day. I think that a Scentsy warmer with some awesome scent will make my kitchen smell much more bearable!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I liked Scentsy on FB

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com
    FB Name: Maureen Armstrong Tenney

    ReplyDelete
  29. I need one because I love candles but I have never tried a scent warmer!

    hockeyheaven7 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I liked them on facebook! :)

    hockeyheaven7 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete

Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 ScenTrend Mixing Challenge {Review & Giveaway}

I’m obsessed with making sure my home always smells good.

This probably stems from the fact that I have a dog who licks himself silly, and I have a husband who feels socks strewn through the house is like manly confetti or something.

I was contacted by the kind folks over at Scentsy asking if I’d create my very own home fragrance scent using their Pink Pepper scent + other Scentsy fragrances. I own a Scentsy, and honestly have never thought of combining the bars to create a signature scent. So simple, right?

_DSC4529

So I sniffed…and sniffed…and sniffed through the various scents they sent over to narrow it down to scents that would accent the spicy yet sweet smells of the Pink Pepper. Pink pepper could totally be the star of its own show, BUT it is so easy to pair other scents with it and create something totally unique. Versatile, complimentary scent.

_DSC4532

Finally, I ended up choosing Pink Pepper + Ace (woodsy, cologne type smell) + Pixie (spicy, floral-esque)= Monica’s Signature Home Scent. I tossed them into my Scentsy burner and waited for my creation to fill my house with the smell of wonderfulness.

_DSC4547

Typically, I choose home scents that either smell clean (January-May) then I migrate over to floral/fun (June-August) then from September and onward I love scents that tell a story and set the mood.

The scent I created definitely has a masculine scent to it mixed with sweet and spicy scents. Think of a male and female supermodel sitting in my living room and wearing the cologne/perfume they model.

Basically.

I have a penchant for birds, so for my warmer, I chose this spiffy owl.

_DSC4538

Look at all the gorgeous detail! I love that Scentsy warmers easily blend in with décor, and that they’re good quality. I absolutely adore the one I’ve had in my kitchen for the last 2 years.

I think my new owl will look good in my living room all year round because I have nature décor in that room. Again, I have a thing for birds! :)

For now, he looks mighty spiffy alongside my fall décor on the console table in the living room. Understated, cute and functional.

_DSC4567

So, now that I’ve created my very own signature scent, it needs a name. Monica’s Signature Home Scent just doesn’t do it for me.

And guess what? If you help me think of a name you are entered to win your very own Scentsy warmer (you get to choose it) + you get the scent bars I used to create the scent.

Oh and you get the huge pleasure of having my home signature fragrance named after your nifty idea.

To enter to win you HAVE to do this:

-Comment on this post with your idea for the fragrance name

And if you want 2 more chances, you can also do these:

-Comment on this post with why YOU need a Scentsy in your home

-Go like Scentsy on their Facebook page.

Leave a comment for each, open to 18+ in the USA. Good luck! :)
Contest is open NOW through Friday, November 2nd at 10 pm CST. Winner will be notified via email (so leave me a way to find you!)

Disclaimer: I received a Scentsy warmer + bars for review but was not otherwise compensated for this post.

43 comments :

  1. Hi, I think you could call it boy meets girl? I really need a scentsy because my husband recently dropped a plate on mine and broke it:(. I also liked the facebook page! Thanks for all of the opportunities?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really need a warmer for the bathroom, tracietrump@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Like scentsy on fb as Michelle Trump and my email is tracietrump@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Spice It Up , doubling to signify the spicy notes , and what Cologne is used for ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. And i really need a scentsy warmer for my upstairs (i have two toddler boys... I always welcome some more nice smells in the house :D ) And the scents you picked sound like exactly what I would've gone with!

    ReplyDelete
  6. And OT, but I'm obsessed with owls, I'm going to HAVE to find that warmer one day!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Foxy! When someone/something is "foxy" you think of sweet, seductive, with a bit of an edge. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. also--- totally need to try your FOXY scent and have some scentsy in my home because my husband is a HUNTER and sometimes it's next to impossible to get the dead deer smell out of the house this time of year! (and now your grossed out haha)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I need a warmer because I have two cats and they definitely need some cover up for their odors!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I need a Scentsy in my home because, well, (hanging head in shame) I do not own one yet. (breaks down sobbing)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I already love Scentsy on their Facebook page!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Enchanted Woods?

    I do not own a Scentsy either. I apologize :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oooops....was i supposed to say WHY I need it??? I have three children, need I say more. More than that though, I just love getting the opportunity to unwind a little when I am laying in bed at the end of the day,smelling something wonderful :).

    ReplyDelete
  14. The Spice of Life! I actually have the owl and mix pink peppercorn with warm leather and camu camu for my own signature scent... great minds!

    ReplyDelete
  15. We have a basset/beagle, six cats, a turtle and two stinky kids... one Scentsy isn't enough for our house, we need reinforcements! My mom has actually swiped two of them from my house. Can you believe it?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hrm...how about Cozy Warmth? I kind of stink at this...lol! I love Scentsy products though...such a fan of the scents. I never thought of combining them though!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I need a Scentsy (well, another Scentsy), because I love that it's fire free and safer to have in the house. I also just love using seasonal scents lately, so this would come in handy!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I could use a new scentsy because we bought a new house and I am still decorating it. It would go upstairs to cover the teenager smell.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I need a Scentsy in home because I have 3 little dogs that are adorable but sometimes (using my whisper voice, would not want them to hear!) after being outdoors they can smell the house up.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I think you should call it "Runway Delight" :)
    dark_princess_ar(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I need Scentsy in my home because I love having my home smell fresh and inviting, and I have lots of my fellow nursing students over to study and I think it's important to create a wonderful smelling environment to study :)
    dark_princess_ar(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I like Scentsy on Facebook (Stephanie Grant)
    dark_princess_ar(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  23. How about Spicy Autumn?

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I need Scentsy in our master bathroom. It has no window or vent so it really starts to smell musty no matter what I do. I'd love a fresh scentsy scent to help it out :)

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I like Scentsy on fb

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I like the name "spicy woods" for your scent!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I need Scentsy in my house because my kitchen often smells of dirty diapers (where we throw them away) until we take the trash out for the day. I think that a Scentsy warmer with some awesome scent will make my kitchen smell much more bearable!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I liked Scentsy on FB

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com
    FB Name: Maureen Armstrong Tenney

    ReplyDelete
  29. I need one because I love candles but I have never tried a scent warmer!

    hockeyheaven7 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I liked them on facebook! :)

    hockeyheaven7 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete