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?


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.



  1. heatherlynn
    October 30, 2012 / 12:39 am

    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?

  2. Anonymous
    October 30, 2012 / 1:27 am

    Really need a warmer for the bathroom, [email protected]

  3. Anonymous
    October 30, 2012 / 1:28 am

    Like scentsy on fb as Michelle Trump and my email is [email protected]

  4. Amanda Geronimo
    October 30, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    Spice It Up , doubling to signify the spicy notes , and what Cologne is used for 😉

  5. Amanda Geronimo
    October 30, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    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 😀 ) And the scents you picked sound like exactly what I would've gone with!

  6. Amanda Geronimo
    October 30, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    I like scentsy on FB.

  7. Amanda Geronimo
    October 30, 2012 / 9:24 pm

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

  8. Krys
    October 31, 2012 / 12:11 am

    Liked on Fb

  9. Krys
    October 31, 2012 / 12:16 am

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

  10. Krys
    October 31, 2012 / 12:16 am

    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)

  11. rubynreba
    October 31, 2012 / 12:43 am

    Flowers in the Wild.

  12. rubynreba
    October 31, 2012 / 12:44 am

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

  13. rubynreba
    October 31, 2012 / 12:44 am

    Like Scentsy on facebook.

  14. Kay Maher
    October 31, 2012 / 1:49 am

    Woodland Retreat

  15. Kay Maher
    October 31, 2012 / 1:51 am

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

  16. Kay Maher
    October 31, 2012 / 1:51 am

    I already love Scentsy on their Facebook page!

  17. Gabrielle Gorog
    October 31, 2012 / 4:03 am

    Enchanted Woods?I do not own a Scentsy either. I apologize 🙂

  18. Gabrielle Gorog
    October 31, 2012 / 4:08 am

    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 :).

  19. Naomi Shapiro
    October 31, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    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!

  20. Naomi Shapiro
    October 31, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    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?

  21. Naomi Shapiro
    October 31, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    I'm already a Scentsy fan on FB!

  22. Amy
    November 1, 2012 / 12:15 am

    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!

  23. Amy
    November 1, 2012 / 12:17 am

    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!

  24. Amy
    November 1, 2012 / 12:20 am

    I also like their page. 🙂

  25. Michelle R
    November 1, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    For the name: au naturale

  26. Michelle R
    November 1, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    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.

  27. Michelle R
    November 1, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    I liked scentsy on Facebook.

  28. mamabunny13
    November 1, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    How about… Chemistry

  29. mamabunny13
    November 1, 2012 / 5:58 pm

    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.

  30. mamabunny13
    November 1, 2012 / 5:58 pm

    I like Scentsy on facebook-mamabunny shelor

  31. Stephanie
    November 1, 2012 / 9:46 pm

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

  32. Stephanie
    November 1, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    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

  33. Stephanie
    November 1, 2012 / 9:49 pm

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

  34. Ashley
    November 2, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    How about Spicy Autumn?demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Ashley
    November 2, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    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

  36. Ashley
    November 2, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    I like Scentsy on fbdemureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. Maureen
    November 3, 2012 / 1:44 am

    I like the name "spicy woods" for your [email protected]

  38. Maureen
    November 3, 2012 / 1:46 am

    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 [email protected]

  39. Maureen
    November 3, 2012 / 1:46 am

    I liked Scentsy on [email protected] Name: Maureen Armstrong Tenney

  40. Monica Wile
    November 4, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    Pepper woodshockeyheaven7 at yahoo dot com

  41. Monica Wile
    November 4, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    I need one because I love candles but I have never tried a scent warmer!hockeyheaven7 at yahoo dot com

  42. Monica Wile
    November 4, 2012 / 11:37 pm

    I liked them on facebook! :)hockeyheaven7 at yahoo dot com