Today's poll is about scented functional products: please tell us about a few of your favorite scented products for skin, hair, or house cleaning.
Before I list my own favorites, I wanted to mention that Now Smell This has been having some performance issues this week — apologies to anyone who has had difficulty commenting. We're moving to a new server next week and hopefully that is going to get everything straightened out.
Here are a few of my scented favorites:
EO Wild Rose & Coconut Conditioning Serum: excellent for keeping my "bad hair" reasonably smooth, and it doesn't have any silicone — some of us find silicone-based products very drying. Must be used sparingly (I use a drop or two before blow-drying), and happily, smells more like the wild rose than the coconut. The smell doesn't really linger, but it makes the product pleasant to use.
Alaffia Rooibos & Shea Butter Antioxidant Face Cream ~ I have no idea if it's really doing anything for my face other than moisturizing, but I don't much care since I rely on Retin-A and vitamin C serums for treatment. On its own, the Alaffia has a wonderful ylang ylang aroma, but I find the consistency too rich so I cut it to a serum/gel strength with Jason Aloe Vera and Heritage Products Rosewater & Glycerin, and then it smells even better. If you like the smell, you should also try Alaffia's Shea & Honey conditioner, which is scented with sweet orange and ylang ylang, and is another one of my staples.
Alba Kona Coffee After-Sun Lotion ~ Jessica reviewed the Kona Coffee lotion back in 2008, and I bought some right away; I'm on my second bottle now. It's strongly scented, and the smell does linger. Perfect for summer afternoons when you don't really feel like wearing perfume.
Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid Lemongrass & Clementine Zest ~ I really like the smell, but it's so mild that sometimes I don't even notice it. After reading Jessica's review of Mrs. Meyers Bluebell yesterday, I'm thinking I might need to check out Mrs. Meyer's Geranium.