There are certain things in life that exude a level of luxury. Fabrics, certain designs, simplicity, understated anything, and scents. My sense of smell is my strongest sense, so strong that my parents used to tell me to become a “nose” as a career where I would get to be in a lab for a few hours a day tasting and smelling products.
This strong sense is a blessing and a curse because I’m able to be hyper aware of what and who is around me, but at the same time I am SUPER sensitive to certain fragrances. I can tell immediately if a scent is manufactured in a lab, or authentic. Synthetic fragrances in candles and products KILL me (actually literally because they’re extremely toxic) and I dodge all department store’s main sales floors.
If I’m in a yoga class where someone is wearing Le Labo’s Santal (most of them in Santa Monica are) I put my mat down very close to that person 😉
I’m able to scope out my attraction to someone just from having a conversation or sitting next to them and smelling their scent. So animalistic, I know.
As of late I’ve been treating myself to bath time and it’s turned into my new favorite thing. I love indulging in the luxury of doing nothing. Bath time means I get to play with different soaps, oils, and salts. Sometimes the smell is a big success, other times I’m forced to empty the tub out (which is extremely anti-drought) because I cannot bare the scent.
I recently met a lovely woman at the Brentwood Farmers Market who founded a company called On Board Organics. We began chatting right away and I started smelling all of her scrubs and lotions and they kept getting better! I ended up choosing gardenia because there’s something about that scent that oozes luxury.
I used the scrub that night and saw some friends the following day and they all commented on how good I smelt! The oils in the scrub stayed on my skin and gave me a subtle fragrance where other’s were noticing and I thought to myself, “I love this stuff!”
One evening I used the lotion after a shower before heading out and got a lot of attention 😉
The products are SUPER affordable, which is one of the reasons I felt compelled to write about them because of the price point and the level of decadence it gives.
You guys know I love anything non-toxic, and I love supporting local businesses. If you’re not local, Tracey will ship to you, and if you are in LA you can visit her on Sundays at the Brentwood Farmers Market.
Check out her company and product here. Find On Board Organics on Instagram at @onboardorganics