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Today I’m excited to finally bring you my thoughts on a few skin care products from ZenMed.  I have had these products in my possession now for about 2 months (or more) and I am happy to say that I can finally discuss my results with all of you.

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As many of you know, I have started to really live my life differently.  Daily workouts and exercise and cutting out things like rice and soda from my diet (eating healthier in general) have been a part of my norm the last two months.  Because of this, trying out new skin care has been a huge challenge.  As your body starts to really purge the junk stuff from your system, sometimes your skin can get really good quickly or completely freak out.  For me, it freaked out and really went bonkers with some of my skin care products.  So, it took longer to try out products that I would normally be able to experience results with within a month or so.  That’s why it took me so long to get this post up – I wanted to make sure it was not the product that caused my eczema flare up.

With that being said – let’s talk about ZenMed.  ZenMed offers a plethora of products that they call:  Reconstructive Skincare.  It’s basically a product line that offers support to your skin.  They claim that you can get healthier skin when following their pH balanced cleansing and moisturizing regime.  I had the opportunity to try four different products from the line and I’m going to share my thoughts on each of them with you.

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The Gentle Cleansing Cream is a light cleansing cream that feels really nice on the skin when applying.  You apply this product to your wet face using circular motions.  Once done, rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.  This cleanser is gentle enough to be used on your skin twice a day – though I only use it once a day at night.  This cleanser removes impurities from your skin and leaves your face feeling refreshed.  No irritations or over-drying which is great for my sensitive skin.  This product is vegetarian formulated so that it leaves your skin clean without stripping it of your vital oils.  The formulation is pH balanced and preserves your natural pH so your skin is left feeling soothed and nourished.  ZenMed states that this is a product that is ideal for Rosacea sufferers.  I love how soft my skin feels but it is left hydrated and clean when I’m done cleansing with this product.

Retail:  $22

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ZenMed’s Anti-Redness Mask is next on the list.  This is a pretty cool product because ZenMed says that this is ideal for minimizing the after-effects of a sunburn since it contains Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel.  The Anti-Redness mask has a very effective anti-inflammatory agent included called Willow Bark Extract.  The ingredient has long been know to provide anti-irritant and anti-redness effects to sensitive skin.  It’s soothing and non-comedogenic using Green Tea and Cucumber to offer a quick solution for getting redness out of the skin and fast.  This product can even be used on sensitive areas like eyelids to help calm the skin.

I have been enjoying all of the products I’ve tried, but the Anti-Redness Mask still intrigues me.  When you use it, your skin feels immediately cooled and calm.  I find that this is one of my favorites for soothing my dry skin from the colder months.  I noticed that the redness around my nose and on my cheeks are not there as much as they normally would be.

Retail:  $29.95

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Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 – Well, I honestly wasn’t sure if I would like this product once I squeezed it out of the tube.  Here’s the deal, when something says “lightweight and sheer formula”, I kind of expect it to be as such.  But squeezing it out of the tube, it seemed to be a bit thick.  But, I was relieved when it smoothed onto my skin quickly and felt like it was lightweight on.  Looks can be deceiving (that’s for sure).  This product is lightweight and sheer on the face.  It’s oil-free with an SPF of 30 which is awesome, but it does leave your skin looking a bit dewy.  But, that didn’t bother me one bit, since I really liked that it was gentle on my skin and super easy to apply.  This cream absorbs quickly which I love so it’s also recommended for use under concealers or foundations (which I don’t really use).  I love that I can use it on its own.  I LOVE that it has sunscreen in it so it’s great for days like today when I need to run out of the house.

Like other products I’ve tried from ZenMed, this moisturizer has Green Tea and Certified Organic Aloe Vera which helps to calm the skin and moisturize.

Retail: $24.95

For those interested in the type of sunscreen formulated into this product – here are the Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 1.5%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Oxybenzone 5.5%., Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Green Tea Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Methyl Gluceth-20, C15-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Phosphate, Vitamins A, B5, D, & E, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Allantoin, TEA-Carbomer, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin

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The Organic Cream Exfoliator is free of parabens, abrasive particles, soap, oil and animal testing.  This product was formulated and created to help oxygenate and revive the most sensitive skin types.  This exfoliator utilizes rounded jojoba microspheres that work to help scrub and get rid of the surface of dead skin cell build-up while allowing for maximum penetration of your skin serums and moisturizers.  It helps to visibly smooth and refine your skin’s texture.

I am very picky about the type of exfoliators I use and I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this one.  The product is very creamy based but as you work it onto the skin, the jojoba microspheres massage and exfoliate the skin.  This product can be used daily, though I only use it on my face once a week because while it’s gentle, I think it’s too much for me to use more than that.  After the first use, I noticed my skin was definitely softer and smoother and I noticed a big difference in the texture of my skin after using it the last month.

Retail:   $34

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Overall, I continue to use the  ZenMed products I was sent to try as a part of my skincare regimen.  I use it in combination with other products from other brands that I love and enjoy.  The Skin Support products for Dry Skin have been a great addition to my skincare routine and while they aren’t particularly drugstore priced, they are reasonable in cost and fairly affordable in comparison to other products I’ve tried before.

I’m not quite sure yet if I will be continuing the use of these products once I run out of my current stash, but I definitely have some favorites.  The Anti-Redness Mask and Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 have been some of my go-tos lately, so I may continue using them.  I also hope to purchase the Support Serum and Nutrient Boost Spray to try out for myself, so if I do – I’ll be sure to share my thoughts with all of you.

Have you heard of ZenMed before?  If so, comment below and tell me what you think.  If not, are there any products I’ve tried that you may be interested in?

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I know you hear it time and time again, but when it comes to skin care, I  truly enjoy trying out new products and giving them a test.  I tend to however, have so many skin care on hand at any given moment, that testing them out and ensuring they work with the current skin care products I use can be a lengthy process.  Sometimes I’ll go months trying out a product before it actually gets mentioned here for a full review.  This is the case with TriDerma and the products I have tried from this line.  I have had these babies in my possession now for months and I’m finally getting around to talking about them.  It’s a skin care brand I thought would be worth mentioning and one I’m really enjoying… furthermore, it’s affordable.  Let’s get chatting about it, shall we?

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Prior to getting TriDerma to try, I had not heard of the brand before so I was excited to give it a try.  I received three products from TriDerma to test out – Pore Reducing Anti-Aging Serum, Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Cream and the Light and Delicate Sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF.  Let’s chit chat about each one and what they offer and then I’ll share with you my thoughts on each product.

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TriDerma Pore Reducing Anti-Age Serum ($24.99 – 1 oz.) is not only an affordable skin care product, it’s medical strength.  This creamy serum is unique and also works as a skin primer, but it does more than just “fill in” pores – it helps reduce the appearance of pores to give you a more confident complexion.  If you are someone with oily skin, you may really enjoy this because it helps to control excess oil throughout the day to leave your skin looking and feeling silky soft.

There are no harsh chemicals, peels or procedures required to get results from this product.  The TriDerma exclusive RefinaPore helps to change the look of pores and offers a dual action formula to help hide imperfections and continues to improve the appearance of large pores.  Better yet, it provides the results I was looking for without causing my skin to be irritated, my Eczema to flare up and I enjoyed this product a lot.

This product features AP4 (Aloe Vera Complex) which is a proprietary botanical complex that naturally contains more than 200 healing properties to help reduce swelling, fight bacteria and soothe pain.  RefinaPore helps to smooth and reduce the appearance of pores.  It’s non-greasy, fragrance free, cortisone free and paraben free.  It helps to soften and refine the texture of skin while visibly reducing the appearance of pores and helping to absorb and control oil without drying out my already sensitive and dry skin.

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbadensis (AP4® genuine virgin organic aloe vera) leaf extract, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, botansil, silica, ejitsu rose (rosa multiflora fruit extract), refinapore™, lysophosphatidic acid, lecithin, lysolecithin, dimethicone, isoprene glycol, phenoxyethanol

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TriDerma Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Cream ($24.99 – 1 oz.) is a medical strength anti-aging complex that provides results like those from a dermatologist without the cost.  Unlike Hydroquinone, Retin A or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, this fast-acting formula helps to erase the look of brown posts, age spots, and acne scars while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It offers more lightening power.  No Hydroquinone makes this safe to use morning and night and is ideal for the face, neck, hands and decollete.

This product has a light weight, non-greasy formula and applies easily.  I love that it contains the AP4 Aloe Vera Complex as well and is rich in anti-oxidants, anti-irritants and five specialized brightening ingredients to help work to resurface skin naturally.  Cell turnover is encouraged without harsh chemicals, peels or procedures, leaving my skin feeling smoother and brighter as well as more refined.  This product       seems to work after using it as long as I have and while it doesn’t have irritants in the formulation, I still have to be careful with how much I use it, since my sensitive skin hates me.  Regardless though, I’ve been able to include it consistently in my skin care routine and taper as I see fit to make it work.  If you are looking for a non-sticky formula that soaks into the skin quickly, I think you’ll enjoy this one.

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbadensis (AP4® genuine virgin organic aloe vera) leaf extract, aleurites moluccana seed oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, dimethicone, linoleic acid, glycine soja (soybean), phospholipids, cetearyl methicone, glycereth-26, isopentyidiol, algae extract, mugwort (artemisia vulgaris) extract, urea, glucosamine hcl, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, bv-osc (ascorbate), behenyl alcohol, pelvetia canaliculata extract, albatin, ergothioneine, ascophyllum nodosum extract, ethylhexyl palmitate, lecithin, netwax age/bca, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, fragrance

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TriDerma Light & Delicate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 PA +++ ($19.00 – 1.7 oz) is a maximum protection sunscreen with a wonderful light weight formula.  This Sunscreen has a Broad Spectrum SPF 15 PA +++ that offers maximum UVA/UVB protection with essential antioxidants.  It helps to protect against unwanted signs of aging due to harmful sun exposure and can be used daily as a moisturizer for face and body to keep skin looking healthy.

This product also features the AP4 Aloe Vera Complex of proprietary botanical complex that naturally contains more than 200 healing properties to help reduce swelling, fight bacteria and soothe pain.  It also includes Vitamins B & E to help sooth and heal irritated skin.  It’s a non-greasy formula that is fragrance free and it literally is becoming one of my favorites.

I love Tatcha Pore Perfecting Sunscreen, it’s one of my favorites and holy grail products, but after a while, I can only afford it when I save my pennies.  This sunscreen from TriDerma has become my dupe and replacement for the one from Tatcha.  It feels wonderful on the skin, unlike most facial sunscreens and blends into my skin easily and quickly.  I love that I can enjoy some extra moisture while still protecting my skin from the harmful sun rays.  At the price point, this product is reasonable and I love that I can use it daily without any worry of flash back or funky white cast in my photos (I haven’t seen any yet).








Purpose: Sunscreen

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbandensis (aloe) leaf juice, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, glycerin, diisopropyl sebacate, glyceryl stearate, potassium cetyl phosphate, cetyl alcohol, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, populus tremuloides bark extract, alaria esculenta extract, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, panthenol (vitamin B5), sodium hyaluronate, gluconolactone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tocopherol (vitamin E), betaine, sodium phytate, potassium sorbate, behenyl alcohol, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethyhexyglycerin

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TriDerma products are Cruelty Free and made with Certified Organic Aloe.  Since I suffer from various skin irritations, including sensitive skin, Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis, I’m always leery and worried about different skin care products.  Many of TriDerma skin care products are specifically formulated for sensitive skin making it an ideal brand for me to use.  TriDerma products do not contain damaging chemicals like Parabens, cortisones, steroids, fragrances and dyes.  I love that TriDerma has been in business for more than 24 years and founded and owned by a woman.  I’m loving the skin care line or shall I say the products I’ve been using and I look forward to trying more.  I especially enjoy the fact that they are available at a variety of stores including KMart, Walmart, Target and select CVS stores.  You can also purchase online at: http://www.triderma.com

I’m impressed with each product I have tried and I especially love the sunscreen.  I think it’s worth checking out for sure.  This is a line I’m looking forward to checking out more of and I’m looking forward to trying more products from the line to share with all of you.  When you have sensitive skin, it’s hard to find anything that not only works, but offers quality for a great price.  Have you heard about TriDerma before and if so, have you tried any of the products or have any on your sites that you want to check out?

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It’s no secret that I am a huge skin care lover and will covet anything that will offer my skin much needed hydration and anti-aging capabilities.  Since I have very sensitive, Eczema prone skin, it is important for me to find skin care products that are not only effective in what I need them for but also gentle to my skin or else it will freak out.  Recently I was sent the Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel to give a go and try out and while it’s been years since I have used anything from the Shiseido line, I was excited to give this a run because it was a skin care line I did enjoy when I used it.

Greatness For Skin In a Little Jar - Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel

The Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel (Net wt. 30 ml / 1oz.) retails for $38.00 and comes in a really cool looking pot (jar) that matches the overall feel and look of the Ibuki line from Shiseido.  I’m not a huge fan of moisturizers or face products that come in a jar because they can get a bit messy, but since this is a gel – I can understand the cause behind it.  The gel can clog the pump from a traditional dispenser, so I can see the reasoning there.  To keep from germies and contamination, I use a makeup / beauty spatula to take out product and it is either disposable or sanitized after use.   Overall – the packaging is gorgeous however and offers such a chic and sophisticated look as does the products from Shiseido offer.

Corrects:  Roughness, Visible Pores, Breakouts and Blemish Marks.

The gel is an interesting one.  It looks like a sea foam green  reminds me of something that I would expect to have a cucumber scent, but I couldn’t detect much of a scent from the gel.  The consistency of it feels firmer than I had expected and reminds me of the slime/ooze that I would buy for my sons.  While it feels like that, it still has a light texture and feel and smooths onto my skin very easily.  The gel absorbs pretty quickly onto my skin, leaving my face feeling quenched some and I didn’t notice any sticky residue – which is a huge plus.  Once the product was applied, I noticed it not only went on easily but I didn’t even realize it was there once it dried.

Greatness For Skin In a Little Jar - Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel

Since I have dry skin and my skin is Eczema prone, I’m always very careful with how products are and test them in small areas prior to using them all over my face.  I was very amazed with how well this moisturized my skin while using it on its own and then with my favorite skin care products.  Since this product is for all skin types, I was a bit worried that it would be too drying for me since my face especially needs lots of moisture.  This light weight gel includes an exclusive PhytoTarget Complex that enhances the skin’s natural moisture factors to help build the skin’s resistance to external stressors.  I don’t often use products that include salicylic acid because I don’t have very many breakouts and with my sensitive skin, it can cause my face to feel dry.  My skin was not only left hydrated and moisturized, but my skin felt so smooth and soft and I didn’t didn’t even notice it had salicylic acid in it.

“Formulated with PhytoTarget Complex and botanical extract Glycyrrhizin and Clycylglycine.  

Gentle yet effective formula for all skin times including sensitive.”

This gel is light weight (as stated above) and non-greasy, which is a huge plus.  I did have a small breakout while testing this product due to my monthly friend and I noticed that it cleared up very quickly, so I think it definitely helps to heal blemishes.  I didn’t notice any dry patches or spots and overall I really enjoy this product.  The cost is reasonable considering the amount you get in the product because I found that due to the texture of the gel, it smooths on well and a little of the product goes a long way.  I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good moisturizing product and love that it worked for my sensitive skin.  I know I’ll be repurchasing this product when I run out of mine.

So what about you?  Have you tried anything from the Shiseido Ibuki line or the Multi Solution Gel in particular?  If so – what are your thoughts?

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Over the last couple of years, I have been reading heavily about Paula’s Choice via trusted blogger friends and have had my eye on the brand since.  About two months ago, I took advantage of a sale that the site was having and purchased my first product – Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer, which I have been enjoying.  Recently, I was given the opportunity to try more from the brand and to say I’m impressed would be an understatement.

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It’s taken me several years to get my skin in check over the years.  With many changes to my cosmetic routine and a huge overhaul in my skin care I learned over the last two years what works for my sensitive, Eczema prone skin and what doesn’t.  While I have found many products that work wonders, I am beyond ecstatic to have found a brand that is my “ideal”.  As I mentioned previously, I had already fell in love with the Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer, so when I had the opportunity to have a skin care consultation with someone from Paula’s Choice and I got to try out more products from the line, I was not only amazed, but found a favorite.  The consultation lasted just a few short minutes, but in that time I learned that the original moisturizer I had from Paula’s Choice was a great selection for me it was nice to know that this service is available to me at anytime or available to anyone.  Since Paula’s Choice is committed to customer advocacy, education and helping people find the best products for their skin you can receive a FREE personal skincare consultation by calling 1-800-831-4088.

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I don’t really have breakouts, but being in my mid 30s, I feel like I tend to get hormonal breakouts especially during that dreaded time of the month.  Since I don’t use a specific acne treatment for these breakouts, it was definitely interesting to try something made for mild to moderate breakouts from Paula’s Choice.   The Clear Acne Kit includes:  Cleanser (177 mL/6 fl.oz.), Exfoliant (11 mL/4 fl.oz.) and Treatment (67 mL/2.25 fl.oz.).  The products in this kit are non-irritating and fragrance free.  But, since I have sensitive skin, I was advised to use start off using the products gradually, starting with the cleanser daily and the exfoliating solution and treatment about 2 times a week.  If my skin tolerated it well, I could increase the use of the other products four times a week.

Here’s what I did:

1.  I cleanse with CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser and started off using this product once a day.  This cleanser refreshes the skin without causing any dryness which is a plus for me with my Eczema prone skin.  It reduces red marks and prevents redness and also dissolves pore-clogging dirt which helps to leave your skin perfectly clean.

2.  Then I used the CLEAR Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution two times a week.  I applied this product like I would a toner to exfoliate the dead skin cells and to really clean out the pores.  I found after the first week, that I could not use this product more than once a week.

3.  Last is the CLEAR Daily Skin Clearing Treatment which I used to spot treat areas that were an issue or breakouts here and there.  A thin layer of the product takes you a long way and just a little is needed.  It dried out my little breakouts quickly and I love that I can pull this out during that time of the month when I may need it the most.

Since beginning the CLEAR Acne Kit Treatment, I have had to decrease how often I use the Exfoliating Solution and Skin Clearing Treatment due to my skin sensitivities.  Since I do not often have breakouts, I have been saving those for times when I do have a breakout or issue, but otherwise I have been using Pore Normalizing Cleanser as a part of my skincare regimen a few times a week.  In combination with the CLEAR system, I have been using the Skin Recovery line.

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The Skin Recovery products are perfect for normal, dry and very dry skin.  They are clinically proven to be non-irritating and are 100% fragrance free with no added dyes which makes them perfect to use on my very sensitive Eczema prone dry skin.  I have been loving these in combination with the CLEAR line and since the Replenishing Moisturizer has already been a favorite, it works well with the Acne line to keep my skin moisturized.

1.  I use the CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser as my daily cleanser or incorporate the cleanser I was already using from my personal skincare stash.

2.  For daily use I then incorporate the Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner which helps to hydrate my dry skin and calms my skin sensitivities.

3.  After cleansing and toning, I apply the Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum (which I LOVE).  I can use this product daily and it feels wonderful on my skin.  It helps to fight multiple signs of aging and has Retinol in it but has been a great additive to my skin care.

4.  I finish my skin care regimen with a moisturizer.  If part of my night routine, I use the Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer and if my day routine, I will use the Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

5.  As I mentioned above, if for any reason I have a breakout or a pimple, I will incorporate the CLEAR line Exfoliation Solution and Skin Clearing Treatment.

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With sensitive skin, it can be a struggle to find products that not only work, but will not cost you a pretty penny to use them.  I love that Paula’s Choice products are pretty affordable and easy on the pocket book.  You are getting luxury skincare products for a reasonable cost and these products work.  Paula’s Choice offers a 100% money back guarantee (within 60 days) and you can find products for everyone including those experiencing acne, rosacea, aging and pores.  There is a product available for anyone and I think it’s wonderful that Paula’s Choice does not do any animal testing.  My sensitive skin has been loving their products – with no dyes or fragrances, this brand has become the ideal skincare brand for me.

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I am a lover of sweet things… Vanilla, Sugar and soft floral scents.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a fan of scent called Dark Rum.  Over the course of the last few months, I have heard great things and raves about Malin + Goetz Dark Rum EDT (Eau De Toilette) and I was completely intrigued as to why… since I just couldn’t image what the hype was all about.  What could possibly be so exotic and sultry about this scent that it can be used for both Men and Women and some of my favorite celebrities love it so?  Well, after getting my hands on a bottle – I found out exactly what the hype was all about.

Malin and Goetz Dark Rum

Our Dark Rum EDT is synthesized for its natural, warm notes and general well being. Modern and dynamic, this formidable and long-lasting fragrance performs on its own or paired with the subtle freshness of our Synthesized Lotus Root, creating a unique sensory balance tailored to an individual or couple.

I am not a huge fan of fragrances that have musky or deep masculine notes so I didn’t expect to enjoy or like Dark Rum from Malin+Goetz at all.  After a spritz of it on my wrist and inhaling the scent, I was immediately intoxicated.  I was expecting to smell a deep dark and rich scent that I am not too fond of, but I was very impressed that my first whiff of the perfume was the complete opposite.  I don’t even know how to explain it.   If I had to actually put it into words I would explain it as… “a soft but sweet musk”.  But, here’s the interesting thing about this perfume or Eau De Toilette, it can be used for both Men and Women and the scent that shines when I’m wearing it seems to be completely different than that when on my husband.  When he wears this EDT, it has a masculine scent that compliments his chemistry makeup.  It smells sexy and I LOVE IT.

Check out the embedded video below for my thoughts on the perfume, or click here and watch it directly on YouTube.

When I use this perfume, I get SO MANY compliments.  I promise you, until you smell it – you will not understand what I am talking about.  I love to spritz a small amount of my Coach Love Perfume or Halloween and then spritz on my Dark Rum for a different, entrancing and unique fragrance.  Dark Rum EDT pairs nicely with some of my favorite, deeper or musky scents in my collection for a custom fit for my body chemistry that leaves me feeling empowered, sexy and beautiful.  Who says a fragrance can’t do that for a woman, or man?


Top notes of bergamot and plum, middle notes of rum and leather, dry down of amber, patchouli, and milk.



Malin+Goetz Dark Rum EDT

Now, if you know anything about me you will know my favorite scents… and I have just added Dark Rum to one of my go-to signature loves.  It’s a fairly steep price to pay for a bottle of perfume, so at $150 US – it will be a splurge item for me once I run out of the bottle I have, but… with 3.4fl.oz. / 100ml in product I’m sure it will last me, hopefully. lol The scent lasts through the day so carrying a large bottle with you to reapply is not necessary.  I especially love that the bottle/packaging is clean, simple and really allows the scent to speak for itself.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m a sucker for gorgeous packaging, but with this product, the smell speaks for itself.

Pair this Perfume with Malin+Goetz fresh, subtle synthesized lotus root for the perfect balance.


Malin and Goetz Dark Rum EDT

So now that you know my thoughts on this product, would you spend that kind of money on a scent that could render your completely intoxicated?  I’m definitely excited to test it out with other fragrances I have in my collection but so far – I am truly enjoying Dark Rum.

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