I have to say I am a big fan of vanilla. Whether it's ice cream, a latte or even home fragrances, vanilla is usually a shoe-in with me. Finding just the right vanilla scent can be difficult though. Some can be too powdery, some too cloyingly sweet - it's not always easy to find just the right one. Recently, however, I have come across what is, for me, "the perfect" vanilla!
Seda France's Vanille a la Française is their rendition of a classic French vanilla - but it is so much more than that! They have combined citrusy Mandarin orange and Meyer lemon with tropical notes of raw coconut, juicy pink guava and plantain leaf and then finished it off with tart cassis, vanilla sugar, tiare flower and yuzu zest. It is positively delicious and even comes in the signature Seda France Pagoda box making it perfect for gift giving as well. The fragrance is available in a few different candle sizes as well as a room mist and liquid hand soap. It is also reasonably priced with their Pagoda Candle version retailing for around $30 - what's not to love about that?!
If you are fortunate enough to live in Palm Beach County, you can swing by the Linen Closet and pick yours up. Linen Closet is one of my favorite local stores, specializing in fine linens and fabulous gifts, and they just happen to be having a "Sale into Spring Event" this Thursday, March 3rd from 11am-4pm. I will be there promoting "The Glamorous Gourmet" - sign up for updates and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a very nice bottle of wine. Hope to see you there!
So if you, too are a vanilla fan, please check out Seda France's Vanille a la Française - I'd love to hear what you think. I also just had to include this "vanilla-related" Far Side cartoon as well - it is one of my all time favorites!