Scent of a Woman {or a Man} & Mia Mariu Fragrance Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
All opinions are 100% my own. mia mariu magia


With Valentines Day just a few weeks away, it’s time to start highlighting some great gift new gift ideas! Whether you are going to be enjoying a special romantic dinner at home or date night out on the town, it’s no doubt each of you will be spending a little extra time getting ready. For her, maybe its a new dress or special piece of jewelry. For him, a new tie or dress shoes. One thing you both will be putting on that evening is a special fragrance. In fact your scent may be the main memory that is associated with this special date night.

Don’t believe me?? Allow me to insert my nerd- knowledge here ( also, I need  to prove those anatomy and physiology courses really weren’t a waste of time after all.) : The biology behind this is due to the olfactory bulb having intimate access to the amygdala (almond-shaped mass of nuclei located deep within the temporal lobe of the brain) , which processes emotion, and the hippocampus, which is responsible for associative learning. In short, this is why when we smell chlorine we immediately think of long summer days by the pool, when we think of our grandmother we can practically smell her “signature scent”, and the reason you will always remember who you were dancing with at prom when you smell a certain fragrance.

Mía Mariú’s New Fragrance Collection

Mía Mariú understands the important role fragrances play in making memories.  They have created a new fragrance line for men women and men. Their 3 new fragrences are :

  • mm caoba EDT 1.7 oz for Men “sophisticated, passionate, romantic….real sexy confidence”This rugged, refreshing, strong and sensual fragrance has top notes of citron tonic, violet leaf, dew grass; middle notes are red saffron, crushed nutmeg and fresh vetiver; base notes are creamy sandalwood, vanilla absolute and vintage suede. Caoba’s modern smooth scent creates mystery and sexy confidence.
  • mm magia EDT 1.7 oz for Women “enchanting, flirty, sensual…deliciously unforgettable” This deliciously flirtatious fragrance invigorates the senses, creates a mood and sets the scene for unforgettable fun, romance and pleasure. With a medley of juicy strawberry, mandarin, peach and pear that play sweetly atop dewy blooms of jasmine, plum, magnolia and flirty frangipani; makes the perfect playmate and ideal soul mate for smooth and sensual base notes of rich vanilla, musk, tonka bean and warm and enchanting golden amber.
  • mm acqua EDT 1.7 oz for Men “rebellious, irresistible, seductive…pure masculinity” This clean, cool and refreshing fragrance offers a sophisticated scent with its unique blend of exotic ingredients. Acqua leaves skin aromatically scented with top notes of sliced ginger, star ruby grapefruit and white pepper, middle notes of warm nutmeg, Egyptian jasmine and skin musk while balancing perfectly with bottom notes of Texas white cedar, Haitian vetiver and Bois de Encens. Acqua embodies the essence of masculinity.

Mía Mariú graciously allowed me to pick a full size fragrance from the new line and review it. I was a little skeptical about trying to pick a fragrance without being able to try it first  but I chose the one that sounded most like me, the mm magia. I was blown away with how accurate the description was and even more impressed with the product. It was perfect, not overwhelming just very pleasant and it lasted throughout the day.

It was also great to change-up what I typically wear and see the reactions from my family. My husband noticed immediately, with head turned ” Are you wearing a new perfume? I like it!” If it gets a head turn from the husband, I’m in!  My daughter asks to borrow it often. I think I’ll be ordering her own bottle soon. Mía Mariú wants you to have a new scent for your next special occasion too. They have offered to giveaway a full size mm fragrance and the winner will be able to choose their mm fragrance! Enter below for several chances to win!
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Best Fall Find. Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

Seriously. Do this now. It will take less than 10 minutes. You can thank me later.

I just stumbled upon possibly the best fall find yet. In my own kitchen. For practically free.

You can do this too. Amazing. (when I get this excited, I apparently only speak in short sentences. Who knew?!)

body scrub

Quick backstory: During one of my busiest weeks, aka THIS WEEK,  a good friend of mine posted she was participating in a sugar cleanse. I thought “I am trying to be more healthy and could also benefit from eliminating sugar from my life for a bit. I’ll do it too.”  Enter my dilemma: I had not consulted my calendar when agreeing to this and yet I had mentally given my word.  I guess I like a challenge.  Also, I am trying to make my health a priority not just when its convenient. Or when its fall and pumpkin lattes are EVERYWHERE!!!

Bringing us to this point, I miss pumpkin flavored anything today. I will remain strong. I gave my mental word. Yet….. I have an excess of sugar in my kitchen. Dilemma…….. Solution: Pumpkin Sugar Body Scrub. Dare I say, Brilliance. Not to mention my hands are now softer than a day at the spa and I spent zero dollars.

3 ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil ( you can use olive oil, almond oil, probably even baby oil. We just mainly use coconut oil at our house)
  • 1.5 tsp -ish pumpkin extract ( I probably used a little more because I was craving pumpkin today and wanted it to be a little stronger)

That’s it. Mix and store in a sealed container.

I have the softest hands ever and it solved my pumpkin issue. I didn’t eat it of course . (Yes, I did briefly consider tasting it. Sugar is addicting people. Stay off the stuff.) They say half your cravings are influenced by smell.  This was perfect. You could double the recipe package it in small jars with a pretty label and it would make a great fall gift.  Enjoy!