sedafrancejapanesequinceWhen a scent takes you away — literally transports you — it needs to be yours. It needs to come home with you. For many reasons, but most importantly, as a reminder of a moment in time.

This particular candle, Japanese Quince, by Seda France, is a piquant fragrance with aspects of rhubarb, passion fruit and white fleshed peach over a heart of white jasmine petals. This powerful and diffusive fragrance is a best seller for reason.

Every time I light my Japanese Quince candle, I will remember a wonderful family vacation spent in Hilton Head.

duftstarsawardSome people come into your life and you just know, that no matter what part of the world you reside, you will always stay connected. That's Ulrich Lang.

From New York to Germany, Ulrich Lang, fragrance designer extraordinaire, is forever up to something good. Recently, I got my hands on a bottle of his latest release, Lightscape. And let me tell you, this is a scent to turn your nose up at — in full attention! Nominated for the Duftstars, Lightscape explores the interplay between the bold freshness of galbanum and Sicilian lemon against the delicate refinement of violet leaves.

lightscapebyuliThis amazing fragrance can be worn by both men and women. In fact, my hubby and I have been fighting over it lately. It's citrusy, yet warm and settles beautifully. Top notes include: galbanum, lemon and violet leaves. Middle notes include: iris, rose, violet flower, cyclamen and cedarwood. And the base notes of musk, woods and creamy tonka bean add another layer of comforting warmth that is both subtle and sensuous.

Staying true to their roots in the art world, Lightscape's packaging is photographed by Amsterdam-based Elspeth Diederix, a visual artist who uses photography to register her sculptural ideas. Clean, dreamy, gorgeous.

The greatest aspect of this particular scent is its versatility. It's timeless and seasonless, and can be worn day into night.

Trust me, you'll want this on your man at all times. Well let's be honest, on you, too!

santamarianovellaI've fallen in love. Head over heels — to be exact — for a boutique I've never even visited in person.

How can that be?

In the eight months of searching for one of the sexiest scents I've ever laid my nose on, I was connected with Heather, store manager of Lafco New York. To my delight, my long journey across the country proved to be fruitful.

My fragrance savior, Heather, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. And she magically united me with one of my favorite Santa Maria Novella fragrances. My hero!

The entire boutique hosts an impressive selection of Santa Maria Novella products from fragrance to candles to skin care. An absolute must stop in for anyone living in or visiting New York. Located on 285 Lafayette Street, Lafco New York is open daily.

Do tell Heather I sent you! And enjoy the experience.

beachdaysHave you ever been transported to another place by the smell of something fantastic? For me, it's immediate with Beach Days.

Thanks to The Good Home Co., you can have the beach even when you're hundreds of miles away. I had forgotten how truly intoxicating this scent was until yesterday. I was pulling clothes for an upcoming TV shoot at one of my favorite local boutiques, Cottage Chic, and picked up this unbelievably yummy fabric softener.

This euphoric scent took me back many, many years ... when I first tried it (before kids). I can't remember why I stopped using it (... perhaps the cost). Now, I want everything in my house to smell like Beach Days. Mmmmmm!

cbyclivechristianI am a Clive Christian fragrance devotee. My favorite scent of all times is, none other than, No. 1. Of course I'd fall in love with the most expensive perfume in the world! It's sensually addicting.

Clive Christian has just released its newest fragrance of the collection, C. And it is hot! Rose and jasmine absolute meet violet and tuberose. However, you can't just get it anywhere. In fact, it's only available via pre-order at the moment. With top notes of bergamot, coriander seed, lie de vin, narcisse, geranium, mandarin, petitgrain and tagete; heart notes of tuberose, jasmine, rose, violet, osmanthus, ylang ylang, orange flower and cistus; and base notes of amber, vetiver, vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood and musk, it's sure to seduce the soul!

As with all Clive Christian fragrances, C comes in both a women's and men's version. Enjoyment had by all. Pre-order yours for $375 at Neiman Marcus. Happy smelling!