July 2007 saw another new addition to our little family. GiGi had a
sister that I had been unable to capture. She finally allowed me
to approach her with food. She has a hurt leg and will be going
to the vet with GiGi Tuesday. We named her Sabrina.
She was almost half the size of GiGi.
Pictures taken 7-21-07
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****Acai Berry - The acai berry has a unique tropical berry taste, and grows in the Amazon rainforest on acai palm trees. It is known for its high levels of antioxidants, and is becoming quite popular around the world for its health benefits. The top notes of this scent are acai berries, the mid notes are cherry, plum, and violet petals, and the base notes are woods.
NEW!!! Acorns & Black Oak -This fragrance is a melange of oakwood, amber, and vanilla beans. Nutmeg and sandalwood are blended with herbal lavender, sweet orange, and crushed green acorns to create a fragrance that is luxuriously smooth with a silken finish that is warm, complex, and masculine.
Adirondack - This is a warm and inviting fragrance reminiscent of a cabin stay in the mountains. Fragrant hard woods, subtle spices, and a mossy bottom make Adirondack a phenomenal scent for men. Adirondack is invigorating, smooth, and at the same time comforting with it's woody notes.
****Aloe & Yucca - Aloe & Yucca is a fresh, herbal-floral accord. A crisp, watery green aloe vera combines with the soft, powdery floral of night-fragrant yucca to create an inviting unisex fragrance that will trasport you on a warm twilight breeze.
****Baby Grace - This version of the Bath and Bodyworks scent is beautifully clean and fresh; this soft and gentle Philosophy type will give you a sense of calm with its florals and soft white musks.
****Bamboo Zen Tea - Lotus flowers augment the green echo of bamboo and jasmine tea, mixing fragrance of the earth, magnificence of mountains and rivers, moisture of rain and dew with late afternoon sunshine. A slower pace in a quieter, serene space where one is comforted being with exotic flowers and the green grass that reaches for the heavens. Bamboo Zen Tea is a lovely combination of bamboo, green tea, orchids, camellia, with subtle notes of watercress, vetiver, and cedar that add complexity and clarity to the overall fragrance.
Big Sur - This is a stunning northern boreal forest fragrance, reminiscent of the popular mountain region in central California. A warm, herbacous and woody accord combining notes of clean cedarwood, majestic redwoods, and earthy oakmoss. Energizing eucalyptus haromonize with herbal clary sage and spicy coriander. The bottom notes are complimented with a base of baltic amber and musk.
NEW!!!! Birchwood Oud - This is a complex mix of wild cypress, ozone, makrut lime, sea salt, oud, elemi, leather, amber, ocean moss, and frankincense.
****Blackberry Blossom - The scent of juicy blackberries and bright citrus perfectly blended with fresh herbs creates this spicy and sparkling combination. The top notes are blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, and blood orange, the mid notes are pineapple, apple, pear, sage, and basil, and the base notes are bamboo leaves, lily, jasmine, and clove.
NEW!!!! Black Raspberry - Immerse your senses in this wonderful aroma and experience the fusion of juicy ripe raspberry enveloped in rich, luxurious vanilla. Compare this to Bath & Body Works Black Raspberry Vanilla. I certainly can't think of a better combination than fresh berries and exotic vanilla.
NEW!!!! Blue Chamomile - A sharply herbaceous scent with the natural fragrance of expensive Blue Chamomile essential oil, creating an affordably priced alternative. Blue Chamomile is also known as Moroccan or German Chamomile, and is so high in chamazulene that the precious essential oil produced from its small daisy-like florets are a vivid and deep azure blue. Coumarin, tonka, and light apple blossom notes blend with the hay-like underpinnings of this complex herbal fragrance.
New!!!! Bonsai - A complex and sophisticated 'zen' fragrance consisting of citrus lime and pine on a background of cedarwood with the barest hint of light floral on the dry down. A refreshing unisex scent.
****Books Abound - This scent captures the aroma of an old library in a bottle. Not that new bookstore smell, but the special collection library where you can find old first editions and you can just imagine sitting down for a intimate chat with great authors of the past. Breathe deep and let the accord of old books wrap around you. If you can, you might be able to pick up hints of Italian bergamot, cashmere, patchouli, vetiver, cedar wood, musk, and even old leather.
New!!!!! Bourbon Vanilla - The richness of sweet creamy Madagascar Vanilla extracted with a smooth essence of aged Bourbon, makes for a delicious, comforting fragrance. Warm and inviting, playful yet relaxing, this exquisite gourmet Bourbon Vanilla fragrance lifts the spirits with it's aroma.
Breathe - This is a refreshing essential oil blend of eucalyptus, spearmint, and peppermint that may help to clear your head.
Eucalyptus oil comes from the eucalyptus tree, native to Australia. It has a powerful scent that is easily recognizable, and as an essential oil, it may be used as an antiseptic, may be antispasmodic, and may have the ability to enhance concentration. It also may have cooling properties, which give it deodorizing characteristics. This cooling capability may also help with muscle aches and pains.
Peppermint grows in all parts of the world and has smooth and often purple leaves and purple labiate flowers. It is widely used in soap-making due to its aromatic and antimicrobial nature as well as its toning properties. It is also a drying herb and is not recommended for dry or flaky skin conditions.
Spearmint is a native of the Mediterranean area. A hardy perennial herb, spearmint reaches about 3 feet in height. It has characteristic lance-shaped leaves with pink or lilac-colored flowers. Its history of use dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who revered spearmint oil for its wellness benefits, such as sparking inspiration and providing mental clarity, instilling feelings of calm and relaxation, and clearing and awakening the senses.
Bug-Be-Gone - An essential oil blend of citronella, lavender, catnip, tea tree and black pepper. When you're going to be spending time outside during spring and summer, use Bug-Be-Gone!
NEW!!!! Cherokee Princess - Cherokee Princess is a crisp blend of airy ozone with a fern fougere and semi-sweet dry floral finishes for a true Southern Pink Dogwood fragrance. Underscoring and anchoring Cherokee Princess is a hint of guiacwood and wisps of light transparent musk. It is the perfect 'non-floral' floral.
NEW!!!! Cherry Almondine - Cherry Almondine is a sweet and sentimental blend of juicy, ripe cherries and nutty almonds conjuring up fond memories of Jergen's lotion. An old favorite with added sass, Cherry Almondine is a succulent blend, delightfully clean and refreshing.
Clean Freak - A scent that smells fresh and clean. Top notes of icy ozone, orange zest, and frosted bergamot are softened with a heart of sheer jasmine, cotton blooms and white eucalyptus. A base of Texan cedarwood and white musk finish off this clean scent.
Coconut Milk - Nature's milk blended with shaved ripe coconut, creamy vanilla and white musk.
****Coconut Rice Milk - Inspired by the sticky, sweet, slightly spicy Thai dessert, this irresistible fragrance blends Thai spices with creamy coconut milk, sugar cane, honey and vanilla.
Cucumber Melon - You may have tried many different Cucumber Melon fragrances and have just not been happy. Maybe they did not have enough melon or not enough cucumber or maybe they were just not refreshing! Today you can try the best! A perfect blend on melons and cucumber with incredible results.
NEW!!!! Fierce - Inspired by Abercrombie's popular cologne, this fragrance features a fresh citrus top note with a lemon-lime character and a French lavender accord to open the fragrance. These notes lead to a woody amber complex in the body of the fragrance with a strong agar wood character. The woody notes transcend into the base note and combine with a white musk accord.
Frankincense, Myrrh, & Gold - Frankincense, Myrrh & Gold were the precious gifts brought to the Christ child centuries ago by the three Magi. Frankincense and myrrh, like their counterpart gold, were fairly rare and expensive. Besides their monetary value, both substances have symbolic and practical value even today. Frankincense and Myrrh are aromatic resions that were traditionally blended with aromatic spices and herbs to create a fragrant incense. The waftings of incense have been used in temples of many religions for centuries. Our version of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Gold has the traditional resinous depth without being too sweet or too perfumy, and is anchored with hints of exotic spices and a soft powdery bottom.
Fresh- This fragrance is earthy, zingy, and fresh, cooling and clean. Eucalyptus and mint oils have long been paired together in essential oil books.
NEW!!!! Frosted Birch & Juniper - Notes on a cool breeze of crisp winter air and blue juniper brush past a snowy field of frosted silver birch.
****Fuzzy Navel - A combination of peach fragrance oil and tangerine essential oil.
NEW!!! Hidden Moutain Temple - Hidden Mountain Temple is a sacred blend of frankincense, sandalwood, amber, and vetiver. Inspired by the Pacifica "Tibetan Mountain Temple" candle aroma, this is in our opinion even better. This amazing fragrance starts off with aromatic wafts of frankincense and vetiver, followed by the deep resinous notes of amber and sandalwood. At the very bottom you discover a hint of sweet tonka, making a smooth and creamy finish.
Honeysuckle - A realistic representation of the traditional and well-loved floral with a heavy, lingering scent, there's nothing quite like the smell of honeysuckle!
****Honeysuckle Peach - This fragrance is the combination of sweet honeysuckle and tart peach.
****Jacob's Desire - A warm blend of mandarin and pepper with cypress, ebony wood, leather, amber and musk.
****Just Peachy - This peach fragrance is sweet and tangy, complex and very refreshing, in my opinion better than most peach fragrances.
NEW!!!! Lavender Dream - A blend of lavender, orange and patchouli essential oils.
Lilac - This sweet floral smells like true lilacs in full bloom.
New!!!! Masculine Musk - a mysterious blend of oakmoss, vetiver, musk, and a touch of patchouli. How much more masculine can you get? Masculine Musk opens up with the darker musk notes hitting your full force, then you slowly gather in the scent of the vetiver and oakmoss. The patchouli is subtle, just perfectly blended to complement the oakmoss and keep it from becoming sweet, and it actually softens the sharper vetiver.
Nag Champa - This fragrance has the aroma of incense, patchouli, sandalwood, and dragon's blood working together to create this wonderful scent.
****O'Ceallaigh - O'Ceallaigh (pronounced O'Kelly) is an opulent, sharp and elegant fragrance with a unique blend of floral, green and woody notes that create an overall sporty, masculine aroma. This spectacular fragrance exudes charisma and energy. Top notes of sandalwood, ambergris and violet leaves round out a middle of lemon verbena and iris, and establish the base for O'Ceallaigh. Subtle nuances of a crisp oakmoss finish off the bottom of this fresh, green unisex fragrance. O'Ceallaigh is our version of the popular Creed brand Green Tweed fragrance.
****Old Spice Fresh - Be engulfed by the freshness of our masculine Old Spice Fresh. Bursting notes of orange, lime, lily of the valley, and mint rounded out with an earthy patchouli, mossy, and musky base.
****Old Spice Pure Sport - Clean, masculine, and earthy with hints of citrus.
****Old West - What is the Old West? It is a fantastic blend of fragrant firewood, dry brush, saddle leather and a hint of tobacco. You can bring the wild, wild west back to life. This scent is amazing; it really makes one think of black and white hats, leather boots, and striking cowboys. Truly a noteworthy fragrance.
NEW!!!! Rainforest - This scent is a rich, fragrant Amazon teakwood complimented with nuances of a soft, powdery floral oriental accord, having a lingering dry down of mossy amber notes underscored with the rustic notes of sandalwood and acacia wood.
****Rain Orchid - This fantastically fresh scent reminds one of a drizzling rain on an early summer morning when the flowers have begun to bloom. Rain Orchid is the perfect combination of floral and ozone. If you are looking for something subtly fresh, then breathe deep and enjoy the clean scent of Rain Orchid!
New!!!! Raspberry Patchouli - Raspberry Patchouli is an updated blend of East Indian Patchouli brightened with a sparkling raspberry note, and rounded out with the addition of citrus. It's a unique blend of tart, tangy raspberry with an underpinning of gentle, dusky patchouli note. The dirt notes often associtaed with a single note of patchouli have been removed, leaving the softer, woody elements. The Raspberry is tangy with a sweetness that subdues and compliments the patchouli in the best way possible.
****Red Santal - Red Santal is a rich, heavy sandalwood fragrance oil that is an excellent alternative to real sandalwood essential oil. Sandalwood trees are very endangered due to over harvesting and consumer demands for their precious essential oil and fragrant wood. The deep woody notes of Red Santal are prominent and have a lingering powdery bottom.
****Rose - The scent of roses returns us to an era when antique roses were luminous, voluptuous, and grew with wild abandon. Quartered cups full of rumpled tissue-paper-petals exude intoxicating scent, perfuming the entire garden. Exotic, romantic... Opulent silken petals with a very fine pure damask rose fragrance were the inspiration of artists, poets and lovers the world over. This fragrance combines spicy sweet scent with whispers of apple, and myrrh classic to Damask roses. Faint hints of orris, peppery notes, sun drenched dew and air complete this true to life antique Damask rose fragrance.
NEW!!!! Rosemary Mint Twist - A blend of rosemary, peppermint and spearmint essential oils.
NEW!!! Sea Air Sandalwood - velvety balsam sandalwood softened with smooth amyris, hints of cardamom, exotic ylang ylang and rosewood, finished with the scent of warm ocean breezes. Imagine the Arabian coastline: exotic sandalwoods and soft, warm ocean breezes.
NEW!!! Strawberry Musk - Strawberry Musk is a blend of fresh sweet berries and musk, and is incredible, intense, neither complex nor sophisticated. Delightful, conjuring up memories of youthful summer days.
****Tassi Lavender - This is a fragrance oil rendition of the Tasmanian Lavender Essential Oil. A clean lavender scent with a very floral profile. While there are undertones of herbs and wood, the primary notes are sweet, soft florals. Fine lavender can be somewhat ozone-like in a clean sense, certainly not medicinal or camphoric. You may know these types of scents as flower garden duplications. A beautiful lavender scent.
****NEW!!!! Texas Cedar - This essential oil is derived from the wood of the Texas Cedarwood tree, and has a woodsy and smoky aroma. It has a sweet, soft, balsamic wood scent and belongs to the Juniper family.
****Vanilla - For those of you who love vanilla, this one will blow you away! It is very heavy and warm; very rich and creamy. This is the ultimate in vanilla! Sort of a yummy twist between Victorian Vanilla and Vanilla Bean on steroids!
Vanilla Cream - For years I've been wanting to find a vanilla fragrance that smells like high-quality cooking vanilla straight out of the bottle. Granted, there are many different types of vanilla fragrances, but they're all a little different, and none of them have a close similarity to the vanilla you cook with. When I smelled Vanilla Cream, I finally found the smell that I was looking for.
****Veldfire - Veldfire is spicy and fragrant, resplendent with smoky notes of vetiver grass and aromatic woods of cypress, chapparal, and sandalwood. Veldfire is softened with lovely nuances of sweet balsam and nutmeg. A surprising finish is the subtle hint of exhilarating floral tones of Zimbabwe coffee.