Perfume Review: Zents Oolong Eau de Toilette

The Zents Eau De Toilette Collection

This week I used the last of the sample scents from the Zents Eau de Toilette collection. I know there was a big break in the middle of testing the bag of samples so it seems as though I have been going very slowly through the collection. In truth there are ten scents in the collection and each has been given its own week of use.

Then of course came the summer where it was just too hot to wear any kind of scent at all. There were some days where the scent of my own shampoo was just too much scent for me. It is something about the heat. I think that the heat sort of intensifies all of the scents around it, so my nose is bombarded with an extra dose of all of the green growing things around me – as well as the not so great scents like baking asphalt and motor oil – that adding any scent on top, even if it is one i normally like, just gets to be overkill. Also the heat intensifies the scent of the perfume which isn’t always fabulous, even if I like the scent of it to begin with.

So I took the summer off from scents and am now finally finishing up the collection. I have really enjoyed going through the collection. First because many of them have been absolutely fantastic. Second because each scent is part of a line of products. The Eau de toilette scent is repeated in Bath truffles, body lotions and other products. Going into this I was a routine user of the Mandarin Bath Truffles. I absolutely adored them. I also tried the shampoo from the Mandarin line and then the Eau de Toilette from the Mandarin line. While all of them have the same lovely orange scent to them, the intensity of the spice notes differ. In the shampoo you get a light mandarin scent that gently wafts around you. The spice notes are more of a hint taming the sweetness of the orange more than anything else. The spice notes are stronger in the bath truffle but still tamed into background notes. The Eau de Toilette is much more complex and the spice plays with the orange a bit more.

This seems to be the theme for the other products. The body products have the same profile as the Eau de Toilettes but they are less complex in profile. They are more subtle with the named ingredient playing more of a starring role while everything else is a back up singer. With the scents it is less of a singer with back up dancers and more of power group singing in harmony. The products fit together in a line up, but they aren’t identical.

Personally I think it means that if you like the scent, you can use the bath truffle, the shampoo and the body lotion and then use the scent without going into overload. They play well together without becoming overpowering. And not having scents be overpowering is part of the way Zent’s was designed. The products were designed to smell great but not be overpowering to those who are sensitive to scent. As I have gone through this sample collection (which I highly recommend, by the way. With the ordering of the collection you receive a coupon for the price of the samples collection that you can put towards a full sized purchase so it is well worth picking up to try out. Plus it is always a good idea to live with a scent for at least a week before making a decision about it.) I have found several scents that I really like. Some that i woud prefer in the bath truffles rather than as a scent to wear on my pulse points, but a few that I want to add to my perfume collection.

But this isn’t about them. It is about the scent called Oolong.

Energizing & Sophisticated
lime blossom, lavender, oolong tea, petitgrain, bergamot

Sparked by the fusion of healing and art, ZENTS OOLONG Eau de Toilette becomes a potent potion as it reacts with your body’s natural chemistry. You are the artist, crafting a unique essence that invokes what is in your heart, inviting love, beauty, and joy, and drawing all of life’s most cherished gifts into the present moment. Apply OOLONG Eau de Toilette on pulse points and heart area. Your radiance and warmth will bring the scent to life and make it uniquely yours.

ZENTS OOLONG Eau de Toilette is pure perfection on its own. It is also fully compatible with other scents and products in the collection.

Create your signature blend by spraying each scent in the same spot on your wrist. Then, rub wrists together to blend.

Now I will be the first person to say that bergamot is not generally my scent. Usually I see it and I start backing away slowly. (My mom on the other hand runs towards it with open arms). In the Oolong the bergamot is mostly just a back note, which i am fine with. It isn’t the prominent scent.

As one might expect, the scent of black tea does come out in front. The lime blossom mixed with lavender follow right behind. The best way I can descript it is the scent of pouring out a hot cup of oolong tea while there is a large bouquet of flowers on the table next to your cup. Which I know sounds strange, but it is floral and sweet but mixed with the scent of black tea.

This is going to sound strange but it sort of reminds me a bit of my grandmother. It is not an ‘old lady scent’ by any stretch of the imagination. It actually smells quite fresh and young. But my grandmother used to slip lavender sachets in with her clothes so they always had a vaguely lavender scent. There were days where I’m pretty sure she existed on nothing but tea and always had a pot going and she was a big fan of bringing in cut flowers from the garden. Her flowers didn’t have the slightly citrusy lime note that this scent has, but the scent still reminds me of her.

I actually quite enjoyed wearing it this week.

During the day it was lovely. As with all of the Zents Eau de Toilettes the scent comes on strong at first and then fades back to a scent that is personal and really doesn’t travel out of your personal space. It stays at that personal level for most of the day. With the Oolong, as much as I enjoyed the memories it conjured, bu mid day, the bergamot started to push its way forward a bit too much for me. It was as though i was having a nice cup of black tea and when the level of the cup dropped low someone refilled it with Earl Gray. I know some people love the scent and if you do, that switch won’t bother you.

The Earl and I are not friends.

While I probably wouldn’t purchase this scent to wear. I think it would be absolutely lovely in a bath truffle. I think the Oolong and the lime blossom would come out in front and I would really enjoy soaking in that scent. I would probably also really like to use this as a body lotion. For me it was ending on the bergamot that got me. Everything else I really enjoyed.

Perfume Review: Zents

Oh my darlings, you know the weather has changed. Well, actually it has been yo-yoing, but the intense heat of summer has been broken. And you know what that means? I can go back to wearing perfume.

There is just something about the hot, humid and intense heat of our summer this year that just made me avoid all scents. I think I even leased towards les scented body washes. (Incidentally the Andalou Naturals body wash, very low scent and fantastic for the summer). But last week I actually found myself reaching for some perfume. Okay technically an Eau de Toilette, but it is still applied scent.

For me, that is the surest sign that Autumn has arrived.

Before the summer’s heat steered me away from scent, I was working my way through the Samples collection of Zent’s Scents. So I decided to finish up the bag before moving on to other perfume trials. There are only a couple of samples left to try. I know I’ve said it a million times, but I love sample collections of perfume.

Scent is such a personal thing that I almost never buy a full sized bottle without having worn a sample of the scent for at least a week. In general if I can wear a perfume every day for a week and still like it as much at the end of the week as I did at the beginning, then it is a product i can consider buying. Some scents I have tried I liked the first day but couldn’t take any more of by the third say. Others, I wasn’t so fond of at the beginning of the week, but fell in love with by the end of the trial.

With Zent’s Eau de Toilettes, there is the added perk of learning the scents that tie into the bath and body products. Zents does scent lines. So if you like the Mandarin scent for example then you can get it in a bath truffle, a hand lotion and even a shampoo. (I highly recommend the shampoo actually, it was fabulous. But so are the bath truffles actually). The scents vary from product to product. In general I have found that the Eau de toilettes are more complex in scent than the bath products.

I’m sure it is simply a much more concentrated product, but you get more nuances with scent from them. This past week I wore the scent called Ore. According to the product page…

Euphoric & Sexy
bay laurel, orris, ylang ylang, clove, black pepper

Sparked by the fusion of healing and art, ZENTS ORE Eau de Toilette becomes a potent potion as it reacts with your body’s natural chemistry. You are the artist, crafting a unique essence that invokes what is in your heart, inviting love, beauty, and joy, and drawing all of life’s most cherished gifts into the present moment. Apply ORE Eau de Toilette on pulse points and heart area. Your radiance and warmth will bring the scent to life and make it uniquely yours.

ZENTS ORE Eau de Toilette is pure perfection on its own. It is also fully compatible with other scents and products in the collection.

Create your signature blend by spraying each scent in the same spot on your wrist. Then, rub wrists together to blend.

I’ll be honest, at first, I didn’t think I was going to like this scent. I sprayed it on my wrist and thought, Okay that’s not really me. As the week passed, I ended up liking it more and more. It is a more masculine scent than I am used to wearing. I didn’t think I would like it because me and black pepper are not exactly the best of friends. However it isn’t the dominant scent. I get much more bay laurel and clove out of the scent.

While I started off thinking it was a bit on the masculine side, as the week wore on I just started to think of it as a warm and comforting scent. It started to make me think of hearty soups and stews made on cold days and of spice cookies. It doesn’t actually smell like cooking, but those scents just brought me back to that warm and comforting space that those kinds of winter hardy foods tend to produce. I will admit that a lot of my winter themed foods do use bay laurel and clove so it isn’t much of a surprise.

While it is a scent that I could easily see giving to my babydoll to wear, it is also one that I can wear as well. It is more of a unisex scent that leans slightly more masculine.

So I started off not really sure about the scent but at the end I liked it. I am not sure if I would buy this for myself or my babydoll, but it is a scent that I wouldn’t mind having around. It is one I could very quickly grow accustomed to.

As with all of the Zent’s Eau de toilettes that I tried, it sprays out fairly strong as though announcing it’s presence in a dramatic fashion. It then seems to be embarrassed by its own attempt to draw attention and fades back to a skin hugging scent. All of the Zent’s products are more personal in design. As I tend to wear perfumes for myself rather than anyone else, I like this. It is a scent you can get away with in an office as well as on a date. It won’t travel to the next cubicle and annoy those you work with (especially if you are social distancing) but this particular scent does skew to a little more after hours wear. While I don’t think it would be a problem to wear in the office, I would personally go with a date night use as it is a slightly sexier scent than I feel my work desk deserves.

Although maybe if I wore the sexier scent for the computer it wouldn’t cause me so many issues. But that is another story all together. For now, I rather liked this scent. It is on the slightly more masculine side of unisex but not too heavy for me to wear. I think that while I am still on the fence about the Eau de Toilette, I suspect that the Bath truffles in this Ore Scent from Zents are ones that my babydoll will adore. As I am stocking up on the bath truffles as we head into bath weather, I will be adding a couple to my list of products to order. The Eau de Toilette my be a later purchase.

Zents Mandarin Balancing Shampoo: Final thoughts

A while ago Zents very kindly scent to me this shampoo (along with conditioner) and I have been using it pretty much since it’s arrival. But now the bottle is alas empty. As I always go through more shampoo than I do conditioner (although I have never quite figured out how) I still have a week or so left on the conditioner. I plan to use it with a shampoo sample that didn’t arrive with a conditioner buddy.

And so we discuss the shampoo alone. This is the Mandarin balancing Shampoo. According to the Zents’ website…

Warming & Exotic
ginger, mandarin, cardamom, nutmeg, saffron, vanilla bean

Renewing color-safe, sulfate-free MANDARIN Shampoo uplifts and balances all hair types. Packed with moisturizing shea butter and lotus, nourishing MANDARIN Shampoo leaves hair soft, full, and beautifully luminous. Passionflower soothes and calms to support a healthy, flawless scalp. The gentle formula luxuriously cleanses without stripping hair or weighing it down, for maximum vibrancy, volume, and shine.

Before we look at those claims, I have to say a word about the scent of the shampoo. As the name implies, it has an orange scent. what I find interesting is that Zents has range of products in each of their scents. For example in addition to Mandarin Shampoo, there is also a Mandarin Bath truffle and a Mandarin Eau de Toilette. So you can get the same scent in multiple products. What I find interesting is that they aren’t the same in each product.

Compatible, yes. Identical, no.

With the Eau de Toilette much more of the warm spices come through in either of the bath products. The Bath truffle has more spicy elements than the shampoo (as well as fabulous epsom salts and shea butter – it is seriously wonderful to soak sore muscles in). The shampoo, I have to admit, smelled predominantly of oranges. It was clear that there was something mixed in to deepen it and tame the sweetness of orange, but the spices weren’t identifiable to my nose.

I think part of that is the subtlety of the scent. It is designed for people who are sensitive to scent. while it gives the lightly pleasant scent of orange it isn’t overpowering. It is a delicate whiff of scent that is gone even as the suds rinse out of your hair. I think that is part of the reason my nose mostly just picked up the orange. The scent was there and gone before I had time to react. If you are sensitive to scent, but still want a product that smells like something (rather than the neutral scented products) this might be something to look into.

But scent isn’t everything.

I have a lot of hair and it is rather thick. At the moment it is actually far longer than I usually have it. Mostly because just before the first quarantine, my salon closed shop and my stylist moved across country and before I could find a new one everything was shut down. By the time I felt comfortable looking for a salon again. the summer heat arrived. In the summertime, my hair spends about 90% of the time tied up on top of my head or (for variety) clipped up on the back of my head. I know, wild right?

Which is why I don’t get my hair cut in the summer, I generally go for fall and spring and let it grow out over the summer so it can all be bundled up without bits sliding out. Summer heat can knock the style right out of you.

The ends

However this is longer than I’ve been without a haircut and the longest my hair has been in a while. So the emphasis is on keeping it as healthy as possible until I can get to a stylist in the autumn. In this, the Zents’ Mandarin Shampoo has done a fantastic job.

It takes two pumps of product to wash my hair and the two pumps lather well. I had a head full of luxurious bubbles. What I really love about this shampoo is that it does not say, lather rinse repeat if you want a better clean. Id states in it’s usage, lather and let it sit for a minute do get deep down clean, then rinse it off. which sounds strangely logical when you think about it. The product works better if you give it time to work. Who knew?

It also really works.

Without using extra product.

Two things you really ought to know about me. First of all, I am rather frugal by nature. It isn’t that I mind spending the money, but I want to know i am getting good value for the money when I spend it. The second thing is that if something works well with my hair, I am willing to spend a little bit more. The Zents Mandarin Shampoo is pricey. There is no getting around that. However I started using this one bottle around April 14th. (That is the day I posted my first thoughts, so I probably used it the night before if you want to get technical). I used the last of the bottle last night, July 25th.

Because it takes just those two pumps and because you don’t just add more product when you want better results, it lasts. Which means that for me it was a great value for the money. It seriously felt like I was never going to get to the bottom of the bottle. (I should also point out I wash my hair with product twice a week, sometimes three. I have to rinse it every day, but I don’t use shampoo every day.)

I really like the way my hair looks and feels at the moment. It is clean and shiny, not weighed down and it feels great. I know I need to get the end cut as they look a little on the rough side, but you can see in the photo, there are no real split ends. They look as healthy as they possibly could. I am very impressed by it.

In the end I would have to say that the Zents is a splurge purchase, but definitely worth it. It is a product that I would definitely pick up again and use on my hair, especially if i wanted to treat myself. I am very sad that this bottle now has to go to the empties bin. At some point though, it will return.

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Ah…now that is a refreshing mask

There is no way not to look just a little bit crazy where wearing a face mask. I’ve accepted this. At least this Purlisse Match Green Tea and Lemon Detoxifying Charcoal Mask doesn’t make me look like I am ineptly attempting bank robbery. It is more of the pie in the face version.

I am quite surprised by the whipped cream look to the mask. With the word Charcoal in the title I thought for certain it would be black. Clearly I was mistaken.

This Purlisse Mask came in a subscription box this month (Birchbox I believe) and after applying one layer I can tell there is enough product left in the tube for two more applications. According to the Purlisse website this $35 mask will…

Detoxify, brighten, and clarify all in one step!

Purlisse

I know, a one sentence description. Technically I don’t think that’s even a full sentence. It is however short, sweet and to the point. And to be honest, Today I don’t feel like long drawn out descriptions. This week started off slow and steady and then got very stressful. To be honest, I was okay with what the oral surgeon had planned, but then they gave me three pages of worst case scenarios to read through. I know legally they have to cover themselves and I know I need to know what is going down before they start, but those were a dramatic and traumatic three pages. It is a back tooth so you can’t see it actually, it just affects me eating.

But it caused stress and as I will not be unwinding with a happy hour tonight as food is problematic and I really don’t think alcohol is a good idea, I made my friday masking time a little longer than usual.

I applied the mask using the masking brush. Mine is from Cosmedics and I do like the rounded edges, but really any silicone brush will work. Using the brush lets me use a little less product as I don’t have bunches stuck to my fingers that I have to wash off. So it lets me get the most out of this small tube.

As I mentioned before, I was not expecting the mask to be white because of the charcoal in the name. However it was. The mask has the consistency of a thick cream and a slight grittiness. I’m guessing those are the charcoal bits. They are very fine grained and when you rub a little bit of the mask between your fingers it feels like there might be a slight exfoliation going on but mostly it feels kind of like a sticky primer. It has that same, slight tacky feel to it.

The scent however is lovely. If you have ever had a bottle of the Lipton Iced tea green tea with lemon then you know what this smells like. This smells exactly the same. Which really shouldn’t come as a surprise as it is a Matcha Green Tea + Lemon face mask. I think I just expected it to smell more like skincare. The scent is very refreshing and the mask applied well.

Once the mask was on, I lit my candle (loving the La Playa Salted Blue Agave by the way – the fresh scent complemented the mask well) and lay back on the bed. Because I wanted something without words to I could just float away, I went with Vivaldi since it is light and frothy and seemed to suit both the mask and the candle.

When my fifteen minutes were over, I regretfully put the music aside and blew out the candle. The mask, while stiffer than when first applied, did not dry down hard and stiff like a clay mask. It stayed supple enough to allow facial movements. As I sometimes like to wear masks while working at my desk, I like to identify what masks I can wear at my desk and still, if necessary answer the phone, even if it is using the speaker function.

Instead of going to the small powder room I use for my skincare needs, I went to the full bathroom and went ahead and took a shower to wash off the mask, and wash my hair (still using the Zents Mandarin Shampoo and Water Conditioner – super fabulous and they continued the fresh theme. Even though I normally go with a hair mask on Saturdays, i decided today was the day i was going to need a little extra destressing time, so I used My ESPA Pink Hair and scalp Mud. It is the one that needs to sit in the hair for about 25 minutes.

I applied the mask,. cleaned out the shower/tub, ran a hot bath and dropped one of the Zents Mandarin Bath Truffles into the water. In addition to smelling absolutely yummy, they have both shea butter and epsom salts in them. My muscles were relaxed and my skin was softened.

More importantly, tension drained.

I did forget my I pod so there was no music, but I did spend quite a lot of soaking time contemplating one of those in shower speakers. I’m thinking that might be an upcoming purchase. We haven’t gotten around to upgrading the bathrooms yet so I am still kicking around ideas as to what i want to do when we do move into fixing up the bathrooms.

Regardless of future improvements, the face mask, hair mask and bath soak did wonders. (I washed out the hair mask at the appropriate time). It was a little longer than I usually take on a Friday. Usually I just have the fifteen minute masking time along with clean up and application time added in. Today I took a little over an hour as a relaxation time and I have to say I do feel much better because of it. It wasn’t over the top extravagant. i used items that I already had in the house, but just taking that little extra time to completely unwind did me a world of good.

I feel better both body and soul and I am confident that my afternoon will be much more productive because of it.

As for the mask, I really liked this Purlisse Match Green Tea and Lemon Detoxifying Charcoal mask. My face feels soft and clean and I am looking forward to using this mask again. It’s light fresh scent makes it a mask I will reach for more in the summer time months, but I think that there will definately be a full sized purchase in my near future.

But for now, it is back to work.

Today there will be no Happy Hour post because quite frankly my treat is going to be a bowl of the Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt from Greek Gods paired with plain bubble water via my soda stream. This will be paired with a couple of Ibuprofen. But oh that happy hour once this dental business is settled will be fantastic. For now though, it is back to work for me so i can slide into the weekend without leaving a load of paperwork behind. I hope the rest of your Friday is productive and that you have a wonderful weekend.

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Perfume Review: Petal Eau de Toilette by Zents

As some of you might recall, I am slowly working my way through the Samples Collection of Eau De Toilettes from the brand Zents. They very kindly gifted it to me for the purpose of review. In general I adore Sample sets. Perfumes and Eau de Toilettes can be so subjective. What sounds good on paper or even smells fantastic when someone else is wearing it, can, when applied to your own wrist, smell nothing like you thought it would. Sometimes the adjustment is a good one, sometimes, not so much.

And if like me, you tend to build a sort of personal scent library so that you can have different scents for different days, seasons or occasions, then the cost of perfumes can add up quickly. Plus I really hate wasting product. So I am a big sample fanatic. So sample collections in general are my super fantastic happy place. That way I can know exactly what the scent is like before I commit to a full bottle. And each of the samples has enough product in it for about two week’s worth of use.

My typical test generally lasts one week with each scent. I find that using a scent for a week will let me know if I can live with it long term. some scents I love on day one but find tiresome by day six. Others I don’t feel that enthusiastic about at first but by the end of the week I am sad to set them aside.

But I did say that there was about two weeks’ worth of scent in each tube. Does that mean i am wasting the second week? Oh no my darlings. You see Zents designed their Eau de toilettes so that they could be layered and mixed by the user. Once I have gone through the entire bag and given each scent it’s individual moment in the sun, I will be going back and paly around with layering them.

And that time is drawing closer, but it has not yet arrived.

Thee are ten sample scents in the Sample collection and this, Petal, is number seven in my personal trial. So what is Petal? well according to the website Petal is…

Soft & Romantic
lily of the valley, rose absolute, lemon, tonka bean

Sparked by the fusion of healing and art, ZENTS PETAL Eau de Toilette becomes a potent potion as it reacts with your body’s natural chemistry. You are the artist, crafting a unique essence that invokes what is in your heart, inviting love, beauty, and joy, and drawing all of life’s most cherished gifts into the present moment. Apply PETAL Eau de Toilette on pulse points and heart area. Your radiance and warmth will bring the scent to life and make it uniquely yours.

ZENTS PETAL Eau de Toilette is pure perfection on its own. It is also fully compatible with other scents and products in the collection.

Create your signature blend by spraying each scent in the same spot on your wrist. Then, rub wrists together to blend.

Zents

I am a big fan of the flower Lily of the Valley, I actually have it growing in my yard at the moment. I planted the bulbs this spring and they are doing really well. The lily of the Valley, in flower form is a light clean floral and that is what this scent Petal is as well. it is a lightly floral scent. The rose absolute deepens the floral scent but the lemon helps brighten it while the tonka bean deepens it so that it has a kind of earth note at the back.

I’ll admit, that when I first spritzed it on my wrist, I wasn’t all that enthused. It was a bit too floral for me. However as the week went by, I started liking it more and more. For those of you who think the name Petal sounds familiar, Zents had a gift set of Petal Bath Truffles in their Mother’s Day Gift selections and i ended up picking it up for my mother. She likes it quite a bit actually and I can see how this would be a fantastic scent to luxuriate in before slipping into something special to wear for a night out. It is a scent that is designed to soften your mood. It goes well with romance, but it also is just a calming, relaxing scent.

Like all of Zent’s Eau de Toilettes the scent is a personal one. While it sprays on strong, after a moment it fades back to something that sticks close to your skin. While it does fade a little throughout the day, it is still with you after an eight hour work day. I have a hard time classifying this perfume. Part of me thinks that it is very much a day time scent, because it is light and fresh, however it is also a really good scent to unwind with. I found it really calming to wear. If your daily work like requires that you hit it at top speed, this may not be a day scent for you because it does tend to halve that calming effect which might slow you down. On the other hand if you need to de stress a little at work, this might be right up your alley.

For me, I don’t think it would be an every day scent, but it is one I think I would reach for when I need a moment of calm in my life. When I know that a day is likely to be stressful, this might be something I reach for. I can tell you that while this might not become an everyday scent for me, I am definitely ordering some of the bath truffles. I can very easily see this being the scent I want surrounding me at the end of a stressful day as I try to relax in a bathtub. I love knowing that Zent’s Eau de Toilette scents carry through to their bathing and body products. While the scents aren’t identical in each, they are complementary so that you can pair them to create a cohesive scent or mix and match to suit your moods. For me the Mandarin will always be an energizing kind of scent, but Petal is tailor made for leaving the stress behind. At least for me anyway.

But for now my week with Petal is over and I will set the half full scent to the side with the other previously tested samples. I can’t wait to see what changes come about when this is mixed with some of the other scents. Three more Eau de Toilettes to try out, and then I get to blend like an olfactory mad scientist.

Insert evil laugh here, if you would. Thank you.

For now though I am reaching back into the bag and extracting one of the remaining scents for the upcoming week’s trial. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday to let you know what I thought of it.


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Perfume Review: Sun Eau de Toilette by Zents

Welcome once again to the weekly Perfume review.  For the past few weeks I have been working my way through the Sample Collection from Zents.  They very kindly gifted it to me so that I could try out the scents of their Eau De Toilettes and review them. For those who are hazy on the difference between an Eau de Parfum and a toilette, the difference is in the concentration of perfume oil. An Eau de Toilette has less and as such has a less intense scent to it.  If you like scents but like keeping them light, toilettes might be your lane.  They tend to be more friendly to the scent sensitive in the world.

Which makes sense that Zents would have them rather than perfumes.  In their about page there is a great personal story about the founder and why he wanted to create bath and body products for those with scent sensitivity to enjoy.  I highly recommend reading it and you can find it on this link if you are interested. I wouldn’t do it justice if I tried to retell it, but it is is well worth reading.

What I love about this brand is the interconnectivity between the products.  The scents of the Eau de Toilettes is carried through into the other products of the line.  There are some differences though.  The eau de toilettes are much more concentrated scent wise, for one.  In the bath products many of them have the pleasant scent associated with them, but are light almost fleeting scents. 

For example the Mandarin Shampoo that I am currently using (also send as a gift by the brand) has the light orange scent that you would assume a Mandarin product has.  The scent lightly surrounds you as you wash your hair but almost completely rinses away with the suds.  You are not eternally surrounded by the scent of orange.  The Bath truffles from the mandarin line (a repeat purchase for me and how I first tried the brand) also has the light mandarin scent wafting up with the steam from the hot bath water, however once you get out of the tub, only the softness and a slight hint of scent remains on your skin.

The Mandarin Eau de Toilette lasts all day when you place it on your wrist and has a more nuanced scent to it.  It has spices mixed in with the orange that aren’t really noticeable in the shampoo and bath truffle.  So while the Eau de Toilette sampler can give you an idea of the scents of the bath products and vice versa, just know there are some variations. I use this as an example because I’ve tried more of the products from the Mandarin line than I have any of the others.

However each week I am pulling out a different scent rom the sample collection and trying it out.  This week’s scent was called Sun.  According to the Zent’s website it is…

Calming & Sensual
vanilla, sandalwood, blood orange, grapefruit, amber

Sparked by the fusion of healing and art, ZENTS SUN Eau de Toilette becomes a potent potion as it reacts with your body’s natural chemistry. You are the artist, crafting a unique essence that invokes what is in your heart, inviting love, beauty, and joy, and drawing all of life’s most cherished gifts into the present moment. Apply SUN Eau de Toilette on pulse points and heart area. Your radiance and warmth will bring the scent to life and make it uniquely yours.

ZENTS SUN Eau de Toilette is pure perfection on its own. It is also fully compatible with other scents and products in the collection.

Create your signature blend by spraying each scent in the same spot on your wrist. Then, rub wrists together to blend.

Zents Sun Eau de Toilette

Like all Zent’s Eau de Toilettes, it goes on fairly strong and then after a minute fades back to hug your wrist.  All of their scents have that same personal scent feel to them.  They are not the sorts of scents that announce your presence to the room when you are still three feet from entering.  These scents stay close to the skin and last well throughout the day.  There is some fading as the day goes on but in general one spritz in the morning and you are good until the end of the work day.  Because the scents stay so close to the body, they are perfect for wearing in almost any environment.  To smell them someone really has to enter into your personal space. So they aren’t scents that will annoy and disturb your co-workers, even if they have different taste to you.

That being said, this scent is heavily weighted towards vanilla and has a sandalwood backing.  I didn’t get any of the blood orange, grapefruit or amber.  I would have actually liked those scents actually.  I’ll be honest, this scent isn’t for me. It is a little too sweet smelling and has an almost talcum powder scent to it because of it.  It is a very young type scent. 

Zents is a brand that started out as Spa products and is still actually featured at spas.  If going to a spa with my twelve year old niece this is the scent I think she would gravitate towards. On me it felt a little too sweet and a little too young.  It is a nice scent and quite pleasant to wear, it just isn’t suitable for me. Admittedly I may end up getting my niece some of the bath products from the line for Christmas and see if she likes them enough to warrant picking up the Eau de Toilette.

While this isn’t a scent I would wear, I have to say I am looking forward to the end of my trial when I get to blend it with other scents and see how it works out. I think that Sun could help lighten a few of the deeper scents. Also, because of the citrus notes that are listed, I might try mixing it with Mandarin just to see what happens. 

But that is a trial for another time, for now I will be putting the Sun away and pulling another Eau de Toilette from the bag to try out in the upcoming week.  I believe this was scent number six out of ten so we are slowly working down to the bottom of the bag.   I personally can’t wait to see what comes out next.


And if you are interested in trying out anything from Zents, now might be a good time to order.  Currently you can get 20% off your purchase with the code LOVEGROWS.