Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Loveliest Month

The dull grey cold of January has finally given way to random peeks of sun over more snow and ice for me here. Oh I miss sunshine and warmth and flip flops. Somehow, though the temperatures still linger around the single digits far more often then I'd like, February seems happier and more inviting. There is the promise of spring but also plenty of festive events to keep us occupied. February is a heavy birthday mother for me, including my daughters and husband. Let's not forget Valentines Day and that ever elusive winged diaper baby hijinks.

 I've picked out some of my most loved and best selling love inspired scents of the past to release this month as Scents of the Month. There are six limited edition scents this month! To keep this post short and sweet, I'll feature a new one each day.  

Right now is the best time to stock up on all the fun new love inspired scents as well as your winter favorites. Use coupon code LOVEMEPERFUME to get a free perfume with orders over $65. Simply add at least $65 of merchandise to you shopping cart, then add the perfume of your choice. Use coupon code LOVEMEPERFUME to adjust your order total. Fall and Winter Seasonal scents will be retiring in March to make way for the new Spring and Summer line. Coupon code is good through February 8th, 2015 at my Wylde Ivy shop and Etsy Shop.

First up we have one half of my favorite starcrossed lovers couple, Tristan and Isolde.  Romeo and Juliet's tragic love story is the most famous of all time and who could forget about the tales of King Aurthur, Lancelot and Guinevere?  Before Romeo died for his Juliet, before Lancelot deceived his King, Tristan loved Isolde.  Tristan and Isolde's 12th century tale of love and tragedy has been told and retold in countless forms from poetry to operas and in many different versions.  I am particularity fond of the version that has Tristan and Isolde mistakenly and unknowingly drinking a love potion and falling desperately in love while he is taking her to marry his uncle and adopted father.  It is a terrible love triangle.  They all care about each other, Tristan to his uncle who loves him as a son, Isolde to her husband (Tristan's uncle) because he is such a good man, and of coarse the unstoppable love between Tristan and Isolde that destroys them all.

Tristan's Story:
Tristan moved easily through the low branches and tangles of overgrown brush. He'd picked his way along this path by nothing more then the starlight many times before. He quickened pace. His feet seemed to move of their own accord now, perhaps driven by the the hope rising in his chest. Would he find her there tonight? In his mind, he could see her there now bathed in the pale light of the moon. Begrudgingly, he slowed. So close, he used caution. He moved now without a sound, carefully picking his steps. He paused at the old oak. His hands upon the callous bark he steadied his breath. A knot grew in is stomach. Why did he feel that he could not live without her? A thousand vile thoughts rushed into his head. If Isolde had chosen not to meet him, did his uncle really know...he ended those thoughts as he felt his strength begin to leave him. He had to be strong. In a quick movement that required more courage then charging into battle, he sidestepped from behind the tree and entered the clearing.

In the distance, Isolde's small figure cloaked in blue, stood beside the water. Even though the darkness enveloped her, could see the look in her eyes. He knew.

The Scent:
Tristan's scent is the comfort of the forest woods, the warmth of exotic saffron and cinnamon, a touch of dried rose petals. A treacherous tryst and undying romance, Tristan's Desire is wonderfully unisex.
Notes of: cedarwood, teak, sandalwood, faded rose petals, almond flowers, saffron, cinnamon bark, vanilla and musk.
Tristan's Desire Perfume
Tristan's Desire is available in Perfumes, Lotions, Creams, Body Oils, and Scrubs through February.  Find Tristan's Desire along with the rest of this year's Valentine's Day lineup in my Scent of the Month Shop.

 I'm in the mood for a little giveaway.  How does a $30 gift certificate to my shop sound?  Simply leave a comment on this blog post below and on Valentine's Day I will let each of my daughters each choose a random name out of the hat.   That's two winners on Valentine's Day.  You can get extra entries by leaving a comment on all of my Loveliest Month posts (don't forget to come back, I still have five more scents to feature!), and for sharing on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.   When you share, please leaving another comment indicating where you shared so you extra entry can be counted.  Have fun!


Heather L. said...

I love your scents and Tristan and Isolde are two of my favorites! I'm so happy they are back. Thank you for the chance to win a gift card.

Heather L. said...

Me again! I just shared this blog post on facebook!

Pat C. said...

Both scents sound so exotic... perfect for an intimate Valentine's Day celebration.♥

I'm looking forward to participating in this fun giveaway! Thank you for giving us so many chances to win.: )

Tess said...

Goodness, all of your creations are so gosh darned gorgeous. I want them all!

Wylde Ivy said...

Heather, I'm so happy to hear that and thank you for the share!

Pat, you are certainly welcome. Thanks for playing along!

Tess, that is so sweet! Thank you!

mary said...

this one sounds good

Aimee said...

Cinnamon and rose sound beautiful and unique together. Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway!!

Anda Bri said...

I feel if I ordered either Tristan or Isolde, I would *have* to order the other as well, so neither would be without the other lol.

Alice said...

I love that these lovers are back for Valentine's Day!

Mel H. said...

I need to get Tristan to go along with my Isolde perfume!

Amy Orvin said...

Still wanna try.

Kate S. said...

I love the story of Tristan and Isolde! I'm so getting these!