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    Here in California, we don’t really have autumn. Not like other places do.  While some leaves are turning brown, for the most part the trees are still green. It could get up to 94 degrees today. Z is wearing shorts.

    While I love this weather, part of me longs for clouds,warm sweaters and blustery crisp days.

    I may have found an alternative.

    Bath and Body Works has a new line called The Perfect Autumn,  with scents called Harvest Berry, Ginger Vanilla, and Leaves.


    Of course I had to check it out, because who makes a body lotion/bubble bath/candle that smells like leaves?

    And what do leaves even smell like?

    I don’t think it answers the question of what leaves smell like, but




    It’s a combination of “golden nectar, juicy mandarin and red delicious apple, paired with toasted cinnamon stick, mulled spices and freshly picked berries” and it is seriously divine.

    Divine, I tell you.

    I used it last night in the shower and just stood basking in the lovely smell swirling all around me. It was almost enough to make me forget the heat.

    Seriously delicious.

    So delicious, in fact, that I am following a very wise woman’s advice to never squelch a generous impulse, and sharing it with you.

    Leave me a comment stating which smell of shower gel you want, and I will pick a random winner. The winner will receive a 12 oz shower gel in the flavor they requested.

    Yes, really.

    You have until midnight tomorrow night to comment. (That would be Sept. 12.)

    The drawing is open to anyone, including contributors to the site.  Please only comment once, and make sure you state what flavor you’d like. If you don’t win, don’t despair, there’s a HUGE giveaway coming soon. But don’t say I told you.

    The Flavors:

    Ginger Vanilla: Rich, creamy caramel, fresh nutmeg and delicious gingerbread are blended with candied apple, lemon zest and warm vanilla

    Leaves: Golden nectar, juicy mandarin and red delicious apple, paired with toasted cinnamon stick, mulled spices and freshly picked berries

    Harvest Berry: Luscious berries, invigorating bergamot and cassis are blended with white citrus, jasmine and anise


    PS. If your comment doesn’t show up right away, just wait. The spam filter is being a little tetchy, so I may have to go in and approve your comment.

    73 Responses to “Embracing Autumn”

    1. Jacqueline says:

      Leaves please!

    2. I’m gonna ditto Jacqueline and go with leaves :)

    3. Hmmm…it didn’t save my answer…let’s try this again…I’d like to ditto Jacqueline and go with leaves :)

    4. Valerie says:

      Yum. What a great idea! I’m opting out…I have to go smell everything first. But. Mmmm….a trip to Bath and Body is in my future. Thanks Miss M!

    5. Julie Ann says:

      Ginger Vanilla sounds so yummy! Great blog, I want to go shopping at bath and body works now. :-)

    6. Julie says:

      LEAVES!!! Fall is my FAVORITE season. I have embraced it so that my family room is decorated in pumpkins and LEAVES!!!

    7. Marie says:

      Leaves! It sounds so yummy.

    8. Nancy says:

      Maryann! Your description of Leaves has me very excited to go out and get a bottle of “Leaves.” So that’s my choice.

    9. Hilary says:

      I thought you were going to make us take a shower at your house, and you’d share it with us that way. ;)

    10. Jacqueline Quist says:

      I realized you probably didn’t know who I was so I added my last name.

    11. Maryanne says:

      If that’s the way you’d like to use your prize if you win, you’re more than welcome. My shower is your shower. Or something.