Frivolous Friday: Smell Like A Fancy Resort


In my continued quest to be a fancy lady, a couple of months ago I purchased this delicious body oil from MoroccanOil, the company that became kind of a culty favorite for its hair oil.


The hair products are nice, don’t get me wrong, but they’re not that great when it comes to actual hair functionality. What this whole line is great at, though, is scent. Good god this stuff smells fantastic – heavy on the vanilla and amber, it smells like a night out at a fancy restaurant after laying out on a private beach all day. Or at least what I imagine those things to be like.

The hideously expensive (seriously, it’s $50 for what is essentially moisturizer) body oil is, in my opinion, the best way to fully immerse yourself in the signature MoroccanOil scent, while still using the hair care products (might I suggest Oribe?) of your choice. Plus it gives you a nice sheen, which you can tell yourself makes your extremely pale legs look better. It’s also a nice alternative to actual perfume when it’s 95 freaking degrees, like it is here in the DC area, where August is what you’d imagine being nestled between the sweaty butt cheeks of a professional cyclist to be like.

Anyway, this stuff feels very luxurious, so if you’re feeling splurge-y and want a nice vanilla, amber, bronze-y scent for summer, get it! Stay tuned for next week when I’ll showcase my favorite niche scent that smells like really expensive sunscreen and coconuts. Then I’ll give a personal finance seminar. HA! Kidding.

Published by Diane McMartin

Diane McMartin is a Certified Sommelier and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America’s Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program. She also works in wine retail, teaching wine education classes and helping customers wade through the endless sea of bad Chardonnay in the world. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

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