Fragrance Review/Giveaway

What is your favorite scent? Jasmine, vanilla, or perhaps musk? Can you imagine never being able to smell your favorite scent again? That is almost what happened to the sandalwood scent!

Because Sandalwood is so popular, it is used in many different perfumes. The small evergreen tree it comes from,  takes over 40 years to mature. Because of this, it is considered endangered. However, the fragrance industry is taking measures to make sure authentic synthetics are available so the delectable scent is never lost!


Tru Fragrance is a custom fragrance development company who partnered with these companies to create the wonderful perfumes below!
About Tru Fragrance
A custom fragrance development company that creates, manufactures and markets private brand fragrances for niche and specialty retailers worldwide, Tru Fragrance (formerly “Romane Fragrances”) develops custom fragrances and scented brand extensions in the fragrance, bath and body, and skincare categories. With 42 years of experience, Tru Fragrance offers custom brand development backed by consumer insight, design and formulation expertise, and extensive marketing and merchandising strategies for independent and boutique retailers, specialty chain stores, online retail and mass merchandisers in every retail price point ranging from $9.99 to $99.00. The company offers an “industry first” category management system that takes retailers through every step of the branded fragrance process including brand interpretation and assessment, research and analytics, creative and formulation development, marketing and merchandising and supply chain fundamentals. To learn more about Tru Fragrance and the Tru story behind the brand, visit or their Facebook Page

Limited Edition: Fall 2012 HipNote SandalWood Review:


Top Notes: Calabrian, Bergamot
Middle Notes: Moroccan, Jasmin, Muget, Suede
Dry Down: Sandalwood, amber, musk, and whipped vanilla

Sandalwood is a scent I’ve smelled often in perfumes, but never knew what it was. I’m sure you’ve smelled it too. It is rich and seductive.

It smells very strong when your first spray it on. However, it dries down to a soft,sexy finish. The notes that are most prominent are sandalwood, jasmine, and a hint of musk.

Francesca’s Signature Review:

Top Notes: Fresh Bergamot, Orange Segments

Mid Notes: Sensual Jasmine, Exotic Rose

Base Notes: White Patchouli, Vetiver, Creamy Vanilla

Francesca’s signature perfume is a delightful floral blend. It is very floral when you first spray it, but becomes a little sweeter as it absorbs into your skin. It is a very sophisticated and sensual scent. It smells just like what you’d pick up at your local department store, but it only costs $28! It’d be perfect for a date night!

Since fragrance is such a personal choice, I’ve decided to let the winner pick which scent that would like to receive.


Here are your options:
1.HipNote Mandarin – Identified as the HipNote of summer 2012, Mandarin is a limited edition fragrance developed exclusively by the experts at Tru Fragrance. Known to invoke imagination and enhance creativity, HipNote Mandarin is fresh, energetic, sweet and tangy… perfect for every summer occasion!

2. Francesca’s Signature: Reviewed above

3. Francesca’s Indigo Waters:Inspired by the islands, Indigo Waters is a fruity floral blend infused with tropic floral jasmine, violet & a touch of blonde woods.

Both available @ Francesca’s Website!

4. Sinful
Top Notes: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Raspberry
Mid Notes: Rose, Gardenia, Sparkling Mimosa
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Tonkabean

Available exclusively @ :Buckle and

Please enter on the rafflecopter below to win one of these fabulous perfumes!

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Disclaimer: Baking Beauty received press samples of some of the items mentioned above. No compensation was received, and I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are mine alone.