It's gonna get sappy up in here.
The awesome perfume, shown with A Beautiful Life Brands' Natural Nail Lacquer in Go-Go
Do you love unicorns? I do. And super-cool couple Jennifer and Tony Artur of A Beautiful Life Brands, the all-natural Jersey-based beauty company, sure do too. So much so that they made a perfume based on their affinity for the single-horned horses.
"I Heart Unicorns"($52 for 60 ml.) is a scent inspired by the 80s, with notes of pomegranate, lemon and incense. The first time I spritzed it, I was in love. Like, super-crazy-stand-outside-your-house-with-a-knife in love. It really doesn't smell like any perfume I've ever smelled before. It reminds me of my childhood, of a half-eaten packet of Sweet Tarts shoved in a bedroom dresser drawer. It's sweet without being cloying, sour and citrus-y with a touch of incense for that "teen girl bedroom" feel.
I've never smelled a unicorn, but I have a feeling this is the aroma that would waft off the girly, fantastical beast.
P.S. Have I piqued your curiosity? Well guess what, folks. We've got THREE gorgeous bottles of the scent to give away to a few of our lucky readers. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with "I HEART UNICORNS" in the subject line and show us your perfume collection. Snap a photo with your camera, your iPhone, whatever - we want all of you perfume junkies to come out of the woodwork! We'll run the photos on Tuesday afternoon and all you readers can choose the winners.
The fine print: We will award a prize to the 3 people who send the most interesting photos to email@example.com between now and 12:00:00 pm EST on Monday June 13th. You can only enter the contest once, so only your first e-mail during the contest will count.
Who can participate: The contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age and older.
Winners: The judges will select 3 winners based on most interesting or creative photo.
Prizes: Each of the 3 winners will receive a bottle of A Beautiful Life Brand's I Heart Unicorns perfume, retailing at $52
When: The contest runs until 12:00:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 13th.
The complete set of rules is available at http://www.xoJane.com/contest-rules