Saturday, November 22, 2008

For the love of Grapefruit!

We live in grapefruit country.

Not unusual to see a huge 16 wheel semi carrying a whole

passel of shiny golden-yellow fruit from grove to packing shipping point.

Fresh cut grapefruit is an intoxicating smell.

awakening, refreshing...even tingling. Not sweet or subdued...but rife with the pungent panic of life... NOW! Live now! Awake now!

I was tickled pink to win The Inspired Room's recent give away of

an Urban Botanic Scent fest. Oh!

It arrived yesterday. A simple and gorgeous white electric scent pot, with three vials

of essentail oils. Grapefruit, Mandarin and Pomegranite

Just three drops of the Grapefruit essence surrounded my entire kitchen with a very natural and lifting fragrence of FRESH CUT GRAPEFRUIT! No imitation or cloying smell...just the reality of zest. Fresh and clean.

The mandarin vial was just as natural smelling, the pomegranite had a tad more kick.

What fun we had layering them. a drop of this...two of that..a whisper of this.

I LOVE this idea.

Thank you, thank you Inspired Home for gifting me...and Urban Botanics for inspiring me. I want to buy some as gifts......but how to choose from the bevy of scents!

Love it!


Joyce said...

Congrats Linda on your treasure! Mmmm... your photo of grapefruits made me hungry for one.

sandra/tx said...

Congrats on your new gift, Linda. The grapefruit sounds yummy!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Linda, I am so glad you loved your prize And what a great post describing your experience too! Made me feel like I could almost smell it all the way through the screen!

I believe we will be doing another giveaway like this at Blissfully Domestic in December so hopefully your readers will try to win one of their own!

Happy day,

vicki archer said...

Delicious grapefruits (i would like one now please) - enjoy your prize. xv

Linda Lou said...

How fun to win a prize from The Inspired Room, I love grapefruit, but don't eat them enough--seems like when I go on vacation that is when I eat them!!! Happy Thanksgiving.

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anita said...

oh! i love the citrus scents...
they ARE the essense of vibrant life...lucky you!

Ivy Lane said...

Congrats on your prize Linda!

The photos of the grapefruits make me want a fresh picked one now!!


Stephanie said...

Fresh grapefruit...anything fresh sounds wonderful. Glad to know these do have a real/fresh scent. I have some with the little sticks that pull the scent and it is not as good as your wonderful gift sounds.

Amber Cargile said...

I love grapefruit, too, but I'm partial to the Texas Ruby Reds! :-) In fact, we had some for breakfast today.

The prize sounds amazing!

Another luscious grapefruit scent is Jo Malone's cologne.

Fifi Flowers said...

YUM... I adore grapefruit!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
MAKE SURE you visit me tomorrow!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

One of the pleasures of winter. Big, fat, red, juicy grapefruit!

Millie said...

My MOTH (Man-of-the-House)would love this post Linda! He's such a grapefruit fiend, he'd eat them all day if he could. We occasionally see the Ruby grapefruit from California & Florida in our fruit markets (we can't seem to grow that variety here) & they are always wonderful. Your prize sounds fabulous - enjoy!
Millie ^_^

Shana said...

how sweet to take such pleasure in something so simple as the scent of a grapefruit - I can nearly feel the zesty citrus!

Jen said...

the pic of the grapefruit looks mouth watering juicy.

dec0r8or said...

Mmmm YummY! least it LOOKS yummy in that pic. I'm not a grapefruit eater. But I'll take some Florida oranges any day of the week! Send me some? :)


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