28 May, 2014

Mary Kay Journey of Dreams Perfume Review

When I saw that Mary Kay was going to launch their limited edition perfume -- Journey of Dreams, and the reason behind it, I knew that I had to jump on board.

We all know someone who has experienced domestic abuse at some point in his or her life. "Just walk away," sounds easy enough, but it is extremely difficult to do, especially if the victim does not have a support system or has to remain in an abusive relationship for financial reasons. Facing an uncertain future, especially when there are children involved, can seem even scarier than staying with an abusive partner.

Finding the courage to walk away from an abusive and life-harming situation is a difficult, courageous journey in and of itself.

That is why, from now until August 15, 2014, Mary Kay will donate $2.50 from the sales of each limited edition bottle of Journey of Dreams to shelters for women and children victims of domestic abuse. Walking away from an abusive partner is only the first step; these people need a strong support system that can help them get back on their feet, and hopefully prevent them from returning to an abusive situation.


First, let's talk about the beautiful packaging. The box has water paintings of butterflies, which symbolize the lives that you will change when you purchase a bottle of Journey of Dreams

On the cap, there are rings that change from light to dark green, also symbolizing the changes in a person's life. The glass bottle itself has a textured, flowing effect as well, as if to resemble flowing water.

The perfume blend is a beautiful crisp and light, but not weak, petals of various flowers, woods, musks, and resins:

Top notes: clementine; freesia; lotus.
Middle notes: black currant bud; Turkish rose; Australian sandalwood.
Base notes: white amber; skin musk; orange petals. 

As you can tell from the notes, Journey of Dreams is a soft, likable perfume. True to its name, there is a very ethereal quality to it. It opens with fresh but full-bodied notes of clementine and lotus, tempered with the more herbal scent of freesia. After ten minutes or so, I could smell the rose petals, along with the soft and smooth sandalwood note. The black currant bud does lend some sweetness, but not cloyingly so. The base is a sensual blend of musk and amber, with hints of orange peel. 

The perfume has a beachy smell to me, almost like the classic scent of Coppertone suntan lotion, which I love. It is very reminiscent of Bobbi Brown's Beach perfume, but much longer lasting. It is not identical to Beach, of course, but I would put the two in the same category. 

The lasting power is good for an eau de toilette, at about three to five hours.


Availability: Limited Edition
Cost: $25 for 1 oz.
Where to buy: Support small businesses and buy from a Mary Kay representative! If you do not already have a Mary Kay lady, I would like to recommend mine -- Katie Cook. She is awesome and does not use high-pressure or intimidating sales tactics, which I really appreciate. The best part is, Katie offers free shipping to anywhere in the United States, no matter the size of your order! She also has a "sample of the month" program going on, which is totally free. You may reach Katie on Facebook as well.

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19 comments:

  1. I don't know this parfum, but it sound good.
    I will go to the store to take a sample.
    Great blog you've!

    much love,
    kelpasdiary.blogspot.com

    x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kelpa! :-)

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    2. Since the perfume is limited there arent any samples and you can only purchase online with a consultant. If you dont already have a consultant I'd be happy to help! My web site is http://www.marykay.com/kcook94587 or you can visit me on facebook at
      https://www.facebook.com/KatieCookMaryKayIndependantBeautyConsultant

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  2. The packaging is beautiful. Had no idea that Mary Kay made perfumes. Thanks for sharing!

    May from La Vie en May

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    1. Yeah, they've really come a long way! Lol.

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  3. A beautifully packaged and beautifully scented fragrance whose proceeds are going for a great cause...what an awesome inspiration and concept!!!
    Thanks for sharing

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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  4. this sounds like a beautiful scent and for such a good cause too, something that's very close to my heart x

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    1. It smells very pretty; perfect for Summer. :-)

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    2. Being able to get a beautiful fragerance at a low price for a great cause is something we can all feel good about. You can also make a donation to the foundation with no purchase nessesary.

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  5. Wow sounds like a scent I NEED !

    www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a very likable scent. :-)

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    2. If you dont have a consultat like to invite you to visit me online :) My web site is http://www.marykay.com/kcook94587 or you can visit me on facebook at
      https://www.facebook.com/KatieCookMaryKayIndependantBeautyConsultant

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  6. I prefer mild perfumes as the strong ones gives me headache... nicely drafted

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    1. Me, too! I wear strong scents maybe only a few times a year, and I have to be in the mood for them. Maybe it's because we live in warmer climates. :-)

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  7. This sounds like such a lovely fragrance! I love summer scents, and the bottle is so cute too xx

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  8. Hi im tammy's mary kay consultant! I Love getting to know people from all around the world! I want to invite anyone who wants to get to know me too to find me on facebook!
    https://www.facebook.com/KatieCookMaryKayIndependantBeautyConsultant

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