Seven Seas Collection - Scentsy: Memories of Thailand + Morocco
When Scentsy came out with their Seven Seas Collection this summer I was pretty excited. I adore traveling and scents are a part of experiencing a new place in the world. I think Scentsy has done a brilliant job with capturing these exotic locations. There's a few Scentsy Bars in particular that reminded me of trips I have been lucky to have taken in my life:
I spent 3 weeks traveling round all of Morocco a few years back. I went hiking in the atlas mountains, visited Casablance, Marrakech, and the coast. The markets are amazing in Morocco and you can easily get lost. You see piles of spices, lemons and olives mixed among everyday wares and the most gorgeous handmade carpets you'll see in your life. These smells are everywhere and sitting down to a nice tagine and cup of mint tea and a friendly smile by someone in the Medina make for the perfect end to the day.
There's two Scentsy bars that remind me of my time in Morocco:
Amber Road reminds me of the chance I had to meet some of the Berber tribe when we trekked through the lower Atlas mountains. They make gorgeous necklaces out of Amber. It also for some reason makes me think of all the fine oils I saw in the markets and the world famous spa treatments you can get in Morocco. After weeks of trekking and roughing it in Morocco we treated ourselves to a nice hotel and an amazing spa. They used Amber oil there. One of the best massages I've had in my life.
Spice Bazaar is a perfect recreation of the mounds of spices in the markets. I asked once how they made the perfect 'cone' shapes but its fake...the hide the spices underneath and the cone shape is styrofoam.
Thailand was the second 'trekking' adventure I did when I first moved to the UK from the US in 2001. Pushed my boundaries incredibly. Hiking in the jungle with such high humidity isn't easy. I spent some time in the jungle with villagers and visited the cities also and of course the gorgeous beaches. The food is incredible in Thailand and I swear Bangkok smells of coconut milk and coriander.
Eating Thai Green Curry at a cooking School
These are the Scentsy Bars that remind me of my 3 weeks in Thailand:
Cucumber Lime, Coconut Lemongrass and Imperial City (with hints of coriander seeds and Ginger) remind me of the ingredients with Curry. I loved all the types of curry Thailand had to offer. You could see piles of Limes, ginger and lemongrass in the local markets. I remember going to the famous floating market just outside of Bangkok and having fresh coconut milk. Divine.
What kind of memories do your Scentsy Bars bring back?