Springtime in a bottle

Leila LouI can tell you the story of my life through scent, from that first, huge bottle of Beautiful in high school to CK Truth at my first job to my recent addiction to BPAL. Right now, as my second child rounds the corner of two and I start to feel like a real person again, I want to smell fresh and new and filled with hope and energy. For me, for now, that scent is Leila Lou.

The light, sparkly Leila Lou was created using 100% essential oils by LA makeup-artist-to-the-stars Rosie Jane to evoke notes of pear, gardenia, and
freshly cut grass. Moms in particular will like the handy roll-on; you can stash it in
the diaper bag without worrying that it will leak all over the goldfish.

I hear it’s adored by celebrity moms
like Jennifer Garner and Marcia Cross, but eh–that’s great and all, but it’s the smell that matters. As for that smell, I said, “Yum”; my
husband said, “Snarl”; and my daughter said, “You smell like happy.” Leila Lou makes
me want to put on a breezy white skirt and tank-top, slap on some dangly
earrings and sandals, and laugh too loud on a summer night..~Delilah

Leila Lou at Rosie Jane’s website or find a retailer near you. Also look into their buyback program – send in three bottles and get a fourth free!


Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.


  • Reply June 24, 2010


    I loooooooove BPAL. They got a LOT Of my money before I had kids.

  • Reply June 24, 2010


    ooohhh, sounds yummy. i’m loyal to Kai (http://www.kaifragrance.com/index.html), also a roll-on using essential oils and smelling of gardenia, and i love it. but this could tempt me to alternate between the two.

    i have to say, the small bottle is super-easy for toting and i’m not worried it’s going to spill. that’s pretty nice.

    thanks for the tip!

  • Reply June 24, 2010


    I LOVE Harajuku Lovers ‘G’. (http://www.shop.com/Harajuku+Lovers+G+Perfume+Collection-233346727-p+.xhtml)

    To me, it smells like a day at the beach… sweet and summery. Sigh.

  • Reply June 24, 2010

    Matilda Jane

    I love this fragrance, I tried it on at a store near my house and I didn’t stop smelling my arm all day – so I went back the next day and bought the bottle. I get stopped at least twice a day when I’m wearing it from people asking what I have on. LOVE IT!

  • Reply June 24, 2010

    Matilda Jane

    Should of been more specific. I love Leila Lou.

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