Baku, reviewed 4-08-07
Our Nightmarebane. Named after the Baku, benevolent Japanese spirits that eat nightmares. In Japanese tradition, nightmares are gifts from malevolent spirits; when you wake up from one, you may call, "Baku, please eat my dreams!", and if you are virtuous and merciful in spirit, the Baku will devour the evil, transforming it into a blessing of good fortune.
Got Baku as a frimp a few days ago and finally decided to try it last night. On me, it smells like eucalyptus, lavender, and mint. Very relaxing. I can happily report that I had no nightmares last night. Baku just might become part of my nightly routine, if only because I feel so decadent putting on scented oil at bedtime.
4 out of 5 stars
Somnus, reviewed 5-08-07
Named after the Roman God of Sleep. This blend helps bring on deep, restful, natural sleep.
I cannot figure out what Somnus smells like. I just know that on my skin, it smells sweet. I mean really sweet -- so much that I've stopped wearing it and just scent my sheets with it. That seems to work pretty well at alleviating my insomnia.
2 out of 5 stars