Please please read if you're considering the DONA line of products - very important!

Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I emailed Ashley who has been my contact at DONA for a better description of the Camu Camu scent. I explained to her that I saw a review where someone stated it as being very fruity - which is what I know Camu Camu as smelling like from the Scentsy wickless candles.

But whenever I smelled Camu Camu, I didn't smell fruit at all. I smelled a very vanilla/french vanilla scent mixed with coconut. In addition, I was reading of other people who were describing it as vanilla/coconut....bot h on the facebook page for DONA and people I was talking to.

So what was up? Why was one person describing it as citrus/fruity (which is what it traditionally is) when everyone else, myself included, were saying it was vanilla/coconut? What was I (and the majority of others) missing?

Ashley replied back to me and I will quote her below but basically she pointed out something and I want to point it out for those who are reading about the DONA line and wanting to get it.

When DONA puts a name by a product like camu camu or pomegranate or blue lotus or whatever...they are NOT describing the scent. They are instead stating the name of the aphrodisiac that they used.

Do not go into this expecting it to smell like name - go into it with a totally open mind - almost forget the name and just experience for yourself what the scent is.

Here are her comments that she sent me.

As far as the company describing the scents, not to sound cliché, but we honestly think they’re kind of indescribable. Each one was specially created by our chemist and so each is very unique to DONA and unto itself. We have not come out with scent descriptions simply because we don’t want to limit the uniqueness and intrigue of each one by putting them into specific words ourselves. We’d rather let each person decide for themselves.


And it’s important to recognize the distinction between a scent and an aphrodisiac. The aphrodisiacs we’ve chosen are actually the extract we’ve infused into each product and we’ve also chosen six different scents and flavors to appeal to a wide consumer base. Hope this helps!
02/17/2012
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wrmbreze wrmbreze
I really get that when smelling the different scents. Its like because of all of the different ingredients you get a totally different smell. I feel like they really created something great with this line not just because it is affordable( althought that helps) but because it is something different to just about everyone. I have enjoyed reading the reviews so I could see what it smelled like to other people. It also helps me to identify scents that I couldn't place before reading some of the reviews.
02/18/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
So, how are we supposed to know which one to get then? I'd like to know what to expect before I shell out the money - guessing games are for mystery grab bags.

At least with reviews, we can get an idea what of the scents are before we buy.
02/18/2012
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
So, how are we supposed to know which one to get then? I'd like to know what to expect before I shell out the money - guessing games are for mystery grab bags.

At least with reviews, we can get an idea what of the scents are before we buy.
Well first of all - remember that these products were made largely to be sold in stores (not that they can't be sold online)- so a lot of folks are ordering them for their gift shops, etc. and selling them there where people can smell them first.

As far as buying them online - I'd read the reviews - especially by reviewers that you trust and/or normally follow. I say that because it is very easy for someone to say "this smells like X" because they know it smells like that in another company's line or something and make up a false review (hey - it happens). So read several reviewers' descriptions of the scents - go to the DONA facebook page and read what the various folks are saying there.

I will have a large portion of the scents to describe soon....and I think Cookie Monster Mike is getting most of them if not all of them. I'm not sure who else will be getting several scents.
02/18/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Well first of all - remember that these products were made largely to be sold in stores (not that they can't be sold online)- so a lot of folks are ordering them for their gift shops, etc. and selling them there where people can smell them ... More
Thanks for the head's up, though. It really is appreciated.
02/18/2012
Kindred Kindred
That's a pretty poor marketing scheme and it's going to be confusing as all hell for most consumers. I don't mind that the scent doesn't match the aphrodisiac scent, but for the scent to differ between product lines is pretty poor planning on their part. Indescribable is a lame marketing excuse. They have professionals that design the fragrances and know what specific ingredients are used.
02/18/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Sigh yet again another one of my posts were deleted. I responded to this discussion and now my post is gone. So either the forums are buggy or someone really does not like me!

If I remember right, I had responded saying that this would make sense now, because I have Camu Camu Linen spray, and Camu Camu is NOT even on the ingredient list. I have to email Ashley about that!
02/18/2012
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
Sigh yet again another one of my posts were deleted. I responded to this discussion and now my post is gone. So either the forums are buggy or someone really does not like me!

If I remember right, I had responded saying that this would make ... More
Sorry the forums are giving you problems. Have a Cookie Monster cupcake?
02/18/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Kindred
That's a pretty poor marketing scheme and it's going to be confusing as all hell for most consumers. I don't mind that the scent doesn't match the aphrodisiac scent, but for the scent to differ between product lines is pretty poor ... More
I think what makes them smell differently is what they are mixed with. My mangosteen body polish doesn't have the exact same ingredients that my mangosteen body mist lotion has. So this gives it a slightly different smell. I have also noticed that the body polish smells different to different people. I smell the coffee very strongly with only a slight fruity smell, but my husband says that he smells the fruit stronger than the coffee that is present.
02/18/2012
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
Sigh yet again another one of my posts were deleted. I responded to this discussion and now my post is gone. So either the forums are buggy or someone really does not like me!

If I remember right, I had responded saying that this would make ... More
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02/18/2012
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by Kindred
That's a pretty poor marketing scheme and it's going to be confusing as all hell for most consumers. I don't mind that the scent doesn't match the aphrodisiac scent, but for the scent to differ between product lines is pretty poor ... More
Kindred, I probably stated that incorrectly. Here is what I mean.

When you're using one of these products and it is a soap product like the lingerie wash or the body wash - the soap that is in it changes the scent somewhat.

I find that the oil based products (massage oil, body mist lotion) carry the scent longer because of the oil base.

The candle is VERY strong to me and while it is a lot like the mangosteen (the only one I have in the candle) - I just found it super duper strong. HOWEVER, with that said, I also was working with a bunch of fragrances at the same time. I am going to reburn it later when I have no other scents on my body, haven't just taken a shower with some of them, etc to see what I think.

In fact with the candle, I will be burning it several times to get a better feeling for it - and in different places of the house where the venting might be different, etc. before I do a review...if I do a review.
02/18/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Will do!
02/18/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
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Originally posted by Kindred
Sorry the forums are giving you problems. Have a Cookie Monster cupcake?
AHAHAHAHAHA those are freaking awesome! Thanks! I needed that pick-me-up cheery moment. I am having one of those frustratingly annoying days, I feel the headache brewing, and my left eye is starting to twitch!
02/18/2012
Subbi Subbi
Thanks for the heads up!
02/18/2012
Crystal1 Crystal1
That kinda explains why my acai candle didn't smell like acai! (to me). Scent is always one of the hardest parts of a review for me, it's so subjective.
02/25/2012
SaraBroughman SaraBroughman
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I emailed Ashley who has been my contact at DONA for a better description of the Camu Camu scent. I explained to her that I saw a review where someone stated it as being very fruity - which is what I know Camu Camu as smelling like from the Scentsy ... More
Huh! Whatyaknow!

Yeah I dont like Dona products. I think the massage oil was terrible.
03/22/2013
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
Wow, that makes a lot of sense for some of the DONA products I have. Thanks for the heads up!
03/22/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I emailed Ashley who has been my contact at DONA for a better description of the Camu Camu scent. I explained to her that I saw a review where someone stated it as being very fruity - which is what I know Camu Camu as smelling like from the Scentsy ... More
wow.thanks for the info
03/22/2013
karenm karenm
Thanks for posting this information! That must've been frustrating.
03/31/2013
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