Love Is In The Air


What It Is: Valentine’s week continues here on the CGG with two more amazingggg gift ideas to put a smile on your sweetheart’s face. Today I’m highlighting some fab finds from Province Apothecary, a Canadian brand I first introduced you to back over the holidays. First up, we’ve got Province Apothecary’s oh so saucy ‘Date Night’ kit. Packing in $60 worth of value, this sensual set is perfect for setting the mood. Apply the brand’s hydrating organic lip balm to make sure those lips are ultra kissable, then make sure love is in the air by lighting up the included essential oil incense (available in lavender, cedar, or black spruce + fir balsam). Come up for air from all that kissing and get physical with your partner – Province Apothecary’s appropriately named Sex Oil pulls double duty as a natural lubricant and as a soothing massage oil. Have a love hangover (or one induced by too many classes of red) the next morning? Try their awesome (and included!) Hangover Remedy for sweet, tender relief. It’s a perfect way to indulge in an intimate evening together, not just on Valentine’s Day but well beyond.

province apothecary perfume-collection

The other gift idea – and one I didn’t so much graze by in my last post on Province Apothecary – is the brand’s lineup of beautiful, hand-blended scents. They currently carry six fragrances, each of which is simply named with a number, but infused with an underlying vibe. For example, No. 30 is actually ‘Empower’, a bold scent with an energetic blend of Clary sage, Bulgarian rose, Canadian black spruce and smokey vetiver root. All of Province Apothecary’s perfumes are made from organic, wildcrafted oils, meaning they’ll not only have staying power, but they’re also less harmful to leave on your skin all day than synthetic fragrances. A simple spritz or two is all you need to smell amazing – and drive him wild!

Who It’s For: Your lovely lover, as a cool, natural, Canadian Valentine’s Day present. Your best friend, as a pick to guarantee she’ll have an amazing Valentine’s Day with her beau. Your mom, because what mom isn’t a sweetheart? She deserves a treat too!

What It Costs: The Date Night Kit retails for $48, although as mentioned, it’s worth $60! The perfumes retail for $46 each.

Where It’s At: The Province Apothecary website (which it should be noted, offers ‘in-person’ pick-up for Torontonians).

Finally, another wonderful piece of Valentine’s news for all my lovely readers: I’m giving away a Province Apothecary prize package including the Date Night Kit and a perfume of your choice – for a total value of $94! Want to win? Here’s how to enter:

1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. From there, leave a comment below anytime before February 23, 2015 telling me what your favourite scent is from the Province Apothecary website.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around February 24, 2015 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Province Apothecary on Twitter and tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet that includes a link to this post. Then, link back to your Tweet in a SEPARATE COMMENT below!

5) Bonus Entry #2: Like Province Apothecary on Facebook and leave a wall post about your favourite Valentine’s Day gift idea from their site – it can be anything I mentioned in this post or anything else you spot and love. Then, link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.


109 Responses to “Love Is In The Air”
  1. Aimee says:

    #14 looks nice

  2. Heather Swanson says:


  3. Cheryl A says:

    #19 Definitely!

    South African Rose Geranium / French Lavender / Egyptian Geranium
    The soft + efflorescent scent awakens your inner romantic, comforting your loving heart and kindling your generous spirit. Awwwww!

  4. Sherry K says:

    #23 for me.

  5. Audrey Skinner says:

    My favorite scent would be the Uplift.

  6. Debbie Little says:

    #23 is the one for me!

  7. mcmc says:

    #19 would be my choice

  8. Caelin W says:

    Would love to try Parfum Botanique No. 7.

  9. Lindsey says:


  10. Joan G. says:

    I think the Parfum Botanique No. 19 has the ingredients I prefer the most.

  11. Jennifer L. says:

    I think PARFUM BOTANIQUE NO. 26 sounds really lovely.

  12. Patricia says:

    Well i know I would love PARFUM BOTANIQUE NO. 7 but i am also intrigued by PARFUM BOTANIQUE NO. 23

  13. jessica e says:

    subscribed as ; #23 is the my pick!

  14. Cairine says:

    I think I would like # 23 Awakem.

  15. Gina says:

    Parfum Botanique No. 14. Sounds wonderful and sensual!

  16. SandyS says:

    My favourite scent would be the pine in Awaken

  17. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    My favourite scent would be No.7

  18. GARRY S says:


  19. Jessica J. says:

    #14, definitely.

  20. Shelley N says:

    #19 would be my choice since I love the scent of flowers

  21. No. 7 for me for sure!

    Sicilian Bergamot / Australian Sandalwood / Bay Laurel
    A vibrant + fresh scent to awaken the senses and enliven the spirit, infusing your day with promise and optimism.

  22. Dawn walsh says:



    Canadian Black Spruce / Frankincense Caterii / American Cedar wood
    A grounding + woodsy scent to incite confidence and intention, strengthening your resolve while welcoming new possibilities.


    Organic + wildcrafted essential oils in Organic Jojoba oil. Not all ingredients are listed to protect our perfume formulas. Our Parfums Botanique are hand blended + bottled in our Toronto studio. They are free of synthetic fragrances and chemicals, alcohol, parabens, phthalates, and GMOs. They are vegan, and 100 % natural. Avoid this product during pregnancy. i think this one i would love to try

  23. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber. My favourite scent from the Province Apothecary website is Parfum Botanique No. 23 “AWAKEN” French Lavender / Canadian Black Spruce / Canadian Pine, “A balancing + refreshing scent to awake your carefree and spontaneous spirit, filling your heart with hope and desire to embrace life’s new adventures.”

  24. Alison K says:

    @ProvApothecary bonus entry: FOLLOWING & TWEETED

  25. Chantelle says:

    Parfum Botanique No. 23 Awaken is my favorite, I love lavender and the smell of black spruce and pine would remind me of home in NW BC

  26. CLC says:

    parfum botanique No. 19

  27. Carol McCann says:

    The Ultra Hydrating Kit sounds good

  28. Tracy says:

    These sound amazing! I love the sound of all of them but this one sounds just perfect for me: Parfum Botanique No. 14

  29. katydidit21 says:

    I am intrigued by Parfum Botanique No. 7 – I would love to try this scent.

  30. intensev5 says:

    PARFUM BOTANIQUE NO. 19 – I could use some romance!!!

  31. Jessica Lord says:

    Uplift sounds great

  32. Pam says:

    The sex/massage oil sounds interesting

  33. Megan Petracco says:

    Uplift sounds lovely 🙂

  34. heidi says:

    number 23 (daughters birthday)

  35. Cherie Varrin says:


  36. Cherie Varrin says:
  37. cookie3 says:

    No.23 Awaken

  38. Neil says:

    #23 looks nice

  39. KELLY E says:

    19 I love flowers

  40. 409cope says:

    I like #19 Charm the most.

  41. aarone mawdsley says:

    the uplift looks like the best scent!

  42. Rachel Cartwright says:

    I think Parfum Botanique (#19) sounds like it would smell the best.

  43. Tabitha D says:

    #23-Awaken would be my first choice- I love the scent of lavender

  44. This would be my favorite scent;

    No. 19
    South African Rose Geranium / Lavender / Egyptian Geranium
    The soft + efflorescent scent awakens your inner romantic, comforting your loving heart and kindling your generous spirit.

  45. Elaine R says:

    I am a subscriber and #19 Charm South AfricanRose Geranium/Lavender/Egyptian Geranium sounds like a lovely scent.

  46. Mary Jane says:

    would be nice to win

  47. Debbie White Beattie says:

    #14 INSPIRE sweet & spicy

  48. Tiffany says:

    Parfum #14!

  49. Elizabeth says:

    I like #30 EMPOWER…Love the sound of that word,”EMPOWER!” The Scents in this oil are: Clary Sage,Bulgarian Rose,Canadian Black Spruce and Smoky Vetiver Root. “Lovely!”

  50. Julia H says:

    I’m a subscriber. My favourite scent is PARFUM BOTANIQUE NO. 19 (South African Rose Geranium / French Lavender / Egyptian Geranium). Kind of hard to pick a favourite, as there are many great-looking scents, but this one looks especially nice.

  51. Burcu says:

    Wild Ylang Ylang / Indian Cardamom / Frankincense Caterii
    no 14

  52. cheryl mclellan says:

    #19 for the flowers

  53. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I like the CHARM scent

  54. aclily19 says:


  55. I think I would enjoy Botanique 14

  56. Debra says:

    I think #23 would be my choice.

  57. Erica says:

    my favourite is probably the sweet and spicy fragrance that is PARFUM BOTANIQUE NO. 14, it sounds absolutely delicious!!

  58. I think Charm – No. 19 sounds nice. Geranium and lavender.

  59. Kiersten says:

    i like uplift

  60. Carolyn Flanagan says:

    PARFUM BOTANIQUE NO. 7 because it’s to awaken the senses and enliven the spirit! Sounds lovely to me

  61. Grace says:

    I like the uplift scent!

  62. Carly Zeeman says:

    I think I would like No. 7
    Sicilian Bergamot / Australian Sandalwood / Bay Laurel
    A vibrant + fresh scent to awaken the senses and enliven the spirit, infusing your day with promise and optimism.

  63. Elizabeth Friesen says:

    I’m a subscriber and No. 19, CHARM, is the perfect blend for me! 😀

  64. Elizabeth Friesen says:

    I follow you both on Twitter and tweeted the following:

  65. linnett says:

    I think #19 would be one of my choices, and #7 sounds nice also

  66. jasmyth says:

    I love Parfum Botaninique No. 7.

    Clary sage / Bulgarian Rose /Canadian Black Spruce / Vetiver Sounds nice to me

  68. Vanessa L says:

    PARFUM BOTANIQUE NO. 23 looks like it smells wonderful!

  69. Megan Young says:

    I think I would like No. 23. It sounds really nice!

  70. Lynn M says:

    I have not smelled any of the scents so I think the perfume sampler would be a great choice.

  71. Jennifer Weidmann says:

    No. 23 for sure

  72. debra says:

    parfum botanique #23

  73. ginafleury says:

    number 26-Balance sounds like my type of fragrance

  74. KellyPC says:

    I think I would like #23 Awaken!

  75. Taps says:

    i am a lavender fan so Parfum Botanique No. 23 it is.

  76. Angela Mitchell says:

    I haven’t smelled any of their products before but I think I’d like Parfum Botanique No. 7.

  77. Lisa S says:

    #14 Inspire sounds like the perfect scent for me..

  78. Lisa S says:

  79. Susan T. says:

    #14 Inspire sounds perfect. Spicy and sweet!

  80. Angela says:

    Would love to try no.26!

    Raincouver Beauty

  81. Theresa says:

    #26 – Balance

  82. Aimee says:

    #19 looks nice

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