{CLOSED} Win a R500 Rain Africa Gift Voucher

I’m going to be MIA for the next couple of days and I don’t have blog posts prepared, but fortunately I have a little something-something here for you.

Rain Africa Savannah Body Butter, Foam Bath & Burner oil
Rain Africa Savannah Body Butter, Foam Bath & Burner oil. I haven’t gotten to body butter yet, but the foam bath is soft and creamy and the burner oil smells AMAZING.

I’ve been using these products from Rain Africa’s Savannah range, and I’m absolutely in love. It smells clean, fresh, and is described by Rain as a citrusy, woody, floral & mossy scent. While it’s a little difficult to pinpoint exactly what it smells like to me, it’s definitely in the ‘fresh’ category. It stands somewhere between a freshly bathed person and clean linen smell. I’m absolutely obsessed with the burner oil – within minutes the entire room smells like someone has taken a fragrant bubble bath in it and then hung clothes drenched in Sta-Soft out to dry.

Enough about the weird way I describe scents and more about you. You can win a R500 Rain Africa hamper to choose some bath goodies for yourself. All you have to do is to leave a comment below sharing with us what your favourite smell/scent is – whether weird or wonderful (I really like all things minty, citrus fruits, that smell just before it rains, ironed laundry, fried/burnt butter and bacon).

Competition is valid until 8PM on Monday, 31 March 2014 to South African residents. One entry per person. Prizes not claimed within 3 working days will be redistributed.  The winner of the competition is Pips, congratulations!

While you’re here, clickety click to read more about Rain’s ethos – they’re a beautiful brand.

C xx




  1. Mar 26, 2014 / 8:32 AM

    I loved the smell in the air when I arrived in Koh Phuket, Thailand; the air smelled of Jasmine rice! I also love the smell of flowers in the evening just as it’s beginning to cool down and the flowers are releasing their scents to attract night time pollinators like moths; the smell is intoxicating, alluring, and enchanting. I also love the smell of freshly baked goods, and vanilla. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Mar 26, 2014 / 8:46 AM

    I love the amell of the air just before it rains. So excited for the giveaway- I love Rain’s line of home fragrance. Thanks!

  3. Heidi
    Mar 26, 2014 / 9:26 AM

    I love the smell of cinema. Especially the popcorn. It makes me think of my childhood and good memories.

  4. Tracy Jacobs
    Mar 26, 2014 / 9:26 AM

    Hi, beautiful Rain giveaway…love the smell of curry and coriander, vanilla scented candles, caramel anything, mens yardley deodorant, Hugo Boss orange, clean sheets, towels from the tumbledryer, chocolate brownies baking, freshly mopped floors, clean fluffy cats, my husband haha and my hair after the hairdresser, freshly cut grass, a new car smell, the smell of the ocean, my boys when they were small, the list goes on and on……

  5. Mar 26, 2014 / 10:02 AM

    I absolutely adore Rain products as well as their ethos, truly amazing brand! I love the smell of Justin Bieber’s perfumes (Don’t laugh), I also love vanilla and berry smells.
    KFC smells pretty good
    So does a pie (but never tastes quite as good as it smells)

  6. Nicola Meyer
    Mar 26, 2014 / 10:04 AM

    I love a lot of smells – vanilla, rose, fresh cut grass, towels just off the washline and so many more. Love Rain products and the smell of them when you walk into their store

  7. Pips
    Mar 26, 2014 / 10:17 AM

    Rain on a hot tar road, Earl Grey tea, warmed and buttered hotcross buns , fresh cut figs and coconut anything and everything, the aged pages of a well-read book, and of course, the smell of a meat on the braai!

  8. Nasrene Sheik
    Mar 26, 2014 / 10:45 AM

    I love the smell of vanilla and chocolate when i bake and the smell of a new magazine or book. Also love the smell of spices being tempered when i cook.

  9. Mar 26, 2014 / 10:58 AM

    I love the smell of the earth after it rains, the warm smell of baking,the fresh smell of freshly washed laundry… oh, and onions being sauteed in butter, someone needs to bottle that – instant hunger!

  10. Johline
    Mar 26, 2014 / 11:06 AM

    I love the smell of anything with citrus/orange undertones. That explains my love for orange tea and people find that weird. I love clean smells like baby powder and clean washed linen.

  11. Mar 26, 2014 / 11:41 AM

    The one that I’m loving most right now is one that you mentioned… fried butter. It reminds me of my family in Holland. I miss them so terribly 🙁 Every time they visit, they do all the cooking (I don’t lift a finger) and Frans fries everything in butter. The smell makes me happy and sad at the same time.

  12. Mar 26, 2014 / 1:33 PM

    I love the smell of mulled wine or gluhwein on a freezing cold winters night, add a fire burning in the fireplace and some good conversation. I always feel instantly calm and happy with all the spicy, cinnamon smells swirling around the house.

  13. Mar 26, 2014 / 1:45 PM

    Oooh, I do love me some Rain! My favourite smell of all time? The smell of a newborn baby’s skin. I’m also a fan of the earthy smell in the air just before a Highveld thunder storm hits (I miss those!), salty sea air, the smell of self tan (yes, really! Am I the only one?), and freshly washed linen.

  14. Mar 26, 2014 / 4:27 PM

    I love Citrus smells, Candy floss, the smell of grass on fire and petrol… Sigh!
    And of baking… cookies, cake, rusks, pies, tarts… yum and sniff worthy!

  15. Mar 26, 2014 / 8:43 PM

    Absolutely love the smell of the first rains of the season and the smell of when i visit my moms home and shes been cooking a curry

  16. Ros
    Mar 27, 2014 / 8:02 AM

    The Smell of the Ocean – reminds me of my Father
    The Smell of fairy cupcakes -reminds me of my Mother
    The smell of Sandalwood Insence -reminds me of my youth
    The smell of a puppy – reminds me of my boys when they are sleeping
    So many smells…so many memories

  17. Farzana
    Mar 27, 2014 / 10:26 AM

    Vanilla, rose, cinnamon, smell of bread baking, babies,men’s cologne, laundry hanging out to dry, burnt matches, anything citrusy.

  18. Karin McCann
    Mar 27, 2014 / 10:32 AM

    My favourite scent is that of lemongrass. I love Rain’s lemon grass scented candles in the silver morocco style bowls as well as their lovely lemongrass scented soaps! Bought a whole lot of stock last time I visited Swellendam – what an awesome store and spa!

  19. Lara
    Mar 27, 2014 / 10:38 AM

    Petrichor – yep, that’s a real word! The scent of rain on dry earth.

    Oh, and of course, freshly baked, piping hot bread slathered in melting butter, yummo 🙂

  20. Anelize
    Mar 27, 2014 / 3:47 PM

    I love the smell of citrus. Makes everything smells clean and fresh!

  21. Mar 27, 2014 / 5:41 PM

    My favourite smell is lemongrass. I am so addicted to it!

  22. Mar 30, 2014 / 11:31 PM

    I love the smell of vanilla and freshly ground coffee beans/freshly brewed coffee, BUT I also love the smells of car oil and wood. So basically I love the smell of my dad’s garage. 🙂 Always reminds me of happy times playing there while Dad made something awesome.

  23. Chantelle
    Mar 31, 2014 / 12:46 PM

    coconut essence is my absolute favourite!

  24. Mieke du Plessis
    Mar 31, 2014 / 12:50 PM

    I love the smell of tea just as you pour the boiling water over the tea bag- so fresh and fragrant. Especially rooibos, earl grey and chi tea- each unique scent is refreshing.

  25. Mar 31, 2014 / 12:53 PM

    I can’t get enough of Jasmine’s scent. I hide flowers in my tissue boxes and jacket pockets to make them smell delicious!

  26. Caroline Terblanche
    Mar 31, 2014 / 2:44 PM

    I love the smell of wet cement and that dusty smell after a summer storm when it hasn’t rained for a while. I also love the smell of the soft white underbelly fur of my cat – when I feel anxious I just cuddle her and press my face into her tummy and she smells like everything will be okay again.

  27. Mar 31, 2014 / 4:00 PM

    You did say to mention even if they are Weird!…I love the smell of petrol when the attendant is filling you car.I also love Verbena,Sweet Pea,Fuschia,Lavender,Rose and Vanilla…Oh! And I have to mention Chocolate….and in the rain range…I love their Wild Cotton.

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