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New Xmas Haus Of Gloi Products Avaliable

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Oooh ooh, yesterday was the much awaited release of the Yule goodies from the Haus, stalked the clock all afternoon for them to update their site and got my goodies 8 minutes after they went on sale, still obviously very much in love with Haus Of Gloi, and never disappointed by their products.

My tip would be to quickly go for the Glogg perfume oil, there’s limited (one per customer) supplies as this year Britton couldn’t re-stock it in the usual soap, scrub and lotion forms. surprised this hasn’t sold out already, but have noticed a few of the items are sold, so keep your eye on the site for when stock is replaced.

If you don’t already know the usual Parkin, Hearth and Snow Wolf are back along with a new scent Eggnoggin. The site says Yule items should be avaliable until the 5th of January 2011.

Will return to do a review when my items are here.

New Halloween Haus Of Gloi Products

August 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Look on the brand new Haus Of Gloi website from today onwards for some new Halloween goodies.

New scents are:

PUMPKIN QUEEN: Gentle hay pillows, pumpkin flesh, ripe peaches dusted with clove and nutmeg, dried summer herbs, and lastly, a lovely crown of amber.

SAMHAIN: Rustling leaves, chilled winds …
Freshly turned earth, wet leaves, and a cool herb laden wind carrying spectres and spooks!

HEX:
You’ve been bewitched! Lecherous: brackish amber, aged vanilla bean and three dark fruits, veiled in darkness and otherworldly secrecy.

SAFT ERNTE:
A merry drink of harvest and glowing with warmth: Peach juice simmering with sweet spices, pumpkin, silken hazelnut cream and made completely curious with a drop of orange blossom water.

They will all be avaliable in soap form, bathing dust, perfume, bubbling scrub and the new thicker pumpkin butter cream.

There is also a new lip balm avaliable for limited edition too.

Everything sounds beautiful and going to have to make a big order, recently bought lots of HoG products, still loving this company.

Soap Box Sampler

August 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Soap Box Sampler

A collection of samples for you to enjoy! Our little cubed box is filled with 12 super smelling mini samples to try. You’ll receive petite smell-goods from Haus of Gloi, Villainess, Florish, Savor, Wiggle, I Smell Good, Arcana, Super Bad and Bath Nation. The Soap Box Sampler is a perfect way to try an array of products and fragrances and it’s yours FREE with a purchase of $50 or more.

All samplers contain the exact same products from the companies listed above with a few fragrance variations. One sampler per order, no substitutions, rain checks or available for past purchases. Offer good through the month of August or while supplies last. This offer will be located in the cart as an option to add to your shopping cart when the minimum amount of $50 is reached. Bathe On!

Go to The Soap Box Co for more details.

Follow Up : Summer Scents By Haus Of Gloi

June 26, 2010 10 comments

This week I received my summer scents sampler pack from Haus Of Gloi, they came in a little box filled with tissue paper and a free sample vial of Moon Dog and little Haus thank you card.

In the pack was four new summer only limited edition scents ($10), labelled and packed tightly so no leaks.

I already had high hopes for these new fragrances, so far have been very impressed with the quality and how long the scents actually last for, along with the unique scents themselves.

The pack contained the following vials:

Beguiled

Lemon cake made with the tang of fresh buttermilk, raspberry coulis – an otherwise innocent cake corrupted by cardamon and deceptive pink peppercorns.

Never been keen on lemon scents, find they end up making you smell like horrid cheap kitchen and bathroom cleaners. HOWEVER, this is a warm just baked lemon cake. Not artificial, and the lemon isn’t a sharp zesty note. And yes can imagine some raspberry coulis running down the side of the cake. A daytime fragrance oil that is really comforting and yummy. This would work well for me in perfume oil, soap and scrub.

Zazz:

Tart cranberry, pink grapefruit, sparkling champagne all shook up crushed with ginger root

Had this on today, which was a gorgeous very hot British humid day. And every so often got a little whiff of this, and loved it, Zazz is sparkling, very fizzy scent, never smelt anything like this before. Little bit of ginger root I can smell. Very summery and fun. In the vial I didn’t like it so much, but on my skin the fizziness becomes the sparkling as referred to. This would work best for me in perfume oil and soap.

Red Roan:

Fresh strawberry flecked porridge with maple syrup and adulterated with a splash of white cognac.

This is probably the least favourite, although saying that I do love it, just not as much as the other three. The strawberry works well with the maple syrup but for me I think I’d prefer this in a lotion rather than oil.

Insalata Nocturna:

In the night garden, green Bolivian lemon, rubbed tomato leaf, olive leaf absolute, black fig syrup and basil.

Before this arrived I was expecting not to like this so much, was expecting it to be herbal and not expecting it to be so fresh. This is why ordering samples works, because now I love this, it is fresh, and totally reminds me of Italy, slight edge of citrus takes me back to Verona and Lake Garda and the outside cafes a few years ago, it’s lighter than expected, and is a scent that would work well day or night. This would well in scrubs, perfume oil and lotion.

Overall, $10 gets you a good amount of perfume oil, some new addictive scents leaving me impressed as ever that I found the Haus.

First Haus Of Gloi Haul

June 16, 2010 7 comments

First found Haus Of Gloi about 5 months ago after watching a few haul videos on You Tube, I was looking for a new brand to get into. Found a few mixed reviews; people seemed to be totally in love with the Haus products, or really not so sure, or felt they weren’t right for them (due to complex scents).

Decided I’d wait, and one day I’d make an order… oh man should have ordered much sooner:  I’ve missed the Spring scent line and a few “reverie” products whilst waiting (pift.)

First of all, I ordered about 6pm one night and about 3 hours later I was sent an email to say my order was being sent out (ALREADY!!!!!!) Within a week it was here. Was bowled over by the super speedy turnaround, and then I got really excited about my order because if customer service is like that then I had high hopes for the products.

I ordered the Honey Tree Emulsifying Scrub 1oz (price $2), Moon Dog Sample Perfume Vial ($2.50) and Picaroon 2oz jar of Lotion ($3.50) and I received a free sample of Vice Soap.

Everything was wrapped well in tissue paper and when I opened it up I could smell chocolate and coconut. I also received a little thank you card.

The Vice sample soap has lasted me three showers. Decided before I even used it I would buy myself some, the scent described is:

Steam billows rolling off a vessel of fresh made Turkish coffee, marshmallow goo tainted by graham cracker crumbs, toasted hazelnuts and blanketed in black chocolate.

Oooh yum, makes me hungry even just looking at that description let alone sniff it!!! The coffee smell is gorgeous, now I love my coffee and I love the smell of fresh coffee but I’m usually put off by coffee beauty scents, either way too overpowering or you end up smelling like you’ve had a cup poured over you and it goes stale. Vice is nothing like that, the chocolate gives the coffee a nice darker note. The soap lathers up easily and my skin hasn’t dryed up after use. (and my skin is prone to drying with most soaps). Vice perfume is definitely on my list of Haus must haves.

Next up, Honey Tree Scrub, have heard so much good stuff about this scent and it certainly seems to be one of the top HoG scents. It is very sweet, a little bit too sweet for me, although it is nice, and I will continue to use this scrub up I wouldn’t be buying it in scrub form again, however I have heard the Honey Tree soap is more musky and that sounds just the right blend for me. So will be buying the soap as I really want to like this. Scent description is:

Right from the bee hive honey, amplified by seductive essence of vanilla, darkened by a passing waft of woody smoke. A beautiful brown splattered with golden mica.

Can smell the honey mainly, but can pick out the notes of smoke and vanilla. I just want a little less honey. The scrub works really well, the sugar is very fine and not a harsh scrub, one of the best scrubs I’ve used in fact, It doesn’t leave you feeling greasy but after you’ve washed off the sugar there is some oils left on your skin, like I say it’s not greasy though. Which is weird right!! The blend of oils just work very well. Skin just feels soft and very moisturised. The 1oz tub gives you lots of showers worth of product, I only use a small half a teaspoon size amount, and it’s more than enough, also it’s nice to try a scent/scrub without buying a huge frigging jar and finding you don’t like the scent or product and then wasting most of it just to get rid of it. For $2 you just can’t go wrong with this.

The sugar is fine and amazingly soft on your skin

Moon Dog perfume next.. this scent is AWESOME. Nope! It’s gorgeous! Nope, It’s delicious. Damn it, it’s all of those things and more. Try it, try it NOW!!! Haus gives you a very generous sample, god knows how many days worth you can get out of this, if you tried it every day for a month I’d say that’ll last that amount of time. I use the scent on my wrists and every so often I can smell it, but it’s in no way over powering to anyone around you, it’s more of a personal scent, you’d want to keep smelling just for yourself. Haus describes this as:

Solar storms erupt: pure cracked coconut, dry sandalwood heated with Indonesian nutmeg and a Singapore clove.

Spicy yes! And complex, and oh so yummy. It’s very sexy, and a very adult scent. Again very nicely priced sample. The vial is labelled- very good if you buy more than one scent.

The scent lasts for most of the day, but you get so much product you’d be re-applying every few hours just to have more to smell. Seriously, it’s THAT good.

Last product is the Picaroon Lotion. The lotion comes in 2oz tubs, 4oz bottles and 6oz jars. The 2oz is well priced, and you really don’t need a lot of product for each application, the lotion sinks into your skin quickly, non greasy (in fact every review I’ve read says the lotion is one of the best non greasy products around) yet the lotion doesn’t disappear it leaves skin soft, and moisturised. I usually have a issue with lotions, I have dry skin on my upper arms, some lotions have made it worse, some moisturise yet still have to keep re-applying product every few hours. Difference with this, I don’t need to re-apply product. First application sorts out my dry issue, leaves my skin nicely scented (scent lingers on skin all day) but I will admit I do re-apply this lotion… Why? Because a) I love the fragrance. and b) I figure it isn’t hurting to put more on. This is the first lotion I’ve used that I don’t have to go wash my hands afterwards.

The scent!

Sun scorched mahogany bough crusted with a crystalline sea spray! Faint plundered rare spices. Lemongrass, coconuts, fine Mexican lime and Haitian bay rum.

Don’t let the sound of lemongrass put you off. It’s blended so well it compliments the spices. The yummy coconut and rum notes are the reason why I re-apply. Very unique.

Overall, I love everything, I do love the Honey Tree (but really want the soap now). Items are affordable, samples are generous. Packaging is beautiful.

Already re-ordered the new Summer scents for my second order. Will be trying every scent Haus offers.

Haus Of Gloi are based in Portland, OR in the US. They offer 16 scents (look here for the general catalogue, and also seasonal limited edition fragrances. Scents can be found in bath salts, perfume oils, soap, scrub, new foaming scrubs, and lotion. This company is strictly vegan, if you have any questions about this just send Britton a convo on Etsy.

Haus Of Gloi Summer Limited Editions

June 14, 2010 1 comment

Only recently discovered Haus Of Gloi (review coming up next day or so) so far very impressed with quality of products and of the scents.

Tonight 5pm PST they will release 4 brand new summer Ltd Edition scents:

  1. Beguiled
  2. Insalata Nocturna
  3. Red Roan
  4. Zazz

Also believe they will release a very limited Black Cherry (single note) soap too.

For scent descriptions look here at the Haus Of Gloi blog. Bookmark them for up to date news or follow Britton (the owner) on Twitter

Currently Craving…

Products on my wish list:

Depravity Soap Haus Of Gloi

Spices, amber, coconut. Sounds ideal for me.

Twice Is Nice Emulsifying Sugar Scrub Haus Of Gloi

Buttery sugar cookie, almond. YUM!!!!

Bubble Bath Dough ShopRedLeaf

In probably the Vanilla Buttercream scent. A new way to make bubbles!!

“Smookie Monster” from Shirty Shirt Shirt

Being a Lost / smoke monster fan, this really is my sort of shirt!!!!!!!

Gloom Soap Latherati Soap

Vanilla, rose, honey, and nag champa. Sounds unique and delicious.

Just a few things I have my eye on, and with my birthday coming up, might get treated to them. My fingers are crossed!!!!