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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.

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Wiggle Perfume Samples

July 2, 2010 7 comments

Spotted Wiggle Perfume at The Soap Box Company and perfumes sounded interesting but didn’t place an order, couple of days later I spotted them on a random Etsy search and spotted you can buy samples. ($1.50 each)

On Etsy Wiggle sell the samples, a few men scents, some special scents, and the usual scents in 5ml and 15ml bottles.

Ordered five in Black No 1, Sicily, Nicosia, Belle Marie and Penelope.

Took a few days to send my order. And then a week to get to the UK.

All perfumes were inside a plastic bag with a free sample of Selene included. Also there was a business card as in seen in the photo.

Will start with the sample first…

Selene

blended rich golden myrrh with red musk and blood orange essential oil. Heady lotus, night blooming jasmine, and olive blossom lend a narcotic femininity

This is floral, not as strong as Belle Marie, it’s very light and pretty. This is a brand new scent as it’s only just gone up on Etsy.

Sicily

scent is dolled up with olive blossom, neroli, sambuca, and sandalwood. This perfume straddles the line between straw-hat outdoorsy and shiny-clean boutique posh.

For summer, can smell the neroli and sandalwood (not strong sandalwood) scent lingers for a long time. Very clean scent.

Black No 1

dark and sweet with a mix of blackberry, narcissus, violet, patchouly, and clove. There’s also a little hint of rain floating around in there

Yes it is a dark scent, and can smell all of those notes, a night scent which is utterly gorgeous and sexy.

Penelope

Penelope is my spicy Spanish tribute, a blend of blood orange, chypre, black pepper, geranium and neroli. Anchored by the same luxurious musk I used in 27, it contains hints of saffron, honey, and oriental rose.

Another gorgeous summer type scent, slightly spicy, another fragrance which would be a great night time going out scent.

Nicosia

A blend of fig, olive blossom, clove, golden honey and sandalwood, this scent is all fresh breezes and dusky-haired women draped in sun-bleached cotton.

Really can pick out the honey in this, along with the fig. More daytime for me, reminds me just a tiny bit of the honey note in Haus Of Gloi’s Honey Tree.

Belle Marie

Belle Marie is a bewitching blend of absinthe, frangipani, kudzu blossom, magnolia, vetiver, oakmoss, and sweetgrass. It’s fresh and feminine, deceptively sweet and earthy with a barely-hidden dark side.

Another daytime floral scent, can make out the magnolia first then the frangipani. Not overly keen on floral, but this I do love. Described well, it is very fresh and sweet.

Overall

Would say Black No 1, Penelope and Nicosia are top of the best list. Good experience and glad I ordered samples first, would buy from Wiggle again, maybe a few more samples before moving onto the bigger bottles. Scents are all feminine and sexy and not overpowering.

Have had no sensitivity to using them.

Found Wiggle on Facebook. Just type in the search “Wiggle Perfume And Sundries”. You can check out pictures of the bottles all dressed up and get news on sales etc.

The Morbid The Merrier ~ First Impressions

June 10, 2010 2 comments

On a search of Bath and Beauty products on Etsy I found a number of listings of unique products from one seller. The packaging immediately from this shop caught my eye, everything has a carnival theme, and slightly Victorian. Straight away the name of the shop: The Morbid The Merrier gives you the overall idea of what Lysa (the owner) is trying to achieve. And she does it well.

Within a week and a half my order was bought, sent and delivered from the US to the UK, lovingly packaged like a gift, covered in a purple tissue paper and wrapped at the end with little frilly black ribbons, I also received a couple of business cards (one a thank you card) and a few candy sweets (Which my son loved and eat within 10 minutes of being home from school!!!)

I ordered: Maximo Solid Perfume ($4.50) in Limited Edition packaging described as:

A complex and beautiful blend of sweet cocoa, spicy black pepper, earthy patchouli with a heart of vanilla and wood.

This is the product which contained the cocoa scent I can smell. Don’t let the thought of a strong cocoa scent put you off though, within minutes of applying the perfume the chocolate scent was replaced with lovely warm vanilla and dark spice notes. The scent lasted for quite a few hours on my skin without re-applying.

For $4.50 (which is about £3.09) really is a bargain. This product is well worth the money, can see this product will last me a long while. And the fragrance is so unique I think in the future I will definitely buy the $12 perfume oil.

The other product I received in the tissue wrapping was:  Absinthe Solid Perfume (again $4.50 in Ltd Ed packaging) Scent description:

Notes of anise, citrus, a tiny bit of sugar, and a hint of wood. This fragrance is heady, but delicate – powerful, yet ethereal. Definitely absinthe, but you won’t smell like a licorice whip. Perfect for men or women.

I’ve never bought any absinthe beauty products before, was a little unsure of what I’d receive, but I wanted to try the things that made me the most curious first. I’m so pleased I did purchase this product, it is very delicate even complex. And it’s not overpowering licorice I can smell, my son always has a whiff of my new products and he said he could pick out the citrus in this and actually he’s right. Lysa has described this perfectly, so I can’t add onto that description except to say it’s like nothing I’ve smelled before. All day I’ve been warming to the scent as I pick out different notes.

If Lysa decides to do any lotions, I’ll be buying some in this scent, but can imagine going through a lot of it in the winter months, not that I’m complaining I really love it.

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Overall, would I buy again from TMTM? Yes, I’m going to be making a order soon. The products are very unique, fresh, fun, and the way they are delivered makes you feel special for those few minutes you open everything up and try each item out. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to see what other scents will surprise me.

The Morbid The Merrier owns 28 fragrances and applies them to soaps, lip balms, perfume oil, solid perfumes, bath salts and dry oil spray. There’s also a section to buy samples of the perfume oil at $2 each for a 1ml vial which is useful if you want to try several scents but are unsure if these products will work for you.