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Soap To Go ~ Suds N Such

July 12, 2010 2 comments

This was a random Etsy purchase a while back. Ordered a Soap To Go, which is basically soap in a tube!!

Meant to be used when out and about, instead of using public toilet soap. The lid makes sure no water escapes into your bag, found the soaps will dry quick enough for you not to worry about making a mess.

Smells of lime, but found after use there is a soap smell on my hands. Maybe next time will buy one of the soaps without essential oil.

Cost was $3.75 and sent fairly swiftly within a few days.

Received a business card, a free sample of Yuzu scrub and a card ~ collect 5 and you get free soap.

Worth a go, and soap works well. Check out the Etsy soap here.

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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.

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.