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The Morbid The Merrier ~ Halloween

September 2, 2010 1 comment

This is my second purchase from Lysa’s The Morbid The Merrier Etsy shop. Had to take advantage of some new Halloween products also buying a couple of things I’ve been eyeing up.

Like the first order everything came lovingly wrapped up in tissue and ribbons. Was so excited opening them, they were wrapped in bubble wrap to ensure no damage.

Ordered the Halloween Geist Candy Apple Lip Balm. Described as

Crisp tart apple + sticky, slightly spicy, gets-stuck-in-your-teeth candy coating.

Spot on, spicy apple. Never really too keen on lip balms, but this hasn’t left my side all day, have re-applied (not really needed to but just love it) again and again and again. It’s gorgeous. Really soft and moisturising. Got to buy more of this.

Also bought the Halloween Saucy Jack Perfume Oil Well priced at £12, really wasn’t too sure what this would be like described as :

Saucy Jack: Deep, dark, and resinous… redolent of stained and tattered petticoats, damp brick, and spilled blood in a London alleyway….

Had to buy this, love the Victorian era, and proud of London (live less than an hour away) cannot describe what notes this contains, but it’s feminine, and really beautiful. Not too strong, you won’t scare anyone away with a over-powering scent, would like to say it’s slightly flowery. Hmm.. not too sure. Whatever it is I like it.

Dessert Absinthe Solid Perfume costs $4.50 and comes in a roll-on container like a lip balm. lighter than the original absinthe scent TMTM offers. Described as:

Upon opening, the first notes are lemon, sugar, and anise – very reminiscent of a lemon sugar cookie. After wearing it for just a few minutes, however, the bottom notes emerge… woodsy, earthy, mysterious, and alluring.

Not over-powering, smells like a cake to me that needs some cream poured over it, yummy scent. Not a sexy scent like the Saucy Jack one, more of a comforting smell that will be nice in the upcoming winter months.

Natali Solid Perfume is the more subtle of the scents I ordered, smells just like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. A little faint, but pleased it is, chocolate scents can be a little too much on my skin, so it’s nice to have to sniff my arm rather than have a constant scent bothering me.

Described as:

Natali is a brooding yet comforting blend of sweet, spicy orange and dark, fragrant chocolate with a heart of vanilla and wood.

Overall, loved the Halloween pieces the most, have to buy the other products being offered for limited edition too. This is my fave company after Haus Of Gloi. And in my opinion should be right up there in the top Etsy sellers list. There’s samples in the shop, no doubt you’ll love everything to buy bigger sizes.  A must buy for sure.

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.