Firstly, my shopping experience has been beyond satisfactory. I ordered from Twyla's Etsy Store and not from the website because I don't have PayPal right now. Twyla was lovely enough to accommodate me. I used 20% off offer from Dee's Blog. Twyla added a dram of Spirit Of Christmas Past generously to my order. I am thrilled by this because that is the most amazing perfume I have ever smelt! The shipping was very quick. I got my order in 10 days from US to UK which is super quick! Everything was well packed and included a handwritten note from Twyla, very sweet!
Do check out Twyla's Facebook page and her blog for new releases and offers. There are new creams, single notes, hair perfume and a new face oil! I can't wait to place my next order!
A creamy floral, fresh and sweet yet complex. As a kid, i was so in love with the scent of lilacs - I wanted to pick them, put them in a bowl and eat them with fresh, cold whipped cream and sugar. This scent is about as close to that as I can get. Lilac, carnation absolute, tuberose absolute and white rose drenched in vanilla, amber and cream with the faintest breath of fresh mint absolute.
I liked the description so much that went straight for a full bottle. No regrets here. It is amazing and I love it. This is so gorgeous that I can want to wear it everyday of my remaining scented life. In the bottle, I get sweet cream. It is not at all sugary sweet but sweet like cream itself. It is light, fluffy whipped cream. The flowers are really pretty and do get the gentle lilacs and some indistinct but very beautiful flowers. There is mint from the start but it kind of blends in and gives the perfume a cool effect.
I am in love with Milk Flower. It is so delicate and so creamy. It is such a soothing smell. Yes, the projection is not all over the place but it is something you wear to please yourself rather than anyone else. I keep smelling my wrists and just enjoy my own fragrance. The lasting power is about 2 or 3 hours and needs to be reapplied frequently but I really don't mind doing that. The fragrance is worth it.
Golden amber, my own hand-blended, proprietary version of Egyptian Musk, vintage patchouli, pink lotus, carnation, Russian rose otto, bourbon vanilla, benzoin, immortelle and bitter almond.
Slammerkin smells very rich and luscious in the bottle. It actually smells like a fruit called Sapodilla. Gosh, that is one fruit you'll never forget the smell of. It is a lovely smell actually, very ripe and very boozy, some what like overripe pears. Think of a pear that is so ripe that all the sugars are fermenting into alcohol... that is what sapodilla smells like. This may make you think that it is a fruity perfume but far from it, it is a nice full bodied blend of some beautiful resins. That boozy smell is what I think may be bourbon vanilla and benzoin mixed together with a warm amber. The bourbon vanilla becomes more apparent on the skin with a barely there flash of bitter almonds. I don't get any florals in particular but it is a smooth and soft blend. The dry down is a gently laden with a nice pleasant patchouli and a sheer musk. Musk is not really clean or animalic or floral. It is a gentle skin musk that is warmed up with amber and bourbon vanilla.
Slammerkin is awesomeness. Twyla says it is an aromatherapy version of an aphrodisiac. I really don't know about that but to me Slammerkin is a big and gentle perfume that I can comfortably wear. I am impressed with the lasting power and the projection of this perfume. So glad I got a full bottle.
The Golden Lilies
Lily-of-the-Valley, tiare flower, apricot, tonka, davana, amber, sandalwood and fire tree.
In the vial, I get apricots. Sweet apricot with mashed flowers. Very lovely smell! The apricot gives way to a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Artemisia/davana is nicely aromatic with a touch of green (like greenness of LOTV). In the drydown, I don't get any apricot but the flowers are beautiful. LOTV is still indistinct but graciously present. It smells like a warm floral on my skin, very delightful indeed. I will definitely go for a full size of this.
Bone Flower, another name for the lovely tuberose. Tropical flowers on a grave - mysterious, cool, ethereal and beautiful. The complex tuberose blended with the musky scent of loamy, tropical soil and unearthed bones. Tuberose Absolute, Balsam of Peru, Maile leaf (used in Hawai'ian funereal services), Styrax, Sandalwood Absolute.
I have no idea what is going on here but I seem to be anosmic to Bone Flower. I can't smell anything from the vial. On my skin also I get nothing. After about 2 or 3 minutes, I get a faint whiff of tuberose, which is also very fleeting and goes away in minutes. Initially I thought it could be because I was testing too many perfumes at that time. So I tested Bone Flower hours later and even the next day freshly showered skin (with a clean nose), still I got nothing. I adore tuberose and have never been anosmic to it. We used to have tuberose bulbs at home and the flowers smelt heavenly. Even in perfumes, I can quickly identify it and my skin loves tuberose too. I wonder what is causing me not to smell anything from Bone Flower. Could it the particular kind of musk? I really don't know. It has left me baffled.
Sandalwood, soft musk, cedarwood atlas, orange, pine scotch, vanilla and myrrh.
Only Alice begins with a woody musk, kind of smells like Indian incense sticks. The dry down is really good, has a little sweetness from vanilla and smells a bit pine-y. I still don't know if I like it or not. I think because it smells like incense sticks on my skin makes me feel a bit uncomfortable to wear it as a perfume. It is a nice perfume that I will be testing a lot before I conclude if I should get a full size or not.
White Chocolate Apricot
Apricot natural isolate, white chocolate, vanilla and coconut accord
This is from the Valentine's Day collection and I got as a free sample with my order. It is delicious! Twyla's white chocolate accord is to die for! It takes me a whole new level of olfactory pleasure! The white chocolate in this is beautiful. I get apricot but not as much as I get in The Golden Lilies. There is also mild coconut that gives a tropical feel. Very nice perfume. Love to wear it!