Thank you Amanda (Iris Handmade Soaps), for sending me your soaps. I feel so special to try them! And for Solstice Scents samples, they are all so good!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
So, here goes my indie perfume oil collection!
You can see my collection as it was last year here. Compare for yourself how much I have let go of and how much I have gained. The links under the picture take you to the review.
|Haus Of Gloi: Honey Tree, Vice, Troika, Licorice Chew|
|Ava Luxe: Loukhoum, Love's True Bluish Light|
|The Morbid The Merrier:|
|BPAL: 13 August '08, Gaillo, German Expressionist Horror|
|BPAL: Absinthe, Black Phoenix, Bliss, Fae, Kali, Rose Red|
|BPAL: Snake Oil, Womb Furie (and back ups)|
|BPAL: Jerusalem Cherry Honey, Paduan Killer Swarm, Hemlock Honey, Oleander Honey|
|BPAL: Slaugh, Pomegranate IV, Pumpkin Latte, Boo!, Ghoulish|
|BPAL: Red Lantern. Khajuraho, Berry Moon, Gypsy, Enraged Orangutan Musk, Smut|
|The Garden Bath: Chocolate Passion|
Nocturne Alchemy: Netherworld
Smell Bent: Gelty Pleasures
Darling Clandestine: Maudlin And Bedlam
|Ajmal: Liquid Gold, Mukhallat Burj|
Heaven and Earth Essentials: Pumpkin Honey
Violette Market: Watermelon Honey
Conjure Oils: Mara
|Twyla Perfumes: Slammerkin, Milk Flower, Spirit Of Christmas Past|
|Firebird: Almond Milk, Woodsmoke Vanilla|
Love Potion: Honey Ho, Hot Honeyed Fig
Hayward Enterprises dupe oil: L de Lolita Lempica
Non Indie Oils:
|Kiehl's Musk and Amber|
Natio: Champa Attar
|The Body Shop: White Musk, Juba Juba|
Finally, all my samples!
I found these boxes at the stationery shop (the pink and purple boxes). They are perfect for keeping sample vials. The two round boxes are empty body butter ones which I find very useful too.
ETA: This is where I store my perfume oils. All the bottles just fit in one plastic box and it doesn't even take much space to store. It is tucked away in a cupboard shelf, safe and snug!
Monday, April 1, 2013
|Spring, the doomsday for snowmen|
This is my first close encounter with Heliotrope, both as a note and otherwise, not having smelt the flowers in real life. I find Heliotrope in this to be quite powdery but with a 'bite' of something anisic/almond/cherry-like. Not that these are palpably present here but I get that sensation, perhaps due to the Heliotropin. It reminds me of the beginning of Lolita Lempica, only heliotrope takes a fresh powdery direction in this rather than a totally different sweet one that it takes in Lolita Lempica. The heliotrope blends with clean, cold Iris and fresh, green Angelica giving the illusion of a cool water. It is transparent indeed. It is powdery but the powder is so gentle, more like pollen covering the dew laden fresh flowers. In the dry down the heliotrope diffuses and remains as a soft powder, blended with cold, dry iris and even softer musk. This stage it reminds me of Infusion d'Iris of Prada which I love with all my heart but L'eau D'Hiver is crisper, more delicate and more watery.
L'Eau D'Hiver is a real pleasure to wear. It is light, sheer and gracefully feminine. It stays for a long time on me but stays close to the skin making it even more delicate and enjoyable. It is a perfect springtime perfume. I can see myself wearing this a lot in this transition month from cold to warm weather and also for much needed freshness in the heat. I am loving every drop of my 5ml miniature that came in a coffret. If I could afford, I would buy a full bottle right away.