Thursday, November 24, 2016

Haus of Gloi Yule 2016

Disclaimer - all products were purchased by me. 

Here's the latest order from the Gloi Yule offerings. I kept it small this time, mostly butter bombs and the two new scents - Nefarious Gingerbread Man and the reformulated Winter Divinity.

Nefarious Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread dough with red ginger root, black patchouli, sticky resins and swirls of nag champa incense. 

More of a headshop type of scent rather than gingerbread. There's a whiff of spices and warm bakery that appear for a split second before being buried underneath the patchouli and incense. It's dark and heady, but not really a gourmand blend.

Winter Divinity

Sugary white vanilla divinity with a surprising jolt of peppermint.

This one has been reformulated since last year's version smelled more like chocolate than vanilla. The newest version starts out strong with the peppermint with a soft coziness underneath. The chocolate note is absent this time and I'd call this more cream (like the one in Milkmaid) than vanilla. Not too sweet and not very foody, but more of a delicate, clean skin scent. I love this new version and can see it working well as a year-round scent.


Holiday Citrus

A blend of grapefruit, orange, lemon and yuzu.

Orange and grapefruit stand out the most. It's clean and bright, and very strongly scented. I used a half butter bomb and it overpowered the smell of the wax I had just tossed into the warmer.


Creamy almond.

Smells exactly like the Jergen's cherry almond lotion. Very sweet and fruity.

I have a few Marzipan butter bombs still laying around from two years ago, and I was sad to discover that they smell very different from this year's version. The older scent is a rose and almond blend that leans more floral than foody. So far this has been the only rose scent from Haus of Gloi that I've liked, so I'm crossing my fingers they will go back to the older formula in the future.

Silver Fir

Two firs on a base of soft woody notes. 

A very green scent that reminds me more of grass than fir. There's a touch of icy coolness and a strong woodsy note that smells like cedar.

Sugar Cookie

Sugary cookies, not too buttery.

All butter, no sugar. It smells more like the crunchy Danish butter cookies that come in a blue tin, like these.

Sugar Plum

Sugary and slightly spiced plum.

This is a perfumey blend that smells like dark berries and some floral undertones. A little sweet, a little tangy, and very festive. Love it! I'm going to try this with the Silver Fir butterbombs sometime.

You can find the rest of the Yule collection here on the website. There is still a ton of items in stock, and there will be new items added for a special Cyber Monday sale.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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