Friday, February 17, 2017

Future Prim Valentine's Release

Disclaimer - all products were purchased by me. 

I had originally planned to sit this restock out and save for that epic spring release that I loved so much from last year. The Valentine's release is small and didn't really call out to me after trying everything a year ago, but things obviously changed. A new rose scent, bath truffles, and the return of aromatic oils that were temporarily unavailable meant that the wallet was in trouble once again. Oops!

Bath Truffle

Lovers Entwined

A secret gift from a forbidden lover. A ring of roses, a paper pouch of pink and white marshmallows, a sprig of lavender, and the memory of the deepest sweetest kiss. 

Velvety, crimson rose petals covered in dew droplets and just the faintest trace of lavender. It becomes greener and more sharp the longer it stays on my skin. I was curious to see how this would compare to Solstice Scents Rose Mallow Cream, and the two are very different. Lovers Entwined is deeper, more of a fresh rose with an old fashioned feel to it while Rose Mallow Cream is sweeter and more youthful/playful with the marshmallow playing a prominent role as the scent unfolds.

I also grabbed a few bath truffles that were offered with the rest of the collection. These things are huge! Yuge? Anyway, here's a size comparison with a Haus of Gloi butter bomb for reference. I'll do a product review in the near future, but for now I'll say that these are very strongly scented and I only needed 1/4 of a truffle for a moisturizing bath treat.

Chocolate Amber

Cocoa bean, smokey vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli and sun-warmed jasmine flowers. 

I just love Tiggy's amber blend. It's rich and sultry, kinda clean, with a wonderfully unisex feel. There's a little bit of milk chocolate that I can detect, but this is mostly amber.

Hawaiian Flower

Tropical pineapple and orange juice, Hawaiian pikake flower, and lush rainforest. 

A heady floral blend with a prominent musk note. Google tells me that pikake is another name for jasmine sambac, a note that I've seen before but am not entirely sure how it differs from regular jasmine. I do smell that narcotic jasmine in here, but I also smell something similar to plumeria. Imagine a blend of the two and that's what this is.

Strawberries & Champagne

Fresh strawberries, orchard greens, effervescent citrus and sweet melons. 

Tart citrus and strawberries with bubbly effervescence. Very different from the popular Victoria Secret scent of the same name, which smells more like champagne with no fruity notes and very little fizziness.

Violet Milk

Woodland violets cloaked in sweet milk and sugar.

Clean, white, and soapy just like, well...a bar of soap. Not at all floral and sweet like I had expected. It's very strongly scented though, and I could smell this one before I opened the box.

You can find the remaining inventory from the Valentine's release marked down on clearance here.

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