Monday, April 10, 2017

Haus of Gloi Spring Order

Disclaimer -all products were purchased by me. 

Spring is my favorite Haus of Gloi collection, and I eagerly await it's arrival every year. Their floral scents in Splendiferous, Milkmaid and Honeybelle are staples in my collection, but I'm all stocked up on those and passed on them this year. Instead I went with a few of the new Milk scents and Celestina, along with a butter bomb and body emulsion in Litchi Milk Tea for summer.

Ripe red apple and Egyptian musk with a hint of fresh rose

Sugared rose petals and an ultra crisp, juicy Mac apple. The rose pulls a little stronger on my skin with the apple adding a lovely freshness, and these two notes compliment one another nicely. The musk is clean smelling like a second  skin and really amps up at times, but helps tame the sweetness from the fruit. The drydown is all musk that hugs close to my skin. Sillage is strong and total wear time is around 8 hours. I really liked this one and will probably try it out as a pumpkin butter next time (hopefully the musk will be lighter in that format).

Litchi Milk Tea
Tart lychee fruit and black tea met with a splash of coconut milk.

This is actually one of the general catalog scents, but I'm including it here since it fell into the shopping cart along with the rest of these spring goodies. It's a tangy 'red' fruit blend similar to a raspberry combined with a glass of refreshing, crisp tea. It's more lychee than tea, and I don't smell the coconut at all. I reviewed a sample of this a while back so this is a repurchase.

Well worn leather, dirt n dandelions, carrot, a pinch of tobacco and a light sheen of feral skin musk

I ordered this one last year and meant to review it at the time but totally forgot. Anyway, I feel like Bugs Bunny wearing this one because it smells like carrots that have just been pulled from the dirt. Cool and clean (seriously, how does dirt manage to smell clean?), vegetal and sweet. The sillage is strong at first but later dries down to a skin hugging clean musk. I admit, I took one sniff of this last year and set it aside until now, but it's slowly growing on me. It's not something I would wear, but I might consider this in a soap or sugar scrub one day.

The break of waves, gurgling sea foam, kelp, rain tinged air, sand smoothed driftwood and wild sage.

This was a free sample. It starts out crisp, salty and green, like a cool ocean breeze carrying the smell of murky kelp that has washed ashore. Unfortunately it all goes downhill quickly because it begins to turn soapy. Think unscented laundry detergent powder. I had to wash it off after an hour because it was just too much. Now I had a Selkie pumpkin butter a ways back and don't remember it having that soapy smell.

Honeyed Amber
A blend of three ambers and two types of honey

A lone butter bomb that found its way here. This is a deeply comforting blend - sweet, a little powdery, and very snuggly soft. I'd snatch this up if they ever offered it in a pumpkin butter.

Neroli Milk
Honeyed orange blossom and sweet milk

Smells just like Honeybelle and their orange blossom butter bombs from the spring collection. Tart orange, sharp green notes, and hints of creamy white petals. No milk or honey notes were detected after testing it a few times. Moderate sillage with a wear time of 3 hours. 

Pink Marshmallow Milk
Magical pink berries and frothy cold milk

In the bottle, this starts off smelling like a glass of Nesquik strawberry milk. The berries are sweet but not excessively so, leaning more into artificial territory than realistic. They disappear quickly, giving way to a powdery vanilla floral that bears a striking resemblance to Milkmaid at times (I'm going to call this the fruity version of Milkmaid). The sillage is low to moderate and this one lasted around 4 hours on my skin. It's a pretty scent, but I know I've smelled this before.

So that's all for now. Celestina was really nice but that musk amped something fierce on my skin. I went looking for a mini pumpkin butter to try this scent in a different format but it's sold out. Ah well, maybe next year. The two milk, I don't know. The neroli one wasn't milky at all, and the pink marshmallow one feels like a stock oil. I'm 99% certain I've smelled that pink berry scent from a few wax vendors and with Haus of Gloi, I expect one of a kind. Anyways, a few of these items have already sold out, but you can find the remaining spring stuff here.


  1. I love HoG! I usually order the fall scents but I have been curious about the Lychee Milk Tea so thanks for the review. The Honeyed Amber interests me also. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lychee Milk Tea is really good and so is Imp if you're looking for a summery fruit blend. <3

  2. Oh man. What a bummer about the Milks. I picked up Carnation Milk and like it. Not something I am drooling over but I am enjoying it as a fresh spring/summer scent. On me it smells more like coconut milk water in the end with florals. I am enjoying Ploughman. I got the pumpkin butter and sample and have worn both for a couple days now. I get the carrot in the heart but in the beginning it is all soil on me <3 I really have to be in the mood for soil but I am enjoying it as a spring scent too. Makes me want to get my hands dirty planting things. I have never tried their body emulsions. Do you enjoy them? I will admit... the photo quality on the HoG website has gone down. Those butter bomb photos make me cringe. >_< But I am hoping the product quality is not going down too. Thankfully I am still happy with the pumpkin butters, butter bombs and bathing dust. But straight oils?! No thanks.

    1. Coconut, huh? That was another one I was eyeballing but now that I saw your review I'm OK passing it up. Ploughman is cool but like you said it's something I have to be in the mood for. Are you good with growing plants? I've never been able to figure it out, either I water them too much or not enough. I finally found a hyacinth at the grocery store a few days ago but left it there knowing it wouldn't live long with me lol.

      I love their body emulsions far more than the pumpkin butters. Theyre just as moisturizing and actually sink in. Sometimes the butters feel like my skin is drowning in oil. If they offered emulsions in seasonal scents, I'd probably never buy the butters again. I haven't noticed their quality going downhill. The themed perfumes are ho-hum, but the products themselves seem to be the same quality. How are you liking the Bathing dusts?

    2. I have a bachelors and masters in agriculture but sadly I have a Black Thumb of Death. I am recently having a sliver of success growing succulents (I think the neglect actually helps them) but I am not going to push it. I wish I could grow things in abundance. Maybe after I am done growing my children?

      Good to hear you enjoy the emulsions. I like the pumpkin butters a lot but I am a heavy lotion kinda gal. I think because my mom hooked me on lotion when I was little and my skin has come to expect it? How weird does that sound? Can that even happen? Well, that's my story and I am sticking to it. I love the slather. But I will try the emulsions too. Glad to hear you are still thinking they are chugging along well. I admit I got nervous when Britton left the helm. I LOVE the Bathing Dusts. I wish I had scooped up more of the mint patchouli one.