Friday, July 28, 2017

Haus of Gloi Honey Perfumes

Disclaimer - all products were purchased by me

A new themed perfume collection hit the website a few weeks ago and this time  honey is the starring note. Vegan, of course. I was really excited for this theme but the collection wasn't quite what I had in mind. These are the five I picked up through Ajevie decants. Let's check it out.

Honeyed Apricot
Tart apricots drizzled with light golden honey

Thick apricot jam made even more thick with the subtle addition of honey in the background. All apricot from start to finish and the only one that did not turn powdery. It ended up being my favorite of the bunch, but a sample will suffice. Wear time was four hours. 

Honeyed Cantaloupe
Summery and bright honey drizzled over fresh cantaloupe slices

Sweet cantaloupe in the very beginning that quickly becomes baby powder. It skipped right past that golden syrup stage and went straight to powdery sweetness. Three hour wear time. 

Honeyed Coconut
Honey accord with coconut cream and coconut pulp

This is pretty much all honey. The coconut is so soft that I realllly have to concentrate to find it. It was also the shortest wearing perfume I've tried in recent memory, barely lasting one hour each time it was tested.

Honeyed Ginger
Warm red ginger, exotic white ginger and a nice helping of honey

Spicy, fresh and sweet, the ginger opens this blend and quickly disappears into the thick golden goodness of the honey. It wore for close to four hours.

Jasmine Honey
Heady jasmine flowers with an accompaniment of thick, rich honey

All jasmine here - sweet, enticing and milky - with a little extra sweetness from the honey. It's extra thick and sticky, powdery in the drydown, but I suspect that is more from the jasmine than the honey. Another scent with an unusually short wear time of one hour.

Well, like I said, these combos weren't exactly what I had in mind and felt a little out in left field somewhere. I would have liked to see some snuggly scents for autumn like honey & amber and honey & vanilla. Maybe something woody like oak?

In addition to the perfume samples, I also nabbed a few bubble bars that were offered in the general catalog scents. Three of these have been reviewed before but Moon Dog is one I haven't tried yet.

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

Just like the perfume in that it is a tangy red fruit similar to raspberry with a crisp black tea. One of my favorite general catalog scents along with Imp.

Moon Dog
Solar storms erupt: cracked coconut, dry sandalwood essence, heated with nutmeg and clove

Lots of clove in this blend against a soft, milky coconut. The coconut is hard for my nose to pick up so this is more of a warm and spicy blend with an intriguing sweetness.

A trinity of milks, almond, oat and coconut, lashed with sweet agave nectar and the ethereal scent of clean white

Sweet almond is what stands out followed by the clean linens and a very soft background of creamy coconut. It smells just like the perfume although I'll have to stick with bubble bar format because I seem to remember their almond not working well with my skin chemistry.

Steam billows rolling off a vessel of fresh made Turkish coffee, marshmallow goo tainted by graham cracker crumbs, toasted hazelnuts and blanketed in black chocolate

This one is a little different than I remember and the most lightly scented of the four. I get a rich chocolate and roasted coffee beans but the other notes didn't carry over into this format.

I just checked the website for availability and the bubble bars have sold out but the honey perfumes are still available for $15 each. Fall will be the next collection and I can't wait to see what they come up with! 

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