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Samhain Body Butter
The Haus of Gloi Sahmain fragrance is described as:
Rustling leaves, chilled winds...Freshly turned earth, wet leaves and a cool herb laden wind carrying spectres and spooks!To me, Samhain a fresh earthy/green scent that's quite dark but not overly woody. I get a subtle incense/clove/coffee/patchouli base note from it that reminds me a lot of the excellent Possets Morgan Le Fay perfume oil from Dreams of Avalon.
I love the formula of the Halloween body butter. It is rich and very moisturising without being sticky or taking an age to sink in, and I can feel it really nourishing my dry skin. With the onset of colder weather, I can feel the itch starting up on my shins again, but this body butter has stopped that in its tracks and my skin still feels normal and not itchy/flaky even on the next day after applying. I've already ordered another body butter in Pumpkin Queen and I'm considering ordering a back up Samhain because I don't want to be without this in the winter.
Absinthe Bubbling Scrub
Haus of Gloi Absinthe smells just like Absinthe to me. It's a much safer way of experiencing the green fairy than drinking it, which can lead to excellent nights out or very bad decisions, quite often at the same time. This is how the scent is described by Haus of Gloi:
Hauntingly herbal. Wormwood and anise swim in a creamy green sea of lemon balm and soft glowing mints. A hefty lump of sugar and the tiniest drop of suggestive deep green moss.This description is very accurate. This is a well-balanced scent where none of the individual notes overpower (it's easy for lemongrass or anise to dominate a fragrance, but Haus of Gloi manage to make both these notes play nicely).
Bubbling scrub is a sugar scrub in a slightly foaming creamy base. It doesn't foam madly but I don't mind that as I find very foamy scrubs quite drying. There's enough foaminess to feel like it cleans properly, and it gives my skin a gentle but thorough scrub/cleanse.
A sample of Hex perfume oil (also from the Halloween collection) was included in my order, and although it's a nice scent it isn't to my taste - too much vanilla and not enough dark for me. If you do like vanilla scents I can imagine it'd nice in the body butter formulation.
Haus of Gloi products are vegan, they're very well-priced and the shipping costs from the US are reasonable. I love the branding, and the packaging is professionally done but not in any way boring. I'd thoroughly recommend them based on my initial experience, and have already placed a second order. The website is at www.hausofgloi.com.