Sunday, 13 February 2011
Haus of Gloi Valentine's Review - Come Hither and Something Hopeful
Come Hither - described on the Haus of Gloi website as 'Based off of traditional herbs and roots used in Hoodoo to draw and attract a lover, or entice the one you've already ensnared! Bourbon vanilla, tonka bean, cardamon, a touch of rose oil, Queen Elizabeth root, three threads of saffron and a touch of honey to sweeten the whole deal.'
Come Hither is very hard to describe. It's warm, a little spicy and a tiny bit rosy, but it's not any of those notes excessively. Although it doesn't smell very similar to Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao Body Creme it has a similar feel to the fragrance - not overpoweringly any one note, but it just makes my skin smell really good.
I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who likes very fresh scents (Something Hopeful is the one for you) but it isn't overpowering and is relatively subtle in the Pumpkin Butter (although, like all Haus of Gloi scents, it lasts all day on the skin). I found myself sniffing my arm during the day to get a whiff of it.
Something Hopeful - described as 'Perhaps the first stirrings of the spring to come. Warm sakura blossom green tea with the tiniest droplet of plum juice, red mandarin and crystallized jasmine essence.'
Something Hopeful is a delicate, fresh, clean, very slightly fruity scent. If you like Litchi Milk Tea, I think you'd like Something Hopeful. It's gorgeous in the Whipped Soap, and I also like it in the Pumpkin Butter for a lighter fragrance. I want to get this in the Bubbling Scrub too.
I didn't buy anything in the Who Needs Love scent as I don't generally get on with foody scents, but the coffee note has me a little interested. I might sneak a 2oz Pumpkin Butter in to my next order.