Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Haus of Gloi Summer 2011 - initial impressions review
The Brier Path - this is the one for lovers of Ploughman and Samhain from other seasonal collections. Rich damp woodland earth with berry/rose top notes. Fresh and pretty but not too girly, would also work for a man who doesn't mind a subtle rose note. An 'in the tub' first impression.
Narcosa - a heady warm floral. I don't know how I missed the tuberose in the description but I did, and the tuberose tends to dominate the blend a bit to my nose (I'm not a big tuberose fan). Heavier/headier than Come Hither from the Valentine's collection. If you liked Hex last Halloween, Narcosa is worth sampling. An 'in the tub' first impression.
Beguiled - smells like sweet lemon cake. Less tart and more foody than Honeysuckle Lemon Curd, with a sweet raspberry note following the initial lemon cake hit. I like it in the Bubbling Scrub, but it would be too sweet and foody for me in the Pumpkin Butter. If you liked Eggnoggin' last Winter, this is worth a sample. An 'in the tub' first impression.
I also bought Zazz in the soap. I haven't used it yet, but sniffing the bar this is a fresh, zesty, fizzy sort of scent.
Sanctum and The Brier Path are my favourite of the summer blends, although I recognise all the others are done well: my personal preference is for fresh or earthy scents. Haus of Gloi Summer scents are available until mid-July at www.hausofgloi.com.