This was a tiny order I wanted to place to get a couple more Widow's Walk clams as well as a few from The Bathing Garden's summer collections that I had not tried before they were taken down. I placed this order a day or two before October 1st. So I have a feeling those Halloween orders should be rolling out soon. Clamshells are $3.75 each.
Widow's Walk and Pink Sand I have reviewed previously, but enjoyed enough to warrant backups.
Soothe Me- Eucalyptus, mint, sage and lavender.
The mint leaf and eucalyptus are dried and crushed under a pestle and blended with soft sage leaves that feel like lambs' ears. Purple buds of lavender underscore the whole herbal blend and create a soothing scent indeed. Glad I grabbed two.
Lavender Vanilla Custard is another repurchase from the past. It does remind me a bit of Bath & Body Work's Lavender Vanilla but with more creamy thickness and less of that perfumed note. This scent rocks my socks in the scrub, body lotion and soap too. But I behaved. I behaved y'all. I only got the one tart. For now.
Cleopatra's Cream Bath- Butter, golden honey, clotted cream, rosewood, and a hint of musk.
Another scent I love to have on hand from The Bathing Garden. This may be a perfume dupe of something but all I know is that rosewood really calls to me. Toss in honey and cream and I am shelling out the dollar bills. Not sure why I only bought one. I will probably fix that here pretty soon.
Pearls of the Ocean ($2.00) repurchase (I loved it!) and Faerie Tears ($1.25).
Faerie Tears blends red currants, sandalwood and vanilla. The red currants create a fruity tartness much like unsweet pomegranate or cranberries but made more musky with sandalwood and vanilla. Glad I picked it up to try but probably not one I would go gaga over. The throw was medium-light.
White pumpkin in Mummy Mademoiselle mixes rose jam, salt water taffy and white vanilla. Rose Jam sings in this blend but the taffy and vanilla do give it a slight creamy edge. A nice thrower usually too.
Brown pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie Spice holds all the yummy fixin's like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove but also ginger and cardamom which adds a peppery dimension to the creamy pumpkin.
Hades & Persephone scents the grey pumpkin with citrus, cognac, musk, patchouli and ozone. Dried orange peels and patchouli leaves are gauzy and ethereal. It brings to mind a more sophisticated version of Lush's Karma. The cognac has a Grand Marnier orange liqueur infusion. I adore this one. Absolutely adore.
Tiny tombstones in Belle Morte, which combines black fruits, vanilla, ozone and greens, house the dupe for Lush's Comforter. I am not a fan of that particular scent so it doesn't do much for me, but these shapes do. I want to wear them around my neck.
I may have behaved for this order, but I did no such thing for the Halloween order. Did you place a Halloween order from Shannon? Are there any favorites you are looking forward to having back in your stash? I finally bought a Toxic Earth scrub after quite a few years of hemming and hawing about it. Totally excited.