Getting the Haus of Gloi newsletter lately has proved to be quite enabling. From the Spring release I was eyeing the Selkie Bathing Dust and I knew I wanted the Milk Butter Bomb but my friend Ellisa and I were waffling over the perfume oil offerings. In the end I went with Carnation Milk since I had used that scent in a butter bomb in the past and remembered loving it. I also picked up two small pumpkin butters and two sample vials of the corresponding scents. The most recent Haus of Gloi Birthday newsletter involved a brand spanking new candle debut... but that is a post for another day.
Selkie is an invigorating aquatic scent full of sea spray and seaweed and briny wooden goodness. I love the name too. Selkies are right up there with mermaids. The bathing dust was $14. There are a few other spring scents left in stock but not this one, sadly. These Bath Dusts create a lovely aromatic bathing experience.
The Bathing Dusts seem to sell out pretty quick so I make sure if I am interested in any that I arrive on time. I recommend signing up for the newsletter.
Inamorato- Notes: Vanilla soaked patchouli and spiced amber.
How is this male lover (an inamorato) not in the General Catalog?! He is incredible. Flocculent mounds of vanilla darkened with swarthy patchouli and gilded with balsamic amber. I cannot stop whiffing my arm right now.
Ploughman- Notes: Well worn leather, dirt 'n dandelions, carrot, a pinch of tobacco and a light sheen of feral skin musk.
Whoa, cowboy. This is a virile scent that makes its living off the land. I love it. The leather smells of rawhide but the fertile, dark loamy earth and roots really stand out. Adam used this to give me a foot massage one night as it filled the whole room with its fecund scent.
These 2 ounce pumpkin butters are $5.00 each. The same great formula that I know and love continues to glide on effortlessly and provide the hydration and supple skin I desire.
Carnation Milk- Notes: Freshly cut carnations floating in a pool of milk.
Housed in the amber glass bottle, the perfume oil blooms and rises like the haunt of an ivory carnation. Drenched on the skin, the fresh milk pulls through the carnation to create a porcelain clawfoot tub milk bath with blushing carnations floating on the alabaster surface. It pulls a little aquatic and softly pert in the dry down, almost taking on a green coconut milk and carnation tone before it turns into a velvety clean musk. I think this will be a pretty summer scent.
These spring milk perfume oils price out at $15.00 each.
I am a big fan of Haus of Gloi butter bombs. They fragrant a whole bath tub and leave skin moist and silky smooth. The straight up Milk scent is not really milky or creamy to my nose at all but clean and full of white hazy florals and clean musk within a base of thin coconut milk. Beautiful and relaxing. Perfect for a hot bathing ritual. ($3)
I normally don't pick up sample sizes of the perfume oils but I got a while hair to sniff Ploughman and Inamorato since I grabbed the pumpkin butters in them. The samples cost $3 a piece.
Ploughman in the glass smells like verdant dandelions from the sunny petals to the fibrous roots, once on the skin the soil pulls up moist and weighty with life. And those carrots... I get the carrots in the perfume oil, crisp and slightly sweet. As it dries on the flesh, it gets a wee bit funky like sweat soaked shirts that have been left to moulder in the laundry hamper that some ripe cowboy wore again for another day at the rodeo with his lucky pair of leather fringed chaps.
Inamorato's translucent sienna juice in the vial smells of edgy sharp patchouli. Wet on the skin that same piquant patchouli gets an underscore of wooden spice. Drying, the patchouli stays pretty strong but lets in a sliver of a shaft of vanillic amber lightness that glows until it swallows up that noir patchouli and smudges it into softness. I need this in a full bottle. I slathered on some of the pumpkin butter and doused myself in this oil before work yesterday and levitated on the cloud of my own sillage. It was amazing. And I was told I smelled great a couple times. Aw shucks. So yeah... ordering this bad boy.
The free sample pefume vial in this order was in Honeysuckle and Lemon Curd which is a best selling General Catalog scent. Wholly electric lemon curd in the vial, that same tart lemon evolves into zest and pith and pure sunshine when drizzled on the wrist. As it soaks under the pulse point the lemons and sunlight take on a spritely bit of jasmine and honeysuckle buds. I can see why this is a GC scent because it is straight up sparkling with flavor. Love it.
Spring is being ushered in on the bath tub waves of Selkie and the scents of men ploughing fields and milky florals around here.