Monday, June 15, 2020

Bohemienne Life: Wax Pre-Order and a Soap

I pretty much have placed a pre-order with Kyme at Bohemienne Life anytime I am aware it is coming. Being in her Facebook group is how I stay up to date. This is not from her most recent one (that one she is still working on) but the one before that. I kept it a medium to smallish order. A 5 ounce bag is $6.50.

Reverie- Notes: Carnation, blood orange, sandalwood, black rose, smoky wood, a touch of patchouli, toasted vanilla bean, vetiver, amber, and Egyptian musk. 
This is the first time I have had this in wax. It is a velveteen rose highlighted with the sunny spice of orange peel and supported by woodsy musk. It will be a lovely scent in the home and I am excited to have a sliver of it in soap form too.

Palo Santo- Notes: Uniquely sweet and woody.
This smells differently than the Palo Santo type that Dessa uses, but does have some similarities. They are in the same family in the musk and aridness that characterizes both. However, this one has a touch of that coconut and faint coolness I associate with real Palo Santo. There is a nod to Mahogany Teakwood in this. I am excited to melt this.

Citron et Fig- Notes: A citrusy, figgy blend of lemon, fig, spice, amber, green tea absolute, and white musk. 
This was one of my very first free sample soap sliver years and years ago when I initially ordered from Kyme as Alamo Candelaria. I loved it as a soap but then never caught it after that. I was so happy to see this pop up in the offerings. It has a cheerful elegance, vivacious citrus and creamy fig musk all mesh into a sunny Tuscan perfume. 

Banana Fleur- Notes: Ripe bananas, sweet pineapple, aldehydic rose, velvety violets, white orchids, black currants, teakwood, cardamom, sandalwood, and patchouli.
I loved that there was a disclaimer after these notes that stated "If you are not a fan of patchouli better skip this one..." Heck yes! I am already stoked. And it is a patchouli-banana scent. I do mostly get banana out of all the notes but that patch is just waiting to jump out. I am hoping it does once warmed. 

Earthly Delights- Notes: A blend of lavender, sandalwood, and patchouli.
Pretty much had my name on it. The lavender is the queen here and she reigns with calm, verdant ease. She speaks of herbs and earth, tree and wood. I offer her my friendship. I also bought one more bag when the extras and leftovers went RTS. 

Grimoire- Notes: Old book, sage, and magic.
Kyme crafts one of my favorite bookish scents. I don't crave it often, and mostly in the fall, but when I do I want it bad. This is the one to have. It has the musty scent of old books down pat. Not too much leather as most of these blends tend to have and the sage adds that touch of yummy funk you get in the ancient used book stores. Mmmmm. 

Apricot Cucumber Mint- Notes: Apricot, cucumber, sweet pear, sprigs of fresh mint, black currant, orange, jasmine, rose, and vanilla.
This normally would not have drawn me as peachy and cucumber scents don't generally attract me and fruits and mints are taboo when paired (in my nose), however, I am so glad I picked this up on a whim. Next to Earthly Delights, it might be one of my new favorites in this order. The apricot does have a peachy-mango vibrance but the herbs, mellow florals and soft cucumber all mix in a cauldron of tranquility. A perfect spring and summer aroma. I will be melting this very soon.

La Vie en Rose- Notes: Bulgarian rose, rose, peony flower, mandarin, amber, and oolong tea.
One of my favorite songs and one of my favorite soaps from Kyme. Sweet, plump roses braced with greenery and tea. Absolutely lovely.

I got some free samples, and you would think I would learn to quickly sniff them as they tend to be precursors to the next pre-order. 
Zen is a mild green tea with sleepy herbs.
Mere smells like comfort. Milky, herbal, like hugging a pillowy grandma who enjoys lighting beeswax candles in her home.
Gallowglass a dead sexy man who slips out of the ocean at night after moonlight bathing, his own musk still clinging to his broad chest. Sigh.
Bloom creamy smooth neroli. Not bitter one iota.

I saw she had Fraser's Ridge on offering as a soap so I scooped one up.

Best idea ever. I have been using this in the shower and it makes me smile every time I lather up with it. Plump tiny wild strawberries haloed in violets and woods. Pure perfection. Tons of lather, beautiful slip and clean rinsing. I have used it several times and I am always amazed the decorations stay put. They are rounded and smoothed and look a bit like cloisonne now but still lovely. 

I did order from Kyme's last pre-order this month. So much for my summer no buy. But at least my home will be smelling nice. 


  1. Beautiful, beautiful order!!

    I have Banana Fleur in a perfume roller. I wanted the wax, soap and lotion format, but this is the preorder I missed out on. And Fraser's Ridge soap- wanted that, too. It sounds glorious. Maybe in the future, I can stay on track to not miss out on preorder cut off times. ;) ;) I'm not salty about missing out now.. hope I don't sound like a complaining complainer. ;D lol
    Palo Santo is different across the board.. seems like every vendors' version is different from the next. Some are BBW types I've heard. I'm not a Palo Santo pro.. still finding which versions I like most. :)

    1. Thank you!! Did you order from Kyme's last pre-order. I grabbed a few.

      I am going to send you my Banana Fleur. I like it alright but I think you will get more milage out of it than I will. You are dead-on about the variety of palo santo. I am still trying some here and there. It is such an interesting scent.

    2. Yes, I grabbed a small handful of wax blends and a CocoWood lotion. I still have a sprayer of CocoWood fragrance from years ago or I would've grabbed one of those as well. ;)
      Ohh, thank you!! But, only if you insist. <3 I love Banana Fleur- such a unique patchouli banana scent. <3