Sunday, July 31, 2011

Alchemic Muse haul and review

Alchemic Muse Shop at Etsy

Ginger Gelato - Mini Foaming Body Scrub - Crunchy crystals of cane sugar enveloping hot ginger over a heart of sweet vanilla cream swirled in golden amber and Tolu balsam with a pinch of Italian lemon and anisette.
--this looks a little oily in the jar but its not. It foams up really nice and rinses clean. Love the scent as well, a nice sharp ginger sweetened up and then softened by a vanilla base.

Ambrosia - Mini Cream Soap - Surround yourself with the food of the gods! Luscious nectars of apricot and white peach amidst intoxicating mimosa and plum blossoms accented with a splash of ruby red grapefruit and a faint breath of spring air.
--Love how their cream soaps perform, very sudsy and clean rinsing. Leave my hands feeling soft and refreshed. Sweet, yet light and somewhat floral. Very refreshing scent, perfect for springtime!

Bamboo Pear - Mini Body Whip - As refreshing as spring rain… exotic green woods and leaves fused with the scrumptious, juicy scent of ripe pears and refined with a drop of herbal tarragon.
--A hint of green, but mostly creamy with a juicy dripping pear. This one was kind of a risk scent-wise for me, but I really like it!

Perfume oils:
Carnival - Relive the days of swing sets and carousel rides with this fun-loving scent from childhood. Sweet pink grapefruit, cotton candy, and lemon drops afloat a heart of sticky caramel, red berries, and fig leaves in a warm, comforting base of bourbon vanilla and white musk.
--I'm getting mostly a lemon cream type scent. I don't pick up caramel or red berries at all, cotton candy maybe because there is something there sweetening up the lemon, I'm not picking up musk either or the bourbon. Just sweet sugar, lemon and creamy vanilla. I love this type of lemony scent! In the bottle its about the same, but I'm picking up a little greenery, perhaps the fig leaves.

Black Strap - Submit to the sultry and inviting aroma of this enticing creation. Caramelized brown sugar, sweet blackstrap molasses and creamy coconut milk dripping over ripe Moroccan figs floating on a base of vanilla beans and soft white musk.
--sweet and dark, definitely smell the fig in this one. Quite reminiscent of brown sugar and fig, but more caramelized and sweeter. Must be the molasses! I'm now getting a saltiness, still no coconut or white musk. Lovely scent though! In the bottle its about the same as on my skin, I even pick up that saltiness in there. ;)

Lovecraft -Dark mysteries abound, but there are some things that Man was meant to know. Provincial lavender blossoms grounded in fresh pumpkin, sweet cream, and blackstrap molasses with a thick dusting of harvest spice.
--I get a sort of leather top note but it quickly fades to cinnamon pumpkin. In the bottle I can smell lavender but not on my skin. Not crazy about how this changes on me since I don't really care much for cinnamon.

soap sliver in Carnival

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