I just received my summer goodies two days ago! Going back to work after a holiday has been miserable and its nice to have packages. Packages are the joy of my life. Anyway, I didn't haul all of the summer scents, I decided to be a little less generous with myself this time. I didn't get any of their new premium scents as they didn't really appeal to me.
I wanted to try the honey suckle green tea and rootbeer float soap, but I decided not to, next time, if there is a sale maybe.
So what I got was two full sizes in Tropical Moon and Tenebrous Mist, and two sample sizes of Gulf Breeze and Kumquat and Green Mango.
(I have a new camera by the way! So I think my photos are much sharper! kekeke)
Here are my review of the scents:
Nighttime island breeze carries sweet coconut flesh, delicate tuberose blossoms, Tahitian Gardenia flowers, pressed lime juice and pink lotus blossoms. Tropical Moon smells like an exotic beach paradise. It is sweet with creamy white floral notes, a top note of lime and a subtle delicate pink candy note from the pink lotus.
Mmm...this is such a gorgeous, rounded scent. It's very well blended. The coconut is a fresh coconut, and its not foody at all. In the bottle, I can smell the lime note which makes it more refreshing, but the lime note disappears on contact with my skin. Yup, on contact, so there is no citrus note remaining at all. I can get the tuberose, and the coconut the strongest - but there may be that monoi, I just have never smelled it before and can't recognize it. This is a sweet, yet grown up scent, and I don't regret getting a fullsize of this without testing.
This is the ominous foreshadowing of tumultuous weather to come. Wild seas, terror-tinged skin musk, soft spices, faint wood smoke and a mocking pleasurable sweetness.
I really wanted a salt, waves and the sea type of scent, and this sounded really close. But its far too spicy, and I don't really like spicy things. Anyway, it does seem a little watery, but nothing like wild seas. :( My imagination is too great for my nose.
Note: I wore this out for a day, and it wasn't that bad as just sniffing it. It's much b etter actually, the spice mellows in 10 minutes and it actually smells salty, briny and slightly sweet. Also, it was raining heavily here, so maybe the already rainy day helped. :)
Gulf Breeze smells like sand, salt, wind and ocean. It is crisp, clean and refreshing and is a wonderful unisex fragrance.
Hmm, generally I think every sea scent I have gotten falls short. I don't know what I expect, but I have smelled the seas and nothing has come close yet. This is a very refreshing, ozoney scent. Its okay.
Kumquat and Green Mango
Bright, sweet and juicy kumquats paired with fresh sliced green mangoes. This fragrance smells citrusy and a little green, reminiscent of the green scent of a slightly under-ripe mango peel.
Mmm, so fresh and citrusy and bright! I wish I got this in fullsize instead of tenebrous mist. I will get this in full size if a sale ever pops up. The scent is very green, but the mango is quite strong with this, and the kumquats enhance the tart note. So lovely lovely.
I also have a Haus of Gloi Reverie purchase coming up! Think I will post it next week. :)