Saturday, September 11, 2010

Review: The Morbid The Merrier Halloween 2010

Recently I received four perfumes from The Morbid The Merrier's Limited Edition Halloween collection, and I have to say, I'm seriously considering going back for more. My only complaint about these is that none of them seemed to have a lot of staying power, although I'm beginning to think that's just me, because I'm finding that true of most fragrances lately. I wonder if it is the weather - it would make sense that perfumes wouldn't radiate in cold weather, I guess. So take that with a grain of salt, anyway. Other than that, I loved all of them.


Ichabod: I was sent this as a freebie; it's not one I would have bought myself based purely on the mention of pine in the notes. When I think pine, I think toilet cleaner. It is described on the site as:


Creamy pumpkin, 3 pines, moss and dark, raw vanilla. Starts out really piney and sweet, but mellows nicely into a mossy, woody dark scent.


I get the pine at first, but nothing like I would have expected, more foresty and sweet - pretty much as describe. As it dries a bit, I get a woody vanilla scent with some kind of spice, almost like nutmeg. It's really lovely, and I am glad I had a chance to try it. Very possibly a full bottle purchase for me.

The Saw Is Family: I'm not a fan of slasher movies generally, so I might have passed this one by just because of the inspiration (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), but for a review of it I saw on Livejournal, talking about the steel note described on the website:


A murderously beautiful blend of 5 musks, 3 sandalwoods, a tiny hint of Texas earth, the bite of a steel blade, and a ribbon of cold, hard fear binding them all tightly together.


On me, this is a gorgeous sandalwood musk saved from being too hippyish by a sharp metallic note. I really, really love it.

Katrina Von Tassel: Inspired by the heroine of Sleepy Hollow, this is a pretty standard white floral, very pretty but unremarkable.


A trio of white flowers, smoky almond, and spiced pumpkin. Sweet, but somehow really earthy, especially on the dry-down.


I didn't really get any of the smoky almond or spiced pumpkin, it just smelled like white flowers to me. I like it a lot, but I have many other perfumes quite similar, so it wouldn't be a full bottle purchase for me.

The Horseman: I took a chance on a full bottle of this one, and I'm not really sure why I did, because the description mentions a leather note, and leather on me is usually awful (with the exception so far of BPAL's Dee). However, I am glad that I did, because it is GORGEOUS.


Fiery jack-o-lanterns, black leather boots, temple incense, and the edge of a dark Autumn wood. Opens sweet, almost caramel-foody, but after only a few minutes on the skin, it darkens dramatically, almost changing into a different scent altogether.


Mostly I get smoky leather, sweetened by the incense. The bottle has one of those dropper openings, and I wish it didn't because honestly, I would just SLATHER myself in this stuff. I love it to death. I'm definitely getting another bottle before they come down. I have worn this several times now and every time I do I just sniff myself constantly. It's just wonderful.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, why did I read this now, I want! I just ordered Halloween LEs from Haus Of Gloi, I should learn to resist!

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  2. Great reviews!!
    I have some of the Halloween samples too and sadly they don't last on my skin. It's not only you:)
    I love the scents but I don't know if I will buy a full bottle.

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  3. Su, I wasn't really that tempted by Haus of Gloi's Halloween scents; they sounded too similar to things I already have. But do let me know what they're like when you get them!

    pinkdot25, I guess it's not just me, then. I don't mind slathering when perfumes don't last long, but the dropper bottle makes that hard! I wasn't sure if it *was* just weather or something because most the other TMTM scents I've tried have pretty good staying power.

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  4. Fantastic reviews, I'm really new to the world of perfume and this is really helpful, I definitely want to check out The Horseman :)

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  5. Hi Jadegrrrl! If you're new to perfume oils, Etsy is a great place to start - in most shops you can buy samples. :-)

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  6. *tiptoes away to Etsy to place an order*

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  7. No, I had a Twitter for about three weeks but it just wasn't my cup of tea so I deleted it. :-)

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