Friday, October 8, 2010

Perfumatory haul.

I was all set to have a massive bitch about Perfumatory, because my order took FOREVER, and the only reason I ordered in the first place was because it was in Australia and I thought it would be exciting to get something more quickly than waiting on an overseas delivery. NOT TO BE - it took longer than most Etsy orders I've done.

However, the stuff arrived (FINALLY) yesterday, and it's freakin' gorgeous, so all is forgiven. I'll do proper reviews of all of this when I've tried everything out, but for now I just wanted to show it off. All scent descriptions are taken from the site.
Shower Scene

Creme Brulee This rich and decadent scent potion is the true caramelized version of the Creme Brulee dessert, with emphasis on the Vanilla Bean, and added accords of Cream and Caramelized Sugar. 

Delirium Yes, this is one of those scent potions that will drive you mad, because you won't be able to stop sniffing your arm once applied. Creamy Vanilla Custard Pudding & Salted Caramel Accords combine, but that's not it; this scent potion is made even more delirious with true Vanilla Bean oil and Orange Cream Accord. 

Body Cream

Vixen Bold and delightfully girly-all-grown-up. This vixen of a scent potion is rich and sultry, and a little gourmand. Blackberry, Orange Grove Accord, and Vanilla mingle and dance on a backdrop of glorious Tunisian Amber and rich Cocoa. Irresistible!

(Oh my god, this is AMAAAAAAAZING. The scent is like a rich, fruit and custard pudding. I can't put into words how much I love it. )

Night Time Body Cream

Death By Vanilla This is not your ordinary Vanilla, sireee! Sweet, sweet, sweet in a Marilyn Monroe sort of way, indulgent to the max, and rich like butter, DBV is the Vanilla with a boozy, dark and sexy side. With notes of Rum, Brown Sugar, Myrrh, and Black Coconut it's bound to lure him in good!  

(Vanilla is pretty much my favourite smell, but surprisingly, this is one of the few scents I don't much like. I think it's my own fault though - you can request scent strength and of course I went for maximum, and it's just that bit toooo much. You know that line where vanilla crosses over into smelling vaguely like a vomited up caramel lolly. Yeah... I'm sure it would be much nicer if it were not so amped up.)

Whipped Shower and Shave Cream

Kiss Of The Vampire Instantly entrancing, Kiss of the Vampire isn't quite gothic and mysterious, which is a little unexpected given its name. But, what it is, is a hypnotic Vanilla & Sugar potion that kisses the skin with a touch of sweetness. A bite of Bourbon Vanilla entwined with just a whisper of White Flowers, makes this sniff simply irresistible!

(Om nom nom nom. Love this one, want one of everything in this scent for layer upon layer upon layer (old people will get that).) 

Salt Scrub
Chocolate Mud Cake Rich and smooth, this is a Chocolate Cake scent potion that's full bodied, nice and creamy, and oh so yummy. No bitter, artificial chocolate sniff here! ..White Mud Cake gets a sibling!  

(The chocolatiest chocolate that ever chocolated. Divine.)


Baked Vanilla Cake A decadent, true-baked Vanilla Cake scent. Made with the 'real deal' Vanilla Extract, and 3 other Vanilla notes to make this Vanilla sniff pretty darn special!

(This smells pretty much like any other vanilla cake scent - very similar to the Philosophy body wash of the same scent.)

Black Orchid Sexy, sexy, sexy! A deep, modern take on Orchid. Top notes of Ginger, Black Pepper, and Ylang Ylang, leading to a spicy floral middle of Gardenia, Jasmine, Orchid, and Clove. Patchouli, Amber, Balsam, Vanilla, Musk, and Sandalwood provide a sweet, smooth, mysterious finish. 

Beautiful Stranger Sweet and alluring, this scent is for skin that wants to smell absolutely, positively delicious! A gourmand melange of Cotton Candy and Black Raspberry, deeply kissed by Magnolia Blossoms. Oh, la la! 

(A very sweet fragrance that is vaguely tropical - that would be the Magnolia. I haven't decided whether I like this or not yet. First I was all "Oooooh, that's so pretty!", then it smelled kind of fake and plasticky, then back to pretty. Strange.)

Amber Del Nepal Rich, yet slightly airy, with creamy-spicy notes. This beautiful Amber dries down to a deliciously sweet, Amber Vanilla. Warm and comforting, like a very expensive cashmere sweater that hugs and warms the body. 

Basmati This gourmand, unique fragrance is inspired by the aromatic smell of cooked, Basmati Rice. The term 'Basmati' comes from the Hindi word "basmat", which means "fragrant." Our rendition is a captivating mix of warm vanilla, light and fluffy Rice Accord, and soft Spices, ..with a sweet and nutty bottom note. Delicious!

(Not gonna lie, the only reason I bought this is because I wanted to know what the heck a Basmati perfume would smell like. Answer: not like rice.)

Hair Mask

Toasted Marshmallow Remember that sweet-toasty aroma of Marshmallows roasting over the camp fire, ..well this is it! Airy, sweet Marshmallow, lightly toasted and oh so velvet-y, powder-y sweet! 

(This was a request from Noodles. She is OBSESSED with her (admittedly lovely) hair - she's all about the hair products. In fact, I asked her to do a review of her favourites this weekend for this blog, so watch for that one. It doesn't smell as bad as I'd have expected Toasted Marshmallow to smell, and Noodles likes it a lot.)

Body Cream

Matin Calin Sweet, warm and milky good! The creamy note of Milk and the sweetness of Sugar and Toffee, this scent potion is all about ultimate comfort. It’s reminiscent of the scent of condensed milk that's all warm and lush. 

Sugar Scrub

Chocolate Clouds This scent potion takes you to the land of Chocolate and Cotton Candy, where clouds rain Vanilla drops and rivers flow of Marshmallow Fluff. Sweet! ..Scrumptious, ..and for any lover of chocolate sniffs that like 'em extra sweet! 

Things to know:
1. There is a limit on the number of samples you can buy. Considering this shop has eleventy billion different scents, this is very annoying. I could only get 6; I believe the maximum has been put up to 10. Limited samples annoys me greatly, I must say.
2. I got the little samples of Matin Carlin body cream and Chocolate Clouds sugar scrub free, and the owner upsized my Kiss Of The Vampire Whip from 2oz to 4oz, which I am very happy about because that scent is one of my favourites.
3. There are eleventy billion scents. Did I mention that?
4. I believe this company is MMU resurrected. If you know about that one, then you'll know how humungously popular it was.
5. You can choose the strength of the scent, which I think is a brilliant idea. Of course, I had it all turned up to MAX POWER, because I love that.


  1. Not so keen on a sample limit...I think samples are one of things you need to offer generously when people can't come and smell/touch your stuff first.

    Being the USD is so high I'm leaving this one on the back burner though. Plus that many scents is a little overwhelming. lol

  2. They all sound so good! I'm too scared to check out the store, if I do, I will want all of them :)

  3. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment,have a lovely weekend.x.

  4. I'm curious about this one will have to have a lookie :)

  5. swallow's nest in an edible gel form is supposed be good for the skin too. it gives that clear and pasty skin that we all love.

    it's mad expensive. my brother and i bought some for my mom for her birthday. it was like 400 bucks for like a 6-8 oz jar. Luckily we finally found the one of popular brand online ( and

    dad said it's really popular in indonesia. that a guy has to climb a high mountain to get the nest. that's why it's so expensive.

    i mean why doesn't the dude just look for the fabled korean swallow king, capture it and let it lay eggs full of gold! then, he wouldn't have to work so hard and climb them high mountains.