Keeping with our theme of shopping small this holiday season: our favorite etsy perfume shop, Deep Midnight Perfumes, released it's annual holiday sample pack. This year's theme is Christmas Carols. Here are our thoughts so far...
WHITE CHRISTMAS Perfume Oil:
Main scent notes are: Fir Trees, Balsam, Cedar, Orange Peel, Clove, Red Currants, and Sugar Crystals touched with crisp Winter Snow. This is a unisex scent and yet it's my favorite of the bunch so far. The woods are balanced by the sugared fruit notes.
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Perfume Oil:
Main scent notes are: Rich Myrrh, Arabian Sandalwood, Frankincense, Cedar, Amber and Pomegranate. This is a unisex scent that is resinous and earthy, tending toward the masculine side of the scale. On my skin, this is quiet, balanced, and soothing.
SANTA BABY Perfume Oil:
This is a fruity, winter gourmand scent that is unisex tending toward the feminine side of the scale. The main scent notes are: Plump Bing Cherries, Sugar Cookies, Caramel, a touch of Lime, rounded out with crisp Snow and wintery Pine Trees. The caramel gives it an almost coffee note on my skin--delicious.
CAROL OF THE BELLS Perfume Oil:
This unisex scent is a woodsy and wintery gourmand with main notes of: Black Currants, Caramel, Ginger, Fir Tree, Clove, Green Musk, Spun Sugar, and Winter Berries. The woods stand out on my skin but are nicely balanced with the currants and caramel.
DECK THE HALLS Perfume Oil:
Main scent notes are: Baked Apples, Pistachio, Orange Peel, Clove, Cardamom, Pink Peppercorn, Bergamot and a touch of Holly Berry. It is a unisex scent tending toward the feminine side of the scale. Smells like fruitcake in the best way possible.
And a couple of favorites from Christmases Past:
*Already mentioned Dark Streets Shineth (for my incense kick) in October posts.
Comfort and Joy:
Love the carol and love this snuggly perfume. This blend is comprised of deep vanilla bean, sweet roasted chestnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, and rounded out with cedarwood, frankincense, and touches of sage and myrrh.
Does anyone else love those Terry's Chocolate Oranges as much as I do? Rich chocolate fudge, candied walnuts, rum and Grand Marnier Liqueur, Siberian Fir trees, and snow. This is a gourmand in which the chocolate and Grand Marnier dominate on my skin.
Dark Winter's Tale:
During the winter, I have my one (or three) coffee of the year--a certain gingerbread coffee drink and this perfume may remind you of that heavenly aroma. Inspired in part by a fantastic cookie recipe from another etsy artist, this holiday perfume contains these notes: dark gingerbread, rich vanilla, molasses, cardamom, anise, and black pepper.
And if you just can't decide which of these great scents you need here are some great sample packs here, here and here for you (and of course gifts) for just $18 for 5 scents!
May your holidays be merry and amazing scented!
Mel and Mandy
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M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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