Let’s be upfront right now. My title is a lie. I have all of the Hellmouth Collection in samples except one scent.
Never Cub Scout. I will not buy a Riley scent. Also it’s vanilla, which I’m sure is lovely, but my skin will be projecting vanilla for days to come if I wear it.
Now that I’ve been transparent with you, we can discuss the rest of these scents!
(If you want to read reviews about the first part of this collection, which includes a robot perfume, check out my post on Part 1.)
First, Smelly Yeti knows how to spoil a lady:
Broody Guy-Dark, masculine leathers with hair gel and self-loathing…aw, who am I kidding. Angel likes to play the dark avenger card, but we’re not fooled. This one smells like cake. Sweet, delicious cake with buttercream frosting. Unisex, because who doesn’t like a guy who smells like a bakery?
When I was 11 and first watching Buffy I thought Angel was pretty dreamy. Upon subsequent rewatchings, I’ve decided he’s kinda a creepy dweeb.
However, his perfume smells straight up delicious. It’s super sweet and creamy. And I kinda get marshmallows? (Who knows where that’s coming from.) Anyway, it’s a bit of an artificial sweet smell, like the birthday cakes you might buy in the grocery store, but it still smells YUMMY. Foodie cake scent heaven.
Capitalist- In ancient tradition, different oils had different meanings, and there were some said to bring wealth to those who wore them…sweet orange, bergamot, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and more mix and mingle to bring you a heady spiced citrus scent that will make you wealthier than all your wildest…well, no promises, right?
When I put this on wet I get lots of citrus and spice. As I continue to obsessively sniff my wrist, I can definitely pick out the orange and cinnamon. I actually kinda like this as a seasonal Christmas/Wintery orange scent. I’m not typically a big citrus fan, but I like how this balances with all of the spices. Nice, well-balanced citrus and spice scent.
Jeeves-When there’s something strange in the neighborhood…go to the library. A cup of tea, the dusty smell of leatherclad demonology books, a woody medieval weapons cabinet, and the unmistakable smell of LEARNING. Unisex.
Hmm, I’m not sure if my nose is mutinying, (I’ve been sniffin’ a lot of perfumes lately), but I get a green, woodsy scent. Like wet trees after it rains. I’m wondering if that’s the tea and wood notes? I’m not really a big fan of this one, it just smells a bit too plant-like and green for me.
Mongrel-Smell like a werewolf. Have you noticed any changes in your life? Maybe you’ve been craving red meat. Maybe a few times a month, you wake up in an unfamiliar place. You smell it before you see it – damp, grassy earth, fallen oak trees, mossy underbrush, dark oud…It’s probably nothing to worry about. You’re not howling at the moon, right? Right? Masculine.
I was sold on “Smells like a werewolf”! How did Smelly Yeti know about one of my life aspirations?
This is the kind of woodsy scent I like. I do think it’s a bit similar to Demon Magnet, but it’s little more wild and forest-smelling. Mongrel definitely leans masculine and woodsy, with a hint of a darker note, maybe the oud? As this dries down it starts to smell more like cologne than the woods. So maybe this is a clean, well groomed werewolf. I bet I would love this on Mr. Danger, and he would probably love it too. He may not have a choice. Wild, woodsy mens’ cologne.
Psycho-Assertive and bold, uninhibited and reckless. Faith’s always been a wild card. Wild black cherry, dirty leather, black musk, and a wisp of tobacco smoke.
The first notes I get are an amazing cherry smell and then something dirty in the background. As the perfume dries down the cherry mellows out, and the dirty smell turns into a distinct leather and musky scent. The whole she-bang is this cherry-sweet scent, with a undercurrent of leather and smoke.
I love sweet scents mixed with something else, (like woods/earth/smoke), so I sorta love this hot mess. I don’t know if I could justify a full size of this, but it’s fun. I would totally wear this out at night. But I won’t wear this outfit:
Slayer, The-Before she was a slayer, she was a teenage girl. Sweet, bright and feminine, this scent is a delicious blend of light and fruity Californian citrus. Blood orange, tangerine, Meyer lemon, and lime with a creamsicle sweetness. Feminine.
This is all sweet, bubbly, citrus. It’s feminine and summery, and smells like a fizzy, delicious lemonade. I think this is a really pleasant and fun scent, but it’s a bit too sugary and one note to warrant a full size for me.
Spell Gal–An old school witch with modern ways. Or is it the other way around? Witchiness in a bottle. Incenses, resins, cedar, pink peppercorn, smoky clary sage and dark oud with a bright flash of lemon. Feminine.
The first time I tried this perfume, I really was not feeling it. The scent was just a bit too herbal for me. However, the second time I tried it, I found it much more more mellow. It kinda smells like a lemony-incense. It’s more herbal than smoky, so if you like those kind of scents, this will be up your alley.
Supermom-Sweet and simple, warm and comforting, it’s a mug of hot chocolate, the brim overflowing with mini marshmallows. Folded underneath the sweet and subtle cocoa is a hint of caffeine and a smothering of sticky benzoin. Feminine.
This reminds me a lot of BPAL’s Bliss, it’s a sweet, simple milk chocolate scent. I swear I can smell the sweetness of the mini marshmallows. I’m really impressed with the quality of this chocolate scent, Smelly Yeti really nailed the hot cocoa scent.
Unicorn Collector-Oh, Harmony. You try so hard to be bad. Bubbly and bright tangerine strawberries nestled in creamy tahitian vanilla and tonka bean. Pretty much the fruitiest, girliest scent to ever exist.
Smelly Yeti can definitely do fizzy and feminine. This reminds me a lot of her Beauty Queen perfume, but I get a bit more citrus and vanilla, and it seems lighter. This scent kinda reminds me of pink champagne or a strawberry soda. This is incredibly feminine and fruity, but it sure does smell nice. I might be more of a fan of Beauty Queen, I think it’s a tad deeper, but if you like sweet and bubbly, you’ll love this.
Who’s That Girl?-Willow. Sweet and shy but powerful; not one of those wanna-blessed-be’s. A sweet quasi-gourmand scent of cookies, sugar and spice and everything nice…with a witchy twist. The classic bakery smell undercut by incense and a splash of ginger. Feminine, leaning unisex.
When I first smelled this, I thought of a yogurt parfait with really delicious granola. I don’t know if I was hungry or what, but after looking at the scent notes I think that I’m picking up on the cookie scent and ginger. I think foodie scents can sometimes be overwhelming, but this is very soft and sweet. I’m not getting any incense, just ginger and mellow sugar and spice. If you’re looking for a lovely foodie scent, this is might be it!
Bonus Freebie Sample:
Pumpkin Spice Latte- Fall may be over, but that’s no reason to stop having delicious spice in your life. Can’t you just imagine it now? Caramel dripping down the peaks of foam, mingling with sweetly spiced coffee. You take a deep breath.
Anoint thyself with Pumpkin Spice Latte oils, that ye may be forever fragrant and forever blessed with the bounty that is Pumpkin Spice.
I’m not obsessed PSL, I don’t even really like them, but they do make nice fall perfumes. I enjoyed Solstice Scents’ PSL Perfume, and Smelly Yeti’s is also pretty good. I don’t really get the coffee and caramel in this scent, but it does smell like really good, spicy pumpkin pie, with lots of nutmeg.
My favorites from the second part of this collection are Psycho and Who’s That Girl? I also really liked Broody Guy, Capitalist, and Mongrel.
From the entire Hellmouth Collection I’m still leaning towards purchasing a full size of Queen of the Damned and Beauty Queen. However, I think I need more time to play with the second part of the collection to really get a feel for what I might want to keep around. I’m considering Who’s That Girl, but we shall see.
Smelly Yeti is such a fun company, and for a newbie perfumer, I was impressed with the range of scents she came up with. Some of them are a bit one note, (such as Slayer, The), but then some, (like Queen of the Damned and Psycho), are really interesting and unique. They all have a good throw and last at least several hours on me. I will definitely be keeping an eye on Smelly Yeti, because I think she’s got some real talent for making people smell good.
Questions of the Day:
-What perfumes would you like to try from the Hellmouth Collection?
-Are you a Buffy fan?