Sixteen92 Winter Collection Review

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So I’m a rule-breaking rebel today. I hate trying out perfumes without letting them rest for a week, (an annoyances go in my life, this is definitely is low on the list-but it’s there!), but I just got my Sixteen92 Circle subscription this past Friday and the Winter Release is Friday, November 13th. In order to help people make educated perfume buying decisions, I’m breaking my smell code today.

So let’s check it out Sixteen92’s Winter Collection!

Sixteen 92 Winter Collection

I am part of Sixteen92’s Circle Subscription, so I received this Winter Sampler set as part of my subscription. Based on previous prices, I think these will cost about $18 as a sample set when they are released on Friday.

In terms of reviewing, I tend to find  that perfumes last longer on my skin and become more nuanced if I’ve let them settle awhile. That could be all in my head. Who knows. Anyway, in the interest of fairness, I’m reviewing these perfumes today, but I’m going to test them out again in a week and see if anything’s changed. I’ll update the post if I do. Just to give them a fair change. And to cover myself in perfume. It’s a win-win.

And The Days Are Not Full Enough- Notes:sweet sandalwood, texas cedar heartwood, patchouli coeur, black vanilla, grey musk
This starts off pretty strong, wet I’m getting big notes of patchouli and hay. I’m not loving this combo. As it dries, the patchouli note starts to fade, and the scent becomes a milder, sweet scent. If you’ve ever been in a barn, that’s what this reminds me of, the sweet scents of hay and grass. (Which I just looked at the scent list, and have no clue where I’m getting that from. Maybe the vanilla and sandalwood? Maybe the musk?) This faded really fast on me, after about 30 minutes it was just hay sitting close to the skin. I had to inhale my wrist to get anything. I guess if you’re a fan of sweet, subtle patchouli-this will be up your alley.

Her Kind– Notes: tart cherry, sweet almond, bergamot, sandalwood, ambrette, camellia blossom, tonka, sweet myrrh
Wet, I get cherry and intense almond extract. It’s been noted before that I’m a weirdo who loves the smell of almond extract. Like, I LOVE it. That being said, this smells pretty artificial, exactly like you’re using cherry and almond extract to bake something. As it dries, the extract smell does fade and it starts to become more natural. I get a soft, sweet floral note and just a hint of sandalwood and bergamot in the background. The dried down scent is feminine and sophisticated and I think I might be a fan. This had a pretty decent throw and lasted about 5 hours on me.

Domination of BlackNotes: orris route, soft suede, white santal, nutmeg, oakwood, lichen, chilled soil
I immediately get dark notes of cool leather and dirt. It’s kinda spicy and sexy? I’m asking for a friend. As it dries there’s also some incense notes joining in with the leather and dirt notes, and it becomes comforting. It reminds me of some of the scents from the Halloween Collection. This sat pretty close to my skin but lasted about 4 hours.

This Is Just To Say- Notes: cake flour, cocoa powder, osmanthus, plum & apricot jam, tonka bean, dried fruits, tangled vines
At first this smells like a Tootsie Roll, with the slightest hint of something fruity in the background. Happily, as the perfume dries, the cocoa fades a bit and the frutier scent gets stronger. After about 30 minutes I am definitely getting apricot jam and tonka bean, it’s sweet and fruity. The light, soft scent of fruit remains for several hours on me before this eventually dried down to vanilla. This should be a gourmand right up my alley, and I want to love it, but it’s not there yet for me. I’ll give this one some time and see if I keep reaching for it. This also sits pretty close to the skin, but the vanilla scent lasted several hours on me.

Walking in the WinterNotes: fir needle, hemlock, soft snow, pale woods, delicate mint, frost-blanketed leaves, cold metal, distant hearthsmoke
This smells just like trees covered in snow. (Seeing as I’ve only seen real snow like once in my life, I’m just guess. But that’s the image that comes to mind.) There’s definitely a cool mint note here, and I get the scent of icy green firs, as well. There was a very subtle note I wasn’t able to identify on blind sniff, but checking out the scent description I realize that it’s the very faint whiff of smoke. I’m not surprised that I like this scent, because minty cool atmospherics are my favorite Winter scents. I can literally close my eyes and imagine walking through a cold, snowy forest. Walking in the Winter is definitely an interesting and layered scent and my favorite of the bunch. This had pretty good throw and lasted about 6 hours on me.

Bonus: Candy Cane Mocha- Last year I reviewed Sixteen92’s Hot Chocolate Bar, and while everything smelled pretty delicious, I didn’t ever find myself reaching out to wear the perfumes. When I saw Candy Cane Mocha, I figured it would be along the same lines at the Hot Chocolate Bar, and tested it halfheartedly.

That ended after about 4 seconds. This smells amazing. I adore coffee scents, and this is delicious dark chocolate coffee with sweet, creamy mint. It smells amazing. Did I already say that? I can’t stop smelling my arm and it’s causing some problems with my writing. It has great throw and lasted several hours. FULL SIZE I AM COMING FOR YOU.

Overall: I like the Winter Collection. I think Walking in the Winter and Her Kind are my favorites, but I do like This Is Just To Say. I’m not sure if any of these are full sizes for me, but I’ll test again in a week.

And Candy Cane Mocha will be mine.



Questions of the Day:
-What are you favorite Winter notes?
-Are you going to grab anything from Sixteen92’s Winter Release?








Southern Comforts’ Halloween and General Catalog

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It’s been awhile since I reviewed some new indie perfumes. It’s actually been a year since I first got into indies, and this fall I’ve been trying less samples and instead picking up full sizes of things I loved from last year. (TOBAC YOU ARE MINE.) (I also realize I am like the only person who loves Tobac, but I do what I want.)

Anyway. That being said, I did pickup some sample packs from newcomer, Southern Comforts‘ Etsy storefront, after hearing some pretty positive reviews about the brand. I ended up with a Halloween Sampler and a 5 samples from the General Catalog, so let’s check it out!

Southern Comforts Halloween Perfumes

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Happy Hour: Sunsets and Seas’ Fall Collection and Karbachtoberfest

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Sorry I disappeared for a bit! Apparently adjusting to my new found dream job has taken more time than I thought. Mostly in the sense that my free time usually involves me laying and staring a wall. My brain is broken, you guys!

Seriously, I’ve had the worst writer’s block lately. Which is hysterical because I write reviews, you would think this would not happen. But I take all my pictures and then I find myself struggling to find words to describe items. I just keep thinking, “Good, this is good. This is okay. This is meh.” None of these thoughts are super helpful in reviewing beer and makeup.

So I decided to try and break my writer’s block by posting anyway. If my descriptions are more lackluster than usual, forgive me, as I fight through this verbally barren time in my life.

And today’s Happy Hour is, of course, a word heavy post because I decided to switch it up and review perfumes and bath bombs for Happy Hour! I tried out Sunset and Seas, Hello Waffle’s new beauty and bath line, and I wanted to share! She had Fall Scents! Which go great with Octoberfest beers like Karbachtoberfest!I had to do it!

So check it out!

happy hour karbachtoberfest

Please enjoy your beer and beauty products responsibly.

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Sixteen92 Fall and Halloween Collection: Review

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It feels weird to be reviewing fall scents when it’s still like 90 degrees where I live, but here I am today with Sixteen92’s Fall and Halloween Collection. These will be launching today at noon, just kidding today is not September tomorrow, September 1st at noon on the Sixteen92 website, so hopefully I can help you make an informed decision in smelling good!

Check it out!

Sixteen92 Fall and Halloween

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Haus of Gloi: Summer 2015 Collection

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I am moving my regular Subscription Saturday post back a day, so I could get this post out in time for the Haus of Gloi Summer Restock tomorrow at Noon (PST) time. I just got my order last week, and was giving it a while to settle and rest, but tomorrow snuck up on me and I realied I hadn’t actually reviewed it yet!

So I’m here today to tell you about the good smells of Haus of Gloi’s Summer scents!

Check it out!

Haus of Gloi Summer Collection

I just realized I covered up the Komodo label in this picture. PHOTOGRAPHY.


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Subscription Sunday: Hello Waffle’s Visage Box-May 2015

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Sorry for my absence lately, you’ll never believe this, but I’ve been kinda busy. I started summer school this week, celebrated my birthday, started my summer internship, and I’m wrapping up my old job and moving into my new job!!

Due to this general wackiness, I’ve got one more post planned for tomorrow and then I’ll be taking a week off from blogging to catch my breath and get settled into all the new things I’ve got starting up this summer.

Anyway enough life events, let’s check out the Hello Waffle May Visage Box!

hello waffle may visage

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Sixteen92’s The Circle: Summer 2015 Review

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Happy Memorial Day, if you live in the US! Happy Monday, if you are elsewhere in the wide world.

I’ve been trying to get this review out in time for Sixteen92’s Summer Collection Release this Friday, May 29th. I finallllly finished testing out all the perfumes, and I am here to tell you, that I am extremely impressed with this collection. Like it’s rockstar level.

This was also my first set of perfumes as a member of The Circle, Sixteen 92’s quarterly perfume subscription, so I’ll have some info on that to share.

So you should probably check it out!

Sixteen92 The Circle Summer Info

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Solstice Scents: Spring Collection

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How’s your week going?

I was rushing to try and get this review of Solstice Scents’ Spring Collection out before they closed for their vacation, but then I realized they aren’t actually restocking any Spring things until they get back in June, so it kinda didn’t matter what time I got it out.

So while you can’t actually order any of these products just yet-now you’re really ready for their June 14th return! Super ready. You can read and reflect on this review for several weeks, and give some serious introspection to these scents. You will be so prepared.

So check out Solstice Scents’ Spring Collection!

Solstice Scents Spring 2015


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Solstice Scents: The Night Collection

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How’s it going? Since Spring has finally arrived I’ve been wanting to wear lighter scents to fit the warmer, (and more humid, where I live) weather. Enter Solstice Scent’s The Night Collection that Mr. Danger originally gave me for Christmas wayyyyy back in December. Yes, I have so many perfumes, it takes me that long to review things. 

The Night Collection is all based around Solstice Scents’ original Edge of the Night perfume, and has every variation of perfume scent style from foodie to aquatic. It’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Check out if any of these could work for you!

the night collection solstice scents

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