If you're a reader of my blog, you know that Haus of Gloi is one of my all-time favourite brands. I always get way too excited for their seasonal collections and Autumn '11 was no exception! I picked up 6 of the scents - 3 scrubs and 3 butters. Let's take a look!
Pumpkin Eater Pumpkin Butter
"Cream, glowing pumpkin, rich vanilla bean and the tiniest touch of nutmeg butter."
This is amongst my fave Gloi scents EVER! When I open the jar, I immediately smell the pumpkin and spices. However, this settles down beautifully to a sweet, candy-ish vanilla. This is decadent and I've already received loads of compliments.
Ghost Puffs Pumpkin Butter
"Buttery popcorn and marshmallow goo orbs, presented on a wooden stick"
Don't you just love Britton and her creative descriptions?! On opening, I get a huge whiff of marshmallow (yum!). When applied, the popcorn note really comes out (and can get a little overwhelming). Over time, the sweetness comes back, and the wood mixes in too, for a sugary scent with a little mystery.
Olde Cider Haus Pumpkin Butter
"Old oak, sweet drying hay fields, crushed apple pulp and vanilla husks."
YUM! This smells like apple juice! Initially, there is definitely a hint of spice to the apple (perhaps the oak?). This doesn't change much over time - the apple note is always very strong, but the spice does emerge a bit more, so you don't smell like a 12 year old doused in apple body spray.
Saft Ernte Bubbling Scrub
"A merry drink of harvest and glowing with warmth: Peach juice simmering with sweet spices, pumpkin, silken hazelnut cream and made completely curious with a drop of orange blossom water."
Probably my 2nd fave scent of the whole collection! When opened, this is super duper peachy and sweet, almost like peach candy. When I use it in the shower, the hazelnut note really comes out and tones down the sweet peach. I definitely have my eye on the pumpkin butter version of this; I imagine it's like a Fall version of Peach Mama.
Pixie Sorcerer Bubbling Scrub
"They look cute, but beware! Deceptive pomegranate candy floss, beneath that a spiteful blend of coffee co2, vetiver and myrrh."
When I read the scent, I thought I would be absolutely in love with this one. Don't get me wrong, it's nice, but I wouldn't re-purchase. When I open it, the pomegranate floss jumps out, quickly followed by the overwhelming coffee note. Then there's the myrrh and it gets a bit too herbal for me. I haven't used it yet, because it hurts my head to just smell it!
Pumpkin Queen Bubbling Scrub
"Gentle hay pillows, pumpkin, ripe peaches dusted with clove and nutmeg, dried summer herbs, and lastly, a lovely crown of amber."
Another lovely! You can smell the pumpkin and cloves right away, making for a smell that reminds me of an Indian restaurant (in a VERY good way!). Upon use, the peach comes out to sweeten things up and it becomes a lovely Fall treat. I've been using this a lot because I love it so much! Will get the pumpkin butter since I've heard such good things.
Did you pick up anything from Haus of Gloi Autumn '11? Thoughts?