It is no secret that I enjoy smelling edible. My olfactory preferences lean to close-skinned authentic gourmands, of which notes of the like are rarely found unsullied by the manufacturing process in the slew of mainstream perfumery. It is also a poorly kept secret that I have starry eyes for the popular Indie soap manufacturer Haus of Gloi.
Mango Sticky Rice (Reverie collection)
Sweet mango, coconut infused rice and toasted sesame.
Peach nectar and a host of resins: offertory frankincense, styrax, copaiba balsam and ambered labdanum absolute. Warmed with cassia and a barely audible breath of black patchouli.
Milkmaid (spring collection)
Flushed, but demure. Fresh milk, clean linens, pale musk and pink sweet pea blossom.Samples: Sol (summer collection), Selkie (spring collection)*, Lassi (spring collection), Honey Tree, Litchi Milk Tea, Imp.
Available from www.hausofgloi.com
5ml Amber glass bottle US$12.00
Sample Vial US$2.50