From our friends at One Hand Washes The Other.... Halloween Stinks! Okay, you can call them Fall Scents... but Halloween Stinks just falls out of my mouth so much better. These were announced on Sunday so I thought I'd link you over and review one of the upcoming smellies! Okay, I've giving you a detailed account of one... but bragging up two others: one that I got last year and used up HELLA fast. And the other I got as a sample, loved...and then it was stolen by my nephew because it smelled so good. On with it!
Listing information taken from http://ohwto.blogspot.com
"It's been a long time coming, and rather than keep everyone waiting for a giant "all at once" release I'm just gonna start rolling these babies out as product is made. In keeping with the aforementioned changes to the shop, products will only be available as they are made so that I can get your orders packed and shipped out to you in a timely manner. Any scent not currently on the "Stock Fragrance" or "Private Stock" list is NOT available for adding to the "choose your own scent" products. Stock may run out but I will be restocking as fast as I can when that happens ;)"
They have TONS! of new scents and a couple from last year because she loves me and knows that I need to replenish my pumpkin stink - or because they sold really well. Probably that last one. But for the purposes of self importance I'm going to consider it a personal favor from a fan. It's a secret fan club... with no members... that I fill with people I pretend would be a fan if they were so inclined to ummm... be. I'm sorry you had to read that.
Point: Check out the site for a lot more scents than I'm going to post here! Now on to the review of **drum roll **
Described as: "One of my favorite things about fall is all the pumpkin-based baked goods I get to make. This smells like (almost) all of them, rolled up into one deliciously food-y fragrance! You'll smell Pumpkin, of course, along with Carrot, Clove, Nut, Rum, Bread, Butter and Malt notes; it's enough to make your mouth water!"
Not wrong! In any way. This is the "omg yum" pumpkin smell you get from candles and home scents- that spicey foody magical smell that really gets you in the mood for fall. The only reason that this isn't totally gone is because I lost it for a month last year. There is a dent- but not the dent that could be... the dent in my other pumpkin scent solid killed it!
Spicy, pumpkiny, buttery, crusty, foody awesomeness. With enough spice to make all the sweet not overly sweet. YUM! The clove is a background note so even if you don't like clove- you'll love this. This is just crazy good.
The one I killed : ChocoPumpkin
" this is an awesome pumpkin spice and cocoa scent, which smells like a slice of pumpkin pie dipped in chocolate! Of all my Halloween fragrances, this one is probably the "spiciest" in terms of cinnamon and clove notes, but the mellow cocoa balances them out perfectly so that they're not overbearing. Think "Pumpkin Truffle" and you'll have a pretty good idea of what this one smells like"
Real cocoa scent... not the lipgloss sort of chocolate scent. And crazy YUM OMGYUM pumpkin. I wish I still had this to really break it down. The cinnamon I remember and the cocoa and pumpkin- It is so good. I wore it and it helped me lose weight... because I just wanted to eat my arm. Just sniffed myself thinner- until Christmas- where I again got fat. ^5 for being a fatty! *jiggles* That's right! I eat my food and taste it too! TAKE IT ALL KATE MOSS! hahaha anyway... yeah. Good stuff.
The STOLEN! Pumpkin Eater
" No, it's got nothing to do with that movie from the 60's... it's more to do with a story. As long as anyone can remember, the tale's been told, every Halloween night one can go up to old Peter's house, past the cemetery and up the hill, through the pumpkin field and the wood just past it, and catch a glimpse of his ghost if you bring him an offering of a pumpkin. Surrounded by pumpkin fragments, they say he can be seen sitting where his body had been found years before, still consuming the flesh of pumpkin after pumpkin, as though he'd never left. This fragrance smells of mangled pumpkin flesh, tilled earth, and a dash of spiced cider, haunted by an apparition of patchouli"
I really hate Patchouli. I do. I hate it and it hates me. But this was really nice- I even *gasp* WORE IT! I know. But it just smells really good. I remember raw pumpkin and some spice and patchouli. If you like any of those scents- you NEED this. It was really unique and I guess it was also unisex because my nephew used the entire solid sample up. By the time he wanted me to get him more - it was gone. Maybe he'll get it this year... Maybe not. Because there are things I want to try!!
Stuff I just plain need in my life:
"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live"; motivated by fear, or some would say, by greed, the execution of a witch nearly always included the burning of her body, though the method of dispatch may have varied. Vanilla, Clove, Patchouli, Pink Peppercorn, a hint of Suede, Red Musk, Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Cedarwood, and the smoldering Embers of a thousand years."
Dammit Patchouli! Curse yous! But I still wanna try it out.
" Infectious! The virus responsible for all instances of zombie outbreaks, solanum has a 100% fatality rate, and yet somehow the undead never seem to stink too terribly. The toxicity level of undead flesh slows down the process of decomposition, killing most bacterium foolish enough to try to decompose a zombie. All studies thus far have shown an absence of bacteria in the flesh of the undead. This has the interesting side effect of giving most zombies little offensive smell other than slight flesh decay, due to the absence of the bacteria responsible for body odor and the traditional smell of rotting flesh. Rotting pumpkin, Apple cores, Raspberry, Almond, Madagascar Vanilla, Cardamom, and a hint of Immortelle because zombies never die."
Muthafuckin zombies n'shiit. hahaha Sorry about that. It sounds magical and delish.
" In Taoism, Hungry Ghosts are ghosts of people who did not find everything they need to survive in the after life. If a person passes on, but does not have enough food, water, shelter, etc., it will come back into the world of the living to feed on the living. They will scare you, and then they will feed on your energy and fear. You get rid of these Hungry Ghosts by performing a ritual; pray or chant and offer food and other things to the Hungry Ghosts, so they will have what they need to survive and move on to their next life. Steaming-hot Green Tea, Lively Lemongrass, and Cardamom, with Peppermint providing a wisp of otherworldly chill."
For all my ghost hunting needs!
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
" A creepy multimedia fragrance experience, see this video; sweet baby sweet baby sweet baby. Acorns, Oak, Vanilla, Apples, Roasted Spiced Pumpkin, a bit of Musk and a mound of freshly-dug Dirt. Sort of disturbing!"
I'm not linking the video here- you have to go to her blog and watch it. I am in love with this on levels and I've not even been able to smell it yet hahahaha
There are more- but I've already taken too much of your time. The prices are super great- Solid Scents are 4.00usd and perfume oils run around 9.00usd for a 5ml bottle. Shipping is not butt invasion. No reason not to have already made an order by the end of this blog. So go! Check you the blog and the Site and check back often for new things being added. She'll also be adding Snake Oil and all kinds of awesome to the place- STALK THEM!
Have a good one, and tell me what you got! I want to hear about all the yum I have yet to discover from OHWTO! Questions, as always- are welcome and enjoyed!
Noteworthy post script: I bought everything myself. Everything I say is all me. If something is bad I don't have a problem letting you know about it. That sort of information is as useful, if not more so to me when I'm "blog testing" any company, as the good stuff is - Dishonesty is a waste of both our time. Thanks again.