If you are like me, you love getting little surprises... Am I right? So when I got a surprise package from DarlingClandestine, I was so tickled! She sent me the newest holiday scents for her shop, plus a few to have for a lucky reader! Is that not just the sweetest? Details for that goody at the end of the post!
I received a solid Big Top Train 2011, Big Top Train 2013, the full sized perfume oil version of Big Top Train 2013, Hellbender Lip Balm, and a special Blonde version of Dulcinea lip balm. I am particularly fond of the Blonde lip balm :)
Big Top Train 2011 & 2013
2011 : has a very winter like mood about it. I feel like I am hiding away in a cabin, surrounded by snow covered trees. Notes of tea, smoke, and wood merge together as if you as brewing a pot on the wood stove this crisp winters night. Picture yourself warming your toes near it as you watch the gentle winter snow coat the world in a white blanket, sipping your tea and writing letters home to your family. This is one leaves me with a warm and cozy feeling, very comforting and an instant favorite in my book.
2013 : First off I get a cherry like note mixed with something a bit earthy and a bit woodsy. It almost reminds me of when my father would take me to a cigar shop as a child. I always loved the way they smelled, and to this day I get reminiscent when I walk into any of the fancy cigar parlors. As it warms, the sweetness of the cherry fades into a whisper and goes more into the snow fallen woodsy area, with a something a sharp like resin in there, all while sharing the same spicy warmth in the end that the 2011 had once it decides to settle down a bit. Very similar, but at the same time, very different and stands on its own. The owner of DarlingClandestine proclaimed this to be her favorite version yet!
I love the story that is told with the Big Top Train series. They share the same concept, but the different perfumes take on different persona's. You get each one telling you the same story, but of course, everyone tells the same story with their own twist. Similar, but different.
|Hellbender Lip Balm|
The Hellbender lip balm is delightfully creamy and feels amazing when you apply it. It doesn't take much at all, but you could apply it thick or thin, depending on your preference of course. It has slippery texture, not waxy or thick on the lips. I love the scent on this, it smells so amazing! If you enjoyed the Hellbender perfume, you will be a fan of this! DarlingClandestine does not sweeten the lip balms, so you wont be tempted to lick your lips as much as you would if they were as tasty as they smell. Also, check out the size of the DarlingClandestine lip balms! They're massive.
|In my paw for size reference. It's huge!|
|The art on Blonde Dulcinea is just awesome.|
Sorry if this post comes across spacey, I've been in and out of the doctors office this week and nothing is holding my attention for very long ;) I highly recommend giving the lip balms a shot, I know they are coming in very handy with the cold air right now, my lips are balmy and happy. Not to mention I am smelling particularly awesome.
Now, as I said before, she sent enough for a couple of lucky readers to snag some of this loot! There will be 2, count 'em, 2 winners! One set will include a full sized bottle of Big Top Train 2013 perfume oil, a Hellbender lip balm, and a Blonde Dulcinea lip balm. The second set will be a solid perfume set of Big Top Train in 2011 & 2013 plus a Blonde Dulcinea lip balm.
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