|Look at that candy haul with those cutsies|
Evonne released her Falloween collection a couple of weeks ago and I was lucky enough to get some of the goodies! They were flying out of the shop, so I was very pleased with myself that I even snagged them. I got two new oils in "itsy bitsies", and a bitsie in the perfume balm.
I love, love, love the labels on these oil itsy bitsies! They have the names neatly and clearly printed on them, with a beautiful bit of label artwork. A majority of the fragrances offered come with pictures for reference, instead of names. However, I have -so- many, that I only really remember the names of my favorites. Then, I have to go search the site to see which pictures means what. I have some of the even older bitsies, which labels have jumped off of completely. They are now wonderful little mystery perfumes, but I won't know which to reoder when the time comes. The solid perfume also doesn't have the name, but for the time being it's the only one like it I have.
Remember! As with all perfumes, particularly Indie ones, they react differently to everyone's body chemistry! What works for me may not work exactly the same for you, and vice-versa! If something reacts badly on my skin, it may not be the same story for you!! These are just MY experiences and MY findings :) This is why I love samples, you get just enough to test them on your skin to see how it will turn out!
|Look at those cute little itsy bitsies|
Tiny Ice Bees - You would think from the name this would clearly be a honey type scent, but not so much. To me this is the "before" the honey. You have fruit and what-acts-like-floral notes that are wonderfully unexpected, and a little magical. First whiff is a lightly floral pineapple note, which is sweet, clear, and beautiful. This has a juiciness to it with bright citrus notes teasing me, but the soft and airy"floral" keeps if from being too sweet and foody. That particular note really reminds me of wet laundry, if that makes sense (It's lovely!) They blend beautifully as they warm and unfold on the skin, become a wonderful dance of soft sophistication, with an unexpected pop of the effervescent pineapple. They take turns coming to the front, and then bowing back for their partner to take the lead. It might be early in the relationship, but I think I'm in <3
|Don'tGoPleaseStay in bitsie form|
"A little note to folks who are new to "natural" perfumes: Don'tGoPleaseStay is infused with all organic botanical ingredients, so the fragrance isn't as intense as that of blends containing synthetic elements. It's meant to cling close to your skin and cuddle." -DarlingClandestine
DontGoPleaseStay - A soft, sweet kiss of Cocoa powder on your skin, with a spinkle of juniper to give it bit of flair. It's a warm and cozy scent, and very much hugs close to the skin. I didn't know if I would like this scent, to be honest, so I bought the smaller "bitsy" to try it out. I can't stop sniffing myself while wearing this one, it's just such an intriguing scent like nothing I have in my collection. I -need- the full size!
My neice says it reminds her of sipping on warm cocoa ( the kind with the teensy-weensy marshmallows, she says ) at Christmas time. I don't dissagree, I could picture that quite clearly when sniffing my wrist like a crazy person.
The Moon Is Leaving for the Wheels - When first applied, my nose picked the blackberry scent out right away, which wasn't hard. It's bright and juicy, and not that fake cloying smell we have gotten used to from places like Walmart. No, this is much different, and much better. e. You can smell the damp forest air handing heavy around you as you select another plump blackberry from the thicket, carefully collecting your prizes in a woven bed of dry grasses at your feet. You are so focused on your task, you haven't noticed the eerie silence that has fallen on the woods around you. Someone...or something... is watching. This one does not stay overly fruity, it is tempered by the woods and has a mysterious aura about it. I really am enjoying this one!
|All of the sharks that went out trick or treating were wearing costumes!|
The huge handful of saltwater taffy that Evonne included was ultimately consumed by my neice when she came home from school - I managed to grab an orange one before they disappeared. She had never had salt water taffy before, but she quickly discovered how yummy it is!
Now, this was a limited edition release... but as I said it was not an easy thing catching these little darlings in the shop. From what I spied on the DC Facebook, Evonne has graciously decided to extend the fall release for one whole week when DarlingClandestine comes back from vacation mode. So, if you are like me, you will be keeping you eyes peeled! The Etsy shop says September 14th, so stay tuned for updates at the DC Facebook page.
Thanks for reading!
Items purchased by me, all opinions are my own.