I like reading about delicious smelling scents and ordering them online. Some of perfumed-oil scents that are handmade by Etsy, can be quite cheap when ordered as a sampler pack. It is a bit of a shot-in-the-dark, as you cannot smell them ahead of time and you can only go by what you read online. Here, I will be reviewing some of the sampler packs I have ordered online from two different Etsy shops.
13 Gypsies Perfumery on Etsy
The first is 13 Gypsies Perfumery on Etsy, which sells mostly hand-blended perfume oils available in dram-sized (1/8 ounce) but also available in ½ sizes as well. I ordered a three-dram sampler pack of my choice, so I choose the following:
- Andromeda – a blend of Bulgarian rose, coriander, tuberose, magnolia, & rosewood.
- Bitten – a blend of jasmine absolute, aged frankincense, amber, & ambrette seed.
- Nevermore – a blend of violet, sandalwood, light patchouli, & sugar.
I love the theatrical names, I mean, who doesn’t? Out of all of them, I like the “Andromeda” scent the best, I prefer floral scents it seems and it’s light-smelling and floral. “Nevermore” is my second favorite, not as floral-selling as I think sandalwood or maybe the light patchouli adds some spiciness to the fragrance, but it’s not overpoweringly spicy-smelling. As for “Bitten,” I really do not care for it at all, but that’s sort of the risk of buying fragrances online.
If you like 13 Gypsies on Facebook, you can learn about new scents and promo codes that you can use on your orders to save a little bit of money. I saved a few dollars on my order, so it’s worth it. http://www.facebook.com/13GypsiesPerfumery.
I ordered a five-pack sampler from Wylde Ivy Simply Inspired Scents on Etsy. I loved the label design and the fact that the sampler comes in a mini-spritz tubes, as opposed to an open tube you need to dab on yourself. My scent selections were the following:
“Black Patch” ~Wylde Blend~
Sultry and oh so sexy. Smooth patchouli blended with black pepper, exotic woods, fresh ginger, Valencia orange, oakmoss, violet leaf, and amber.
A fragrance so beautiful and so elegant it almost invokes the sense of standing in a fairytale forest surrounded by the clusters of snow white flowers. This is the delicate beauty of a hidden patch of Lily of the Valley that perfumes the breeze.
“Little Shop in Salem”
By far one of our most popular fragrances. We’ve captured the scent of incense, Patchouli, potions, and maybe even a little magic in this scent. Salem is deep, mysterious, and very sexy. Popular with all ages, this scent is an earthy blend of incense and Patchouli and is full of animal magnetism!
Little Shop in Salem Perfume by Wylde Ivy.
“Violet Sun” ~Wylde Blend~
Candied violets on a bed of fresh lemon zest
Petals – sorry, I cannot seem to find a scent description online for this one. I think I detect the scent of jasmine, but the other scents elude me. It seems pretty nice overall.
My favorite out of all of these is their “most popular” scent “Little Shop in Salem.” I dig the blend of blend of incense and Patchouli, perfect for smoky fall days when you want to feel a little “witchy.”
You can view all their scents online. In addition to perfumes, Wylde Ivy also sells soap, shower gels and body lotions. Wylde Ivy also has a website, Facebook and blog.