A couple of weeks ago I placed an order with Latherati, a soap/perfume/lip balm etc. etc. company on Etsy. All of their scents are inspired by classic books, which I think is really cool. I bought a couple of things for myself and a couple of things for my mom, whose birthday is coming up.
I received my order within days, so shipping was really quick and reasonably priced. As you can see, everything was wrapped up really nicely and I received a free "Library" soap sample. Everything came in a white padded envelope.
"Secrets" Roll on perfume oil $5.00The inspiration for this scent is The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield (I'll be honest, I haven't heard of it.) The description on etsy is:
"rich, hot cocoa mingled with lemon & ginger, intertwined with orange blossom and jasmine. The florals hit you first, then mellow to smooth chocolate."
I think this description is pretty spot on. This is one of those scents that you sit there and smell over and over to try and figure out what it is. You definitely smell the floral first, and then it's chocolate-y, though not overly sweet. I actually wouldn't describe this as a sweet scent at all. All I could think of when I was smelling it was "Chocolate flowers." I absolutely LOVE this, I've been wearing it every day since I got it.
"Curiouser" Roll on perfume $5.00The inspiration for this scent is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The description on the listing is:
"Sweet orange marmalade, white cake, tea and a hint of black pepper"
I was expecting a really light, sweet smell but that's not quite it. It's definitely sweet, but it's more of a rich sweet smell. When I've been wearing this one a while, you can no longer smell the orange marmalade, it's pretty much just a tea smell. I love this one as well. I wish all the notes lasted longer, but I don't mind reapplying. I keep this one in my purse at all times. Another winner.
"Sinister" Lip Glossary (hehe get it? GLOSSary?) $3.50The inspiration for this scent is Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked Comes This Way. The scent description is simply:
"Sweet cotton candy spiked with black licorice"
I could smell the black licorice first, then the cotton candy once I'd been wearing it a while. The formula reminds me of those "Soft Lips" lip balms, but not QUITE as slick. It has a very soft texture, and is quite moisturizing. I think this is a really great product, and the scent is really unique. It has no flavor, which I like because that way it stays on my lips and I'm not eating it off. I carry this in my purse at all times too.
*These next two are the things I bought for my mom. I haven't used them, so I can only comment on the scent.
"Avarice" Roll on perfume oil $5.00The inspiration for this one is Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. The scent description on the listing is:
"Warm cedarwood, patchouli and black pepper with hints of raspberry and a lush green forest"
My mom LOVES cedarwood and patchouli, which is why I got this for her. This isn't a scent I would pick out for myself, but it smells really nice. It's very forest-y, like the description says. I can't really smell any raspberry, but I definitely can smell the cedarwood and patchouli. If you like these kinds of scents, you'll love this one. It's very fresh.
"The Cobb" dry oil spray $8.00The inspiration: Persuasion by Jane Austen. The scent description on the listing is:
"A blend of marine, ozone & sea spray with whispers of jasmine, freesia, lily, citrus and wood grounded by the slightest hint of musk - very clean, fresh and invigorating!"
Again, this is not a scent I would get for myself but it's got my mom's name all over it. This is the definition of a "clean" scent. The flower scents are very subtle with a fresh, clean laundry smell. I can't comment on the dry oil spray formula, as I haven't used it. I will let you all know what my mom thinks of it, and I may steal it from her to try out.
I would definitely purchase from Latherati again. I was pleased with all the items I got, and since there are so many other scents, I can't wait to try some more! I'm curious about their soaps and lotions. I think their prices are very reasonable. $5.00 for a bottle of perfume oil is a STEAL.
Anyone else tried Latherati? If so, what scents do you recommend? Other than what I got I'm looking at Blossom, Gloom, and Sugar Bones (so Halloweeny!).
Have a lovely Saturday!