I have done a previous post about Lilac & Moss that was an Interview & Review, which if you haven’t read you should check out, and since then I upgraded my Latte sample to a 5ml bottle and bought two other 5ml bottles as well in Haven and October. She gives you a choice of clear or amber bottles and either 5ml or 10ml bottles. A 5ml roll on bottle is $11.00 to $12.00 depending on the blend and a 10ml roll on bottle is $20 to $22 depending on the blend. You can purchase the perfumes here in the link to her shop.
As a refresher all of Lilac & Moss perfumes are vegan, cruelty free and are made using natural essential oils.
I will also mention Journey, the owner & creator, and her wonderful customer service. I received my bottles a few days ago and Haven was a little leaky. When I went to wipe off the leak my label smudged and I reached out to her to let her know and ask if she could send me a new label. She responded within the hour and let me know she would be sending me out a new label for bottle immediately. She let me know that she had gotten bottles from a new supplier and that was most likely the issue. I appreciate her fast response and quick resolution. Since I hadn’t lost a significant amount of product at all, I told her it wasn’t necessary to send me a new bottle of perfume. I store all of my bottles upright in a dark drawer anyway.
fire, fig, spice, maple, fall, autumn, candied toasted pumpkin
October is perfect for those Summer nights when you long for them to be Fall. It is perfectly pumpkin. It has a rich nutty quality to it as well, almost like a rich gooey pecan pie. In the bottle, it is very sweet, rich and a true gourmand. On my skin, it almost smells like banana bread. It doesn’t smell like banana persay but a little doughy and spicy like banana bread. It has a amber-esque warm smell that wraps your body in a comforting way. As it dries the spice amps up and I can smell a mixture of clove, cinnamon and a little smoky something. The sweetness is still there and it has a strong throw but isn’t cloying. It smells like these maple ginger candies my husband loves to eat with a pumpkin pie going on the oven.
It has lasted for the last 6 hours on my skin and I can smell it even now as I’m typing this out. The sweetness is nice because it is always there but it doesn’t give you a headache from being overly sweet.
If you like rich fall gourmands this is absolutely for you.
Coffee, clove, vanilla, cedarwood, lavender, violet leaf, and oakmoss
In bottle, Haven is very green and earthy. It has a dirty earth sort of smell but not like DIRT. It’s woody and a little floral. As I continue sniffing in bottle it gets a little powdery and morphs into a more floral scent with a spicy kick at the end. Wet on my skin is leans more lavender which I can’t say is my favorite. It is still very green. As it dries and my skin warms it up the lavender 100% goes away. I will honestly say I was worried there for a while and was ready to dislike this. It is now a little green, spicy and I smell something woody similar to cedar or mahogany. It has been dry on my skin for about 15 minutes now and it is absolutely a morpher. It now has a sweetness to it, I’d assume vanilla but it isn’t a gourmand rich vanilla. It seems to have settled on a woodsy, clove, vanilla. I like it. I looked back on the note list and I don’t really get coffee but you never know what will come out when a bottle ages.
If you like spicy, woody, floral and green perfumes this would be for you. Just like October this lasts on me for quite some time.
Because of these being natural perfumes I recommend you moisturizing the parts of your body you’ll be putting these on and maybe placing it on more pulse points that you would your standard fragrance oil perfume. They are wonderful fragrances and if you haven’t tried them yet I suggest you do!