abbeydale (abbeydale) wrote,

[Review] Haus of Gloi - Pumpkin Queen


Collection: Autumn Collection 2015
Status Currently still available
Purchased: 1ml sample vial direct from HoG

Notes: Gentle hay pillows, pumpkin, ripe peaches dusted with clove and nutmeg, dried summer herbs, and lastly, a lovely crown of amber.

In the vial: I get a caramel like pumpkin, with a bit of spice and a hint of dried herbs.

On my skin: This becomes a lot spicier. I get a fair bit of pumpkin, but the cloves are massively in my face. While wet this isn't so bad. As it dries though, yikes. The first time I wore this, I put it on before I walked to work and throughout the whole of the fifteen minute journey all I could smell was curry. Like I'd literally tipped the whole of my spice cupboard all over me. I was all ready for scrubbing this off the second I got to work, until the first person I saw declared how awesome I smelled. All morning people were asking me why they could smell cinnamon (the cloves, I guess) and telling me I smelled good enough to eat. To my nose though, all I could smell was curry. The second time I tested it out, the first thing my partner said when I walked into the living room was, "you smell like curry!" So nope, this isn't getting a third test... it's going straight into my de-stash tub.

Throw: Very high. To the point where people could smell it as they entered the room I was in.
Longevity: Also high. Isn't that always the case with scents you don't like?

Summary: Yummy pumpkin and cinnamon to some folks' nose; just straight up curry to mine.

Verdict: I wholeheartedly do not wish to smell like curry when I haven't had the pleasure of devouring one. De-stashing this one.
Tags: haus of gloi, perfume, perfume review, perfume review: 2015, public post
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