I received three free samples in my last order so I’ve reviewed them for you here!
Antoinette’s Tea Cakes: Sweet vanilla sugar tea cakes covered in pink glaze and infused with pearled China musk, French rosewater, and shimmering amber dust.
In vial: Like perfumy cake. Reminds me a bit of BPAL’s Eat Me.
Wet on skin: I clearly get the tea cakes and French rosewater. It’s like a less buttery Eat Me.
Dry on skin: The rose has become very prominent with just a hint of cake underneath.
Verdict: As usual, I cannot wear rose! This would be fantastic on someone who can wear a foodie and soft rose oil.
Spider’s Design: Dusty vanilla, white and violet silk gossamer threads ensnaring sweet sandalwood, orris root, honey smoked woods, and a trail of black pepper following the spinning of one dimpled spider.
In vial: Black pepper!
Wet on skin: Pepper and orris root. As it settles in I pick up a huge whiff of the honey smoked woods.
Dry on skin: Huh, this went *very* masculine on me! I get all black pepper and smoke!
Verdict: I’m pretty sure this would smell like liquid sex on a boy.
Fragaria: Soft skin musk, strawberry cream, pink gossamer cherry blossoms, green tea leaves, sugared ylang ylang petals, soft green grass, and earthy dark vetiver.
In vial: Tea leaves!
Wet on skin: Strawberry, pink and then green grass! As it dries it softens into a softly fruity strawberry with a bit of the earthy vetiver lurking the background. FYI, the vetiver here smells a little like patchouli.
Verdict: I think this smells really nice! It reminds me a bit of a Conjure Oil from the Sacre Du Primtemps line.