I am so excited to share these with you! Julia spent months working on them and we’ve finally got them ready for you in the shop. Genteel and Vulgar-celebrating the dichotomy that is the housewife. I’ll admit that I’m a mix of the two and I do enjoy wearing one blend on one arm and the other on the other arm.
Genteel is the well-bred housewife who pens perfect thank you notes and always matches her carpet to her drapes. Aniseed, 2 vanillas, dry amber, sugar, and cashmere musk with wisps of fine sandalwood and cedarwood.
In bottle-Soft aniseed and amber.
Wet on skin-The aniseed is stronger but but it’s tempered by the sugar and vanillas. It’s quite soft and not at all a sharp or green. It’s almost velvety and creamy. Lush.
Dry on skin- The woods have really amped up and I can pick out the cedarwood and sandalwood. I think it’s the cashmere musk that’s making everything so velvety. I like it. This isn’t a licoricey aniseed at all. There’s no black jelly beans here.
Verdict-This blend is both sexy and lady like and it’s perfectly captured it’s name. I’ve been reaching for this almost daily since I got it.
Vulgar is the tatted up housewife who swears like a sailor and plays punk rock at all times “so the kids will be smart.” Dirty cherry with dark chocolate, vanilla-infused marshmallow, honey, pepper, patchouli, and a hint of smoky bacon.
In bottle-Cherry and pepper.
Wet on skin-Cherry and pepper marshmallow is what I get right at first. It’s ever so slightly medicinal right now as it starts to dry down but I don’t find it off putting at all…more sharp.
Dry on skin-The cherry settles down but the vanilla and chocolate amp a bit. It’s a deep dark and not sweet chocolate. The honey and patchouli dance around for a bit and then….believe it or not, you get just a bit of smoked bacon. With whatever magic Julia uses, this actually smells hot and sexy.
Verdict-I can already tell that this is going to age really well. It’s a thick oil and you have to mix it to get the dark sludgy stuff rolling around in there. That’s the good stuff. Bawdy and brass I love this oil. Fuck ya.