Monthly Archives: June 2013

Violette Market Exclusives Now Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

After months and months of waiting……I am so happy to present three Violette Market exclusive perfume oils just for The Rhinestone Housewife.  When I first approached Lori she immediately thought of vintage motorcycles and leather and cherry.  Hmmmm…do you think that says something about me?   Anyhoo, I just let Lori do her amazing thing and this is what we present to you.  Should you guys decide that you love these, we have every intention of adding to the line.   Enjoy!

1913 Henderson: Dark vetiver, black honeycomb, sun-scorched highway grasses, blond patchouli, honeyed black figs, russet amber, exhaust smoke, black vanilla, honeysuckle leaf, oat pods, and well-oiled antique dark brown leather. 
1916 Traub: Aged powdered dragon’s blood, peppered weathered wood, sweet exhaust smoke, black musk, patchouli root, chrome metal, conifer cone incense, and aged, cracked black leather. 
1920 Indian Sidecar: Red Merlot cherries, Black Bavarian cherries, vanilla-infused sandalwood, shimmering ruby musk, patchouli flower, golden honeysuckle, summer sun-scorched asphalt, new black tires, and bright red leather.

Savor Now Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hotties!  What is Savor, you ask?  Only a fabulous indie soap company out of San Francisco.   They’ve a delectable assortment of soaps, scrubs and other yum-yum smellies.    For the shop I chose an assortment of bar soap, shaving soap and whipped soaps.

The Creme Fraiche Whipped Soaps are available in:

Boomstick:  This scent is a strong masculine scent — inspired by Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness/Evil Dead 3 (a true cult classic, a great movie!). Boomstick is a “cologne” type scent with fresh greens, ozone, pepper, and mahogany.

Sex Appeal:  Mellow, feminine rose is blended with a sweet kiss of ripe strawberry. This is the ultimate seduction soap — he’ll pull you close to him and whisper in your ear!

Red Velvet Cake:  Fresh baked and warm from the oven! Red Velvet cake is a rich and buttery bakery scent with hints of red sugar scent and a very small bit of coconut.

Black Honey:  This is a smoky, deep scent — strong black tea with a dash of sweet and pure honey. Black Honey is suitable for both men and women — definitely a scent for tea lovers, as the aroma is just like a strong cup of black tea.

Pineapple Buttercream:  Tangy pineapple blends with warm, rich buttercreme in this amazing, gorgeous whipped soap.  This is like thick chunks of fresh pineapple swiped through a rich frosting.



The Bar Soaps are available in:

Princess Bride:  Princess Bride is a decadent floral — mostly notes of Gardenia, with a dash of vanilla and white lily, and a breath of amber to warm up the scent. Very pretty, maybe this soap could lead you to your true love!


Coconut MochiThis luscious, luxurious bar of Coconut Mochi soap has an amazingly complex scent and a rich, frothy lather. There is no sweet, fake coconut scent here — the notes are deep, rich and velvety.


Strawberry Taffy shaving soap:  Like strawberries n’ cream — candy-like red, ripe strawberries and smooth cream swirl around in this pretty bar. Contains strawberry seeds.


Banana Pancakes shaving soap:  Bananas with a little bakery scent thrown in — flour, egg, a dash of sugar and vanilla. Delish!!


Cirmes Tonsorial Parlour Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hotties!  Mr. Hotties!   We got some really nice colognes in for your swanky smelling pleasure.   This is our first presentation from Cirmes Tonsorial Parlour but I can guarantee it won’t be our last.  These colognes are very classy and swanky smelling.  Light and crisp these are soft enough to wear to work but have a very pleasing appeal to them.  *Swanky* is the word I keep coming back to.   If everyone likes these enough they also have some shave oil and beard oil as well as aftershave that sound amazing.

Absinthe Eau de Cologne-I created Absinthe for the man who has a taste for the peculiar has notes ranging from Wormwood, the distinctive ingredient that makes Absinthe what it is, to Cardamom and black pepper to make up its base. Glints of citruses like blood orange and grapefruit brighten the middle elements, while the truest of green Anise and Fennel take the tops. Sophisticated, bold, and complex, this is the essential fragrance for the man who is looking for something different. A definite must for Absinthe and black licorice fans.


Fougere Eau de Cologne-The very first fougere fragrance was created in 1882 by Houbigant and has been interpreted time and time again…as is the case with most classics. Fougere, literally “fern” in French, is the truest take I have discovered of crisp foliage. One can’t help but become transported to a lush trail surrounded by green in every direction…Dirt. Earth. Life. In the land of aquatic and musky fragrances, this Fougere is for the man who can redefine what masculinity means on his own terms.

Herbally masculine and powerfully aromatic. This one takes top notes of earth, grass, and tea leaves. Black Pepper, tea leaves, sage, and heliotrope level out the middle. Finished off with cedarwood and sawdust…just to punch home the outdoors that are encapsulated in this one fragrance. Wear it in the dead of winter to remind yourself that life and regrowth is always near.


Monsieur Jameson-A gentleman shows exemplary qualities of what it is to be a man. He is noble, well spoken, well traveled, and courteous. It is up to him to create his own legacy. It is he who does what it right, regardless of the classes surrounding him, be they of sound mind or not.  Monsieur Jameson is on the brink of mythical, but he is absolute.  Monsieur Jameson carves the path for his subordinates and he is  admired. He is not a man of many words, however, each one is precisely  chosen. If desired, he could have led the grandest, world-traveling circus…and perhaps he has, but that was his past and is now a passage in his internal memoir, a part of his composition. This fragrance is his conundrum.

Monsieur Jameson is comprised with base notes of black pepper and smoke grasping tightly to middle notes of sandalwood, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Taking the top- sweet tobacco, fresh cut wood, and sawdust. Monsieur Jameson is rich, almost buttery, created for the gentleman inside you. Fans of pipe tobacco or a fine cigar will appreciate this one the most.


Montenegro Eau de Cologne-When I reflect on my journeys…the sights I’ve seen…the experiences I’ve had…there is one thing I’ve learned. Sometimes the myriad of wonders that envelop my senses, while beautiful and perfect in their own unique ways, are not always better. Sometimes, I am happy with where it all began. Like the emotions that overcome me after a long vacation, the feeling that home has never felt so good. Montenegro takes me back to where it all started. This is why I started creating. Each time I breathe in its simple bouquet, I recall when I began to pay attention to colognes. Montenegro evokes tradition. Deep, strongly rooted tradition. Crack open an old leather bound book and settle in.

You asked for a classic musk, and The Parlour was happy to answer. Montenegro, meaning “Black Mountain” is our take on a classic staple for every true gentleman. Dominating notes of Oakmoss, leather, pine, and black tea…it’s exactly what the most classic of gentlemen smells of. Enjoy.

Mouchoir Eau de Cologne-Mouchoir means “handkerchief” in French. Way, way back…when men still tucked in their shirts and combed their hair, women who were bold enough would douse a handkerchief in the fragrance that was their signature and wave it not so subtly as their dapper dans passed in hopes to catch their eye. Whether this display of peacock feathers worked or not is unknown to me, but it’s time we take back some appeal. Mouchoir, the fragrance, is light and breezy…clean like the ocean air. Regardless of the wearer, Mouchoir is here to give anyone a healthy dosage of fresh. The truest of gentlemen will go for this one, but it smells just as grand with leather and dirt.

Top notes of linen and various citruses. Sea salt, ginger, and bergamot linger in the middle, finishing off with lemongrass, a bit of ocean air, and a hint of vanilla for a twist. For men looking to purify the world around them. Fresh, ocean air and bright citrus bottled.


Sapera Eau de Cologne-Streets of Delhi. The year? I can’t recall…worldly travels in pursuit of anything new. If my sight, taste, smell, and hearing couldn’t fully understand it, I was interested. Exotic spice blends in a myriad of colours line the markets. I close my eyes. The chatter of the local merchants bartering over fruits I’ve never seen and the faint, beguiling sitar playing in the distance leaves me in constant total amazement. The only thing that can extract me from this moment is this smell…almost indescribable and yet, pure India. I follow it and I’m led to a Sapera…this means “snake charmer” in Hindi. His eyes are locked with the serpent and it’s impossible to tell which one is being controlled. A local explains to me that they are connecting on a spiritual level, devouring each others energy. Next to the basket that the snake has emerged from, I notice a small copper bowl filled with oils and what looks like leaves, seeds, peppercorns, and some other things I couldn’t quite place…It’s blackened around the edges and there is smoke drifting from it…my new guide once again bridges the cultural barriers and tells me that this is part of the man’s enticement of the snake.

This is the intoxicating aroma that I spent years trying to replicate. It wasn’t easy to do…there are so many layers, so many notes…but once I hit it, I knew immediately. My absolute favourite fragrance by far, Sapera is exotic in every way. Sweet frankincense and myrrh dominate the top notes and play well with smoky patchouli and peppery sandalwood middles. Cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla with the slightest hint of blood orange take the role of the bottom notes. Over a dozen notes in this stunner of a fragrance. Every time I wear it, I’m asked about it. Mystery, allure, and intrigue are bottled in this current favourite of mine. Unisex. Perfect for any wearer that doesn’t want to smell like anyone around them, Sapera demands attention.


New Nocturne Alchemy Exclusives Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!   I’m so excited to announce that  we’ve got new Nocturne Alchemy exclusive products available at The Rhinestone Housewife.   We’ve got an exclusive Nokturne perfume oil as well as three Velvet Butters.    All four of these products have been formulated to be layered anyway you like.  Or wear them separately for more subtle scent.

Crystal Plumeria Santalum perfume oil:  Vanilla Musk, Plumeria Flower Essence and Egyptian Sandalwood.

Perfume is 5ml in amber apothecary glass bottle and is made exclusively for The Rhinestone Housewife.


Velvet Butter, created exclusively for and requested by TheRhinestoneHousewife

Ancient Egyptians believed in taking care of their skin, so we created a butter to honour the Ancients and for the supple care for our skin.  Each Velvet Butter is perfumed with Nocturne Alchemy Perfume Oil.  We wanted to create alchemy with these butters, so you can take home one or all three of the butters and layer and combine with each other or with the perfume that is also exclusive.  Here are a few ways to combine the butters:
Plumeria + Crystal
Plumeria + Santalum
Crystal + Santalum
Crystal + Plumeria
Crystal + Plumeria + Santalum
Each perfumed Velvet Butter is lightly scented, use of the perfume on top or alone will invoke an Ancient time and a purposeful time for the self to reflect or simply wrap yourself up in a beautiful, complimenting scent.
A drop of perfume on top of the butter (once butter is softly absorbed into the skin), and inhale.  Perfect for dry skin and wonderful through the summer months.
Velvet Butter ingredients:
Cacao Seed Butter, 2x Shea Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), De-ionized Aqua, Veg. Stearic Acid, Veg. Caprylic Tryglyceride, Veg. Glycerol Stearate, Allantoin of Comfrey, Disodium EDTA

Arcana Great Expectations Collection Now Available!

Hotties, I am so excited to let you know that the greatly anticipated new LE collection from Arcana is now available at The Rhinestone Housewife!      At this point the Great Expectations collection is limited edition and is available while supplies last.

Young Rantipole:  Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorn or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day. The scent of foolish new money and bad choices belying a loyal heart beneath. Sour cherry, black musk, brown musk, cocoa absolute, and kush.

Magwitch:  Hold your noise! cried a terrible voice, as a man started up from among the graves at the side of the church porch. Keep still, you little devil, or I’ll cut your throat! Rich pipe tobacco, sea water, tobacco flowers, and black roses.
Miss Havisham:  So she sat, corpse-like, as we played at cards; the frillings and trimmings on her bridal dress, looking like earthy paper. Withered gardenias with star jasmine, chamomile, ivory musk, and pearl musk.

Am I pretty?
Yes, I think you are very pretty.
Am I insulting?
Not so much as you were last time, said I.

Quietly stunning ambre blanc and vanilla bean with a kiss of cognac.

Love Her, Love Her, Love Her:  If she tears your heart to pieces — and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper — love her, love her, love her! An inexorable enchantment of 3 honeys in a base of rich, smoky resins.
A Pale Young Gentleman:  Come and fight, said the pale young gentleman. What could I do but follow him? Violets, amber, coconut husks, frankincense, and white peach.

Gargery’s Forge:  It was not because I was faithful, but because Joe was faithful, that I never ran away and went for a soldier or a sailor. Glowing red amber and boozy musk with incense, iron, salt, and smoke.

Pumblechook: We shook hands for the hundredth time at least, and he ordered a carter out of my way with the greatest indignation. An overblown, buffoonish, Pumblechookian mix of oats, wheat, brown sugar, cinnamon, black pepper, apricot, bitter cacao, and a drop of blackseed oil.

Walworth Castle:  I think it was the smallest house I ever saw; with the queerest gothic windows (by far the greater part of them sham) and a gothic door, almost too small to get in at. The warm, masculine, homey scent of sweet bayberry, chestnut honey, goat milk, treacle, coffee bean, and clove.

Clara:  She really was a most charming girl, and might have passed for a captive fairy, whom that truculent Ogre, Old Barley, had pressed into his service. Vanilla-infused sugar cookies and tea with tiny hints of banana, apricot, and lavender.

What Larks!  Dear old Pip, old chap, said Joe, you and me was ever friends. And when you’re well enough to go out for a ride — what larks! A happy blend of English strawberries and salted milk caramels strewn across polished wood.