Hotties! Here they are, reviews of the Stars + Flowers collection.
Adhara: The maidens. Vanilla cream, tangerine, clementine, Nagami peel, black coconut, and a touch of sweet violet.
In bottle: Bright citrus!
Wet on skin: The vanilla cream blended with the tangerine and clementine are so pretty together. The sweet violet is soft and cheeky in the background.
Dry on skin: The vanilla is definitely foody and creamy and with the citrus notes it’s quite creamsickle-y but the dark coconut and violet are the perfect balance to the bright gourmands.
Verdict: Bright, effervescent and bubbly. If you love citrus and vanilla, you’ll love this!
Bellatrix: The lady warrior. Sweet, jammy fir absolute with 3 honeys, honeysuckle, tiny strawberries, and blood orange.
In bottle: Fresh honeysuckle.
Wet on skin: Fresh pine needles and honeysuckle…it’s kind of a genius combination.
Dry on skin: The honeysuckle really warms up and as the fir mellows. The strawberries are fresh and very precious with a generous drizzle of honey.
Verdict: The honey is pretty soft in this blend and it’s all honeysuckle on me.
Betelgeuse: Orion’s hand. Atlas cedarwood and blood cedar with smoldering oudh, osmanthus, brown musk, bacon, and vetiver.
In bottle: Smoke and all smoke!
Wet on skin: This a a serious oil. Heavy, smokey and musky.
Dry on skin: I can’t really distinguish the notes in this, but it’s all incense, smoke, wood and musk with a healthy dose of vetiver.
Verdict: Don’t worry, you won’t smell like bacon! But if you’re into the heavy, smokey and incense blends then you most certainly need this.
Electra: The lost Pleiad. Pink carnation petal ice cream, Mexican bakery vanilla, eggnog, sweet cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In bottle: Frothy pink.
Wet on skin: Mmm, carnation and eggnog are swirled together, tasty and creamy Plop a scoop of cinnamon ice cream on top and it’s spicy, sweet and lush.
Dry on skin: The spiciness of the carnation really ramps up and it’s a great balance with the sweet notes.
Verdict: This is so pretty. Carnation is one of my favorite flowers and if you’re a carnation lover then you should pick this up.
Miaplacidus: Gentle waters. Sea air, spring water, cucumber, juniper, hyacinth, lavender, China musk, and 1 drop of hyssop.
In bottle: Fresh aquatic.
Wet on skin: The juniper is right up front, with a splash of very soft cucumber water. The hyacinth and hyssop petals are gently swirling around with a fresh spritz of spring air.
Dry on skin: Bright hyacinth and salty sea are lovely with light cucumber and exotic musk. Lavender and juniper are perfect to balance this out.
Verdict: A fresh, aquatic blend with an sophisticated twist of heady florals.
Mira: The amazing. Tiare blossoms dipped in milk chocolate with coconut, sugared rum, French cocoa absolute, marshmallows, and white chocolate.
In bottle: Sugary chocolate accord – dark in color.
Wet on skin: Rich milk chocolate and coconut drizzled in rum marshmallows.
Dry on skin: The white chocolate and marshmallows are rich and luscious. The tiare blooms and scent swirls around with the sugared rum and cocoas.
Verdict: A rich gourmand dream with an unexpected white floral that is perfection.
Sirius: The brilliant. Bright white grapefruit, golden amber, linden flowers, tart red currant, cassis, and pomegranate.
In bottle: Bright citrus.
Wet on skin: Oh man, this is ALL bright citrus – right up in your face, bracing and proud.
Dry on skin: The citrus and cassis are stuck in a swirly embrace of juicy, bright cloudiness, with a flash of linden flower and a healthy dose of pomegranate.
Verdict: A lively and energetic blend, this would be perfect for those hot summer days.