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Well yes, I have an addiction to Haus of Gloi. Anyway I went there to see if I can get my hands on a full sized Elevenses and walked off with four summer limiteds instead. Elevenses was simply out of stock. But hey, lets talk about these wonderful summer ones!
I got two small ones and two full sized ones:
Sanctum – A welcome respite: muskmelon, coconut water infused with bergamot flower, kaffir lime polished ho wood and sticky benzoin. First whiff of this definitely gives watermelon, combined with something I can’t quite pinpoint down. It’s a gorgeous scent, soft and lovely.
The Brier Path – A sun drenched trail leading to a daydream of ripe wild berries and woods’ rose, rich forest loam, ozone, dark amber and cream. Now this is amazing. It really does smell like a warm summer day in the woods. Absolutely awesome. I wish I’d had had the change to get a big one but it was already out of stock. Ahhh it’s so great!
Zazz – When something feels a bit lackluster, dull and boring, it is obviously lacking zazz. To fix this we recommend something definitely zazzy and not overly complicated: Tart cranberry, pink grapefruit, sparkling champagne all shook up with crushed ginger root. This I bought for my daughter (she uses way more body butter then I do, she’s always had intensely dry skin and needs daily moisturizing). The scent is fresh and grapefruit-y but not overly tart. To me it smells a little bit soapy but not necessarily in a bad way. On my skin, it turns into something completely awful. On my daughter it stays amazing. I guess I have strange body chemistry.
Narcosa – A thick haze of tonka and black vanilla, three jasmines, tuberose and ylang ylang. This I got in big size cause they were out of small ones and I just HAD to have it. I’m a sucker for jasmine and tuberose and if I can have them both in one product, I’m willing to do anything pretty much 😀 I was a bit scared that it will be more vanilla then jasmine and tuberose but luckily that’s not the case. The scent is dark and thick, kind of incense-y which I love and both the jasmine and tuberose come out pretty well, jasmine a tad bit more. Ah I wish I had gotten two! Oh well. That’s just greedy thinking 😀
Water, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, PEG 100 stearate, glycerin, cyclopentasiloxane, behenyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, proprietary fragrance blend, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (paraben and formaldehyde free preservative), hydrolyzed cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed extract, tocopherol, tetrasodium EDTA, xanthan gum, citric acid
They still have Narcosa in full size and Sanctum in sample size in stock. Others are sadly sold out though.
Overall House of Gloi completely rocks. Their body butters are deeply moisturizing, absorb really fast and spread nicely, the texture is lovely. The scents last quite a while but even if you’re not into scents, they also have an unscented butter available. They have a huge regular lineup, lots to choose from! And they always have some limited edition selection going on. I love it that their sample sizes are a generous 2 oz, that way my collectors spirit can have tons of different scents and actually have them last a little while. I wholeheartedly recommend them! I generally like to buy as many things as I can locally but this is just too awesome not to order from abroad. I honestly say I have never experienced an equal to these butters.
And best of all – these keep my daughters skin nicely moisturized! She tends to get rough scaly skin even with daily moisturizing but with these, she’s nice and soft and silky 🙂
Go check out Haus of Gloi 🙂 This link is also in the links tab above the banner for easier finding.