Haus of Gloi – A spooky first order!

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 3 - 2010

I made my first Haus of Gloi order a few weeks ago after a gentle nudge (ok, shove) from the lovely LondonMUGirl.  I’d first heard about HoG earlier this year after Fyrinnae’s chemist had tweeted about the company… but after a quick look at the Etsy store, I had decided that I really didn’t need more soapy goodness.

I was wrong.

I made a small order to begin with.  2 sample 2oz/56g pots of HoG wares in their limited edition Halloween scents.

The packaging is adorable and the thought, artistry and love that clearly goes into those labels really pleases me.  Haus of Gloi is a small, independent business… a husband and wife team dedicated to producing 100% vegan products and feeling-evoking fragrances.

Pumpkin Queen Pumpkin Butter – 2oz ($4.50):

The Haus of Gloi pumpkin butters are heavier than their normal body emulsions, which for the cold winter ahead… is perfect.  Pumpkin Queen is described as gentle hay pillows, pumpkin, ripe peaches dusted with clove and nutmeg, dried summer herbs, and lastly, a lovely crown of amber. The first thing I can smell are the peaches, but it’s a really juicy, non-synthetic scent backed by a spicier pumpkin undertone that smells freshly baked.  It’s a gourmand scent for sure.  Some may find it a little too sweet, cloying… I love it.  I love it so much, I’ve just bought the perfume oil.

The butter is rich and silky… it sinks into my skin in under a minute and leaves me feeling soft to the touch.  I love this formulation and I’m very sad that these richer products are limited.  The most inspiring thing about this product though?  Longevity.  I have never applied a body butter with a fragrance that literally and truly lingers until bedtime.  I wish I had stockpiled this body butter.

Samhain Soft Bubbling Scrub – 2oz ($3.50):

I find the scent of this a little too subtle, it’s actually quite hard for me to detect.  As an ex-smoker, I made Mr. L have a sniff (incase it was my deadened sense of smell) but no, he affirms that in the scrub, it’s a very light scent.  Described as rustling leaves, chilled winds … Freshly turned earth, wet leaves, and a cool herb laden wind carrying spectres and spooks! I desperately wanted to evoke all those things… but I’m just getting a light herbal scent that I can’t quite place.

The scrub formula however, is lovely.  It melts (but not too quickly) on my skin as I massage and produces a gentle lather that cleans effectively whilst rinsing away nicely.  I’ve since been back to the site to order a full-size bubbling scrub in a different scent.

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Whilst delivery to the UK isn’t extortionate, it does make you realise that these are heavy products and as such… you’ll be paying for the pleasure of having them shipped across the Atlantic.  This first order of 2 sample sized jars came to a very reasonable $5.64 for shipping.  My second order with nearly $15 of it going toward shipping costs, made me wince a little.  But as I said, it’s not like these are pigment samples now is it?

Both Halloween limited fragrances above are (mostly) out of stock now on the website, there are a few straggling items left behind… but for Haus of Gloi, it’s onwards and upwards with the introduction of the Yule collection set for the 7th November.  I’ve already purchased a Parkin Pumpkin Butter (and a few other bits and bobs) and I’m going to find it VERY hard to resist the new Eggnoggin, my all-time favourite Xmas scent! (I told you I was a gourmand!).

Bring it on!
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P.S. There are some great blogs out there with reviews of the various scents… check out Phyrra, Le Gothique, ShizzleNizzle for starters!


6 Responses to “Haus of Gloi – A spooky first order!”

  1. I got the Pumpkin Queen Sugar Scrub, and I am in LOVE! I too can see how the scent would be cloying to some, but like you I think it’s divine. I wish I had gotten more of the scrub and tried the pumpkin butter in this scent. I ordered the Parkin pumpkin butter, and am very anxious for it to arrive. Also looking forward to Eggnoggin!

    The longevity of the products really is fabulous! When I use the scrub, I don’t need a moisturizer. This will likely change as it gets colder, but I have extremely dry skin and this is a first for me. Love this brand!

  2. Grace London says:

    I’m wearing the Pumpkin Queen Body Butter today 😉 I love the 2oz pots, excellent for travel and a good way to give scents a decent try out too.

    I’m not fussed by Eggnoggin, but I’m really looking forward to Snow Wolf!

  3. Jan says:

    Like the look of these very much. Thankyou x

  4. I loooooooove Haus of Gloi. Admittedly a couple of the scents *really* weren’t my thing (I had a bad random reaction to one and it made me hella nauseous, but it only happened once :S) but I love some of the ones I have, and I like the lotions.

  5. Tina says:

    I just had a look through the website, the scents sound amazing! I ‘d love to give them a try!
    How do they perform in terms of stickiness after application?

    xx

  6. amy says:

    I have been umming and ahhing about ordering from them for ages but yesterday I went ahead and got 4 samples. Can’t wait to try them, the smells sound amazing. I also brought some similar (kinda) stuff from poshbrats.com cos’ they’re english and the postage is cheaper hopefully they’ll smell pretty good. After all a girl does love to smell nice.

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