Haus of Gloi is an Oregon-based vegan bath and body line. If you want to explore the world of indie bath products, I suggest you start with Haus of Gloi. I love the formulas and there is a wide variety of scents.
I’m reviewing a few of the Bubbling Scrubs that I’ve tried. These are sugar scrubs in a rich, moisturizing shea butter base. The cool thing about these scrubs is that they have a “light” lather. I don’t really use these as a scrub but more as a soap with some light exfoiliation.
Haus Amber with notes of hand-blended amber accord.
This is a great amber. As far as ambers go, it leans sweeter and creamier. I will repurchase this and other items with this scent.
Rose City with notes of red roses and aged patchouli.
I wanted the large one of this but only a sample size was available when I ordered. I knew that I would love it because it’s rose and patchouli and that’s impossible to f up. This is exactly what I wanted it to be – a dirty rose. It’s a jammy rose with an earthy, “wet” patchouli that reminds me of L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses. It’s a patch-rose that leans more patchouli than rose.
*I also bought the Hair Oil in this scent and I’m so happy that I did. The oil is awesome and leaves my hair smelling like perfume. My next order will contain everything Rose City. ALL THE ROSE CITY.
Peach Mama with notes of peach nectar, frankincense, styrax, copaiba balsam, labdanum, cassia and black patchouli.
I wasn’t going to buy this one because I feared it would be peach schnapps. But, I was intrigued by the resins so I threw a sample size into the cart. I’m very happy that I bought this one as it is one of my favorites. It’s like if a peach started practicing magik. It’s peach and incense resins. I will repurchase this one and probably buy other items in this scent.
*I want the Hair Oil in this too.
Insalata Nocturna with notes of green Bolivian lemon, rubbed tomato leaf, olive leaf, black fig syrup and basil.
I knew this one would be my biggest “gamble” unsniffed. I usually don’t like citrus but I love fig. Well, it’s my least favorite from those that I ordered but like I said, it was a gamble. It’s a sweet yet tart lemon with basil. I’d rather have it muddled into some gin 😉 Overall, it’s a tart citrus fragrance with some greenness. It’s not bad at all; it’s just not “me”.
The next one is a seasonal scent but I bought it and thought I’d mentioned it in case it comes back. This brand is all about the limited edition seasonal exclusives.
Risque with notes of leather whip, red musk, roses and agarwood attar.
It just smells like black leather with some headshop-ish musk oil. I bought a full-size of it but I’m not crazy about the scent. I mean, I sort of like it but I don’t like it as a “cleansing” scent. It would be better as perfume oil. So, really I’m on the fence with this one. I don’t like it as a soap but I like the scent as a perfume (if that makes sense).
Overall, I love the bubbling scrubs. The formulas are awesome. Ordering online, there is always a gamble with scents. Most of these I really liked. And the ones I disliked were not horrible. They just weren’t for me but they were still pleasant and I can sense they have their market.
The Bubbling Scrubs come in 2 oz minis and full-sizes are in 6 oz jars. Prices range from $3.50-$8 at Haus of Gloi. Oh, and the Hair Oils are a steal at $12. A bottle will last a very long time and you can also use the oil as a body moisturizer.
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