Sometimes I get really sick of reviewing perfumes that retail for like a zillion dollars. So, today I want to take the time to review micro-perfumes that retail for less than micro brews and craft cocktails.
Emily – Notes listed include almond, coconut, honey, milk, oatmeal, sandalwood, vanilla and yuzu.
Emily is like this magical oatmeal cookie. It’s a warm, comforting gourmand with honey, almond and toasted coconut. It does open with a tangy citrus and cherry-like almond and then it wears as a milky coconut almond. So what I’m telling you is that Emily smells delicious.
Try it if you like almond scents or gourmands. Or if you like perfumes like Lostmarc’h Lann Ael, Clinique Simply (RIP) or Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Amande.
Phoebe – Notes listed include dirt, lavender, maple sugar, tobacco and white amber.
Phoebe is like dirt and sweet, dried tobacco. And maple syrup. Think of it like an olfactory equivalent of a Québécois sugar cabin. It dries down to a fresh white musk (that is like snow) with some sweetness from cherry pipe tobacco. I should *technically* hate this fragrance because of the maple, but for some reason I don’t. It smells like winter and I like that.
Try Phoebe if you like sweet “winter” scents. Or if you like perfumes like Smell Bent Elf-Fulfilling Prophecy, Demeter Maple Syrup (mixed with Dirt!) and/or Soivohle Pink Praline. I view Phoebe as unisex.
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OK, so Rebecca isn’t available any more but I had a sample and wanted to cover it in case it is something you’re interested in…you never know, it may show up again or you may see it up for a swap or something.
Rebecca – Notes listed include agarwood, amber, black pepper, bluebonnets, ginger, honey, pear and tobacco.
Rebecca is a honeyed tobacco with a hint of cherry over heady florals and a rich amber. Rebecca is a fr’oudy-floral (SEE WHAT I DID THERE!)
These are solids and their projection and longevity are normal for a solid. They wear close to the skin and if you want it to be “long-wearing”, you’ll need to apply throughout the day. And with the convenient packaging, this isn’t a big deal at all.
Solid perfume sticks retail for $6.50 at Sweet Anthem. These are also available in liquid and oil formats. Keep in mind I reviewed the solids. It has been my experience that there may be some variation from medium to medium. Like top notes are going to be less noticeable in solids just because of the format.
Want more reviews? Try…
Vegan Moxie – review of Emily and some other goodies
XO Jane – review of Emily and some other solid perfumes
My Perfume Diaries – review of Emily and two others
Fine Fragrants – She actually goes through each Sweet Anthem perfume searching for one for her wedding day scent 🙂
IndieAna – So many reviews!