Hey Bargain Hunting Fumies,
Woo Hoo! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Portia here from AustralianPerfumeJunkies to welcome you to the new year and wish you only the most delightful fragrant adventures throughout 2013. Sometimes I love to troll around Etsy. There are fabulous things from all over the world that otherwise I would never come across. A while ago I found a small perfume/fragrance company that does perfume, home fragrance and body satins (they look like oils) for incredibly reasonable prices and the scents are excellent too. Since 2008 A Wing and A Prayer Perfumes has been founded and run by Jane Cate and her daughter Sarah using natural ingredients. They talk about natural but I think these scents stack up to anything else in the market for depth, interest, story and longevity; 4-6 hours in the full heat of summer is good on my skin. I started with a super great $10 Mini Sampler Pack.
A Wing and A Prayer Photo Stolen from Etsy
These lovely approximately 4ml atomisers are perfect for really getting to know if a fragrance is suitable for you. Also a wonderful size for us ridiculous perfumistas who feel the need to own a few ml of EVERY perfume ever created! Which 3 did I choose?
A Wing and A Prayer $10 Mini Sampler Package
Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, and Frankincense are the notes given and there is a warm, slightly indolic resinousness to Berkeley. I like it very much. Berkeley brings to mind the sensual delights of a straight mans fantasy of a seraglio. All sexy, naked girls waxing, washing and generally touching each other. Fleshy, breathy and pretty. I feel like there is some citrus zest and spice here too. Of the three Berkeley is the A Wing and A Prayer I reach for most often because it is such a great casual wear that maintains interest without taking my mind of the work at hand.
Oakmoss and Juniper Berry create a delicious contrast in fragrance with the high, fluting Juniper a sharp twinkle above the green darkness of the oakmoss. Interesting that I get a very gourmand sweetness here too like buttery passionfruit cake icing. If you like the current trend of sweet fruity fragrances then this would be a logical next step down the perfume wormhole. If you are a die hard perfumista already this will surprise and delight you with its cheeky flirt of juniper and its hefty base of oakmoss. Extremely wearable and unusual.
Nutmeg and Vanilla essential oils make up Sunday and I find it the most natural smelling of the set. Not that it smells like nutmeg or vanilla much but it does have that glorious darkness that modern perfumery has completely done away with. This could very easily have been one of the Devilscent Project fragrances because it is at once alluring and dangerous when you are very close. At a steps distance the 2 combine to create a very enticing non edible gourmand. All you up in cool climes currently would find this very cuddly and after an hour the gourmand comes to the fore and vanilla rules supreme only mildly tempered by the nutmeg.
A Wing and A Prayer Photo Stolen Etsy
Please go and check out the A Wing and A Prayer Etsy site I know you all love a bargain and I think you won’t be disappointed.
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Wishing you all the best in 2013!
Loads of love,
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