As you probably know, I was wary of mint for the longest time. However, Arcana Wildcraft’s Glittering Blue convinced me to try out more scents like that, so now I have a little army of the Glitterings on my nightstand. 🙂
Off to the reviews we go!
On a recent trip to the mountains, I was struck by the intense, diamond-dust sparkle of snow in sunlight. An opening of cold peppermint settles into a heart of sugar cookies, marshmallows, white chocolate, and vanilla musk.
Glittering White, the scent that sparked the whole collection of what I call the Glitterings. It’s so sweet that it really evokes an image of dusting sugar. Mmmh. First I’m met with a blast of peppermint, cold and bracing but not harsh.
It’s soon followed by the sugar cookies and vanilla musk, chilly and inviting like snow crystals. They’re very sweet and I’d say the sweetness is stronger than the peppermint. There’s a smooth melange of the white chocolate and marshmallows that adds a hint of velvety softness to the blend, tying everything together to a sweet, cosy experience.
I thought I wouldn’t like this one so much but, luckily, it turned out great! I love wearing Glittering White on its own. However, I do wonder how it’d layer with some other scents from my stash. Do you have any suggestions?
The scent of eating mint-laced white chocolates in a huge old growth forest. Jammy fir balsam, a bit of black spruce, and our Glittering White (an opening of cold peppermint settles into a heart of sugar cookies, marshmallows, white chocolate, and vanilla musk).
This is a very interesting blend of the foresty notes (fir and spruce) and the Glittering White perfume, of which the mint and the sugar cookies notes seem to be the strongest. The fragrance is very fresh but the combination of peppermint, fir, and spruce isn’t biting or overpowering, it’s subtle and gentle enough not to fall into the atmospheric category. This is of course also due to the vanilla and sugar cookies, which strike just the right balance.
I can imagine this perfume will be loved by people who prefer foresty, atmospheric scents but who also want to explore the more gourmand side of the world of indie perfume without turning into a giant fairy cake (isn’t this the loveliest word for ‘cupcake’?).
As it dries on the skin, it loses its evergreen overtones in favour of creamy aspects of the marshmallows and white chocolate. It’s a lot foodier than I initially suspected it would become but I like it even at this stage. I suppose people could go for Cobweb instead if all they crave for is a creamy, vanillic dry down with an added veil of leafiness. I think I should compare the two perfumes to test this theory.
Smooth, sweet, buttery French lavender absolute with our Glittering White (an opening of cold peppermint settles into a heart of sugar cookies, marshmallows, white chocolate, and vanilla musk).
I love lavender in every way, shape, or form. And that includes perfume oils, too! I didn’t hesitate when Glittering Lavender came out. However, I did choose a half-bottle decant from La Belle au Bain — simply due to the sheer amount of scents that I already have. 😇
Perhaps a bit unexpectedly, Glittering Lavender opens up with a bouquet of herbal lavender. It doesn’t smell buttery as I assumed it would. Rather, it adds a herbal layer to the classic Glittering White base. Underneath the lavender, the peppermint unfurls; gently but assuredly. These two notes are the strongest here so you might want to layer this scent with Glittering White if you prefer a more vanilla-centric perfume.
Sweet yellow peaches with our Glittering White (an opening of cold peppermint settles into a heart of sugar cookies, marshmallows, white chocolate, and vanilla musk).
Like the other Glittering White varieties that I have tried, Glittering Peach opens up with a blast of peppermint and sugar. The peach slowly makes an appearance, overshadowed by the strong peppermint. It slowly gets a steadier footing and becomes more apparent.
A few hours later, I can smell the peach, all warm and buttery. I’ll admit I’ve worn this one the least but I plan to compare it with the other two peachy scents in my collection – La Fille de Joie and Les Cannes de Joie.
Have a lovely day!