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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day! Odette by HoG

It is Valentine's Day! It also happens to be my grandpa's birthday! I wish I could be there- he lives halfway across my country though :(

In my last post, I talked about the stuff from Haus of Gloi that I ordered. It was on hold for a couple extra days because they were out of the whipped soaps I ordered, so I didn't think I'd be able to post about it for Valentine's Day. But it actually arrived a day earlier than scheduled- it got here the 13th!

Last year, when I was still new to indie brands, I ordered some Haus of Gloi goodies from their Valentine selection. One of my favorite scents I tried was Odette. I got it in the whipped soap, and it smells so fresh and dainty and beautiful! This year, I ordered the full size perfume in Odette, two whipped soaps in Odette, and one of their new products: A butterbomb in A Simple Rose.

Odette- Scent Description:
Clean sun dried linens, tuberose, ginger lily and white musk.

Odette by Haus of Gloi

Odette is a simple scent, but very beautiful and feminine. From the bottle, it smells so fresh. I also get the white musk.

Once applied (wet on skin), Odette smells like clean laundry! I LOVE the smell of clean laundry- like the smell of my house when the washing machine is running. I think the "fresh sun-dried linens" is an accurate description of that note- that's exactly what I'm smelling. I think that this note is the main reason I love this scent. I usually opt for darker concoctions, but I love variety too- so having "fresh" scents can be, well, refreshing. Hurr hurr.

Next I smell the tuberose and ginger lily. I was lucky enough to sample one of their Reverie scents that contained ginger lily, so I distinctly know what it smells like now when I smell it. It's hard to describe exactly what ginger lily smells like, but it is absolutely a stunner (in my opinion, of course).

The white musk makes its presence on the drydown, which totally completes this perfume. I think it's cool how the scent description has the correct order of what you smell- the linens, tuberose, ginger lily, and white musk. Once the white musk is detected, the scent "becomes one." All the notes are detectable, and they play so nicely together. Odette is not a complex perfume, but it is VERY pretty; and I am happy I bought it in a 5ml!

Odette perfume oil, A Simple Rose butterbomb, and two Odette whipped soaps

I also purchased two whipped soaps in Odette. I like Haus of Gloi's whipped soaps, though I don't use them daily because I go through them so fast. I usually use them as a shaving creme, though I also use them on a washcloth to lather up in the shower. I've been using Amanda's honeysuckle soap that I mentioned here , and I use it on a pouf. It lathers phenomenally on a pouf! Anyway, I will probably mainly use Odette whipped soap as a shaving creme now that I have a soap I truly enjoy. Or I could always "take turns.". My only complaint about Haus of Gloi's whipped soaps is, like I mentioned earlier, I totally blow through them. That's probably a lot of my fault, as I tend to use a lot of product in the shower. However, Solstice Scents sells whipped soaps in bigger quantities for only one dollar more. So it makes more sense financially to go through SS. I'm not sure if they carry whipped soap all year though- I know that HoG doesn't sell whipped soap in extreme weather conditions (like heat).

Haus of Gloi also carries butterbombs now. I think I already said this in my Lush haul, but I'm not much of a bath person. I definitely believe in the power of a bath and its ability to ease the mind and the muscles. However, I find showers so much more convenient. I do think it's important to take the occasional bath to pamper yourself and relax. Sometimes I find a bath helps when I feel a bit depressed. I purchased the butterbomb in the scent "A Simple Rose." I think rose would be a good bath scent. Since butterbombs are new products for HoG, I will provide their product photo and description:

Haus of Gloi Butterbombs
Image Source- Haus of Gloi

Via Haus of Gloi:
Toss these little scoops in hot bath water for a fizzy, slightly foamy and decadently moisturizing bath. Crumble under running bath water for best results! Please be cautious when moving around or standing in the tub, these little bombs can make things slippery!

I will review this butterbomb if you guys are ever interested (or if I run out of stuff to blog about, hehe).

Hopefully this post isn't too long. Thanks for being here and reading! Let me know if you guys are going to do anything special today. Are you going to spoil yourself with a fancy meal or relaxing bath? Are you going anywhere? Is this just another day that has been corrupted by card and flower companies?! Hopefully I will get a chance to post later on with stuff I do today. Have a day filled with lots of love- especially for yourself- because you are ALL very lovely!


DISCLAIMER: All items mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal usage. I am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the companies mentioned. My opinions are always my own and honest. Thank you for reading!


  1. Happy Burthday to your Grandpa and Happy Valentine to you!

    I love the scent of clean laundry too! I have an odette scrub and it's lovely! I also really like Come Hither.
    I think my favorite HoG scent might be Narcosa. Have you tried it? It's an Ylang-Ylang, jasmine, vanilla scent.

    1. Thank you Amanda! Happy Valentines to you too! :D

      Clean laundry is lovely. I used to take care of my mom's friend's pitbulls, and there was a dryer vent next to her house. It always smelled SO good when I went outside, I would stand right next to it! I have Come Hither in a pumpkin butter- I like that one too! I haven't tried Narcosa- but I'd like to- it sounds so beautiful!

  2. I find Valentines day quite distasteful actually... Its too heteronormative, too couple normative (upholding the couple relationship as a societal norm) and just disgustingly romantic to my delicate aromantic asexual sensibilities! So Valentines day is not my favorite day of the year...

    1. Good point. I agree with you actually. I always take it with a grain of salt. I always think holidays should be about the people we love- whether it's our pets, family, friends, or even just showing ourselves respect. I am going to try to make my hamsters tiny heart-shaped hard boiled eggs this morning, haha!

    2. In Finland Valentines Day is called All Hearts Day with the alternative name Friends Day... I like the idea of a Friends Day much more... but I don´t really celebrate it...

    3. That is neat! I love learning about different holidays and customs throughout the world. The alternative friends day sounds neat. We have a holiday called May Day on the first of May that is intended to celebrate our friends, though I don't think it's that popular. I've never celebrated it, but it's a cool concept anyway.

  3. Odette is one of my favorite HoG scents too, it's a little contrary to my "type" but it is such a happy, comforting scent. I just bought a full size recently as well. The butterbombs are wonderful, I've tried 3 and hope to review them soon.

    G and I aren't traditionalists and don't buy into all the V Day hype. I think it's more important to have a relationship based on mutual appreciation and respect the other 364 days of the year. I'm not somebody that wants flowers and jewelry or anything like that either. I don't mind dropping into Godiva the day after and snagging some chocolates for 50% off though!

    1. Odette truly is comforting and wonderful. How cool that you also bought a full size! That is awesome that you have tried a few butterbombs. I can't wait to read your review of them. I love your reviews!

      That sounds a lot like my boyfriend and I's relationship. This morning, I made him a book made out of a deck of cards titled "52 reasons I love you". I wish it was my idea, I got it from a YouTube video. I haven't given it to him yet, but I can't wait to! I am not into the flower/gift thing either. I prefer to just have a fun day where we enjoy each other. You're absolutely right that relationships should be about every day, not just one hallmark holiday.

    2. Absolutely...years from now I won't remember that he bought me some flowers or a heart shaped balloon, and it really wouldn't matter. I will remember, however, the time we spent together. I work today, but tomorrow I'm taking him out for breakfast, then we are going to an art museum, then ransacking Godiva, then he will take me out for dinner. After that we will just go where the wind takes us! That is a really sweet idea for a gift, too :)

    3. Oh wow, it sounds like you have a wonderful day planned for tomorrow! I hope you have a wonderful time, though I'm sure you will! :D


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