Sunday, February 14, 2021

Scent Split for My Valentine's Day Gift to Myself!



What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a new scent? Honestly, though I do love flowers, but fragrance is my new favorite floral bouquet. Scent Split is one of my two favorite places at the moment to try samples, and when I find something I love, I buy the bigger bottle. no money wasted is always my favorite gift to myself. I ordered 7 scent splits for women, and one for men (my oldest two boys have taken an interest in my new love of niche and designer perfumes and fragrances.

For Women

Amouage, Interlude Woman: The last Amouage I tried, was a huge hit for me. I really just loved it so much (Sunshine Woman) and I heard good things about this one. Interlude Woman, however, is not for me. There is something 'dirty' in it, that is a bit off-putting to me. Top notes are Marigold, Ginger, Grapefruit and Bergamot; middle notes are Incense, Walnut, Immortelle, Kiwi, Honey, Opoponax, Coffee, Sandalwood, Rose, Orange Blossom and Jasmine; base notes are Leather, Benzoin, Agarwood (Oud), Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Oakmoss, Vanilla and Musk.

by Kilian, Rolling in Love: Again, there are two by Kilian fragrances I have that I love, but I have tried some that I do not like, so I wasn't sure how I would feel about this one. It's almost really nice (the floral notes that drift in are so good). There's something in the initial spray though, that has a bit of a weeds or a not pleasant smell to it (maybe it's the almond milk?). It does get better after dry down (less of that 'off' smell). I wouldn't buy it, but I don't hate it. Notes: ambrette seeds, almond milk, iris, and musk.


House of Oud, Dates of Delight: This is my first experience with the House of Oud. It's nice. It is spicy and does smell like dates (and cinnamon) to me. Very well blended. I think it is a fragrance I wouldn't reach for a lot, but it'd still be REALLY nice to own for when I did feel like wearing it. I like that it is unusual. My sample spray didn't last long on my skin. I will try it again to see if it does prior to deciding whether or not to purchase. This sample does have me very interested in the House of Oud. Top notes are Dates and Peony; middle notes are Cinnamon, Caramel, Tonka Bean and Coumarin; base notes are Honey, Sugar, Vanilla, Benzoin and Labdanum.

A Lab on Fire, Messy Sexy Just Rolled out of Bed: It is nice, very soft (not loud or brash and no loud projection). I am not sure it is unique enough to buy, but it is pleasant and I'd absolutely wear it and enjoy it if I owned it. Dry down is a bit baby powdery. Note: The 2nd time I wore it the dry down was delicious vanilla. Top: Peach Blossom and Bergamot; Mid: Heliotrope and Turkish Rose; Base: Toffee, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Musk, Cashmere Wood, Amber and Sandalwood.

Le Labo: Another 13: It smells like Creed Aventus with a lighter projection to me (also reminds me of 11 11 from Lake & Skye). I like the Creed better, but I still like this (and it sells for a much lower price). I'd wear it. Ambroxan, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Moss, Woody Ambery Notes.

Nishane, Ani: This is a rich, indulgent vanilla. It smells pretty much the same from opening to dry down, but that's okay. Listed as unisex. I can see that... I can see a woman wearing it, but I think it's perfect for a man. Cozy, sweet and a little spicy/def. vanilla. Top Notes: Ginger, Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Green Notes; middle notes are Black Currant, Cardamom and Turkish Rose; base notes are Vanilla, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Cedar, Patchouli, Ambergris and Musk.

Parfums De Marly, Meliora: So Good! I heard it is fruity, musky, green. To me it smells fresh, light and happy. I just love it. Perfectly blended. High quality. Not like anything I've smelled before. This is three out of four scents from PDM that I just love. If I keep trying them, my whole dresser is going to be full of PDM!! That's not a bad thing. Top notes are Black Currant, Red Berries and Cassis; middle notes are Rose, Ylang-Ylang and Lily-of-the-Valley; base notes are Vanilla and Musk.


For Men

Creed, Viking: I think Viking ALSO smells like Creed Aventus with a little bit of a refined barber shop type of twist. I like it a lot. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Creed knows how to make a fantastic fragrance! Pink Pepper, Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian Lemon; middle notes are Pink Pepper, Spicy Mint and Bulgarian Rose; base notes are Sandalwood, Lavender, Haitian Vetiver and Indian Patchouli.


Scent Split has been a favorite of mine since I first tried them (I have a permanent fragrance tab if you are interested in reading about scents I am trying). They have a very large quantity of scent splits to try, they ship fast (and in containers that do not spill), prices are amazing, and customer service is top-notch. What's not to love? 

24 comments:

  1. I love that you give yourself gifts - something we should all do.

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  2. Hi Rosey - sounds like you're having fun with these Scent Splits ... just enjoy and you're obviously doing just that - all the best - Hilary

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  3. Wow sounds like you had a great fun with yourself.Thats what i always do praise myself with gift.

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  4. Mama Maggie's KitchenFebruary 15, 2021 at 2:30 PM

    I love Scent Split! It's one of the best things a woman can receive on special occasions. Thanks for sharing this.

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  5. They all sound amazing! Can't wait to try them

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  6. Sounds like you have found some winners indeed. Having everything you could want can't be beat.

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  7. That seems fantastic. I'll do this for myself next year and have my sisters participate with me. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. wow - these scents look absolutely amazing. thank you for sharing - denise

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  9. I haven't seen any Scent Split product yet, it must be amazing.

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  10. This sounds great to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I should have gotten myself one of these!

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  12. I love this idea. I think more of us should follow suit and give ourselves gifts. Scent Split looks like a great place to start!

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  13. I love the idea of these scent splits! What a brilliant way to make sure you pick the right scent for yourself.

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  14. I would love to try Scent Split. I love that they offer things for both men and women.

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  15. Yes always important to gift ourselves. THese are great gift ideas

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  16. I haven't heard of Scent Split before. I look forward to checking it out.

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  17. Looks like you got yourself a great gift.

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  18. These sound like they smell amazing. This would be the kind of gift I'd give myself.

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  19. I don't use perfumes that much but I do agree that it's a great gift. I'm up for the idea of giving ourselves gifts.

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  20. This sounds like it would be a really great brand to try out myself! Thanks so much for sharing your opinions on it.

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  21. Wow isn't that such a wonderful idea to gift yourself! I am gonna make myself happy soon now since all of these scents sound amazing!

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  22. These are great gift ideas for Valentine's day (pre and post event). I want to try Creed. Good packaging!

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  23. A gift for yourself that is very much deserved. I would also like something other than overpriced flowers for Valentine's Day. Perfume would have been a perfect gift. I didn't spend this Valentine with Jason, a first in almost 25 years, since I was traveling, but we did exchange cards before I left.

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