Scent Name: Spider Silk
Manufacturer: Haus of Gloi – Halloween
Scent Description and Notes: “Procured from a dream: delicate water mint, wispy grey musk, crystalline webs of amber, oakmoss, torchwood, copaiba resin, and a touch of withered violet leaf. ” – https://www.hausofgloi.com/pages/halloween-scent-list
Oil Color: The color of diluted champagne.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard imp size with a clear top and tester stick. The label features what almost looks like spider camo around the edges and tab sticking out from the back. The scent information includes the scent name in the center, above which is the company, below which are the phrases “Perfume Oil” and “5ml/Cruelty free” in decreasing font size. The name of the scent is in creepy Halloween font and is bracketed above and below by an Italic spacer and small pumpkins.
- ITI: It’s an interesting progression of notes that reminds me of fog rolling through a cemetery before dawn, the spider webs glistening with crystalline dew. I notice the mint first, followed swiftly by the oakmoss, gentle curls of torchwood smoke and amber bloom just before the haunting note of the withered violet leaf emerges. Definitely evocative of the season!
- Wet: The amber tries to push past the other notes, but the watery mint, musk, and oakmoss restrain it while the violet leaf lingers in the background, keeping the scent both deliciously gloomy and hauntingly beautiful.
- Dry: Oh, what a treat when dried! The amber, musk, and copaiba resin linger close to the skin. What was once haunting now is warm and inviting.
Other Impressions: “It’s like rosemary and woodsy…like sandalwood with a tiny hint of menthol.” -Tony