Scent Name: Milkmaid
Manufacturer: Haus of Gloi – Spring Collection 2019
Scent Description and Notes: “In honor of Women’s History Month each new blend was named after a woman in Oregon’s history. Click the link to learn more about the accomplishments of these amazing women: https://www.hausofgloi.com/pages/womens-history-bios
Flushed, but demure. Fresh milk, clean linens, pale musk and pink sweet pea blossom.” -https://www.hausofgloi.com/products/milkmaid-perfume-oil?_pos=3&_sid=cdb2eef28&_ss=r
Oil Color: Colorless
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp straight from the company. The front features the company logo surrounded in an ivy cameo, framed by the phrase “perfume oil” in bold black font. The name of the company is in similar but larger font along the bottom of the label. The back of the label features the scent name in black set against a pale vintage pink text box.
- ITI: The forward milk note skews heavy goat’s milk to my nose before pale musk, freshly washed and sun-dried linen, and bright sweet pea sweep over it in hushes of innocence. I’m not too fond of the milk, but the others or enjoyable so far.
- Wet: Sweet pea and lovely clean linen dance over a delightful pale skin musk before the distinct milk note forces its way through. It wakes me from the dream of springtime hills and childhood. Nope, I’m not a fan of this milk note. As it settles, the linen sweeps back over the milk, followed by the sweet pea, both welcome, but the milk note still lends a sourness to what would be a pleasant scent.
- Dry: After about 40 minutes, the milk is less offensive and shews more like powdered milk dusting powder paired with pale musk, dewy sweet pea, and starched clean linens. 3 hours later, the milk has vanished, leaving pale musk, hints of sun dried linen, and gentle sweet pea. It’s better once dried, but the wet phase sours me on the scent.
Other Impressions: “It’s too sweet. It’s like Shalamar. I like things with spice notes, frankincense, Middle Eastern spices, carnation, some rose, jasmine, mimosa. But not this.” – Elodie