Bought - 3/29/2013 (midnight-ish)
Shipped - 3/29/2013 (morning)
Received - 4/1/2013
The Mindful Mushroom is a company I've been wanting to try for a while. Has a very large selection of perfumes (there are also eyeshadows and jewelry, I think). The shipping is fast, customer service/response is great, and packaging is unique.
A little bit bummed that there weren't any free samples, but those should never be expected anyway. Still not used to it since the majority of other places I've bought from have given freebies. Haha.
Photos and reviews after the cut!
For $29.75, 10 samples:
1. CEMETERY GIRL
Sugar cookies, amber, sandalwood, patchouli, baby's breath
THOUGHTS: Bananas and sweet rice crackers (the Asian ones). That's nothing like the description but it smells pretty cool.
Rose, amber, vanilla, sandalwood, mint, cocoa
THOUGHTS: At first, I immediately thought "gross, unsweetened synthetic cherry." However, after looking at the scent descriptions, I can see how this is rose. Huh. It softens to a powdery rose with a touch of sweet. Nice, but not really my thing
3. FAERY GODMOTHER
Amber, vanilla, sandalwood, nutmeg, figs
THOUGHTS: Hazelnuts. Hahaha. There isn't any hazelnut in here, but I swear it smells like it. Dry, unsweetened nuttiness. Hmmm...
Orange, caramel, vanilla, strawberry, sugar cane, musk
THOUGHTS: Sugary musk with a hint of bitter orange peel, and then it dries down to a deeper musky finish.
5. GOTHIC GIRL
Dark chocolate, vanilla, bergamot peel, patchouli, delphiniums
THOUGHTS: First thought: Didn't I already try this one? *looks at label, then checks notes* I haven't tried it yet. Huh. It smells like a slightly sweeter version of Faery Godmother (see above), but it's practically identical. Not bad.
6. MUMMY DEAREST
Orchid, lily, musk, vanilla, caramel, wood smoke
THOUGHTS: I only smell soapy freshness with a touch of flowers. Pleasant, but not my thing.
7. ZOMBIE GIRL
Dark chocolate, bergamot, dewberry, sandalwood
THOUGHTS: Smells like spiced pumpkin bread. Wtf. Not bad, but very forgettable.
8. SUGAR & SPICE
Bergamot, star anise, osmanthus blossoms, myrrh, rose, dark chocolate
THOUGHTS: Smells like very light sugar and heavy cloves, but there aren't any cloves... mysterious. What's up with all of these smells smelling like things that they aren't made of? Hahaha. I don't really like this one.
9. SWEET TOOTH
Cookies, caramel, hot cocoa, passionfruit
THOUGHTS: All passionfruit. It smells like a fruity, girly alcoholic drink. Later a bit of cookies and caramel emerge, but the tartness of the passionfruit coupled with the overly sweet other stuff gives that sharp/seering effect that hits you in the back of the throat and makes you want to pucker. Not very pleasant to be honest.
10. WILD CHILD
Apples, oranges, apricots, ginger, dark chocolate, vetiver, amber, cinnamon
THOUGHTS: Bright, sour, citrus. Reminds me of cleaning solution, to be honest.
Alright. Nothing wowed me and not much else to say other than "Huh, that was disappointing."
I won't be back...