I'm a sucker for a good perfume, and I tend to edge towards more natural scents - my mum wears patchouli and something about it always makes me nostalgic. So, when St Kitts Herbery sent me their perfume sample set* to try, I was over the moon. Ten 2ml perfumes to peruse and test out? It's be rude not to!
First, let's talk about how cute they look. Mini matching bottles in a sweet little gift box - so adorable. Having said that, the sample bottles are just glued in, it might be a little niggly thing but having them in a plastic casing of some sort instead of having to rip them off the cardboard would be a nice little added bonus.
There were a few that stood out for me particularly, and they're not the ones that I imagined I'd come to love. Violet and Summer Rose, neither of which are scents I would normally use, I found myself very endeared by. Violet is soft and subtle, and smells like parma violet sweets taste, and is very wearable - as is Summer Rose, which is a lot lighter than I'd imagined, almost like a rose scented soap. Both are floral in a subtle, dulled down way - which makes them suitable for every day in my opinion. The surprise favourite out of the entire bunch for me was Rosemary and Bergamot; although it reminds me a little of aftershave, it is quite a unisex scent and probably the most wearable out of the set of scents, it's very clean and easy to wear.
There are a few scents I wasn't sure of, but definitely settled into an every day scent that I could see myself reaching for. Moonlight and Rose Maroc lie a little on the heavily floral side for me, but they are definitely wearable after a few minutes left to "set in". I am actually a huge fan of both Mist and Black Rose also, although they do remind me a little of cleaning products that I have. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, in my eyes. There are, however, a few scents in particular that I can't get to settle personally on me, but that isn't to say that they're not lovely in their own right. I knew Patchouli wasn't going to suit me - as much as I love it on my mum, it's just a bit rich for me and Geranium and Colonial don't suit me just for the same reasons, all are strong floral type scents and they're a little much for me personally, however my mum found them very pleasant, so it's just a matter of taste.
All in all, I loved trying out the different scents, and I think they'd make a lovely present. There were some that didn't suit me, although in a box of ten you'd expect that, and the packaging could do with a little revamp, but if I'm honest, that's just me being picky! If you'd like your own perfume sample box from St. Kitts Herbery, you can pick one up for £29.95 here.
Have you tried natural perfume, what's your favourite scent?
*Products marked by an asterisk(*) were sent by St Kitts Herbery in consideration for a review, however this has not swayed my opinion and all views expressed are completely my own. Please read my disclaimer for more information.