Monday, 29 June 2015

St Kitts Herbery Perfume Sample Set

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!

St Kitts Herbery Mini Perfumes

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.

Botanic Perfume Samples

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?

Sammy xo.
*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.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah you are right, the bottles looks so cute. Before trying a new fragrance I always try it with the tester first, If I found it pleasant then I bought the original perfume from the store like Buy Perfume in Bangladesh. Thanks for sharing this review.

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