January 11, 2010

Etsy Musings: Wiggle Perfumes

I’ve been Etsy surfing lately, a little too much for comfort. I can’t help myself, I’m such an Etsy junkie! As always when I find something of interest on Etsy I like to haul out the big guns and do a little Etsy Musing with you guys!

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Check out my latest Etsy haul from Wiggle Perfumes!

I normally accompany many of my Etsy Musings by including an interview with the creator. After purchasing something from a shop I e-mail the owner and ask if they’d like to be interviewed. I always feel like this adds a special touch to my Etsy Musings. I’m going to try to continue to do this however this time I didn’t really have a chance since I’ve been a tad swamped as of late but next round of Etsy Musings I promise to have an interview included. Or better yet let me know which way you prefer the review…with or without an creator interview. See some of my past Etsy Musings to see the difference.

I admit part of the appeal of my latest discovery on Etsy was the name, Wiggle Perfumes, kinda cutes right?

The shop creates a variety of smaller bath and body items but the real discovery is in the perfumes. Exclusive scents like Buxom, Belle Marie, and Sakura creates a certain charm to each scent. With a hint of Victorian England and plenty of feminine elegance these little scents are sure to please anyone who enjoys a uniquely blended fragrance.

Scents are available in 15ML bottles or 5ML rollers. The rollers are my personal fav as it makes it easy to roll on the fragrance and get the scent onto pulse points for nice linger and throw. The scents are all created with a large amount of essential perfume oils which gives them a heavier throw than your typical bottled counter fragrance.

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Scent descriptions in the shop are slightly misleading to my nose. Such as Mary which is actually dubbed so in honor of Mary Magdalene, see? Told you it was an interesting shop. The scent is hailed as having a lemon cookie sweetness with touches of cinnamon, sandalwood, Egyptian musk, and soft yellow rose. The cookie sways me for sure, I love foody scents. But I think not. It’s as the site describes a more grown up twisted take on a lemon cookie. Just erase cookie from your mind and settle on a heavier base of lemon with plenty of musk, and a tiny itty bit of rose. It’s an interesting blend but it does come across slightly like lemon pledge but not necessarily in a bad way as something in the blend keeps it from completely turning into the scent of furniture polish.

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Buxom, another funny little name for a fragrance, also struck me as something I had to have simply because of it’s name. Again, I find the seller does mislead with her scent details as it’s described as a butter rich bourbon vanilla with rose. With notes of patisserie and other florals it was said to warm up and add a freshly-made-dessert effect to those who wore it. For me it’s a vintage floral blend, heavy on the floral. I do not get much vanilla in this one but more rose and patisserie. It doesn’t warm up to a dessert of any kind but remains a cooler, feminine floral blend that’s a tad cloying if you use too much but delightful on a dab.

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Overall, the shop has some unique perfume experiences. It should appeal to those who enjoy a little unique discovery in the realms of fragrance. My sole rant is scent descriptions get me worked into a foam and don’t quite live up to the details on the site but none the less I’ve yet to be disappointed and feel each fragrance I’ve tried has been top notch.

Wiggle Perfumes is worthy of a look at for those who want something a little different. Visit www.etsy.com/shop/wiggleperfume to purchase.

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kahani

    Hey Muse, just wanted to say I definitely get the cinnamon cookie in Maggie. Maybe it was the batch you got?

    • the Muse

      I dunno kahani….maybe it’s an off batch or my nose?! It’s very lemony but not in a desert way 🙁 I still like it but not as much as I would if it was more cookie-ish 🙂

  • Lara Debono

    I’m trying out Coconut Lotus. . .let’s all hope for the best!:-) Fingers crossed!:-)

  • crotchfairy

    they have sampleds for only a dollar!

    man, I’m too broke for a luckyscents samples haul but this is perfect. pffftg