July 11, 2018

Haus of Gloi We Love Cake Perfume Oil Review

5 stars out of 5

Haus of Gloi We Love Cake Perfume Oil is a collection of 7 cake scented perfume oils that I recently purchased from the Soap Box Company. Don’t quote me but these seem to be exclusive to the Soap Box Company since I didn’t find them on the Haus of Gloi website.

I know some of you are in Summer mode at the moment but I bet most of you, like me, are eagerly awaiting the Fall. Typically towards the end of June, the Fall season starts for me as many of my favorite Etsy and e-tailers start launching their Halloween and Fall Collections. I’m mentioning this because these new Haus of Gloi We Love Cake Perfume Oils scream Fall to me. I don’t really want to smell like cake at the moment. Coconuts, vanilla, sweet fruits, yes, but cake? Not so much! But come Fall, these will be a staple part of my fragrance round up!

The launch includes seven scents which are:

  • Almond Caramel Espresso Cake
  • Banana J. Foster Cake
  • Bourbon Peach Cake
  • Champagne Cake
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Lavender Pear Anise Cake
  • Linen & Lace

I tend to fall down a worm hole when it comes to launches like this and I can’t make up my mind which scent I really want and which I can leave behind. Since they were affordable at $15 each and they all sounded like they smelled good I decided to get them all. First world problems here when it comes to making difficult fragrance decisions.

My favorite of the bunch is Almond Caramel Espresso Cake which is a very strong coffee cake scent. A few dabs will have you smelling like Starbucks all damn day! I actually tried layering it with Philosophy’s new Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere and I ended up smelling like a cookie dunked in coffee. Sooooo delicious!

Banana J. Foster Cake tops my fav list as well! Ever have a slice of Entenmann’s Banana Crunch Cake? That’s what this smells like only with a ton more creamy banana!

Next up, Bourbon Peach Cake that smells incredibly boozy in the bottle but dries down to a fluffy white cake with boozed up peaches on top!

German Chocolate Cake wasn’t at all what I was expecting. I thought this would be a rich chocolate scent but it actually has a really nice nutty vibe to it along with hints of chocolate and smooth coffee. I’m not sure where the coffee comes into play but it does on my skin so I smell like a fancy mocha.

The two scents I’m still debating on are Linen & Lace Cake and Lavender Pear Anise Cake. Lavender Pear Anise Cake has a straight lavender note on my skin, no cake at all nor any pear or anise. I wasn’t too into it, I’m not a fan of lavender but I thought the pear and anise might make it have an exotic scent. It sadly didn’t.

Linen & Lace reminds me of an Airwick scent of some sort or Glade. I didn’t get a cake note from it but more of a soft gentle floral one. I’m not convinced I love it as it smells like air fresher to me.

All in all, I was quite happy with five of the seven blends I picked up. All of them had excellent throw and projection as well as a long wear with a few drops applied to my pulse points. If you’re a gourmand fan or like food-y fragrance I highly recommend picking some of these up!

Get them at www.thesoapboxco.com.

I purchased this item.

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  • Kathryn

    This collection was released for a HoG “birthday”/shop anniversary celebration, I think back in 2017. Nice to know that the Soap Box Co. is still selling them, as I know they were really popular when they were released.

    If you liked Almond Caramel Espresso Cake and German Chocolate Cake, you might like Haus of Gloi’s non-limited-edition scent “Vice” – it’s one of my all-time favorite gourmands. The notes are Turkish coffee, marshmallow, graham cracker, hazelnuts and chocolate. Because it’s one of their core scents you can get it in lotion, hair oil, sugar scrub, soap, etc. Sooooo good.

    • Isabella Muse

      omg thanks didn’t know that! ;-D They are soooo yummy! I have vice! Absolutely love it ;-D I do so adore coffee scents!