Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Darling Clandestine KelahWhirl perfume oil soild - Review

I've seriously been digging Darling Clandestine's Morderteile Kelah this summer. It was in my June Favorites, and it got a good review when I first mentioned it in my DC haul a few months ago. I also was liking Tilt-A-Whirl a lot, which also did pretty okay in that review (the wear time just sucked.)

Now, I am not creative when it comes to perfumes at all, so it never occurs to me to layer them. When I saw this up in the Darling Clandestine shop, I jumped to order it - it sounded perfect! Also, why the hell didn't I just do that myself!? Like I said - not too creative. Maybe I should think about it. (Also I have a ton of scents I have to wear for review purposes, so there's that.) Of course, it was a limited run so it's gone now, but fear not. I tried layering the scents themselves and you can recreate it at home should you so desire. (You should do it.)

KelahWhirl is described as strawberry jam and amber and cream and spice mingle with bright bursts of orange and passionfruit and sage.  In the tub, the scent is BRIGHT! Very ripe strawberry is the note that is most prominent, backed by orange. Right after applying, the scent is still bright fruits, with a pinch of pink pepper to back it. As the scent settles, the fruits die back just a bit, and the cream comes out and mixes with the pepper to tone it down ever so slightly. The resulting scent is peppy yet somewhat bright with a bit of softness. The throw isn't overwhelming, I can smell it while I sit and type, but it does not fill a room. After about three hours, it is still detectable if you do that huffing your wrist thing I'm sure my coworkers think I am weird for.

The longevity is about 3-4 hours, but with the solid perfume, it is easier to bring around and reapply. I wish the longevity overall was longer, but I still really enjoy the scent. 

  • Look how cute this packaging and the label has tiny stars I mean come on!
  • Solid bitsy is more portable than a perfume vial.
  • Throw is not overwhelming.
  • Very summery!
  • You can easily recreate this by layering the individual scents!
  • If you apply using the tub, it can scratch a bit.
  • Longevity could be better.
  • Limited edition

Darling Clandestine KelahWhirl bitsy solid (Limited Edition) - $5.00 for 3 grams
Review - 4/5

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