"Spooky" and "vegan" are two words that light up my vocabulary. I am about that spooky vegan life. And so is Amanda, the creator behind Ghoulish Delights, which is what I'm gonna be blogging about today. This isn't my first time posting about her. She had some Trick 'r Treat and The Nightmare Before Christmas goodies I purchased in October, but she just released some perfume and you know I couldn't pass that up.
As you know, I am *incredibly* picky with perfume. I like vanilla, and anything that's related to that smell. Birthday cake, marshmallow, frosting.. always food smells. The inner fat kid in me wants to smell like a bakery at all times. Ordering perfume I've never smelled before is very risky business for me. But I decided to give it a shot. After asking her what her sweetest scent was, she suggested "Sweet Suffering" and I was game to try it after reading the scent description.
I'm going to copy and paste the scents from her webpage from the perfumes she offered in Volume 1. Here's what they are:
"Blood Bath: amber and dragons blood, soft and sensual, this is GDBS #1 selling scent
Soul Eater: Cedar, vetiver, saffron, and a hint of patchouli, this blend is a great unisex scent that invokes sensuality, calm and a walk in the forest.
Your Mother Uses Perfume In Hell: an exorcism on a rainy day, church incense with a hint of clean rain, great unisex scent
The Angry Princess: death lilies and creeping moss, a sensual floral blend with a hint of mellow spice that even floral haters love, this was the #1 requested return scent!
Sweet Suffering: sweet blood oranges, earthy figs and a dollop of sweetened cream, this scent is the same scent as Pinheads Box and is a cult favorite scent."
I was sold on the scent as soon as I read it. Blood oranges. ✔️ Earthy figs. ✔️ Sweetened Cream. ✔️ I love food scents, and this one was all food based. I had pre-ordered mine (they're all sold out presently!), and I'm really glad I did.
The perfume comes in a 4 oz glass bottle with a mister spray cap. I love that it's glass, less chemicals from plastic and also it feels fancier. I love that you can spray it like a mist. And I love that it's not just an oil based perfume. I love oil based ones don't get me wrong, but this one I can spray on my hair and on my clothes too without any weird residue.
The scent I truly love. So much more than I really anticipated. You actually get all three scents layered together. And like you can smell them individually between the layers, which is really impressive. It's sweet but not hurt your teeth sweet. The earthiness of the figs keeps it level. They suggest spraying like 2-4 sprays but I go overboard because I love it so much.
As with most perfumes I use, I do wish the scent would last longer. I just think that my body chemistry makes perfumes last a short amount of time on me. Because I've used a lot and have had the same issues every time. Even still, I love it and I'm glad I took the chance on buying it. The price is reasonable too. It was only $15 for 4 oz, I pay pretty much the same price for 1 oz of Vanillary (still my tried and true favorite though.)
Also, I had to mention her logo pin I got. I'm a pin collector and I really love her logo, so of course I had to get it! It looks beautiful on my pin board, as you can see!
I highly suggest you not just follow her Instagram but also join her group on Facebook, The Ghoulish Army- GDBS. She's very active on there, and it's not just for her stuff it's for everything. Swaps, and horror movie stuff, and polls and votes. It's really awesome. She truly values her customers input and you feel listened to and heard. I think she does a great job at customer service and retention. Her and her business gets a big thumps up from me!