Back in late May or early June, I placed a huge order with One Hand Washes The Other (OHWTO) after months of constantly hearing about how awesome Becca (the lovely owner)’s products were. I can only handle so much peer pressure, really. Somewhere, I hear Carrie chuckling at that.
I am admittedly not easily swayed by pages of bath and body product listings. I’m no longer a lotion-crazed, shower gel-hoarding pre-teen.
(An amusing aside: My mom used to buy me entire ranges of BBW fragrance lines. At one point, I could have opened my own BBW. It took me years to use all of that stuff up. I ended up RAOKing most of it when I joined MakeupAlley.)
However, I am a perfume-obsessed individual, and the OHWTO Baker’s Dozen of 13 solid fragrances for $42 just sounded too appealing to pass up. Becca has a handy-dandy blog where she lists all of the fragrances available in her ArtFire store. On the blog, she has a long list of stock fragrances (pre-mixed compositions, some dupes of popular perfumes), and a decently-sized list of private stock fragrances. These are the ones that Mad Scientist Becca has developed herself. I went through both lists, and chose literally every fragrance whose description included the word “masculine” - I later sent Becca a near-hysterical Tweet or two begging her to not judge my perfume perversions.
I mean, is it really bad that I like to smell like a guy? There are certain men, and certain occasions, that I liked to be reminded of - and scent is the best memory-trigger...
Anyway, I received a very lovely parcel from Becca a couple of weeks later. She generously included an extra full-sized solid fragrance, and two sample-sized solid fragrances. She even wished me a ‘happy birthday!’ on my invoice. Ah, wonderful customer service makes Joey a happy bunny indeed.
(Look at the stamping! I love that key!)
(ZOMG what a lovely parcel! Look at all of the tubes!)
(My solid fragrances; in the little envelope, there were two solid perfume samples)
(I love Becca's attention to detail!)
Now, at the time that I write (and post) this, I have yet to sample all sixteen (yes, sixteen) of the fragrances that I ordered from Becca. However, the ones I have yet to sample are among the Stock fragrances that I ordered. I have tried all of the Private Stock fragrances, though, and the series of reviews to come on OHWTO will focus on these five fragrances. At the end, I promise to also include a short post on which Stock fragrances were my favorite; even though they’re not original creations, they are (from what I’ve tested so far) surprisingly nice!
So, stay tuned for my review of 1605 from OHTWO!