One Hand Washes the Other Spring 2014 Solid Scents Review, Photos (Part 2) -- Maura Mae, Lanai, Gerbera, Lucky

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello! Here's part two of my One Hand Washes the Other Spring 2014* scents reviews! You can read part one here.

Maura Mae: With her curls of copper, her twinkling eyes, her sweet smile- this is what they mean when they refer to "The luck of the Irish". A sweet and fruity scent, Maura Mae is strongly apricot, with supporting notes of green clover, tea, cut grass, a sprinkling of field flowers- lily of the valley, violet, lavender, as well as a dash of berries, vanilla bean, and the faintest, tiniest, entirely lady-like nip of whiskey.

Maura Mae is a great scent if you veer towards fruity-sweet when it comes to perfume. I get whiffs of apricot, berries, with a slight floral undertone. Not saccharine at all, I would love this in a body wash, but it's also very fitting for casual spring/summer days.

Lanai: Fruits from tropical islands matched with sugared citrus, lush greenery, and a hint of musk make for a sweet explosion of volcanic proportions.

Ooh. I want Lanai in all the body things! This smells just like a delicious mixed tropical drink, minus the rum. Very citrus, very sweet. Fun idea: Wear it to the office on a Friday to get everyone in the mood for the weekend. Do not sneak in any liquor (unless your workplace is extra-awesome.).

Gerbera: If Happiness was a flower, I'm pretty sure it would be a Gerbera daisy. Since they don't really have a smell, I've come up with an approximation of what they should smell like, and it's super fun. Juicy Strawberry, Sweet Violet, Spearmint, Rosemary, and Cornmint.

Gerbera is very floral with mint overtones on me. I can detect strawberry, which, along with the mint, keeps it from being straight-up floral. The drydown is sweet, and it makes me wish Gerbera daisies really did smell like this!

Lucky: Crisp, juicy red apples, tart granny smiths, and rolling, endless green hills perfumed by nature awakening from her winter slumber. Spring is in the air!

Apples! Lucky perfectly envisions walking through a lush apple orchard. I can definitely smell the granny smiths and red apples. This scent is more fall-like to me, as that is when the apples grow here, but apparently they can grow year-round. I really love Lucky and I think it's in my top picks for OHWTO's Spring 2014 release!

Each of the eight scents in One Hand Washes the Other's Spring 2014 lineup is skillfully crafted and fitting for the warmer months. I do think they are all worth trying, but there is something for just about anyone who wants something new and fresh for spring. Make sure to read Part One for my review of the four other scents!

Solid samples aren't usually available for sale (though orders generally include a couple for free), but full-size solids are $6 USD each (.15 oz). Oils are $11 for 5ml, and you can choose any Spring scent for Snake Oil  (starting at $8.50 for 2 fl oz), sample oil vials ($3 for 1ml), and a couple scents are available in soy wax tart form. All listings can be found under the Spring section.

Solid scent ingredients: sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, candelilla wax, coconut oil, vitamin e, fragrance

*Products sent for review. No monetary compensation given. All opinions are my own. 

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