Product Review: Aromantik Perfumes

I recently posted a review of the Aromantik fragrance ‘Merchants of Menace‘ (aka my favourite Autumn fragrance right now) and thought it was about time that I reviewed the rest of the samples that I received from Sally. As always, I apologise for my lack of expertise in the art of describing fragrance families… I’ll do my best but things may get confusing so bear with me here.

Strangers In Blood“Campfire smoked Madagascan Vanilla & Italian Blood Orange, with a hint of Long Black… Deliciously mysterious.” My first thoughts when initially smelling this fragrance is that it definitely has a hit of fresh citrus to it that gradually warms up to be a deeper, smoky vanilla orange scent. (and to be honest, it kind of smells like jaffas. delicious.)

Next Of Kin“Sweet Candy Musk & Rose Buds at first – Next of Kin will then slowly reveal it’s darker side – Exotic Indian Amber, Dark Indonesian Patchouli, French Cacao & Madagascan Vanilla Orchid.” My first thoughts on this fragrance were more along the lines of oriental floral than candy musk, but the musk scent is definitely present. I’m not 100% sold on this scent, I think because Merchants of Menace warmed up to be such a beautiful musk scent on me, this one is falling slightly short.

Happily Ever Afternoon“Sunshine in a bottle. It is lemon sorbet & frangipani blossoms at dusk on a tropical summers eve. Wear it all year round for an instant burst of uplifting citrus with a dry down of creamy woods.” This is a very sweet fragrance, and feels quite summery to me. It smells very strongly like lemons, but in a rich, sweet sort of way and not at all sickening like some lemon scented perfumes can tend to be.

Love & Strife“Traditional Rose, the flower of eternal love, VS. Narcotic night blooming Jasmine, the flower of lust and strife…” The first thing that hits me when smelling this fragrance is definitely rose, but as the perfume warms up the jasmine shows through quite lightly and in a really pleasant way. This is a very strong scented perfume so I would go easy when applying it as it can be quite overwhelming! For those of you who love strong scents (Dee, I’m thinking of you here) this would be perfect.

All of the above mentioned fragrances are available for $65 AUD each from the Aromantik online store, or you can buy a sample pack of all four scents for $35 AUD here. Aromantik fragrances are 100% natural, and hand made by Sally in Sydney, Australia. If you’re interested, you can read more about the brand here. (note: this product was sent to me for consideration for review)