Spider Silk

Brand: Haus of Gloi

Scent Description: Procured from a dream: delicate water mint, wispy grey musk, crystalline webs of amber, oakmoss, torchwood, copaiba resin, and a touch of withered violet leaf.

6 thoughts on “Spider Silk”

  1. A very icy violet – this smells exactly like what I would think a spider’s web would. It’s a very heady fragrance if you apply too much, so a light hand is really necessary. It dries down to something sugary and light that lasts for hours.

  2. Reminded me a bit of Arcana Miaplacidus but muskier. The mint came out a bit more like juniper for me. Violets without being powdery. Aquatic without being soapy. Starts off floral and herbal, dies down to more amber and resin. Moderate throw and longevity – I start to feel like I can’t smell it anymore but can tell it’s still wafting around ethereally.

  3. Reminds me of Poesie Opening Chapter – the rain / stone note in that is very similar to Spider Silk. Violet and mint blend to create a watery atmosphere and the grey musk is very ‘cold’. Not as complex as you’d think, but a nice scent nonetheless.

  4. I really like this perfume, and it’s one of the rare Haus of Gloi scents that I think fares better in perfume oil format. The base is a soft, grey, ambery musk – like a soft grey blanket. It almost smells foggy – it’s soft and mysterious. There’s also a very woodsy feel, but nothing literal or like the bombastic sharp oakmoss that you might be used to. Up top, sweet violets and something fresh bring the scent together. The violets are neither candied nor powdery, and they don’t steal the show – they just add a floral touch of sweetness to the blend. The mint is not recognisable as mint to my nose, but seems to lend a bit of freshness. Overall the perfume is soft, a bit woodsy, sweet, and almost seems aquatic at times. It’s surprisingly hard to describe, but it’s very light and pretty.

    In bubbling scrub form, the woodsy notes are more apparent whereas the violet/mint are less so, which can lead to a sort of dusty smell. I much prefer this in perfume oil form, where the top notes get their chance to sing.

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