Friday, February 15, 2013

Almond Milk - Firebird Bath and Body


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Almond Milk 
Firebird Bath and Body (formerly Flourish Bath and Body)

Notes: 
Soft, sensual, intoxicating: almond, vanilla, musk, a wisp of white chocolate. This fragrance manages to be both a soothing comfort scent and incredibly sexy at the same time (try it- you'll see what I mean). Sugary perfume haters need not apply, but lovers of all things sweet and gourmand- I think you'll enjoy this one quite a bit.


Oh, Almond Milk. What can I say about you that does you justice? This is pretty much my all time favourite perfume. I have also bought it for my mum, who is definitely not a perfume person (I think she might have had the same bottle of Tweed for about 15 years when I was a kid), and she loves it. It’s not a complex blend, but it’s warm, comforting, and I have never smelled anything else exactly like it.

In the bottle it smells like marzipan, not a scent I’m overly fond of. Once applied, the almond retreats – this is an almond perfume for people who don’t like almond. It’s a vanilla for people who don’t like vanilla. White chocolate for people who don’t like chocolate. Musk for people who don’t like musk. I’m not kidding. It smells of all these things, and yet it doesn’t.

I have always thought that this perfume perfectly captures the essence of ‘baby head’ smell. It doesn’t exactly smell like a baby’s head, but it’s that same perfect, compulsively sniffable feeling you get when you hold a baby. Or when I do at any rate.

I can’t rave highly enough about this perfume. If you don’t like gourmands at all, or feminine scents at all (though I think a man could easily pull this off and smell amazing), it’s not for you. But for everyone else, get in there. It’s about to be discontinued, and I’ve ordered a back up bottle and seriously considering grabbing a couple more while I can.

Rating: 
Eleventy million/5

Day 45!

11 comments:

  1. Well, you certainly rave enough about it that I feel like trying it! :)

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    1. It's pretty girly, you'd probably hate it. ;-)

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  2. Don't you love when a perfume is just... Absolutely perfect? Like that feeling you get when you smell it across your wrists and wonder what all the other perfumes in the world are doing wrong. This one sounds like that for you! :D

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    1. It's amazing. I'll be devastated when I eventually run out and it's gone forever.

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    1. Oooh, fancy! My aunt had that one. And Tabu - that was a head kicker.

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  4. I bought a whole bottle because it sounded so yummy, but to me it smells glue-y. A lot of synthetic vanilla smells like glue on my skin. It's just my body chemistry I guess. I would gladly mail you the full bottle if you want it! :) Since you love it and I don't like things to go to waste.

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    1. Oh dear! I feel bad when someone buys something I've raved about and hates it - though I guess that's the risk with perfume oils, they smell so different on everyone. :-(

      Let me buy it from you - I was going to get another back up anyway. Email me your paypal details and whatever you paid + postage to Australia. deedee255@gmail.com

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  5. No, no! I took the risk just like anyone buying from a perfume site. The shop made it sound delish too, not just you. I will just happily send it to you since you like it! I will e-mail you my e-mail and you can send me your address in private, then I'll send it to you! I'm glad it will get loved! :)

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  6. Noooooo!! Scent-ageddon!! Discontinued you say??!! WHYYYYY..... Can't live without Almond Milk :(((

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