Do you like to smell good? Do you find mainstream perfumes to be a little...dull, lacking, and/or uninspired? If so, you're like me! And if you're like me, you'll love Darling Clandestine, an indie perfumery run by the amazingly talented Evonne.
There's never any guarantee what scents you'll find available in the DC Etsy store, but there are seasonal collections that go through a general rotation, along with some general catalog scents that can be found between releases (there are also some special holiday releases as well). If you're especially interested in knowing what's going to come out when, I recommend following DC on Facebook and on Instagram (Instagram is especially nice if you like pictures of chickens; I'm being serious here, it's awesome!). DC offers two different forms of fragrance, oils and solids, that also come in full size (some full sizes are smaller than others depending on rarity/price of ingredients) or Bitsy/Itsy Bitsy size (again, it varies depending on the ingredients used).
I tend to purchase the Bitsys/Itsy Bitsys because I like have a wider variety of scents and am not likely to go through a full size before it goes bad. I really appreciate it when people offer products in two different sizes, and it makes me more inclined to buy more (I'm more likely to buy four, or more, $5 minis than I am to buy one $15 full size).
here, which is where I will get my descriptions and other information about the scents I got. Hellbender is a 'rich, decadent, gourmand delight. Raw ginger, toasty amber, brassy saffron, deeeeep vanilla', which sounds like everything I want in a perfume. And it is. It's so delicious and warm and cozy, but it's not heavy or overpowering, or cloying. This is a perfect winter scent, though I'm probably going to wear it all year-round regardless because it's. That. Good.
The other two Bitsy I got are from the general catalog, which pop up randomly from time to time, between releases.
And that's this Darling Clandestine haul! Expect to see another one coming up soon, with four more fragrances from the summer collection. I'm very happy with all four of these scents, even Serpentina, because they are exactly as described, high-quality, and obviously made with love and care. If you're looking to branch out and try something knew fragrance-wise, definitely check out Darling Clandestine!
Thanks for reading! <3