Day of the Sugar Skull Halloween Limited Edition Perfume
Though not Halloween, something I love from this time of year. Sweet, warm, and irresistible. Notes of smoked vanilla pods splashed with bourbon, amber resin smothered with caramelized sugar, pomegranate soaked orchid petals, and spicy pink peppercorns all rapped in a thin veil of delicate musk.
*****Story My Scent Contest Winner submission by Elizabeth from CA*****
Staring at the terracotta tiles filled with cracks and stains in her kitchen, Antonia pondered over the last few months, and wondered how she had ever managed to handle any of this.
The loss of her husband left a hole in her heart so deeply carved and hollow, she wondered if she would ever feel her whole self again. Her three children were too young, too sweet to understand that he really wasn't going to come back up through the dry, cracked earth to join his family again.
Today marked Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, and the children had been waiting for an opportunity to visit the grave of their father. In the early morning light, they scrambled out of their beds and into the kitchen, one after the other, pushing forward towards their mother and the air-dried sugar skulls they had made the day before. Between their fingers, the soft meringue powder and crystals of sugar felt like cool, wet sand sifted through the oceans of tears they had poured out over the last few months after their father's passing. They packed the sugar tight into their molds, and exhausted from the effort had fallen into their beds that night, letting the skulls get hard.
Antonia let her children stick their fingers into the icing to taste it before they began their favorite part: decorating. Some of them had saved feathers from outside, beads from old necklaces, and foil from candy wrappers all year round to bring color to the skulls. They furnished crowns, and stuck bottle caps into the sides for ears, but nothing could stop them from licking up all the icing from their fingers as they finger painted. The kitchen was filled with the smell of warm, sultry sugar.
They laid the skulls one by one next to the inscription carved out on the gravestone of their father, Julian Morillo. Antonia let them play out on the grass in the field, leaving the graves behind as she walked. But before leaving, turned around one more time to breathe in the warm vanilla sugar emanating off the heated skulls. She looked down at the skulls and gasped. Tears sprang to her eyes as she covered her mouth in disbelief.
The skulls had been bit into with a large, open bite on the top of each head. Antonio could not believe it. Did the dead hunger after death? Could Julian really have eaten up their gifts to him? She shook her head and breathed in raggedly.
Not so far off from the others, her youngest, Abella, rubbed her sticky hands on the grass and used her sleeve to wipe off all the sugar that was encrusted around her mouth. She finished chewing her last piece, and swallowed with a gulp. She couldn't wait till next November, when she could make sugar skulls for daddy, and eat them again for him, too.
This scent is part of the limited edition Halloween Love collection and will be available through October 31st.
Wylde Ivy perfumes are concentrated perfume oils dispersed in professional perfumer’s alcohol. Crafted in small artisan batches, Wylde Ivy fragrances are paraban, phthalate and cruelty free.
Size and Packaging
Wylde Ivy Perfumes come in one ounce rectangular heavy glass bottles topped off with a modern brushed metal mister top. They feature beautiful full color labels that are unique to each scent. Enclosed in every bottle are genuine Swarovski crystals!
Contains: SD40B Alcohol, Fragrance, & PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether
A comforting and sweet perfume.The creator really does create scents that speak to you and this one did for me after having a very difficult time ..I'll definitely be ordering from her shop again : ) your fragrances are truly appreciated.
One of my faves! Love it!
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My daughter picked out this perfume but I've tried it several times now because it smells so nice! A very sweet scent to be sure but it has some gravitas and darkness under the sugar. Much lovelier than the garden variety cotton candy-esque perfume my tween usually likes.
This is my third purchase of this scent. Love it and get tons of compliments on it. Seller has sent me tiny samples of it to carry in my purse, which is so nice! Quick shipping! Added bonus, 2 adorable stickers and a little motivational card. This seller is awesome.
Wow Impressed definitely get the sampler you will find a sent to fall in love with 10/10
This smells fantastic, it's like summery fruits in a bottle. It's sophisticated and delicious and just plain yummy to wear. Lands me lots of compliments. Fast shipping, great scents, generous size sample. I love Wylde Ivy.
Oh, I love this! It starts off strong and smells heavily of sugared almonds and coconut cream then softens out to a milky coconut scent without being too sweet. Best coconut fragrance I've ever smelled, hands down 🥥🌴👌
I have been searching for a violet perfume that I enjoy wearing since Guerlain savagely discontinued the OG Meteorites and Penhaligon's cruelly discontinued Violeta. Violets and Creme is not a dupe or “version” of either of those, but it's a sweet, fresh violet flower, and it has that mysterious elegance that only violet can radiate. I am also just loving Candied Orchid. This stuff ls joy juice. I want to bathe in it. I must also mention the outstanding, careful, beautiful wrapping and labeling produced by Wylde Ivy. I've got a new favorite shop!
The Mini Perfume Set-Choice of 5 Scents is a perfect way to sample several of the fragrance offerings. The shipping was super fast and her packaging was excellent as usual. I ordered Blackberry Lace/Frosted Lavender/Violets & Creme/Just A Look/Honeysuckle Sun.Ashlee included two samples-Wild Strawberry Rosewater & All The Way. My favorite is Frosted Lavender(sweetening up the earthy lavender just enough). I ordered Violets & Creme as a whim (I love it--the creme softens the floral scent of the violets) All the Way is my favorite of the 2 extra samples. Even though the other samples are all similar combinations of scents, they don't settle well on me. But others in my family will enjoy these springtime floral fragrances.
So beautiful! The scent is a light and sweet vanilla with hints of berry to keep the scent interesting. It's a very bright scent, not heavy or cloying at all. I purchased an oil sample of this scent first and ordered the full size EDP. The scent definitely lasts much longer and is much stronger in the EDP!