Product Review: Haus of Gloi Litchi Milk Tea Pumpkin Butter

by Gio

haus of gloi litchi milk tea pumpkin butter

Name: Litchi Milk Tea Pumpkin Butter
Brand: Haus Of Gloi
Size: 2oz mini size jar and $6oz full size jar
Price: $4.50 and $10.00

From Haus Of Gloi’s website:
Our Pumpkin Butter formula is divine intervention for the skin. Made with shea butter and unrefined pumpkin seed oil this moisturizer is rich without being too greasy. Each batch is made from scratch, paraben free and vegan.

What I liked:
– rich texture sinks in quickly without leaving an oily residue behind
– very moisturizing, leaves even the driest of skin soft and smooth for the entire day
– sweet and feminine scent that lasts for ages
– jar is sealed with a safety seal
– samples are available
– the price

What I didn’t like:
– some people may find this scent too sweet

I love the smell of coconut, and yet I’m always hesitant to try a fragrance that contains this exotic note. When done right, it provides a creamy and fresh vibe to the composition. But when done wrong, it adds a sickening sweetness that overpowers everything else. And yet, when I was browsing the Haus Of Gloi website to choose what Pumpkin Butter to try next, it was one with a coconut scent that caught my interest.

Litchi Milk Tea is described as “tart lychee fruit and black tea met with a splash of coconut milk”. Now, doesn’t that sound inviting? Plus, this is Haus Of Gloi, a brand famous for its complex, original and well-crafted scents. And if you still need convincing, well, you can always order a sample, and see how you like it. A lot of women will fall in love with it straight away.

I, on the other hand, needed to get better acquainted with it to fully appreciate it. You see, when I first slathered Litchi Milk Tea on my skin, all I smelt was a strong and sweet fruity floral scent. More fruity than floral actually. The tarty sweetness of lichee, enriched by a big dollop of coconut milk, dominates the fragrances, while the floral accents rest in the background.

At this point, the fragrance reminded me one of one of those cheap, overly sweet designer scents that you can smell anywhere these days. I cannot even begin to tell you how disappointed I was. But when black tea makes its appearance, things change. The fragrance remains sweet, but it’s now a tea-like sweetness. As for the coconut, only whiffs of it remain.

Overall, Litchi Milk Tea is a lovely scent. It’s not something I’d recommend to those who, like me, love opulent and decadent scent (Depravity would be a much better choice in that case). But if you’re looking for something sweet and feminine, this is a great option. Like all Haus Of Gloi scents, this one too stays around for more than 24 hours.

The Pumpkin Butter itself is a godsend for dry skin. Its rich texture sinks in quickly, leaving even the driest of skin soft and smooth for hours. Its moisturizing properties are derived from shea butter, which can prevent water loss and improve skin barrier function, and pumpkin seed oil, an antioxidant rich in carotenoids and Vitamin E. And no, it doesn’t leave an oily residue behind. Oh, and because you need so little for each application, even the smaller sample size will last you for ages.

Ingredients:
Water, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, PEG 100 stearate, glycerin, cyclopentasiloxane, behenyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, proprietary fragrance blend, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (paraben and formaldehyde free preservative), hydrolyzed cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed extract, tocopherol, tetrasodium EDTA, xanthan gum, citric acid

Available at: hausofgloi.com

Summary
Haus of Gloi Litchi Milk Tea Pumpkin Butter has a rich and very moisturizing texture that sinks quickly into the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and hydrated for hours. Its feminine fruity scent is very longlasting, but can be too sweet for some people.

Rating: 5/5

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6 comments

Trisha October 9, 2013 - 5:51 pm

You had me at “some people may find this scent too sweet.” Because that means I would love it. For me, the sweeter the better. And now I want to try this.

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beautifulwithbrains October 9, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Trisha, I always think of you when I try a very sweet scent. I think you’d really like this one. 🙂

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Trisha October 9, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Ha! I just responded to you on my Hello perfume review basically saying the EXACT SAME THING about you and musky scents. That’s hilarious!

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beautifulwithbrains October 9, 2013 - 9:42 pm

Trisha, lol. How spooky! We know each other too well! 🙂

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Makeup Morsels October 13, 2013 - 10:19 pm

I LOVEE tea scents, and milk tea sounds divine (also I hear endless good things about this formula so I’m already intrigued). Wish it didn’t have that super-sweet opening though!

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beautifulwithbrains October 14, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Makeup Morsels, I wish so too. It’s a shame cos the rest of the fragrance is beautiful. And you can’t fault the formula of the Pumpkin Butter, it’s simply amazing!

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