I suffered a devastating emotional blow recently, when I realised I’d somehow lost my beloved Firebird Gingerale Perfume Oil (featured here). Firebird Bath & Body is a one-woman small business based in Baltimore, USA, which specialises in handmade perfume oils, soaps and bath salts, as well as tinted and untinted lip balms. Owner Brooke says that her scents are inspired by things like, “a wooden cigar box, the smell of the ocean in winter, or the scent of your clothes after a night around a camp-fire.” Lush.
Even worse, when I logged onto the Firebird Bath & Body Etsy store, the Gingerale Perfume Oil was NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. *PANIC ATTACK*. Finally, I settled on the new Grapefruit Ginger Perfume Oil ($9.00USD), throwing in Pomegranate Rose Perfume Oil ($9USD), Pomegranate Rose Botanical Bath Salts ($5USD/70g), and Cherry Limeade Soap ($5.50USD) for good measure.
My parcel arrived yesterday, enveloped in a perfumed fug. I’m making friends with Grapefruit Ginger Perfume Oil; it’s still got a lot of the zingy ginger of my old favourite, but it is soften by the juicy sweetness of the grapefruit. Pomegranate Rose Perfume Oil and Bath Salts are just an all-out floral-lolly-fest – totally gorgeous if that’s your sort of thing (like it is mine). Cherry Limeade Soap is the only BAH-BOW for me; just a little too much like the god-awful cough medicine my Mum used to have us take as children when we had sore throats (or were at least pretending to have sore throats in order to miss a day of school)… I see what you did there, Mum.