October 20, 2009

Like lemon cookies: Maggie, by Wiggle Perfume

It has been pointed out to me that because it's so hard for me to find a perfume my nose agrees with, I am a wee bit fragrance obsessed. Having given up on commercial designer perfumed I find myself sniffing my way hopefully through handcrafted perfumes and that's how I came across the delightful Nani and her Etsy store - Wiggle Perfumes - and a perfume that makes me smell like warm lemon cookies.

I adore the Wiggle Perfume name and philosophy:
"The wiggle is about pushing back against the notion that all our parts are meant to be hard and flat and angular. It's about realizing how much power there is to be found in the curvy jiggly bits. It's about spending less time in the gym and more time in the bedroom. It's about relaxing and letting the good outweigh the bad. Rock what ya got!"

Who doesn't want the wiggle in her walk? And isn't her photography wonderful? I want to frame some of them up!

I bought 4 samples off Nani at US$1 each - 101, Valdosta, Verbena & Maggie - and got one, Geneva, free (she's wonderful that way). Now scents are very personal, and what I dislike another may love, so I'll only say that I didn't take to any except Maggie.

Wiggle Description:
"My first official bakery scent, this one, like my others, has a grown-up twist. Layered into the lemon cookie sweetness are touches of cinnamon, sandalwood, egyptian musk, and soft yellow rose."

That I like Maggie so much surprises me. I've always thought that I'm about clean fresh scents and foody perfumes always annoy or distract me. But the warm cinnamon and slightly baked scent rounds out the bright and tart lemon making me smell fresh, yet snuggly. Like a warm kitchen with the tang of a cool breeze, Maggie makes me feel delicious, but not too sugary. I may on a nice day be a lemon cookie, but I am never candy.

As proof of it's yumminess - I had to put off wearing it until after Ramadhan as it made my poor fasting colleague too hungry!

Approach Wiggle perfume oils with caution as they are very strong. The tiniest drop gives you a longlasting waft of fragrance about you. A larger drop and poof you're a room fragrance. No matter how yummy the perfume, aim for the tiny drop. Please.

When this sample runs out (and it's taking awhile) I'll be buying a 5ml rollerball vial of Maggie. Considering how long it lasts, that will be $US11 well spent! I've already ordered samples of Clementine Spice Tea, Speakeasy Vanilla (more for friends than me - I've never liked vanilla) and Martine. From reviews I gather Nani's strengths may lie in slightly heavier, foodier perfumes. I can't wait to sniff these out!


~Lisa said...

Thanks for the post! I also have a sensitive nose and most scents make me nauseous. I'll remember to get some samples to try out but so far I'm loving the Aerie Abigail scent!!

Would you mind following me at www.xmaterialgirlsx.blogspot.com ?? ^^ Thx

Eli said...

The Wriggle philosophy made me think of that line from The World of Suzie Wong: "... her bottom waggled like a voodoo dancer."

Reading your description of the scent makes me hungry. Graarr. I need cookies.

Meldee said...

In Syen's words..."I waaaaaaants it!"