Recently (November) I received this roll on perfume oil in a Boxy Charm Premium. At first I was taken aback as the size didn’t seem full size, but apparently it is. And this past week I have been wearing it. I really like roller ball applications for perfume. In fact I really want to get an empty and reusable roller ball applicator for several of my regular perfumes. I actually prefer it to a spray. I like the control of product that a roller ball gives you and I always feel like I am wasting less product as it goes directly onto the skin instead of through the air.
And despite the surprise when this first arrived, I find the size is a decent one as far as use goes. The size fits in the hand well. Getting the roller ball started was interesting. It took a few swipes before any product came out and then far too much product came out. So i had to wash it off and try again. That was however a first use error that I should have honestly been expecting. When getting this roller ball started I recommend laying a piece of paper flat on the table and rolling the ball over it until product starts coming out instead of starting it on your wrist. It is an oil so once the paper looks a little greasy (and smells like scent) then you know it is coming out and can dispose of the paper and apply it to the wrist.
This is the Original scent of Riddle Roll On Fragrance Oil and according to the Riddle site…
This fragrance oil smells clean and subtle made with simple ingredients of Amber and Musk. This oil naturally creates a signature scent that is unique to you. Our Original scent is excellent for people who don’t generally like fragrance or suffer from fragrance-related headaches. Rest assured when you roll on your Original fragrance that it is EU Certified, Hypoallergenic, Non-toxic, Vegan, and Cruelty-free. You’re going to love your new signature scent.
Now personally I like fragrance and my scent related headaches generally are caused by either too much patchouli or overdoing it on the bergamot. Those are the two scents that get me.
I will agree that is is quite musky. when I first put it on it is a bit much for me. After about an hour of wear, I like it much better. i don’t know it it is because the scent is mixing with my body chemistry as the description claims or if it is just the inital musky blast fading. However once it settles down it is nice. It is an oil and I generally find that oil based scents tend to last longer on the skin (without causing any drying effects on the skin) but tend not to last too long in the bottle. which I suppose is another reason for the smaller bottle.
It makes sense when you think about it. I had no issue with the scent lasting all day. I find though that it is very easy to go too heavy on the scent. Once you get that roller ball going it is simple to keep rolling. Resist the urge and go for one swipe on a wrist then press your wrists together. That is all you need for all day scent.
in general I like this, however looking at the sight I think there are other scents that they make that I would like more. I like a little citrus in my scents and Poppy looked quite appealing. Admittedly so did Sphinx when I looked over the description. I knew nothing of this company before the scent came in a subscription box. For me I think that this scent encourages me to try some of the other scents that the company, Riddle, produces rather than encouraging me to repurchase this one. While it is nice, I think this will last me quote a while. Having tried it, I will wear it and am certainly thinking about trying additional scents from the brand. So in that case it is a definite win for me. The Riddle website will be book marked and soon I will return to try out more scents.