Sugar and SPITE bathery perfume review

Some time ago I received a bottle of S&S ‘Barnum’ and fell in love with the creamy hay and golden tobacco scent drifting from the bottle. After checking out customers Facebook photos of their Dram sets, I went ahead and brought 2 sample sets of my own. (Each set should contain 5 sample bottles, 1 Dram each)

So today my order came and initially I was impressed with the outer packaging. Nicely wrapped, decorative, cute wax seals.



But unfortunately that is where my excitement ended.  Immediately both boxes felt, well damp and I knew there were leaky products. But forever the optimist, I grabbed some tissue and prepared for the clean up.

The second problem came when viewing the perfumes… erm ok, 1ml samples. (Not what I ordered) I checked the website again, and they were still listed as 1 Dram (3.6ml) and other customers had still been receiving 1 Dram samples. Why not me?!   Added to which, other customers had an array of free perfume samples with their orders too.

So a few excuses.. erm I mean Emails later, it was explained that it was a ‘clerical error’ followed by ‘a costing issue’ and that there had never been a complaint about leaks befor. And without warning my order has been downsized lol. (And so you can see, i have included two photos below. The first is my smaller, leaky order. The second is a recent Facebook photo of another customers Dram set order) My samples don’t even fit in the box properly.



In S&S’s defence, she did refund the initial costs. However, between exchange rates, customs charges and Postal handling fees… I lost my ass on this one! Which is a shame, as although some of the samples are very generic there are a few scents I would have ordered full bottles of. I may also have ordered other products. But as it stands I feel a little brushed aside and certainly left with ‘Dram envy’ lol. If you advertise something… deliver.


Lust for LUSH

Sexual, sensual, sweet as sin… my world must be filled with scent! Lush, vintage gardens and love, art, music, film and poetry… perfect themes for perfume and I’m in Lust ❤