Could we possibly heart MOR more? Answer: not possible! It’s one of those lines that excites us on so many levels; beautiful design and packaging, luxurious formulas and absolutely exquisite scents. And it’s no wonder, the line is the product of the meeting of two great Australian creative minds; a visual merchandiser who traveled the globe, and an industrial design graduate who owned an interior design company. Inspired by traditional apothecary, the pair bring international influences and their strong design sense to every item in their catalog of over 250 items. These are the types of products that are so beautiful, you almost feel bad using them! But once you do, you’ll be glad you did. Here’s Christy to tell you more…
I love perfume oils and have always preferred them to sprays. To me, they meld with your skin better, and work differently with everyone’s chemistry, creating true personalized scents. So I was very excited to test the MOR perfume oils ($20) from their Little Luxuries collection (petite treasures to leave you smitten with sweet cravings). I honestly never knew they made perfume oils. But now, I will never forget! From the packaging and beautiful bottle, to the ultra-feminine soft scent; this line has a new forever fan in me!
The oils come in a tube, stylized in a very art deco manner. The glass bottle has a lovely pattern that reminds me of elegant Victorian flocked wall paper. Plus, they’re topped with a roller ball for easy application. The wht team was lucky enough to test three of MORs five dreamy scents.
First up, Belladonna. Described as “a spring symphony of White Narcissus, Moroccan Rose and Pink Tulips enlivened with a sparkling mist of Meyer Lemon, finally sweetened with a touch of French Cassis. Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk to leave a trace of tender warmth.” If that doesn’t sound inviting I don’t know what does. This scent is incredibly soft and feminine, and very calming. I’d never guess that rose and lemon were in the mix, as the real stand out notes for me are the light musk, vanilla and sandalwood. A little goes a long way, and I have found the staying power of this oil to be amazing!
We also tested Cassis Noir. MOR lists this as “hints of Sparkling Cinnamon Leaf that are followed by Bulgarian Rose, Black Currant Buds and Jasmine.” I haven’t worn this one myself, but I did smell it at a local perfume shop and found it to be more on the alluring side; a very strong, confident female scent. I will be buying this one for Winter, as it’s a warm scent. And though it’s not listed, I found a beautiful amber-like quality to it.
Finally, Snow Gardenia, with “Gardenia, Juniper Berry and Angelica with a touch of Ylang Ylang, Vanilla and Sandalwood.” I also sampled this at the perfume shop and of the three, this was the most floral. Gardenia really dominated this one for me. A true trip through a soft scented garden, it’s extremely feminine.
Rounding out the collection, they also offer oils in Lychee Flower and one of the scents their most known for, Marshmallow. It’s worth noting that the Little Luxuries line also offers petite body butters, soaps, hand creams and lip nectar as well.
What I love about these oils is that they are fresh and not at all overpowering as some perfumes can be. Instead they linger in a very even, soft kind of way. I’m amazed that they’re only $20! When I saw the packaging alone, I assumed this was a $40 oil, and was prepared to pay that when I smelled Belladonna. Best of all, you can toss these in your purse and carry them with you everywhere! All in all, I found my first taste of MOR to be inviting and elegant. I can’t wait to try more MOR!
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Christy is an artist who hails from New Orleans, whose specialty is fine art dolls and photography. Her work can be seen on her website and in her etsy store. Besides dolls she also loves dogs, tea parties, cupcakes, and metal.
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