Thursday, 10 January 2013

Opulent Alchemy

Whenever curiosity gets the better of me when it comes to regular store bought perfumes, I head to Etsy store, Opulent Alchemy. This online store offers a huge collection of perfume oil dupes, ranging from celebrity to designer perfumes, and even cult classics. This is my second order from Opulent Alchemy, and I doubt that it will be my last.

I love the cute packaging. The perfume oils come in roller ball bottles, which are so easy for application, and least messy.

I used the perfume descriptions from Opulent Alchemy's blog. I cannot compare to the originals, as I have not sniffed any of the originals of the dupes that I bought.

Michael Kors: *Tuberose reinvented. Creamy florals explode into exotic spices, tamed by smokey Moroccan incense. A fragrant creation with a wealth of personality that will capture the heart of every woman. Fragrance Notes of Dewy Freesia, Tamarind, Chinese Osmanthus, Incense, Fresh Tuberose, White Wings Peony, Blue Orris, Arum Lilies, Cashmere Woods, Musk, Vetiver Haiti provide a voluptuous finish. Sophisticated & sensual, warm & wearable.
Dark sweet florals. Heady, intoxicating, dark and has a "dirtiness" that just makes this one sexy. Feminine. I may not have been overly descriptive, but I love this fragrance, even better, it lasts and lasts!

Calvin Klein Secret Obsession: *Calvin klein knows sexy and secret obsession is an intense floral/oriental fragrance that is sultry and addictive. Between love and madness is the secret of this intoxicating scent, with its complex blend of exotic plum, mace, rose de damas, egyptian jasmine, french orange flower, spicy orchid, ylang, tuberose, moroccan cedarwood, wormwood, cashmere woods, burnt amber, madagascan vanilla, australian sandalwood, florentine orris root.
A beautiful bouquet of sparkling florals. Sweet and slightly spicy. This fragrance is alluring and sexy. It is soft after wear, it just seems to linger in the background beautifully.

Vanilla Cannelle: *An exotic blend of cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, & vanilla pod. 
This one is rich gooey caramel. I would love to have more to add, but had to say bye to this decadent fragrance because unfortunately it gave me a headache :(

Vintage No 23: I can't seem to find a description on this one, and woudn't even begin to guess what notes are in it. What I can tell you, is that this fragrance is rich, very sweet, slightly woodsy and a touch of spicy. It isn't at all heavy, noticeable, yet not overbearing. Quite a lovely feminine perfume. 

Love Potion No. 2: *
This fragrance is extremely sweet and slightly musky. It leans on the side of icky sweet vanilla, almost that fake vanilla scent. It does soften to a fun, girly scent. Quite a simple perfume. 

Paris Hilton Siren: *A creamy floral fragrance for women. Luxurious, exotic frangipani flowers, subtly sweet essence of apricot nectar day-blooming & honeysuckle surround the bouquet of rainforest orchids & budding water lily at siren’s heart. Bright base notes of sandalwood, vanilla beans & creamy musk evoke tropical breezes on sun-warmed skin.
Fruity, sweet and floral. I find that once it warms on the skin, it develops a slight smokiness that adds a sultry element. Beautifully feminine, a perfect summer scent.

The Exact Friction of Stars: *Incredibly yummy. Imagine lounging on satin sheets, being fed ice cream, licking whipped cream off of your fingers as you watch the sun set over the ocean. All of this with a very special and devilishly attractive someone, of course. A warm and luscious vanilla-based scent -- as rich as creme brulee, as craving-inducing as coconut cream pie. Delicious and so, so sexy. Indulge yourself.
This is quite a simple fragrance. Rich, warm and sweet. Like a mix of coconut and chocolate. Lasts quite some time. It would make a perfect layering scent.

STICKY CAKE: *This is an oriental fragrance for women & men with rich sweet & nutty notes. A beautiful gourmand fragrance with great complexity. Fragrance notes include almond, honey, dates & pistachio; heart notes are iris with a milk & brown sugar fusion… with base notes of ambrette seed, cereal notes, myrhh, sugar & milk.  
Creamy, decadent, rich and so so sweet. It is too delicious, but unfortunately has no lasting power on my skin.

Rose The One Perfume: * Is a floral fragrance for women is the third in the series of special fragrances. Seductive & intoxicating notes include; black currant, pink grapefruit, mandarin, lily of the valley, rose, litchi, peony, madonna lily, ambrette seed, sandalwood, musk & vanilla.
This is a heady perfume. I really loved the sweet, intoxicating florals. Unfortunately it gives me a headache. Should be tried by floral lovers!

VANILLE BOURBON: * Vanilla lovers, it’s time to rejoice! Two types of orchid are used to bring to mind an intense, sweet, rich vanilla fragrance, anchored with the delicious scents of heliotrope, exotic tiare and warm amber. This is an instant smile and an easy laugh…it’s soft vanilla joy in a bottle. Easygoing yet totally addictive (we mean it—we crawled over two tables one day to find exactly what gorgeous vanilla was enticing us so!), this is the finest bourbon vanilla we’ve ever laid our noses on. Did I say addictive? Vanille Bourbon has left us with a loss for words, so I’ll just say, “WOW!” Fragrance notes include cedar flowers, orchids (bourbon and yellow), heliotrope, tiare, rose wood.
Rich florals, combined with warm vanilla and boozy bourbon. The florals are subtle, but add another dimension to this vanilla based scent. It's a fragrance that stays quite close to my skin. Nice.


  1. I have seen this shop around on Etsy, but never paid it mush attention... but perhaps I should... The prices are awesome and they have dupes of some really cult classics that I can´t afford... Would be nice to know how close these are to the originals though.

    1. Hey Nadja :) The only dupe oil I have from Opulent Alchemy that I have smelled the original, (I'd bought a bottle) is Britney Spears' fantasy. The dupe was spot on. At the low prices, I figured it was worth taking the chance :)