Poison Apple Apothecary – Parlour

Wanting to branch out from my Haus of Gloi addiction, I recently tried a body cream (or “Embalming Cream”) from Poison Apple Apothecary called Parlour.  The scent is described as:

“The heady scent of sweet pipe tobacco wafting through a large parlor with dark oak floors and imperial furnishings”

Sounds just like something I’d buy, and I do really like this scent. I can smell the sweet pipe tobacco, the dark oak floors, and the imperial furnishings. However, when I first opened the jar I almost messaged the seller to tell her I’d received the wrong scent, as all I could smell was cooked apple. I found that once it is applied to the skin it develops the notes it is supposed to have.  I also found that the scent actually developed more depth the longer it sat in the jar.

The cream itself takes a little bit more rubbing in that the average body moisturiser in my collection, but I find it very nourishing for my dry skin.  It contains shea and cocoa butter, as well as other nourishing plant extracts.

I bought Parlour Embalming Cream from Poison Apple Apothecary for USD $12 (6oz) plus $4.95 shipping to Australia.

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11 Responses to Poison Apple Apothecary – Parlour

  1. Dee says:

    Weird, I have a half written post about PAP’s LE Alice In Wonderland scents!

    How does the scent last with the body cream? I find a lot of their fragrances are just gorgeous – they’re particularly good with florals – but they don’t have a lot of staying power.

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Dee No way! :D I find that if I apply this moisturiser in the morning, the scent will last until early afternoon.

  3. Dee says:

    Kid you not – started a couple of days ago but I’ve been sick and I couldn’t be bothered with it. I’m hoping to get it finished on the weekend.

    Maybe layering is the key then – I’m tempted to try some now. They really do have some beautiful, beautiful scents, and I’ve found their customer service to be fantastic.

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @Dee I’ll be so interested to read it. Layering sounds like a wonderful option. I’ll have to try a few more – they’ve got some really lovely scents in their range :)

  5. Jen W says:

    Ooh I can practically smell it now. You always have the best indie skin care finds!

    ps. nice touch with the worn books :)

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Jen Thanks Jen! :)

  7. That’s a really interesting bit of information about the notes changing on the skin – I’ve taken creams back to the shop because of this! I will have to ask about this in the future so thank you!

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  8. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch Yes, lucky I waited to see how it developed! I’m not a huge ‘food scent’ sort of person, so I was very happy when the cigar and woodsy notes came through :)

  9. Poison Apple says:

    Thanks for your post! Parlor is definitely one of our scents that matures with wear- much more than any of our other scents and I have found that blending it into the cream increases that property.

    For the user with the comment about the perfume- you may want to sample some of our scents again as we have reformulated all of our scents to make them stronger in the past few months :)

    Happy sniffing!

    - Angela

  10. Dempeaux says:

    @PoisonApple No problem! It’s a lovely scent, and thankyou for the advice :)

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