Brand Overview Winners
The winners for the Brand Overview Categories are dominated by two brands so instead of just linking to the winners, I'll also be linking to the second and third place winners so you have a great variety of brands to try!
Haus of Gloi. Haus of Gloi, an Oregon-based vegan brand, is an immensely popular fragrance and bath and body company. Specializing in unique and artisan blends (with very poetic descriptions to boot). Not only do they offer a core line of perfume oils, they also have limited edition collections available. Their popularity means you do have to be quick with their limited edition scents but no worries when it comes to their permanent line! Their bath and body products also include different scrubs and lotions and butters. They do ship internationally.
Haus of Gloi won with 29.5%, Darling Clandestine came in second with 17.5%, and Solstice Scents is rounding out third with 15.8%
Best Up & Coming Indie Perfume BrandSixteen92. Sixteen92 (a throwback to the year 1692 and the Salem Witch Trials) is still relatively new (having opened last year) but has risen in popularity for their perfumes and bath and body products. Their samples are also very generous so you get your money's worth if you want to try them out. I hear great things about their Lolita and Toasted Marshmallow scents if you're not sure where to start! Based in Texas, and they do ship internationally.
Sixteen92 won with 40.9%, Smelly Yeti came in second with 17.5% of the vote, and Ten Three Labs came in third with 13.5% of the vote.
Haus of Gloi. Haus of Gloi won with 48.3% of the vote, second place goes to Black Violet with 9.3% of the vote, followed by Solstice Scents with 6.5%.
Best Up & Coming Indie Bath & Body BrandSixteen92. Sixteen92 won with 61.2%, Wholly Hemp came in second with 18.3%, and Kiss my Sass came in third with 11.5%.
Recommended Brand for Beginners to Indie PerfumeHaus of Gloi. Haus of Gloi won with 26.5%, followed by Solstice Scents with 14.1%, and third place going to Black Violet with 13.2%.
Recommended Brand for Beginners to Indie Bath & Body
Haus of Gloi. Haus of Gloi won with 48.7%, followed by Black Violet in second place with 9%, and Sixteen92 rounding out the list with 7.3%.
Bath and Body Products Winners
Again, the winners for these categories was swept pretty much by one company so I'll also be linking to the second and third place winners.
Best Body LotionHaus of Gloi Body Emulsion. Haus of Gloi Body Emulsion won with 39.4%, followed by Sixteen92 Hand and Body Lotion in second place with 1.7%, and Black Violet Body Emulsion is rounding out third place with 12.9%.
Best Body ButterHaus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter. Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter won with 71% of the vote, Black Violet Body Butter came in second with 18.2%, and Cocoa Pink Voluptuous Body Butter rounds out third with 7.8%.
Best Body ScrubHaus of Gloi Bubbling Scrub. Haus of Gloi Bubbling Scrub won with 43.5% of the vote, Haus of Gloi Emulsifying Scrub came in second with 31.6%, and Arcana Sugar Scrub got third place with 6.8% of the vote.
Best Body OilBlack Violet Glow Body Oil and Solstice Scents Burnishing Glace.
Black Violet. I'm not too familiar with Black Violet but from what I can see, they're a shop dedicated to producing perfumes and a variety of body care products. It also looks like they have some skin and hair products too (if you're interested in an indie version). I believe they ship internationally.
Solstice Scents. This is a company I'm a bit more familiar with, even though I've never actually purchased from them. They're also a shop selling both perfumes and body care products and they're based out of Florida. I always get a big Fall/Autumn vibe when I scope their site and they're very well known for their Autumn collection! I believe they ship internationally,
Black Violet Glow Body Oil and Solstice Scents Burnishing Glace both split first place with 27.2% of the vote, followed by Haunt Skin Glossing Oil with 23.8% of the vote!
Best Bar Soap
Haus of Gloi. Haus of Gloi won first place with 14.9% of the vote, followed by Paintbox Soapworks with 13.7% of the vote, and Wholly Hemp rounds out third place with 13.1% of the vote.
Best Jar Soap
Haus of Gloi Whipped Soap. Haus of Gloi Whipped Soap won with 46.3% of the vote, Black Violet Cream Soap came in second with 17.4%, and Solstice Scents Whipped Soap is rounding out third with 10.9% of the vote.
FYI it looks like Haus of Gloi and Solstice Scents' whipped soaps are a limited edition product so they may not be available right now.
Best Bath Fizzy Product
Haus of Gloi Butterbombs. Haus of Gloi Butterbombs won with 87.1% of the vote and second place went to Fortune Cookie Soaps with 12.9% of the vote.
FYI The Haus of Gloi Butterbombs are a seasonal product and are usually sold when the temperature is a bit colder.
I was pleasantly surprised at the results of the Fragrances section. Admittedly I was worried that the voting would be consistent for each category but the voting actually varied pretty wildly. Although a few brands won across several categories, the second and third places was generally different!
Best Aquatic Scents
Darling Clandestine. I'm also not too familiar with Darling Clandestine but they do seem to get a lot of love for their unique and alternative scents. As far as I can tell, they sell perfumes, solid perfumes, and lip balms. The offerings are a bit limited now but I believe they're prepping for a new March collection. I believe they do ship internationally.
Darling Clandestine won with 27.3% of the vote, Black Violet came in second with 18% of the vote, followed by Alkemia with 12.2%.
Best Floral ScentsBlack Violet. Black Violet won with 23.9% of the vote, followed by Midsummer Dreams Apothecary with 12.5%, and Solstice Scents with 11.4%.
Best Fresh ScentsBlack Violet. Black Violet won with 23.6% of the vote, followed by Haus of Gloi with 19%, and Darling Clandestine with 13.2%.
Best Fruity ScentsBlack Violet. Black Violet won with 22.2%, Haus of Gloi came in second place with 17% of the vote, followed by Smelly Yeti with 11.3%.
Best Gourmand ScentsSolstice Scents. Solstice Scents won with 25.3% of the vote, Haus of Gloi came in second place with 20.6%, and Sixteen92 is rounding out the vote with 14.6%.
Best Woodsy ScentsSolstice Scents. Solstice Scents won with 31.8% of the vote, Darling Clandestine came in second with 18.2% of the vote, followed by Black Violet and Haus of Gloi splitting third place with 11.1% each.
Favorite Autumn Perfume CollectionHaus of Gloi. Haus of Gloi won with 31.4% of the vote, Solstice Scents came in second with18.8% of the vote, Darling Clandestine and Sixteen92 split third place with 10% each.
Favorite Spring Perfume CollectionHaus of Gloi. Haus of Gloi won with 31.8% of the vote, Black Violet came in second with 21.6% of the vote, Solstice Scents came in third with 18.9% of the vote.
Favorite Summer Perfume CollectionDarling Clandestine and Haus of Gloi. Darling Clandestine and Haus of Gloi split first with 26% of the vote each, Solstice Scents came in second with 16% of the vote, and Possets came in third with 10% of the vote.
Favorite Winter Perfume CollectionSixteen92. Sixteen92 won with 23.6% of the vote, followed by Haus of Gloi with 23.1%, and Solstice Scents came in third with 17.8% of the vote.
Most Unique ScentsDarling Clandestine. Darling Clandestine won with 52.8%, followed by Smelly Yeti with 12% of the vote, with third place going to Sixteen92 with 11.6%.
Best Custom ScentsHaus of Gloi. Haus of Gloi won first place with 40.1% of the vote, Alchimia Apothecary came in second with 32.4% of the vote, followed by Black Violet in third with 27.5% of the vote.
Thanks for checking out the winners! Lastly, I have a giveaway for a $15 gift certificate to a nominated indie shop of your choice. EDIT: If the shop does not offer gift certificates, it will be for $15 via Paypal for a shop of your choice. This can be from any of the shops nominated in the cosmetics and bath & body and fragrances awards. Feel free to check out Part One for the list of winners. I've got both lists of nominees presented below.
Indie Cosmetics Companies
Indie Bath and Body Companies
Indie Perfume Companies
This giveaway is available internationally. Again, either a $15 gift certificate to a shop of your choice or $15 via Paypal.
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