haus of gloi milkmaid


Flushed, but demure. Fresh milk, clean linens, pale musk and pink sweet pea blossom.

Milkmaid is one of Haus of Gloi’s recurring Spring scents. It’s not really my kind of scent, but I’ve wanted to try it for a while regardless. Milkmaid paints such a lovely picture – a fresh, rosy-cheeked girl who smells of cream and clean sheets and pink flowers. It’s very quintessentially Spring.

In the imp it smells pink and milky. On skin it’s sweet, a bit tangy, and powdery, smelling to me like baby powder and sweet peas and clean skin. It’s not nearly as floral as I was expecting, nor is it as creamy and milky as it smelled on cold sniff. As it dries, the tanginess softens a bit and I’m left with a powdery pink scent with just a slight dairy edge. It’s not something I would wear, really, but it’s very pretty.

The Milkmaid by Myles Birket Foster

Maybe it’s because I’m an illustrator and used to thinking visually, but I find that sometimes images can convey what a scent smells like or feels like to me better than words can. In this case, Milkmaid smells very much like the appropriately-named painting above. It’s a very pastel, pastoral scent.

Would I buy it again? No. While I love the concept and think the execution is on point, it’s not a scent I would wear. Also it started to give me a headache after a while, as florals tend to do.

Available from: Haus of Gloi

4 thoughts on “haus of gloi milkmaid

    • That’s so surprising! I would never have pegged this as a scent you’d like. Although I definitely have those, too – Solstice Scents Lavender Vanilla is one.

    • It is rather bad for my image to admit this, but I do enjoy pretty and light scents to bed… 😉 I have a huge old bottle of Madame Rochas that I usually use for this…

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