AROMANTIK: Australian Natural Perfume reviews

Hi there APJ,

Recently we talked on APJ about a sampler from an Australian Natural Perfumery: AROMANTIK. So I am still loving AROMANTIK oils. They are earthy, deep, interesting and beautiful and I am incredibly impressed wit their smooth rounded fullness. After 5 minutes on your skin they could be from the very best niche house, here is an Australian small batch independent perfumer to be proud of.

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AROMANTIK: Australian Natural Perfume

The site doesn’t have a lot of EdP choice as Sally seems to prefer to work in oils. I am trying today two of the EdP versions. From the AROMANTIK site: Natural eau de parfum in a base of water, alcohol & glycerine. A gentler alternative to a straight alcohol base.

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AROMANTIK: Dark Side Of The Spoon EdP

Key notes:
Vanilla bean, roasted coffee beans, maple syrup, caramelised butter, immortelle absolute, spice.

On my skin maple syrup is the opening, hot butter and spices. Imagine that you’ve put maple syrup on raisin toast and you are drinking a mocha. The taste in your mouth as they combine would most closely resemble what I get from Dark Side Of The Spoon. As this lovely open subsides I get toffee, caramels and sweets. A gourmand that is still dry enough to be wearable as a fragrance, not a joke. Later the resins really smooth the whole fragrance out and Dark Side Of The Spoon has excellent staying power.

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AROMANTIK: Strangers In Blood EdP

Key Notes:
Italian blood orange, coriander seed, Madagascan vanilla orchid, roasted brazilian coffee beans, certified organic Haitian vetiver, campfire smoke

BarBQ orange, Jaffa cake, dry and sweet, dark and light. Strangers In Blood is a story of contrasts, a very natural smelling story that is the least like a store bought fragrance that I have smelled from the AROMANTIK range. Obviously a natural product that is so dark and nuanced and feral while still managing to remain light as a feather. Interestingly it takes nearly 20 minutes for the orange to really shine through the rest, once it does you will fall madly in love with this dark gem. Then the earthy, woodsy vetiver takes blood orange for a waltz. (Whoever wins this I have used about 2ml from the bottle, LOVE IT)

From the AROMANTIK site: AROMANTIK is a natural perfume studio started in 2010 by independent natural perfumer & designer Sally Woodward-Hawes. All of our products are hand-blended in small batches using only the finest natural essential oils, resins & absolutes sourced from all over the world. Sally is a professional perfumer with the Natural Perfumers Guild – the world’s largest trade association dedicated to natural fragrance.

AROMANTIK has natural perfume oils $50/5ml roller ball
AROMANTIK also has a Sample Pack $49/7 x 1ml samples
There are 7 fragrances in the sampler and previously I wrote about The Blossom Thief and Love & Strife on APJ.

Please go and have a look at the AROMANTIK site, they are a very small business trying to make it in a tough world and would certainly appreciate your business.
Portia xx

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This week we will have 3 Winners who will get:

1 x 15ml(?) spray sample bottle of AROMANTIK Strangers In Blood EdP (-2ml I have used)


1 x 15ml(?) spray sample bottle of AROMANTIK Dark Side Of The Spoon EdP


AROMANTIK Natural Perfume Oil Sampler with 7 x 1ml samples

P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Go to AROMANTIK Site<<JUMP and tell me a Fragrance and one of its notes…….. NO DOUBLE UPS

Extra Chance?
Tweet: APJ AROMANTIK Natural Perfume GIVEAWAY  


Entries Close Sunday 24th August 2014 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Thursday 28th August 2014 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

46 comments on “AROMANTIK: Australian Natural Perfume reviews

  1. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Note: Musk !
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  2. Patty Pong says:

    Love & Strife (jasmine). I follow by e-mail. 🙂

  3. Jaybee says:

    Reading the notes of these offerings makes me salivate. I do like a good gourmand! Fragrance: Landlocked Lovers, organic Provence lavender. Follow by email.

  4. Damir says:

    Cabinet of Curiosities with Egyptian geranium is one of possible answers. I’m amazed with the name. Following as usual – email, RSS, WordPress, FB, twitter. Thank you, warmest wishes from Adriatic coast. 🙂

  5. FeralJasmine says:

    The Blossom Thief, with its hints of gardenia, sounds beautiful to me and I follow by email.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Yes FeralJasmine,
      The Blossom Thief is to die for. I kept an EdP for my greedy self. Absolutely gorgeous.
      Portia xx

  6. willa says:

    The blossom thief sounds like my kind of white floral. Tuberose. Following, as always, by email and facebook. x

  7. Jackie b says:

    Happy ever Afternoon, with organic lemon myrtle. I often put this in soap,
    I follow by email.

  8. Cynthia Mc says:

    I love these names! Cabinet of Curiosities – Blond Tobacco Absolute.
    I follow by email.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there CynthiaMc,
      Sally has really worked a fun goth element into the names, they make me smile.
      Portia xx

  9. Roslyn says:

    Strangers in Blood with Madagascar Vanilla sounds divine. I follow by email. (I hope this one is OK, given that it’s one of the give-aways? If not, I’ll mention another!)

  10. einsof says:

    AHHH!!! this is my kind of perfumer! natural, small batches and a member of The Guild? *swoon*

    The names!! pure delight.

    i will suggest Love & Strife with it’s Orris Root and i follow by email.

    thank you for putting the spotlight on a natural perfumer and another exciting draw. 🙂

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there Einsof,
      We are so pleased at APJ to get some really good Indie houses, natural in this case is so good it’s unnatural.
      Portia xx

  11. Happily Ever Afternoon, featured note honeysuckle absolute. I follow APJ via email
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  12. Lyubov says:

    Hallo, Portia,
    what a great giveway! I would love to try the whole range – they sound a-ma-zing (esp. the ZING part). Thanks for the chance!
    I follow by email, and on the FB page.
    My choice: Landlocked Lovers with French Cacao.
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  13. Rene Groyer says:

    These natural perfumes sound so inviting.Happily Ever Afternoon with its candied citrus ,now that’s something I would definitely enjoy.I follow by e mail

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi Rene Groyer,
      I saw you’ve Joined Facebook Fragrance Friends. How are you enjoying the 24/7 frag chatter?
      Portia x

  14. Sally says:

    Thanks for the great review Portia and for running the giveaway. Good luck everyone! xx

  15. Kandice says:

    Hi Portia! I love the names of these! I would list Rose Geranium in Cabinet of Curiosities. I follow via email. BTW, do you know if they ship to the US? I couldn’t find it on their site (maybe I just missed it). Thanks.

  16. ElizabethC says:

    I just love the idea of the Dark Side of the Spoon with a maple syrup note. Immortelle has that side to it and is one of my favorites! I follow via email

  17. flowergirlbee! says:

    love the names..i will say the blossom thief and tuberose absolute.i follow on email and i would really like the sample pack to meet the smells to match the names: )

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there FlowerGirlBee,
      He he he. Naughty. I do love that you are outrageous enough to ask though.
      Portia xx

  18. Laurels says:

    These do sound swoonworthy. I’ll choose Happily Ever Afternoon and organic ylang ylang. I follow with Bloglovin.

    I’d like to add that I loved your review of Queen of Hearts, without going into the long boring story of why I’m not commenting on the post itself. xxx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Glad to have you aboard LaurelS and glad also that you liked the Queen of Hearts review.
      Portia xx

  19. Caroline Hannessen says:

    LANDLOCKED LOVERS – Oakmoss Absolute!

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  20. Connie says:

    Sounds fantastic! I follow by email and pick The Blossom Thief- amber! Would love to win the sample pack.

  21. Lauren says:

    Wow these sound delicious. I am eyeing a sample pack. Cabinet of Curiosities with it’s Madagascar vanilla and Wild grown Himalayan Cedarwood sounds amazing. I follow by email and Feedly. Thanks for the draw!

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  23. Bec says:

    These all sound great!

    I am going to choose Happily Ever afternoon – coconut butter. I love the smell of coconut – and that fragrance is reminding me of summer on this cold sunday!

    I follow by email.

  24. cristi andreea says:

    Note: Musk !
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