Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eau de Parfum
Kat Von D is a famous tattoo artist who launched her self-titled beauty line for Sephora in 2008. I greatly admire Kat Von D for creating cruelty-free products and she is currently in the process of reformulating the entire Kat Von D line to become 100% vegan.
Eight years ago, she released the Saint + Sinner fragrances. They quickly became a cult favourite. Living in Ireland at the time, I don’t recall ever hearing about these fragrances, but Ireland doesn’t have a Sephora (shock, horror) and Kat Von D has only recently started making her products available in Irish department stores this year.
Because I didn’t know a whole lot about the original release, I had to do some digging. Apparently everyone loved them and then they became unavailable without explanation. Since then, there has been a massive demand for the products to make a come-back, hence #TheResurrectionIsReal.
My favourite thing about the brand’s product packaging is the amount of detail that is put into each and every single product. The artwork is outstanding and only originated from Kat Von D’s pure-perfection mastermind. I appreciate the packaging so much, and the new perfume bottles for the Saint + Sinner line are no exception.
Kat Von D relaunched the fragrances in July 2017 and I was lucky enough to receive samples from a reviewing site called Influenster. Influenster will send you free products to try in exchange for a review, and the best part is, anyone can sign up.
I received both Saint and Sinner in these miniature bottles that carry a decent amount of product (5ml). How cute are they! I can imagine putting little garden daisies in them when the perfume is all used up, so cute!
So, if you haven’t noticed, I have never done a fragrance review on the blog before. I don’t think it is something I will be good at (just yet), but I wanted to spread the news about the new release. I am utterly obsessed with fragrance, I don’t have many favourites because I enjoy so so many, and give each and every one a fair shot. One in particular I keep going back to is Armani Diamonds. I love it! I’m just shit at describing fragrance in my own words.. The Saint + Sinner fragrances are being described on the website as “floral” and I would never have said that, I would thought more musk-woody scents, so there ya go, don’t trust my fragrance descriptions!
(What the experts are saying…)
The fragrance family is described as floral.
I think this fragrance is quite rich but sweet. I don’t fully understand where “floral” comes from. Can someone please take me on a perfume smelling course?! *Insert “I Dunno” emoji*. I find it lasts longer on the skin than Sinner even though Sinner smells “heavier”..
Ok, Im agreeing with Sinner being in the cool spices fragrance type and warm and spicy fragrance family. I really like Sinner because it’s the most different out of all the perfumes I currently use. It’s most certainly more on the rich and heavy side, I like it because it’s different.
The fragrances can be worn individually or layered together. It would be easier to layer these together with the spritz bottle that comes with the full size product. Using these open spout bottles makes it more difficult to layer. I feel like I need a paint brush to layer these fragrances together in their current miniature state. If you have the full size bottles, I recommend layering by applying one all over before deciding what to wear, then the second when you’re ready by forming a cloud and walking through. If it were me, I would layer Sinner underneath and make Saint my cloud.
I like them both equally, but they are definitely scents I don’t gravitate towards. I would never have purchased these perfumes myself, that is why I love Influenster. Thank you for allowing me to try these products! Now I know not to get them. However, I will continue to use them! Yup, I’m an odd ball. I just love fragrance and can never have enough* :)
Well, that is my run-down vague review on the Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eau de Perfumes. Hope you enjoyed my non-expertise, amateur descriptions and thoughts. Let me know if there’s a course on perfume I could take because I love smelling everything, and think I would really enjoy learning more about identifying particular “key notes”.
*Some exceptions apply, but perhaps those exceptions should be a post of their own.