Indie Product Of The Week: Poppy Drops Island Honey Perfume Stick

It looks like lip balm, but it's a kid- and adult-friendly way to wear a sweet, subtle scent.
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It looks like lip balm, but it's a kid- and adult-friendly way to wear a sweet, subtle scent.

I'm rarely one to ingest honey. I have never drizzled it on a damn thing, and if I'm drinking tea instead of coffee for some strange reason, I'll put a little milk in it instead of honey. I do enjoy the smell of honey, though.

Honey can come from a wide variety of flower nectars, and I know the difference between a whopping none of them. Nevertheless, I was intrigued when I saw that a cute mom-run brand called Poppy Drops had come out with a solid perfume--in stick form, no less--in a fragrance called Island Honey.

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You can't help but immediately think of a tropical island, right? And clearly, Poppy Drops wants you to think of that, as evidenced by the lei-like flowers on the packaging. 

But I'm technically on an island right now, Manhattan. I don't think I want to smell like Manhattan's version of honey, whatever that may be. But I digress. (FUN FACT: "But I Digress..." was the name of my column in Florida State University's student newspaper after the editors didn't understand why I wanted to call it "Marci And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Column.")

Made with only beeswax, coconut oil and fragrance oil that adds some vanilla and ocean-breeziness in addition to honey, I think it's definitely a tropical island Poppy Drops is trying to convey.

Lettuce and blueberries are not notes in this perfume, nor are they particularly tropical.

Lettuce and blueberries are not notes in this perfume, nor are they particularly tropical.

But if you enjoy a pure honey smell, you won't be disappointed by all of this island whimsy; the traces of other notes are barely there, especially when you apply it straight from the convenient, easily-mistaken-for-lip-balm stick to your skin.

You have to get very close to smell it, but when you do--I've been taking whiffs of my wrists all day--you're treated to a sweet, subtle scent.

I know, right?

I know, right?

Perfume Sticks are the latest product from Poppy Drops, which also makes temporary earring tattoos and stick-on nail art. These products, including the un-spill-able Perfume Sticks, were inspired when the founder's daughter started wanting to do big-girl beauty things. The other scents--Flower Petal, Warm Sugar, Powder Fresh, and Watermelon Cucumber--work for both little girls and big girls (aka women) because of their subtlety and simplicity.

And at $9, you can buy a few and layer them for a personalized, wear-every-day-whether-or-not-you-live-on-an-island fragrance.