Gluttony Sin & Salvation: The Seven Deadly Sins; disc. 11/12/10
Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:17 PM
It's a very rich and syrupy smell. I'm not actually a fan of it, it was just too heavily sweetened and smelled kind of artificial both in the imp and on me. It's too foody, like I spilt syrup on my clothes or hair.
Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:40 AM
Wet: This is too heavy for my taste. Smells like something sweet burning.
Dry: Creamy, buttery caramel
Overall: This is headache-inducing foody. Not for me.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:06 AM
Wet: CINNAMON. I went over to my brother and he recoiled He said I smelled like Cinnamon Toast Crunch covered in sugar.
Dry down: I'm getting a tiny bit of chocolate and more of the caramel. Still very cinnamon-ish on me, for some reason. Not entirely what I was expecting, but I do like it all the same.
It's the longest lasting on me so far, which is really nice. The throw is fantastic! Just a normal application and people across a room notice a "faint smell of cinnamon sugar" while it's not overly strong up close.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:11 AM
In bottle: Butter and cinnamon.
On me, wet: The butter smell fades a bit (a good thing), and the cinnamon comes into the foreground.
On me, drying: Definitely not smelling any chocolate. I’m getting strong, sugary cinnamon with a buttery foundation. Pralines and hazelnut are playing supporting roles. Toffee and caramel? Maybe. This is very, very sweet.
Verdict: I thought I would love all of these sweet foody scents, but so far they’ve been kind of cloying and artificial on me. Not loving it.
Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:03 PM
Imp: oh. Food. Sweet food. I get the praline and the buttercream and hazelnut
Wet on me: WOAH….the sweet and nut is very strong.
Drying down: oh man…this is food. This is just not smelling well in my nose.
Dry: sorry…confirms I’m not a foody.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:58 PM
Gluttony is just too heavy, syrupy and stale for me. I'm not tempted by this sin at all!
Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:10 AM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:45 PM
This post has been edited by melrose: 30 July 2009 - 07:46 PM
Posted 06 September 2009 - 04:49 AM
Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:00 PM
Wet, it's strong, almost cloying buttercream, sort of like a more intense Hellcat without the boozy notes. Drying down, it becomes mellower, less sharp sweetness and more spice. Oddly, it doesn't smell like anything listed in the description quite as much as it smells like... s'mores made with cinnamon graham crackers, or cinnamon toast with syrup. Definitely something cinnamony, even though I have no idea where that's coming from given the notes listed. It's nice, but there are other straight-up foody scents I prefer, like Drink Me.
edit: A few more interesting observations on Gluttony-- fully dry, it developed a strange burnt, metallic, almost ozone-y tang on me. I like the combination of sweet and sharp notes, it's why Splatter Comedy is one of my favorites, but I have no idea why my skin chemistry is doing that with this. Maybe some sort of caramelized/burnt sugar note? Hm.
Also, I wore this today and got chased by bees a lot. So maybe it's not such a good idea in the summer/early fall/anytime when insects are out and active.
This post has been edited by kerikeri: 13 September 2009 - 10:37 PM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:35 AM
Lo and behold, several months ago I was frimped an imp of this with an order. It was a completely different experience, as follows:
Imp: caramel, sugar; sweet and syrupy, like a macchiato.
Wet: caramel, coffee; less sweet than the imp
Dry: creamy, caramel-vanilla latte
This smells delicious, and in no way overwhelming; a testament to giving scents a second chance.
Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:17 PM
This is going to be a bottle scent, but not a high priority one, as I have Cake Smash to go through first. Think like a GC backup of a LE scent.
This post has been edited by Venneh: 07 October 2009 - 09:57 PM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:53 PM
I don't smell dark chocolate in this at all, or any chocolate for that matter. What I do smell in the bottle is toffee, caramel and nuts. Same when I put it on.
Dry it is rich and lingering. I also put this in my locket for extra effect. A co-worker told me I smelled like baked goods case
I am a foody scent addict. I love Gluttony.
Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:28 AM
Wet: ACK! There's the unbearable foodiness. I keep my arm away from my face and let it dry down.
Dry: This loses a lot of complexity on me and dries down to a basic chocolate with a hint of vanilla. It's rich and cloying and there are notes I can't really describe but this isn't as wackadoodle terrifying as I expected. It's certainly not okay on my chemistry but it's not the epic failure I expected. So it's a pleasant surprise even if I never want to try this again.
Overall: I reread this review for spelling errors and realized that I'm the wackadoodle here. If you want to try the whole GC, just go for Gluttony. Otherwise, unless you are a serious perfume gourmand I wouldn't recommend this one.
Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:26 PM
When I went through my first sets of imps giving everything an introductory sniff, I thought, "woah! that's STRONG"
I've been going through all my imps and one night, when I got to Gluttony, I was conservative and only swiped the wand on the side of my wrist once. ONCE.
Thoughts upon first sitting there smelling Gluttony, "wow, that IS strong."
Within a half hour I was nauseous. Really nauseous. I had to go wash it off.
I say that Gluttony has been made to perfection. Not that I can wear it....
Posted 23 November 2009 - 05:26 AM
TONS of hazelnut and caramel and other bloated-sweet things, mostly nuts. It lingered in my nose for hours after I tried to wash it off.
This post has been edited by cinderfallen: 23 November 2009 - 05:29 AM
Posted 27 November 2009 - 04:27 AM
Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:33 AM
I would say this is the strongest BPAL scent I own. Lots of throw and staying power even with very light application.
It's not much of a morpher on me. It goes on as an intense, slightly burnt caramel with some cinnamon and cocoa and stays that way...for hours and hours.
For me this is a definite keeper
Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:49 PM
Wet: Caramel. Sugar. Cocoa. Nuts.
Dry: Cinnamon. Ginger. Burned sugar. Nuts. Vanilla. I seem to be in a dessert alternate reality!
A while later: A gorgeous scent of slightly burned sugar, over caramel and vanilla. I smell like a crème brulee on my wrist. With a sprinkle of cocoa powder and some extra caramel beside. Delicious.
Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:08 PM
I took a little amount on my right arm and forgot about it. Then after an hour my cousin came by. She stopped, looked at me and asked if I had eaten chocolate cake and forgot to wash my hands, which I never forget. I said that it was perfume oil and she said: "It smells like chocolate cake with a lot lot of butter"
I think that describes it well: Chocolate at first then blended with butter.
Now I like it just like the other LAB chocolate scents. This is not a scent I would buy a bottle of to myself, but I will always have an imp of it for days when I feel like eating candy.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:29 PM
Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:36 PM
Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:37 PM
Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:12 AM
Wet on skin: Cake!
Dry on skin: Now it smells like some kind of cinnamon-y pastry. While it's nice, I prefer it wet. Good thing I have a locket!
ETA: The cinnamon smell has died down. Now it's more like a... praline, hazelnut, snickerdoodle cookie smell. Even though I've been wearing a slight smear of this on one wrist for a couple of hours, it's still wafting up and getting my attention. This scent has amazing throw and staying power! I need a big bottle of it!
This post has been edited by Phantasmagoria: 29 January 2010 - 02:29 AM
Posted 29 January 2010 - 01:09 AM
Anyway, it is very strong in the hazlenut dept to me. I do like hazlenut (very strange, but my dog smells like it...I dunno, weird!!!) so that pleased me, but the issue is that I could not imagine putting this on my skin. So, I put it in my oil burner instead and that is certainly the best way for me to enjoy this one. Our bedroom is small, so it really filled the air quite nicely and was a nice contrast to the horrific cold that we have been experiencing in Minnesota!! I'm not sure that I would necessarily buy or use this one too often as I'm not much into the foodier scents as I thought I might be, but it certainly did make my home smell sweet, warm, and lovely even after it had burned off.