Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:18 PM
Dang my body chemistry, all I get is Red Hots. Red Hots and more Red Hots. No other notes even try to poke their heads up. I will give it another try when I'm in a different mood... just in case!
Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:44 PM
I like this on its own, but I think it would be INSANE layered with something cakey or milky, like Drink Me or Cake Smash. Sadly, I have neither, but I might try it out with my Jack and see how that turns out. :)
Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:20 AM
There were several times I was going to swap it away but I'd finally discovered a use for it: layering it with Lucy Kissed (I stumbled upon this combo when I went to the grocery store the day I was testing these -the girl at the register complimented me on how good I smelled). :yum:
Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:13 PM
This imp actually smells more like the Chimera v5 proto I have that I absolutely adore. Hhmmm...
Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:04 AM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:21 PM
On my skin: A balmy, creamy cinnamon spiced up by myrrh. Simple yet lovely!
Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:24 PM
It goes muted after the first two hours, but hangs on after that for quite a bit (over 5 hours now, total), sticking close to the skin and smelling a lot like creme brulee to me. Delicious, and definitely a keeper.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:13 AM
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:26 PM
Drydown: Still sweet & spicy but deeper. I can detect the myrrh and honeysuckle now. There's a slightly medicinal quality that makes me think that Snake Oil might be an unlisted note.
Dry: Sweet, creamy, spicy, and resinous. There's a glowing quality that I'm guessing is the copal. Slightly tingly.
My, my, this is a lovely one. A mix of foodie cream and spice with sexy resins. I imagine this is what Snake Oil smells like on the people that love Snake Oil. This does wonderful things on my skin. No red hots here!
6.5 out of 10 bones
This post has been edited by BoneBone24: 21 June 2013 - 02:30 PM
Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:03 AM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:04 AM
In the imp: Creamy cinnamon. Sweet and fiery all in one.
Wet on my skin: Still sweet and cinnamony, but even less spicy. Like what I imagine "cinnamon-lite" would smell like. It's very bright and soft at the same time. There's a soft fresh sort of note, which I assume is the honeysuckle, calming down what could be an over powering spiceyness.
Dry on my skin: This is almost unbearably comforting. I keep smooshing my face into my wrist and inhaling with closed eyes. There's a creamy sweetness swirling around with the cinnamon that reminds me of some mouthwatering desert that I can't place. I can't pick out any one note more than the other at this point, it's just really well-balanced tastiness.
Overall: I need a full sized bottle!! I keep dabbing this on before I leave the house, and my little imp is running low. This is a very work-friendly scent that I'm sure I'll be comfortable wearing at any time of the year, because I just love it so much. I think that if the cinnamon were any stronger, it might just be too much, but this is perfect and comfortable and fantastic for every day. :)
Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:20 AM
I live cinnamon smells but can't usually wear them because it irritates my skin and it amps and turns into cinnamon red hots. This smells cotton candy sweet with warm resins and I love it. I would only be able to wear this in my hair.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:54 AM
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:50 PM
Wet: Beautiful smooth cinnamon, sweet but not foody. It also doesn't burn my skin like a lot of blends with cinnamon do.
Dry down: Still mostly a cinnamon single note on me, but it's sweet and has a lot of depth.
Dry: Still sweet, deep cinnamon.
Final thoughts: I love cinnamon, and so I love the way this smells. I'm glad that everything else managed to stay in the background because this is the cinnamon perfume I've been looking for!
Verdict: Immediate bottle purchase.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:08 PM
In the imp: Rich cinnamon and copal mostly, with a light, pretty sweetness. I had a little trepidation, because I have a skin sensitivity to cinnamon that can sometimes be a full blown contact dermatitis reaction with redness, itching, and swelling, so I applied this very sparingly.
Wet: This is a deliciously rich scent. It's not a foodie cinnamon, not like pie spice or anything. More like cinnamon incense. I think the copal is probably contributing to that. Sometimes myrrh can go a little too sweet on me. The cinnamon keeps it from that. The whole thing smells like expensive incense before it's burned.
Dry down: The scent fades down soft and skin close but still gorgeous. Best of all, no reaction to the cinnamon, no redness or itching. I can see a bottle of this in my near future. LOVE it.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:51 PM
I'd rate this 3.5/5 - I'll keep my imp, but I don't need a bottle.
Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:40 AM
Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:17 AM
Drying: It still has that foody feel, probably the vanilla, but it VERY much the red hots or fire balls sort of cinnamon when I get up close to it. The throw is much softer, more like a vanilla based cinnamon incense, but it's still very candy like.
Dry: Candy, candy and more candy. It's dry, sharp and any close whiffs go right to my nose. Shame, because this was almost yummy...
Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:57 AM
That pastry impression intensified when I put it on. But there's something there keeping it from being completely 100% foody to me. Maybe the resins? I don't get honeysuckle at all. After a few minutes the cinnamon goes from just-this-side-of-eye-searing to creamy and mellow.
I like this one. It's totally different from the scents I usually go for - florals. Usually anything with resins (myrrh, copal) turns to diaper bag on me, so this was a pleasant surprise.