Gingerbread Poppet Yule 2003-2005, 2007, 2010
Posted 28 May 2004 - 09:51 AM
That delicious gingerbread note in Gluttony? This is the original.
Spicy, delectable, and just like walking into your grandmother's house at the holidays, Gingerbread Poppet will make you want to nibble on yourself - or better yet, make someone else want to nibble on you.
Not overwhelmingly sweet or artificial in the least, and very nearly edible; this isn't your craft-store gingerbread potpourri scent. True and yummy!
Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:14 PM
How I wish this one was a year-round oil and not a limited edition!
Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:40 PM
Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:48 PM
In the vial, Gingerbread Poppet smells exactly like the gingerbread cakes and cookies that my grandma used to make me -- it's soft & sweet and just divine.
This is also the first BPAL scent I've tried that stays exactly true to the original scent. On my skin, it's exactly the same as it was in the vial.
I really hope Beth brings this one back again sometime, because it's just to die for. :P
Posted 13 December 2004 - 10:16 PM
When I first put on Gingerbread Poppet it was a little spicy, but had all the homebake goodness of gingerbread cookies. Now that it's dry, it's not spicy anymore... just the gingerbread smell is lingering.
It's so good!!!
Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:04 AM
Wow, at first I smelled good spicy masala mix. Now I smell alot of ginger, it's almost like pepper.
The sweeter food-y qualities are coming out a bit, but not as much as I'd like. It's not quite as sweet as I'd like but that's just me. It is most definitely a REAL gingerbread smell.
I feel as though i should duck flying objects when I say that I don't know that this blend is for me. I believe it's my chemistry that turns it up to "11" and it's a bit to harsh.
It has great staying power I'll say that. I can smell the lovely sweet strong gingerbread scent at times but it just gets twisted around by my crazy chemistry.
Yeah...I don't know what the heck my problem was with Gingerbread Poppet back then a year ago but I do indeed love Gingerbread Poppet currently.
In the bottle
A subtle gingerspice.
Mmmm. It's gingerbread cookies.
Is it just me or is it not as strong smelling as the 2004 blend? I could smell it all day. Oddly cinnamon no matter how strong reddens nor burns my skin. Ginger however does burn a bit but doesn't turn my skinr ed. The smell is addictive.
It's got pretty good lasting power too, it's been on for an hour now. It hasn't morphed at all.
It smells just like the best gingerbread you've ever smelled and real.
1-5 rating (5 being best)
This post has been edited by UltraViolet: 04 December 2005 - 09:39 AM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:53 AM
Now please excuse me while I lick my wrists off.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 01:18 PM
If you are sensitive to cinnamon oils, you may need to use caution with this one. I definitely got the trademark "cinnamon tingle" from Gingerbread Poppet!
Posted 21 December 2004 - 02:01 PM
I think it would also be really nice as a room scent, especially around Christmas. Imagine people coming in to your house for a party and smelling pure gingerbread...
Posted 21 December 2004 - 02:37 PM
In the bottle: Yummy gingerbread. How does Beth do that?
Wet: Cinnamon red-hots. Since I had this experience with Sugar Cookie, once again I am very confused.
Drydown: The spices remain pretty strong. I can smell the gingerbread in the background, but it's being smacked around by the spices.
Final thoughts: This isn't as balanced as Sugar Cookie on my skin. I'm going to give this a few more goes to see if it takes better, but I may end up offering decants since I don't think I like this as much as Sugar Cookie on me.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:08 PM
I tried it in my new oil burner, and it was really great in that as well.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:09 PM
I walked downstairs: "MMMMM, you smell good! Just like hot gingerbread."
I went to the store: "Oh, what are you wearing? You smell so good."
At the dry cleaners: "Someone smells GOOD!"
In line at Sears: "Is someone baking? It smells just like gingerbread cookies. Have you had lunch? I'm hungry."
When I put on my bathrobe: (This is me thinking to myself.) "This smells so nice! What was I wearing? Oh yeah, GINGERBREAD POPPET!!"
Update: After a while, this just got to be too much for me. A little is nice but I got tired of smelling it everywhere I went. It seemed to completely overwhelm everything else around me. Eventually, I couldn't wear it at all. The compliments were nice but I just didn't like the pervasiveness of the blend.
On the other hand, this is soooo popular that I swapped my two bottles for some great stuff!
This post has been edited by Red_Hot_Mama: 16 October 2005 - 04:38 PM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 05:37 PM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:37 PM
This post has been edited by omly: 21 December 2004 - 07:38 PM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 08:59 PM
on: not sweet. just gingerbread. it burned my neck a bit when i put it on, but i should know better than to apply spicy oils in sensitive areas.
1.5 hours later: so spicy and wonderful. i really like this.
4 hours later: this is still really strong. i can smell it wafting around me. it's very warm, but not too heavy. very festive. i love the spiciness of it. it's great.
7.5 hours later: still strong, but staying closer to my skin now.
overall: wonderful! i'm so glad i bought this. i'm also really happy that it isn't sweet. a great, festive scent.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:01 PM
Second Impression: How did she do it? It smells so dead on, it's amazing.
Final Analysis: It doesn't last long, not at all. But while it does, it's wonderful. A keeper.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:59 PM
Swiped across wrists and along collarbone.
Initial Wet (8-8:30am): Oh yeah, this is gingerbread. Warm, nummy gingerbread with just a hint of cinnamon.
Initial Dry (8:30-10am): The nutmeg is certainly making itself known now. I get a hint of spicy goodness underneath the gingerbread and the nutmeg. OMG this is delicious!
Throughout the Day (10am-on): This is the scent of baking X-Mas cookies – the warm, inviting scent of X-Mas.
Long-lasting as well. It is 3:30pm and I am still surrounded by the warm scent of spicy gingerbread. Every once in a while the gingerbread is accompanied by clove, nutmeg or cinnamon – almost like they each take their individual turns to shine in the spotlight.
Posted 22 December 2004 - 03:31 AM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 03:48 AM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 04:23 AM
If I hold the bottle at arms length, I get the gingerbread everyone else is talking about. So, I'm going to try this again less close to my nose.
Famous last words.. "Hon, stick your face down my shirt and tell me what I smell like"
Edited to add: End result was that I ended up liking this one (too late, since I had already agreed to a swap).
pssst.. kimmer is seeking imps
This post has been edited by kimmer: 29 December 2004 - 11:35 PM
Posted 23 December 2004 - 05:10 PM
The waft is very nice as well and I could still smell a bit of it this morning after applying it last night.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 07:56 PM
Also, I did ritual the day I wore this. The ritual involved scattering cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. The combination of the scents those spices left on my hands plus Gingerbread Poppet was edibly divine!
Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:25 PM
kimmer, on Dec 21 2004, 11:23 PM, said:
I had a similar experience with this one. If I hold my wrist a foot away from my nose (or sniff out of the bottle), it's lovely fresh-baked gingerbread. If I put my wrist up to my nose, it's Three Witches Lite - though not a bad smell, not nearly as nice as the gingerbread version.
Either way, there's something that catches in the back of my throat with this scent that makes me feel a bit ill. I *wanted* to love it, and I almost did, but...
It's heading off to a new home where hopefully it will be appreciated :P.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:45 PM
Wet on the skin the spicyness comes out even more. A very warm scent - mostly cinnamon, but I can smell the ginger and nutmeg in the background.l And I also get that spicy skin tingle. I feel like cookies are baking on my wrist! :P
As it fades, it still reminds me of gluttony, but without the caramel notes, and not as strong. Gluttony kind of bashes you over the head, but Gingerbread Poppet sits down next to you, wraps its arms around you and smells fabulous. I am so happy I ordered this one! Definitely a keeper.
Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:48 PM
On me/drydown: Doesn't appear to change too much. The initial biting sweetness goes away, and I can clearly catch the spice notes. Ah, I'm beginning to also feel the little sting of cinnamon. I haven't waited long enough to see if it lasts or not, I was so excited to review it!
This one is excellent! I'm wearing this for my five hour plane flight tomorrow -- my fellow passengers should be delighted. :P