Creepy Halloweenie 2006, 2009
Posted 24 October 2009 - 07:54 PM
I'm so sad! This does not smell good on me!
It smells promising in the bottle, a crisp apple sweetness with hints of warm gooey caramel.
But on my skin it smells just like Suave Green Apple shampoo. :(
When the apple relaxes a bit, it smells not like a candied apple, but like one of those red apple flavored lollipops that are coated in caramel and left to fossilize in the bottom of the trick or treat bag.
I don't get any rum or coconut, although I think that that is not the apple alone but the combination of apple and rum on my skin that isn't working out.
It may be that I need to let the bottle settle for a week or so and try it again, but I may pass this on to someone who can wear it to better effect.
Too bad, too, I love the cute little picture on the bottle- makes me want to listen to The Misfits (Danzig era, duh). I am off to console myself with Legacy of Brutality.
I sure hope my skin will decide to cooperate on this one.
Update- I tried this again recently, after leaving it to sit in a drawer for nearly a year, and it smells much better now! The apple shampoo-ness has calmed down, so I can smell all the notes! The combination of coconut, caramel, and apple is delicious.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:23 PM
Apple and caramel ---- unfortunately the caramel goes to 'burnt plastic' on me, but I also get whiffs of brown sugar with this one. I got way more coconut from the original version.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:57 PM
This is mostly a sweet coconut on me, at least at first, but there's this crisp bite of apple that prevents it from being too sickly. It's definitely a very crunchy red apple underneath the caramel/coconut scent. Lovely.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:39 PM
This post has been edited by Gael: 27 October 2009 - 11:41 PM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:18 PM
Wet: Oh. There's the rum. And wow, the apples smell incredibly wet and fresh. Just like being at a Halloween party and indulging in all the sweet treats. Often you breathe in something that reminds you of a certain scenario, but wearing this stuff is really like getting transported.
Dry: I get more of the buttery/creamy vibe now, very much the "candied" aspect of this scent though if I focus enough I can still pick up traces of that delicious apple.
Verdict: I didn't get this for myself and for good reason considering I'm neither a fan of very sweet smells or foodiness, which is no doubt what this turned out to be, but having such a Halloween specific presence in itself still made this a pleasant surprise. Not only that, but I was taken aback by the ripe apple scent in its wet stage, and since I am addicted to fruits this was a nice addition before the sugar took over.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:43 PM
Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:04 AM
Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:41 AM
I really like the apple note in this. It's round and juicy and sweet but just avoids Jolly Rancher status. I can smell the caramel too and the combination is foody but also kind of sexy.
Sadly, some part of the rum note breaks the deal for me. I think it's what others have described as "buttery" and it was in Fruitcake as well. I can't stand it and on me, it turns into something like rancid coconut rum. Not appealing.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:06 PM
In the bottle: Rich butterscotch and creamy caramel smothering some apples.
Wet: Now the coconut rum has come out to play! Wee! But the apples are there, as a base note, and the candy notes have retreated to the middle ground.
The dry-down: As I said about the 2009 version, this is good enough for me to lick my wrists, but I know better! The apple is crisp, like a Golden Delicious or a Granny Smith or McIntosh, and it has to be, in order to withstand the candy and the rum. Everything is blending together in a dreamy fashion. I can see now that my 09 bottle should age very well.
Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:10 AM
Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:32 PM
In the bottle: Boozy caramel apples
Wet: Up close (as in if I stick my nose right by my wrist) it smells just like calvados. From a distance it's all apples, no booze.
Dry: Apples, coconut, rum and a touch of caramel. I got some comments about smelling of butterscotch so I guess that note has a particularly good throw.
I liked this more than I expected. Apple can be a bit hit and miss on me, but this one worked. Rich, boozy and foody; just what I like.
Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:05 AM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:52 AM
Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:02 AM
In Bottle: Whoa. Butterscotch rum (more sugar than alcohol) and caramel. A slight tartness that's the apple, but it's really smothered in sweetness at this point. A faint touch of spice- probably cinnamon.
Wet on Skin: a tad more apple if you sniff really close and hard. Definitely a Sweet, capital S scent. Maybe my skin's eating all the fruit...the foodiness is definitely making my mouth water, but I'm not sure I want to smell like this. I'd definitely use this for scenting candles if I knew it was 100% safe.
Dry on Skin: a bit more rummy, but otherwise pretty consistent. Sadly... no coconut in any stage for me. Little morphing, quite a bit of throw. Lasting power, I'd say average~low- which is a good thing if you don't want olfactory cavities
Posted 28 January 2010 - 09:26 PM
In the bottle: boozey apple cider
wet on skin: more booze and caramel! Smells like caramel dipped apples! with a very subtle tart apple undernote.
dry on skin: less booze, more caramel and appley goodness. The apple notes are definately more noticeable when dry.
It faded into a crisp apple scent. Nowhere as near as much booze as initially smelled in the bottle, thank goodness!
This post has been edited by doublehelix: 28 January 2010 - 09:30 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:25 PM
So I got rid of it. And refrained from getting excited about the revamp. Then caved. I could tell you about that and compare the
two, but I don't want to. So I'm not going to.
Rather, I want to report on my mini Carmel + Apple Test.
Left Hand: Creepy 2009
Right Hand: Sugar Slathered Candy Apple
Actually these two are very similar but different...if you know what I mean.
Creepy is carmely apple. Where SSCA is apple-y caramel.
Simple description, I know, but bang on what I found.
The creepy wined and dined me on silken caramel before trying to sneak in one of my five a day.
Where SSCA was appletastic from the start but poured on the sweet (yet subtler) sugary caramel.
So those are my down and dirty observations. Shame I can't whip out the old creepy and expand the experiment. But then I'd have to get something back that
disappointed me quite thoroughly. And well I'd need a third hand *shrug*
Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:29 AM
Yep-on my skin it is just as good-this is REALLY freakin spot on! Perfect caramel apple-the apple note is amazing-just like those crisp, tart green apples they use for caramel apples. I can almost taste the thick gooey caramel...the boozey coconut is jussst barely there-not overwhelming as rum/booze can tend to be...a little bit like the rum note in Upa Upa, just a dash of it. This is such win on me. I am so glad I got a partial-hopefully that will be enough!
Posted 13 March 2010 - 03:32 AM
Wet on skin: Caramel apples and hot buttered rum. Yum!
Dry on skin: Settled into hot buttered rum, and it's delicious!
Verdict: If it was still available, I'd buy it.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:16 PM
Wet - Ohhh no! Apples galore. I really dislike apple flavoured or apple scented anything. It's not like real apples! Caramel apples. I can live with that. It just reminds me of home made candy apples you get at Halloween. I love those!
Dry - Sheer butterscotch and caramel! A little too sweet for me. I haven't had the faintest hint of coconut yet I wanted it to be like a caramel malibu party on my skin. But alas... it wasn't
Verdict - I'll look for the older version, perhaps an aged bottle and see how that goes. This could be brilliant if it was less sickly sweet.
Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:57 PM
In the bottle, it smells like my old aunt's mildewy house, complete with the rotting apples in her fruit basket. It's all rotty apples and mildew. No caramel or butterscotch or rum.
On my skin, the scary apple/mildew duo calms down a bit and I can detect a bit of caramel and butter scotch, but the scent is mainly still apples at this point.
This stuff has really good staying power. I put a very small amount on my wrist with a tooth pick and 13 hours later, it was still there. That's very impressive But still not much butterscotch or caramel. Just the same apple-y scent that was there from the beginning.
Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:00 AM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:27 PM
Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:39 PM
In Imp: Apple and unidentifiable booze! No coconut so far.
Wet: Warming on my skin, it's apple and less booze and a touch of coconut. Ah, there is the butterscotch!
Dry: Now it's all caramel apple with almost no booze left. I still haven't gotten any coconut, which could simply be the age of the decant. It's really lovely and mellow for a foodie scent.
Verdict: Surprisingly good, especially due to the booziness in the imp. When it dries, however, it's an awesome, mellow, buttery caramel apple. 4/5.
Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:19 PM
Posted 13 October 2010 - 05:31 AM