Pumpkin V (2007) Pumpkin Patch 2007: 8/26/07-11/15/07
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:51 PM
Hooo boy I like this one a lot! Straight up it is pumpkin and red ginger. I *love* red ginger and this is the same as the ginger in Pumpkin Queen which is one of my favorites. Actually, this is very similar to Pumpkin Queen but maybe a little less fruity and bit more spicy/pumkiny. :P Yum!
Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:16 PM
This post has been edited by Betty Baker: 08 September 2007 - 09:22 PM
Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:58 PM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:56 PM
Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:52 PM
On my skin, it goes through the buttery phase that the PPs seem to want to do on me and then settles into a lovely combination of delicious vanilla and pumpkin (minus the butteriness now). It's a mellow foody smell, but this is gourmand foody and not overly sweet. Then it morphs completely into a sultry spiced pumpkin. The red ginger (along with the pumpkin) is really the star of the show here, but I can still smell the vanilla in the background. It's smooth and spicy. I get enough of a hint of lemon to remind me a little of spiced cider.
Edited to add: I was a little worried when the earlier reviews mentioned Pumpkin Queen because PQ turned to PlayDoh on me. PP 5 did not do the same thing (yay!).
Verdict: The red ginger isn't there at first, but when it comes out, boy, does it! It's a surprisingly spicy scent, but I enjoy it. It's perfect for a crackling cool autumn evening.
This post has been edited by Keslynn: 13 September 2007 - 08:53 PM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:45 PM
When first applied, thereís this wonderful sweet pumpkin Ė warm, cozy, delicious. As it wears, Iím actually getting an orange vibe from this oil. Looking at the notes I realize that itís the blood orange. Itís actually reminding me a bit of Ravenous, which is one of my favorite oils. Thereís an fizzy quality to both, which is probably due to the neroli. Ginger is there too, and at this point, itís mostly all orange, pumpkin and ginger.
After itís been on a half-hour or so, the vanilla starts to come out, and the orange and ginger soften. The pumpkin is still there but itís not overly buttery or foody. Itís just warm, spicy, sweet and delicious. I love it and have to get a second bottle of this.
Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:05 AM
The best I can do is say that this reminds me a little bit of Monsterbait: BiggerCritters, but a little less foody! Sweet, warm, slightly spicey and slightly foody with a sweet vanilla undertone. The spice must be the ginger, it is not the usual sharp bite-my-nose-off ginger, but more subtle which must be the red ginger.
All in all a great scent, one that I am extremely glad I have and I think it will be perfect for Australian winters, however I will have to wait till next year to test that theory! Good to cuddle with if you're feeling cold and lonely, especially since it has the slight 'baked cookies' smell to remind you of grandma's kitchen!
ETA: Comparing it next to Pumpkin III I can definately pick out the neroli... but its not there when I smell the bottle on its own!
This post has been edited by Pendragon: 07 October 2007 - 02:31 PM
Posted 22 September 2007 - 04:21 AM
Drying: Ginger, pumpkin, and lemon/orange/froot loops.
Dry: Predominantly red ginger, with pumpkin and bourbon vanilla. Slightly foody but without sugar. I wish I had this in body wash or soap! It's luxurious like that. #3 is still my fave by foody default, but this is a close second!
Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:18 AM
Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:34 AM
Dry, the citrusy zing backs off as the warm pumpkin returns. Still citrusy and gingery, but mellowed out. Not what I was expecting with this pumpkin, but yummy, nonetheless!
Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:31 PM
Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:49 AM
The notes continue to balance just right until...alas, 2 hours later I can't smell it anymore! I love this and I can see that I'm going to be slathering it on all autumn. It may even be my most favorite pumpkin scent. I agree with the poster who said it's like Pumpkin Queen but lighter. And maybe a bit spicier.
Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:02 PM
Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:45 PM
Immediately on skin: This smells like yummy, spicy pumpkin tea to me. Itís foody, but in a refreshing way. The citrus adds a crisp feel to the blend, and the bourbon vanilla is adding a slightly boozy creaminess. The ginger is there, but just a hint of it. Itís just slightly spicy.
After a few minutes: This has morphed just barelyÖ itís a little less sweet now, but the pumpkin, bourbon vanilla, citrus, and ginger blend together beautifully. Itís slightly foody, but in a comforting way rather than ďomg I want to eat my arm!Ē way.
Overall Impressions: In my opinion, this is the closest blend to last yearís Pumpkin Queen. Itís not as buttery and rich, but the citrus, ginger, and other notes blend with the pumpkin to create something warm and yummy. Itís not foody as much as a nice, smooth and spicy pumpkin scent. I absolutely love this one!
Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:53 PM
on: sweet and citrussy, with a smooth base of pumpkin.
1 hour later: much, much sweeter. i can mostly smell the benzoin and a hint of vanilla. the citrus is cone and i can only smell a hint of the red ginger.
2.5 hours later: still mostly sweet benzoin, with a bit of a powdery feel.
7 hours later: sweet and a bit powdery.
overall: very pretty, but not particularly strong on the pumpkin.
Posted 25 September 2007 - 09:47 PM
Wet: Pumpkin and a touch of ginger. This one is going to have a nice kick to it!
Dry on Skin: It starts with pure, sweet, juicy pumpkin and a bright note of lemon peel. The lemon peel sticks around for the first while and melds almost seamlessly with the blood orange and neroli. They fade to the background as the vanilla and benzoin join in. The benzoin does not go very incense-like in this blend; rather, it seems to anchor the pumpkin and keep the vanilla from becoming too cloying. The vanilla sort of amps then fades, then makes a reappearance later on.
The red ginger in this really takes off after the oil has settled into my skin for a few minutes. It makes my skin very warm but does not cause a reaction or any red marks. It's very dry and spicy and it works so well with the pumpkin and all the other notes. This is a fiery and sexy autumn scent! As time passes the scent turns dry, then fades and softens until just a lingering bit of red spice and orange pumpkin remain.
Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:28 AM
That said, I like Pumpkin 5 the best of the bunch.
In the bottle, it surprised me, because I got the buttery pumpkin love, but with a jolt of neroli. This worried me--I just couldn't see how they could fit together. On, I also get the lovely pumpkin of say, Pumpkin Queen, but the neroli is also there, adding a layer of complixity that is quite interesting.
This softens very quickly on me, and becomes the citrusy spicy blend others mentioned. I can see the comparisons to PQ, but on me, this is a lot less pumpkiny, and more just a soft seasonal spice.
I like it, esp. when I get the red ginger warmth in the drydown. It also last quite awhile--much longer that PQ--so I may keep this one.
Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:14 PM
ADDED Oct. 20:
Uh oh. Small problem with Pumpkin V. I am apparently sensitive to ginger oil. I got big red welts within minutes of applying this on my decollete and inside my elbows. No reaction on my wrists - guess that skin is tougher.
This is such a lovely blend that I'm thinking a scent locket purchase is in order so I can continue to enjoy it.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:16 PM
At first application, it's boozy. Lots of bourbon vanilla covered pumpkin. But within seconds, I can start to detect the lemon peel and maybe a hint of red ginger. It's definitely sweet, but not as sweet as I expected it to be from sniffing the bottle. A hint of spice, a hint of citrus, plenty of vanilla. The pumpkin is more in the background than I'd like it to be, but it's still a delicious, foody scent.
A spicer version of Pumpkin Queen, at least while it's still wet, is a good comparison.
The red ginger keeps getting stronger, which I like. I have plenty of sweet pumpkin in my life, and could use a little spice! A sexy pumpkin blend! :P
Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:34 PM
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 01:09 PM
Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:27 PM
Umm, I take back everything I said about not liking food-based scents. I can't get enough of this. It's rich and sweet without being cloying. It's interesting, and I need to go get some more before it's no longer available.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:22 AM
Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:44 PM
Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:34 AM
As it wears it becomes a lovely ginger vanilla, with just a hint of pumpkin. Wonderful.