Egg'd Mailbox Trick or Treat Inquisition 8/26/07-10/10/07: Trick
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:21 PM
I gambled on an imp of this hoping for creme brulee, but sadly, it turned into a sugary floral on me. Ah well. Off to the swap bin.
Posted 26 January 2008 - 06:10 AM
And then it turned into hideous cheap sugared violet candies.
I think I am the only one that got violet off it, but gah, that's all I smell.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:02 AM
On me....ICK!!!!!!!I never really understood the descriptor "turns to plastic on me" before now. But Egg'd Mailbox turns to funky plastic on me....WAAAAAA :D
I'll keep it for a bit to see if its hormones or not.....but ewwwww!! :P
Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:29 PM
wet on skin: the spice is there, and there's a very, very light floral. this isn't foody at this point.
dry down: it's become like Eggnog with a floral undertone. interesting, but not, like WOW!
in all: i think i'll stick to Eggnog :P
Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:41 PM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:15 AM
In the imp: yup, this does smell like sweet custard! And maybe even meringues!
Wet on skin: now it smells a tiny bit floral? Itís very pretty!
Dry: this is a very pretty scent indeed! No eggs, but definite hints of eggy desserts like custard, meringue and flan. However, itís not all foody. Thereís a floral edge to it, which has hints of carnation (which boosts/is enhanced by the slight hint of spice the scent has) and a sweet Asian floral (cherry blossom or rice flower perhaps?), but also a brighter, sharper, fresh floral which is a tiny bit metallic, almost hinting at the perfumey scent I get from the metal scents. But the custard/flan scent gives this a fluffy, creamy, sweet scent. This is really lovely.
After a while: oh, this gets better. That floral/fresh perfume scent is a lot more subtle now and this scent has gone back to itís creamy stage. It smells like vanilla custard and crŤme brulee (but I donít smell caramel) but thereís that hint of carnation to it which is so lovely. I also smell a sweet fluffy something (canít say what) which reminds me of Marshmallow Poof, only a little bit creamier and without that odd Ďdoll headí scent I got from MP. But this seems like a sister to MP, almost like the naughty version of the Poof. Itís a warm scent too, with that spicy hint of clove/carnation, maybe even some nutmeg too (hmm, perhaps thereís some eggnog here too?) Itís very unique and I canít think of many other scents that smell similar, actually.
The scent moves between smelling of carnations and eggnog with interludes of custard. Itís really delicious but not sickly sweet. The drydown is a soft powdered sugar scent like crumbly meringues.
Verdict: the description for this scent sounded least appealing. But this is my favourite of the Trick or Treat 07 scents! of course it doesnít smell of egged mailboxes, it smells like the loveliest mix of custard and flan and crŤme brulee, with a touch of meringue powder. All the loveliest egg based desserts, hints of vanilla and spice, a splash of eggnog, and even some carnation (that could be a clove note, but it smells more floral to me) to stop the scent from being too foody. This is such a fun scent, a highly original and delicious gourmand scent and Iím so glad I was able to swap for a bottle of it!
Emoticon rating: :P
Is it a keeper? Yes, I swapped my Poof for it, and Iím really pleased I did.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:38 AM
It has great staying power and quite a bit of throw, which, again, I wasn't expecting based on Egg Nog. I think this would sell like crazy if it ever comes back in any form.
Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:36 PM
Posted 11 April 2008 - 11:43 PM
wet: this is less eggy once applied, though still a sweet, perhaps vanilla custard scent. the metallic note is faint but still present. absolutely excellent interpretation!
dry: this has the same drydown as midway on my skin. there is that same unusual sweet note that is threatening to ruin the whole effect.
Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:54 AM
For the first half hour or so, Egg'd Mailbox was a sweet and vaguely floral scent. Then it morphed into delicious vanilla custard. I love it and I will definitely jump on a bottle if I ever get the chance.
Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:49 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:04 PM
Custard and flan and a bit of nutmeg. This is very soft and creamy and I can't stop sniffing my arm.
Posted 27 July 2008 - 06:48 PM
Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:53 PM
mmmm, i could not IMAGINE what this one would smell like as i don't recall this round of LEs (i often won't pay attention to them on the site for fear of falling in love with something that will eventually be hard to find!), but wow. in the imp this is a lovely, warm vanilla. i heart vanilla! so far so good! :D
once on, it becomes vanilla custard through and through. very rich and sweet and foody. quite yummy!! it's a lovely, luscious scent, but unfortunately my tummy does not do foody perfumes/oils very well. so alas! :D
but i'm thrilled i got the chance to try it! (thank you, odalisque!)
Posted 17 August 2008 - 04:56 PM
But oh oh oh oh. This is one of my all-time favorite scents. On my it is spicy, creamy egg custard, which I will eat, esp. if it's spicier than it is eggy. And this is a creamy cinnamon-nutmeg and vanilla concoction I don't want to resist.
It's a sure-fire nausea-beater. :P
Posted 24 August 2008 - 02:06 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 05:38 AM
Wet on the skin, boy howdy, hello throw. I'm not sure why some of the sweetest stuff just explodes the second it gets on my skin. Not always complaining, but it sure is "loud" for a second or two. I can tell immediately that while there might be honey in here, it's not pure. People have said they get custard, and I can see why, but it's not there yet for me. Smells good, but there's an edge that I'm sort of worried might go plasticky.
Fortunately it doesn't, but it does go a little musty at the very end of the drydown. This might be one for my locket or maybe one that just needs to be refreshed. Whatever the case, I don't feel like I need to hunt down a bottle, but I will keep my imp.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:47 AM
Wet: A very floral egg custard. Light florals ( lilies, maybe?) and a bit of clean linen and a wee bit of egg custard underneath.
Dry: This is predominantly a floral on me. Floral with some vanilla support, and a honeyed sweetness. I can see how people say carnation. Iím crappy at identifying florals, but this does have that spicy floral quality to it. So, Iím guessing honeyed carnations and creamy vanilla (loses the egginess). The throw increases the longer it stays on me, and the scent loses a lot of the spice/floral and ends as a creamy honey scent.
Overall: I was expecting something really foody and creamy and eggy (and hoping for something stronger than egg nog 07, which I liked but which didnít have much throw on me). This wasnít what I was expecting, but it IS lovely. Iím tempted to hunt for a bottle, but as that may prove difficult, Iíll at least be keeping and loving my imp!
ETA: I'm more familiar with the scent now (got that bottle I mention above!), and wanted to add that there are times when I wear this that it just smells like the perfect summer day. Its like sitting and eating an egg custard flavored snowcone in the sunlight, the summer flowers blooming in the distance, and smelling just a hint of your coconut sunscreen as it wears off. Mmmmmm.
This post has been edited by jewelbug: 08 June 2009 - 01:46 PM
Posted 10 October 2008 - 06:23 AM
Somehow I wound up with a bottle anyhow. And ... I love it.
It's a sweet, soft, creamy, mild vanilla floral and it just sings on my skin. Does get odd looks, though, when I tell the name....
Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:54 PM
I also at times get a metallic twang.
Egg'd mailbox is awesome. Foody, floral and very pretty.
This post has been edited by Schmoozy: 21 October 2008 - 09:55 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 03:41 PM
Wet, this is very custard-like. Makes me want to eat my arm.
As it dries, it gets a little spicier and a little bit more floral. It's still a vanilla custard scent, but it's kept back from going cloying on my skin. Pretty! But my decant will do for me. :P
Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:17 AM
Wet: Sweet, milky and a tiny bit buttery
Dry: smells like baked goods.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:40 AM
Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:31 PM
Imp: First and foremost... guys, have you seen this oil? It's PURPLE! Like, light eggplant with touches of almost greyish green. That's the most badass thing ever! And now, ahem, on with the review. At first sniff I get a little touch of a lot of things-- definitely a browned sugar, like the topping on flan, and cream, and a lovely sweet bakery vanilla and almost a yeasty aspect, with some florals, and then, weird but awesome, a sensation of, like, rubbery texture. Like fried eggs. It doesn't smell like eggs, it smells like bouncing your fork off an egg that's been poached for too long, but in a good way. No, I cannot explain, but I do love it. Like cream brulee with gardenias and carnation and extra cinnamon on top.
Wet: I definitely get a blast of the florals, strong and heady, backed by some seriously sweet vanilla, caramel and heavy whipping cream and spice. I smell downright edible and oh God, now I really want a milkshake, and when did I get so hungry? The vanillas stay true on my skin, which is kind of rare with foody blends, and the florals don't go soapy, and there's just enough spicy to give it bite. Spring is entirely the wrong time to be wearing this; it would be dynamite in winter.
Dry: This is the "O" of foody scents-- sexy, dripping with sugar, downright lickable. I'm not huge on smelling sweet but this is so well-balanced by carnation and spice that you will pry this imp from my cold, dead hands. Definitely stashing it until the weather gets cool, and then, oh, how I will make everyone around me gain weight by smelling like home-made custard ALL THE TIME. Seriously, this is better than actually eating the custard it smells like, and if that's not high praise I don't know what is!
Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:13 AM
Anyways, this has a slightly burnt sugar smell, or browned sugar maybe. It's more sugary on me than creamy, and heavy on the vanilla. I don't know if it's the power of suggestion after reading all the reviews for this...but it does remind me of creme brulee or some sort of custardy dessert. Not one I reach for often but delicious whenever I do.