Lambs-Wool Halloweenie 2009-10
Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:31 PM
bottle: softly sweet, warm spiced milk. this is not the same jarring milk note that i get from milk moon 2007 though, it's far more soft.
wet: i can definitely smell the ale as this warms a bit on my skin. it's not "boozy" per se, just there. i get the mashed apple scent too. the milk and spices have faded quite a bit to be almost just a faint trace.
dry: very lovely. the milk note creeps back in after about 15-20 minutes and mixes well with the apple. this reminds me of baked apples, filled with oatmeal and spices and covered in cream.
(edited for spelling idiocy)
Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:42 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:47 PM
This is gorgeous, evocative of old-fashioned Halloween from a gentler time.
I don't get "holiday candle" cause that smell to me is very harsh. This is mellowed out. Perhaps by the Milk & Sugar, neither of which is prominent.
This post has been edited by Heavenlyrabbit: 22 August 2009 - 01:21 AM
Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:58 PM
Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:06 PM
On me:Apples and cinnamon, not getting any milk though. Very nice though, reminds me of the apple farms that make fresh cider and pie during the fall. Great fall scent!
Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:37 AM
Wet: *slobbers, drools, tries to nibble arm* Oh gosh, this smells HEAVENLY. It's Fearful Pleasure's calmer, sweeter cousin, apple cider but with more nutmeg and a bit less sharpness.
Drying: This one's definitely getting a side-by-side test with Fearful Pleasure. They're incredibly similar, though I have to say that I feel like this one's staying closer to the skin, and it seems like it's a tad sweeter, just a teeny bit. It's delightful. But since I already have a stockpile of its cousin from last year, I'll have to see if this one's worth hanging on to as well.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:21 PM
Wet on wrist: NOM NOM. This is so very similar to Fearful Pleasure still (which I just brought out the other day since I saw a tree's leaves turning yellow). But the apple is less sharp, more mashed (HOW DOES BETH DO THAT) and softer, and the clove and nutmeg and sugar are winding their way around this scent, not overpowering the apple, but really mixing and warming with it.
On the drydown: The spices really come out to play, and the nutmeg's really coming to the front here. The apple is fading, and it's reminding me of a warm drink that really does have all of those things, with apple being a component, but the other things really rising to the top.
It's the sweeter sister to Fearful Pleasure, really. Much calmer, less noticeable, but just as good (just in a different way).
Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:50 PM
the tartness of the apples is matched perfectly by the creaminess of the milk, and there’s just the right amount of spices to give it a little kick. gentler and less spicy than Fearful Pleasure, and so perfect for autumn. makes me nostalgic for trips to the cider mill, bringing home bushels of apples and baking them into mouth-watering desserts. scrumptious!
Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:39 AM
Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:11 AM
Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:24 AM
Wet, it's really a spicy apple, then the milk starts coming in and smoothing it. As it keeps coming in, the spices start fading, and it gets creamier as it dries.
After about two hours, it settles into a creamy apple with a hint of spice.
Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:10 AM
Reminds me a little of Agape--well, this could be Agape's spiced cousin--and it's perfect for the holiday season.
Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:12 AM
Bottle: Hello Jack without the pumpkin note of doom! (I loved Jack until I sniffed it one too many times and promptly felt ill). I can sense the spicy notes, and the apple notes. Makes my nose happy.
Wet: Tart apples with something spicy. I'm going to say Granny Smith and Nutmeg. A very strong Granny Smith.
Dry: My gods, this is delicious. The cinnamon has reared its head, tango-ing with the nutmeg until the spices are to die for. The apple is still there in a cider form. It's making me feel warm and cuddly.
I think this will be my go-to October/November scent. Definitely going into my rotation. It would definitely be a second bottle if I didn't take years and years to finish one.
Posted 06 September 2009 - 04:04 AM
In the bottle it smells really lovely, the apples are there, as is the creaminess.
Wet it starts to amp the cinnamon a little too much, drowning out any milky depth. It became a flat "Country Apple and Cinnamon" air freshener scent on me.
Drying down continued to give me that air freshener feeling.
After about 30-45 minutes the milk returned and it got better.
Perhaps I'll let this settle more before I stick it in the swap pile. It really made me sad.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:06 PM
Wet it is a pretty and warm spicy scent. The apple seems to fade a little bit on the skin and the spice takes over.
As it dries that gorgeous spiced apple scent is back. Deliciously fall-like. In the locket it is much sweeter than the spicy apples on my skin.
After a while the clove starts to kick in. A very nice mulled cider scent. It smells like autumn incarnate! Keeper!
Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:05 PM
Wet: I can see where people would call this a holiday candle scent. The milk gives a really creamy effect, but there's still a tangyness from the ale. All spices present and accounted for with sugared apples taking the lead.
Drydown: If Samhain is a dark and stormy autumn night, Lamb-Wool is a cheerful apple drink while watching happy trick or treaters run around. It's sweet, very comforting, and has those pleasant autumn spices that make the season all the more warm and cuddly
Overall: Love it, keeping it, wearing it now
After a couple months: Still love it. Still wear the hell out of it when I want to feel warm and cozy. I have also been the secret source of "something smells really good in here" comments during class
This post has been edited by CynicalPink: 18 November 2009 - 06:40 PM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:53 PM
It's not too sharp and has just a hint of spice to make it complex. It reminds me of Samhain 05 without the "rubber tire" smell I get when I huff it directly.
Posted 11 September 2009 - 04:56 PM
On me: still straight up apples and cinnamon. There is just no morph to this scent on my skin.
Overall: Hopefully as this ages it'll become a more complex scent. It's a lovely scent, but kind of flat on me.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:09 PM
Dry: apples are barely hanging on and it has developed a vanilla sugary essence that is hard for me to discribe.
This scent does not last very long on my skin.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:50 AM
Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:49 AM
I'm disappointed, I had high hopes for this one.
Posted 18 September 2009 - 05:13 AM
Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:37 PM
This one is best characterized as spiced apple cider on me. I'm not really getting the Creepy comparison other than the fact they both have apple notes in them. While Creepy is caramel apples on my skin, Lambs-Wool is distinctly apples, clove, and nutmeg on me. And I am quite pleased to report that I get no "milky" note on my skin with this perfume.
I'll be thinking about whether or not I need an entire bottle of this before I place my next order with the lab.
Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:09 PM
Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:05 PM