Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:04 PM
I had not read the reviews before trying Crib Girls, and I assumed cubeb would smell peppery, so consider me well surprised when I got a blast of what felt like lemon and lemongrass upon application.
In the imp: Citrus and honey
Wet on the skin: lemon, lemongrass, honey. Somewhere around here I started writing off the scent as I'm not too big on lemon and tend to dislike lemongrass.
Drydown: Warm lovely honey without any trace of the scary citrus. :wub2:
I went from thinking about passing on my imp to wanting a bottle. I take it I need to age it to get the cubeb to calm down, but Crib Girls jetted up to be one of my favourite honey scents. :) I get very little in the way of cardamom, so either my skin eats it, my nose ignores it, or it's so well blended with the honey I'm not noticing it.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:36 PM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:19 AM
It does start off bearing a resemblance to a fruity breakfast cereal or lemon candies. I like it.
The fruity lemon candy scent fades out a after a bit, and Crib Girls becomes a gorgeous honey scent with a touch of cardamom. You can still smell some lemon candy in the background, but it's mostly honey.
Crib Girls has strong sillage. It leaves a lemon yellow cloud of candy wafting around me.
If you like Ambrosia from Arcana, this would be a great perfume to use in conjunction with that soap.
I love the label art! :wub2:
Posted 08 June 2011 - 02:04 PM
ADDED June 15:
Well, not sure if my nose is broken or not, but over the past week or so this has become my absolute favorite BPAL. It's summery and light, but it does last all day, and stays on my clothes forever. However, all I am smelling is lemon, which is OK by me, and then the honeys come out later. However my DH smelled it and immediately said "Baby Powder". Also OK by me but hmmm, not smelling it. This (the Baby Powder thing) is why I was gifted it as well, as my friend hates that smell.
I have already used half the bottle. I think that indicates I need more. Immediately.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:49 PM
In the imp: rich honey, sugary lemon. I got one whiff of a more astringent lemon, more wood polish than lemon zest. Also something I can't define that's a little heavier and musky and a little cloying, either the cardamom or one of the darker honeys.
Wet on me: Very foodie white chocolate truffle with lemon-honey filling. It's lickable but a little too sweet to be entirely pleasant and has that slightly musky scent that white chocolate and honey often have.
Dry: A very dusky honey with a little lemon candy. It's gotten softer, but that underlying duskiness, coupled with the honey sweetness, just doesn't sit quite right on me. I can't completely decide about it, but I'm not sure I really want to smell like this.
Good lasting power -- put on around 8pm and could still make it out when I woke up. My younger son thinks I smell like candy, but the older son and my husband don't like it at all.
Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:47 AM
Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:08 AM
Dry down: Ah! Sweet lemon honey with spice. Loving this so hard right now :lol:
Dry: Warm slightly spicy honey with a beautiful lemon scent.
Verdict: *sings* So this is love! Crib Girls has officially rocketed to my top three honey scents, and may hold the number one spot uncontested after I do a little death matching. This is not only bottle worthy, but backup bottle worthy.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:54 AM
On skin, wet: Similar to the scent in the imp, but even more tart. It smells almost like a spiced citrus fruit of some sort.
On skin, dry: Spicy citrus. If this is what cubeb smells like, I want more!
After an hour: It's smoothed out a little, maybe that's the honey peeking out? But it remains fairly true to the initial drydown. Not at all what I expected--no dustiness from the cardamom, hardly any honey--but it's quite nice.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:22 AM
In the imp: Lemon and honey. Quite sweet and (heh heh) tart.
Wet: Sweet lemon, with a bit of cardamom.
Dry: The same. Not much of a morpher, this one.
I noticed that over the day the lemon blended with the honey a bit more, making it more of a tart honey than a specifically lemony one. This was quite nice, for a lemon scent, but the association with Lemsip makes it unwearable for me!
Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:09 PM
Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:37 AM
Once it hit my skin a whole different story...lemon and cream. Woohoo, this was starting to look promising.
dry, I wanted to eat my wrist as imagines of lemon meringue pie flashed past my eyes. That's exactly what this smells like...lemon meringue pie with undertones of spice (must be the cardamon). This one stays pretty close to the skin on me; not alot of throw. Despite that, I absolutely love Crib Girls. I'll be buying a bottle of this. :D