Autumn Cider Halloweenie 2011 (9/08/2011 - 11/13/2011)
Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:32 PM
I love this one! I's defnitely sweet apple but much more interesting with the spices and then as it dries down it starts to develop something almost slightly sour under the surface. It's great for me, just like Halloween, sort of sweet, but with a bite underneath.
Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:43 PM
Alas, I knew the cinnamon in it might be a problem for my skin. And, it is. I need a scent locket....
Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:24 PM
But now that it's dried down, the citrus has kicked it up a notch, and it's exactly like a warm holiday punch that I always make for Thanksgiving. The ingredients of that punch are Cranapple, orange, and lemon juices, a ton of sugar, a spoonful of whole cloves and allspice, and a bag of red hots candies heated together until the candies melt. Autumn Cider is exactly how that punch smells while it's cooking, and now I get to wear it! :wub2:
Posted 01 October 2011 - 05:13 PM
Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:33 PM
Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:10 AM
I can't see myself wearing it too much aside from this time of year, unless I really miss Autumn and feel the need to experience some apple cider.
Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:54 PM
Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:03 AM
eta: Yes, the sweet is butterscotch! I see that in the description now and it fits.
This post has been edited by malibusunny: 24 October 2011 - 08:52 PM
Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:30 AM
Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:26 PM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:10 AM
On me, all I smelled was cinnamon, with small hints of orange and apple.
(10/18) Okay, so I tried this one again (and again) and it's growing on me. The cinnamon still stings (seriously, don't put it on RIGHT after you shower lol) and is still strong, but as it dries down it gives the apples a chance to shine through. Really nice.
(11/12) So tell me how this ended up being my favorite of the 'Weenies I was able to try? :lol: So much so that I ended up getting a bottle! :P Go figure. I love it! :yum:
This post has been edited by MahB: 13 November 2011 - 03:04 AM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:22 AM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:17 AM
I don't quite understand why, as cranberry isn't a note in Autumn Cider, but to my nose, both in the bottle and on my skin it was a dead-ringer for Punkie Night. While I enjoy that particular scent, it's not one I like enough to keep multiple bottles of. I just barely prefer PN, so this one is off to a new home. The label art is adorable, though, and my favorite of the 2011 Weenie labels I've seen so far.
Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:24 AM
Wet: More spices, less juice.
The dry-down: A little less spicy, and a little more sweet from the juices, but this is a really dry scent. I think that I will have to layer with something like a single note apple cider scent. This is lovely, don't get me wrong, it's just not what I was expecting. I do suspect that this will just grow more wonderful with age. The only thing that I wonder about is where the butterscotch liquor wandered off to.
An hour or so later: Getting more sweetness now. I think that the apple is coming back. :)
This post has been edited by thekittenkat: 09 October 2011 - 09:04 AM
Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:05 AM
Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:29 PM
This scent reminds of that perfectly - as perfectly as it can get being a perfume! What Im assuming other's saw as sour, is the fresh zingy quality of a freshly pressed apple - pretty amazing actually that it was captured so well. And kind of sad that so many people don't get to drink freshly pressed cider.
The spices were almost non-existent on me, which is fine - the only problem is it fades soon (not as quickly as Little Bird), but bottle worthy - and reminds me of Lambswool too! Enjoy!
Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:36 PM
In the bottle: I smell apples, a lot of candy-ish cherry and cinnamon!
Wet: Still getting cherries and the cinnamon is tickling my nose, making me want to sneeze. Suddenly I know that I've smelled this before! Scent melts!! My "Apple orchard" and "Mandarin & clove" melts mixed together!
One hour later: It's starting to fade and I'm getting more sweet apples and less cherry. I also pick up dust.. Dusty apples :lol:
Overall, it wasn't like I had expected. I thought it was going to be a bit more toffee-ish apple cider, but instead I got a sweet, dusty cider!
And I do not like cherries : c
It's not bad, but unexpected! And the label art is pretty.
This post has been edited by Missy_killer: 10 October 2011 - 08:37 PM
Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:53 AM
Wet, it smells like a Apple Cider Fruit Punch. :yum:
While it dries, the spices (namely the cinnamon) come to the fore and :whack: me on the nose. Then...oh then...the apple comes back, the spices settle down, and it is beautiful. It's a sparkling harvest cider, and I love it.
Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:04 AM
This post has been edited by Invidiana: 12 October 2011 - 02:05 AM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:53 AM
Wet: This is surprisingly fruity, almost like fruit punch. Mostly it's juicy-sweet cider, with a tangy citrus edge. As it dries the spices come to the forefront. When I applied this on my hand, it did burn a tiny bit; I'm betting that's from the strong cinnamon that takes the lead out of all the spices.
Dry: Once dry, this settles down into a perfectly realistic cider scent. The apple is fresh and sweet so that it stays just on this side of the line between "fall spice" and "potpourri/craft store candle."
This scent also had crazy throw and staying power on me. It lasted most of the day through multiple hand-washings, and the ambient scent from the box was enough to fill up a room.
ETA: When I wore this on my wrists and neck I had no issues with burning whatsoever.
This post has been edited by JLH: 17 October 2011 - 08:27 PM
Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:48 AM
Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:23 PM
Drying-Red hot apple cider and it burns and itches and I had to wash it off.
Final drydown: (b/c cinnamon stays on my skin regardless) Red Hots and apple cider. :yum: Very good on the final drydown but itchy nonetheless.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:54 PM
During the drydown the orange and citrus appear as the scene stealers. Afterward this started to remind me of an apple cinnamon candle. It's not overbearing in the "candle" scent type department, enough for me to ignore it. I do enjoy this however, I will need a scent locket due to the intense burn from the cinnamon. Please be advised if you have sensitive skin.
My significant other said this reminds him of the scent inside the store Pier One.
This post has been edited by Rshields: 27 October 2011 - 02:43 AM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:10 AM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:54 PM
In the bottle: whoa cherry? Hmmm ... I thought this was supposed to be apple? I think it is probably the cinnamon that goes a little cherry like and reminds me of those hot cherry/cinnamon fireballs. I get not much apple nor any butterscotch or orange.
Wet: ahhh, there is the apple! My nose still insists there is cherry in there too. Inhaling deeply the cinnamon actually stings the back of my throat - it's the nice and dusty kind that I really love. I'm now also getting a zingy edge which is probably the citrus in there and some of the allspice and cloves. No butterscotch to be found.
Dry: oh booh :( this turns into sweet 'n sour candy for me, with no apple or juicyness or cider anywhere to be found. And here I thought this might be my holy grail apple scent. Alas, not so. I think this will be one I will not wear often, so it goes on the swap pile. I'm having my hopes set on the glittering/black/green apples that are still coming my way. I has a sad now :cry2:
This post has been edited by Lyanna: 18 October 2011 - 06:03 PM