Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:47 PM
Gobo is SOOOO delicious! The orange--well, tangerine--creamsicle scent I've been dreaming of. Bright, sweet citrus (I can smell all three citrus notes if I think about it) and vanilla ice cream, but a fairly restrained vanilla, not the over-the-top French vanilla of Love's Philosophy or Detestable Putrescence. I will probably buy a big bottle once my decant runs out.
Also, if you missed out on Vespertilio Proterus, I think this is a very nice substitute. No ginger, and it's slightly less sharp and fizzy, so it gives the impression of rounded corners rather than little spikes, but I think the overall vibe is very similar.
Cheerful, simple, childish, delicious.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:00 PM
(Edited for spelling.)
Edited by csabreo, 19 June 2012 - 04:01 PM.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:06 PM
Wet: This smells exactly like Lemon Scented Sticky Bat on me Like, pure lemon sugar rush.
Dry down: Still smelling like LSSB.
Dry: No change, still nothing but pure lemon sugar.
Final thoughts: I'm disappointed in the lack of tangerine or grapefruit that I smell and since this smells exactly like Lemon Scented Sticky Bat on my skin, I won't be hanging onto Gobo. It's very pretty, and very scrumptious, just not what I was hoping for.
Verdict: Off to the sales!
Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:51 PM
In the vial: Like a really high-quality creamsicle with very prominent citrus rind notes.
Wet: Powerful yet smooth citrus rind. Not sweet at all, and the cream note is reading a bit boozy on me. This smells a bit like a Tom Collins or some other gin and fruit beverage.
One hour: Much softer now, no longer like a gin drink. The citrus rind impression holds, though, only now it's more like an orange ice cream soda than anything else.
Two hours: The vanilla cream note is stronger now. The citrus notes have blurred together into a general impression of citrus rind, without the pronounced orange impression of before. It still smells rather like an ice cream soda, but now it's made with vanilla ice cream instead of orange sherbet.
Three hours: The vanilla cream is still running the show here, and the citrus rind is the backup. It definitely smells like some sort of a sweet creamy citrus beverage, as it has all along.
Most of the time I couldn't tell the various citrus components apart; to me it read mostly as an orange rather than a lemon or grapefruit rind. But it never turned on me the way lots of citrus notes do. Even the cream note stayed manageable on my skin.
I am very impressed with all the Fraggle scents, even the ones that are not right for my skin.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:21 AM
This does remind me of being a kid and opening a new doll. Yay for dollies!!!!! I still like opening new dolls, ahem...
Edited by stellamaris, 21 June 2012 - 12:22 AM.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:30 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:44 PM
In the decant, this is pure orange creamsicle, fresh out of the freezer. Absolutely delectable.
As soon as I apply it, Gobo turns to Lemon-Scented Sticky Bat with a grapefruit edge. I don't get much vanilla at all. Throughout the drydown, it remains a near-dupe of LSSB with a slight vanilla backdrop. If you like LSSB, chances are you'll like Gobo too. It's very carefree, sweet, and bright - just like Gobo himself!
All in all, Gobo is the perfect scent for its namesake, but since it's so similar to LSSB, I won't be upgrading to a bottle. Still, I'll be keeping my decant (and the rest of the Fraggles too) just for the childhood memories. Well done, Beth.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:31 PM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:49 PM
This is a lot of fun.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:55 AM
I love that I can smell the grapefruit (my fave citrus, which I like loads more than any other citrus) and it's perfectly sugary with only a hint of vanilla. Simple and easy to love!
Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:27 PM
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:01 AM
Stays creamy, citrusy, with something that comes off a touch musky, probably the tangerine and grapefruit. I wish I liked this more, but it just doesn't work on me.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:16 AM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:18 AM
On skin: Wet, still creamsicle. As it dries, though, it transforms from that tangerine-and-cream to a very gentle, quiet lemon-and-cream. Lemon is a favorite note of mine, but this is not my favorite way for it to be presented. Thatís unfortunate, because this sounded fantastic to me! Itís still a very nice blend, and I will keep the decant around.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:20 PM
The throw on this is light and close to the skin, and it doesn't last more than a few hours. But I really like this scent, it's innocent and sweet and summery. I think I'd like a full bottle of this eventually, once my decant runs out.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:53 PM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:01 AM
Like a Dreamsicle candy.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:38 PM
In the vial, wet and dry this is a creamy, sweet, bright, orange/grapefruit/citrusy scent. I love it and have nothing like it so its definitely going to become one of my all time faves.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:43 PM
Overall, Gobo smells like a fruity drink - the lemon is quite bright, and the grapefruit is the most obvious note on my skin. Grapefruit is a note I usually stay away from, because it tends to go stinky/sharp on me - it's not that bad here, probably due to the 'sugared pink' aspect, but it's still definitely bitter rather than sweet on me. And lemon is another note I generally stay away from because it always amps on me. The tangerine is the note I notice least... and of course, that's the one I was hoping would be most prominent.
This actually smells like an orange/lemon version of Geek.Goth on me - it has the same fizziness (for reference, GG was awful on my skin too). And it didn't have a lot of staying power - completely gone from my skin within an hour.
It's cute, but not for me.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:35 AM
As it dries, some of the citrus starts to fade and it smells a little... odd. Not really bad, but as if one of the citrus notes doesn't love my skin chemistry and is trying to get noticed. It doesn't do this for long, but it's enough to put me off momentarily.
When it's fully dry, the vanilla cream note remaining smells really soft and delicious, but this one was a quick fader on my skin, and the citrus that really defined the scent quickly disappears. A little disappointing on my skin, but it could be amazing with the right citrus-loving skin chemistry.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:16 PM
Edited by violetblue, 03 July 2012 - 07:16 PM.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:48 PM
Wet on skin: gosh, this is so yummy! Like lemon candy and lemon pastry rolled into one. Very lovely citruses, with the lemon topmost, and sweet yummy vanilla cream.
Dry: this softens into a slightly soapy lemon and vanilla scent on my skin. Interestingly, contrary to expectation, the cream hasn't turned plasticky on my skin, hurrah! This stays sweetly foodily yummy all throughout.
Verdict: I really like this one, but I don't wear fruity scents so this will be a pass.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:03 PM
This is a really nice scent, but it fades super fast on me (disappears entirely within a half hour) and I have vanilla/citrus scents that I like more (Lavanila's Vanilla Grapefruit is my go-to lately and is really strong on me for 6+ hours).
ETA: With some aging, this has become one of my favorite bpals. I don't know why, but it's lasting a lot longer on me now. I usually smudge some of the oil on my jacket and the ends of my hair and I can smell it for 6-8 hours pretty strongly. It's sort of like marshmallows, salted vanilla cream and tangy lemon and tangerine custard. A fun, simple scent that makes me happy when I smell it. I've stocked up on a couple bottles of this one now.
Edited by Little Bird, 18 January 2013 - 12:17 AM.
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