Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:27 PM
This was the bottle I was most excited about for the 2013 Bat's Day releases. It just sounded so delicious!!! Judging by how fast it sold everyone else had the same idea.
Out of the bottle:BROWN SUGAR!! Oh man that is delicious. My nose can pick up a little of ginger and musk, but not really much of anything else.
Wet:Yep, serious sugar rush with ginger, and now I can smell the musk and clove, its like a smokey sugar slather on my wrist and its making me hungry.
Drydown: Oh no, no, no,!!! The sugar is starting to smell burnt, and the musk is coming out but turning sour on my skin!!! Stupid skin chemistry!
Verdict: Ok, panic is over and I am so glad I was able to get a bottle!!!!! After literally being on my skin overnight the notes have finally blended into a very nice sweet and spicy musk. Phew!! So I think I can safely say the staying power is amazing!! I will be letting this settle and trying again in a few weeks.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:58 PM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:29 AM
Wet On Skin: The cardamom is coming out front now and I couldn't be more delighted about it. Usually that's a note that just doesn't stick around on my skin, and it always makes me sad. But this is turning from campfire into delicious chai tea- I'm kinda hoping it'll stay this way...
Dry Down: Yup. Chai tea. Strong, spicy, sweet, creamy chai tea. I've wished long and hard for a BPAL chai scent, and methinks I've at last gotten what I wanted!
In All: Low to medium throw. Because of the notes, I'm betting that this will settle and smooth with a bit of aging, but it's certainly a very wearable concoction right now. My personal favorite of this year's crop o' Bats, Mopsfledermaus is that rare thing: a year-round perfume. Just lovely!
Edited by VioletChaos, 08 May 2013 - 03:03 AM.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:10 AM
It starts quite heavy on the spices, definitely more of a spice-market scent than a craft-store, so bonus there. The ginger is quite strong though, and the brown sugar as well. Hours later, the musk is more present, and does help round out the scent, but the first hour or 2 is just so heavy on the sugary ginger, that its just too much for me.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:42 PM
First sniff: Yep, sugary ginger and a hint of....wax? Kind of incense-y.
On Skin: VERY nice ginger scent...sweet but not sugary.
Drydown: I start to smell the vanilla/cardamom. I don't get any boozy note, which is good, since most booze notes don't work for me.
Think this is a keeper for me. Will have to live with it for a bit.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:23 AM
As far as longevity, I'm rather pleased with this one as food scents tend to get gobbled up by my skin. Instead, this one seems to stick around for more than a couple hours.
Definitely a winner in my book!
Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:28 AM
This one is the main one that I wanted (and she grabbed two bottles for me) and I think I'm finally starting to get it down, because this is just wonderful on me.
Strong ginger and sugar at first, which is yummy, but a bit Whoa! Spice!
About twenty minutes later I get this heavenly spice scent with a touch of sugar and no baked goods at all. Spicy and sweet, but not too much of either.
Clove, vanilla, ginger, and cardamom are all supporting each other and no one is dominating over the others. It isn't just spice though, and I think this is where the musk comes in, because there is this gentle softness that the spices settle into and the scent is nicely tempered.
It reminds me of the gorroble a bit, but not terribly much, just in the same scent family.
ETA- my dh just told me that it smells like nag champa incense. I can totally see that, in a spicy sort of way, even though that wasn't my scent association at all.
OMG, I this. Wearing it for bedtime right now and yum. So nice. I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow too.
Edited by Caper, 20 May 2013 - 05:00 AM.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:13 PM
Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:24 PM
Wet, I get all the sugar and spices and something smoky. As it dries down, I definitely pick up that incense note that folks are mentioning. As Great Vampire Bat was the winner for me last year, and I adore that incense note, this is a good thing. This is like a spicy, non-floral version of that.
After a couple of hours, I get pure Indonesian musk, which is a lovely brown non-sweet, non-powdery musk. I don't pick up the incense or spices anymore.
I'd like to see if this gets more blended with age so that it doesn't move as much in phases as much as present all those phases a little more mingled. If it doesn't, I might not need that backup bottle, but if it does, I'll be really happy to have it.
Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:37 AM
I dislike red musk with a passion so I'm glad I got a decant.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:38 AM
Much to my fairy and those willing to part with unloved moppy bats.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:40 PM
I love this one, it's sticky and darkly sweet, in the same family for me as Tiresias and The Gorroble.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:37 PM
I don't think that I'll wear this much over the summer, as it's so heavy and warm, but I'm going to love my bottle once fall rolls around
Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:32 PM
I initially pounced on this one simply because of the bourbon vanilla and musk, and then I started having buyer's remorse before it even got here because I was afraid it would be too foody. Luckily, there was no reason to worry! This is definitely sugary and spicy, but it's got more of a sexy feel to it than a foody feel. When first applied, it smelled a lot like my mom's ginger snap cookies, but then the musk comes out and turns into this warm, slinky, sexy scent. I think this one will age amazingly too!
Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:31 PM
DAMN YOU CARDAMOM.
Dark, husky, musky.
Edited by zankoku_zen, 29 May 2013 - 01:31 PM.
Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:53 PM
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:38 PM
The spices (especially the cardamom) and musk are really strong in the bottle.
Wet: The spices dominate, especially the cardamom, and I'm reminded of Indian food.
Dry: The spices have settled down a bit, and the scent is reminiscent of Masala Chai tea.
I thought I would love this, but it didn't end up being my cup of tea.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:07 AM
Why in the hell didn't I try these sooner?
I am completely in love with this. Totally smitten.
On me, this smells like the most beautiful smoked teak. But so much prettier in a darkly aggressive kind of way.
In the imp: the smoke hits my nose strong. With maybe a hint of sasparilla underneath.
On the skin: the spices warm up and expand. The creamy vanilla keeps things from overheating, but definitely lingers in the background rather than taking over as vanilla sometimes does.
The ginger is of the dry, rooty, and seriously hot variety. The brown sugar can be disastrous on my, but this adds a delicious smoky molasses note. The clove is dry, not at all sweet or baked goods-y, almost medicinal in a good way.
Somehow, with all these food ingredients, this is NOT foody, really. It doesn't smell like something that I would want to eat alone. It's more the scent of a magical spice cabinet.
A dead sexy spice cabinet that will make you weep with longing.
Must have MOAR
Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:16 AM
It is so spicy that it immediately makes me think of gingerbread. A slightly woody/smoky gingerbread? This is the perfect autumn/winter scent. All spicy goodness! I think this one is going to stick around in my collection for awhile.
Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:27 AM
Opening the bottle is like releasing an exotic, incredibly fragrant genie. Smoky, spicy, everything good and right in the world. GingergingergingerCLOVE on my wrist. So spicy and so good. I get a slight chai vibe but it's not CHAI. The brown sugar is more smoky than sticky sweet and underneath is the bloom of vanilla. Smoky, spicy, amazing.
Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:31 AM
Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:46 PM
In the bottle - Sweet ginger musk.
Wet - The spiciness jumps out at me. This is now GINGER. Also some heavy-hitting clove to back it up.
Drydown - I know what this is. It’s ginger beer. Effervescent, not-quite-sweet, and VERY ginger-clove. Go drink a bottle of Reed’s Ginger Beer if you want to know what this smells like. It’s STRONG. Not strong in sillage, but that’s OK.
Verdict - I was really excited for this one since brown sugar blends are always champions of my skin chemistry. Unfortunately, the sugar and vanilla didn’t make much of an appearance on me. If anything, it was more like molasses. If you’re looking for a more delicious and reserved ginger, allow me to point you toward Brahmin or Gingerbread Poppet.
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