how i fell in love with samhain:
i initially passed it by because of the fir needle and the type of patchouli that is in it. it sometimes smells like dirty hippie to me. so i thought it would make an awesome room spray. i purchased from the trading post. get the package and spray.
OMFG.... at first sniff.
so then i have to hunt down 2008 samhain. then i hunt down the other previous years of samhain because it's the perfect halloween scent and it makes me smile when i smell it.
i was certainly surpised this scent works so well on me and in my scent locket. it's a scent that i wear more often than not. it's probably the scent i wear the most out of my entire collection. its seriously that delicious.
i'm going to review all the samhain i have in one go because i've been lazy at reviewing this.
2004: this has held up surprisingly well. i won a 10ml of 2004 off ebay. i was afraid it would have really not smelled delicious. i was wrong. it's delicious. all samhain is delicious. i can still smell the apple and some of the spices. mostly it's fir and patchouli at this point, but it still smells delicious.
2005: this is much like 2004 however there is still some of the buttery pumpkin note and more apple.
2006: not like 2004 & 2005. this has more depth and more spice. patchouli & fir haven't quite taken over yet and it's still delicious. there seems to not be so much apple or pumpkin in this one.
2007: this reminds me of 2004 & 2005, a lot. fir and patchouli dominate and then apple and spices peek out only for a small bit.
2008: this version is reminding me of 2006. i can't pick out individual notes. everything seems well blended. there is a definite fir note, but not as much apple or pumpkin.