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Enraged Groundhog Musk

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Really ridiculous, insanely inappropriate, and staggeringly silly! Cranky groundhog musk sweetened up by chocolate-covered black cherries, cardamom, French vanilla, and caramel.


When I first opened the Groundhog I went gaga over it, because at first whiff it smelled like a fresh baked batch of oatmeal cookies.Piping hot and delicious! I had to hunt this down because the scent description had me hooked. Chocolate covered cherries, french vanilla and caramel....let me fork over my cash.

After applying it my ultra sensitive pale skin started burning and turned a crimson shade. This must be a spice component. If I am not careful I can get burned quite easily with these. I am trying hard to get any chocolate or cherry from this with no such luck. The French Vanilla and caramel are not surfacing for me either. Basically every element of the groundhog that I wanted has decided not to present itself.

If this scent had a sound it would be a shrill cry that hurts your ears. And to the nose this is a blast of cinnamon oil with a burned quality radiating warmth off my skin. This is quite the volatile substance.
Hardcore stinging cinnamon spice, not complex at all. Mr.Groundhog is a strong and boisterous fellow.

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Maybe because this is aged.. smells mostly if cardamom first wet. There's a little sweet caramel & cherry. Drydown offers a bit more sweetness as the straight up spice burns off a bit. Bit of a perfumey booze smell like kill devil in the background. mmm

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Starts lemony. It becomes a decidedly baking scent, pretty spices that go into a really nice poundcake. With tea.

 

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Oooh, this is a strong caramel covered sweet cherry scent in the vial, rounded out by the vanilla - kind of like a vanilla-filled version of a Cherry Ripe! On my skin, however, the cardamon comes to the fore creating a rather odd concoction of cardamon (which almost smells nut-like) layered on top of something that could be caramel ice-cream! After a few hours the fragrance softens to a light vanilla over the rather faded and rounded remains of the cardamon-caramel scent.

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Enraged Groundhog Musk was a keeper way-back-when because I liked the spicy, almost-cinnamon smell, but...tried it again yesterday, and my skin reacted with red welts. Cinnamon-type scents have done that before (Alone, I'm looking at you). I love how they smell but they're locket-only for me.

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Enraged Groundhog Musk

 

 

In the bottle: Chocolate...but not a yummy chocolate. A nauseating, overwhelming, unsweetened chocolate scent. If you have ever been around unrefined cocoa butter, you know the smell.

 

Wet: Still gross chocolate. Keeping my hand/wrist as far away from me as possible for now.

 

15-30 minutes in....... OMG!! OMG, OMG, OMG!!! Chocolate is gone. On me, there was absolutely no foody type lingering odor. The cinnamon was in the background, cardamom was front and center, on a base of silky vanilla...but again, not food scent at all. It smelled like a really expensive, really well blended perfume. On me, this turned into an incredibly spicy, sexy scent.

 

I immediately made two of my coworkers try it. One had exactly the same reaction and almost same ending scent as I did. My other coworker offered to buy it from me on the spot. Then we smelled her wrist. Completely different scent on her!! Still spicy but went deeper and richer on her.

 

I went to work at my part time job and had 4, count them, FOUR people tell me I smelled amazing. That has never happened to me before.

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In the bottle: chocolate covered cherries

 

Wet: the cardamom really come out hard like a grounchy groundhog and take over a little bit. It's fighting with the cherry a little which is kind of weird. The vanilla never comes out at all.

 

Drydown: The chocolate disapears pretty fast but the cardamom and cherry remain. It's a cool scent but not a total love.

 

Cute label and good throw and wear time (maybe 3-4 hours).

 

P.S. never got any caramel...weird

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Wet, the cardamom was really dominant in this, and I loved that stage. It was cardamom and cherry, really unique and different, just hints of chocolate.

 

 

Dry, it smells almost exactly like the Phantom Calliope. I guess the cardamom/cherry combo? Don't get me wrong, I love it, as I love the Phantom Calliope, it's just that I already have that. I was hoping for some chocolate or caramel to come through and make this different. I am not sure if I will keep the bottle or not.

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In the bottle: Chocolate and caramel with some spicy cinnamon

 

Wet: Cardamom, cinnamon, and cherry. It is a nice real cherry smell which is great because I cannot stand artificial cherry.

 

Drydown: Some French vanilla peaks out amidst the cinnamon and cardamom.

 

Dry: It smells like a snickerdoodles baking in the oven! :laugh: Yum! The cherry has disappeared completely and I am left with French vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom. There is just a hint of caramel in the background.

 

I am usually cautious of cinnamon scents because I have had reactions to them in the past (Eclipse and Pumpkin Spice Everything, I am looking at you), but Enraged Groundhog Musk did not bother my skin. I felt a little heat on my skin from the cinnamon but thankfully nothing turned red or rashy. I was hoping for more chocolate. I never got any chocolate on my skin, but I still enjoy this scent! Medium throw and good wear length.

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I was given an old bottle of this from a friend. There's an in joke we have that this is a cursed scent... it's been handed down quite a few times within our friend group because it just didn't work for anyone. So it was my turn. And of course, I'm the one person who actually really liked it.

 

This is a very strange gourmand and I can see how this is highly affected by body chemistry. I think I lucked out in that I get no cherry from this at all, which seems to have come across as 'medicinal' to my friends who tried it before me, and on an in-bottle sniff I could see why. Definitely a medicinal cherry scent. But meanwhile on my skin, there is no cherry at all, and instead the scent is strangely Christmas-like. There's definitely a cinnamon note to this, and honestly, there's something that ALMOST reminds me of pine... it could be my body's weird cherry interpretation plus the cinnamon and cardamom.. Anyway, it's pretty much that, plus musk, and a LOT of chocolate.

 

This made me crave chocolate chip cookies like you wouldn't believe. I seriously went out to the supermarket and bought some of those brick-break cookies to bake just so I could satisfy the chocolate craving this perfume instilled in me.

 

So overall, it's a winner in my book. Definitely a nice chocolate smell.

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