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A popular holy day beverage in 18th century Ireland: roasted apples mashed into warmed milk and ale, with nutmeg, sugar, ginger, and clove.



2018 version.

 

This set a new speed record for migraine-triggering. I barely had time to put the cap back on the imp before it literally sent me reeling like I'd walked past a Yankee Candle shop.

 

The scent itself is nice (if a bit cheap-candle at first) but my head is having none of it. I think it's the apple's fault, so I guess I'll stick to Samhain with its lower ratio of apple.

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2018

 

Potent AF. I think Lambs-Wool may be the first perfume to last all night on my skin, persisting from evening to morning, with barely a dimming in its strength since it dried.

 

It goes on me as an intense, apple-pulpy, spiced cider scent -- perfumey and boozy, rich and foody.

 

This is a soft, cooked apple smell, rather than a fresh, crisp, just-bitten apple. It reminds me a little of the apple in the Dead Leaves, White Sage, and Apples atmo, to the point where I'm craving some white sage in this to ease its mighty sweetness and foodiness, like that one has.

 

The blend becomes more boozy on me for a time as it dries, but then that part settles again. Otherwise it's not a morpher on me, just full of oomph and longevity.

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2018

 

In the bottle and on my skin this smells EXACTLY like my favorite alcoholic cider.  Apples simmered in spices (mainly cinnamon, but the other spices are definitely there.)  I imagine the ale note is what's giving it that slightly boozy, fermented undertone

 

Much later, this has dried down and the apples and ale are gone, and I'm getting a really soft, creamy, sweet spiced milk.  There's almost zero throw, I have to stick my nose right on my skin to smell it, but it's such a surprisingly comforting scent I don't mind.  I'm not usually fond of the smell of milk in any form, but the spice and sugar make this more than bearable. 

 

Overall, this is a really nice, subtle fall smell.  It's definitely going to be in heavy rotation this winter. 

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In the imp: A rich, fruity, spicy scent. Primarily apples, but these are warm, cooked apples, as in pie or cider, not fresh off the tree. It's a pretty sweet scent, but just the way fruit is sweet, not over-sugared.

 

Wet: This scent showed up to the holiday party to have a good time, and boy is it going to. A boozy, festive cider scent, and whoever's making it was generous with the spices - whole cloves and cinnamon sticks, none of this wimpy powdered stuff.

 

Dry: Sweeter and drier, but a honey-like or sugary sweetness, not just the fruit. The milky, creamy notes finally show up as the booze burns off, and the spices are now very mellow and blended-in, like the drink has been simmering for a good long time.

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