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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I ain’t broke.

…and you bastards ain’t never going to break me.

Red sandalwood, shea, sweet patchouli, cardamom, pecan, and caramelized amber.

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This is so beautiful. Lovers of sugared patchouli and sticky sweet resin scents are going to love this one. The shea note is so beautiful--creamy, sweet, and a bit reminiscent of Obatala. I don't smell a ton of cardamom or pecan, but this is a nearly-foody resin and patchouli scent. It's like a comforting hug from someone who loves to bake. I would snuggle with Penny Rolle forever. ❤️

 

Edit: I do smell the pecans in the beginning! Smells like a sweet roll with pecans when wet. :)

Edited by ellocentipede

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Penny Rolle is one of those skin-scent-but-better scents. I’m getting a nutty, yet clean, shea and amber mostly. Like ello, the pecan is noticeable in the beginning. There is a bit of woodsiness to it, but it’s overshadowed by the shea note. There is a sweetness to the scent that I enjoy. 

Some strong throw to Penny! I thought I needed to slather in the beginning, but it bloomed much stronger than I anticipated. 

I’m not in love with this as much as I expected, and am wondering if I just amp shea.... Feels like a good scent for strolling on a beach, or in a setting where I wouldn’t want a noticeable perfume and just something simple & clean. It’s pretty cozy, actually. I’m interested in seeing how it develops with some settling.

Edited by artisjok

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Yes!  This is amazing! Sandalwood is front & center. So good! It's wood & amber & nuts on me...I need a bottle.

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Pecan, skin musk, sandalwood and shea. This smells like a womanly pecan shea roll. Strong, clean, feminine. Good throw and wear length.

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Starts out caramel pecan roll with tons of salty butter on top, that fades fast on me though and I'm left with a scent identical to Shea Moisture's African Black Soap Lotion. (So pretty much pure shea?) It's pleasant but, not really for me. :)

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If you would like a shea-dominant scent, Penny Rolle may be for you. The shea is the star of the show throughout wear on me. Like other reviewers, I get the pecan note in the beginning, but it doesn't stick around. (I was worried the pecan in this would give me flashbacks to Mother Shub's Pumpkin Pecan Treacle Tarts, but fortunately, that wasn't the case!) I am not able to detect any cardamom in this, so if you're looking for a cardamom-centric blend, you may want to look elsewhere. I also didn't get much patchouli. It's mostly shea over a bed of warm, cuddly resins (I get more of the red sandalwood than the caramelized amber with my skin chemistry, but they're both present). It just gets sweeter over time thanks to the shea and the caramelized aspect of the amber.

 

I think this will appeal to fans of sweet resins, as long as they're up for the resins being sweetened by shea and not something like tonka or vanilla. I think it is pleasant, but it's also not something I could see myself reaching for. (I'd rather smell like the muffins Penny bakes. :lol: ) Fans of shea should definitely give this a whirl, though!

 

Edited by doomsday_disco

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I think Penny Rolle was given to me by a superbly generous forumite.  It starts out very foodie on me, all caramel pecan, though not much in the way of cardamom.  Then the pecan calms down and I get caramelized shea and sandalwood, over a warm nutty ambery ground.  The patchouli is really quiet so if that note is scaring you off, you needn't worry.  I didn't get much throw from this, but that's normal for me.  What I got was a warm sweet snuggly comfort scent.  

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