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A strangely sensual, darkly fae All Hallow’s Eve cologne, a perfume of the Otherworld: black pumpkin, leather, pomegranate incense, agarwood, and bourbon patchouli.

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Really beautiful. Smells exactly as expected - the leather, bourbon patchouli, and pumpkin being the most prominent. Kind of smells like Samhain and Perversion had a baby, then covered it in dry autumn leaves on a cold, smoky night.

 

The only drawback - it faded a bit quickly. But definitely still worth it.

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Ooh this is nice. As described! Sexy dark...and it wafts like Haunted, but darker and a bit toffee-like sweet.  Floats around the wearer but you don't get a straight shot when you stick your nose directly on it. 

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Dark pumpkin, patchouli, and a whiff of incense. This smells like a perfume the Witch in the Forest might wear. It's earthy, dirty, and seductive. It speaks of cool, dark nights, the moist earth, and fires. It smells like a magical bonfire in the forest, the type you know means NO GOOD, and while you shouldn't investigate, you do so anyway. Medium throw and wear length.

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In the bottle: Getting all of the notes except for the pomegranate incense. 

Wet: Much the same as in the bottle, slightly more redolent. Pomegranate is sort of peeking around through the edges.

Dry: All notes are present and accounted for! It's quite smooth and sultry with just a touch of grittiness from the patchouli. 

 

A very alluring scent! It got a bit sweeter when freshly applied, but it slid back into earthy territory straightaway. 

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Bottle: The pumpkin and bourbon really comes through first and foremost for me, it's soo foodie, I wanted to eat it. 

Wet: The scent is much more subtle. Clove and leather are prominent and pumpkin and pomegranate peek around the edges. Sweet and smoky. 

Dry: Subtle, very earthy and smoky. The sweetness of the pomegranate is just hiding behind everything. Overall it's very sultry and witchy. Reminds me greatly of Caleb's seduction in the VVitch. 

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I absolutely love this--it's the perfect combination of spooky + sweet. It starts off surprisingly sweet, but delicious. It reminds me of caramel popcorn or something similar. The sweetness fades pretty quickly into a more subtle, gorgeous incense. I can't really pick out the pomegranate, but there is still a touch of sweetness, either from that or the fading pumpkin/bourbon. 

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My first thought smelling the decant was "pumpkin cookies?" Weirdly I got pumpkin cookies. I guess blackened pumpkin just tends to skew sweet and buttery.

Then the pomegranate and incense came out and I had a sweet, faint pomegranate waft around me.

This scent is not terribly strong probably because leather is weak on me and pomegranite tends to fade quickly. It does have a good throw though. I suspect the scent might have more staying power as the patchouli ages.

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I loved The Shadowed Veil, though it didn't live long on my skin.

 

Blackened pumpkin (like a dark, wicked pumpkin that was a bit chocolate-like on my friend), a pleasantly woody oud, patchouli, and a whiff of soft leather. I never noticed pomegranate.

 

I can really see the secret Witch in the Woods analogy for this one.

 

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First sniff off the decant is all pumpkin and leather. This is the pumpkin used in pumpkin spice blends - not buttery and sweet, but herbal and bold. The leather is full bodied but not chemically harsh.

 

On the skin, I get a nose full of pumpkin-leather-patchouli. It has a strong throw right away and is a bit overpowering.

 

After about 30 mins, the pumpkin softens out and blend with the leather. The other notes start melding into the scent. The blending of scents is so intricate that it's difficult to pull a single scent into recognition, but the leather and pumpkin still dominate.

 

As the scent dries down (3+ hours later) it evolves into a Halloween, goth scent. The pumpkin is still there, with the leather making the scent smooth. Towards the end of the maturity of the scent, the heavier scents of leather and pumpkin melt away and leave a haunting pomegranate/patchouli/incense scent behind.

 

To me, this is a Halloween witch. Mature, bold, and unapologetic. I'm not a big fan of pumpkin scents, but I would say this one's a keeper.

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This is one of the standouts from my 2019 Weenies collection. In the bottle, I get the pumpkin, bourbon, and leather. I don't really get pomegranate, but there is an underlying sweetness which may be attributed to it. I guess there is a vague incense-y feel. The patchouli note here is a very soft one.

 

When I put it on, the pumpkin and bourbon are most prominent, and the leather takes some time to emerge. When it does, it adds a bit of a cooler tone to the warmer notes. Lovely combination. Really, it's just beautifully blended, and I can't wait to see how it ages. 

 

It does remind me quite a bit of Resistance. Which I also love, so that's not a terrible thing at all. 

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