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Sugar and spice and… an aluminum baseball bat. There was no context for her outfit, so there’s no context for this scent: spun sugar, vanilla marshmallows, cardamom, and cake batter.
 

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Ooh lots of sugar-sweetened fragrant, spicy cardamom! I get a hint of floofy cake in the background, but this is definitely a cardamom-forward blend. The cardamom tames a bit with wear and allows more of the marshmallow floof and cake to come through. It’s a warm and comforting gourmand blend that hugs the skin. 

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Sugar-cardamom fairy!

 

Oodles of sugary, cake battery cardamom. And then, after a moment, floofs of vanilla marshmallows.

 

Very foodie. The cardamom takes this down one notch from Xtreme Gourmand.

 

Also, this is cozy. A dream scent for soft, enfolding winter blankets.

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This is delicious. There's a slightly tangy aspect to this, maybe like a lemon meringue, but not a biting or sharp citrus note. It's just a tangy, yummy vanilla cake batter scent. 

Edited by Seajewel

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Do you like Cardamom? Like...do you really, really like it? Then you simply must pick this up. I am a lover of the Card, so this was an insta-blind-buy for me. As expected, I love it. It is full of delicious Cardamom blasting you right up front. As it settles the cream and cake batter appear, blending beautifully. I absolutely love this. 

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Cardamom scented cake batter with marshmallows. Did I mention the cardamom? And the cake batter? Yeah. Foodie, sweet, and full of cardamom. Great throw and wear length.

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Perfectly Normal Childhood starts off heavy on the cardamom (the best kind of cardamom!) backed by some vanilla before becoming a predominantly marshmallow scent. The marshmallow smells realistic, like it is powdery on the outside. Behind that, I can smell some cake batter -- but I'm not getting any cotton candy.

 

I haven't deathmatched this with Pink Lovebird yet, but I will say these two are different enough to warrant having both if you already have Pink Lovebird, although I think I prefer this one! The decant is a keeper for sure, and this may be bottle-worthy (I've got to deathmatch it with some other cardamom scents in my collection before deciding as I think I have too many cardamom scents, though!).

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I'll go with others here that initially, cardamom is the star of the show. First whiff in the bottle, and on the skin, cardamom is right up front. It doesn't take long though, for a sweet vanilla cake batter to show up, with some marshmallow-y aspect in the background. A sweet, innocent, gorgeous foodie scent that ends up with the notes super well blended on the skin. It doesn't seem to have a lot of lasting power at the the moment, but I notice with a lot of my BPAL that gets stronger with age. 

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This is sugared cardamom and vanilla marshmallows; would definitely recommend to anyone who likes these notes! I love this combination, but it might be too close to Pink Lovebird, which I have a bottle of, to upgrade my decant. I'll have to compare them directly at some point. The floofy marshmallow is a really nice addition to this type of scent composition, though.

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Super sweet but a little more grown up.  The sugar is tempered by a more mature vanilla, and the spicy herbal cardamom skews a tad lavender (which might be my mind playing tricks on me since it IS  a Lilith, lol). Overall very lovely and warm.

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That is a lot of cake batter, though tempered by marshmallows (somehow I can tell the difference) and lots of dry cardamom. The cardamom does a good job of giving the scent weight but it also makes me sneeze.

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Wet: Cake batter, marshmallows, and cardamom. The marshmallows smell powdery!

 

Dry: This is a bit richer than the wet stage, but all notes are still there. The marshmallows are a little less potent (and a little less powdery) now, while the cake batter and cardamom are taking center stage. 

 

(Not identical notes, but IMO, this works out much better on me than Pink Lovebird did!)

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Sniffing this I immediately smiled; my inner child absolutely loves it, and the sentiment is darling. I imagine this is what a spice cake scented My Little Pony might smell like. It reminds me of a more playful version of the beloved (Not So) Penitent (Mini) Mag; there's a crystaline sugary opening with a sepia tinged, slightly waxy drydown. It's a delicious gourmond, wearing close to the skin and sure to be a crowd pleaser. 

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Wet, it's pure cake batter and marshmallows. The cardamom doesn't appear for me until it's dry, but it's faint unlike the rest of the notes.

 

I didn't think I'd be a big fan of the cardamom with these notes, but I think it actually works out pretty well. It's foodie, but not as much as the rest of the Lilith's I have tried. I got this decanted into a rollerball, which I'm glad because I think this scent needs a little bit more oil than usual. I think this is a good balance between foodie and floral, so if you're a fan of both you'll probably enjoy this one.

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On wet, this is a vanilla marshmallow cupcake. Unlike the slightly richer "yellow cake" note in some of the cake scents, this is definitely a white cake, light and fluffy.

 

I'm surprised to see so many reviews noting the cardamom is strong! I found it very light on the spice, and I like cardamom so that was a little disappointing. This reminds me of both Pink Lovebird and My Little Grotesque, but I liked both of those scents better! The cardamom was more present and the scents felt a bit richer and more complex.

 

This is a nice foodie scent, and if you want fluffy vanilla marshmallow cupcakes it definitely delivers, but it's a little paler than I would like.

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