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I got this because the notes are reminiscent of one of my favorite alcoholic drinks (Canton ginger, courvoisier, cointreau, candied ginger rim, lemon). It doesn't quite smell like the drink (in fact, the drink doesn't smell like much at all, but the ginger and then the alcohol sucker punches you after about three sips), but it's interesting!

 

In the bottle, I smell the gingerbread, and fizzy champagne that is very high-pitched and the scent hits way up in the top of my nose.

 

On my skin, there's no gingerbread - it's fizzy, doughy, lemon and sugar. Lemon cookies, but fresh from the champagne rather than gourmand or spiced from the ginger.

Edited by marared

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This is exactly what I was hoping for! 

 

Bright lemony champagne, sweet crispy gingerbread.   It’s absolutely perfect, a combination of some of my favorite notes.    The lab’s champagne note always smells fizzy and just a tiny bit lemony to me, and this is emphasized and noticeable in the bottle.   On my skin, the gingerbread starts to come out, not fresh ginger, definitely gingerbread cookies.  The blend is really lovely, and as the champagne fades away over time, sweet gingerbread cookies are still noticeable for much longer.   

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You're sitting outside on a sunny day, drinking ice cold Canada Dry ginger ale with half a lemon mashed in the glass. Between fizzy sips, you're snacking on iced lemon cookies. 

 

That's what Gingerbread Invisible Man evokes for me. From the bottle, it smells like sharp lemon and sugar syrup, with a somewhat yeasty edge. On the skin, it is crisp and bubbly with a tickle of ginger spice. It would smell clean were these sparkling qualities not grounded and warmed by the cookie scent. After a few hours, I catch wafting trails of warm ginger-lemon cookie.

 

This is my first gourmand and I'm glad to have been introduced to the category in this delightful way. It doesn't necessarily read as food, but it does smell delicious.

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When you have a note that you don't dislike, but you don't think it will ever do much for you -- and then one perfume changes your mind? That was me with champagne, until Champagne and Maraschino Cherries grew on me last year. Pair champagne with these cherries, and suddenly the moment is all sweet Happy Hour cocktails and off-work joy. 🥂

 

This looked like another playful champagne take, so I had to give it a try. I'm pleased that I did, because while it doesn't evoke the same feeling, it's still quirky, fresh, and joyful.

 

Invisible Man is a spring-time champagne frolic. It's sunny and bright alone, and transformed into a lemon-ginger creaminess next to Ghost Milk. This one will almost certainly join the bottle-hood.

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Wow ginger ale fizz! Fascinating! Wish it lasted longer, but that first whiff is just delightful! Wet and spicy. Spot on and super festive.

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Hoooooo!  That's some champagne!  Very tart, probably extra so from the lemon.  The gingerbread part of this smells kinda stale to me.  Still, I've not come across many BPAL blends that cause my mouth to pucker.  The gingerbread is kinda secondary for me here, and I'm not sure this one is loving my chemistry, but if you like tart notes, this one delivers.  

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The gingerbread...  It's invisible!!

 

I don't get the bready, molasses-y, lasts-forever-y gingerbread that I experienced with Gingerbread Zombie here.  Instead, I get a fizzy lemon-ginger concoction.

 

It's a nice smell in its own right, but where the f*** is my gingerbread?

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This smells like a delicious holiday champagne cocktail. Like a French 75 with a bit of Yule? Yum. I don’t typically enjoy citrus on my skin, but this is somehow a surprise hit for me. If you want that gingerbread note, I agree with the reviews above, it’s not as much as gingerbread leather or the gingerbread witch. This is just a bit and it’s in perfect balance with the other notes to frankly make a really nice overall scent! I did upgrade to a bottle,  it’s just so evocative of the festivities we all most likely missed out on this Yule season. 

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