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Dungeoneering is exhausting, and sometimes the watered-down ale at the local tavern just slows you down. Before you head out on your next adventure, slather yourself in this fiery brew: freshly brewed coffee with ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, and cream.

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This is zero sweet, 100% spice with a beautiful underpinning of dark coffee. On me, this is yummy, earthy, perfectly-blended holiday spices, and the coffee plays a background role, adding a unifying acidity that brings this out of gourmand-land (oddly). 
 

It’s what I want to drink if I can’t be with my family on Thanksgiving. It’s Christmas coffee without venturing into craft store territory.
 

Really nice! I recommend for lovers of baking spices and/or coffee, and folks who want the hominess of spice cake without venturing into sweet. 

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I agree with @estamets, this is non-gourmand coffee, spices, and cream with a holiday vibe. I could see wearing it a lot this fall and winter. Average throw and wear length.

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Yes! Not what I was expecting to get from these notes! This read to me as something more like a chai latte - which risked going horribly wrong for me! But, no - this is a dry, scratchy woolly spice. I can pick up the coffee if I try, and it's a really dark, almost burnt but not at all unpleasant, coffee. Maybe milk dumped in to light beige? But very little cream for me - for which I am thankful, as it tends to give me burnt plastic. The cardamom and black pepper are the most distinct of the spices for me - a great thing! But these spices are like just-ground, freshly cracked, and so a little bit astringent. Not sweet and not-at-all gourmand. It's warm woody spice - scratchy wool from the cardamom and dry bitter from the black pepper. Really wonderful stuff.

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Warm spices, black coffee, and black coffee grounds with hints of earth. Sparse cream, but what I find of it reminds me of the cream from the little plastic cups at diners. Dry and unsweetened.

 

On me, the spices are up front at first, but soon take a back seat to the black coffee. And mounds and mounds of coffee grounds -- this is a busy diner morning.

 

This is a blend for a bleary-eyed winter holiday morning at a local diner.

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I get creamy (but not sweet) coffee from this swirled with a melange of spices. I have sensitive skin, but this isn't as spice-heavy as I thought it would be, and the scent didn't burn my skin. It is NOT a cinnabomb for those worried about the cinnamon; the black pepper note is actually the spice that is the strongest on me, but this is pretty well-blended.

 

This could be really nice during the cold months. I'll be hanging onto my imp to see if I reach for this scent on a rare chilly day.

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On me at first i do get the dry, spice and coffee scent, but after a bit it goes sweet. The cream really comes out on me after a bit, with a hint cinnamon and pepper. At times it almost smells buttery, which i am now curious to pair with Halfling. On my other arm i tried this w/ Fuzzy Peach Sweater, omg it's like having some warm peach cobbler and chai. This scent is definitely layerable for fall themed scents. Also, i just love reading everything that people say, it's so fun to see how scents react to different people.

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American coffee with cinnamon in the bottle. Well, that’s already a disappointment, but pressing on. Cinnamon-heavy black coffee on application. Nutmeg and clove appear quickly. The black pepper makes an appearance as it dries, pushing out the coffee, but it’s American coffee so I don’t care. Finishes as a generic off-brand spice which turns my stomach, and I had to wash it off.

 

Reviewing my notes, I see that the Lab's "black coffee" works on me but "coffee" doesn't. "Coffee absolute" disappears. "Fresh-brewed coffee" was fine on me in Cola di Mono, but here it didn't work at all.

 

Alas, my quest must continue; no rest for me at this tavern.

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This smells like deliciously spiced coffee with cream. If you've ever had Ethiopian coffee, this is what it reminds me of. Take some chai + coffee, and this is delicious. Medium throw and wear length.

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