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Pan dulce, anyone? These pig-shaped gingerbread cookies are a Mexican staple:

molasses, piloncillo, cinnamon, ground ginger, and vanilla, and a squeal of pink peppercorn.

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This one was such strong spice at first that all I could really smell was spice, not even anything very distinct, just spice. Once it settled a bit on the skin though it becomes more sweet and mellow.

It reminds me of a mix of gingerbread poppet and sugar cookie. I think I am getting mostly sweet spicy ginger. I think a bit of age will smooth this one out very nicely.

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Holy piggies! Gingerbread fans, you NEED this in your life. Not only is it the only gingerbread offering from Yule 2022, it's a fantastic one to add to the collection. Marranitos features one of the most zingy gingers out there. It shimmies and pops right away with its spicy backup dancers, ceylon cinnamon and pink pepper. This combo reminds me of the Cinnamon & Clove duet in the level of darkness and spice that tickles the back of the nose. I can't be sure there IS clove here, but my nose is interpreting the bright ginger and earthy pink pepper and dark cinnamon in a clovey way. 

 

Balancing out the spice with a bit of sweetness, the molasses stays dark and crunchy, even on skin. I have to avoid syrupy scents because of the explosion of sweetness they cause on my skin, and thankfully Marranitos is not syrupy whatsoever. The piloncillo (raw cane sugar) and vanilla and molasses are all baked down into a softly sweet cookie base for the spices to shine. This is the perfect kind of sweet for me. If you've been looking for a true gingerbread COOKIE scent, and you love spice, Marranitos should be your jam!

 

I think this is delicious and one of the standout gingerbreads of recent years. I even wonder if possibly this could get better with aging. Am I tempted to back it up? Yes. Even though I have so many gingerbreads I will probably never get through them all in a lifetime, I am a little bit obsessed with these piggies and want to wear it daily now.

 

I would wear this while: trying to remember what day of the week it is in the no-man's land of time after Christmas.

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So VERY spicy OOB and when first applied, but then relaxes into spiced, buttered Graham crackers with that wonderful pepper kick that tingles in your nose.

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Agree with other reviews about the spice! But I'm LOVING IT. I can pick up on the cinnamon and pink peppercorn in the bottle and on first application and then it does dry down into a nice gingerbread scent. This is absolutely my all star favorite from the Yules I snagged 😍 I got several compliments about it at work. One of my coworkers said it reminds them of chai spice as a perfume.

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Marranitos is a gorgeous christmas cookie scent! I really felt like I walked by a kitchen when the spice cookies were coming out of the oven.  

Not sure how this ended up in my cart as I'm usually leary of spice, (cinnamon is a death note for me) but this blend works in harmony. This is reminiscent of gingerbread but very different than labs gingerbread note. 

I solidly conclude that BPALs gourmands keep evolving and improving! 

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