4 thoughts on “Dark Shadows”

  1. Yesssss!! This is what I wanted ‘Winchester’s mystery house’ to be. It’s spicy, and brings warmth.. but isn’t cinnamon bomb. I’m getting the caramel right off the bat, and it weathers into a vanilla, rice, light tobacco treat, kind of milk note made it deliciously creamy, not like the note in ‘morning star’ that thick whipped cream.. this is just a smooth, rugged in all the right ways, creamy, And a bit of a dark heart. If you’re looking for that perfect ginger snap cardamom caramel drenched cookie, part witch shop, I’d take a bite on this. Stoked I blind bought a full size xx

  2. My first sniff of this gives me mega Oogie Boogie vibes… There’s a similar slinky sandalwood base lurking in the background but without the sweet potato, and I’m thrilled because that note pulls OB too foodie for me sometimes. They’re both fabulously complex blends. I’m pumped to get this on me. On my skin, it straight-up explodes in olfactory glory… I get a mental picture painted of sticky caramel tarts baking on a slightly smoky open fire, being drizzled with honey every so often and dusted with delicious cardamom. Weaved through that, there’s everything I love about incense and witchy shops. There’s so much intricacy that I would be doing this a disservice to classify it as foodie despite there being some elements there. It’s more accurately described as resiny and cozy than sweet or edible. It’s deep, lush, and warm. It almost feels like it’s giving off heat. I get a very healthy and welcome dose of sophisticated, chewy tobacco after it sits for a few minutes. Heavenly. After some more settling, this smells like the wickedest honey incense, resiny and woody, rich and sticky, but not cloying. I’m legit falling in love! I wore this to work and was asked by two separate people about incense burning. I guess it’s fair to say that incense is what’s apparent to others! The more I wear this, the more I like it too. It’s a must-have, in a class of its own. Absolute favorite.

  3. This captures the essence of Dark Shadows and distills it. It smells like the stately Collinwood Mansion – the tobacco and spices and sandalwood making me think of wooden banisters and ballustrades, of heavy, creaking doors, of massive windows made for widows to longingly stare out of over churning waters. Everything comes together, but I’d say the tobacco and caramel are the strongest notes to me, but it’s not gourmand. Or maybe lightly gourmand? The caramel adds texture to the tobacco, a sweetness yes, but not cloying. It smells like memories of fuzzy sweaters and old books and well worn cushions. The benzoin is the funeral shroud tying all the scents together, or is it the spectre of Angelique Bouchard? The caramel and tobacco lead into the sandalwood and cardamom, the honey amber and vanilla rice milk adding a creaminess to the proceedings, the myrrh adding texture to the sandlwood like the caramel to the tobacco. I feel like I’m doing a terrible job doing this justice. Dark Shadows is one of my favorite shows of all time. I get a perfect cozy feeling when I watch it. It’s the feeling of a rainy day, a cup of tea, and black and white gothic drama flickering in my glasses. That’s what this blend brings, too. Total comfort. I need it in all the things.

  4. I wasn’t sure I would like Dark Shadows because I usually do not like incense in perfume and I was afraid the pipe tobacco would make me smell like an old man. As a child I always associated the smell of pipe tobacco with older men, lol.

    Boy, was I wrong! Dark Shadows is wonderful! I smell pipe tobacco, rice milk, cardamom and caramel mostly but they blend together so well.

    Dark Shadows smells similar to me to another favorite of mine, De Falsis Deis. Both have tobacco and caramel notes. D.S. has cardamom while De Falsis has black pepper. D. S. has vanilla rice milk and De Falsis has coconut milk. If you like De Falsis Deis you would probably like this.

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