Trick or Treat

Brand: Alkemia

Scent Description: A grownup confection of black licorice, mandarin orange peel, caramelized brown sugar, bourbon vanilla, candied ginger, tonka bean, blonde patchouli, cedar tips, oakmoss, and sandalwood.

6 thoughts on “Trick or Treat”

  1. Smoke seems to be one of the only things I smell on my skin with this. There’s an undercurrent of… cleanliness? That’s probably not the right word, but something is keeping this from being pure campfire, and I think it’s the orange peel. After about an hour I detected patchouli in the smoke, and I think I can smell the oakmoss as well. There is absolutely no licorice on my skin.

  2. Dark and spicy, yes. The brown sugar keeps it darkly spiced like a pumpkin bread if you made it with molasses. I like it, but on me it is a pie- spiced gourmand. I don’t get licorice at all. Base notes of sandalwood and patchouli are not detectable either.

  3. On my skin I can immediately smell the black licorice, mandarin orange peel and the caramelized brown sugar. The black licorice note is much more on the candied side and not a medicinal anise smell. Unfortunately that note is the first to fade on me and not long after that the mandarin orange peel does the same. At this point I begin to amp the brown sugar, like I seem to do in all scents that contain it. None of the other notes ever made an appearance on me. I can appreciate this and I like it but it’s a little too sweet for my tastes. Like All The Sins, it’s a candied gourmand scent that ramps my appetite. For those of you that develop the rest of the notes in this, I envy you! This is very much a Fall scent to me. Although I do believe you should wear whatever tickles your fancy regardless of the time of year, but I’m getting off subject. My skin eats this scent for whatever reason and after about 3 hours I smell faintly of a warm brown sugar that disappears.

  4. Trick or Treat is one of the first oil based scents I tried and it’s one of my very favorite. If you love black licorice or gourmands in particular, you must try it! This somewhat reminds me of a more grown up version of Pink Sugar but super concentrated, not diluted with alcohol. There is a richness and depth here that you just can’t get from an alcohol based perfume. This is sweet but sexy and when I wear it I am sniffing my wrist all day. It’s addictive

  5. This is all warm citrus/ginger on me. It’s not nearly as dark as I’d expected. It’s the most “perfume-y” smelling of the Alkemias I’ve tried. It reminds me of something, but I can’t pin exactly what it is.

  6. I am not usually a gourmand, or sweet-smelling perfume person, but DANG, this makes me want to bite my wrist off! It definitely smells mature, but also sultry, flirtatious, and fun. I definitely pick up on the licorice, bourbon vanilla, caramelized brown sugar, and tonka bean. It’s like buttery, old-timey candy with a kick of bourbon and grounded by the patchouli and sandalwood. It’s fun, earthy, and delicious. It makes me want to wear it to the fair at night and have a fun and flirty time with someone(s). I will definitely be purchasing more!

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