Indie Scent Library
A collection of indie perfume reviews
Scent Description: Pink bubblegum, vanilla bean pod, light musk.
I don’t know how to feel about this one. It absolutely smells like classic pink bubble gum. It’s one of those smells that is impossible to describe without calling it by its name, so smelling it reproduced is sensational because of the layers of abstraction. I’m viscerally off-put by it at first for some reason… yet at the same time, I’m not. It feels too… something. Childish maybe? I think it’s triggering nostalgic memories that I can’t quite put a finger on. The more I smell it, the more I realize that this is quite improved from the smell of “real” bubble gum. It’s a perfume version (duh). It has a less heavy-handed sweetness and something extra that’s making it smell unique. It’s clearly the musk. It picks up more and more of a vanilla-musk vibe with wear, never quite losing the bubble gum though. I think I’m leaning towards liking it. It’s tied to deeply-rooted emotional connections. I’m flustered and perturbed and intrigued and… yeah, this is something special. I just don’t know if it’s what I personally need in a perfume. I can imagine gifting it in a heartbeat though. If you’re remotely into bubble gum scents, you need this one.
This is a really fun blend, although it’s the lightest of the Hexennachts I’ve tried so far and I wish it lasted a bit longer for me. I’d like to try it in the extrait spray to see if it lasts longer. This opens with a big punch of bubblegum and settles quickly into a lovely bubblegum-vanilla. It’s sweet and light and very pretty.