Dark Ginger Spicecake

Brand: Solstice Scents

Scent Description:

Gingerbread Cookies crash into a dark earthy corruption of patchouli and vetiver, accented by cedar wood. A smooth amber accord softens the edges and ties the gingerbread and dirty earth notes together. A few drops of candied vanillic benzoin, molasses and warm ginger emerge with the earthy notes and amber on the dry down. This perfume opens with a bold spicy gingerbread with a cinnamon bark overtone. There is a great deal of vetiver and smooth aged patchouli lurking just beneath but you’ll also detect a light woodsy cedar. These notes serve to temper the sweetness and add dark and mysterious depth. The spicy elements of the gingerbread do lessen as this perfume wears and the base notes begin to take over about 45 minutes to an hour in. At this point, the molasses in the gingerbread will start to come forward rather than the spicier aspects and the longer this wears, the more dominant the vetiver and patchouli become. Overtime, the gingerbread transforms closer to a molasses-heavy iced ginger snap cookie without cinnamon. This is perfect for those who like foodie blends a bit darker.

Released: Winter Collection

3 thoughts on “Dark Ginger Spicecake”

  1. On my skin this reads as a heavy molasses scent. Very faint spices that fade almost immediately. This wasn’t what I was expecting. I prefer HoG’s The Nefarious Gingerbread Man to this scent. I was hoping for something more along those lines with this one.

  2. Strong sugary patchouli at first with a hot baked ginger+cinnamon note that blossoms on skin. Mostly smells like molasses after it has had some time to settle on skin with patchouli. The ginger doesn’t stick around all that well on me, but it’s still a good evening gourmand.

  3. This scent is one of my winter favourites. It is darker than the typical gingerbread and cream cheese frosting types. There is a snap of spices and I can feed sugar granules against my teeth when I smell it. There is something earthy about it that keeps it from being too gourmand.

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