Solstice Scents: Owl Creek Aleworks

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Solstice Scents Owl Creek Aleworks

Sticky English Toffee Pudding, Blackburn’s Parlor Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel, Toasted Coconut & Hazelnut, Sugared Pumpkin Cream Stout

I’m a sucker for gourmands of all kinds. I love to bake, and anything that makes me smell like a bakery is going to be a hit. You can buy this from Solstice Scents’ website as well as from the Rhinestone Housewife and Pretty Indulgent. It’s $16 US for 5mL, $75 US for the EDP version and you can also get it in one of their sample packs as well.

In the bottle: Yankee Candle? Very sweet, but kind of artificially so. Mostly pumpkin and toffee.

On the skin: The pumpkin cream stout is really prominent along with the hazelnut and the toffee. The stout cuts the sweetness just enough that it’s not overpowering. It’s really a perfect fall scent; warm, brown, and cozily sweet. My only complaint is that it does seem to disappear quickly on me, but that could also be because I just put a dot on to test it out.

TL;DR: A  sweet blend of pumpkin stout, toffee and hazelnut. Very fall. 4/5


Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: Jack

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The scent of warm, glowing jack o’lanterns on a warm autumn night: true Halloween pumpkin, spiced with nutmeg, glowing peach and murky clove.

I love Halloween; I’m one of those people who plans their Halloween costume six months in advance. However, I live in the southern US, so autumn is not a concept here. I bought this scent because I wanted something that would bring about the image of Halloween in the movies, with multicolored trees, falling leaves and a crisp chill in the air. You can buy it on BPAL’s website. It’s $17.50 US for a 5mL full size or $4 US for a sample Imp.

In the bottle: Pumpkin and something else? I feel like that’s the clove but it’s not as spicy as I was expecting.

On the skin: Pumpkin and nutmeg are the first notes to appear and I swear I can smell brown sugar or something else candy-like. It’s not overly sweet though thanks to the clove which blossoms into a nice layer of spice. I’m not getting much of the peach note. I feel like this smells like autumn in a bottle.

TL;DR: Lightly sugared pumpkin and nutmeg. Very autumnal. 4/5.