All Hallow's Eve, birthday cake, black pumpkin pie, black vanilla, black vanilla bean, buttercream, buttercream pumpkin essence, candy, candy corn, cheesecake, coconut, cream, frosting, Halloween, Halloween 2020, Halloween candy, Halloween vanilla birthday cake accord, limited edition, NAVA, pie spices, pistachio, pistachio pudding, pistachio pudding filling accord, pudding, pumpkin, pumpkin pie, sandalwood, shredded coconut, spiced cheesecake frosting, spiced frosting, vanilla, vanilla bean, vanilla cake, wax candy, Wax vampire lips, white sandalwood
Scent Name: Halloween 2021
Manufacturer: Nocturne Alchemy – Halloween 2020: All Hallow’s Eve
Scent Description and Notes: “Based on our very own Thoth’s October 31st Halloween Birthday Cake; Shredded Coconut infused White Sandalwood, Halloween Vanilla Birthday Cake accord, Black Vanilla Bean Flecks, Pistachio Pudding Filling accord, Black Pumpkin Pie Spiced Cheesecake Frosting, Buttercream Pumpkin essence and topped with accords of Candy Corn, Halloween Candy and Wax Vampire lips and fangs.” -http://www.zombiiesque.net/
Oil Color: The color reminds me of a cardboard box mixed with a touch of green.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 2ml vial from Nocturne Alchemy. The label features the collection name and year in an Italic white font with the name of the company above that in a bold block font of the same color against a black background. All of this is above the company’s sigil, while the company’s acronym is at the top. The label itself is framed in grey filigree. The 2ml vial appears as follows.
- ITI: Oh, that’s really sweet. Almost icky to my nose. It smells like a mixture of cough syrup and maraschino cherries with very subtle pistachio undertones and trailing suggestion of buttercream frosting at the tail end of the scent.
- Wet: While it smells like sweetened cough syrup in the vial, on my skin, it smells like candy corn and caramelized maple syrup with a touch of that cough syrup cherry and buttercream from earlier. However, as it starts to sit, I get more cake sponge with a hearty layer of pistachio, which move forward toward the top, just under a wax lipped cherry. It’s rather sweet, but not so cloying that I feel the need to wash it off.
- Dry: Seven hours after application, it reminds of of something, but I’m having trouble recalling it specifically, but something in this scent definitely pings some kind of memory. Maybe it’s a memory of a dessert or candy….actually, hazelnut or a less chocolatey Nutella with more maple and a touch of buttercream. I like this much better dried.
Other Impressions: “Ooh, I really like this one.” -Elodie