30 Scents in 30 Days – Day 14 – Possets Gingerbread Whorehouse

Continuing my celebration of Fabienne’s life, I chose Gingerbread Whorehouse.  It is the perfect example of her tongue-in-cheek scent names, in my opinion, and one that has been suggested to so many over the years, myself included.

photo by smellallthethings

Gingerbread WhorehouseThis is European Gingerbread given an American Cajun jolt with the spices: ginger, black pepper (!), clove, cinnamon, coriander, and a kiss of pink pepper.

In the vial I get a lot (and I mean a lot – have you ever made gingerbread cookies?) of molassass.  It’s thick, sweet but verging on bitter, and dark.  On my skin I very much get a warm gingerbread cookie scent.  Simple, warm, inviting, and delicious.  There’s very little sweetness in this blend.

The peppers and the coriander give this a whole other dimension and I think is what is keeping this from going full out foodie on my skin.  I’m not amping any one scent, rather they seem to be melded quite seamlessly.

As this dries, I can’t say that it really morphs at all.  It stays very true to the wet stage, maybe it warms up a tad more, but beyond that it is the perfect ginger bread cookie.  I have to confess, around this time of year I start stalking Panera Bread for their Gingerbread Muffins.  They are the perfect moist little muffins of gingery perfection and this is what it reminds me of as well.  I know, I know, I said it’s not foodie and it’s not … but it is … but it’s not.  Simple, right?

There is a little bit of a throw to this scent, but mostly it stays close to the skin.  Every now and then I get a hint of something almost buttery in there.

I will give it this – 6 hours later and I still get the softest hint of gingerbread with a vanilla base.  It’s still this soft, warm, and cozy little scent that occasionally wafts up to me.  It lasted through a hand washing or two also.

This would be one, should I ever get the chance, that I would love to upgrade to a full size bottle.

2 thoughts on “30 Scents in 30 Days – Day 14 – Possets Gingerbread Whorehouse

  1. Oh, Melissa, your review had me going into my poppet box for this and it is exactly as you described! I didn’t try it because I thought it would be too foody. It does very much smell like gingerbread, but the spices are lovely! I am glad I have so many samples. The summer before last I ordered about 20, but Fabienne sent double that! I was sad to see my box that said “retest for big bottle”. Fortunately, I did get some of the winners for me from that pile, like Venus Black, Neptune and Phyllaxis (the prettiest lavender that start out as…coffee!), but in my ever vigilant “be practical” mode, there were far too many that I didn’t order.

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