Esscentual Alchemy Christmas & Cookies was a request from the perfumer’s dear son. Little Esscentual Alchemy wanted a perfume that smelled like Christmas. I feel that most most children don’t think of their age in birthdays but in how many Christmases they remember. In a world filled with expensive botanicals, I’m sure Legos would be a cheaper gift, but not as interesting request 😉 Thank you little Esscentual Alchemy for requesting a perfume for all to enjoy. Mama and little Esscentual Alchemy created a perfume that truly captures the joy and excitement of a child on Christmas morning.
When you sniff this one your mind will nose will flash and a billboard to your brain that reads “Christmas”. The scent opens as a fiery cinnamon with balsam fir. It’s a spicy scent. But, you’ll detect some sweetness, a distant plate of spiced sugar cookies for Santa on the table. The tree is decorated in tinsel and handmade ornaments. Christmas lights reflect off a frosty window. Children giggle. The perfume, Christmas & Cookies, is festive. It is spice, evergreens and sugar cookies. This sounds cliché or like a mass-produced holiday candle. But, it isn’t. Christmas & Cookies works as a perfume. It’s the best smelling Christmas themed fragrance that I have ever sniffed.
The fact that this Grinch loves this fragrance is saying something. Maybe this fragrance made my heart normal-sized because this will be the first year that my husband and I have celebrated Christmas in over 7 years. Actually it was my husband’s idea to celebrate this year but this fragrance does put me in the Christmas spirit.
Notes listed include 5 types of vanilla bean tincture, butter CO2, black tea, beeswax, white rose attar in sandalwood, cinnamon, antique nutmeg, balsam fir, and strawberries. PERFUMER – Amanda Feeley
Give Christmas & Cookies a try if you want a perfume that smells like Christmas or if you like spicy perfumes done in a Serge Lutens style. You don’t have to love naturals to love Christmas & Cookies. This scent is easily unisex.
Christmas & Cookies has above average projection and is long-wearing. This stuff is potent and it smells like high-quality, luxurious botanicals were used.
A sample is available for $10 at Esscentual Alchemy’s artfire store. Get it while you can! It’s a limited edition holiday perfume.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION –Christmas in a bottle. Even a Grinch will love this perfume.
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