Smell Bent Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewilderness perfume is a limited edition fragrance in the Attack of the Killer Smellies Halloween 2010 fragrance collection. Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewilderness is described as “sweet, spicy brew of bubbling cauldron set against the lush scent of the forest at night“. This is a spicy, earthy fragrance.
Smell Bent Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewilderness is an unusual scent in my opinion. It really isn’t something that I want to smell like. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t likable. In fact, you’d think I’d love this. It really reminds me of matsutake, a spicy and distinct aromatic wild mushroom that is out this time of year (smells like pine needles and dirty cinnamon). I get lots of pine needles, earth, and spicy cinnamon at initial spritz. I like the pine and I like the earth. I’m not loving the strong and sweet Red Hots aroma of the cinnamon. To me this is more of a cinnamon and sugar/vanilla note vs. cinnamon bark. There’s also something sweet, fruity, and apple like underneath the pine, dirt, and sweet cinnamon. After about 20 minutes the unusual cold, damp-ish earthy pine needle aroma fades. (This is what I call the matsutake accord). I’m left with cinnamon and sugar. This isn’t bad. My disclaimer is that I don’t really like cinnamon in fragrance. It reminds me too much of seasonal potpourri or boiling cider. I don’t mind these fragrances in the home; they are so cozy. However, I don’t want to smell like cinnamon and sugar. I think cinnamon is an overwhelming note. That being said, I know that some people really like it. The fragrance is long-wearing with the dry-down mainly being sweet yet very spicy cinnamon.
Give this a try if you like pine and cinnamon fragrance or if you like cinnamon AKA sugar n’ spice scents like Creed Ambre Cannelle, YSL Opium, Penhaligon’s Elixir, Diptyque Eau Lente, and/or Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar. Because of the heavy cinnamon notes, I can see Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewilderness being a great winter fragrance. This one isn’t just for Halloween 🙂
This is a limited edition fragrance. It will only be available until November 1st. The EDT spray (what I’m reviewing) retails for $45. The perfume oil goes for $20. These are at Smell Bent.
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