I had lot of of good, blogging intentions - I've had a very busy week at work, and needed something to help me wind down after I finished watching Fuller House (I was three when Full House ended, and I think it's cheesy and saccharine beyond measure but damn, if I don't love it. I feel the same about Fuller House) and wanted to supplement my playing of Pokemon Yellow, which I bought last weekend when it was released on the Nintendo eShop (last weekend was a good one for 90s kids). And then I called to finally rebook an appointment to write my beginner's, and they gave me an appointment today. I called Tuesday. I didn't anticipate this, so I've been squeezing in a bit of studying all week. Admittedly, the absolute very least that I could possibly do while still having said I read the handbook. Anyway, I went in today and walked out with my beginner's, so now I can finally learn to drive. Step 1 in my biggest goal for 2016: check.
So in celebration of doing something I was never quite certain would happen (take that, vision! I WIN), I've decided to hunker down and get some blogging back on track. While enjoying some coconut nog and black rum. This could get silly. I'm sorry.
Simple, warm, and possibly a teeeeeeny bit underbaked - who doesn't love a good cinnamon bun?
It turns out that Friday is actually the perfect day to talk about this scent, because Friday is cinnamon bun day at work. I have joined the cinnamon bun club, which is one of those reward card things: buy six cinnamon buns, get one free. Of course, now that the cafeteria is closed on weekends, I can get my cinnamon bun half-price after 1...if there's any left. Not a good gamble. Everyone loves cinnamon buns. This scent is a good substitute for a cinnamon bun, if all of the front-line staff have bought them out and I'm left sadly looking at the case. In the bottle, it's warm dough, sweet and still a little gooey. The cinnamon is well-balanced here, and I catch a whiff of something that could be a nice cream cheese frosting drizzle.
On my skin, it starts off as a bright cinnamon sugar, with very little of the warm bun part. It takes a few minutes to settle down, before the strong cinnamon edge wears off. As the oil sinks into my skin, the dough scent starts to come back out. I only ever got the cream cheese frosting in the bottle; on my skin, this is just a plain, delicious, warm cinnamon buns. I've been crazy about cinnamon buns since I had enough teeth to chew them. This scent is that love of cinnamon buns in oil form. I smell like a cinnamon bun. I'm probably going to bake some after I finish this post, for real.
The sillage is moderate - I can catch whiffs of myself here and there, but I'm not overpowering anyone and making them hungry. It has excellent staying power, lasting eleven hours on my skin.
This was a Scent of the Month from...November? I think. I got it as part of my exchange present from a dear friend, so I didn't get it till January. I don't think it's available anymore, sadly. I suggest going to get the real thing if that saddens you. It works to soothe on multiple levels.