I received my Violette Market order including two bottles from the Diablo Canyon 2012 LE. I think I chose well because so far I’ve liked them both upon bottle sniffing.
Chocolate Mallow Pumpkins: Dark chocolate, cocoa absolute, plump pumpkin, gooey vanilla marshmallow and golden amber dust.
In bottle: It smells a little bit like chocolate liqueur.
Wet on skin: I definitely get the various chocolates and cocoa as well as the marshmallow. The vanilla appears and it’s rich and heavy and a little toasty.
Dry on skin: As it’s dried down it smells like very expensive dark hot chocolate with vanilla marshmalllows melted on top and a dusting of amber.
Verdict: Hey, what do you know it’s the first pumpkin scent that has worked for me! I’ve always been so bummed because most pumpkin scents are loaded with spice and I end up smelling like a craft store.
Pink Fire Pumpkin: Hard to transport and even more difficult to catch, but no need for candles! Extinguishes itself naturally at sunrise on the morning of November 1st. Pumpkin flesh, pink carnation, and a pinch of clove dust.
In bottle: Carnation, slightly shampoo like.
Wet on skin: Ummm, spicy warm floral. Like a super spice carnation up very close. So spicy that it’s a little almost menthol smelling. I guess that’s the ‘fire’!
Dry on skin: This has settled down into a really grown up and firey floral blend. I pick up on all three of the listed noted but they are blended together quite beautifully.
Verdict: Yay, another pumpkin scent I can wear!