It is finally that time of year!!! Which also means Halloween/Fall time at The Bathing Garden! I was so thrilled to get my hands on one of these samplers. I love the idea of having the chance to sample each of the scents before committing to clams. Without further ado, let us dive in!
Cemetery Keys–vanilla tonka beans, lime citrus and sugary sweet white floral.
I could not figure out why this smelled so familar and what it smelled of but finally I linked it to what the Dragon Egg bath bomb from Lush smells like if that helps describe it to you. The citrus is almost spot on to that while having that vanillary note
Thombstone Dust- Green apple cinnamon cupcakes with a marshmallow, brown sugar and caramel glaze.
Sticky, caramel glazed granny smith apples baked to perfection in batter and topped with marshmallow fluff.
Death Becomes Her– Spun sugar, white vanilla butter cream, pink sugar peppermint cookies and a sprinkle of rock candy chips.
Soft, wedding butter mints crushed and sprinkled on top of peppermint sugar cookies. Sweet, peppermint dream with a sparkle of rock candy.
Black Magic Laboratory– Orange chiffon, black velvet cake, chocolate shavings and creme soaked cookie bites.
A lovely sweet orange chiffon that adds a creamy citrus being the most dominate with a bite of dark chocolate and velvet cake lingering in the background.
Poisoned Apothecary– Hot, mulled apple cider with a woody undertone.
Very earthy, almost oak moss like note blended with a spicy, piping hot cider that creates a very, wicked refreshment.
White Magic– Shaved cinnamon, Orange tea and hints of spicy patchouli.
Spice and everything nice.. except PATCHOULI! Spicy, spicy with a hint of spice and maybe a Red Hot for good measure.
Banshee Dreams– Frosted pumpkin cupcakes, rich dark espresso, crystallized coconut shavings and white vanilla marshmallow.
First sniff? Burnt toast. Which I believe to be the rich, dark espresso burning my nose. Second sniff it does get a little sweeter but still continues with the burnt smell. Maybe for people who like espresso?
Hades & Persephone– Citrus, cognac, musk, hints of patchouli and fresh ozone.
Musky, fresh ozone giving off a feel of moss growing on a wet rock but also has a deep cologne type feel.
Pagan Moon– An apple and pear groove under a blood red, strawberry moon, kissed by swirling call leaves.
Oh my, the crisp apple and pear blended with the crunchy fall leaves has me over the moon with this one. It’s almost candy like a fruit gummy with it’s sweetness.
Mummy Mademoiselle– Candied rose jam, sweet sticky salt water taffy and creamy white vanilla.
Rose jam is usually not a scent I reach for but this candied version is a little more palatable. Don’t be alarmed rose jam fans, this is still a strong one and it’s definitely the key note in this melt. I appreciate the creamy vanilla and salt water taffy to help lighten the blow of what would otherwise be such a strong scent.
Netherworld Zombie– Freshly shoveled graveyard dirt, espresso, lime essential oils, scotch whiskey and dark chocolate shavings.
First sniff I have to admit I wasn’t keen on this one.. still don’t think I am. It came off as a skunky spray scent with the earthy tones blended with such a sour, bitter fragrance from the lime essential oils. I’ve heard many have enjoyed this one though so it may just be my preference.
Phantom Queen– Black citrus tea, cinnamon coffee and a bag full of Halloween candy.
For all coffee haters, don’t run from this one just yet. On cold it does have a slight coffee presence but the black citrus tea I must applaud for being able to come through and shine it’s bright, zesty face.
Eye of Newt- Fresh frozen water, clean air and crystallized peppermint candy.
Just wicked. Has me dancing around the room singing “Double, double toil and trouble!” Whatever fresh frozen water is.. wowza.. ripett! It is such a fresh scent that stews to perfection with the cooling, refreshing mint of the peppermint. Highly recommend.
Season of the Witch– Spicy pumpkin, cinnamon apples, ripe berries and sugar dipped oranges.
Mostly picking up on the ripe berries and sugar dipped oranges with a soft layer of cinnamon dust to garnish.
Haunted Hayride– Tart granny smith apples, caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin and hints of hay.
A scent that I was happy to see make a re-appearance in this year’s collection. This melts very well and strong giving off a beautiful, fresh hay scent that takes your mind to memories of hay rides and pumpkin patches.
Colossal Pumpkin Lantern- Chocolate frosted brownies with vanilla cream pumpkin brulee.
Gourmet heavy cream whipped into fresh, pumpkin puree and topped in carmalized sugar served beside milk chcolate brownies. It’s as if you were sticking your nose in a tub of chocolate and vanilla frosting as the topping.
Hoarfrost Tonic- A refreshing scent with lime, cypress, mellow pine and cool air notes.
Weirdly enough this melt smells of clean linen hanging out on the line on a fall day.
Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Waffles- Sweet pumpkin waffles swirled with butterscotch chips.
Sweet, rich, very buttery butterscotch that overpowers the pumpkin to my nose. Not a favorite of mine as it is just too sweet for my liking.
Charm & Ruin– Lush vanilla citrus swirled with a fruity pomegranate base.
Bad.. bad memories arise to my nose with this one. Chalky antibiotic that I was on as a child that has scarred me to this day, is that you? Not a favorite, it smells of chalky and very medicinal to me.
Faerie Bonfire– A complex bonfire scent with notes of leaves, vanilla, sandalwood, and brown sugar.
Another favorite from this collection, I’d almost want this in a perfume. By no means is this Marshmallow Fireside but it’s so gorgeous and uniquely sweet without marshmallow and without taking away from being a fireside blend. A lovely balance between sweet and smoke.
Sample: Monster Candy- watermelon candy, sugar dipped orange slices, and kiwi cherry mimosas
A sweet bag of Halloween candy! Sweet Tarts, bubble gum and sour treats.
Are you ordering anything from Shannon’s Halloween Collection? She is open now! If so, let me know which ones, I’d love to see your picks!
Until Next Melt,