Friday, October 21, 2016

Cocoa Pink Pumpkins!!

Disclaimer - all products were purchased by me.


This is a large etailer based out of Georgia and run by two ladies, Beverly and Steph. They have an extensive scent list and hand-make all of their products from scratch. What kinds of products? Pretty much everything. Sugar scrubs, linen sprays, body oils, perfumes (both oil- and alcohol-based), lotion and body butters, shampoo, conditioner, styling products, deodorant...the list goes on. Everything is made fresh when you order, almost every product can be customized with a scent of your choice (seriously, their scent list is practically endless), the prices are low, and they have a fast turnaround time. It's a one-stop-shop for virtually all of your smell good needs.

I have a lot of scents to review so I'm going to start with the pumpkin blends and go from there. These are all available on the website with the fall and winter scents, so they aren't available year-round. But there's plenty of time to order since they just went up at the end of September. They will be in stock for the next 5-6 months and return every year.






Autumn Hay Ride

The brisk autumn air whips through your locks while bright crimson, orange and yellow leaves dance through the wind amidst the perfect aroma of sweet pumpkin flesh, white peaches, and golden hay bales glowing in the afternoon sun with just a pinch of clary sage. 

Format - Ends with Benefits, Argan Therapy Creme

Very heavy on the sage with a vague earthy pumpkin in the background. It's very dry smelling, and much more of an atmospheric scent rather than a foody one.

This is pretty dupey to Haus of Gloi's Pumpkin Queen. In fact, that's the reason I ordered it; the notes were similar and I wanted to compare them. With Pumpkin Queen, all I can smell is sage and clove. Although they're similar, I prefer Autumn Hay Ride over Pumpkin Queen. I've come to realize lately that Gloi's pumpkin note doesn't agree with me.



Chilly Pumpkin

Vanilla bean flecked ice cream melting over hot pumpkin pie, fresh whipped cream surrounded by glazed, Halloween-sprinkled donuts. 

Format - Argan Therapy Creme

Thick, gooey vanilla cake frosting with a touch of pumpkin. I can barely smell any spices or bakery notes from the pie and donuts. I'd call this more of a vanilla scent and it's very sweet.



Fear of Pumpkins (Cucurbitophobia)

Sweet pumpkin entombed inside soft pale cupcakes topped with whipped buttercream frosting next to a frightful blend of sugared pralines and pumpkin bread. 

Format - Argan Therapy Creme

Lots of creamy pumpkin and vanilla, a dash of spice, and a hint of sweet bakery notes. It's a very warm blend and similar to Chilly Pumpkin without the excessive sweetness.



Golden Morning

Cool vanilla wrapped around honeyed, pale pumpkin gently grounded with white oak, tonka bean finished with the barest hint of copal. 

Format - Ends with Benefits, Squeaky Clarifying Shampoo

Creamy pumpkin (no spices), smooth vanilla and honey with a subtle note of oak to ground it. There's a lot of sweet notes in here and it surprisingly manages to avoid smelling excessively sweet. It's a thick and cozy blend, and I absolutely love this one.



Pumpkin Fried Ice Cream

Sweet creamy pumpkin swirled into decadent scoops of fried Ice cream and pale vanilla ice cream flecked with aromatic vanilla bean.

Format - Ends with Benefits

Smells like the pumpkin ice cream from Baskin Robbins with a side of churros. It's a very sweet pumpkin cream blend with a warm fried dough note, but not too heavy on the spices. Love it.



Pumpkin Pie Spectacular

Sweet pumpkin blended with gingersnaps, pecans, cinnamon and a sprinkling of sugar. It is spectacular. 

Format - ShamPink Conditioning Shampoo

I'm sure this is spectacular...if only I could smell it. Creamy pumpkin sprinkled with brown sugar? It's hard to tell because I can't really smell anything. I only smell this vague kinda creamy, kinda sweet scent. No spices or pecans. I think this is because it's a shampoo - in my experience the scents don't translate well in this format.



Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sweet warm pumpkin swirled within rich espresso topped with fluffy, vanilla-infused steamed milk and a pinch of spice. New & improved version! 

Format - Soft Bubbles Sugar Scrub, Ends with Benefits

Mostly pumpkin, very little spices and a barely discernible note of espresso. It's like a buttery, golden pumpkin flesh rather than a can of pumpkin puree. It becomes a little sweeter and creamier once the vanilla appears, but this doesn't really make me think of a PSL.



Pumpkin Spider Cider

Sweet pumpkin pulp infused into apple cider fresh from the orchard spiked with sanguine drops of tart cranberry juice. 

Format - ShamPink  Conditioning Shampoo

This is what I expect a kitchen to smell like in autumn. A lovely blend of lightly spiced apple cider beside a pumpkin pie fresh from the oven. It's a pretty sweet blend so I'm not smelling the cranberry.



Pumpkin Waffle Delight

Pumpkin infused buttermilk waffles and creamy cake batter ice cream sprinkled with dark brown sugar coated pecans. 

Format - EdP (alcohol-based) Perfume

It starts out heavy on the brown sugar glazed pecans, but after a few minutes it becomes the B&BW pumpkin waffle dupe. It's a little sweeter than other dupes I've tried since the sugar weaves in and out, but not unique enough for me to repurchase.



Scarecrow

Warm notes of pumpkin accented with vibrant autumn leaves, birch trees, apple butter combined with purple sage surround the old scarecrow with his pumpkin head, dressed in a sun-faded plaid shirt and worn jeans overstuffed with golden hay. 

Format - Voluptuous Body Butter

This starts out as an earthy pumpkin with a touch of sage before quickly transforming into a slightly sweet, creamy pumpkin and hay blend. I can't make out most of the notes listed, but I still like it. It's a nice alternative to all the foody pumpkin blends I have.



Final thoughts - Cocoa Pink does pumpkin scents well, and there's a few here that I loved. Golden Morning is one of my top favorites from the brand, while Pumpkin Fried Ice Cream and Scarecrow are two other scents I enjoyed and would consider repurchasing. You can find all of these scents and many more on the website.

3 comments:

  1. Well now I'm going to have to try Golden Morning! Thanks for the reviews!

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    1. Yes! It's a good one to wear all year. Very snuggly and soft.

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