Monday, November 7, 2016

Future Prim Halloween 2016

Disclaimer - all products were purchased by me. 

The second part of Tiggy's autumn release arrived a few days ago with perfect timing. It's finally starting to feel like autumn here (in the evenings at least) so I'm starting to crave all the pumpkin, apple and chocolate scents that I save for this time of year.

Ordering was smooth as always. These went up on the website on 10/15 and arrived 11/1 which is fast for an international delivery. Everything was wrapped all nice and neat in tissue paper, with a free sample and some candies tossed in as well.


Mr. Dark's Pandemonium carnival. The aroma of rich decadent fudge, caramel cups, spun sugar served on sticks, and cones of sweet caramelised nuts. 

Mmm! Tons of gooey caramel with a silky smooth base of milk chocolate. I don't know why it's difficult to find a true caramel scent but the ones I've tried are usually buttery. This one is very sweet and smells just like chocolate-covered caramels.

Pumpkin Eater

Baked pumpkin coated in thick sugar frosting with a drizzle of maple syrup and dusting of pumpkin pie spice. 

Tons of fresh nutmeg over a sweet and smooth base of pumpkin and maple syrup. More maple than pumpkin. I wanted to love this one, but there's just too much nutmeg that overwhelms the maple syrup. I grabbed two of these but now I'm wishing I had a backup of Pandemonium instead.

Red Crosses on Wooden Doors

A completely enchanting blend of forest floor, ethereal clean autumn skies, green ferns, blonde woods and essence of field mushroom. 

This one was the wild card and wow, I really like it! It's giving me Atropica vibes (from the spring collection) which is one of my favorites from Tiggy. It's a clean smelling unisex blend with a crisp ozone topnote resting on a soft and smooth woodsy-earthy base. That smooth earthy note may be the mushroom and as much as I hate those things IRL, I like what it adds here.

Skeleton Key

A graveyard of rusting pirate ships, wooden hulls, rattly wooden tea creates filled with straw and cork-topped bottles with remnants of bourbon and cloudy apple cider, and leather pouches filled with precious amber. 

This was a free soap sample that was included in the order. I get a lot of apple with a touch of woods and amber. More of a warm baked apple than a spiced cider.

Tiggy recently introduced (re-introduced?) wax melts and these are the ones I picked up. They're pretty small, about the equivalent of one clamshell cube, and come packaged in a flip-top plastic container. I'm letting these cure for a bit just to be on the safe side, so these are cold sniff reviews.


Sweet sugar plums with mulled wine and spices. 

Smells like tangy red fruits (cranberries? currants?) and a small trace of wine. It reminds me of The Bathing Garden's Vampire Blood.

Jim Nightshade

Your all round American boy. Apple pie, cinnamon and creamy custard. 

A sweet, candy-like apple scent with a strong custard note and a trace of cinnamon. It ends up smelling a little like potpourri and not much like apple pie, but I still like it.

Killing Moon

Black elderberry, delicate rose, black currant juice and hibiscus blooms. 

Freshly cut roses and dark fruits with minimal sweetness. I love how romantic this feels in a vampy kind of way.

The Gloaming 

The twilight time between sunset and darkness, a cold north wind, the onset of snow, distant campfire and marshmallow. 

This one is nice. It smells like a blend of spearmint, ozone and vanilla-marshmallow. It's crisp and icy but also sweet, and it really does make me think of snow.

Final thoughts - pretty happy with this round of scents. Pandemonium and all of the wax scents really are something special and I can't wait to dive in. I had high hopes for Pumpkin Eater but that nutmeg just isn't working out. The remaining stock has been marked down on clearance, and you can find it here.

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