I was cursing traffic all the way back knowing the preciousssss was cooling its heels a few degrees above freezing in our metal mailbox.
I was most looking forward to Snowshoe Pass and it does not disappoint. It's sweet, but not a foody vanilla. It reminds me a bit of BPAL's Celeste and is wonderful.
Night Star has a strong patch note at first, but it's not a gnarly rooty patch. The nutmeg gives it a dark, back of the spice cupboard feel. I'm hoping the lemon comes out after it's had a chance to rest.
Sugarvale was exactly how I imagined it would be--gooey, over-the-top decadence.
Flintlock has been a flip flopper on me. At first I put on a tiny bit because I thought it would be pretty sharp and masculine. Surprisingly, it was very smooth and soft and I was pleasantly amazed. However, I don't think I rolled the vial the first time because when I put some more on, the leather, tobacco and pepper popped and it became much more MANLY man
and in line with what I originally thought it would be. Angela's description of this like a brown leather jacket is excellent.
I haven't done skin tests of the others, but on cold sniff Russian Caravan reminds me of an intriguing old wooden spice chest. Will follow up with my impressions as I test more. This is an amazing release.