Helpful Review 3
Some One Left the Cake Out In the Rain
Let them Eat Cake is a fantastic name and a thrilling concept in gourmand scents. However, it falls short of my expectations of being an enticing edible fragrance. Looking at the core notes which are gratefully printed on the bottle, I was mentally preparing to want to eat my own arm off after applying. Seemed to me, this would be a fabulous, uplifting & cozy scent for winter going along with holiday cookies, hot cocoa and visions of sugar plum nymphs dancing in snowy forest scenes. Instead, my initial inhalation produced a scratchy olfactory sensation of a very low quality vanilla musk which gradually sweetened as it warmed on my skin to a powdery, cottony cloud. The net effect after 30 minutes was the impression of warm spun cotton candy drenched in Coty Vanilla musk and extra firm hold hairspray and left outside in a drizzling gray rain storm to produce a soggy stale note in the final dry down. Although the sillage was decent (about 3-inches/7.62 cm radius) for about 4 hours I found this scratchy, cloying and pretentious- like a "birthday cake" scented candle from the dollar store. In this genre, I suggest Demeter's "Birthday Cake" or "Cake Batter" as a reasonable alternative for sweet puffery fluffery.