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Smell Like Your Idols: The Pumpkin Spice Latte [Fragrance Review]

Ok, hear me out.

I get that not everyone wants to smell like a bakery confection (even though I don't want to be friends with those people) - but this scent combination is more than that. I discovered both of these fragrances last year, and have been waiting for fall to come back so I can bust them out. The Pumpkin Spice Latte has been back at Starbucks for awhile now, so we're safe. Plus, cinnamon-pumpkin-clovey-caramel doesn't really work in the cool spring or sticky summer.

Apart, The Body Shop's Brazil Nut Eau de Toilette and Demeter's Pumpkin Pie are good - but the fragrance gods knew that one day they'd find each other and make magic. They're truly exceptional together. Spicy and slightly sweet (nothing cloying), with a subtle clove-y punch that keeps you feeling sexy and cozy all day.

Brazil Nut Eau De Toilette Pumpkin Pie Fragrance Review

Dream team! 

The pumpkin notes are somewhat buried, but just like a true PSL, the sugar and spice are what we care about. The rich caramel aura from the Brazil Nut fades fast, leaving behind a a gorgeous spicy (but not too spicy - trust.) bouquet of clove and cinnamon from the Pumpkin Pie.

I don't necessarily recommend The Body Shop's perfumes as a whole, as their scents don't last, but they're inexpensive (currently on sale for $9 on the website - like whaaaa?) and great for a quick pick-me-up if you like one-note scents. Good for keeping in big handbags or near your bedside. I used to wear the grapefruit quite often, until my BF told me I smelled like I was rotting a little. Oops.

But I'm totally addicted to the Demeter Fragrance Library, and can't wait to try more scents. Right now I have my eye on Suntan Lotion, Salt Air, and Waffles.  I love the concept behind the brand, the actual scents are lovely and even the bottle captivates me (squares, man). My mom used to have Laundromat when I was little and I loved going in her medicine cabinet and taking a big whiff.

Don't get me wrong - I adore those rich, overpriced fall designer fragrances dripping with amber and jasmine. I can get down with some Tom Ford and Jo Malone. But sometimes you just need to spritz with abandon and not worry about how much $$ is being absorbed into your skin.

This is one of those times.

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What are your favorite fragrance combos? Do you layer, or keep it singular? Any favorites from Demeter I should check out?


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