Availability: General Catalog Autumn/Winter (N/A in Spring/Summer)
Notes: made with marshmallow sugar and vanilla bean noel, it has real spearmint & peppermint oils
First impression out of bottle: Sweetened, warm peppermint (warm, like, not bracing and fresh like Buttermint)
Freshly applied: Peppermint with a hint of caramel
Drydown: Now this is what I wanted from Buttermint. Good thing I got both! The peppermint and spearmint are complemented by the beautiful smooth caramel-vanilla of Vanilla Bean Noel. This is a sugary peppermint smell. Sort of like peppermint Torani syrup that you'd put in a coffee.
|Maybe you also put peppermint schnapps in your coffee, I don't know your life|
After several hours: Still fluffy caramel-vanilla peppermint. Mmm I love this one. One of the best uses for the awesome Vanilla Bean Noel note. Super Christmassy and festive.
Would an [X] lover love this? Anybody who likes sweet mint scents will find this excellent, although it may be a bit plain if you are used to the fanciful Arcana peppermint perfumes that combine different herbal and food smells with the herb. This is straightforward.
Would an [X] hater love this? I don't think a mint hater would love this...there's no plastic or weirdness in here, so maybe if they were just a mint lover in disguise and didn't realize it yet?
Where am I? Asking for a double shot of peppermint syrup in my coffee at Starbucks
Where would I wear this? Work, parties, to decorate the Christmas tree. Daytime or night. Definitely great for the holidays, but I could probably wear this in warmer weather if I ignored the candy-cane-ish-ness.