Ah the new, limited edition Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake Fragrance might create a craving or two. Not for me, I like the smell of pumpkin but I don’t like to eat it. Pumpkin spice muffins, snacks, coffees, they are smell incredible! Hell, I even have plenty of perfume oils and fragrances from Etsy sellers that smell like pumpkin but actually eating pumpkin spice anything is off limits for me. I’m just not a fan!
Pumpkin Cupcakes? Sure, I want to smell like that! But, nope, I don’t want to eat ’em!
Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake is one of three new Pumpkin Festival Fragrances that launched for Fall 2016 which is available in fragrance mists, bath, and body goodies.
Sadly, this doesn’t actually have pumpkin anything in it but it still smells pretty none the less!
The top notes are apparently orange zest, apple, and toasted pecan with middle notes of sheer jasmine, and cupcake accord. A direct mist right out of the bottle will get you that first creamy cupcake accord note right away. To me, it almost smells like a vanilla play-doh-ish note! I know, play-doh doesn’t sound terribly appealing but I promise it actually works out very well. I don’t the apple, nor the orange nor the toasted pecans but straight up vanilla cupcake is a note that dominates during that initial mist. As it settles and begins to dry you’ll find that a tiny hint of orange comes out to play with a spicy note of cinnamon sugar. As it develops and dries down further I get hit with cupcake again but a lot spicier than before since the cinnamon begins to dominate. It isn’t a revolting cinnamon note I promise but more a gourmand one like cinnamon sugar frosting on a warm cupcake with a tiny zest of orange peel on top! My nose might not be experienced enough to capture the toasted pecans, apple, or sugared amber but I do get the cupcake element in this fragrance. There’s no pumpkin notes but oddly enough they somehow capture a hint of pumpkin something in the background! Blame it perhaps on the cinnamon but you do get a vibe of a pumpkin and cinnamon cupcake that has a swirl of orange-y frosting on top of it!
This one is delightful but as with most Bath & Body Works fragrances very short lived. You’ll need to be sure to layer up to make it last as it disappears fairly quickly.
Definitely a delightful Fall fragrance that gets you in the mood for the cooler weather ahead, the longer, darker nights, and the endless round of Halloween parties that are sure to be laced with pumpkin spice everything!
Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake is available now in stores and online.