Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Pumpkin Latte Perfume Oil is everything I love about coffee without having to drink it. I don’t drink coffee but I love the smell of it. Am I weird? Possibly but I’m just not a coffee drinker. It leaves a bitter aftertaste in my mouth yuck! But on a rare occasion I’ve been known to grab a Macchiato. My fragrance collection is filled with more coffee scents than ones I’ve actually drunk in life!
I love the smell of gourmand coffee fragrances! I simply can’t get enough of them particularly ones from the Lab who successfully does some of the nicest coffee perfumes and fragrances I’ve had the pleasure of trying.
I was a little worried about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Pumpkin Latte because I have Pumpkin Spice Everything and I felt like it had way too much harsher cinnamon notes and I worried Pumpkin Latte would be the same.
Boy, was I ever wrong.
Espresso, pumpkin syrup, smoky vanilla bean, milk, raw sugar, and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg make up this Fall cocktail! In the bottle, this smells like walking into Starbucks and breathing in the scent of freshly brewed pumpkin spice latte sans cream or sugar. It’s a straight up pumpkin, cinnamon, and coffee scent without the fixings. On my skin wet, the sugar, spice, and milk gets added to the mix and things start to get very, very Fun and very, very Fall. It’s almost as if I opened the lid on a steaming just brewed cup of pumpkin spice latte and I’m read to pour in my milk and stir in my sugar. The scent warms up instantly upon contact with skin and becomes the quintessential pumpkin spice latte scent.
As it dries down and an hour or so into the wear the warmth progresses beautifully and more of the spicy notes come into play. The longer the wear the more the coffee note becomes prominent as well. It projects beautifully with excellent linger and throw which means you shouldn’t be too surprised if someone asks, “Who’s drinking a pumpkin spice latte?”
This is eerily realistic and you might find yourself wanting to take a sip!
Beautifully done and totally perfect for Fall foodie fragrance lovers.
Available now at blackphoenixalchemylab.com.