Plume Perfume – Gingerbread & Fir review :
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The image that I got from the title of this scent includes a heavily decorated gingerbread man (much like the one from Shrek, complete with gumdrop buttons) prancing about a forest of emerald green fir trees. It was a happy, cheerful and festive scene albeit somewhat cartoon-ish. However, the first thing that I noticed when actually wearing Gingerbread & Fir was that the ginger note initially felt much more like a knob of ginger that was being grated, than the sugary, doughy scent of a gingerbread man.
As Gingerbread & Fir develops the ginger note does become sweeter, although never so sweet as the decorated variety of gingerbread men that you see before Christmas. It’s much more like a spicy, homemade gingerbread cookie complete with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. There is a wonderful, almost oily, wood note in Gingerbread & Fir that makes me think of freshly stained and polished furniture.
In addition to the ginger and woods there is a very faint greenery, much like the smell of a distant forest. It’s almost devoured by the spices but the faint forest note just manages to break through, leaving the impression that it might be wonderfully fragrant and green outside.
Apart from making me crave ginger cookies, Gingerbread and Fir is a gorgeous scent that’s perfect for Christmas. It has all the warmth that I expect from a good Fall (or Autumn for the Aussie readers) inspired scent and it has the perfect amount of gourmand notes to make it a ‘festive season’ option (because I do like my warm, spicy gourmand scents this time of year.)Wear it and indulge in some ginger cookies or a spice chai tea.