* Before smelling the perfume, I stopped by a Lush store to smell the snow cake soap. It’s sweet almond – almost edible, like a cookie- maybe an Americanized version of Loukoum.
* Snowcake perfume starts off strangely vegetal. The almond on top isn’t as sweet – it’s cut with a cooking oil, like canola, that gives its an oddly astringent texture
* Then something seems to go wrong and this odd accord comes through which I think is a mix of fig, ambergris, and sulfur. It’s not unpleasant – it’s just a bit outerworldly and surreal how it floats over my skin.
* Sometime in that mix I get a bit of rose in the background as well.
* The dry down is a subtle and sheer dry, sweet vanilla.
Summary: I had a quick sniff of Snowcake soap at Lush and think it is a little bit sweeter than the perfume. Snowcake is office-friendly because it is not that loud, yet it’s not exactly a shrinking flower either. Longevity is the lowest of the series with it becoming a very subtle skin scent after about six hours. Snowcake is nice, but not one that I would strongly recommend, if only because other lines have stronger almond/marzipan/loukoum products.
Lush Scent Snowcake is a limited edition that was available only from their website. Check there first to see if it is still available. If not, ebay is pretty much your only option.
Disclaimer: Bottle purchased – no disclaimer needed. Image courtesy of Lush website.