Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Diabolique - Sugar and Spite Bathery

First sniff: 
Sweet, cream biscuits.

First applied: 
Still biscuity, with a slight tang of something citrus but I don't think it's lemon. Mandarin? Really pretty gourmand but not really getting why it's a Halloween scent. There's a very mild woody note in the background which I imagine will come out more when the top notes dry down.

After 30 mins: 
More woody now but still quite sweet and biscuit/pastry-ish. When I first applied it, it seemed a little weak and I thought it might fade quickly but it's actually getting stronger as the woodiness amps up. It's very much a Sugar & Spite/Morbid The Merrier perfume - Lysa has a classic signature.

After 3 hours: 
A soft, sweet but slightly boozy vanilla with a wood note adding some depth. It has faded quite a lot now - quite faint on the wrist u less I put my nose right up near it. I do like this scent a lot but I'm still baffled by its connection to Halloween. Maybe it has candy corn or something in totally not getting.


4 hours tops, best reapplied after about 2 hours. 

Actual notes/description: 

Orange blossoms dripping with sticky black honey, warm gingerbread, 3 vanillas, tea leaves and aloeswood. 


Sugar and Spite Bathery
Limited Edition - Halloween 2014
Not currently available, but may be seasonal. 


  1. I love this one! It's quite sweet and cakey on me at first but once it dries down I get more of her signature tea note, which I enjoy a lot. I didn't mind that it wasn't traditionally Halloween-y, as it was pretty much a round-up of my all-time favorite notes :)

    1. I like it too. I don't know that I'd need a full bottle of it, though. I guess if it comes back this Halloween I'll decide then!