Today has been grey and drizzly, so I felt like something warm and spicy – enter Apples Crave Tea. I didn’t intend to pick this one up when I chose the scents I wanted from the Apples Crave line, but Julia threw in a sample and I very surprisingly liked it so much that I ended up getting a bottle.
Smoky black tea leaf, golden musk, cardamom, and baked winesaps.
In the bottle, is very warm and spicy, a bit sharp, with juicy baked apples.
Wet on skin the cardamom is pretty prominent, and almost a bit medicinal. This initial stage put me off, because I generally don’t care for cardamom scents.
After 5-10 minutes, the cardamom mellows a bit, and the apples start to come out again. It’s sweeter, lightly musky, fruity, and spicy. It smells more and more like spicy baked apples as it dries.
This one was a surprise for me. Wet on skin I wasn’t a fan, but the dry down is really nice. Definitely a fall-ish scent, but appropriate for a chilly, gloomy spring day as well. It makes me want to burrow under a blanket with a cup of spicy apple tea and hibernate.
Elevator Pitch: Spicy baked apples – warm, musky, and sweet.