This is a revival of a rare favorite, I think from 2007? 2006? Before I started collecting BPAL at any rate. I'm pasting in the entire description:
Once upon a time, on a wild October night many years ago, a fair took place at Chiselborough. The men of the village of Hinton St. George made their way to the fair, and spent the night in revelry, drinking and carrying on, far into the darkest hours. Their wives grew concerned, and went looking for their unruly husbands. In order to see their way through the autumn gloom, they hollowed out mangel-wurzels and crafted them into makeshift lanterns. The drunken men, in their sloshy haze, saw the ghostly lights approaching, and believed them to be goolies -- the furious spirits of unbaptized children. In terror, they fled in panic from their bemused, bewildered wives.
To this day, that night of foolishness is still celebrated! This is a light-hearted scent: apple orchards, bright cranberries, and a touch of warm cider.
Longtime readers will note that "mangel-wurzel" aka turnip jack-o-lanterns are tradition at our house on Halloween, so that and the scent notes have had me impatient for this one.
In the decant: Apples apples apples! yay, apples! I love apple scents. A tiny hit of tartness in the back.
Wet: Very reminiscent of a Chaos Theory* I have that I call "apple tree": wood, blooms and fruit all at once. That, and cider spice and a little cranberry candle. So far I love it, and it's different enough from Fearful Pleasure and Lambswool (two other fave apple scents) to make me go WANT.
Dry: Now it's smelling sorta Yankee Candle-like. Not sure how I feel about it.
Verdict: A decant may be enough. I like Fearful Pleasure and Lambswool better, and I have bottles of each--two in the case of FP.
Infernal Lover is supposed to smell like:
A creamy, sensual, honeyed red musk.
...but like most things infernal, it lies. No honey, no creaminess, just red musk. Which on me turns to generic headshop.