Reminds me of Christmas and apple pie somehow. It’s delicious. Love at first sniff. After testing 5 different samples this one was the winner and I was happy I was able to purchase a full bottle while they are in stock again.
I indeed love Noel Au Balcon - However, this didn't harken anything Christmassy for me personally. This is a great spicy, herby and warm scent that IS perfect for Autumn or Winter...But, anyone turned off by the idea that it is going to smell like a Christmas wreath or Fruit Cake and Cookies - Don't fear! This is an entirely different - spicy bordering on sexy smell that I think anyone can enjoy.
I couldn’t even make it through my set of samples before placing an order for a full bottle of this. It is simply stunning.
ELO has again crafted a fragrance that immediately captures a warm and happy place in time for me. This scent is so much like a hot Christmas wassail that my mother learned to make in the UK. It's like a super juicy mulled cider. But for Noel they have endeavored to knock off the sharp edges and make it even brighter and more refined. I suppose it IS a gourmand scent, but don't let that stop you. It is such a beautiful and rather exhilarating take on a scent for the holidays that somehow manages to simultaneously evoke summertime.