Saturday, November 16th, 2013

PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter
PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter

PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter ($6.50 for 4 oz.) is described as a “creamy spiced pumpkin blended with aromatic coffee and cream.” It’s a heavily-spiced moderately sweetened, creamy pumpkin with the roasted, nuttiness of coffee. The spices I get are nugmet, allspice, cinnamon, and a little clove–a lot like pumpkin spice mix if you’ve ever used it in baking. The consistency is creamy but airy, like a whipped body butter, and so it spreads easily across the skin. The body butter absorbed quickly on the skin–within a few minutes–and didn’t feel greasy or oily afterward. I’m a big fan of more whipped body butters, as you get the richness and luxurious texture of body butters without some of the heaviness on the skin. The scent lingers for six hours on me, and it tended to be less “pumpkin spice latte” and more pumpkin spice with an emphasis on cinnamon/allspice towards the end.

While I went shopping for lip scrubs on Etsy a couple of weeks ago, I also had a craving for some sort of autumnal-scented body butter. As a long-time Starbucks fan (or addict, however you’d like to label it!), fall means pumpkin spice lattes, caramel apple spices, and salted caramel hot chocolates. The calorie counts for all are hard to justify (I reduce the pumps of pumpkin spice in any latte/frappuccino I get, but a grande light frappuccino I can get away with a mere 1.5 pumps, whereas a hot drink needs at least three), a body butter version that might embody the flavors of my favorite fall drinks would be a lot easier to enjoy more often without the guilt!

You can visit their scent catalog, which has descriptions of the core collection of scents available all in one place. Pumpkin Macchiato is a seasonal scent, so it’s only available this fall/winter. If you’re interested in trying the formula but don’t know what scent (or just want a variety), they also offer samplers in mini sizes (0.5 oz.). Otherwise, you can purchase full-size (4 oz.) or mega jar (8 oz.) for $6.50 and $12.50 respectively.

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The consistency is creamy but airy, like a whipped body butter, and so it spreads easily across the skin. The body butter absorbed quickly on the skin--within a few minutes--and didn't feel greasy or oily afterward. The scent lingers for six hours on me, and it tended to be less "pumpkin spice latte" and more pumpkin spice with an emphasis on cinnamon/allspice towards the end.

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40 thoughts on “PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter Review & Photos

  1. Avatar of Rae Rae

    Ugh, this sounds absolutely delicious. I love seeing small sellers on Temptalia, and might just have to give these a try this winter! Some of their other fragrances sound pretty un-skipable :D
    Rae Recently Posted: Coming to terms with Tom Ford (maybe).

  2. Jessica

    I love their line. I have their lotions in Cheshire Chai, Red Velvet, and Warm and Toasty. Their body washes are great too. I recently bought a solid perfume from them too. They have amazing products.

  3. Quinctia

    Given your coffee drink leanings, if you ever try out Villainess products, you might like their GC Mudslide scent: a positively filthy mix of day-old coffee grounds and vetyver, blackened hazelnut, sweet graham, and rich cream.

    I’m more of a Gingerbread Latte girl, so I go for Gingersnapped from their line.

    It takes me stupidly long periods of time to use up body lotion, but I did check out the seller’s store, and am intrigued by the idea of a chai sugar scrub! :)

    • Is it perfume-y at all? Like does it smell foodie or more cologne/perfume-like? Will check the shop out, though :)

      Me too, so I prefer buying the smallest size possible, lol!

    • Amelia

      I second the villainess reccomendation, their body butters are amazing. Also, you might like Haus of Gloi’s pumpkin butters. They have a bunch of seasonal scents along with a core line and they absorb really fast.

  4. Kirsten

    I love your reviews for these artisanal products. While I tend to get soaps and scrubs, I also love finding new companies.

  5. AngieButterfly

    Wow. That’s really reasonably priced and sounds delicious. I’m getting some.

  6. Sounds yummy! Would you say it’s rich enough to moisturize dry skin though?

  7. Malia

    I can’t tolerate Starbucks more than a few times a year lol, I think you’re qualified as addict when you know how many pumps to get hehe! :)

    • LOL, few times a year. I just reduced to one-a-day (was two-a-day), and right now that one is at home (I have their at-home machine, the Verismo).

      • Malia

        My aunt used to use their tassimo disks, they were so economical… I’m going to browse at the verismo maybe it’ll make a good gift :)

        • I had Nespresso before, and IMO, it is a superior machine and has a larger variety of espressos if you are discerning a la coffee/espresso. I couldn’t find the right espresso variety that was “like Starbucks,” so Verismo works out since it tastes a lot like Starbucks, lol! And then Keurig is good if you like coffees, hot chocolates, etc. and not so much on espresso.

  8. Michelle

    PC Apothecary has amazing products. The body butters are my favorite because they are very moisturizing without being greasy. I’ve tried many different products on my feet, but these are by far the best. I love the Pumpkin Macchiato scent, as well as the Triplefudge (it smellls heavenly).

  9. Melissa

    Can you post the ingredients? :)

  10. This sounds so nice :) its a treat to see small sellers in Temptalia <3

  11. Haha I worked at Starbucks for 3 years! That takes me back :) I always reduced the amount of syrup in my drinks too, mainly because they were so sweet! There’s no Starbucks in my city, man I could go a caramel macchiato right now!

    • Say it isn’t so, no Starbucks in your city? I am such a Starbucks’ fan, I can’t imagine not having one nearby! It reminds me of both my grandmas’ areas – none!

      I usually do sugar-free (my usual is venti sugar-free vanilla latte with 7-pumps SFV) when I can – even in the caramel apple spice I’ll do the sugar-free cinnamon dolce and skip the whipped cream. I thought it was really crazy how many pumps of pumpkin spice goes into each drink, especially the hot ones compared to the fraps! Most of the newer drinks are definitely too sweet for me (like the caramel crunch? I think it was during summer) – more of a “a few sips, and I’m good” kind of drink as they’re so decadent.

      What was your favorite custom drink, Jade? :)

  12. Margarita

    It looks amaizing and i can almost smell the delicious scent through my screen. Where can you buy this?

  13. It looks so creamy! I love that the scent actually lasts. Thanks for the review.

  14. OMG this sounds amazing! I am definitely picking up something from this line when I start to run low on body butters! And I also prefer more whipped body butters – the Julep Body Frosting is one of all-time favorites.

  15. My monitor did not come with a Scratch & Sniff option :(

  16. Claudia D

    Just placed an order for a dozen minis, couldn’t resist the scent list!

  17. Amber

    I love seeing Etsy brands on Temptalia. I’ll be getting one of these for my mom for Christmas. Please do more small-brand reviews!