As for wax, I ended up placing a custom Sniff My Tarts order when they opened for an hour on December 1st. I told myself that I wasn't going to order since the TAT is up to 6 months but I am weak. I also placed a small pre-order for wax and scrubs from Cosmic Cleanse. There were some tea & cake blends that sounded amazing like tea & cakes with churros. Most of her other stuff is super fruity fizzy scents and I don't really care for that type. On to the melts:
Candles From the Keeping Room
Praline Pound Cake, 1 tart - very rich! A sticky sweet caramel blended with nuts and a little buttery pound cake. The pralines is the stronger note. A very warm and comforting blend, also very sweet. Melting this right now, strong throw.
Peppermint Marshmallow Sugar Cookies, 1 grubby tart - I requested this scent so I was happy when it showed up in stock. This sucker was stroooong. A really creamy peppermint. I didn't really get any sugar cookie but that might be because the peppermint was so dominant. Had to turn it off after three hours. Melted again the next day. Strong throw.
Vintage Chic Scents
Cookie Baking at Mom's, 1/4 poinsettia - mmmm, so cozy and delicious. Smells like warm gingerbread cake baking in the oven. I think the scents are gingerbread, cinnamon buns, and sugar cookies but it just smells like a nice gingerbread blend, not too spicy or overwhelming. Not too sweet either. Medium-strong throw.
Hitchcock Presents/Tara Will Never Go Hungry Again/Strawberry Cheesecake, 1/2 of jumbo rose - so very good. A creamy zucchini blended with wildberry and blueberries. There's a bunch of other things in this scent but that's what stands out to my nose. The zucchini bread doesn't have that Fritos note, it's nice and creamy. Lovely bakery blend. Strong throw.
Lucy & Ethel/Philadelphia Story (overpour), 1 oz. of loaf - I was so excited to try this blend. Got it through a destash. It was not what I was expecting but it's nice! The pistachio is strong and it smells more like cherry than I thought it would. I mean, it really smells like cherry. There's no perfume note that some pistachio fragrances possess. When melted, all the other scents come out like the marshmallow and the strawberry passion. It's a creamy strong pistachio and every now and then I get whiffs of the strawberry. Strong throw.
Lucy in the Sky with Cookies, 1 sample scent shot - this is similar to Strawberry Jackie O. However, it's sweeter with a little more bakery. It smells like strawberry buttercream frosting whereas Strawberry Jackie O reminds me of strawberry kefir yogurt drinks. I really like them both. Medium-strong throw.
Milk Glass, 1 smaller coin - out of all the VCS scents, I wanted to try this one the most and it didn't disappoint! I love sugar milk scents and this is a lovely blend of wildberry mousse, cake batter, and sugar milk. All of the scents come through. Like a sweet berry cream cake mixed with warm rich condensed milk. Love it although I wish the throw was stronger. Medium throw.
Priscilla's Wedding, 1/2 a smaller coin - another good sugar milk scent. I love it! A sweet herbal lavender blended with creamy cake and condensed milk. I'm so happy that this lavender is more herbal than that sweet perfume-y laundry lavender. I dislike the laundry kind. Melted in a 20-watt lightbulb warmer in my bedroom. Medium throw.
Rear Window, 1 smaller coin - I have mixed feelings about this scent. It is lovely but sometimes odd. Cranberry Pizzelle (Italian waffle cookie) Noel. Thankfully the cranberry doesn't smell syrup-y but it is weirdly fragrant/perfume-y next to the bakery notes. Maybe it's just my nose. Medium-strong throw. [Edit: I'm melting this again right now in my bedroom and it is really nice, I changed my mind. I definitely like it. The cranberry mixed with the bakery is delightful, the cranberry being the dominant note.]
Sniff My Tarts
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting/Cinnamon Glazed Donuts/Pastry Bake, 1 chunk - oh this was yummy. Smelled like a delicious cream cheese pastry dessert with a dash of cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Really warm and creamy. I wish I ordered more of this during the recent SMT custom sale opening. I ordered stuff but not this mix. Medium-strong throw.
Previously reviewed or old wax I melted:
- CFTKR Butternut Pumpkin -spicy bakery! I was in the mood for this after seeing (and smelling) those cinnamon brooms at Trader Joes.