|Wax Melts 10/28/2016|
It finally feels like fall in Los Angeles. It even rained a little! I can start melting fall scents.
I ended up placing a Rosegirls mini-melts order on 10/24. Mostly mixer scents to blend with the sampler chunks that I already own. When I used to melt a lot, I had Front Porch shaveables in Angie's Famous Cupcakes and Marshmallow. When I didn't like a scent that much, or if it was too strong, I'd blend it with one of these. I hope to use the mini-melts in the same way.
I melt my wax in a 24-watt hot plate warmer unless otherwise specified.
Candles from the Keeping Room (CFTKR)
Apple Butter Pie, 1 tart - tart baked apple mixed with various spices and a bakery note. I thought this would be sweeter with more pie crust. It reminds me of country themed gift shops with spiced apple candles and scented goods. Strong throw.
Apple Sugar Cookie Bread Dough, 1 tart - gahhh! So good. This is a sweeter apple with milder spices mixed with my favorite sugar cookie dough bread. It smells like really delicious apple baked goods. Like mini apple pies or something. I need a bigger bag of this next fall. Strong throw.
Pumpkin Crunch Pie, 1 tart - I love this. My husband likes it too. A delicious pumpkin pie scent. I can smell the creamy slightly spicy pumpkin batter and the pie crust. The pie crust has a nutty note, or maybe it's graham cracker? Not sure but it's so good. I have a Moonalisa body butter in Pumpkin Batter and it smells pretty much the same. I used to open up the jar just to smell it but now I can pop these tarts in the warmer. Strong throw.
Pumpkin Sugared Donuts, 1 tart - this reminded me of those hostess cinnamon mini donuts mixed with some pumpkin. I can really smell the donut mixed with spices. Strong throw.
Red Currant candle - my husband bought me this candle because he vaguely knows I like scented wax. One of his favorite scents is classic Red Current by Votivo. It's a tart berry scent, almost perfume-y. He found this version in a gift shop near our apartment. This smells nice but the throw is weak. So sad.
Dunk My Donut Royal Sugar Cookie Fluff Puffs, 1 chunk melt - this smelled wonky on cold sniff but when melted, it's a delicious sweet bakery scent. I think the strongest note is the cookie but I also detect the donut and the marshmallow fluff! So rich and creamy. Medium-strong throw for first 2 hours and then started fading out. To be fair, I didn't cure this one for two weeks so perhaps it would have lasted longer if I had waited.
Scoopable Tart Wax
Note: I melt these in a 20-watt lightbulb warmer
Strawberry Shortcake, 1 tbs - received this as a sample but I'm not a big fan of summer fruity bakery scents. Sometimes the fruit part smells too much like candy to me. I actually didn't mind this one although I don't plan on repurchasing. It reminded me of strawberries topped with that red glazed strawberry syrup. Sweet and slightly artificial. Strong throw, scent stuck to my hair! I ended up switching it out after two hours but it would have lasted longer.
Fall Fluff Puffs, 1.5 tbs - yum! Really sweet fall bakery goodness mixed into one scent. Sweeter than Monster Cookie Fluff Puffs. Maybe its' the Pumpkin Pecan Waffles or the Sweet Potato Pie. To me, it almost smelled like there was vanilla icing added but it's not in the scent description. Strong throw although after about 4 hours, the bakery part started fading and the spices became stronger.
Previously reviewed or old scents I melted:
- The Bathing Garden Toffee Candy Apple
- The Bathing Garden Vanilla Fig - this was a nice neutral vanilla scent with fig mixed in. Smells elegant or like a fancy boutique
- CFTKR Caramel Pralines - so strong! Rich buttery caramel goodness with a nutty note.
- CFTKR Sugar Cookie Indian Bread