I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! My family celebrates Christmas so the past couple days have been busy hopping from house to house for Christmas parties. I love the holidays! It's so nice to spend time with family and just eat a ton of food. And who doesn't love presents?
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This week I melted most of my tarts in a 20-watt light bulb warmer unless otherwise specified.
Candles from the Keeping Room (CFTKR)
Caramelized Praline Sugar Corn Pudding, 1 toast shaped tart - this was good but very rich and sweet. A little too sweet. What I got was a sticky caramelized mixture combined with a sweet and creamy cornbread. I prefer plain Sugar Corn Pudding and I actually tried to snag some but it sold out quickly during the last few restocks. Strong throw. Melted in a 24-watt hot plate warmer.
Scoopable Tart Wax
Hansel & Gretel House, 1 heaping tablespoon - I only bought this because Hansel & Gretel is similar to one of my favorite scents of all time: The Bathing Garden's Frosted Vanilla Graham Crackers. Maybe they are the same scent! The BG site didn't have it in stock so I hunted down an alternative. To me, it smells like a lot of creamy vanilla icing and cinnamon sugar dusted graham crackers. Love. Medium-strong throw.
Sniff My Tarts
Marshmallow Cake Noel/Granny's Kitchen/Danish Butter Cookies, 1 chunk - this was a ready-to-ship scent and it was interesting in a good way. On cold sniff, it was not good. Something in it reminded me of cardboard. However, once melted, it turned into a delightful holiday bakery blend. To me, the strongest note is the Granny's Kitchen was includes spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. But it's softened by the other two scents. The butter cookie adds a buttery richness as well. Medium-strong throw.
Vintage Chic Scents (VCS)
Abomindable Snow Monster, 1/4 of poinsettia - this is a nice creamy chocolate peppermint scent. There's also coffee and marshmallow but they take the back seat. It basically smells like a cup of delicious peppermint hot cocoa with a hint of coffee. Strong throw.
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy/Fred & Wilma/15 Minutes of Fame, 1 smaller coin - ohhh, this was good. I've been getting in to cereal scents blended with some bakery. This is a mix of: Lemon Blueberry Meringue Pie, fruity pebbles, rice krispie treats, and gooey marshmallows, and Fruity Loops Pomegranate. The fruity cereal and the bakery lemon are the strongest notes but the pomegranate adds a crisp tartness to the whole blend. Strong throw.
Tara Will Never Go Hungry Again, 1/3 of jumbo rose - really love this. Definitely in my top 5 VCS scents. Wildberry Mousse Marshmallow Zucchini Bread. What I smell is a yummy wildberry and vanilla cake, not birthday cake. No icing, just the cake part. The zucchini bread is very creamy. Medium-strong throw.
Previously melted or old scents I melted this week:
- Candles by Victoria - Peppermint Bark candle
- CFTKR Apple Cinnamon Donuts
- CFTKR City of Lights
- Front Porch Mrs. Claus' Cookies/Santa's Whiskers
- VCS Jackie O/Scarlett & Rhett
- VCS Lucy & Ethel/Philadelphia Story + Jackie O
- VCS Milk Glass
- VCS The Warrens Zucchini