Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: Front Porch's Smoochin' By The Fire

Front Porch and I have a love/hate relationship...
...allow me to explain before you jump to conclusions!

I LOVE this vendor. Their bakery scents are fantabulous and have made me, a well-documented non-bakery lover, a huge fan in bread, pastry, and cookie scents. The hate, however, should be obvious:
1) They charge $0.00 for shipping.
2) They ship your packages pretty fast.

Is this MY hangup? Yes, completely. Could I remove myself from their email updates, Facebook fan page, and private wax group? Yes, I could...but I don't. It's for the best, really. I have to know what's coming out when! I have to be in the Front Porch loop! OH WELL. Don't judge me!

Marshmallow Fireside is not only one of the top Bath & Body Works scents to the general public, and it has found a new fan in me this fall/winter season. A hint of marshmallow sweetness mixes perfectly with the toasting on an open fire smell.
Smoochin' by the Fire is supposed to be a Marshmallow Fireside dupe, if I'm not mistaken. It is DEFINITELY an attempt, but it is much smokier than its B&BW counterpart; while I don't mind smoky scents, this one was a bit overpowering. I would have liked to smell a bit more vanilla and/or marshmallow in this scent, but overall, it was a really close dupe! I'd definitely purchase this scent again.

Front Porch's Smoochin' by the Fire
Cold Rating: 5.5/10; not super strong in any scent except for smoke/fire/fireplace.
Lit Rating: 5.5/10; good smell, but the smoke is overpowering. Can't tell if I liked it or not!
Throw Rating: 6.5/10; medium strength, a little overwhelming when it competed with the Christmas tree in the living room!
Overall Rating: 6/10; I enjoyed the experience of this scent. Felt like I was toasting marshmallows at a bonfire. Infinite warmth from a bonfire. Fire. Cold (In San Diego, cold is 50 degrees to us).


  1. I had to laugh at your hates. I was confused for a moment, like I'd read something wrong. LOL!

    I'm not familiar with the original Marshmallow Fireside and I don't even know if I like smokey scents, but I've found that I do love FP's marshmallow so I was excited about this at first. Then you said it didn't have much marshmallow and I was all bummed. Oh well, maybe someday I'll try it anyway.


    1. I should have wrote "hates," LOL!

      FP does awesome marshmallow scents. If you can,pick up a single in this scent, see if you like it, and spring for a 4 pack after you know for sure. Did you hear about their price increase for 2013? I bought like 2 orders this week because I figured it'd be better to get 'em now while they are cheaper! :)

  2. I really like Smoochin' by the Fire! It's awesome. I'm not gonna lie. I have a big Front Porch stash and one day, I decided to remove myself from the mailing list because I didn't want to buy anymore. That lasted maybe 5 hours? Then I put myself back on the mailing list. Ha!


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