When faced with a tart on cold sniff, 94.725% of the time, I pretty much know off the bat if I'm going to like it or not. Very rarely am I surprised by something waxy. Do you feel the same way??
...and unfortunately, not a welcome one.
This tart from Sniff My Tarts'
in the scent Coffee Bean was purchased as part of a destash (look for an upcoming
blog entry about my first destash experience). If you remember, I was a
bit disappointed with my first SMT order because half of the tart cups and
bags were broken; the first 2 scents I've melted from my order, though,
have been AMAZING...
This, however, was not.
On cold sniff, it had a very strong coffee scent with a hint of a deeper espresso
note. Also, I swear I smelled a faint rice krispies aroma while it was inside the baggie. While warming............well, let's just say I could not stomach it. I even had to throw the wax out before it was finishing melting completely...it was just not good, y'all. There was coffee alright, but it was skunky.
I'm not even kidding, halfway through the melting process, I thought a skunk wandered into our house and sprayed all over everything!
When I opened the destash package, I thought, "gee, something
stinks like a skunk...oh well, must just be me!"
It was salty
skunk, too, and we all know SALTY SKUNKS ARE THE WORST KIND OF SKUNKS.
The throw was unfortunately strong. I don't know if it was just because of the destash box/bag/person, or if it truly smells like this, or if the wax was old, or something else, anything else...I want to give SMT the benefit of the doubt, but I can't overlook the fact that my curtains still smell like Pepe Le Pew.
Sniff My Tarts Coffee Bean
Cold Rating: 5.5/10; decent amount of strength, only notes of coffee, possibly espresso, some random rice krispies type of scent.
Lit Rating: 1/10; DROWNING SEA SALTED SKUNKS OF DOOM.
Throw Rating: 6/10; unfortunately rather strong.
Overall Rating: 3.5/10; I'm keeping the mindset that this was NOT the fault of Sniff My Tarts, but rather the person I bought it from. That's totally fine, but if it smelled like this to them, I wish they wouldn't have given it away, and I wish I wouldn't have paid for it!