Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend Wax Review: February 22-24

Another week has come and gone. Oh my it's almost March! Yikes, time is flyyyyyyyyying by! Another weekend means more tartage! Follow me!
I started out Thursday night with Lavender Serendipity from Ollie's Soaps. I have never had any lavender from her, and this was nice, but the serendipity was very muted. On cold sniff, 6/10. While warming, 5.5/10. The throw was a 5/10, for a total of 5.5/10. Not my favorite from Ollie's Soaps and I doubt I would repurchase it, so...
I decided to add Vanilla Lavender from Crabby Candle Co. I have had this tart for quite a while and have been looking for an excuse to melt it. This upped the lavender amount, making a really nice sleepytime tart! On cold sniff, 5/10. While warming, 6.5/10. The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 6/10, slightly rounded up. It lasted all through the night, and then a tiny bit when I woke up. I would probably repurchase this.
Yes, that's a Star Wars poster, and yes, that's an X-Files poster in the background. We are dorks. Anywho, in the living room this week, I have been constantly burning the 14.5 oz. 3-wick White Barn No. 3, Renew & Refresh candle from Bath & Body Works. This candle is freaking AMAZING. Renew and refresh is right!!
I started it on Friday last week and finished it Friday morning. It was like a constant This is the very first candle I have ever finished on its own from B&BW! I usually change so much that they never get done. Well, this one was so good, I bought 2 more during the 2/$22 this week. On cold sniff, 7.5/10. While warming, 8/10. The throw was a 6.5/10, for a total of 7/10, and an already made repurchase! So nice!
The first tart of Friday morning in the bedroom was More Trix Up My Sleeve from Candles By Victoria. I just don't get it. I don't know what I am doing wrong. These scent shots DO NOT WORK FOR ME.
I upped the light bulb in my Scentsy warmer to a 40 watt bulb on the advice of the CBVAU Facebook group, and it STILL didn't work! This is after 1 hour of melting, and it's barely even made a dent in it. Any other damn wax melt would be completely finished by now, but NOT CBVs! I don't get it. This was a lemony cereal type. On cold sniff, 6/10. While warming, 4.5/10. The throw was a 2.5/10 because you had to be right on top of it to smell ANYTHING and I AM FRUSTRATED WITH CBV STUFF. Someone HELP me!! The total is 4/10. Ugh. It only lasted 2.5 hours before I dumped it out in anger.
Next, I had a fluted tart (not shown above, but this is the photo I found of the tart in my folder!) in Sugar Mint from The Scented Princess. This lasted 4 hours and I would repurchase it. Click this line to view my other thoughts on this scent!
Friday's nightly melt: Rosemary Mint from Back Home Scents & Suds. I have never heard of this company and I got this tart from my Simply Sensational Sampler February box. It was really strong at first, but fizzled fairly fast. I woke up at 2am (after falling asleep at midnight) and couldn't smell anything. On cold sniff, 6/10. While warming, 5/10. The throw was a 5/10, for a total of 5/10! I might repurchase this scent, but I am looking forward to making a purchase from this company anyways!
Saturday morning I woke up and wanted something creamy, so I decided on Candles From The Keeping Room's Coconut Marshmallow. I have heard a lot about this scent, and I enjoyed it, but it's not my favorite scent ever. I melted this one for about 3 hours and I would repurchase this to blend. It was creamy, toasted coconutty, and you could really smell the fluff of the marshmallow. On cold sniff, 5.5/10. While warming, 7/10. The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 6/10!
Continuing the creamy trend, I grabbed for Front Porch's Country Cinnamon, one of my favs. It's very spicy, very creamy, very wonderful. On cold sniff, 6.5/10. The warm throw rating it 7.5/10. The throw on this one is a 6/10, for a total of 6.5/10! Great spicy scent, and I recommend that if you like spicy, you will like this scent! I will always repurchase this, and it lasted about 4 hours.
Next, we've for Front Porch's Cake Shoppe...and I was not a fan of this. It smelled like buttery maple frosting. It just wasn't my thing and I would not repurchase it, but if you're into suuuuper sweet bakery scents, you'll dig this. It lasted about 2 hours in our bedroom before we needed some air. On cold sniff, 5.5/10. While warming, 4/10. The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 5/10.
Keeping with the Front Porch kick, I found Mimosa & Mandarin in my wax bin and figured, why not? This was veeeeerrrry bubbly and effervescent. The orange almost takes a backseat to bubbles. Not a fan, and it only lasted an hour. It was giving Josh a headache. Not a repurchase. On cold sniff, 6/10. While warming, 4/10. The throw was a 5.5/10, for a total of 5/10. Meh.
One more icky one from Front Porch, unfortunately...I'm not trying to get rid of anything, just trying new stuff. Welcome Friends started out as a nice, spicy scent, but drifted into weird "prim" territory. I am finding I don't like "prim" anything in mah tarts. On cold sniff, 6/10. While warming 3.5/10. The throw on this was a 5.5/10, for a total of a reluctant 5/10. It only lasted an hour before headache inducing spices kicked in and I WON'T repurchase this.
Just in case you haven't heard by now, Closet Full of Wax is having a FREE SHIPPING sale until the end of February. OMG! She has some really great scents on her list, so if you're looking to try a new vendor, try out Michele's shop! I have been obsessed with her Bedtime Bath scent, so this was Saturday's nighttime melt. It's so nice, so soothing, lavender, chamomile, and...some3thing else. It's a Johnson & Johnson dupe for a shampoo or bath product, I think? Amazing, lasted most of the night, will repurchase again! On cold sniff, not too much, 5/10. While warming, 7.5/10. The throw was alright, 6/10, for a total of 6/10!
Sunday morning I was in a spicy mood, so I decided on Sweet Fixations' Cozy Home. This was just not good. It had all the reminders of a kitchen cupboard, and not in a good way. I swear I got a hint of curry in this tart. I dumped it out after about 30 minutes after I got up (7am). Not a repurchase and not a good start to the morning. On cold sniff, 5/10. While warming, 3/10. The throw was a 5/10, for a total of 4/10, rounded slightly down.
I picked a winner with this scent, though! Tiffany Candles' Apple Cinnamon Spice is easily one of my favorite scents from her. I have this in a 3-pack in her new wax, so if it's as strong and nice as this one, then yay! This lasted about 5 hours. Perfect blend between apples and spices. Always a repurchase, and maybe even in candle form! On cold sniff, 6.5/10. While warming, 7.5/10. The throw was a 6.5/10, for a total of 7/10, rounded slightly up.
As I've said before, I've been loving Closet Full of Wax lately! Bahama Mama was not my favorite scent, but it was nice. I ended up adding a tart in Coconut Lime Verbena from Tiffany Candles to give it a change in scent. This lasted 3 hours. I would repurchase Coconut Lime Verbena, but not Bahama Mama. On cold sniff, 5/10. While warming, 5.5/10. The throw was a 5/10 as well, for a total of 5/10. With the coconut lime verbena, it'd get bumped up to a 6/10.
Currently, I have CFTKR's Pink Sugared Fluff melting. It has been on 2 hours without a sign of stopping. It's very pink and very sweet, but I enjoy it thoroughly! It's got medium-strong strength. I would definitely repurchase this, I think this is one of my favorite scents EVER. On cold sniff, 6.5/10. While warming, 7.5/10. The throw is a 6.5/10, for a total of 10/10. The numbers don't matter here, folks, this is a definitely one of the best!! Delicious!

Happy melting, y'all! Any highlights from your weekend? :)


  1. I like Country Cinnamon too! And Cake Shoppe. ;)

  2. Sounds like you had some good stuff this weekend! I really like Ollie's Lavender Serendipity, though to me it smells like incense. I don't know what's going on with your CBV scent shots, they've worked great for me so far. Maybe try them in a hotplate instead?

    1. I agree about Ollie's Soaps' Lavender Serendipity, it totally does smell like incense! Very nice! When you do your CBV, do you cut them in 1/4 or 1/2? I plopped the entire thing in my hot plate AND cut one in half another time with awful results. You have a 24W hot plate, too, I'm assuming?

  3. I'm having a love/hate relationship with Front Porch so far...Cake shoppe and the mimosa and mandarin scents were on my "want" list....but after you review I'll skip these two I think!

    I need a mimosa! I'll settle for the real thing!

    1. What have you not enjoyed from FP so far??

      I really want a Bloody Mary! Yum!!

    2. I really didn't like their Red Velvet Cake...I think it had the same chocolate notes that I didn't like from the chocolated iced cupcake. I also really didn't like Celtic Moonspice.

      Everything else I've loved so far!


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