Sunday, March 24, 2013

Weekend Wax Review: March 22-24

Hear ye, hear ye! Another weekend wax review is upon us! :)
I will start this weekend wax review with a candle! I am absolutely IN LOVE with the Strawberry candle from Bath & Body Works. It is freaking amazing. Flawless burn and performance, spectacular throw, and the scent is just great: the artificial, strawberry soda scent without the effervescence. Amazing. On cold sniff, 8/10. While warming, 9/10. The throw is a 8.5/10, too, for a total of 8.5/10. I will buy this candle times 3 or 4! :)
Now, I have had Candles From The Keeping Room's regular rosemary mint (Carol stopped making it in lieu of this one) and I actually prefer the other version. This one was great, don't get me wrong, but it didn't last but 3 hours. The throw was pretty weak, too, light to medium. I might repurchase this. On cold sniff, 6.5/10. While warming, 4/10. The throw was a 4/10, too, for a total of 4.5/10, slightly rounded down.

I have my first empty in a long time to report! My Tiffany Candles Serendipity 2-wick is dunzo! See my thoughts on it here!
Next, we've got Tiffany Candles Serendipity Splash...and I'm on the fence about this one. The single tart from the sampler was amazing, but when I melted it from my 3-pack of fluted melts last seemed musty or something. I don't know. It lasted all night, but I'm not sure if I'd repurchase...I'm sort of a serendipity purist. On cold sniff, 6/10. While warming, 5.5/10. The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 6/10.
Saturday morning (yes I know, I'm all over the place...I just pulled random baggies and SS cups out...sorry!) I was up early. We've been having early mornings for the past week, running from here to the new house to let painters in and get carpet estimates. Anywho, melted this first thing, Welcome Home from Candles From The Keeping was nice, but forgettable. Spicy and delicious, but not something memorable. Anyways, it lasted 4 hours. I am giving this one straight 6's across the board, 6/10.
Closet Full of Wax's Birthday Cake started out super strong and amazing, but fizzled fast. After 90 minutes in the warmer, the delicious scent fizzled to nothingness. I wouldn't repurchase unless the blend got switched up...I am so conflicted about this company. The owner is really sweet; some stuff is so powerful, but some tarts are so weak! On cold sniff, 7/10. While warming, 5/10. The throw was a 5/10, on average, for a total of 5.5/10, rounded down.
Another Closet Full of Wax scent that started off strong but fizzled after an hour. Monkey Farts was a nice banana scent, artificial for sure, but mildly enjoyable, but still, nothing. Straight 5.5/10 on this one...and I wouldn't repurchase it.
The rest of the weekend included Candles From The Keeping Room samplers and samples! Serendipity and Sugar Cookies was so, so nice, I might even buy it in a bag during my next order! On cold sniff, 6.5/10. While warming, 7/10, the cookie and serendipity notes meld strangely well together! The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 6.5/10. This lasted 4 hours.
I thought for sure I would love Cranberry & Chestnuts & Brown Sugar from CFTKR, so much so that I bought a bag of it before I melted the sample....well, I wasn't too thrilled. Something about chestnut scents aren't my favorite. I only could stand this for 2.5 hours. On cold sniff, 6/10, and while warming, 4.5/10. The throw was 5.5/10, for a total of 5/10, not a repurch, but you might like this if you like "nutty" scents!
Another one I wasn't too thrilled about on cold or warm sniff. Berry Buttercream Puffs from CFTKR smelled slightly milky to me, and as I've said before, not a fan of the milk scents. The berry note in this was nice, but the puff was non-existent. On cold sniff, 6.5/10. While warming, 5/10. The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 5.5/10. Not a repurchase, but I did use it for about 4.5 hours.
Finally, we have White Cake from Candles From The Keeping Room! This was quite almondy, I really enjoyed it! The cake and almond scents mixed well and threw nicely, too. I would repurchase this for blending! On cold sniff, 6.5/10. While warming, 7/10. The throw was a 6.5/10, for a total of 6.5/10! Yum!

There you have it, another weekend in the bag! Hope you all have a great upcoming week, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the wonderful world of wax! :)


  1. White Cake sounds yum, great week in melting!

    1. It was really a nice scent, can't wait to buy more!

  2. I LOVE CFTKR White Cake, I got a whole bag of it after smelling the sample she sent me!

    1. Oooo0o0o0o0o0o, Carol has really good cake scents!

  3. Man, now I gotta try White Cake from CFTKR.

  4. I love your review style! If I ever make a wax blog, I'd take photos like this just because I like seeing the wax before it's melted :) I haven't been enjoying CFOW either too much because for me the scent lasts an hour (even with two tarts) and is gone...whaaa!? lol. I need serendipity sugar cookie when she reopens!

    1. Thanks, Shelby, and I hope you do make a wax blog! It's nice to see the wax before it's melted, especially if there are any certain pieces of flare on them, like glitter or embeds! :)

      CFOW hasn't been performing well for me, either, only 2 scents have been super strong.

      Serendipity sugar, I am wishing I hadn't melted this was good!!


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