...but it was hot. There was a heatwave here and it was terrible. Like, 72 degrees at 7am kind of hot (not typical for San Diego). Ugh.
...and there's nothing like hearing strange noises in your backyard at 12:30am, then hearing your street name on the police scanner to make you not be able to sleep until 5:00am. I do it to myself, really, but I proved I was right (and not crazy and hearing noises in my head), so that's worth it to me. :P
Anywhoozle, I melted quite a bit this weekend! Let's get to it!
Streetman Candle Co.'s Fruity Rings was a nice representation of the popular cereal dupe. I like this one, and it was a bit more on the lemony side. Even though the throw was medium, it lasted a long time. On cold sniff, 6/10, while warming 6/10. The throw was 5.5/10, for a total of 6/10. This lasted for 7 hours in the kitchen and I would repurchase it!
The Bathing Garden's Cheshire Cat (a huge fan favorite) concurrently in the bedroom. This was not TBG's typical lemon curd scent, but rather a bakery/pie type of lemon mixed with raspberry and buttercream; I would equate the scent of this to K's Kreation's Puckered Bliss. I liked it, even though it was more bakery and curdy. On cold sniff, 6.5/10, while warming, 7/10. The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 6.5/10. I would repurchase this, and I am looking forward to trying it in sugar scrub form eventually. I melted this for 4 hours in the bedroom and would repurchase it.
Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery and Confections in Wax. Jen makes an AWESOME serendipity scent, and her pink sugared one + serendipity is no exception. It was wonderful. It did fizzle after a few hours. On cold sniff, 7.5/10, while warming, 7/10. The throw was a 7/10 also, for a total of 7/10! It lasted 4 hours and I would repurchase it.
K's Kreations. This was a nice, sweet floral that I am not familiar with. I melted it at the same time I burned Midnight Jasmine from Yankee Candle. They smelled good together. Once I extinguished the flame, I let this melt for another few hours, for a total of 6. On cold sniff, 6/10, while warming 6.5/10. The throw was a 6.5/10 as well, for a total of 6.5/10! I might repurchase this, but there are other florals I like much better than this.
Cristy's Rescue Creations was a fruity floral mix. I melted this in the bedroom for 2.5 hours and it was decent. I give this a 6/10 across the board. I wish it would have lasted longer...
Cristy's Rescue Creations wasn't the same story. This scent was weirdly spicy and citrusy. I think it was ginger and grapefruit or something along those lines. Very unmemorable. I give this a 5/10 across the board.
Orchid Lake Candles & Soaps is only about .8oz and yet IT PACKED A HUGE PUNCH! This smelled amazing! I could even smell this in the TV room. On cold sniff, 6/10, but while warming, 8/10, just like cotton candy! The throw was an 8.5/10, for a total of 7.5/10. I would definitely repurchase this, and it lasted 6 hours!
Candles from the Keeping Room is incredible. The scent is amazing and the blend of wildberry mousse and toasted marshmallows is one of my favorites. Carol makes great marshmallow scents and this is no exception! Yum! Always a repurchase, and it lasted 5 hours in the kitchen. On cold sniff, 6/10, while warming, 8/10. The throw was a 7.5/10, for a total of 7/10. Fabulous!
VDC's Elaine's Scensational Serendipity was very hyped and all for naught. The throw wasn't there; I had such high hopes for this scent. It's a mix of pink sugar, serendipity, and peppermint, and it smelled like wax. Just wax. On cold sniff, 4/10. While warming, 3/10. The throw was a 3/10, too, for a total of 3/10. Sad. I wonder if the cup had anything to do with this. Not a repurchase, I only melted this for an hour.
VDC's Pink Sugared Serendipity was a little better, but still, not what I'd hoped it would be. The pink sugar was muted, and this almost smelled like a straight serendipity, but more waxy. On cold sniff, 6/10, but while warming, 4/10. The throw was a 5/10, for a total of 5/10. Not a repurchase for me, lasted 2 hours.
Rosegirls is another scent with a lot of hype around it, and I had high expectations, but they fell short. I love the strawberry part of this chunk, but something about this wasn't what my nose liked. I might repurchase. Maybe it's the cream cake...not sure. On cold sniff, 7/10, while melting, 5.5/10. The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 6/10.
Orchid Lake's Pretty in Pink was super perfumey in the bedroom, and I didn't love or hate it. It might have been too hot for a perfume type scent. The pink sugar in this was nice, and it lasted over 7 hours. On cold sniff, 6.5/10, but while warming, 6/10. The throw was a 6/10, for a total of 6/10! Maybe a repurchase, maybe not.
Rosegirls. This was a decent scent, but I prefer Monster Cookie Fluff Puffs, it's much better, in my opinion. On cold sniff, 7/10, while warming, 6/10. The throw was a 5.5/10, for a total of 6/10, but not a repurchase.
I know this is late and that I've been doing lots of movie posts, but I promise the wax posts are coming this week! Have a fabulous one! :)