Sunday, August 11, 2013

Project Wax #2, Update #5!

Hi! How are you all doing this fine weekend? Hope you are well! I cannot wait for this Project Wax box to be over, and I find myself growing more resentful that I haven't finished it yet. Anyways, here's my weekly update!
Candles from the Keeping Room's Flowerbomb: 7/10, another perfumey, green and floral type of scent, but this is very nice! I think the added floral notes makes this so great, and I might even repurchase this. It lasted 5 hours!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Harvest Spice: 9/10, this almost cured for an entire year, LOL. I found it at the bottom of a box and decided to put it in my PW box. This was an amazing spicy scent, could possibly be a dupe for Yankee's Harvest, but much stronger and way better quality. LOVED this, and will always repurchase it.
K's Kreations Sea Island Grapefruit: 7/10, I should have let this cure longer than I did, but it's okay because it was still great! Fresh, fruity grapefruit and a bit of sea-ness. Loved this, and it's not an armpitty grapefruit either, lol!
Lasting Scent Candles Sweet Snow: 5.5/10, not very strong, unfortunately. Very sweet, not my favorite scent. Something about it bugged me.
Pics, Petals & Scents Blackberry Jam Biscuits: 7/10, I have heard a lot about this scent, so I wanted to try really does smell like biscuits and jam! That being said, I would no repurchase.
Streetman Candle Co.'s Chocolate Covered Banana: 6/10, I liked this, Josh did not. I was surprised how accurate this smells, considering I have terrible luck with chocolate and banana scents. Others will like this more. Throw was high!
Streetman Candle Co.'s Summer Days: 8/10, this is a dupe for Sun & Sand from Yankee Candle...IT HAS TO BE. It's insanely similar. I loved this, the day we melted this it was sunny and bright out, perfect summertime blend. Sun-tanny. Sun.
The Bathing Garden's Blackberry Jam & Lemon Curd: 6/10, the blackberry seems too floral for me, and there's not enough lemon curd, but this is nice. I found myself having to add cube after cube to get the throw I wanted. A fan favorite scent, but I prefer lemon curd & rose milk by 100 miles.
Tiffany Candles Blonde Moment: 7.5/10, fruity, flirty, and fun! This is a popular blend of strawberry (or other berries?), orange (maybe?), and champagne (or bubbles?). It's a bit different from every vendor, but Tiffany hit the nail on the head with this dupe. AMAZING scent, medium-high throw!
Tiffany Candles Caribbean Escape (type): 7/10, very similar to the Bath & Body Works scent. Liked this a lot, but the throw wasn't as strong as Blonde Moment's. Very coconutty and tropical. Great scent!
Two Timing Tart's Sex Kitten: 7/10, holy cow, I never thought I'd say this, but this is a patchouli scent I can actually enjoy! It's strong yet mild, if that makes any sense. Whatever else is in this tones it down to the point where the patchouli is tolerable. Fabulous!
Can-Do-Candles Cinnamon Spice: 4/10, I was really disappointed in this. This is the cinnamon I don't like, though the throw was medium. Eh.
Candles from the Keeping Room's Bamboo and Ginger: 7.5/10, extremely strong, earthy and perfumey scent, very nice. You have to be in the mood for this scent, though!
Candles from the Keeping Room's Lavender Noel Zucchini: 2/10, no, No, NO. NO! No zucchini! This is fritos! Taco shells! Disgusting. No lavender, no noel. NO ZUCCHINI. EVER.
Candles from the Keeping Room's Sugared Vanilla Shortbread: 6.5/10, a very sweet, buttery vanilla cookie scent, just like a shortbread cookie, lasted and lingered for a long time, too!
Front Porch's Blueberry Serendipity: 3.8/10, 8 on cold sniff, 3 while warming. Blueberry warming is not my friend. Ehhhhh, don't like this at all.
Front Porch's Pink Wildberries: 8.5/10, AMAZING blend! You actually smell the pink sugar in this, too! Creamy wildberry mousse mixed with pink, so good. Loved it.
Haley's Heavenly Scents Autumn Pear: 4/10, while this is strong, I detect very little pear while's pretty much caramel city. Do not like. Pear was prevalent on cold sniff but slipped away.
Lasting Scent Candles Almond Rum Cake: 3.5/10, not my type of almond scent. The butter was way too overpowering and when mixed with rum and that weird almond, I was not a fan. This was super strong, though.
Lenea's Wax Creations Honeysuckle Plumeria: 7/10, a very, very sweet floral scent that lingered throughout the house with great throw. Very nice!
Molten Melts Pink Lemonade (7/10) + Scarlet Raine's Strawberry Passion (3/10): I started with the strawberry passion and got hardly anything from it. I added pink lemonade and got a medium throw from both of these. The pink lemonade wasn't overly artificial, actually.
Pics, Petals & Scents Berry Cream Brulee: 6/10, slightly creamy, but not overly so, medium strength. I left this on overnight, and woke up to a minimal berry scent lingering in the air. Decent!
Rosegirls Mandarin Cream Cake: 5.5/10, not a fan of this one, unfortunately. I didn't get very much of anything but a mandarin orange citrus scent. There is a distinction, trust me. This was astringent, too.
Rosegirls Summer Lovin: 8.5/10, this blend is apple mango tango mixed with marshmallow smoothie, and I LOVED IT! Fresh enough to be considered clean, but creamy enough to tone it down to be enjoyable any time. So, so good, and strong, too!
The Bathing Garden's Vanilla Layered Strawberry Kiwi: 10/10, this is such an incredible scent! The way the vanilla, strawberry and kiwi blend together makes this smell slightly like watermelon. It's strong, juicy, and delicious! SO GOOD!
Tiffany Candles Sweet Orange Chili Pepper: 8/10, the surprise of the week. I really enjoy this mix, and while it's not overly spicy, there's definitely some sort of a spicy note in there! Digging this mix.

Aunt Nena's Nilla Wafers: 7.5/10: my mom and her boyfriend came over to visit us and the pup, and they both said how good it smelled in the house! Well, this was going at the time, and I loved it, too. Very sweet and cookieish, medium throw, but lingered throughout the house.

Candles from the Keeping Room's Coconut Extreme: 5/10, forgettable, just a basic coconut scent.

Front Porch's Pumpkin Spice Cake: 6/10, the spices in this didn't agree with my nose, and I don't like Angie's cake scents (I get a greasy undertone from these blends), but this was okay for the most part. Just good enough to eek past middle of the road.

The Scented Princess Pink Sugar, Pina Colada, VBN: 7.5/10, a very fabulous blend, surprisingly! You get each individual note in here, and I'd definitely buy this on my own (I got this originally from Karen).

Tiffany Candles Loopy Verbena (3 pack finished): 6/10, this is a weird blend, but strong, nonetheless. not a repurchase, but it was nice enough.

Ava's Country Cupboard
-I Dream in Pink (3 scallop tarts)* (one tart swapped out with LSC's candy cane kisses due to horrible scent)
-Mulled Cider (6 gingerbread men)
-Sleigh Ride (1 tree tart, large) (I can't find this. It literally disappeared. I'veadded so much other unnecessary stuff in my project that I feel okay leaving it out).

Candles From The Keeping Room (all one tart unless otherwise noted)
-Bamboo and Ginger [tester]
-Blonde Moment
-Cinnamon & Spice (4 3 1 pie tarts)
-Coconut Cabana
-Coconut Extreme
-Coconut Milk & Lavender (4 3 tarts)
-Country Chic [tester]
-Cranberry Bundt
-Fresh Picked Strawberry
-Green Irish Tweed
-Key Lime Cheesecake (1 large heart)
-Kiss and Tell
-Lavender Noel Zucchini (1 large heart)
-Lemon Noel
-Pink Fruity & Bright [tester]
-Poison Pie
-Strawberry Dew
-Strawberry Noel
-Sugar Cookie Noel
-Sugared Vanilla Shortbread
-Sun and Earth
-Sun and Sand
-The Keeing Room (one huge paw print tart)
-Tropical White Musk
-Vanilla Bean Noel Fluff

-Apple Cinnamon (1 tart)
-Cinnamon Spice (1 tart)
-Donna's Pink Pound Cake (1 tart)
-Pink Sugar Beans (1 tart)

Crabby/Dutch Candle Co.
-Bliss (scent shot)
-Pink Dunes (scent shot)
-Pink Noel (scent shot)
-Queen Victoria (scent shot)
-Sweet Jasmine (scent shot)

Daphne's Divine Scents and Aromas
-2 small chunks in Loopy 7up Pound Cake
-2 small chunks in Pistachio Pudding Cake

Front Porch
-Blueberry Serendipity (1 tart)
-Lime Cookies (1 tart)
-Loopy Serendipity (4 2 tarts)
-Marshmallow (1 tart)
-Pink Peppermint (4 2 tarts)
-Pink Peppemint (shaveable wax, 1/2 way used, 8oz left)
-Pink Peppermint (squirty wax, 3/4 of the way full, about 6oz left)
-Pink Serendipity
-Pink Wildberries (4 tarts)
-Pumpkin Spice Cake (1 tart)
-Serendipity Peppermint (4 tarts) (Ew, I hate this blend. It doesn't go well at all. I melted 1 tart and am switching out the other 3 for 2 sniffin' stix from K's Kreations in Alex's Rainbow, plus 1 cupcake from SMT in Pink Keylime)
-Wildberry Marshmallow (1 tart)

Granny's Kountry Candles
-Oooey Gooey Smore's (1 smore's shaped melt)

Haley's Heavenly Scents
-Autumn Pear (scent shot)
-Blue Cotton Candy (scent shot)
-Candy Cane Noel*  (addition in place of Yankee candle that got thrown away)
-Candy Corn (scent shot)
-Harvest Spice (scent shot)
-Pink Peppermints (6 5 4 2 scalloped tarts)
-Raspberry Zinger (scent shot)
-Snowman Balls (scent shot)

Heavenleigh Apothecary
-Lemon Poppy, Wildberry Mousse, VBN (1 smiley tart)
-Sugar Cookie Crunch Fruit Loops (3 cubes chunks of wax)

Jack Be Nimble Candle Creations
-Georgia Summers
-Lime Basil
-Mango Tangerine

Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery and Confections in Wax (JLCCW)
-Apple Butterscotch Cake (1 tart)
-Gourmet Sugar Cookie (heart melt)
-Legally Blonde (1 bread loaf tart)
-Nana's Kitchen (1 tart)
-Pink Sugar + Serendipity (1 disc tart)
-Serendipity Jaimie (1 tart)

K's Kreations
-Alex's Rainbow (2 Sniffin' Stix)
-Buttercream (1 tart)
-Eskimo Kisses (1 tart)
-Puckered Up (1 bag of brittle, 8oz)
-Sea Island Grapefruit (1 tart)
-Wild Bliss (1 tart)

Lasting Scent Candles
-Almond Rum Cake
-Blackberry Cotton Candy
-Candy Cane Kisses*
-Lemon Scoop
-Pink Sands
-Sweet Snow* (addition in place of Yankee candle that got thrown away)
-Sweet Vanilla Pound Cake
-Vanilla Ice Cream Cone

Molten Melts
-Chicks Dig It (scent shot)
-Pink Lemonade (scent bar)
-Wicked Watermelon (scent shot)

Pics, Petals & Scents
-Afternoon Delight (1 hello kitty tart)
-Berry Creme Brulee (2 star tarts)
-Blackberry Jam Biscuits (1.70oz whipped wax sample)
-Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Scoop Bread (1 tart)
-Lemon Frosted Birthday Cake (1.75oz whipped wax sample)
-Pineapple Paprika (1 tart)

-Fairy Woods (1 chunk)
-Hazelnut Macadamia Cappuccino (1 chunk)
-Invigorating Lavender Peppermint (4 2 chunks)
-Macintosh Swizzle Sticks (1 chunk)
-Summer Lovin (1 chunk)

Sniff My Tarts
-Camp Fire Dessert Latte (1 pie tart)
-Cookies & Cream (1 cookie tart)
-Pink Keylime (1 cupcake)* (addition)
-Pink Sugar Baby (1oz. cupcake)
-Sweet Lavender Marshmallow Cake (scent shot)

Streetman Candle Co.
-Blueberry Fritter (scent shot)
-Cherry Chapstick (scent shot)
-Chocolate Covered Banana (scent shot)
-Fresh Baked Bread (1oz. scent shot)
-Island Grapefruit (1oz. scent shot)
-Lavender Sheets (scent shot)
-Muscadine (scent shot)
-Pink Pomegranate (chunky monkey, 5oz)
-Summer Days (1oz. scent shot)
-Wake Me Up! (1oz. scent shot)

Sugar & Spice Gourmet Soy
-Strawberry Tres Leches Cake (scent shot)
-Waikiki Shores (scent shot)

Sweet Fixations
-Butterscotch Ice Cream (1 tart)
-Cotton Candy Frosting (1 tart)
-Pink Lemonade (1 tart)
-Serendipity Cake (1 tart)

Tara's Candle Cottage
-Iced Cinnamon Rolls (1 tarts)
-Peeps (1 tart)
-Simply Clean (1 tart)
-Vanilla Bean Noel (1 tart)

Tiffany Candles
-Blonde Moment (1 teddy tart)
-Caribbean Escape (1 tart)
-Lemon Pound Cake (1 teddy tart)
-Loopy Verbena (3 2 tarts)
-Melon Ball Fizz (1 teddy tart and 1 scalloped tart)
-Pink Marshmallow (1 tart)
-Raspberry Lemonade (1 teddy tart)
-Satsuma & Strawberry (1 teddy tart)
-Sweet Orange Chili Pepper (1 teddy tart)

The Bathing Garden
-Blackberry Jam & Lemon Curd (3 cubes of a clamshell)
-Cinnamon Frosting (5 2 cubes of a clamshell)
-Lemon Curd & Rose Milk (2 cubes of a clamshell)
-Serendipity Cream Pie (4 cubes of a clamshell)
-Vanilla Layered Strawberry Kiwi (6 4 2 cubes of a clamshell)

The Scented Princess
-Absolutely Fabulous Cake Serendipity (2 large scalloped tarts)
-Jena's Frosty Mint Bean (scent shot)
-Pink Sugar Pina Colada VBN (2 1 large scalloped tart)
-Serendipity VBN Fruity Rings (2 large scalloped tarts)
-Sweet Diamond Rose (1 chunky tart, large)

Two Timing Tart
-42 (3 lips)
-Daydreamer (3 lips)
-Frankly, My Dear (3 lips)
-Hedonistic Self-Indulgence (3 lips)
-Sex Kitten (6 4 cubes of a clamshell)
-Still Not Ginger (6 cubes of a clamshell)

Random Vendor Tarts (only 1 of each vendor)
-Aunt Nena's: Nilla Wafers
-Faerielane Fragrances: Sweet Sprite (scent shot)
-Fire Bling Candles: Pink Sugar (6 5 2 cubes of a clamshell)
-Lenea's Wax Creations: Honeysuckle Plumeria (3 small tart shapes)
-Leslie Leshay Candles: Cucumber Melon (1 teddy tart)
-My Candle Box: Sweet Lavender Mallow (2 flower tarts)
-Niki's Wax: Rainbow Mix  (4 2 oz. cubes)
-Scarlet Raine: Strawberry Passion (2 small strawberries)
-Sugar Pie Scents: Cactus & Sea Salt (scent shot)
-Ten Digit Creations: Pear & Vanilla Bean (1 tart)
-Up The Creek Scents: Pink Sugar (scent shot)

Week 1 = Red
Week 2 = Green
Week 3 = Blue
Week 4 = Purple
Week 5 = Orange
Week 6 = Black


  1. thought the same about HHS autumn pear.... there is not carmel in the scent description but that is mostly what i smell. great reviews

    1. I thought it was just me! Crazy how caramel isn't in the's basically ALL caramel, lol!

  2. Another 10/10 this week! Nice!

    I think you're doing a fabulous job getting through your project. It looks like another good week and you'll be done!

    1. AND it's another 10/10 Bathing Garden! Seriously, her stuff is amazing.


  3. Omigosh!! You almost have no more tarts!! ORDER MORE!! ORDER MORE!! LOL!

    I'm always afraid to try pear scents: sometimes they just smell too weird. Especially mixed with stuff, ick! Most blueberry scents too, just smells artificial and too sweet.

    Yayyyy! Your Project Wax is a success!!!!! <3 Congratulations!

    1. LOL, I wish I almost had no tarts...I'd feel much better about my life.

      I call this box a success because it's almost done, but I still ordered a few times, lol. :/

      Pear scents can be weird sometimes. And I get what you mean about blueberry...even warm blueberry food smells weird!

  4. Wow!!!!!! You are getting through your tarts fast. Must melt FP Pink Wildberries soon.

    1. I hope you like pink wildberries, it was a treat to melt!


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