It has been warm here this past week in San Diego. Winter all but skipped us. #humblebrag
And still, I find myself reaching for the warmth of spices, the smell of a kitchen cupboard, the love of something comforting.
I didn't quite want to get into my Nana's Kitchen reserve stash yet (especially now since she's closed down), so I grabbed this blend of Nana's Kitchen and Glazed Cinnamon Donuts to fulfill my spicy craving. This scent was delicious! The throw was about a medium, but it didn't need to be overwhelming. The donut note in this was definitely there, but obviously the strongest scent was cinnamon. I think I prefer plain Nana's Kitchen to this one since I'm not a huge fan of donuts, but JLCCW's donut is more of a cake as opposed to a fried delight. Overall, a really good scent, pretty strong for a 1 ounce cupcake tart!
Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery & Confections in Wax's Nana's Kitchen & Glazed Cinnamon Donuts
Cold Rating: 7/10; cinnamon overload??! You really pick up on the donut scent on both cold and warm sniff. Pleasantly spicy!
Lit Rating: 7/10; not a "choke you out" cinnamon, but it's enough to make me want more. Donut smells more like sweet cake, which is good for me because I don't like fried donut scents. Quite nice, pretty sweet, too!
Throw Rating: 6.5/10; decent throw, nothing overly impressive, medium-high-ish.
Overall Rating: 7/10; love the cinnamon sprinkles as embellishments! Nice, but not overwhelmingly so. Hefty donut scent, but still sweet and spicy. Large supply of Nana's Kitchen is now useless and I can't get more. Sadness about favorite vendors shutting their doors. Tears. Warm weather will dry them. Stupid weather.