Remember when I said yesterday that I was gravitating towards spicy scents even though it was warm here in San Diego?
This past weekend, Josh, my brother-in-law, his girlfriend and I went to brunch at this amazing place on the waterfront. There were boats, and mimosas, and crab legs as far as the eye can see (but none for me, because I don't eat crab)! It was so much fun that when we got home, we were in a tropical mood.
Well, what's more tropical sounding than Island Sparkle?!
On cold sniff, this scent smells like a wonderful island drink...you know, something with tons of sweet whipped cream and a little umbrella on top. Just divine!
When melting, however...all I smelled was banana, which I don't particularly care for, unfortunately. It was a mix of banana and something tropical, though I can't quite put my finger on what it was. Strawberry? Papaya? Generalized sweet fruit? The throw was about a medium, but nothing really more or less. I was sort of disappointed with this one...
...but I will be getting that tropical whipped cream-topped drink with a umbrella very soon to compensate. ;)
Lasting Scent Candles Island Sparkle
Cold Rating: 6/10; not too terribly strong on cold sniff, but there it a lot going on! I smell sweetness, fruity drinks, and lots of "sparkle" here! No banana (?) on cold sniff.
Lit Rating: 5/10; unfortunately, all I smell is banana and some sort of other sweet fruit. The banana overpowers everything. This is also too sweet for me, personally, but I could see a fruity fan loving this.
Throw Rating: 5.5/10; definitely not the strongest LSC tart I've ever melted, but it's not a bad thing here because I didn't care for this scent while warming.
Overall Rating: 5.5/10; banana is overpowering. Not too strong. Missing some other note, perhaps sour/tart...okay, let's be honest, when I hear "island," I think pineapple. Shattered expectations. Too dramatic. Brunch is delicious and an excuse to drink cocktails in the morning. Tiki mugs costing $16.50 is a bummer, man.