Sunday, January 25, 2015

Swift & Supersonically Snappy Short Review #58: Thirty Street Wax's Prince Humperdinck

Thirty Street Wax's Prince Humperdinck
Cold Rating7/10
Lit Rating: 8/10
Throw Rating8.5/10
Overall Rating8/10; smelled a bit different on cold sniff, but something wonderful and tropical came out while melting, almost like serendipity but not quite?? Wonderfully cool embeds. Cute color wax. Excellent scent descriptions. Strong, lasted 8 hours in the bedroom. Cherry, pineapple, orange delight. Light whiffs of coconut. Immediate scent as you walk into a room. Wax with a theme, named after a fantastic movie. One of the classics. Twue Wuv. "Keep away from pets and children." Is Humperdinck  spelled right?! Who knew?!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Swift & Supersonically Snappy Short Review #57: Up The Creek Scents' American Cream

*sung to the tune of "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean.
"American Cream, don't know what that's supposed to mean...But you make my house smell good, like no other wax tart could."
You wish you could flow like me.
Up The Creek Scents' American Cream
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating: 7.5/10
Throw Rating7/10
Overall Rating7/10; unsure if I would like this based on its cold sniff scent, but it was really nice, even if it was unlike me to enjoy! Fresh but slightly creamy, perfumey but slightly fruity, what a complex scent with a lot of unidentifiable things! Milky, velvety. What does milk smell like to everyone else? Medium-high strength in the bathroom, lasted 6 hours. Round robins. Generous friends. Smelling clean. Wanting this in shower gel form. L*SH dupe (since apparently you can't say L*SH without problems???). Asterisks. Sucker for stars in wax.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Swift & Supersonically Snappy Short Review #56: Vintage Chic Scents' Three Little Birds

I don't want to say I'm tired of late year scents yet, but I am now beginning to incorporate more springy wax in with it, slowly putting winter on the back burner.
Three Little Birds: Strawberry Daquiri and Orange Pina Colada. 

Vintage Chic Scents' Three Little Birds
Cold Rating9/10
Lit Rating: 9/10
Throw Rating9/10
Overall Rating9/10; brilliant mix of sweet and fragrant pineapple and coconut, medium amounts of orange and little wiffs of strawberry. Not any alcohol or fizziness in this, which I assumed would be the case. Such a luscious and semi-tropical scent. Pina colada scent the heaviest in this. Lasted 8.5 hours in the bathroom at an uber strong strength. Could smell this in the bedroom when the door was opened. Excellent scent names, themes and scent descriptions from this vendor. One of my top 10, if not top 5 vendors. Gaw-geous and ginormous rose shapes. Two-tones colors. Two melts from each big rose. Thinking about sipping tropical drinks on a beach somewhere. Daydreamin'. Light pink slowly moving up as one of my favorite scents.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Swift & Supersonically Snappy Short Review #55: Rosegirls Celtic Moonspice Coffee

In the past, I have been notoriously anti-coffee scents in wax because of a bad and skunky experience.
Let me tell you, it scarred me for a long time.
Luckily, it seems like I have grown past it.
Rosegirls Celtic Moonspice Coffee
Cold Rating7.5/10
Lit Rating: 8/10
Throw Rating8/10
Overall Rating8/10; Rosegirls probably has the best coffee scent in wax. It is very lovely, mellow, not super harsh, smooth and a little creamy. The celtic moonspice isn't really there on cold sniff, but does come out a bit more while melting. Strong! Lasted 8.5 hours in the bathroom. Wanting to try cinnamon in my coffee but not knowing how it will taste? What do you put in your coffee? Cute new (sort of?) square labels. Not being open all the time, but new Mini Melters ready to ship!? Purdy colors in teh wax. Teh. Gifties from friends!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Swift & Supersonically Snappy Short Review #54: Front Porch Candle Company's Apple Mango Tango Marshmallow

Do you reserve clean or fresh scents for laundry or cleaning day? I have gotten into that habit over the last year or so, but I love fresh scents, so it's hard to save 'em!
Apple Mango Tango laundry type + marshmallow
Front Porch Candle Company's Apple Mango Tango Marshmallow
Cold Rating7.5/10
Lit Rating: 8/10
Throw Rating7.5/10
Overall Rating7.5/10; creamy marshmallow, one of Front Porch's best scents combined with a delicate yet floral laundry scent. Really excellent blend, tones down the harshness of a straight clothesline type of fragrance. Strong in the bathroom warmer, yet strangely mellow because of, again, that brilliant marshmallow. Probably my favorite marshmallow scent in wax. Lasted 6 hours. Never had a bad blend including marshmallow. Saying marshmallow too much. Fluffy clouds. Reminds me of fluffy towels. Cleaning day. Laundry day. 2 baskets overflowing as we speak. Needing laundry pods. Heavy baskets. Daunting. Fresh laundry is one of the best scents in the world.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Swift & Supersonically Snappy Short Review #53: Flaming Star Scents' Wild Strawberry Pomegranate

Happy January! I haven't updated since my last Order of the Odor post and I apologize for that. Enjoy a more spring-y review since our cold spell is over!
Flaming Star Scents' Wild Strawberry Pomegranate
Cold Rating7.5/10
Lit Rating: 7.5/10
Throw Rating7.5/10
Overall Rating7.5/10; quite a wonderful melt! Fruity, pretty strong, bright, not artificial. A delicate mix of sweet and pungent strawberry and dark pomegranate, you can definitely smell two distinct different fruits in this mix. Made the house smell good for 2 days in certain areas, lasted 8 hours melting in the bedroom! I love Flaming Star Scents' "Thank You" bar samples. Vendors who do different molds for their wax. Adult shaped wax. Again, unnecessary name changes throwing me. Forgetting to order from this vendor more often. Short TAT. Cute new logo.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Order of the Odor: Volume 5

This month we are doing a mini version of some of our waxy favorites of 2014, please let us know what some of your favorites were too!

Most Comforting Scent:
It's a toss-up between my all-time favorite, Front Porch's Pink Peppermint, and newcomer Lake Providence Lodge's The Lodge's Kitchen (spoiler, read below).

Best Spa/Fresh Scent:
Tiffany Candles' Pink Sugar Rosemary Mint. So refreshing, so clean, so wonderfully amazing!

Most Energizing Scent:
Rosegirls Alice in Wonderland, Front Porch's Pink Peppermint (yes, again, seriously, I never get tired of it), Candles from the Keeping Room's Serendipity Marshmallow Delight, or iheartwax's Blonde Moment.

Favorite Bakery Scent:
Either Up The Creek Scents' Raw Cake Batter (lick the air good) or Beezy's Toasted Marshmallow, which is so totally not bakery, but close enough, right?

Favorite Fruity Scent:
iheartwax's Pomegranate Rosemary Mint, blended by my lovely friend Deb, or 

Favorite Wild Card Scent:
Sniff My Tart's Cake Batter Fudge Wildberry Mousse Vanilla Waffle Cone. A mouthful to say, but one of the best things I melted this year. I received it from a SMT mystery bag and it did not disappoint! It doesn't get much more wild card than a mystery bag!

Favorite Scent Trend:
I feel like cotton candy frosting and watermelon were both huge scent trends this year, so I will go with that! Pink sugar is pretty much always popular somewhere and that's one of my favorite blenders, too.

Husband's Favorite Scent:
Anything with apples and spice. He loved the apple clove butter mentioned below, as well as a couple of other apple/cinnamon/celtic moonspice blends this year!

Husband's Least Favorite Scent:

Stinker of 2014:
There were a few, actually. Orchid Lake Candles' Watermelon smelled like chapstick and straight-up wax. Orchid Lake Candles' Lemon Lavender smelled promising on cold sniff, but was weak. Candles from the Keeping Room's Ambrosia had almost no scent whatsoever. As far as stinky goes, I melted a couple of smelly coffee and caramel scents, but can't remember off the top of my head who made them.

Favorite Scent of 2014:
Beezy Tart's Apple Clove Butter, for sure. UGH. So amazing!

Have you been curious about the Yankee Candle Scenterpiece? Deb shoots straight from the hip on this review of Yankee's newest warmer. See if you need to put it on your wishlist or not.

Grab a napkin (to wipe the drool from your chin) and a cup of coffee and head on over to Sunnee's place to see what outstanding muffin blends this gal ordered and photographed for our veiwing pleasure. Oh! Bring a pen and paper too, you are going to want to write these down.

The best scent of all time?! Yes, of course it has earned a coveted 10/10. Come see what is making Lauren go gaga from a relatively new vendor.

Black Friday Deals abound! See what Julie's favorite haulage included this year in wax. It was a steal of a deal.