Sunday, November 20, 2011
Size Matters in Candles by Victoria
My newest order includes some new scent shots for the month of November as well as a few 4 oz minis, which are $5 on page 1. I usually get these little cuties in fresh and pretty scents for the bathroom since they aren't big enough to fill my living room with scent but do a great job in a smaller room. At the same time I'm able to get a sniff for what the wax smells like when burning as opposed to melting in a scent shot in case I'm considering a larger candle.
Pretty much every month, Victoria comes out with a few new scents or new items, which keeps things interesting and exciting even if you've been a loyal customer for a long time. This time of the year, the scents tend to be a bit more festive :) Not all of my scents here are new, but the main point of this order was to try out some new scent shots with some "bonus" minis I couldn't resist!
I received this order today and they are freshly poured. They are made when they are ordered so additional curing time might be needed. This review obviously will be just a quick cold sniff without them being cured so they are bound to get a lot better and stronger.
4oz Mini Jelly Jars:
Breath of Ireland-Beautiful floral scent. Fresh and clean with a sweet fruity kick. To me this smells EXACTLY like that Country Garden carpet powder by Glade. And I love it!!!
Peace-this smells just like the scent shot. I believe this is a Lush dupe. I get a creamy orange smell kind of like an orange creamsicle. It's not super fruity though and has some floral notes. This is a very nice and unique scent.
P.S. I Love You-BBW dupe. I'm not exactly sure I remember what the original scent smells like but this is a gorgeous nice, soft, powdery and pretty flowery scent. I really love it! Hope it will cure to be stronger cause right now it's really soft. Notes include citrus, neroli, orchid, jasmine, rose, amber and musk in the scent description.
Spellbound-This is a rich, juicy, sweet fruity scent. I get some buttery creaminess to it as well. Scent description lists cotton candy, along with apple, butter, caramel with base notes of vanilla, maple and spun sugar. I can definitely smell a sweet candy apple. Again, this is super fresh and could cure to be quite different and much better than it is now.
Unwind-just like the scent shot, I smell Eucalyptus, mint and rosemary, maybe some lavender. The scent description just has the rosemary, Lavender and Geranium. I'm not really sure what Geranium is supposed to smell like. This smells just like my massage place. Nice, fresh and clean relaxing spa type scent. Perfect for the bathroom. I think some people compare this one to Vicks and I guess I could see that. Very strong scent!
8oz No Frills Jar (I wanted this scent in a bit bigger jar)
Moonlight Path-since the one I had previously was given away as a gift, I had to get one for myself as well. This needs some curing, but after some time it will be a perfect BBW dupe. Love it!!! This is one of my go to romantic bedroom scents. You can see my previous description of this here!
2oz Scent Shots
Pink Cupcake-this is a very popular scent and I can see why. It's sweet and yummy! Smells just like the frosting on a cupcake. Very sugary bakery scent. Love this!!!
Tayberry & Teakwood-I've never heard of Tayberries so I have no clue what they smell like, but this scent is amazing! It's a pretty mix of berries and just a bit of woodsy notes. It does remind me some of Best Friends but so far I like this even better.
Fruit Your Cares Away (free ss)- This is a nice, creamy fruity smell. The back of this scent shot if you pop it out, smells like Juicy Fruit gum. Very nice. Glad to get to try this one as a bonus.
Fair Day-this is a mix of caramel apple and cotton candy. It's good but so far I just smell a woodsy, fresh and tart apple. In fact this smell exactly like Apples and Oak, so I'm wondering if they got switched up by mistake.
Sugared Corn Pudding-very popular scent already! I really like it even though I just know it will cure to be a lot better but I think it has a lot of potential. Buttery and sweet, a bit savory. I don't really get a corn smell but I do smell the creamy milk in the description.
Leaves Type-another BBW dupe that is amazing! A bit softer than the original so far, I get apple with some pleasant mild spice. To me, this is a perfect fall scent!
Tiffany D-another big fave! This smells like melons at first sniff but then it gets a bit more complex. I also get some sweetness to it, and that must be the cotton candy. The vanilla in it, really mellows out the strong melon scent.
Vanilla Bean Noel-BBW dupe of the festive winter vanilla. The notes are all there, soft and creamy, very similar to the original but it's really not cured and ready yet. This might need quite some time. Super soft scent so far but it's nice! Can't wait for this one to be ready!
Kettle Corn-I get a sweet and savory popcorn smell. Very realistic. Buttery!!! This makes me crave Kettle Corn.
Sweet Milk- (free ss from another order)-I was curious about this one. It's a sweet milky and creamy smell with vanilla. Pretty nice but not very strong.
9oz Country Jar
Apricot Freesia-I definitely get a sweet apricot smell. This was a trade so it's already burned some, so I get some of that smoky smell. Hoping that when I light it, only the wax scents come out because I think this would be really nice. You can smell both the apricot and freesia. Nice!
A few little samples:
Neroli Blossom-I absolutely love this. Such a beautiful flowery smell. Never heard of Neroli Blossom before but I really like it! Description says the scent is that of a blossom off the orange tree.
Apple Cobbler-I just get a very good apple scent with some very nice spice. It's a good scent but I think I've smelled a few already with a good apple scent but the bakery notes were missing. Maybe it will cure to include a bit more "cobbler" :)
Hello Dolly-this smells similar to Simply Delicious and Leesha to me. A nice bakery scent without anything too special or sweet, maybe a slight brown sugar note. Just a nice comforting scent.
So I love quite a few of these, besides the ones I've smelled before. Here's a recap of my faves: Tayberry and Teakwood, Sugared Corn Pudding, P.S. I Love You, Neroli Blossom, Moonlight Path and Breath of Ireland. Do you all like these cute jelly jars and do you find them strong enough?
If scents were visible, as color is, you would see a summer garden in rainbow clouds.