Glitterati operates soley out of Janine's Glitterati Facebook Group page through two main lists: customs and mystery boxes. Both of these lists are full until at least 2017. There are flash sales on occassion in the group and sometimes destashes come up but those are rare as hen's teeth.
The Summer 2015 Mystery Box list has wrapped up and the 2016 list can commence. My name came up earlier but I deferred to the bottom of the list due to the wax budget being busted for that month. When the final call-ups happened I made sure to pay immediately. My name is not on either of the new lists so seeing any more Glitterati will take an act of God or really really generous friends.
The mystery boxes are made up of overpours from the custom list orders. Let's see what mysterious scents I received. The box was $30 plus about $6 for shipping with chunks ranging in size from 2.8 ounces to 3.3 ounces.
Toasted Marshmallow/Vanilla Bean Noel/Vanilla Sugar Waffle Cone (?)/ Zucchini Bread- All the vanillas in this blend make this the single most creamy zucchini bread I have ever had the pleasure to sniff. It really doesn't even smell like zucchini, but more like pound cake or non-spicy coffee cake. Rich, dense, super yum.
County Fair/Orange Julius- County Fair is one of Janine's popular scents. It blends apple, funnel cakes, cotton candy and other carnival and boardwalk treats. Here it adds a firmer foundation for the ultra strong orange juiciness of the Julius. This one will be a strong throwing scent. I find most of her orange scents do really well.
Strawberry Punch Bread- Now this one smells like zucchini. The strawberry punch is indeed punchy. Hawaiian punchy. With the bread it makes an undeniably unique scent. But not one for me. I do have it re-homed already.
Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding- Ultra sweet and creamy banana pudding just like my best friend NaLonda makes with the vanilla wafers, cut up bananas, banana pudding and topped with cool whip. The banana is a touch Laffy Taffy and Runty but still very nice.
Blueberry Cobbler- Blueberry stands out bright, sweet and juicy, leaning more syrupy than fresh. The cobbler lends a vanilla sugar tone. This is not heavy on the bakery. Very much looking forward to melting this. I think it would blend wonderfully with Vanilla Bean Noel.
Pink Serendipity- Ok. Who blended this? I will buy it off you. A simplistic but effective blend of pink sugar sweetness and serendipity tropical coconut dreams. The musk in the pink sugar lends a sophisticated edge to the serendipity. Can't. Stop. Smelling.
Island Peach- Yes ma'am. Lip smackin' good. I am a huge fan of Janine's peaches... her soft, juicy, fuzzy peaches.... yezzzzzzz. Get yer mind outta the gutter. Her wax peaches. They are perfectly sweet with a tartness and realism. Here the peach has a slightly exotic tone with mango, papaya and citrus tagging along in the fruit basket. You know what... this would smell AMAZING with that Pink Serendipity.
Blue Cotton Candy Lemon Drops- Not sure why but I get a touch of Fruit Loops with this. Maybe the Lemon Drops have a bakery note or the Blue is Booberry? Either way it smells like extra sweet and less cereal-bready Fruit Loops. Love.
Salt Water Taffy & Cotton Candy- I struggle with salt water taffy in real life and in fragrance. It has a tongue coating artificial taste that I can never get past. Here in the tart there is a lemon tang with the taffy. It may not be for me... but hopefully it will be for one of you. I intend to add it to the Spring Break Giveaway that will be popping up here soon.
Mac Apple Coconut Explosion- A tropical delight where the red mellow apple and Caribbean coconut are equally evident. Saving this one for June or July melting.
Melon/Bergamot/Salty Sea Air- This one took me back! I remember when I blended about a trillion different blends with Janine ages ago and bergamot was in there. Boy I bet Janine hopes I never make a customs list again lol! I promise I will take it easy Janine. The blending fever has abated some. This is a great fresh scent of aquatic ocean tones and watery melon with dry bergamot. Nicely balanced.
Lovespells & Lemon Drops- I wish I loved Love Spell from Victoria's Secret. It has kind of melancholy memories for me so I never enjoy smelling it. No, not boy related, but old best friend related. Anyway, that oh so familiar fake peach infused purple juice kills me. If Victoria's Secret made it with Janine's peaches... well it would be a different story I bet. Janine's peaches. I know a lot of folks love this blend of Love Spell and Lemons so I am sure it will find a happy home.
Freebie in Clean Air, which smells like freshly washed laundry. Very nice.
So, six out of twelve were huge hits with me and that isn't so bad. I am happy, my friend will be happy and whom ever wins the giveaway will be happy. I hope. I am sad I missed the current lists... but hopefully there will be a next time. 2017 I will be ready. Who knows... I may even still be here to blog about it.
Have you scored any of the unicorn of the wax world? What are your favorite Glitterati scents?