My small but mighty Sniff My Tarts custom order arrived. It all fit in a Regional A box so I consider that a feat. Amy and Donna must have really found a great system that works for them, because they are pounding out these orders while still offering random custom loaf openings on the fly. Gone are the days of only getting custom Sniff MY Tarts only once or twice a year. Now between Dream Boxes, regular openings and holiday loaf sales as well as Facebook group flash sales, they are getting pretty easy to obtain. Which is great, because their wax is one of my favorites.
This opening they offered frosted cookies, piped hearts, no-fuss chunks (seen above), regular chunks and sheet cakes and pies and loaves. I think this paring down of shapes may be helping streamline the TAT. You do still have what seems to be hundreds of scents to choose from and I appreciate that.
Dragon's Blood- Sniff My Tart's version of Dragon's Blood is very floral and summer breeze scented rather than the dirty earthy versions I am used to. It is nice and pretty but I do like my Dragon's Blood a bit more wild and feral.
Marshmallow Noel & Candy- I have sung its praises before and continue to do so. Strong sweet mint and thick vanilla.
Peppermint Swizzle Sticks- Totally candy canes to my nose. I am enjoying this new to me peppermint as well. This will be my next mint to blend with upon future custom openings.
Acai Berry/Plumeria/Apricot- A summer scent for sure. The acai berry reminds me a bit of raspberries and paired with the peachy apricot and sweet mellow plumeria, it almost comes across as a tropical drink.
Pumpkin Sugared Donuts/Honey Gingerbread/Vanilla Waffle Cone- Eye rolling good. Sheet cake good. Perfect fall scent good. This will be ordered again and in larger quantities. I think I have found my perfect Honey Gingerbread blend. It is sweetly spiced with creamy vanilla bakery notes and just a little richness from the pumpkin.
Lemon Cake Pops/Sticky Pink Serendipity/Pink Sticky Marshmallow- A toned down serendipity that had lemon brightness and pink sugar sweetness. I do believe I love it. Looking forward to seeing what comes forth more when warming.
Rose Jam/Iced Sugar Cookies/Pink Sticky Marshmallow- As long as there is Rose Jam listed, I feel compelled to blend with it. The cookies smooth out some of Rose Jam's exuberant sweetness. It is still pretty loud though. We know Rose Jam likes her spotlight. I will very much enjoy melting this but will continue to seek out the perfect Rose Jam combination.
Serendipity/Raspberry Guava/Strawberry Daiquiri- This blend was inspired by my friend Liz (notoriousliz_54) when we were chatting about SMT blends before the big opening. She mentioned loving serendipity with raspberry guava so I gave it a go. And boy am I glad I did. Strawberry daiquiri is a beast in this (in the best possible way) but add raspberry guava and serendipity and it tastes, I mean smells, like a fancy cruise cocktail. Amazing.
Marshmallow Noel/Ice Cream Scoop Bread/Birthday Cake- Can you tell I wanted vanilla overload? Death by vanilla. Vanilla deluxe mamajama. I got it. On cold it has a slightly strange plastic undertone but when melted that tone vanishes and the riches most vanilla laden cookies and cakes emerge to throw at a medium to medium-strong level. Very happy with this blend.
Marshmallow Noel & Candy/Peppermint/Pink Sugar- Pink peppermint on steroids. Pink peppermint so incredibly arctic cold and yummy it sears my sinuses and makes me shiver. I think Sniff My Tarts is becoming my gold standard for Pink Peppermint. My Holy Grail.
The next two blends were my free samples. And they both feel custom blended just for me.
Rose Jam/Glazed Donut/Dragon's Blood- Say what?! Rose Jam and Dragon's Blood... sure! But Glazed Donut?! That came out of left field. You know what? It totally works. The Rose Jam is strongest (of course) but the sweet vanilla from the donut and the pretty floral from the dragon create an unexpectedly cool blend. Props to whatever brave soul blended this.
Warm Vanilla Sugar/Dragon's Blood/Plumeria- Somebody went on a Dragon's Blood blend kick! LOL! And I almost did too. I was seriously thinking of blending Dragon's Blood with Butterbrickle and Celtic Moonspice (and I dang well still might). This one smells strangely bakery. It has to be the Warm Vanilla Sugar. Plumeria and Dragon's Blood as whispers of floral but overall it is very vanilla. I like it too. Kudos Dragon's Blood blended, whom ever you may be. I tip my shieldmaiden head to you and your blending courage!
Did you order from the January opening? Did you get any custom loaves recently? Have you taken any blending risks? I am so happy Sniff My Tarts still has custom blending options. It keeps my waxy creativity blooming.