Boy, it has been ages since I have ordered from Vintage Chic Scents. I had tried to halfheartedly order from VCS a few times recently but you really can't go halfhearted with Kirby's openings. You have to want it. You have to stalk it. You have to be the eye of the tiger. Otherwise all the ravenous waxy fiends will trample you in the dust and leave you sadly scrolling the "availability" bar looking for the leftover crumbs. You don't want to be that person. I didn't want to be that person anymore. Thankfully my friend Liz let me know when Kirby opened and I was stalking the page like a good obsessed home fragrance lover and I got everything I wanted.
Two Mint Samplers ($9.15 each for three 2.8 ounce roses) that included:
Hello Gorgeous- A minty fresh blend of candied strawberries, sticky marshmallow and cool peppermint. This one does remind me a bit of Rosegirls' Strawberry Mint Ice Cream but creamier with the marshmallow.
Ice Palace Cookies- Vanilla sugar cookies laden with crushed candy canes and just a pinch of spice. The cookie smells like snickerdoodles to my nose.
Moonstone- One of my favorite spa scents. Peppermint, spearmint and eucalyptus blended into a refreshing clean scent.
Two Sweeney Samplers ($9.15 for three 2.8 ounce roses) that contained:
Sweeney's Barber Shop- This is a scent my friend Elizabeth adores so it made me curious to try it out. I am thrilled I did. Sweet strawberries are mixed with fresh mint and clean whipped shaving cream. Delectably invigorating. I will be hunting this scent in a blossom bag if I get so lucky to order again.
Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop- The same theme as above but with blueberries instead of strawberries. I enjoy the strawberries more as they seem to be more prominent. This blueberry blend has a plastic tone to it but hopefully it will disperse once it is warmed and let the blueberry pull through more.
Johanna- I love this one. Johanna is the same as Sweeney except it adds rosemary to the mint, strawberries and shaving cream. I really couldn't choose between Sweeney or Johanna and would in fact be just as happy with both. Double the chances of getting something yummy.
Purple Haze- Marshmallow Jelly-Filled Zucchini Donut. Not really ringing my chimes right now. I think I OD'd again on jelly wildberry zucchini craziness from CFTKR as of late. Ooops.
Meet Me in St. Louis- Warm Vanilla Brown Sugar Figs Glistening Snow. Very clean, like laundry, that snow note smells more like laundered cotton and it drowns the brown sugar and fig. Nice for the bathroom so that is where it will go.
This was the first order of two I placed during Kirby's late March opening. The second order will post soon. Have you ordered from Vintage Chic Scents lately? What are some of your favorites? I think I will melt some of these now and then hold on to some to try later. A lot of people swear by letting VCS cure for ages. I have had mixed results with some throwing amazing immediately (Blanche and Baby Jane) and some getting better with time (Central Park Snow Globe). How about you?