Merry Christmas Eve!!! Can you believe it?! Santa comes tonight. I hope you have been good boys and girls.
I was good. Good at ordering from Sniff My Tarts on December 1st apparently. Sniff My Tarts opened for custom orders and my fingers were extra twitchy that day. I placed two orders and both are in the first group of orders being worked on. Woot! Amy and Donna engineered a fabulous new website that makes ordering easier and faster, more streamlined. They are also offering RTS from the over pours of orders they are working on, which is nice for those who know they love a faster TAT. But speaking of TAT, they have been cranking out orders pretty speedily.
The first thing I knew I wanted was a decorated sheet cake in Peppermint/Peppermint Swizzle Sticks/Lord of Misrule ($22.00 and weighs 1 pound 7 ounces). Lord of Misrule's vanilla musk, soft patchouli and tame black pepper accord gains a chilly breath of the arctic with double the peppermint. Overall, it feels like a spa type scent and I am crazy about it.
So, so lovely.
The single piped hearts are my favorite way to sample new scents or get some of my staples, these were $3.84 each and between 3.1 and 3.4 ounces.
This time I picked:
Marshmallow Noel- one of the best and strongest vanilla scents out there.
Marshmallow Noel & Candy- add peppermint candy canes to that gloriously thick vanilla marshmallow creme and eyes roll back into the head.
Dragon's Blood- earthy incense filled with spiced amber, patchouli and florals, garnished with blood orange.
Ultimate Bakery- a decadent blend of apples, cinnamon, pie crusts, bread, sugar cookies and pink sugar- the spiced apples, pink sugar and pie crust come forth the most. One I am excited to blend with and even use alone.
Barbershop 1920's- amber, rum and musk have a powdery sweet aroma and reminds me of the Bay Rum after shave splash my stepdad sometimes wore. Love. I would blend this with Dragon's Blood.
I love the little sprinkle of fine glitter on the piped hearts.
Frosted cookies are the way to go if you want to do some small scale blending. I took advantage of the limit of five, at $5.12 each and between 4 and 4.5 ounces.
Guava/Serendipity/Watermelon- Wooooo! Candy sweet! The guava is the strongest, a little tart and peachy. The watermelon mimics watermelon Jolly Ranchers and the serendipity lends a soft creaminess. This will be brilliant in the summer.
Cinnamon Sticks/Dragon's Blood/Butter Brickle- I had a crazy idea to mix butter brickle and Dragon's Blood at the last custom loaf opening but I chickened out. Figured I would wait until the frosted cookies were offered again. And this blend is crazy. Crazy good. The sweet cinnamon and caramel toffee bite of butter brickle add a homey coziness to an earthen cottage. A potion of such spice and sweet and mystery that it enticingly wafts out of Hansel and Gretel's witch's cottage, luring me inside. This is getting blended in a larger size next time.
Dragon's Blood/Leather/Warm Vanilla Sugar- Not as keen about this one. I think the leather is too loud in this and the Warm Vanilla Sugar too soft. But I got a chunk of Warm Vanilla Sugar on its own as my sample and I think I will blend it with a piece of this to smooth it out. I love the whiteness of this cookie though. It is lovely!
Frost Bite/Candy Cane/Enchanted Forest- Mmmmmmm!!! Minty goodness! A little candy cane sugar, pine tree resin and crushed mint leaves. A perfect winter scent.
Pink Sugar/Sweet Lavender Marshmallow Cake/Pink Noel- Pink Sugar bliss. I swear Amy and Donna have one of the best Pink Sugar oils out there. Strong and sweet. Mixing the cotton candy caramel musky perfume with Vanilla Bean Noel and sweet lavender cake takes it to the next level of decadence. I should have ordered this in the chunks.
Free samples of:
Peppermint Candy Cane is minty fresh and icy. Excellent.
Warm Vanilla Sugar is sweet but mellow and velvety. A little bit of musk and cashmere. I need to blend with this more.
Sniff My Tarts invoices actual shipping cost at time of completion. I am thrilled to pieces with my first order and my second order is being completed right now. Placing and receiving a Sniff My Tarts custom order is still one of the best waxy highlights for me. Did you place a custom order? What blends are you most looking forward to sniffing?