Janine does have the true unicorn wax and with a name like Glitterati, I felt the deep desire to host a glitter fest of a photoshoot. If you are a member of the wax community on Facebook or Instagram, chances are you have seen or heard of Glitterati. You can only purchase the wax via Customs List (which Janine projects to be finished in late 2018), Mystery Boxes, or Flash Sales. I am still kicking myself for missing the last custom's sign up, but I did pop onto the Mystery Box list. Though these tarts came in exchange for photography. You know... will work for tarts kinda thing. Also, some special ones came in the box for the Big Blog Giveaway. <3
These chunks are mostly overpours from Janine making the custom orders. I love smelling Janine's house blends and what her customers pick out and dream up. I usually cut these super creamy and soft chunks into fourths for melting but I often hear people go even smaller with great results. They hover around 2.5 ounces or more. For the scent descriptions, some I found notes for and listed, and others I simply wrote what I smelled.
This one contains one of my favorite scents... Pink Marshmallow Fireside... so I indulgently took two photos of this spread. It's the pink one in the foreground. Yum.
Pink Marshmallow Fireside- Gosh darn it. Just to have one more chunk of this beauty in my possession thrills me. I used up all my chunks that a sweet friends gifted me so I was pining. But I pine no more. The fireside is cozy and smoky, a lovely BBW type of version. Add to that gooey marshmallows and musky cotton candy caramel filled Pink Sugar and a sweet and smoldering scent is born.
Monkey Bread- An amazingly gooey and spicy home baked cinnamon roll cake. Cinnamon and bakery spices meet fresh baked dough spirals, liberally brushed with caramel and maple glaze. I will be writing this one down for my 2020 customs if I can hop on the next list. >crossing fingers<
Country Fair- This is one of Janine's most popular scents, I believe. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, ice cream and donuts. I love her version due to no kettle corn or apples. Just sweet tooth cakes and vanilla and sugar floss. The donuts and funnel cakes figure foremost with the vanilla cream of soft serve baking them up. Great blend. And I love that she pours it pink and blue chunks with yellow overpour every time. So festive.
Tahiti Treat- A blend of tropical fruits and berries with a slight musk base note. I love it. Smells like mangos and peaches, plumeria and oranges and raspberries and all things juicy and tartly sweet. The musk is very, very mellow and only lends a little depth, not overly perfumy at all. At least to me.
Fizzy Oasis- Zesty and almost a touch salty, lime pulp and lemon soda mixed with island nectar, coconut leaves and orchids. A brilliant summer scent.
Tropical Soda- This one is sweeter with more nectarine juice and jasmine flowers. Not as much of a bubbling fizz as Fizzy Oasis. If you aren't an effervescent fan, you may still enjoy this one. Sultry and full of Miami flare.
Pearberry- The green and pink in front, smells just like the classic Bath & Body Works fruity scent with the same moniker. Sour and tangy berries, juicy pears and soft florals and musk that bring to mind hazy summer moments and the 90's red and white gingham check pattern of the old Bath & Body Works stores.
Blue Water Orchid- A lovely sweet aquatic fragrance full of watery green bamboo, blue lotus and purple orchids full of nectar. Beautiful, serene and atmospheric.
Honeydew Buttercream Cake- I would never have thought to combine these scents but I am here to tell you... it works. Sugared honeydew melons, angel food cake and whipped cream trifle, layered to perfection. It almost reminds me of the yummy Honeydew Marshmallow scent Carol does at Candles From The Keeping Room but more rich and cakey.
Lemon Biscotti Black Raspberry Vanilla- What a bright and vibrant scent, but a little strange too. The lemon in the biscotti is delish and curd-ish but the biscotti is there too... a little like shortbread. Then the black raspberry vanilla with it sweet juicy but slightly floral tone is present, butting up against the bakery. Interesting to smell but probably not one that will stay around here. I will share this one.
Pink Pistachio- I mostly get the cherry almond strength of the pistachio, with just a little bit of the Pink Sugar wafting around the edges, unsure about approaching. Pistachio doesn't tend to linger in my home either. But there are some who may enjoy this one too.
Out of the eleven scents, I am hard in love with 9 of them, which is pretty great odds on a mystery box.
Have you had any Glitterati lately? Any of these stick out to you?