Sunday, September 17, 2017

Warmed Wax: RG, LSC and Dessa

Please accept my apologies for the craptastic photos. Sometimes I am feeling up to prettying things up and sometimes I am lucky I remembered to take a photo at all. It was a crazy week.


Rosegirls Cold Winter's Day is a blend of birchwood, vanilla, nag champa, vetiver, tonka bean and bergamot. It smells amazing and throws beautifully. Easily a medium-strong to strong scent in large areas. I mentioned before it smells like upscale nag champa and I think that still fits. It is a lovely woodsy yet plushly sweet incense aroma. I would repurchase it again in a heart beat. This was my last muffin and now it is all gone. Tears. If anyone wants to trade some Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board for some Cold Winter's Day please drop me a message.


Dessa's Homespun Scents Haunted Hollow (sorry! See! I forgot to take a pic until it was entirely melted... fail) is a nice strong throwing blend of cedarwood and cinnamon. On cold it has a slightly earthy soil scent to it but that dissipates as it melts and just becomes the most lovely spiced woods. Repurchase for sure. In fact. I already need more, since I shared I am out. 


Lasting Scent Candles Sugar Berry Clove is a nice one. It threw medium-strong in the kitchen and smelled like a sweet rich compote of stewed berries and spice. Divine. I do wish I lasted a touch longer since it smelled so good. Repurchase.

Lasting Scent Candles Clove Cinnamon was a dud. The throw was very light. Which is strange given it is a predominately spiced scent. Ah well. 


I finally finished that Enchantress of Florence story. Good grief that took me like two months!! Thankfully this current read is a much quicker, less cerebral, page turner. I think I will be finished with it in a day or two. What are you reading? Melting anything good? 

Some orders I have in the queue... my Sniff My Tarts custom (my name should be called any day now!),  a small Halloween Bathing Garden order, Handmade in Florida pre-order, Cosmic Cleanse pre-order (almost ready) and some perfumes from Nocturne Alchemy and a conditioner and whipped soap from FuturePrimitive. I may have just ordered three candles from Streetman Company Store as well. What are you waiting on to arrive? Any order plotting?

9 comments:

  1. I hear ya on the photos it's exhausting, and frustrating when my camera phone doesn't cooperate.
    Thank you for Cold Winter's Day review-didn't know Nag Champa was in it. I find RG's NC really overly floral. I'll try to hide it under the Cedar Vanilla and anything else I can find to blend it with.
    Also thank you for sharing Dessa's Haunted Hollow with me, I was actually hoping for the earthy soil to appear in melting, but it did not. Intensely cinnamon, almost too much (sometimes overbearing to me) but well blended enough and strong.

    You ended up unable to resist Handmade in Florida's pre-order then? I ordered the earthy sampler, looking forward to it. My Willow Wax Craft will be the last for awhile. I also have my fall SMT coming, but I bet it will be way off, hopefully before Christmas. Then a Bonjour Wax and Bento Wax preorder coming in Oct.

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    1. The photos. The lighting in my home is finicky so I tend to do better with my camera rather than my phone but it is so nice just snapping the pic with my phone and having it there on my Mac in an instant. And I need that instant gratification sometimes. I still have the old school camera where I have to plug it into my laptop and download the photos... quite the process.

      Sorry you didn't like the Haunted Hollow. It is a fave of mine. I think I need to pick up more.

      Yeah... my resistance was futile. I needed more HMiFL soap and wax. Amy just posted the next list of customs they are working on. Mine shipped out today. Do you want me to look for your name or is your sister in the group?

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  2. I feel like I need all those tarts you melted! Still plugging away through my aging stash though. I need to make a lot more progress before I place many orders again.

    Although... Is that Handmade in Florida pre-order for the wax?😂 It sounded so good when you reviewed it before.

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    1. I love that you are melting your goodies. I have a few older pieces but it is mainly because I am loathe to melt them and thus have them leave me forever. Tears.

      Yes!!! Some wax and soap. I just love Zahida's soap (and wax).

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  3. Awaiting MY SMT custom order. I thought I had my order in really quickly (within five or six minutes at the very outside) but I'm not even on the newest list. I had worried about my order coming in the hot, melty summer months - guess not! I think I'm going to be lucky to get it by Christmas. Good thing it's mostly minty scents, I suppose.

    That Clove Berry scent has always interested me - spiced berry is always delicious, and cloves are the best. Hmm, just thinking something clovey would go really well with Rosegirls' Raspberry Sauce. :)

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    1. Oh pooh sticks! I was just about to ask because they did post a new list recently. I just got my shipping notice. I hope yours isn't too much longer. Are you bummed?

      Girl you are right. A cloved raspberry sauce treat would be killer. I do love those deep rich fruits with spice. So delicious and comforting to me.

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  4. I'm also waiting on Handmade in Florida preorder and a teeny Bathing Garden Halloween order. I also have some bath and body from Fortune Cookie Soap coming.
    I'm looking to do ahhh Sugar Sugar's bath and body preorder this week and my first Sweetwagon Scents at the end of the month.

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    1. How exciting!! What did you get from Zahida?? And Fortune Cookie! I have always wanted to order from them but have not yet. I saw their wax recently and wanted some. I am super curious about the Polyjuice Potion scent.

      Good luck with your new orders!! I hope you get everything you want!! I have not heard for Sweetwagon. Sounds cute.

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  5. Cold Winter’s Day sounds amazing. I’ve been reading the Ruth Dalloway series. I think I’m on book 6. I’m enjoying them.

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