Friday, July 5, 2019

Femme Fatale July Wax of the Month: Obscurus Damballa

This wax was sent free for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Femme Fatale's July Wax of the Month is Obscurus Damballa.

Damballa- Notes: Green apple, purple violet, leafy greens, tuberose, redwood cedar and clove. 

This beautifully refreshing scent is a fountain of lush greenery that wells up from a spring fed glen. The green apples lend a dewy beading of sweet water to the leaves and the florals breath their limpid perfume into this full-bodied scent. It is softly sweet with the apple, dewy and fresh with the flowers while the redwood lends that essence of the wooded glen. This is a gorgeous scent for the home that evokes a meadow in early morning spring.

The throw on this one is great. Two cubes threw medium to medium-strong in my kitchen area and living room. 

This scent is available for pre-order until the end of the day today on Femme Fatale's website (here). Extras will be listed for RTS.

So I dove into a new book, The House of Letters. It is intense. I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up or follow it but so far it is enthralling me. I like the suspense of it and the unfolding of the multiple story lines/perspectives. It fulfills the prompt on the reading challenge for "out of my comfort zone." I am not sure if I will finish it while we are away on vacation but if I do I will be taking along a Barbara Kingsolver book called Animal, Vegetable, Miracle this is a non-fiction journal/investigative book about eating local and fresh. I am hoping it will motivate me to grow my veggies soon and shop the local farms here in Winter Garden/Apopka. 

Are you reading anything thrilling this summer? Are you melting tarts? What smells are wafting about your home?


  1. I had been reading The Constant Princess, by Philippa Gregory, but haven't been reaching for it lately. It's been so hot and muggy here that I tend to just reach for my bubbly shooting game on my phone. It's a mindless alternative when it's too hot to think. :P

    (Ha, I realize you can mock me here about the heat the way I mock you about the cold. Oops.)


    1. I go through Philippa moods. Sometimes I love her books and want to devour a few but then hit a weird one and it leaves me unsatisfied. I think I have that one you are reading. She has a series too about a changeling that I picked up and need to read.

      I get not wanting to do much when it is super hot out. That is me pretty much the whole summer but I have to do things anyway or I will become The Blob.

    2. I've learned to accept that her stories aren't historically accurate but it's still a fun way to learn at least some basics of Tudor history. I do remember being really annoyed by a couple of the stories though, the way she had a couple characters as too TOO perfect.

      Have you watched the three shows based on her books? White Queen, White Princess, and Spanish Princess?


    3. Yes, or TOO evil. I have not. Are they any good? I forget if I read White Queen. I need to refer to my bookshelf and see.

    4. I've enjoyed all three. They're only 'based on' Philippa's books so they stray even more from historical accuracy but they're still entertaining...and vaguely educational.