Good morning! Sorry about the posting lag once again. Let me just tell you, the last week of school before a break is always... intense. Energy and emotions are running high with the kiddos. But I found a small slice of downtime this morning so I wanted to share my latest Handmade in Florida order. This was a quickie fall RTS order. I didn't make it to the winter pre-order but there is always another time. I picked up some soaps and wax.
Crisp Apple Pie- Notes: Apples, cinnamon and homemade pie crust.
This one and the pumpkin bar below are currently in our shower rotation. I am loving the Crisp Apple Pie. Of course the lather is exceptional. It bubbles into a silky frothy lather that cleans beautifully and rinses cleanly, leaving some nourishing moisture behind. It smells of apples, soft warm spice and apple wood. There is an undertone of rich woods and a subtle dustiness, like well worn and well used cupboards. It is a joy to bathe with.
Spiced Chai- Notes: Black tea, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and sweet creamy vanilla.
I have not used this bar yet because I am saving it for late winter but it smells delicious. A very creamy black tea with dreamy yet mellow spice. The vanilla seems to drive this scent, making it milky and dulcet. I cannot wait to use it.
Fresh Pumpkin- Notes: Essential oils, fresh organic pumpkin puree and Australian red clay.
This pumpkin delight is bright and zesty, yet creamy and rich. There appears to be sunny citrus oils and some creamy vanilla in this pumpkin blend. I love how vibrant and summery this soap is for a pumpkin scent. It bucks the typical heavy and hotly spiced pumpkin to make it more of a late summer treat. This one lathers just as wonderfully and it the one I have been using the most.
I picked up a fall scent wax sampler and it was bursting with amazing smells. Most of the shapes were the breakaway bars with a scent shots and Mickey heads tossed in.
Fallen Leaves- Notes: Apples, berries, orange, cinnamon, clove, freshly fallen leaves and sweet musk.
This breakaway wax bar smells delightfully like warm spiced apples, hay chaff and chopped wood. The apples and cinnamon feature strongest but with the leaves as a backdrop it go from craft store to cabin and I simply adore it.
Pumpkin Pecan Pie- Notes: A comforting blend of sweet pumpkin, creamy butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a flakey pie crust.
A thick and luscious blend that is a dupe of Bath and Body Works' Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. Buttery, creamy and cozy.
Harvest- Notes: Seasonal berries, spruce, fir, cedarwood and musk.
Musky evergreens and woods with a pinch of depth from the berries. There is a soft chilled freshness that reminds me of incoming winter, ozonic but subtle. The berries are very subtle, quietly keeping this from being a sexy mountain man scent.
Crisp Honey Apple- Notes: Fresh apples, light florals, honey, vanilla and warm musk.
A delicately blended fragrance that is beautiful enough to wear. Pink nectar apples thinly sliced and floating in a shallow pool of cream and dappled with honeyed blossoms wafts off the bar. Creamy apple blossoms.
Pumpkin Souffle- Notes: A blend of creamy pumpkin, warm spices, butter, brown sugar and vanilla.
Dense pumpkin cake, heavy with cinnamon and sugar, just the way I like it. A classic.
Apple Cider- Notes: A classic blend of apples, orange peel, cloves and cinnamon.
Juicy Valencia oranges paired with apple cider and cinnamon sticks to brew up a fall punch worth sipping.
Warm Welcome- Notes: Vanilla bean, sugar cookies, marshmallow and musk.
Vanilla lace cookies. Extra vanilla. Extra delicious. It straddles that gourmand line. I would wear this as a perfume but I also want to lick my skin. Either way it will provide a warm welcome when melted for company.
Enchanted Woods- Notes: Patchouli, vanilla, musk, sandalwood and myrrh.
I had this in a soap before (and a wax too I think??) and I simply adore this scent. The vanilla and musk in this one lend some sweetness to the patchouli, woods and myrrh. It is a creamy sweet incense that curls my toes.
Caramel Apple- Notes: Ripe, juicy apples dipped in an extra coating of buttery caramel.
Robust Macintosh apples with their honeyed flowery perfume are coated in rivers of sticky toffee colored caramel. As yummy as the day is long.
I am so happy with my Handmade in Florida quickie order! Zahida always outdoes herself with her blending and creativity and quality. I am looking forward to her next pre-order so I can grab hubby some more of his soaps. I will probably save these tarts for next fall since I melted so many of my older scents this year.
Have you melted much this year? How is your stash looking?