Monday, January 16, 2017

Satin Suzie Scents - Havana Mornings


Scent Description: Strong black Cuban coffee sweeten with brown sugar.

Date Poured: November 22, 2016

Weight Melted: 0.8 oz

Location of Warmer: Kitchen, in tealight warmer

Cold Sniff: 4/5 A surprisingly awesome black coffee with a little sweet sugar added in. You can definitely tell it's brown sugar and not regular sugar.

Warm Sniff: 4/5 No surprises once melted. Actually, that's a lie. I was very surprised that this didn't turn into a silent beg for me to end its misery. I'm used to my coffee scents turning into a warped and bitter ghost of what I like my coffees to smell like.

Scent Strength: 1/3 This stayed incredibly light.

Scent Throw: 2/3 This filled most of the kitchen/dining area, but not much else.

Melting Power: ?/5 It's hard to say how long this tart lasted. It was overshadowed by another scent that I melted (Christmas Cedar), and I forgot this was something I'd melted until I was checking my wax notes.

Repurchase: Undecided. I need to go back and re-melt this, and once I do I will edit this post, but as it sits in my memory, no. This scent was incredibly light but remained a very gorgeous, authentic coffee blend. I may have to save this for smaller spaces and keep other, stronger scents away from it. If my second melt reveals good throw and melting power, I will say yes. Even with the very light scent strength. :)

Satin Suzie Scents - Christmas Cedar





Scent Description: No scent description available.

Date Poured: November 19, 2016

Weight Melted: 0.7 oz

Location of Warmer: Living room, in tealight warmer

Cold Sniff: 4/5 An incredibly gorgeous mix of soft woods, spices, and citrus. I believe there's something orange in here.

Warm Sniff: 4/5 First and foremost - citrus! Then, gentle woods and spice caress your face. Can scents caress your face? I don't care, they can now!

Scent Strength: 2/3

Scent Throw: >3/3 This filled the living room, bedroom, hallway, office, and most of the kitchen/dining area.

Melting Power: 3/5 I got a little under 6 hours of scent from half of a scent shot.

Repurchase: Yes!

I'm so incredibly impressed with Bernadette's wax. It's a great price, her TAT is lightning quick, and the performance is stellar! She has a return customer in me.

Haul: Zoya Black Friday 2016


Who can resist a sale? A once in a lifetime opportunity? A 70% off sale from a brand that usually retails for anywhere between $8 and $10 and has consistently great performance on your nails? I don't know about you, but I sure couldn't resist. My only regret is that I did not unleash the crazy. Alas, it's time to wipe my tears and turn my attention to these beauties!

I submitted my order on November 25th and it shipped on December 1st. Due to shipping restrictions, this had to be shipped via boat and did not arrive until January 11th. Thus, this belated Black Friday haul post!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Satin Suzie Scents - White Out


Scent Description: No scent description available.

Date Poured: November 22, 2016

Weight Melted: 0.7 oz

Location of Warmer: Kitchen, in tealight warmer

Cold Sniff: 4/5 I smell something woody. Cedar, maybe? It smells damp, like it's been overtaken by moss and the heart of the tree has been exposed. Quite an intriguing blend.

Warm Sniff: 4/5 This smelled the same once melted, but my brain kept processing this as a clean type scent. I felt like I had to wash all of the dishes and scrub all the floors until they sparkled.

Scent Strength: 2/3

Scent Throw: >3/3 This filled the kitchen/dining area, hallway, office, and part of the entryway.

Melting Power: 4/5 I got a little under 7 hours of scent from half a scent shot.

Repurchase: Yes. I wouldn't consider myself a damp/moss loving person, but something about this smelled good in all the right ways. Like I was walking through a forest after a cold, cleansing rain.

The Bathing Garden - Cardamom Potion


Scent Description: No scent description available

Weight Melted: 1.3 oz

Location of Warmer: Living room, in tealight warmer.

Cold Sniff: 4/5 This cardamom is surprisingly soft. A hint of musky vanilla and something slightly citrusy. I definitely want more.

Warm Sniff: 4/5 A hint of something almost caramel-like poked its head through once melted, and that citrus note stayed slightly hidden in the background.

Scent Strength: 1/3

Scent Throw: 3/3 This filled the entire living room.

Melting Power: 3/5 I got about five and a half hours from this brain.

Repurchase: Yes. There was something about this gentle, mysterious brain that has left me wanting more. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Candles From the Keeping Room - Country Fair Strudel


Scent Description: Freshly baked apple strudel.

Date Received: July 26, 2016

Weight Melted: 1.0 oz

Location of Warmer: Kitchen, in tealight warmer

Cold Sniff: 4/5 A wonderfully sweet fall type aroma with some bakery aspects added in. Think sweet cinnamon apples, a dash of incense, and a heaping of pie crust.

Warm Sniff: 4/5 No surprises once melted.

Scent Strength: 1/3

Scent Throw: >3/3 This filled the entryway, hallway, kitchen/dining area, office, and part of the living room.

Melting Power: 4/5 I got six hours of scent from one cookie.

Repurchase: Yes! This was one of those scents that was light in strength but managed to pull it off splendidly. If you want a nice, light fall scent that won't punch you in the face, this is the place to go.

L3 Waxy Wonders - Postre de Pera


Scent Description: Caramelized pear custard.

Weight Melted: 1.0 oz

Location of Warmer: Living room, in tealight warmer

Cold Sniff: 2/5 I'm so glad I did not sniff this before throwing it in the warmer, because I would have tossed it. There is a skunky odor in the background that is hard to ignore.

Warm Sniff: 4/5 No skunk once melted! Thank goodness! This was a pleasantly sweet custard scent with a very slight hint of pear.

Scent Strength: 1/3

Scent Throw: 3/3 This filled the entire living room.

Melting Power: 3/5 I got about 5 hours of scent from two cubes.

Repurchase: Probably not. It was nice, but nothing special enough to warrant a purchase of this specific scent. That skunky note also scared me a little. It's probably because of the age (over a year old) but I don't remember too much of how this smelled when I first got it to be certain.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Satin Suzie Scents - Winter Woods


Scent Description: No scent description available.

Date Poured: November 23, 2016

Weight Melted: 0.7 oz

Location of Warmer: Kitchen, in tealight warmer

Cold Sniff: 5/5 This is a pleasant woody scent with sweet and musky notes woven throughout.

Warm Sniff: 5/5 The sweeter notes die down, leaving a very woody fragrance that leans almost incense-y.

Scent Strength: 2.5/3

Scent Throw: >3/3 This filled the entryway, hallway, kitchen/dining area, office, and most of the living room. Don't melt weaker scents near this scent, or they'll be drowned out!

Melting Power: 4/5 I got a little under 7 hours of scent from half of a scent shot.

Repurchase: Yes! Musky, sultry woods beckon me in all the right ways when I melt this.

Satin Suzie Scents - Frosty Pomegranate


Scent Description: No scent description available.

Date Poured: November 23, 2016

Weight Melted: 0.8 oz

Location of Warmer: Living room, in tealight warmer.

Cold Sniff: 5/5 Delectable frosty vanilla mixed with sweet pomegranate.

Warm Sniff: 5/5 The frosty/minty note definitely stepped it up once melted, but the sweet pomegranate stayed right up there as well. All in all, quite a pleasant blend.

Scent Strength: 2/3

Scent Throw: 3/3 This filled the entire living room.

Melting Power: 4/5 I got a little over 6 hours of scent from half a tart.

Repurchase: Definitely a yes! I feel like this is a perfect scent to melt during the transition from Winter to Spring. That minty coolness screams for snow and ice while the bright, almost berry-like pomegranate beckons the first greens to bloom.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Country Lane Keepsakes - Celebrity Bath


Scent Description: Succulent Vanilla, Strawberries with hints of delicate violets and jasmine. Compare to Rock Star.

Weight Melted: 1.0 oz

Location of Warmer: Living room, in tealight warmer

Cold Sniff: 5/5 Are you really surprised? Anything Candy Floss/Rock Star is a 5/5 in my book.

Warm Sniff: 5/5

Scent Strength: 2/3

Scent Throw: >3/3 This filled the living room, part of the bedroom, and part of the hallway.

Melting Power: 4/5 I got about 7.5 hours of scent from these adorable shapes.

Purchase: Yes! I keep kicking myself when haul season comes up and I keep overlooking CLK. I aim to change that this year.