Sunday, January 3, 2016
Haul: Sniff My Tarts December 2015
One of the things I was always available for were the lots Amy kept posting. There were several posts that she put up that I had plenty of time to pick up but ultimately decided against. One morning I finally pulled the trigger. The scents all sounded good to me or at least were something I was willing to try so I figured why not? Let's take a look!
Not quite everything that I got in my box is pictured here, as I wanted to send Deb a few things in her Christmas/Birthday box that I thought she might enjoy. Tarts are named and described left to right.
Marshmallow Noel/Vanilla Butter Fudge/Serendipity: On cold sniff this is incredibly strong on the serendipity. I can pick up a hint of the sweet mashmallow but nothing else peaks its head out enough for me to distinguish it from the serendipity.
Powdered Sugar/ Pretzel/Fresh Picked Strawberry: I definitely pick up on the pretzel and a hint of what might be fresh picked strawberry, but it is hard to tell at this point. The blend sounds intriguing -what does powdered sugar smell like, anyway?- but I can't pick up anything that makes this special.
Adaly's Marshmallow Peepers/Lemon Curd/Peggy's Blueberry Noel: I smell a sweet and sticky lemon that has just a little bit of bite, followed by a hint of vanilla. It takes some searching to find that blueberry, but it's there. I'd say this will be a pleasant blend if the proportions of scents stay the same when melted.
Butter Cookie/Caramel Drizzle Bread: I get pretzels with a hint of caramel when I smell this. Michael's nose got buttered bread. When I told him the name he said he could smell the caramel, but it was very faint. I may have to add something a little sweet to this if the caramel doesn't come out when melted.
Cotton Candy/Sweet 16/Strawberry Pretzel: This cotton candy is not the sweet variety. I get a hint of cherry. That might be from sweet 16, as I do not know what's in that blend, but I do not get the typical sickly sweet cotton candy here. As for the strawberry pretzel, I can smell a very artificial strawberry but the pretzel is nowhere to be found. I'm on the fence about this. It could go either way depending on what happens when it melts.
Toasted Marshmallow/Jelly Doughnuts/Glazed Doughnuts: I get a generic sweet scent when sniffing this. I feel like all of the scents just blended together. It's not quite donut (Because that's how I spell it here in 'merica) but not quite marshmallow. I get a tiny hint of jelly sometimes when I sniff this, but it's not always there. Intriguing blend, that's for sure.
French Toast/Marshmallow Fluff: A light, authentic cinnamon and maple dipped in marshmallow goodness. At least on first, light sniff. If I shove my nose in the bag and inhale the scent the cinnamon definitely turns back into the typical spicy cinnamon we all know. I worry that this cinnamon will overpower the rest of the fragrances. If not, this will be a very fantastic scent.
Of these chunks I'd say my favorite is a tie between Peggy's Blueberry Noel and the Vanilla Ice Cream/Blackberry Jam/Lemon Curd blend. I reserve final judgement on several of these until I get to melt them. I'm getting kind of excited for the customs opening that going to be announced soon. Depending on the details and if I'm in the mood when the exact opening time hits I may or may not try and participate.
Which of these blends do you think would be your favorite?