Wednesday, February 25, 2015

JMae's Soaps & Candles - Lavender Vanilla

Scent Description: This was supposed to be a pleasant blend of vanilla and lavender. I think anyone who is even remotely into melting wax or burning candles knows what this smells like.
Weight Melted: 4.9 oz. No, I did not make a typo. Yes, you read that right.
Cold Sniff: 2/5 I don't know what I got when I sniffed this cold. It was wax with a hint of something sweet. This less than promising first sniff is what made me decide to just melt the entire thing and see how it went.
Warm Sniff: 2/5 I really don't think this was Lavender Vanilla. It doesn't smell right, at all. There's nothing vanilla like or lavender-esque here. It smells like some light perfume smell you always get when you go into the perfume section of a dollar store.
Scent Strength: 1/3 If I could have smelled whatever it was I smelled more, I would have qualified it as a background scent.
Scent Throw: 1/5 Five ounces of wax did so crappy, I let the entire thing melt, waited five minutes to see if a miracle would happen, and then dumped it.
Melting Power: 0/5 I didn't give it a chance.
Repurchase: No. To be fair to Jamie, I've had this particular tart for a while. However, I've had other tarts for longer than this and they've performed spectacularly. I doubt the time is what made this tart so bad, anyway.

I'm slowly making my way through my stash of hers. While cleaning, I also found the old Fortune Cookie Soap destash that she'd sold to me when it was already a year old. That in itself isn't so bad, as I know FCS can have some long lasting stuff. What got me here was a lot of the stuff had obviously been used or it was stored improperly. When I received it stuff was discolored and misshapen and smelled... off. That stuff along with a lot of her other bath and body products went straight into the trash. Blech.

1 comment:

  1. Holy muffin Batman! That thing is ginormous! Too bad it didn't smell right or throw well. I had not heard of this vendor. Sorry about the FCS destash. I have visited their site tons of times contemplating the polyjuice potion goodies. I just never pull the trigger.