Onto the goodies!
This is a very herbal lavender that I was not quite expecting when I got this. I was thinking something more along the lines of what Bath and Body Works carries. It's still a pretty scent to me, but that lavender is very, very obnoxious.
This brings to mind spiced bread with a hint of authentic cranberries. I initially got worried that this would be a tortilla chip type smelling bread, but there is none of that that I can pick up on. This is a winner in my books!
|You know, I could probably get away with posting the same exact picture for every tart... :) They look so similar!|
On cold sniff I get a huge whiff of pure cinnamon & clove. I'm not one for a super strong cinnamon scent but I'm counting on what Deb said about the fruits coming out when melted. I'm actually very excited about this one! :D
Pomegranate Cider: Macintosh apples, sweet juicy pomegranates, a splash of vanilla, and mulling spices. A Homespun Original House Blend.
I get a sweet pomegranate with just a hint of apple and spice here. The vanilla pokes its head out at the end of the line, promising sweet goodness when melted. I think this might be my favorite of the bunch!
I picked this up on a whim when reading the scent description. I hope this is one of those scents that really shines when melted. I only picked up on the fir needles when sniffing this. I still like the scent for Christmas, I just wanted more of those other notes.
I definitely pick up on the strawberry and vanilla here. I'm worried that those two scents have completely drowned out the pomegranate, but this is still a very gorgeous scent.
The raspberry is very strong here. I can't remember what B&BW's version smells like so I can't comment on how accurate this is, but the vanilla is very muted. I'm intrigued about how this will perform.
Now onto my freebies!
I pick up on the strong and spicy cinnamon over everything else. I'll reserve judgement for when this is melted, but I don't expect anything besides strong cinnamon. Good thing it's the holidays!
This is a very strong pine scent. Fortunately it does not quite touch that fake lemony pine scent that I don't particularly care for. There's a hint of something sweet, too. I have high hopes for this one! :)
So that concludes my little haul! Ordering was really simple and I got a shipping notification within 3 days of placing it. If these perform as well as I'm hoping, I will most definitely be placing an order once I settle in over yonder with M. He has an APO address set up so I can continue to buy things from the US and pay whatever USPS's shipping is! I don't think the similar shipping costs apply to FedEx or UPS, but I'm fine with paying whatever it is USPS ships for.
If you'd like to place an order you can reach Dessa's website here!
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