Monday, March 2, 2015

Cold Sniff - BH&G / Valencia Blood Orange

Valencia Blood Orange - [no scent description]

A strong, inyerface orange scent with almost a bit of spice.  Someone asked if it was like cinnamon-orange or more of a chili-orange, and I'd go with the chili-orange.  You get that sort of effervescent note from the orange zest.  This is a 'darker' than your usual morning pick me up type orange juice scent.

(The Cold Sniff series will feature Better Homes & Gardens, and Scentsationals tarts that I'm probably not going to melt myself, whether it be ones I'm buying to send to others or just new ones I notice at my local Walmart.)

Melted - Streetman Candles / Orange Caramel Sauce

Orange Caramel Sauce - 'Orange zest, sweet caramel, and vanilla cream.'

I really enjoyed this one.  Orange and caramel are never two scents I think of when it comes to blends.  This had a bit of a bright note from the orange, but the warmth and sweetness from the caramel and vanilla made this more of a cozy, foodie type scent.  There was only the slightest hint of zesty zing.

I melted this 1 oz. tart in my tea light warmer and had a healthy medium strength scent.

(This tart was a gift.)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wax Natters - BH&G / Scentsationals

While doing my regular shopping at Walmart yesterday, I noticed the hard to find Pretty In Pink tarts were now in stock.  Of course this meant sending a message to my waxy bloggy friends to see if I needed to grab any while they were available, and that led to a crazy discussion of what else was in stock.  I ended up grabbing several for them, and they're going to allow me to borrow those packages to do some Cold Sniff posts for this blog.  That will be handy since it helps me add to the BH&G / Scentsationals reference posts here, and I don't have to spend money on scents I normally wouldn't buy for myself.

Well, I ended up back at Walmart this morning because hubby wanted to go get a few things.  So I spent more time in the tart section and made a complete list of the freshly (finally!) stocked shelves at my store.  I'm just going to list them here for quick reference.  These are in no particular order or categories, except by brand.  I did not sniff each one.  Those Cold Sniff posts of the ones I got yesterday will start showing up in the next few days.

- Vintage Lace
- Beachwood (Beach Wood?)
- Sunshine Blossom
- Blackberry Lemonade
- Whitewater  (White Water?)
- Sweet Pea
- Strawberries & Cream
- Fresh Air
- Vanilla Bean
- Lemongrass Mint
- Simple Romance
- Black Raspberry Vanilla
- Zen
- Motlen Orange
- Cucumber Aloe
- Cucumber Melon
- Papagayo Beach
- Mountain Twilight
- Coffee Cake Swirl
- Pretty In Pink
- Pineapple Palm
-Honeysuckle Nectar
- Vanilla Woods
- Blushing Pink Petals
- Fire Amber
- Apple Bobbin'
- Bee Sweet
- Coast 2 Coast
- Honey Bourbon Frosting
- Raspberry Fizz
- Cherry Berry
- Ginger Peach
- Illusion
- Tropical Fiesta
- Guava Hibiscus / Eden & Pear (?) combo pack
- Basil Leaf / Fresh Rosemary combo pack
- Buttery Shortbread / Sugared Pecans combo pack
- Fresh Strawberry / Sweet Blueberry combo pack
- Fleur de Sol / Summer Garden combo pack

Better Homes & Gardens
 - Iced Raspberry Sangria
-Line Dried Linen
- Butterscotch Maple Cream
- Soft Cashmere Amber
- Wildberry Cheesecake
- Sugared Melon Kiwi
- Hawaiian Pineapple Cilantro
- Vanilla Cookie Crunch
- Cinnamon & Spice
- Brownie Pecan Pie
- Creamy Tahitian Coconut
- Orange Buttercream Cupcake
- Sun Kissed Tulips
- Exotic Coconut Quince
- Apple Blossom Freesia
- Honeyed Island Nectar
- Iced Mocha Latte
- Salt Water Winds
- Brazilian Bamboo Wood
- Pink Tiare Flower
- Valencia Blood Orange
- Fresh Lilac Flowers
- Fresh Eucalyptus Mint
- Pink Sugar Berry
- Fresh Pulled Taffy
- Pineapple Kiwi Colada
- Apple Pie / Clove combo pack
-Raspberry Cookies / Cinnamon combo pack
- Lemon / Jasmine combo pack
- Splash / Coconut combo pack
- Tranquil Garden Spa large pack

They have a fabulous selection right now!  I'm wishing I'd stuck to my plan for this year and not gotten any indie vendor wax, because I'd totally be buying up a ton of these otherwise.  Watch for the new Cold Sniff posts, coming soon!

See anything in this list you're excited about?