Friday, August 10, 2012

Tiffany Candles - Tarts

Tiffany Candles is another shop all the YouTubers are crazy about at the moment.  I always tell myself I'm content with the few tart sources I already use, but as you've seen if you follow my blog, I tend to cave when the evil YouTube enablers keep raving about certain shops.  I'd browsed Tiffany's site many times and never ordered.  Not sure what made me do it this time.  Maybe because I saw some fall/holiday scents that weren't available at my other shops yet?  I'm not sure.

So let's see what I got in my very first order from Tiffany Candles . . .

Mrs. Frost - 'Cinnamon with hints of candy cane (A Tiffany Candles Blend)'  Love this one!  At first I thought it was stronger on the cinnamon, but after more sniffing I think it's a nearly equal balance.  Very Christmas-y!

Pumpkin Pie Spice - 'Pumpkin, spices & a touch of vanilla whipped cream.'  This one has taken many sniffs, and some time to air out, to get a better idea of what it's really like.  At first I thought it was more spice than anything and was a bit disappointed, but now I'm easily getting the pumpkin, and even the sweetness of the vanilla cream.  It's not really a *pie* type, but it's really nice.

Christmas Tree - 'The smell of a freshly cut 8’ pine!'   I don't think I've ever really had a good pine tree scented tart for the holiday season.  I seem to remember the Walmart ones last year were more of an outdoorsy blended scent.  And the one I got just recently from another vendor was also more of an outdoorsy type.  So I figured I'd try this because it's just a basic pine.  Oohhh yeah, this one absolutely reminds me of Christmas trees.  Can't wait to have this one going once our tree goes up this year!  (If Minion lets us put it up, this is.)

Christmas Cookies - 'Candy Cane blended with Sugar Cookies (Created by Christy, A Tiffany Candles Blend).'  This is a little bit heavier on the candy cane than on the cookies, but I think once it's warmed the cookie undertones will come out more.  Another very nice, Christmas-y feeling one.  I'm excited!

Pumpkin Supreme - 'Fresh baked pumpkin pie.'  I'm a little worried about this one.  It seems rather lightly scented at the moment.  Hopefully it changes as it sits for a while.  It almost seems too bright and fruity to be pumpkin pie.  I mean, there is a bit of a spicy note in there but it's nothing like the previous pumpkin scent, which was sort of rich and 'dark' and warm.  We'll see later when it's melted, I guess.

Caramel Apple - 'A juicy apple covered in soft gooey caramel.'  Mainly apple, but then you realize how that sneaky caramel sweetness really is blended in there.   This is a fun one.

Winter Fall - 'Vanilla with hints of peppermint (A Tiffany Candles Blend).'  I came to love the vanilla-mint scent of Jack Frost back when I was still making soap, so when I saw this one I knew I had to try it.  And it is NICE.  At first I thought this was the sugar cookie-mint one, it's that warm and yummy, but it must just be the rich, sweet vanilla that's making me think that.  The mint in here is soft, more the background note.  Ohhh, this one is soooo good.

All of these tarts came from the Ready To Ship section of the Tiffany Candles website, and cost $1.99 for each 3-pack.  I love the presentation of these.  The packaging and labels have an elegant minimalist feel.  The packages lay flat and are easily stackable.  The tarts themselves look so clean and crisp, some with minimal sprinkles of glitter.  There are other types of tarts and wax available on the website too, if you're looking for something different.  Of course there are candles too.  There are also fragrance oils, and tart warmers, and even some mud masks!

Shipping was fast.  I ordered on Monday morning and received the package on Friday morning.  I believe she does refund shipping over-charges, so that was not a concern.  Everything was nicely packaged.  There were two types of business cards, as well as a handwritten thank you card.  That is always a nice touch.

Customer service is great.  Everyone says that Tiffany is very involved in social media and will do whatever she can to help you.  Sure enough, I forgot to include a coupon code during my checkout process, and when I emailed her to ask about still getting the deal, she assured me it was no problem.  And that code was for...
. . . a free 4 oz. candle with any purchase.  Yay!  She asked what scent I would like and I told her to surprise me with whatever fall or winter scent she had available.  I got Winter Dreams - 'Festive aroma of cinnamon, clove & mulberry w/ hints of pine,' and oh my, this is a fabulous holiday scent.  The spicy notes are very soft, just enough to put some zip into it.  The mulberry lends just enough fruity sweetness, and it almost seems like there is vanilla in there.  I don't think I'd recognize the pine without knowing it's in there.  This is just such a festively yummy scent, perfect for an afternoon of wrapping presents or an evening of watching a movie while the tree lights twinkle across the room.  Love it!  (I'd like to get this scent in tart form now too.)

Tiffany's 4 oz candles come in mini jelly jars, and sell for $3.99.  I love this size and type of jar, short and wide so you still get a good sized wax pool.  I hope it burns without hassle, because I am already considering ordering more.  I'm already thinking about Christmas gifts, hehe!

I also received this freebie tart with my order.  Caramel Apple Cinnabon - 'Cinnabon blended with caramel apple (created by Sandra; A Tiffany Candles Blend).'  The caramel apple comes across first, but it also reminds you of an apple cinnamon scent.  The bakery notes of the rolls are subtle and far behind everything else.  This is a great fall scent.  Yummy!

Thank you, Tiffany, for the free candle and the free tart . . . and for the excellent service all around.  I already see a bunch more fall/winter scents that I'd like to get, so I'm sure I'll be back for more.

Have YOU tried Tiffany Candles?  What are some of your favorite scents and recommendations?  I'd love to hear!

(I will post pics and brief scent reviews over on the blog's Facebook page later, as I melt these.)

7 comments:

  1. I've heard nothing but good things about Tiffany Candles. I haven't tried this vendor yet, but I am definitely looking forward to. Happy melting!

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  2. I haven't melted any of them yet. Guess I should have gotten something that's NOT fall or winter so I could try something now. LOL

    There are so many others on her site that I already want to order.

    ~Deb

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  3. Looking forward to melting my birthday ones! :))

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  4. And you have to let me know what you think!

    (Is Mandy tarty?)

    ~Deb

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  5. She remains untarted. We've never really discussed tarting. I know she likes candles.

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  6. She needs tartage.

    And I'm curious about her soap. LOL Or has she stopped bathing since she ran out of Springvale Soap?

    ~Deb

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  7. Ooh, I like the leafy background!

    Lol, as far as I know bathing has continued in her household. I don't know if she's out yet or not--I would assume so. If she has looked up any other homemade soapies to use, she hasn't mentioned it.

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