Monday, December 24, 2012

Melted - Scent Appeal / Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, It's Cold Outside - 'Pink sugar blended with crisp clean peppermint and vanilla bean.'

I'm finding I'm not a fan of Pink Sugar in tart form.  I loved the scent in soap back in my early soap making days, but because it's a perfume scent, I think that's why I prefer it in body products and not home fragrance.  Having said that, I don't hate this scent . . . it is quite nice with the mint added . . . but the Pink Sugar part makes me think 'Bleah.'  

I melted this whole 1+ oz. tart in my tea light warmer.  It has a nice throw, probably medium-strong, as I could smell it through about half of the downstairs of my house.  You pick up on the coolness of the mint in a really light, refreshing way, and then you recognize the sweetness of the Pink Sugar with all of it's candy-like notes.  I don't really pick up any extra vanilla in this one, but there is vanilla in Pink Sugar so it IS there, lurking among everything else.

While this was a pleasant enough scent, and I'm glad I tried it to see why it's so popular, I don't think I would buy this one again.  I have this scent from another vendor too, so I'm torn between trying it to see if there is any difference, or just passing it on to someone else.

I may have written this mini-review too soon.  I did it while the tart was still melting.  I noticed much later in the melt that the Pink Sugar lessened and a creamy vanilla mint took over a bit more, and THAT was a scent I really liked.  It even drifted upstairs, which was awesome.  Even so, I will probably just stick with regular vanilla mint mixes in the future, and avoid Pink Sugar blends.


  1. Have you tried Front Porch's version yet? The peppermint in that one is very strong. Can't smell that much Pink Sugar. Excited to try this one though - I like the Pink Sugar to be stronger.

  2. I noticed I have an empty wrapper for it in my pile but I really don't remember it at all. I have another one though, so I will have to pay more attention when I melt it.