Friday, July 5, 2013

Won It - Sweet Fixations

The other part of my prize from the giveaway over at the Fragrance Obsessed blog finally has arrived!  (You can read about the giveaway and the first part of the prize in my post ... HERE.)  This part of the prize was a $50 gift certificate to one of the handful of vendors she had listed.  Since Sweet Fixations was on that list, that was my obvious choice.  Woohoo!

It took me several days to decide what to order.  Did I want to stock up on scents I already knew I liked?  Did I want to try some of the other styles of tarts available from Sweet Fixations?  Or did I want to use this to try more scents I have not tried yet?  In the end, I went with trying new scents.  Sweet Fixations has free shipping on orders of $50 or more, so I didn't have to worry about factoring shipping costs into my total.  You also get a free four pack of randomly chosen scents with orders of $40 or more if you mention it in the comments.  So yeah, I was getting as much out of this gift certificate as I could!  (I could have maybe gotten a few more if I'd used her Pick 5, or 10, or 20 option, but didn't feel that ambitious in the end.)

Once I finally had my order figured out, there was a problem with the gift certificate code.  A few more days passed emailing back and forth and trying new codes that Tia sent me.  We eventually got things worked out though.  And then it was just waiting.  I ordered on the morning of June 18, and received my order on July 1.

I hear you all, 'Yeah yeah yeah, what did you get already?!'  So, I'll just get to it!  This will be a long list, so I'm not going to comment on individual scents.  More detailed thoughts will come in my individual Melted posts as I melt each one.

In no particular order, here we gooooooo..............

 - Blue Raspberry Icee- Sweet and tart cold blue raspberry slushie.
 - Vanilla Pound Cake - (SF Blend)-So rich and creamy with hints of butter! Great cake scent!
 - Cherry Slushie- Strong, sweet frozen drink. Sweet and tangy cherry.
 - Caribbean Salsa- Blend of sweet pineapples, peach, yuzu, and vanilla. You'll definitely love this!
 - Sugar Cookie - Warm, crisp, vanilla cookie. The BEST Sugar Cookie Scent!!
 - Orange Cuppy Cake - (SF Blend)- Creamy orange cake with a hint of vanilla and frosting.
 - Jelly Donut- Sweet fried dough glazed with vanilla sugar and yummy strawberry jam.
 - Strawberry Shortcake- Sugared strawberries, sweet vanilla cake, and whipped cream.
 - Bear Claws- Sweet flaky pastry with raisin, nuts, and yeast dough.
 - Lemon Almond Cake - (SF Blend)- Almond cake with hints of rum, topped with a lemon glaze.
 - Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes - (SF Blend)- Sweet and juicy raspberry and lemon glaze on a sugary vanilla cupcake.
 - Cookie Jar- Smells of cookies baking in the oven with a dash of cinnamon and clove.
 - Butterscotch Cookies - (SF Blend)- Butterscotch and sugar cookies.
 - Orange Cream Cupcake- Orange peels,warm cake, lemon creamsickle frosting, buttercream, rum, chocolate and vanilla extract. Yum!
 - Vanilla Buttercream Crunch- OMG, this scent is great a rich and buttery toffee, with vanilla and crunchy nuts.
 - Lemon Drop Cookies - (SF Blend)- Buttery lemon cookies sprinkled with sugar.
 - Banana Caramel Pound Cake - (SF Blend)- Warm bananas, caramel sauce, and spice baked into a fresh yellow pound cake.
 - Dreamsicle- Vanilla ice cream and orange.
  - Mint Chocolate Chip- Refreshing mint ice cream with chunks of chocolate chips.
 - Lemon Buttercream - (SF Blend)- Lemon juice squeezed into sweet buttercream frosting.
 - Blueberry Muffins- Fresh blueberries blended with vanilla cake.
 - Almond Rum Cake- Yummy cake with chopped almonds, vanilla extract, dark rum, and vanilla.
 - Cinnamon Streusel Cake - (SF Blend)-Cinnamon swirled with caramelized sugar and cake.
 - Coconut Cream Pie- Fresh coconut with creamy vanilla.
 - Cinnamon Sugar Donuts- Warmed dough topped with caramelized sugar and other spices.
 - Ice Cream Scoop Bread- Sweet buttercream vanilla ice cream with crushed almond and topped with chocolate cookie dough crumbles.
 - Cherry Lemonade - (SF Blend)- Sweet cherries and lemonade. Great blend!
 - Orange Chiffon Cake- Warm orange cake blended with creamy vanilla batter, hazelnut, syrup, and citrus.
 - Buttercream Cupcakes - (SF Blend)- Sweet cake icing and buttery yellow cake.
 - Pancakes and Berries- Buttermilk pancakes with sweet berries.
 - Go Bananas- Fun fragrance with ripened bananas mixed with crisp apples, creamy caramel, and toffee bits.
 - Yuzu- A Japanese grapefruit. Grapefruit with a hint of mandarin.
 - Creamy Orange- Vanilla ice cream, sweet pineapples, oranges, and fruits.
 - Lemon Pound Cake- Lemon baked into a fluffy cake and topped with drizzling sugar glaze.
 - Lavender Rose - (SF Blend)- Wonderful, relaxing lavender rounded out with rose.
 - Freshly Bitten- Fun fruity scent with notes of lime and orange. Slight fizzy notes and a berry, cherry sweetness.
 - Sweet Tooth- Sugary butter cookie with sweet frosting, cherries, powdered sugar and candy sprinkles.
 - Raspberry Lemon Squares - (SF Blend)- Sweet raspberries and tart lemons baked into a warm buttery crust.
 - Funnel Cake- Yummy combo of fried dough sprinkles with cinnamon and sugar.
 - Serendipity Cake - (SF Blend)-Sugary serendipity and birthday cake.

My four freebies (chosen by Sweet Fixations owner, Tia)........
 - Vanilla Buttercream Crunch- OMG, this scent is great a rich and buttery toffee, with vanilla and crunchy nuts.
 - Caribbean Salsa- Blend of sweet pineapples, peach, yuzu, and vanilla. You'll definitely love this! 
 - Violet and Birch- Strong, intriguing blend of white birch, violet, orchid with a musky base. Beautiful scent. 
- Tulip- Very lovely strong scent, not overly floral.

And two samples I received .............
- Grapefruit- Sweet, juicy, and freshing grapefuit with a tangy zest. 
- Jasmine Tea- Green tea leaves and fresh jasmine petals.

See any favorites in there? Anything you're curious about? I can't wait to start melting them! Since I haven't been melting as much lately, this order will probably get me through long enough to where my next order will be those ohhh so wonderful fall and holiday scents! WOOOOT!!!!

9 comments:

  1. I just jumped up out of my chair out of excitement for this post. I am SO happy you got such a wonderful haul, truly makes my day (week!).
    What a great collection of scents you ordered! Can not wait to here the melt reviews.
    Have a great weekend Deb. Thanks for the great post :)

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    1. And thank YOU for the awesome giveaway. :)

      ~Deb

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  2. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEBIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!

    Sunnee was so generous to do this giveaway, and look at all the amazing stuff you got! YAY!! :)

    Yuzu, cherry lemonade, dreamsicle, blue raspberry icee (AWESOME), and sugar cookie sound like great scents. I am so excited you've got some more SF tarts! Good things come to those who wait.

    Actually, those samples sounds amazing (jasmine tea and grapefruit), so I can't wait to hear your reviews on those, too!

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    1. I've had Grapefruit from SF before, so there is a mini review of it if you're curious. It must not be a big seller because in my last big order I'd gotten two Grapefruits as freebies.

      ~Deb

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  3. Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! Look at all those tarts. :) Great choices. I am looking forward to your reviews. Lemon Almond Cake sounds interesting.

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    1. I'm anxious to try that one. Hubby picked a few (Lavender Rose?!) and we melted one of his all day yesterday so look for a review soon.

      ~Deb

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  4. Wow, what a fantastic haul! Can't wait to hear what you think of them. Tia does such a nice job.

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    1. As excited I am to have all of these, I'm getting more and more anxious for FALL SCENTS with each passing moment. Kinda wishing now that I'd gone ahead and gotten some. lol

      ~Deb

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  5. Lovely order! The jasmine tea and Violt and Birch intrigue me! I have never tried Sweet Fixations. Must remedy that in the fall. Do you order from her site or her Etsy?

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