Cinderella- A bottom layer of pumpkin spice topped with vanilla butter cream, nutmeg, and hints of cinnamon and peppermint.
Since I've been ordering fall scents I just had to get this one. Pumpkin and peppermint? I was intrigued! The bottom (blue) part of this smells nasty right now, like burned plastic or something. It's light though, and I'm hoping it changes when melted. The top smells amazing, definitely peppermint but with a warmth, probably the cinnamon or nutmeg. I'm very curious how this one will be warm!
Autumn Cream Pie- Whipped cream, marshmallow, and pumpkin.
Of course I had to get this one when I saw it was pumpkin and marshmallow. Right now I'm unimpressed.. There is that sort of burned plastic smell again. Is it just the particular pumpkin spice fragrance she uses? Is it something to do with the plastic clamshell? I don't believe in cure time but I'm going to have to take a chance and hope these change after sitting a while.
Sugar Candy Wreath- Sugar and cotton candy layered over eucalyptus and evergreen, studded with plums, cherries, oranges, and strawberries.
This one sounded a little Christmas-y so I decided to go ahead and get it. The bottom (green) part is a very nice evergreen scent, reminding me immediately of Christmas trees. The pink top seems to contain all the sweet fruity scents and just a hint of eucaplyptus. It's very candy-like. Can't wait to melt this immediately after Thanksgiving.
Frosted Serendipity- Serendipity with hints of peppermint and spearmint.
I like Serendipity and I like mint scents, so this one sounded curious. Serendipity is a very sweet scent, a blend of cherry and coconut and other goodies. It can sometimes be too sweet though, so I really wonder effect adding mint into the mix will have. On cold sniff it smells pretty freakin' good! It's about an equal mix of the Serendipity and the mint. Sniff it once and I think I get the mint most, but sniff it again and I think I get the Serendipity. It reminds me of sweet, juicy chewing gum.
Boardwalk in a Bottle - Carmel and candy glazed popcorn, warm taffy apples, vanilla, sugar, and just stretched saltwater taffy.
This was a full sized clamshell freebie in my order. (Thank you, Shannon!!!) I'd thought she stopped sending out full sized freebies some time ago but maybe with the smaller, more controlled business through the Facebook group she has gone back to it?
Anyway, I had no idea what was in this when I opened it and my first comment to hubby was "I smell apples in here." Glad to see I was right! Looking at the scent description and sniffing it again, I mainly get caramel apple scent, and that's quite alright. It's a full, rich caramel apple scent. I don't really get a popcorn note right now but thought I could smell something that must have been that when I first sniffed it last night. This will be good for right now, being early fall and apple season. Yay!
Shipping was reasonably fast. I ordered on Monday, August 26 and received my package on Monday, September 9, with a holiday in between there. Tarts cost $3.50 each.
Besides these clamshell tarts, The Bathing Garden is also well known for sugar scrubs. I did not get any this time because it was just after I placed this order that I fell back in love with scrubs. Shannon will be doing another restock listing this Friday (Sept. 13) so I will browse her list of scrubs and maybe order one to try. Not sure if I'll get more tarts though.
Join The Bathing Garden's Facebook group . . . HERE . . . to get the restock listings and be able to order. If you're already a Bathing Garden veteran, what are some of your favorite scents? And what do you think of the scrubs? I'd love to hear your thought!