I was in such a rush to get this order placed because I was living in fear the shop would close within minutes again since this vendor has been going through some of the open/close chaos way of doing business. Turns out I didn't have to rush because the site is still open. Doh! I could have taken my time and tried to score the one sampler that someone was hanging onto in their cart.
But anyway, what did I end up getting?
- Fall On The Farm - 'Falling leaves on the farm from all the old trees, dropping in to the berry patches, apple trees, with a hint of mandarin, and cinnamon sticks.' Very nice. A bit of a cider note, with hints of sweet orange and cinnamon.
- Pilgrims Pie - '. . . a scrumptious, highly complex accord beginning with top notes of pumpkin and lemon; with middle notes of champagne, grapes, nutmeg, and smoked cinnamon; and rounded out with base notes of vanilla, tea leaves, and hickory.' Sounds like a crazy weird combination of things but it's actually quite nice. Somehow it's almost a bakery scent. There is soft spice, and a touch of creaminess, and perhaps a hint of those tea leaves. I might be getting a pumpkin note, but there is no weirdness from the champagne or grapes or hickory. Don't be afraid to try this one!
- Thankful - 'Warm and inviting, combines the festive aromas of pumpkin pie, warm spices, apple pie and freshly baked cookies.' This one is on the lighter side for such known-to-be-heavy scents. I think I get more of the apples and spice than anything, maybe slightly subdued by something like a sugar cookie generic yumminess.
- Autumn Harvest - 'Crisp apples, vanilla, nutmeg, sweet pumpkin and cinnamon make this a perfect Autumn blend!' Interesting. Heavy on vanilla when you first sniff this cold. Apples are slightly stronger than the pumpkin and the spice is soft.
- Family Gathering - 'Warm, buttery baked spicy fruity scent that reminds you of all the bakery at a family gathering. This scent has top notes of mulled fruit and spice-berry blended with apple cinnamon, then topped with sweet clove and vanilla.' Sort of like a berries and cream with a touch of spice and cider. Not a favorite.
- Homespun Goodness - 'Warm country homes rich and fragrant with orange satsuma, mandarin, anise, sweet almond, spicy cinnamon, hints of ginger root, with bottom notes of rich vanilla, ground nutmeg and tonka bean.' Almost perfume-y for some reason. Mainly an orange scent, with tiny hints of spice. Nice in it's brightness among all the usually heavy fall bakery scents.
Samplers sell for $6.50.
The snowflake 4 oz. bags sell for $3.50, and the regular shaped tarts in 4 oz. bags sell for $3.25.
- Kringleberry - [no scent description] I have no idea what is in this. There is vanilla and some sweetness, probably berries of some sort going by the name. Cranberry? That will be interesting to melt.
- Caramel Latte - 'A blend of coffee, caramel..and sweet cream.' Strong on the coffee but the caramel is there.
- Vanilla Snowflake Type - [no scent description] Obviously very vanilla-y. Something else in there too, almost like sugar cookie or something bakery like that. If this is a 'type' (dupe), who has the original? Yankee?
- Dance of Sugar Plum Fairy - [no scent description] Smells familiar, like maybe spiced gumdrops and candy sweetness.
- Christmas Snow - [no scent description] I really like this one! It's slightly minty or pine-y (both?) with a touch of sweetness.
- Cinnamon Dolce Latte - 'Fresh black coffee steamed with sweet cream and cinnamon dolce flavored syrup.' Strong on the coffee again. Just hints of whatever else is in there but not a specific cinnamon note.
I placed my order very early on Oct. 17 and received my package on Oct. 23. Excellent turn around time!
Have YOU ordered from CFTKR lately? Do you know anything about those new scents in my freebies section? I think I heard somewhere that if the sticker says 'A gift for you,' it is a new/tester scent. Is that true?