With the chaos that surrounds a Rosegirls website opening, I hadn't really considered ever trying to place an order. Why should I have to when I live so close to their actual store? Well, because when you go to the store you never know what will be available on the shelves. And more recently there has been some drama and concern with the way people are buying things at the store too. So if you want something specific, you're still stuck trying your luck on Website Opening Day.
My three waxy bloggy friends had talked me into doing another round of Muffin Club for this June opening. It was pretty crazy coming up with blends beforehand, and pretty stressful trying to narrow down our picks. Along with our Muffin Club order, which Lauren was once again in charge of placing, my waxy cohorts were going to try and get their own personal orders in too. I finally decided heck with it, I'd try to place an order too.
And I managed to get one in! With the notorious long turn around time, everyone was anticipating getting these in time for fall. I decided to stick with fall/winter scents. My order was ready, so I picked it up today from the Rosegirls store, along with my samplers order.
I was so thrilled to see that I'd gotten a chunk of this in my sampler order, and then even more thrilled to know I had a whole bag of it. This is such a perfect Thanksgiving scent. It can almost be considered a contender in the elusive 'spiced cranberry' category we were talking about in another post.
Cider Lane, Sweet Pumpkin Pie, and Marshmallow Smoothie
I had to laugh at this one. While I was browsing the nearly bare shelves of the store today, I picked up a bag of this, sniffed it, and put it back thinking it was nothing like I'd expected and that I didn't really like it. Got home and found I not only had a chunk of it in my sampler, but I'd ordered a whole bag of it! Taking time to really smell it now, I mainly get that awesome Rosegirls marshmallow scent, with traces of pumpkin.
Decided to order a bag of this to have for Christmas, figuring I'd take my chances on fancier blends later on in visits to the store. The scent description says this is 'balsam fir with berries and a touch of citrus.' I'm finding I really don't like it. There is nothing Christmas-y about it. There is no distinct Christmas tree type note. It's just a very perky, almost powdery, perfume-y type scent. What a bummer. I'll pass this along. Or, I wonder if I can exchange it at the store? Hmmm.
Pumpkin Chai, Pecan Waffles, Pumpkin Cupcake
This was one of the blend ideas for our Muffin Club that didn't make, but I went ahead and included in my personal order. Ohh, it smells pretty darn good. Excellent for late fall, making me think once again of Thanksgiving day. Soft on spice, big on creamy warmth. Yum yum yum.
Hot Apple Pie, Pecan Waffles, Pie Crust
Even hubby had played around coming up with scent blend ideas for our muffin club. He was bummed that we didn't use any of his, although this one *almost* made the final cut. I decided to go ahead and order this for him. He loves it, says it's a nice Christmas scent. I thought he was crazy but he's right. It does make me think more of Christmas for some reason, than of fall. I think the Pecan Waffles is the strongest note, but the warmly spiced apples do make their presence known.
Sweet Lavender, Cotton Candy Frosting, Vanilla Wafers
Rosegirls owner Jenny kindly threw in two free extras with my order. This muffin smells pretty nice even though my first instinct was to poo-poo the lavender. The creaminess from the frosting and the bakery note from the wafers tone down the lavender. This is a happy bakery scent.
I was almost disappointed to see this scent. I recently received a large chunk of this as part of a gift from a waxy friend and was instantly put off by that odd harsh note that I think comes in RG's caramel or butterscotch. (I haven't pinned it down yet.) But this chunk doesn't have that nasty note at all. This chunk smells quite different than the one gifted to me. I do like this one. It's sweet, gooey, butterscotch scent.
That is my small personal order. I'm pretty well set for wax for quite a while now. And I still have my part of the Muffin Club order coming one of these days!
Did you manage to place an order during that last opening? Have you received yours yet? What are some of your favorite new RG discoveries?