Maple Cornbread Muffins - 'Old fashioned cornbread baked in a cast iron skillet, generously topped with warm maple butter. A Homespun Original House Blend.'
I have a developing concern in regards to these Dessa's tarts. Three scents now have had a certain, sort of bitter note. The first time, I thought it was just the saltiness of the Salted Caramel scent. The second time, I thought it was from whatever the 'brickle' part of Butterscotch Brickle is because a similar scent from another vendor had been that way. But now again today, I've noticed that certain little note in this Maple Cornbread Muffins scent. On cold sniff, this one is absolutely delicious and I don't pick up that bitterness at all. Early in the melt I hadn't noticed it either. But a while into it, I was noticing it again. I tried to think if there was some common 'ingredient' in each of the three scents, but no, I don't think so. One was caramel, one was butterscotch, and this is maple. It wasn't enough to ruin the scent or anything, but it's distracting. I don't know what to think.
But anyway, this scent is still delicious. It is a deep, rich breakfast type of scent because of that maple. I do get a bit of a bakery note but it's not as distinctly muffin-ish as I thought it was in my haul post. I can see how this one might be too rich and sweet for some people, and maybe that's what happened to me. Maybe it was just a bit too much, and my nose and brain revolted.
I cut this 1.7 oz. tart in half and melted the pieces in two tea light warmers, in adjacent rooms, and had strong scent.