Thursday, July 2, 2015

Order of the Odor - Vol. 11


Happy Summer! We here at the Order hope your days are bright and sunny and the wax is melting in the warmers and not the mail boxes. Please join us in answering this month's questions:

If you could create any theme for a wax tart collection what would it be? What three scents would you have in this themed collection?

 I'm cheating a bit on this and referring back to a World of Warcraft inspired line of soaps I did several years ago.  Hubby and the boys even helped me with this back in the day.  It was so much fun to not only decide what things from the game we wanted to acknowledge, but then brainstorm what scents would go with those things.  There was actually a lot of thought and research put into it!  The line of soaps included 11 scents, so it was hard to narrow it down to just three like this question asks for.

Hearthstone - A hearthstone in WoW will take you back to your home (whichever inn you have it set to)  from anywhere in the game.  After a long day of questing, you look forward to arriving home, to the familiar cozy comforts, knowing you can sit and relax, perhaps grab a bite to eat and chat with a friend before turning in for the night.  Hearthstone is all about comfort, and the Oatmeal, Milk & Honey scent is sentimental, cozy, and familiar to me.  It seemed like an obvious choice.

Elwynn Forest - I tend to play human characters, and the starting area for them is Elwynn Forest.  This is beautiful countryside for noobie characters to get familiar with the game and learn the finer points of their chosen character.  There are farms and fields and wildflowers and gentle wildlife just going about their business.  Wild Mountain Honey seemed like a perfect scent to reflect those sunny hills and long days of exploring.

Mana - Of course you characters need mana, the mental strength to cast spells and accomplish tasks.  How many times will you have to take a moment after battle to catch your breath and clear your head?  Some revitalizing Rosemary Mint aromatherapy might help.  Such a clean and fresh, invigorating scent, with a little sweetness to put a smile on your newly refreshed face.  Now get back into that battle!

(If anyone is curious what other ones we'd come up with back then, let me know.)

Deb melted a tart from Dessa's recently that was so good, so strong that she is even saving it to melt and reuse again! It is a delicious fruity bakery that she thinks you need to try before she scoops them all up for herself. You've been warned.

Sunnee's Rosegirls sampler came this past month and it will full of brightly colored and highly fragrant chunks of happiness. See which ones stood out as her favorites and which just didn't make the cut. Get ready to feast your eyes!

Flaming Star Scents used to be Pic, Petals and Scents and Liz recently melted a nice huge chunk from PPS that has had plenty of cure time! So how did this old wax perform? And what has Liz been up to lately?

Subscription box popularity is going as strong as ever. Lauren bought a box recently that any waxy home fragrance lover would enjoy. It comes with three tiers of price points, amazing packaging and high quality candles to boot. Ready to be enabled?

Thirty Street Crafts creates a fun themed wax release about every month. June's release was built around a circus theme. Julie scooped up an order of her very favorite wax tart shape to date... any guesses?

Who doesn't love a "Favorites" post?! Michelle lays it out for us and lists her all time Top 5 Vendors for us and why in her most recent post. The best part? You can order from almost all of them right now!




6 comments:

  1. Oh my. You have a preacher commenting. Must have hit a spot Deb! LOL! I LOVE your theme!!! And your descriptions and scents are perfect. You make me want to play WoW. Please post the rest of your scents. I need some mana.

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    1. Heh, the preacher has moved on.

      I'll try to do a post with the full line of scents, and the pics I used for listings in my shop. =)

      ~Deb

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  2. *eyes comment above her warily* Uh... Anywho...
    I love love love your scents! They fit perfectly! I would love to know what scents you came up with in your soapy days!
    Also, humans ftw! I was so excited when Cataclysm came out and expanded the classes available to each race. XD

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    1. Yeah, I don't know what happened to that first comment.... *shrugs innocently*

      I'm going to try and do a post of the full line, with the pics I used in my shop listings. It was sooo much fun to come up with that line. Actually, we'd started out doing it for UO but decided WoW would be more widely recognized. Sure enough, someone ordered one of each and wanted a big gift basket for her parents, who were WoW addicts. lol

      ~Deb

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  3. I really like how you related each scent so perfect to the game! Just perfect!

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    1. Thanks. It was a lot of fun to come up with back then. =)

      ~Deb

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