While I haven't been a wax blogger for a while now, I have still be enjoying wax. And while I shouldn't be spending extra money right now because of Christmas and our barn project, I couldn't help but place an order when I saw that Sweet Fixations had added new scents.
Let's just dive in and take a look!
Apple Cider Donuts - 'Grab a blanket and curl up with this cozy scent of yummy apple cider and fried donuts.'
There were a few new fall scents that were added too late for this seasonal melter but I ordered them anyway and will tuck them away for next year. And this one is amazing! It has an immediate warm and spicy apple cider note but it's so quickly followed by the yummy pastry note that the blend seems almost seamless. After the initial sniff, the donut part of it does seem a bit more dominant but it's the apple cider you recognize first. The spice is not overwhelming, just warming things up in a cozy way. Oh my gosh, this is going to be excellent next fall!
Pumpkin Chai - 'Hot chai tea with a hint of spice and baked pumpkin dessert. Has all of the fall / winter notes you'll love.'
Another of the new fall scents, and of course I had to have it. Pumpkin AND chai? Uh, yes, please. This is another seamless blend. The chai notes are there, warmly spiced and clearly tea (as opposed to chai latte, which is a creamy scent). The pumpkin equally there but on a very tolerable level. Some people find pumpkin scents too heavy. I was surprised to find I wasn't enjoying that heaviness this fall. I don't get a lot of the 'baked dessert' that's mentioned in the description but I do get the sort of tangy pumpkin scent, like puree from the can. Very nice blend!
Pumpkin Chai Eggnog - '(SF Blend) Pour up a cup of this delicious blend of pumpkin chai and creamy eggnog.'
And here is a very nice, much creamier version of the previous scent. The eggnog threatens to overwhelm the pumpkin chai but I do still detect the crisper tea notes. Although this is eggnog, I will set this aside and melt it next fall instead because of the pumpkin and spice.
Dear Santa - 'Just in time for the holidays a wonderful fruity blend with a hint of vanilla, some clove and orange.'
This is an interesting scent. I thought the orange and spice would make it much more of a holiday type scent but it's actually quite sweet and fruity. There is a thick, almost creaminess to it, something like a hint of bubble gum lurking deep within. The spiced orange IS there, but very softly around the edges. This is a nice enough scent that could be melted any time of year.
Better Not Pout - '(SF Blend) A magical blend of Elf Sweat and Dear Santa! Great holiday scent or fun for any time of the year!'
I'm not a huge fan of overly sweet and fruity scents. I do like to try all of the SF new scents though because you never know what you might be missing. I know Elf Sweat is supposed to contain candy canes and a lot of sugary notes, so I know that slightly sharper edge of this comes from that. It is a fruity scent just like the previous one (Dear Santa) but with a little more crispness where the other is more creamy. This could also be melted any time of year, since the peppermint of the candy canes is not distinct enough to make it Christmas-y.
Sugar Milk - 'Sweet and condensed milk. Great to use for blending or a nice light scent on it's own! Reminds me of whipped cream also!'
I think I've had a Sugar Milk scent from elsewhere and seem to remember it being rather blah. But hey, it was a new scent at SF and I was trying all the new scents, remember? I actually don't like this one. I remember the other one being sweet but with a sort of sour note. This one reminds me more of the scent of straight up butter. I'm not a scent blender, as this one is suggested for, so maybe I'll pass it on to someone who is. Or I'll just toss it. Bleah. Lesson learned.
Iced Strawberry Lemonade - 'Cool off with this fun blend of icy berries, sweet sugar, and citrus.'
Mmm, this one is full of summer fun. The citrus is subtle, adding just a touch of zip around the edges of the scent. There is a strong sugar crystal type note to this. It's neat how you can imagine the specifics of that just by sniffing it. I do get a strawberry note, sort of weaving itself among the other notes and pulling it all together. This will be nice in the warmer days of late spring and early summer.
Those were all of the new scents. I also picked up a few old favorites just to fill up my Christmas scent stash, which is a little skimpy this year.
Candy Cane- 'Sweet cool mint candy. Great holiday scent.'
One of my absolutely must-haves for Christmas. A very nice peppermint that's not too sharp, as some straight-up peppermints can be.
Spiked Eggnog - 'A yummy holiday drink with vanilla, rum, and nutmeg!'
Another of my holiday must-haves, this is probably my favorite eggnog scent that I've ever had from anywhere. It has that familiar eggnog 'sour' note, and spice to softly warm it, but it also has rum note and that's what seals the deal for me. You should have this in your holiday stash!
Butterscotch Eggnog - '(SF Blend) Buttery butterscotch and creamy holiday eggnog.'
I've also come to love this slightly sweeter version of my beloved eggnog must-have. The butterscotch boosts the rum note while toning down that 'sour' note. This might be the one for those 'sour' haters.
Gingerbread - 'Richly spiced gingerbread, nutmeg, and clove with just the right hint of sweetness.'
Another must-have for me during the holiday season. Sometimes I go back and forth on what type of gingerbread scent I like, the darker, spicier one or the sweeter one more like a gingerbread house. This one leans towards the darker, spicier type, rich in molasses, but has just enough sweetness to keep it from being harsh.
Sugar & Spice - 'A sweet, strong cinnamon mixed with holiday fruits and spice.'
I go back and forth on this one too, whether I like it more for fall or for Christmas. On cold sniff right now, this is very spicy and sort of 'dry,' much more fall-like. But I do remember it coming more alive once melted, with the deep spiced fruit notes really coming out. I usually have a couple of these on hand each year, one for fall and one for Christmas. lol
Hot Apple Cider - 'A cup of hot apple cider to warm you up on a cozy fall night. Cinnamon, clove and spices.'
This was not listed as a new scent, yet I don't remember ever having it from SF. Why haven't I? Because I never used to be a cider fan and always passed it by? This is why it's so awesome when vendors include freebies, because we get to try things we might otherwise miss. I love this one! Ohhh, it's just a gorgeous, deep, spiced apple cider scent. It has depth and richness, almost a hint of creaminess, which I know is weird for cider but it just works. This is going on my Fall Must-Haves list for sure!
Cranberry Pomegranate - 'Sweet fruits and cranberries with traces of green and sugary vanilla.'
This is the other of the freebies included with my order. I was excited at first when I saw that it was cranberry but no, this is not the type of cranberry scent I like for fall. This is very sweet and pretty, with an almost powdery background note. I like deeper, darker, spiced cranberry scents. This is almost candy sweet. I'll probably pass this on to someone else, someone who enjoys this type of sweet cranberry.
That is my order. I'm quite happy with it, and quite happy just to be ordering wax again!
The scent shots at Sweet Fixations cost $1.75 each and usually have about 1.4-1.7 oz. of wax in each 2 oz. cup. I like to cut mine in half. Even 0.7 oz. in my tea light warmer gets me great results.
I placed my order on Friday, November 24 and received it on Thursday, December 7. Shipping was flat rate $7.40, invoiced separately, and my order arrived in a padded priority envelope.
I've loved Sweet Fixations for many years now and will happily continue ordering from there.
Have you tried Sweet Fixations lately?