Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Recent Wax Reviews

Can-Do Candles Coconut Milk & Lavender: this was a wonderful blend! Slightly sweet lavender with creamy coconut. Strong throw and lasted about 8-10 hours which was really impressive since this tart was well over a year old. Overall grade: A. Would repurchase.

Cleanse Your Soul Rose Water Sugar Cookie: a wonderfully sweet and creamy blend of fresh rose and vanilla sugar cookies. Fairly strong to moderate throw for about 8 hours. An enjoyable fragrance. Overall grade: A-. Might repurchase.

Hayden Rowe Rainbows & Lollipops: a yummy sweet candy fruit type scent. Reminds me of cherry jolly ranchers or slushees. Fairly strong throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A. Would repurchase.

Pink Mermaid Blue Sugar Shave Cream: this is a fabulous blend! Fresh and clean but also musky and cologne-y. Not artificial. Strong throw for about 8-9 hours. Overall grade: A+. Would repurchase.

Hayden Rowe Zucchini Bread: a traditional warm bakery zucchini bread aroma, very yummy and inviting. Fairly strong throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A. Would repurchase.

Kitty's Konfections The Tasting Room (lavender blueberry lemonade.) I really like this blend! It's unique and smells fabulous; all the notes are pleasant and blend harmoniously together. Since KK is no longer in business, I would love to do a similar custom blend from another vendor. Fairly strong throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A.

Hayden Rowe Apricot Chamomile: a very strong and sweet apricot scent. No other notes really detected; the apricot was almost overwhelming at first but calmed down after an hour or so. Strong throw for about 10 hours. Overall grade: A. Might repurchase.

Kitty's Konfections Uggs & Yoga Pants (cinnamon brown sugar pumpkin cheesecake): this scent was a bit of a disappointment. Instead of the nice creamy, sweet pumpkin aroma I was hoping for, I got mainly only a weak cinnamon spice that quickly started to smell burnt. Moderate throw for about 6 hours. Overall grade: D. Would not repurchase.

Destination Wax Sea Salt & Cocoa Truffle: love this one! A rich dark chocolate cocoa powder aroma with a sprinkling of sea salt. Fairly strong throw for about 7-8 hours. Overall grade: A. Would repurchase.

Wilma's White Chocolate Macadamia: a yummy blend. It really did smell like the cookie. I wish it were a bit stronger; it had moderate throw for about 7-8 hours. Overall grade: B+. Might repurchase.

Destination Wax Fresh Lettuce: I bought this one on a whim because I had read several rave reviews on it. Sometimes I do like green/fresh type scents but this one was a miss for me. It was a bit too herbal and had a strong bitter note to my nose. Honestly it reminded me of a citronella bug spray. Not for me but not intolerable either. It had pretty strong throw for about 6-8 hours. Overall grade: B. Would not repurchase.

The Scented Squirrel Fairies (jasmine, cassias, ozone, musk, rare woods and vanilla.) This was a very pretty spring floral, slightly sweet about fresh. I really enjoyed the fragrance but it only had moderate to light throw for about 6 hours. I have noticed my Scented Squirrel Wax tends to have less throw as it gets older so because I have so much wax I have slowed down on buying it. I would recommend melting this brand in the first few months after receiving it. Overall grade: B. Might repurchase.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh, the White Chocolate Macadamia rears its head again! ha-ha. Yet intrigues me enough I may have to get it in a small size to give it a try since you say it does smell like the cookie.
    Hayden Rowe is still on my to try list so I will have to gather up a few scents I want to try the next time I am ready to make a wax order. I've heard everyone rave about her bomb pop I believe it was?
    Which I mean come on.. who wouldn't love a fragrance like that!
    Freaking love blue sugar shaving cream blends, shaving cream is very popular this year.
    Have you tried any of ST shaving cream? I've tried a few and this past weekend I just melted some of Star Lord which was actually pretty good.