Sunday, March 20, 2016

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 3/13/16-3/20/16

Happy Spring! I actually did a little something different this week. I burned a candle! I had a Bath & Body Works gift card burning a hole in my pocket so I found a candle I liked. I must admit, B&BW doesn't have the greatest selection in candles anymore. I'm pretty sure there are so many dupes of different candles in there from previous years just renamed that I don't know if anything is really new. I had some wax too and overall it was a good wax week.
Ten Digit Creations Avocado & Sea Salt
Scent Description: salty marine notes blend with bright grapefruit, soft white rose, and creamy avocado
My Thoughts: I l-o-v-e this scent. It is such a lovely clean and fresh that is unlike others I have. Yes, you smell avocado in here, but don't think guacamole. Think freshly sliced avocado, which has clean and creamy scent. The added sea salt notes and the grapefruit really create this spa-like scent. There isn't anything herbal like an aromatherapy type scent, just straight clean, fresh, and natural. You really need to smell this one to understand it! It's one of my all-time favorite scents of all time, plus it's strong in a good way.
Scent Throw: 5/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

Bath & Body Works Tahiti Passionflower 
Scent Description: blend of Tahitian flowers, orange blossom & solar musk
My Thoughts: I'm pretty confident this a dupe to a previous year's Aloha Waikiki candle. This smells like Hawaii, it says Tahiti, but I haven't been there. I've been to Hawaii and this is what the outdoors there smells like. It's this beautiful blend of tropical floral and salty clean fresh air. This one is very fragrant as far as floral, but I love this type of floral because it's very fresh and crisp. The salty sea air note is an excellent pairing and elevates this scent. 
Scent Throw: 5/5
Where To Buy: Bath & Body Works

Mainstays Soothing Spa
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: On cold sniff this smells almost exactly like ScentSationals Zen which is a dupe to  B&BW Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint. That being said, when melted it's a bit different. SS Zen the spearmint notes are very prominent while the eucalyptus is the secondary note. The Mainstays Soothing Spa it's the other way around the eucalyptus takes the spotlight with the spearmint in the background. SS Zen is one of my favorite scents, but I actually like Mainstays Soothing Spa better. I love that stronger greener eucalyptus note in this one! I just wish this one had as strong of a throw as SS Zen. It's not weak, but it could be a touch stronger.
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Walmart

Mother Earth Creations Lemon Lavender
Scent Description: Fresh lemon mixed with soothing lavender
My Thoughts: I love lavender blends and this one is nice. I love the combination of the soothing herbal lavender with fresh and crisp lemon. My issue with this is the lemon really overpowers the lavender. I wish it was more of balance or even if it were more lavender as lemon is such a strong scent. It also didn't have the strongest throw.
Scent Throw: 3/5
Where To Buy: Mother Earth Creations

Re-Melts of the Week:
Better Homes & Gardens Salt Water Winds
Ten Digit Creations Cactus & Sea Salt

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Happy Sunday!

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