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Friday, June 8, 2012

 

I was very excited to see the new fall scents previewing at my store.  I picked up all but one, there are six total but I skipped out on Treehouse Memories.  Something about the way Yankee makes their fall fragrances smell so, well….fall!  Here it is not even the middle of summer and I am thinking about fall scents.  I really shouldn’t rush my summer, but they were only $0.99!  I enjoyed a couple of them based off of smelling them in their wrapper.  Here they are:

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Season’s Blessings =\=
This scent is described as “pears, plums, and grape with hints of spice and cardamom.”  I really think this will be one I burn first.  It has a really nice bright sweet note about it that really makes me think about fall fruit. 

 

 

 

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Harvest Welcome =\=
This scent is described as “farm fresh pumpkins spiced with just right amount of brisk autumn air.”  This scent reminds me of Moonlight Harvest but without the earthiness.  It’s spicy but not like a pumpkin pie.  It will definitely be one to have on hand for the up coming fall season.

 

 

 

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Apple Pumpkin =\=
A fall favorite from last year’s Blue Ribbon Line, Apple Pumpkin is described as “home grown apples and pumpkins blended with ginger and clove.”  I love this, you get the wonderful fragrance of sweet fall apples and fresh pumpkin all spiced up.  something about it just makes me feel that it’s dropped about 15 degrees outside.  This is a remarkable scent and I am so pleased it’s back.

 

 

 

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Caramel Pecan Pie =\=
This scent is described as a “scrumptious recipe of walnuts, pecans and creamy caramel.”  Just on the name alone, I want to grab a fork!  The picture of course is enticing too.  Creamy caramel is a stand out note in this (Yankee’s caramel is an easy scent to pick out; it’s strong), then I get the walnuts and pecans.  It reminds me a little of Apple Pie by Yankee Candle, the crust I think is what makes it similar. 

 

 

 

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Whoopie Pie! =\=
Chocolate lovers kind of fragrance, this scent is described as “creamy vanilla frosting meets moist, rich, chocolate”.  I think chocolate scents are very difficult to create into candle form.  They all end up smelling the same to me.  I can get the chocolate of course but I actually get that vanilla scent as well.  It make this a little different from your regular run of the mill chocolate scents.  I’ll have to actually burn this to see how it truly smells. 

 

 

 

 

The last scent, which I didn’t pick up was Treehouse Memories.  It is described as “Warm, earthy woods wrapped in sweet, familiar spices”.  I might have to go back to the store and pick this one up just so I can compare it.  I am a little timid when it comes to “woods and earthy” scents.  Even though I rather enjoy Moonlight Harvest which is a real spicy / earthy scent, this one was really hard to smell in the store.  Right now the previews are $0.99 so if you are interested in any of these you might want to pick them up now.  They are in stores and online.  Yankeecandle.com

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Don’t let the name fool you, it’s bakery, it’s slightly citrus….it’s delicious!

At first, I have to say, I wasn’t interested.  Nothing about Hot and Orange sounded appealing to me at all which I find funny now that I think about it seeing how I love citrus!  BUT this was different…it was a bakery scent and I was worried it might smell like furniture polish and pastry.  I did hear a lot of different reviewers say they enjoyed the scent and it really is worth buying, so I finally added one bag to a purchase. 

…as soon as the box arrived I had to pop one of these puppies into the tart warmer.  This has a rich bright zesty candy-like orange note blended with a wonderful pastry bakery scent all topped with some sort of frosting/sugar glaze.  It has a strong throw which will make your family or friends ask what’s baking?  Perfect for any time of year, this one is a must for me and I have to keep a couple of bags in my stash. :D

I can use this tart any time of day, and better yet the pack comes with three…there you go, breakfast, lunch, and dinner (dessert).  Don’t be afraid to take a chance on this fragrance.   Love this, highly recommended, especially if you are a bakery lover. 

Overall Rating (1-5):StarStarStarStarStar

Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Last year I purchased a Scentsy warmer and some bars (while they were having the Bring Back My Bar sale).  I picked up Luscious Lemon and Cutiepie Cupcake.  I am just about done with both of those bars, yes it took me that long. LOL!  The reason for it taking so long is I have the cupcake shaped warmer.  SO cute, right?  Well I didn’t really have a place for it…it’s a big cupcake.  BUT I have been leaving the frosting top off and have used it everyday since. After figuring out that dilemma, I bought the buy 6 bars for $25 deal.

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Sugar Cookie: According to Scentsy

“Warm, sweet blend of butter, sugar and creamy vanilla.”  I think it smells wonderful!  It’s really a sugary sweet treat.  I heard this scent is very popular and I can see why.  I feel that most cookie scents are great year round scent, especially if you are trying to sell your home.
 
Flirtatious: According to Scentsy ”Fruity and vibrant, a combination of green apple, grapefruit, and white amber.”  I think this smelled like it had melon in it.  I guess it was the grapefruit throwing me for a loop.  I am looking forward to trying this scent.  Whenever I look at the label I feel like such a girly girl.  Like it should be the name of some pop star’s perfume.

Lemon Coconut Chiffon: According to Scentsy ”Melt-in-your-mouth lemon custard layered with butter cake and sprinkled with toasted coconut.”  I do believe we have a winner!  If you are scared of both lemon and coconut, this might be a good scent to try.  They work well together plus you get some of the bakery/cake notes.  Delish!

Cherry Limeade: According to Scentsy “Zesty key lime, sweet cherry, and juicy berry: a delicious scent reminiscent of a soda fountain drink.”  YES!  This is a summer time treat!  I love going to a certain drive thru fast food establishment that sells cherry limeade.  So refreshing!


Baked Apple Pie: According to Scentsy ”Flaky crust, apples and spices combined in a strong scent.”  I get a really nice sweet apple note and a sweet spicy note with just a smidge of crust/bakery.  I can’t wait to see if this is as strong as smells cold.


Lucky in Love: According to Scentsy ”Sweet bouquet of mandarin, bergamot and orange with hints of peaches and berries.”  This smells like Love Spell, which is one of my favorite fragrances.  A wonderfully sweet scent, very beautiful. 

I also ordered a plug in Jack-o-lantern for the fall.  He was in the close out section for I thought why not.  He’s cute, and I can keep him in the guest bath so my nephews will be able to see where they are going when they visit. 

The two scents I order before:

Cutiepie Cupcake: “Sweet clementine and yellow cake batter with vanilla and sugary icing.”

Luscious Lemon: “Light, creamy lemon.”

Well after staying up until 3 am and the sale never showed up on the website, I went to sleep.  When I woke up at 6 am the sale was STILL not there!  I was very disappointed.  How can YC have it up right on time last year and this year it was on their own time.  There aren’t any real deals yet, except on accessories. 

The Citrus Passion jar sleeve is only $5!  Just think no more foiling your jars/tumblers. 

Tea light and electric warmers are a pretty good deal too. 

Large jars and tumblers in select scents are $14.

Medium jars and tumblers in select scents are $12.50.

Small jars are $5.50 and small tumblers are $8.

Tea lights are $5.

Swirl candles are $11.50.

Perfect Pillars are $10.

Select Pure Radiance select fragrances 50% off.

Select tarts and samps are a buck.

There are more deals…just check the website or if there is a store near you, stop by.  You might find a scent that was hiding in the treasure cabinet.  Mine didn’t have much..I am going to hold out and see what kind of deliveries my store gets in the next week or so.  I have been checking online frequently.  You never know when a treasure will pop up! I’m trying to stay positive! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
IMG_1063The other day I decided to go ahead and burn one of my Kitchen Canisters from Kringle.  I have been putting it off because I wanted to spend the day burning it, with the occasional blow out to trim the wick, enjoying the scent and making sure I was good and ready to write a review.  Don’t worry YouTubers I will make a video for this as well.Winking 
The description on the website states “ the unmistakable scent of tropical coconut married with a rich, buttery cookie”.  I’m not a big fan of coconut, as I have mentioned before, but something must have made me add this to the cart.  When I received my order I was worried about this actually.  I popped the lid off and WOW it about knocked me back!  Super sweet coconut filled the air and I was so worried I had a tumbler full of tropical drink mix.  I figured I would go ahead and light to see what it actually produced.  I was surprised!
A very mild, lovely coconut smell filled most of my home. I haven’t gotten much of the buttery cookie note.  I have only had this candle burning for about 8 hours so it might come out as the candle burns down.  It smells like the meat portion of the coconut.  Not overly tropical, more of a baking coconut, delicious.  I feel that I could burn this scent all year.
If you are looking for a bakery type of coconut then you might want to look into this scent.  Enjoy!
Sunday, June 3, 2012

Soaps -
Mango Margarita

Lotion -
None

Body Wash -
Tangelo Woods travel size

Tarts/Votives -

Kringle Candle Crème Brulee votive
Coconut Cream Pie Kim’s Tarts
Orange Caramel Crumble Kim’s
Fruit Loops Kim’s
Yankee’s Oceanside
Island Spa votive

Candles

Ashland Home Occasions Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Pound Cake Walmart
Village Candle Fresh Strawberry

Yankee Candle Orchard (writing jar)
Sicilian Orange (WJ)
Candy Slices (swirl)
Strawberry Shortcake (swirl)

Slatkin/Bath & Body Works
Root Beer Float 4oz

Well I have an update about which scents are going to be on sale during the semi annual sale at Yankee Candle.  These scents will either be a permanent or seasonal retirement.  I found out about these from a friend and I’m not sure if he wants credit or not so I will refrain unless he says something.  I think these are actually on display at the store to let their customers know what might be leaving.

Here’s the scents that I know about so far:

  • Beach Flowers
  • Blue Hydrangea
  • Cherry Lemonade
  • Coastal Waters
  • Cottage Breeze
  • Drift Away
  • Early Sunrise
  • Garden Hideaway
  • Green Grass
  • Island Spa
  • Juicy Watermelon
  • Midnight Oasis
  • Oceanside
  • Ocean Water
  • Orange Dreamsicle
  • Pink Blush
  • Pink Dragon Fruit
  • Storm Watch
  • Sweet Honeysuckle
  • Sweet Strawberry
  • Tahitian Tiaré Flower
  • Tulips
  • Wild Passion Fruit
  • I am also hearing from YC employees that it’s going to be a great sale with lots of deals.  Stay tuned!