Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Some random pictures and today's scent

I have lots of goodies today! 

Let's start with some pictures that I have taken in the last few days. 
Sunrise, sunrise!
I captured this beautiful sunrise one morning as I was walking out the door to take Cyn to the bus stop.  That is surprising in itself, because I don't even think I had touched coffee yet that morning, lol. 

 These next ones are a few of the deer that wander around.  This one had lost his velvet no too long ago.


 As you can see, they like to come up and drink the water from our water container for the dog and outside cats as well as the rain barrels when they have enough in them. 

  Haha!  I got him licking his lips!

 This one just decided to lay down and take a rest. Sounds like a plan to me!

Love Birds 16 oz
 Now, onto the scent of the day!  Since I was home all day working on my last Cost Accounting exam and starting on the project for that class, I decided I would light up a candle.  After seeing a post on the CBV Addicts Unite FB page about Love Birds in soap form, I was inspired to light my candle of that scent.  I love the soap as well!  This scent is a CAS created by Tina and Kayla and let me tell you, it is amazing! This one has been added to the regular scent list, so you can order it without doing a CAS now.  It is a mix of Love Spell ( a Victoria Secret dupe, fruity and citrus) and Birds of Paradise (strawberries & cream with other goodies).  Even though pomegranate is not in either description, that is what it smells like, mixed with strawberries, vanilla, musk.. and just goodness! 

Love Birds soap!

 The towel you see under my candle is the lovely "Keep Calm" towel I won on the FB page, made by the lovely BG Chin Taylor.  I love it!  It is a great reminder when I get stressed just to take a breath, enjoy my CBV, and calm down.  Plus, it is embroidered with my favorite color.. royal purple!

Jeez.. this was a long post!  Sorry about that, but I hope you enjoyed it none-the-less. 

Last but no least, please take a moment to send thoughts to those affected by Sandy on the East Coast.  It was amazing to see all the outpouring of love and concern today on the CBVAU FB page as well as on The Pouring Pot.  I am so proud to be a part of a community like that.  Hugs and best wishes to all!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Champagne Pomegranate

Fruity and fizzy!  That are the words I would use to describe this scent.  This fragrance is described as a blend of pomegranate and fizzy pop. 
This smells like you just popped the top off of a bottle of pomegranate ginger ale.  This is a really fun frangrance... and what is even cooler is that you can get this in soap as well.
The picture of the soap is not the best picture... sorry about that.  The one at the  Candles By Victoria website is much better!  I do think I like it better in candle form, but I know it is one of Cynthia's favorite soaps.. and I do love the look of it! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Sorry for the delay... I would have posted this yesterday, but for some reason I couldn't get blogger to pull up for me.  I would just get a blank page.  Anywho.... last night I started melting Cashmere from CBV. 
The description for this scent is a sensual, exotic blend of saffron, pimento berries, while pepper, a blend of floral, patchouli, and vanilla. 
Even though this is not a favorite for me, I have to say that it does make a nice bedroom scent.  It is one of the powdery scents... probably from the patchouli.. but it is not overpowering in the least.  Every once in a while, I pick up a scent that reminds me of black licorice even though anise is not listed in the description.  I can't really pick out any of the other scents except for some really light floral notes... maybe gardenia?  If you enjoy soft, powdery scents, I think you would like this one. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gold/Silver Glitter Tureen - Peace

Today was cold and gloomy, so it seemed like the perfect time to light up my glitter tureen! 
This candle is 22 oz and the glitter is the gold and silver mix.  You can get these in any fragrance, even a CAS, and in many different colors and kinds of glitter.  I got this in Peace, one of my all time favorite scents.  I cannot be without this fragrance!  I have it in crumbs also, lol.  If you haven't tried it, you should.  I know there are some that do not like it, but it is on the favorites list of many as well.  It is really hard to describe... a bit earthy/musky, a bit citrus, but not the typical citrus that you find in scents.  It is SO comforting! 

Until my next scent review, I will leave a candle burning for you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cozy up with Caramel Latte

Tonight's scent is Caramel Latte.  It is pretty much what the description says it is..... the aroma of a fresh brewed cappuccino, with heavy cream and sweetened with caramel.
 This is not one of my favorite coffee scents, but it is pretty good. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gotta share these squirrel pics!

I finally got a few great pictures of one of the black squirrels that scurry around here.  I just love their tufted ears!  We have two black inside cats and one black outside cat, so seeing one of these out of the corner of your eye makes you think it might be one of the cats, lol. 
Getting a drink of water

Look at those ears!  So stinking cute!

Hope you enjoy the pics... I can add taking photographs to my addictions!

Create-A-Scent: Glass Slippers

Yesterday was a stressful day for me.  I have been working on budget variances in my cost accounting class.  I had planned on getting around to taking my next exam yesterday but that didn't happen because I was having such a hard time grasping how to calculate all these different variances using different methods.  The good news, is that after all that stress and wanting to just sit down and cry, I took my test this morning with a fresh head, and made a 100%!  Yay!  Two more chapters, one more exam and a project and this class will be behind me.  Before I started my test this morning, I decided it was a candle type of day.
The candle I chose to light is a CAS (16 oz jar) I ordered  a while back called Glass Slippers.  I don't think this is part of the regular line of scents, so you have to order it as a CAS.  It was created by Summer and is a mix of Vanilla Bean Noel and Sexy in Stilettos.  VBN is a creamy, sweet marshmallow type of scent while Sexy in Stilettos is a perfume-like fragrance similar to Pink Sugar and Love Spell.  These two mix beautifully and I think Glass Slippers is perfect name.  :) 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Melt for 10/22/12: Calypso Island

Finished off Brown Sugar Pecan this morning... so it was off to the next scent in the line.... Calypso Island!
The scent description includes violet, amber musk, iris, pink grapefruit, gardenia and Hawaiian white ginger.  This is listed in the Tropical section, but it is definitely not your typical tropical scent.  No pineapple or coconut in sight!  To my nose, this is very clean powdery scent that reminds me a bit of BTWP with floral added to it.  I do get the musk and gardenia, but no the pink grapefruit or white ginger.  This is a great fresh scent and I could see it being a wonderful scent to burn in the spring.  :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Brown Sugar Pecan

Oh my goodness!  This scent is amazing and deserves more love!  It is described as fresh pecans with rich caramelized brown sugar... and it is pretty dead on. 
This is a great scent on its own but I could see mixing this with bakery scents to add a toasted pecan and caramel note to it.  I think it would mix well with scents like Angel Food Cake, Apple Cinnamon Butter, Banana Nut Bread, and Carrot Cake.  Makes me drool just thinking about it! 

See ya next scent!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Black Velvet

Tonight I have Black Velvet in my melter.  I love the name, but this is not one of my favorites.  The main reason for that is that this does have patchouli in it, which my nose does not like.  If a scent is too heavy on it, I get a massive headache.  This one does not go that far, but I can tell there is patchouli in it. 
The scent description also mentions sandalwood and ylang ylang, along with baby powder and vanilla.  With the earthiness of the patchouli I also get the sandalwood.  The other note that hits me is the baby powder.  As it warms, I get more of that powdery note.  I am sure there are many that like this type of scent but because of the patchouli, it is not really my cup of tea. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Melt of the Day: Blackberry Amber

After Autumn Leaves was done, the next in line was Blackberry Amber.  This is a BBW dupe of the same name.  It is described as juicy blackberries blended with melted amber.  It also contains notes of dewberry, red raspberry, jasmine, light caramel, heliotrope flower, vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood, and musk.
I don't really get a lot of berry notes, just a little tartness. My nose gets more of the earthy notes like the sandalwood, musk and patchouli.... although there is not that much patchouli in it because it hasn't given me a headache.  I get a little floral notes but can't really pick any one type out.   There is some sweetness from the vanilla and caramel.  This is a really nice scent!  I am a bit shocked because I am not that fond of the scent when it is in body item form.  I think that may have something to do with my body chemistry though.  Pleasantly surprised and would considering getting this in a candle.  This would make a great bedroom scent!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Things have been extremely busy around here and I haven't really been home to melt or burn much.  Yesterday I was actually home all day so I decided to light up my cube candle in Love Shack.. which is a mix of Love Spell and Pink Sugar.  It is amazing!  And the cube candle is HUGE!  I can't find the picture I know I took of it before I lit it the first time.  If I run across it, I will post it.  After having that burning  for most of the day, I wanted a change for tonight.  So, in went Autumn Leaves!
This scent is awesome!  It smells just like walking around outside on damp leaves right after it rains. It is a very strong scent, but I tend to love strong ones so it is fine with me.  I think this would be great mixed with Why I Autumn as well as Sugared Spruce.  Great fall scent!

Here is a pic of one of the black squirrels we have running around here.  They are so cute! I love their little ears!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Who's That Lady?

The scent I have had going for the past few days, at least while I have been at home, has been Who's That Lady.  I am not sure if this is still available or not.  It is listed under House Blends and is still on the CBV browser but I do not see it on the drop down menu to order or in the master fragrance list. The description is this: a provocative blend of pomegranate, persimmon, green notes, black orchid, lotus blossom, liquid amber, mahogany woods, black violet and a cream accord.
I have seen some pretty harsh reviews of this scent.  It is not bad at all, but I am just ok with this scent.  To me, it kinda smells like a men's cologne or a very musky woman's perfume.  I don't really get any pomegranate, but I do get the persimmon, amber and mahogany notes.  It is pretty strong and lasts a long time on the melter.  I have melted it on and off for 3 or 4 days and it is still going!