Thursday, March 28, 2013

Scent of the Day: Victoria's Secret

After a long day at work, I love coming home and putting a CBV scent on my melter or lighting up a candle.  It is the perfect way to unwind! 
Tonight's scent is Victoria's Secret, which is a blend of lilac and lavender. 
This scent is amazing!  It is such a great mix of relaxing lavender and floral lilac. The lavender gives the lilac an earthy tone and the lilac mellows the lavender out somewhat.  This is still a pretty strong floral though. It makes me think of Raspberry Violet for some reason, mixed with lavender.  I don't know why because RV doesn't have lilac in it, lol. I might have to get this in candle form in the future!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vanilla Velvet

Got another vanilla scent on the melter tonight... this time it is CBV's Vanilla Velvet. 
This is described as a rich velvety vanilla enhanced by sweet creamy butter and that is pretty dead on.  It is a very sweet and rich vanilla with buttery undertones.  It is not a favorite of mine but is really nice.  It would also be a great mixer scent!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Vanilla After Dark

Today's CBV scent up for review is Vanilla After Dark, a deeper vanilla scent with earthy notes, musk, and amber. 
I think this one is in my third place as far as vanilla scents go.  I think I like Vanilla Bean & Boysenberry and Vanilla Bean Noel before this one.  My main issue with vanilla scents is that they are so light and in my melter, tend to take on a burnt smell quicker than other scents.  I think that is just the nature of vanillas.  This is not super earthy, but you can tell that there is something "dark" about this scent, hence the name.  It is a really nice bedroom scent and is very relaxing and cozy.  :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Specialty CBV Candles

The past two days, we decided to light two of our specialty candles from Candles by Victoria.  It is so hard to start lighting these up... they are beautiful works of art and so darn cute!

First up, we have Smores Galore.  The bottom is a Chocolate layer, topped with Graham Cracker Crust crumb wax and chocolate bars, a layer of whipped Marshmallow Campfire scent, and topped with more Graham Cracker crumbs and chocolate chucks.  YUM!

This candle burns great and smells awesome!  It is not the strongest scent right now, but I am excited to get down to the chocolate layer so the scents blend.  I have had it for about 4 to 5 months, and the scent has gotten stronger since I got it. 

I didn't have any spillover with the candle but I did place it on a candle plate just in case.  If you get any spillover, it is great to put into a melter. 
I would definitely get this candle again... it is a very cozy and warm scent!

The candle we light up today was out of the Comfort Candle line, and it was Pumpkin Gingerbread Splash. 
How cute is this baby!?
The bottom layer of this candle is in Buttery Gingerbread, which I have had before by itself and really liked it.  Then there is a layer of Maple scented crumbs, followed by the top layer of whipped Spiced Pumpkin Chutney, a great fall scent.  The candle is topped with wax pumpkin imbeds and a smiling gingerbread man.  It is then sprinkled with real cinnamon, maple crumbs, and gold "butter" flakes.  Love it!
I did save the gingerbread man for the time being and will melt him in my warmer later.  He sure looks happy to see another day! 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tahitian Vanilla

Tonight's scent, Tahitian Vanilla, takes me on a little tropical getaway.  This is described as an exotic vanilla with roasted vanilla bean and yellow cake notes.
I really like this one but I don't get the yellow cake notes.... I get coconut, which I don't like that much usually, but I really like it in this scent.  Reminds me of an Ocean Water from Sonic. :)  YUM!  I think someone mentioned mixing this with Fizzy Pop for a true Ocean Water scent.... I have got to try it! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Summer Showers

Today's CBV scent on my melter is Summer Showers, which is a mix of Rain and Sunflower. 
I have tried both of those scents separately.  Rain I really liked but Sunflower not so much.  I remember when the perfume called Sunflowers was popular... I didn't like that scent then and I still don't.  It is more subdued in this scent however, so I don't dislike it as much.  I would still categorize this as a floral.  Until next time.... take time to smell the roses, or air if you have CBV in the house! ;P

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Today's scent in my melter is Springdipity.  The scent description for this one includes spring berries, fruits and florals. 
Even though this scent is not a favorite of mine or Cynthia's, it is a nice scent for spring.  It is very light and airy.  I can't really pick out the notes but I do get very light floral with maybe strawberries and apples.  There might be a bit of melon in it but I am not sure.  Melon is one scent that I usually can tell is in a scent because I am not a big fan.  I almost get a watery note, but not like a salty sea scent.  My description probably doesn't make much sense, lol. 

Hope everyone had a great St. Paddy's Day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spiced Apple Pecan

Can you say Y-U-M!?  The scent I have been melting today as well as yesterday is Spiced Apple Pecan. 
If you are wondering, I have the scent shot cup sitting in a votive holder I have... it fit perfectly, so I thought it would be neat to sit the cup in there for the pictures.  :)  Anywho....This scent is a very yummy bakery scent.  I don't think it is overly spicy though.  It is a nice, almost creamy apple with cinnamon and toasted pecans.  This one is pretty droolworthy!  This one would also make a good bread pan candle option as well.  :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Southern Nights

The Candles by Victoria scent in my melter today is Southern Nights, a mix of Gardenia, Honeysuckle, and Magnolia. 
This is a very strong floral, so if you are not into floral scents, this one might not be for you.  I think I get more gardenia and magnolia, with the honeysuckle taking a backseat... it is still noticeable though.  It is a nice scent and would be a great one for the spring and summer months!  :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Reese's Peanut Butter

Are you hungry for Reese's cups?  If not, you might be after this post!  The CBV scent we have had in the melter for the past two days is Reese's Peanut Butter. 
I was hesitant on this scent because I am not a big peanut butter fan.... however, I have found that I am very fond of Victoria's PB scents... Elvis (PB and banana) is one of my favorites.  This is not overwhelming in the peanut butter at all.  It is very rich and creamy smelling with a hint of chocolate.  This is hunger-inducing on it's own right, but I would love to drop a bit of Fudge Brownie or another chocolate scent just to bump the chocolate up some.  I would say this a medium throw scent.  I am going to to putting the cute melts she has in this scent on my wish list... they look like mini Reese's cups!  You can find them on the 5th page of the tarts section on Candles by Victoria.  :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Red Velvet Cake

The scent I have had on the melter for the last few days is Red Velvet Cake from CBV.  This is described as a sweet, creamy, buttery vanilla with notes of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon, over a slightly nutty cake base.
In my mind, a red velvet cake is basically a mild chocolate cake with red coloring added to it and yummy cream cheese frosting to top it off.  I have never had one that had spices in it so this description thru me off.  I have heard many raves about this one, so I finally decided to try it out.  Plus, Victoria has made such a cute decorative candle for this scent!  I wasn't too wild for this scent cold, but I do like it more warm.  However, it still does not match what my mind tells me a red velvet cake is.  I don't really pick up the spice notes... more of just a buttery deep vanilla.  It is not a bad scent by any means, just not what I was expecting.  I want to try mixing it with Cream Cheese Frosting or Vanilla Bean Noel and maybe a little of Fudge Brownie to give it that chocolate my mind is craving!  :)