Saturday, April 20, 2013

Candles by Victoria Aquolina Blue Sugar & Vanilla Lace

Hey there fellow scentaholics!  The last few days, we have had the CBV's Aquolina Blue Sugar as well as Vanilla Lace going in the melter.  First, each one separate, then mixed together.  I figured I would just wait and review them in one posting instead of three different ones. 

First up... Aquolina Blue Sugar! 
The description includes fresh citrus, romantic florals, fresh green tones, patchouli, and a base of vanilla with soft musk and exotic woody tones.  I love this fragrance!  It is just enough masculine but with enough sweetness.  Don't be afraid of the patchouli, which I know can be overwhelming to some, me included!  This is such a great scent.. both guys and gals would like this one!

                                                                                         Next is Vanilla Lace....

This vanilla is described as French vanilla, with African violet notes as well as sweet flowers and musk.  I do get a bit of musk in it, but not really any floral notes.  It is a very nice sweet vanilla scent though. 

These two make a wonderful mix, although I think I prefer the Aquolina Blue Sugar on its own more because the Vanilla Lace tones it down a bit too much for my liking.  I will definitely be getting ABS in a candle in the future or even possibly in a jar of crumb melts.   :) 

Night folks!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Apple Cobbler/Pumkin Eggnog CAS

I wanted to do a quick review of mixing the last two scents I posted about from Candles by Victoria... Apple Cobbler and Pumpkin Eggnog.  I do like the Pumpkin Eggnog more mixed with the Apple Cobbler, but it is still really spicy strong. I still prefer Apple Cobbler on its own. At a later date, I am going to try the rest of Apple Cobbler with Pumpkin Pralines, which I think I will like much better. 

On an end note, my thoughts go out to all of those affected by the bombings during the Boston Marathon today.  Even though it should not really surprise us anymore, it still does.  If it didn't... that would be even worse.  #prayforboston

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pumpkin Eggnog

The CBV scent we put on the warmer tonight is Pumpkin Eggnog.... described as spicy pumpkin mixed with creamy eggnog.
I have to say, this one is super spicy!  I was hoping for more of the creaminess to come out.  I like it, but would prefer more creaminess and less spice. 

We are going to be mixing this with Apple Cobbler that I reviewed in the last post.  I am thinking that, even though Apple Cobbler is not overly spicy, it will not tone down the spices in Pumpkin Eggnog much.  We shall see!  :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Apple Cobbler

Just a real quick review on what I am melting tonight... Apple Cobbler.... so yummy!  It goes great on a cold snowy day... the only thing that might be better would be to have the real deal, lol.
This is a really great bakery scent.  I get warm apples with cinnamon and nutmeg and the crusty "cobbler" note as well.  This scent is a pretty heavy scent and very strong, however it is not overly spicy I don't think.  If you have tried and liked Cajun Cornbread or Raspberry Peach Cobbler, you should give this one a go as well.  :) 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wintery Candied Apple

I thought I better get on here before going to bed to post what has been on my melter this weekend.  This scent, Wintery Candy Apple, is a Bath & Body Works dupe and is dead on.
The scent description for this is "top notes of crisp apple, pineapple, and zests of orange; middle notes of neroli and cinnamon; base notes of sandalwood, fresh musk, bamboo, and patchouli."  To my nose, it is just a nice crisp apple scent with maybe a touch of earthiness.  I don't really smell any orange zest... maybe a bit of juiciness from the pineapple.  Because of the lack of spiciness (even though the description does mention cinnamon), I feel this is a great scent year round.  It is one of my daughter Cynthia's favorite scents.  She already had some body spray from B&BW in this scent and now has lotion from CBV in it as well.  This is one of the best, if not the best apple scent I think Victoria has.  :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

White Tea & Ginger

A couple nights ago, we popped this CBV scent into the warmer.... and immediately feel in love! This is the ultimate spa-like fragrance.
 It kinda reminds me a bit of White Ginger, but without the floral notes that are in that.  It is really warm with just enough spice from the ginger but the fresh scent of the white tea.  I so want this in crumbs the next time I order.  I hope it is added to the bath & body line soon... it would be excellent!