Monday, May 27, 2013

DKNY Delicious and Blueberry Cobbler

Surprised to see another post so quickly!?  I didn't know what scents were up next until I looked this morning.  We have tried both of these scents individually before, so we went ahead and mixed them up.  

I have only smelled the DKNY Delicious perfume a few times and do not own it.  It is described as having top notes of apple, cucumber, and yuza, middle notes of magnolia, tuberose, lily of the valley, and roses, and bottom notes of sandalwood and white amber.  My nose picks up the apple and a lot of the floral notes.  I don't hate it but I don't love it.

I have reviewed Blueberry Cobbler recently in a previous posting, so I am not going to go into great detail about it.  All you need to know is that it is a yummy amazing bubbly blueberry scent!

I can't remember who had come up with this mix... it is not listed on the CAS file on the FB group.  I had written the mix down when it was mentioned at some point, but didn't write down who made it up.  Unfortunately, I did not like how these two mixed.  DKNY Delicious seems a bit too overpowering and I lose the yummy blueberry scent.  :(

Have a great night!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Country Berry Hotcakes and Peach Preserves

These are both super yummy scents from Candles by Victoria!  Great summer scents for sure!

I have had Country Berry Hotcakes before and it happens to be one of my favorite scents.  On cold sniff, it smells more like just a can of berries in syrup... but when warmed the pancake notes come out a bit more and it smells like warm pancakes smothered in syrupy berry compote.  YUMMO!

Peach Preserves is a new one for me but I have tried Cajun Cornbread (Peach Preserves and Kim's Country Cornbread) and loved it so I knew this one would be good.  I think I like Cajun Cornbread just a tad more... I love the extra "salty" umph that the cornbread scents gives it. 

Now, the idea to mix these two was a take on another Deb creation that she called Bed & Breakfast.  She had used Wildberry Scone but something about that scent does not sit well with me so I thought I would substitute Country Berry Hotcakes for it.  This mix is DELISH!  This one just might be a CAS candle in my future.  Neither scent overpowers the other.  I truly want to lick the air, it smells so good!  LOL. 

Night all!  I should have another set of reviews coming up by end of the week!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Goldilocks and Coconut Cream Pie

I am back with a CAS review as well as the reviews of the individual scents, although I may have reviewed these scents before.  These are gonna be quick because I am exhausted!

Coconut Cream Pie smells like the real deal... I am not a huge fan of coconut scents but I do like this one.  It is creamy enough plus it has the flaky crust too.  I do like Banana Coconut Cream Pie a bit more though.

This is a L**H dupe, which doesn't mean much to me because I have never had anything from that company.  Goldilocks is described as a treat of oats, fruit, spice, woods, soft florals, and vanilla bean.  It is bit of everything!  I smell citrus, almost something fizzy, some oats, and sweetness.  It is such a unique scent!

Now... mixing these two didn't really change Goldilocks too much... I feel it overpowered Coconut Cream Pie too much.  The only thing the CCP added was a creaminess to Goldilocks.  I wouldn't call it a fail, just not order worthy for me. 

Hope to have another CAS review coming up by Sunday or Monday!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Deep Mountain Maple, Macintosh Apple, and Cinnamon Donuts

Alright.. this set of scents took us a while to get through, but we did it!  It has been a CRAZY week, let me tell ya!  Sad thing is I think this coming week is gonna be just as cray cray... HELP!!! LOL. 

Ok, first up to review is Deep Mountain Maple....
This surprised me!  I was not really keen on it just on first sniff.. but warm it really lights up!  I am not a big maple fan but this one is really rich without being overly sweet.  I don't think I would get this in a candle but it would work great as a mixer to give that richness to any bakery scent.  :)

Now onto Macintosh Apple.  :)   
This is just a straight up red apple scent, really juicy, fresh and crisp!  So good!  When it comes to scents like this I have such a time not being tempted to mix it with something to make it more complex, lol.  It is a  great scent alone though!  :)

The last individual scent is Cinnamon Donuts...
OMG... I desperately need this baby in my life!  This isn't overly cinnamony... it has a nice balance of cinnamon, sugar and the doughy scent of donuts.  Candles by Victoria has a super duper yummy looking candle that has doughnuts all over it in this scent.  I totally see this on an order soon! 

Now onto the mixing!

Autumn in New Hampshire - This is a mix of Deep Mountain Maple and Macintosh Apple, created by Deb.  She was shocked that I remember that she had though it up, lol.  But I didn't remember the name.  Even though I like DMM and Mac Apple on their own alright, mixed really bumps each of them up to another level.  (see mention above about simple scents).  This is a nice scent but probably wouldn't order it in a candle.  Just too many other scents I like more. 

Warm Apple Fritters - This is a mix of Macintosh Apple and Cinnamon Donuts, was created by Ellie and is now a regular scent that can be ordered on CBV instead of getting it in a Create-a-Scent or getting scent shots or crumbs to mix it up yourself.  :)  What a great scent!  Smells just like an apple fritter ordered straight from the doughnut shop!  YUM! 

So, that is it folks!  I am so hoping I can get on here more often but I just don't know when that will happen.  Hang in there with me!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

CAS called Christmas Cafe

Yes, I know it is not not Christmas but I don't really mind because I am not much of a seasonal burner/melter.  This is a mix of Cinnamon Gingerbread Latte and Caramel Cream Eggnog.  Before I dig into describing it, I will first talk about each one separately. 

Cinnamon Gingerbread Latte - This is my second favorite coffee scent from CBV, my first being Raspberry White Mocha Latte.  This is a great mix of coffee and the spices of gingerbread.  It is not overly spicy. 

Caramel Cream Eggnog - This is a super rich and creamy scent... almost buttery.  It is pretty yummy on its own, but it is almost too buttery for my taste. 

This create a scent was made up by the wonderful Jandre and it is super yummy!  The richness of the Caramel Cream Eggnog mixes beautifully with Cinnamon Gingerbread Latte. The buttery note is toned down and is much more enjoyable to my nose.  This would be an excellent scent around the holidays so I can see why Jandre named it Christmas Cafe.  :)  YUM!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Perk Me Up, I'm Feeling Blue

Sorry that it is has been a bit since I have posted.  Things have been crazy busy!  I am also done with my last semester toward getting my degree.. yay!  One more class to go!  On top of that and working two jobs, Cyn and I joined the community band so we have practice once a week and try to practice most every night as well.  So, that doesn't leave much time to be home and enjoy CBV, but we do when we can. 

The mix this week was named "Perk Me Up, I'm Feeling Blue" by a member of the CBV Pouring Pot message board.  The scents are Blueberry Cobbler and Coffee Bean.  First, a review of each one separately.                                           
This is such a delicious fragrance!  I have never been a big fan of blueberry scents because every time I try one, it seems so artificial smelling.  This is definitely different than all the other blueberry scents I have tried from other companies.  It is super rich smelling and hits it on the head, right down to the crusty cobbler notes!  It is also super strong.  When I melt, I usually keep my melter on for a few hours then shut it off, as it makes the scent last longer.  After it cools down, I turn it back on for a bit.  A half of this scent shot lasted on and off for 4 days!  

Now onto Coffee Bean....
Need a coffee fix?  Take a sniff!
Coffee Bean is a straight up coffee scent... no cream or sugar or extras... just strong black coffee, just how I like my coffee!  That is so funny because I really love the scent of all the flavored coffees and such, but just can't stomach to drink them, lol.  This is a really great coffee scent for those that want a coffee scent without all the added scents.  It is not my favorite coffee scent but I do like it quite a bit.  :)

Now..... for the magic!  These two mixed together are FREAKING AMAZING!  It smells like the party in your mouth would sure to taste like if you were eating a slice of oozing blueberry cobbler all warm and gooey and having a nice cup of joe along side it.  This is a must CAS for me whenever I order candles again!  

Until next time....