Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wax Notes | April 2015 (2)

Happy Labour Day! Phew, it's been a long and tiring two weeks but I finally get a bit of a break this weekend. It's a three-day weekend for me. I don't have much plans but I am going to cobble some stuff up because I need to get out of my room and get some fresh air!

There seems to be a lot of sales and openings this weekend, I hope everyone is going to get in on the action! I am planning to try my luck again for the Candles From The Keeping Room opening, going to start on my list after this. My Super Tarts Lavender Sampler was just delivered and I am looking forwards to sniffing that! I also got in my hauls from Enchanted Candle Co. and Two Timing Tart, they are amazing and I am going to start working on blog posts for them. Any new waxy goodies for you too?

Lemon Marshmallow (Ten Digit Creations)
Ohmygosh, why have I not melted this scent before, it is so good. That zesty, fresh, ooey, gooey lemon melds so well with marshmallow. I was afraid that marshmallow would be too sweet but it isn't. Medium high throw, medium high impact.

Raspberry Jam, Strawberry Preserves, Grape Jelly (Sniff My Tarts)
This scent is so ridiculously fruity, it just makes me smile! One of the strongest scents on cold sniff but it was just alright heated up. Medium high throw, medium impact.

Lemon + Birthday Bash (Tiffany Candles)
This tiny sample from Tiffany's threw like a beast. I had the door to my office closed and I was out for a meeting when I started melting it. I came back, opened the door and the scent just hit me with a blast! It also started pumping out to the rest of the lounge and scented up the entire space. High throw, medium high impact. The scent itself is really good, very reminiscent of fruit loops!

Frosty Pine / Peppermint / Pink Sugar (SMT)
This is a chunk gifted to me by the lovely Julie J. I had admired her sheet cake of this scent blend when she posted about her SMT haul on her blog and I was so happy to find a chunk in her RAOK to me, among other awesome stuff!

Bodacious Bowser (Rosegirls)
A non-traditional take on a green apple scent. I like to sniff it because it's so unique and I want to figure it out. Probably not one I would order in a bag. Medium high throw, medium impact.

Mandarin Oranges, Pomegranate, Satsuma (Sniff My Tarts)
With this scent, I was hoping for energetic citrus, it was more of mild, soothing citrus due to the mellowness and sweetness of the pomegranate. Medium throw, medium impact.

Champagne Pomegranate, Grapefruit, Rock Candy (Super Tarts)
Sweet and candy-ish. This scent didn't make much of an impression on me though, the throw was medium to light and didn't last very long. :(

Lavender Apple (Ten Digit Creations)
Even though TDC advertises this as a blend of lavender and apple, it's stronger on the apple with a underlying bed of lavender. Perfect for a mellow day. Medium throw, medium impact.

Repeat Melts
Pink Sugar Peach Smoothie Strawberry (L3WW)
Sultan (Enchanted)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wax Notes | April 2015 (1)

I am stealing a few moments to type this out. These last two weeks have been busy busy busy, and it's about to get worse. Ack! But at least I have a shipment of wax hauls to look forwards to. I click SHIP for my latest Two Timing Tart hauls and my mega Enchanted Candle Co. custom order. I am so looking forward to the custom blends I made.

Two more outstanding orders to go: Sniff My Tarts (October'14 custom opening) and Super Tarts Lavender Sampler! I am contemplating a third order to round out the next shipment. Ten Digit Creations, Tiffany's or Candles From The Keeping Room? Help me decide!


Madame President (Beezy Tarts)
A mostly sweet and spicy floral scent and a base of ozone and vanilla. Medium scent throw, medium scent impact. I melted the second half in my 11w warmer and it threw like a BEAST! I am pretty impressed! High-high scent throw, medium high scent impact.

Ruby Slippers (Vintage Chic Scents)
After one year, I have finally decided to melt my VCS scents. Yes, one year, I checked! I have been hoarding them because I don't know when will I ever be able to buy them outright from the website. The VCS shopping cart unfortunately does not allow for non-American credit cards (I think I should check in with Kirby about this). The two hauls have been from flash sales from her Facebook page in which I was very very lucky. So anyway, I love this scent, it's that perfect combination of sweet, citrusy and fizzy. Medium-high scent throw and medium-high scent impact.

Pistachio Gelato (Crabby Candle Co.)
I have never tried a pistachio scent before, it's interesting but I am not sure if I would order this willingly again. High-high throw, medium high scent impact. It's really such a pity that Crabby doesn't seem to be in operation any more. Their tarts throw so well in my warmers, this one went right out of my house again!

Prince Humperdink (Thirty Street Crafts)
Maraschino cherry scent is strongest, with the full sweetness of pineapple and coconuts. Not much citrus scent, occasionally a whiff here and there. Medidum high throw, medium high scent impact.

Honey Lemon (Ten Digit Creations)
Honey, honey! This is great scent, comforting and relaxing, it also lingers for awhile after it's done. However, I don't detect very much lemon, if at all. This would be a great blending scent too. Medium high throw, medium high scent impact.

Pink Sugar, Rose Red (Two Timing Tart)
I am not a big Pink Sugar lover but surprisingly, when mixed with Rose Red, with its hints of sea salt, this is quite nice. The floral sweetness of rose and pomegranate also helps to tone down the sickly sweetness of Pink Sugar. High throw, medium high scent impact.

Apple Harvest (Ten Digit Creations)
I am a big fan of apple scents and I have yet to find one that I don't like. I even like them in bakery blends! Apple Harvest isn't your typical juicy apple fruit scent but rather the apple scent you encounter in the apple orchards in autumn. It tends towards the apple scent you would find in apple pie as well. I love it! Medium high scent throw, medium high scent impact.

Orange Blossoms (Ten Digit Creations)
This is a lovely floral scent, it's not cloying or overly sweet. There is a faint, orange-citrus hint that I wish was more apparent and I really want to blend this with a stronger citrus note! Medium high scent throw, medium high scent impact.

Repeat Melts
The Sultan's Morrocan Massage Oil (Enchanted)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wax Notes | March 2015

What a long month, March was. So many things has happened in the span of these few weeks that I am slightly reeling from it all. Last week, Singapore entered into a week of national mourning as our first Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away. It was a pretty emotional week for the entire country as we mourned in our own ways, followed all the news reports of the funeral service and waited in long lines (up to 10 hours!) to pay our last respects as Mr Lee lay in state.

Before that, I also had a little weekend getaway with friends to Bangkok! We had so much fun, exploring the city, eating all those yummy Thai food, finding new cafes and shopping at night markets! You can follow along my instagram (@greenteafields) for pictures!

So with all these things, I haven't been melting as much as I should, that's why I combined my usual fortnightly melts post into one. I am also still working on my Wax Favourites post so look out for that!

Lavender Rosemary Vanilla Mint (Glitterati Candle Co.)
I really like this scent combination, the vanilla really smoothens and sweetens the edges of the rosemary and the mint. However, there is an undertone that I associate with Glitterati, I find that it does interfere with the scent. But I am going to reserve judgement until I melt more from her. Very high throw for half a chunk and medium scent impact which is what you want from a scent like that.

Raspberry Lilac (Rosegirls)
Sweet, fruity scent with a tad of floral sweetness. Lovely!

Fresh Fruit / Forbidden Fruit / Sex on the Beach (Sniff My Tarts)
This scent combo just reminds me a fruit jelly! It's just so wholesome (despite the suggestive sounding individual scents, heehee!). Scent throw and impact are decent, both medium-high.

Long Winter's Nap (Enchanted Candle Co.)
This will be my go-to bedtime scent, it is a very equal blend of vanilla, lavender, peppermint and pink sugar. So glad I bought a 4oz bag at the recent Enchanted opening but really I should have gotten it in an 8oz bag! High throw and medium high  scent impact.

Tweetledum's Epiphany (The Bathing Garden)
Isn't this such a pretty piece of wax, I love how the pretty peach colour and the psychedelic glitter. The scent itself is really sweet and fruity, sometimes I think I am sniffing a soft drink, sometimes raspberry and peach. I like this one!

Bartlett Pear (Ten Digit Creations)
Bartlett Pear was one of my first scents that I melted 6-7 years ago. I love the combination of elegant and fruity with this one and I need to get heaps more of this. Sadly, it seems to be on TDC's clearance list, I am hoping it will be saved otherwise I have got to go in and order a few more soon. Medium-high scent and impact.

Tea with the Queen of Hearts (The Bathing Garden)
I was hoping for the rose scent note to come out more but this scent is a bit too similar to Tea Party with Alice for me. I still love that sweet black tea note though. Medium scent and impact. On second melt, I detect more rose notes.

Heads Up Sevens Up (Enchanted Candle Co.)
More cleaner lemon, rather than seven up. But it is fizzy and uplifting, a scent that I really needed today because it's been raining and I needed some energy! Scent throw is medium high and impact is medium.

Repeat Melts
Walt's Lemon Meringue Pie (Enchanted) - So I melted this in my 11w warmer at work and it's a little better but not much. But at least I can discern that the lemon note is more clean than bakery.
Lemon Tea Party (The Bathing Garden)
Gardenia Coconut Cream (The Bathing Garden)
Tea Party with Alice (The Bathing Garden)
Violet Mojito (Two Timing Tart)
Lavender Rosemary Vanilla Mint (Glitterati)
Duchess Apple Rose Tarte (The Bathing Garden)