Burn List – March 2017

Burn List - March 2017

I’ve decided to dedicate the majority of March to floral scents and most of my picks for this burn list have pink wax. We still have yet to move but it WILL be happening this month. I’ll be spending a lot of time both packing things up and then unpacking at our new place. During this time I want clean scents to fill my space and the following fragrances are perfect for that!


• Lavender Macaron“Celebrate the city of love with a truly French treat that combines the scent of lavender blossoms with a patisserie cookie”
• Sugar Flower“An irresistible combination of powdered sugar, pink cream, and vanilla”
• Jelly Beans“A handful of grape jelly beans, coated with sugar and ready to enjoy, with a few lemon and raspberry added in the mix”
• Champagne ToastGlittering champagne, wild berries, tangerine zest”
• Mocha Latte Swirl“Recharge with the wonderfully rich scent of espresso and creamy caramel, topped with whipped cream”


Pink Velvet“This sweet and fun fragrance mingles sugared lemon, apple and pineapple into a sweet heart of tropical punch and red currant. Sugar cane and vanilla bean in the base deliver a captivating finish.”
Pink Tulips“Sweet night-blooming jasmine is enlivened by juicy apple and raspberries, a fresh fragrance that is the harbinger of sunny days to come.”
Rose SodaA blend of floral rose and effervescent soda
Umbridge “Tea & cakes, sugar dusted roses and cotton candy”

It may seem like my burn list is a bit ambitious during a month dedicated to moving. I am pretty confident I’ll get through all of this though since I’ll be melting at two places. The only candle that may carry over to the following month is Jelly Beans. Towards the end of month I actually plan on melting tea scents to transition into April too!

What are you planning on burning this month? Share in the comments!

February 2017 Candle Empties

February 2017 Home Fragrance Empties

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it felt pretty long to me! Maybe it’s because we’ve been waiting for our official move date or due to the several big snow storms followed by 70 degree weather. No matter the reason, it was an enjoyable burning month for me – I got through 8 candles and 7 wax melts!

February 2017 Candle Empties

Macaron Treats (1-wick) – This didn’t exactly smell like a macaron to me, more like a light almond-vanilla cake. There wasn’t an overpowering almond extract note which I really appreciated. It’s definitely a gourmand fragrance but unfortunately only threw at about 2 in my small bathroom.
Christmas Cakes (1-wick) – On cold, this truly smelled like the Little Debbie christmas tree cakes. It’s pretty much a vanilla and white chocolate combination, also more of a gourmand fragrance than straight up bakery. Unfortunately, there was absolutely 0 throw while burning in my small bathroom.
Peanut Butter Cookie (2-wick) – For any BBW Hot Cocoa & Cream lovers, this is pretty much an exact dupe. Burning this smells like a freshly baked brownie with the slightest undertone of salty peanuts. This was my first Crossroads candle; it threw at a 9 the entire time and burned flawlessly.
Peanut Butter Sugar (3-wick) – An all-time favorite fragrance of mine that I’ve mentioned often, however this was the first time I burned it in candle form. It was even better than the wax melt and threw at a steady 7 the entire time! Truly an amazing salty, sweet candle for this time of year that I would pick up again without second guessing.
Honey Lavender Gelato (1-wick) – In true Yankee fashion, this was practically unscented. What little I could smell was kind of sour which was disappointing because on cold it’s a smooth berry fragrance. I really wanted to love this but won’t be picking it up again in any form factor.
Chocolate Pistachio (3-wick) – Wow, this smelled truly amazing. It was all peanut with bottom notes of chocolate and seriously smelled like a Snickers bar. While it threw around a 7 it continuously got PWS, had to be cotton-balled, and struggled to pool out. If BBW brings this back I’ll pick it up again but won’t stock up because it’s a unique scent that I would only burn during February.
Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut (3-wick) – Can you believe that I’ve never burned CSD before? It’s a beautiful blend of bakery dough, a touch of cinnamon, and a slight greasiness. This unfortunately only threw around a 4 or 5 and had thick, chubby wicks. I wasn’t impressed with this version but would definitely give a stronger iteration a try.
Winter Rose (1-wick) – I am not a floral person but this fragrance was really nice! It’s definitely all rose but had a clean type of scent to it. It took a while to pool out but once it did it threw around an 8. I wouldn’t be quick to pick it up again but did enjoy it while it lasted!

February 2017 Wax Empties

Sparkling Cream Soda – When I first purchased this wax melt in 2016 it was a beautiful bubbly blend of creamy vanilla. However, after a short 4 months this lost 98% of it’s scent. It also had glitter mixed into the wax which was terrible to clean out of my dishes. I didn’t even bother finishing the entire clamshell.
Merry Berry Linzer
 (x2) – This was a really sweet bakery scent perfect to melt alongside some of the other chocolate fragrances this month. The top notes were a fruity mixture of raspberry and cherries with a delicious undertone of shortbread cookie. Very happy to have a couple more backups of this!
Eskimo Kiss – This is a really unique fragrance; there is an effervescent fruity note combined with spun sugar. Even though it sounds so obviously sweet it almost has a fresh quality to it too. The combination is just beautiful and this could really be warmed any time of the year. Hoping Scentsy brings this back next Winter!
Cotton Candy Cookie – True to it’s name, this was a very strong spun sugar scent with undertones of lemon and raspberry. It really was a delicious fragrance that threw well but lacked a bakery note.
Candy Dandy –  A pretty underwhelming and basic sugar candy fragrance. Think of getting sweethearts, sweet tarts, etc and throwing them all in a bowl and melting it down. Nothing exciting and it barely threw.
Sugared Cinnamon Donut – This was an insanely strong cinnamon vanilla fragrance but lacked a realistic bakery note. It was nice but I don’t plan on picking it up again.

February 2017 Home Fragrance Empties

Lavender Vanilla (wallflowers) – I am a big fan of lavender scents when they are done right, unfortunately for BBW this version was just wrong. It’s straight up lavender and vanilla essential oil. Combined they are not pleasing and it smells like a mixture of products you’d be using when changing a baby’s diaper. Of course, these wallflowers were great throwers too for the first week and then quickly dudded out.
White Birch & Vanilla (hand soap) – I’m usually a seasonal fragrance girl so this was pretty out of the ordinary for me to use since it smelled somewhere in between the Autumn and Leaves candles from BBW. A very nice scent that I still enjoyed even though it was very misplaced for February.
Gingerbread Latte (body cream) – To me, this was more of a delicious sugar cookie scent than BBW’s other fan favorite Vanilla Bean Noel. This was absolutely perfect for the holidays and had a hint of nutmeg reminiscing beloved holiday treats.

February was certainly a sweet melting month! My favorite fragrance was probably Chocolate Pistachio which I really wasn’t expecting. I was able to melt through everything on my burn list (and then some) and can’t wait to get into some transitional Spring scents in March!

What did you burn through in January? Share in the comments below!

First Ever Super Tarts Haul

First Ever Super Tarts Haul

I’ve never been a big fan of vendor wax, mainly because the first and only company I purchased from didn’t impress me. However, when I was watching a Super Tarts haul on Youtube I was pretty intrigued. The different fandom collections really caught my eye; let’s be real, anything Harry Potter will catch my eye. I started browsing through their site and eventually decided to just place an order. I ended up hauling 4 Harry Potter and 2 random wax melts.

First Ever Super Tarts Haul - Harry Potter Collection

Butterbeer “Sweet butterscotch topped with a dollop of sweet cream”
This straight up smells like a creamy butterscotch candy. I’ve never actually had a legitimate butterbeer so I can’t vouch how realistic this wax is. I can tell you that we’ll definitively be melting this when we’re having Harry Potter movie marathons!

Gryffindor – “Frosted lemon meringue cheesecake with raspberry glaze”
I’m not even a Gryffindor, but this scent sounded delicious. I was unfortunately let down upon smelling it because it just smells like lemons with the slightest hint of raspberry and barely any bakery. I’m crossing my fingers this develops more when warm!

Hedwig – “Chai tea, creamy cheesecake, and clove”
Within the past year I discovered my love for chai tea, so this scent naturally appealed to me. However, it really just smells overwhelmingly of clove with possibly undertones of chai. It really reminds me of a craft store which is unfortunate and I’m praying the cheesecake note will come out when warm.

Umbridge – “Tea & cakes, sugar dusted roses, and cotton candy”
From the sounds of the description I was hoping for a Pink Petal Tea Cake dupe. This really just smells like a rose tea though without any sweet bakery notes. If you’ve ever drank the Get Gorgeous tea before, this is an exact dupe for it! I’m sure it’ll be enjoyable but not what I was looking for.

First Ever Super Tarts Haul

Banner – “Warm buttery cornbread topped with creamy mac apple ice cream and brown sugar”
This is a hands down dupe for BBW Summer Boardwalk! I adore that fragrance but I’m already pretty stocked up on it and don’t need another melt in it. I was really hoping for more of the cornbread note.

Corpsman – “Graham crackers, pie crust, and creamy zucchini bread”
We are saving the best for last here. Above everything you get that graham cracker note and then the buttery crust. I’m not exactly sure if I smell any ZB on cold but I’m hoping to be able to distinguish that when warming; I can only imagine it’ll make this fragrance better!

While I wasn’t overwhelmed by the actual fragrances, I won’t pass full judgement until I’ve melted them. Overall, the company had a fairly quick delivery speed and included a free sample in my bundle too. I do enjoy the design elements that appear on the wax – you can really tell how much time goes into making them. I probably will end up doing another haul once the Harry scent is back in stock and plan on stocking up on my favorite Corpsman fragrance!

Where is your favorite Super Tarts scent? Share in the comments!

Key Lime Pie – Candle Comparison

Key Lime Pie - Candle Comparison

Last year, I randomly wanted to burn a key lime pie scented candle. Of course, there weren’t any available on the market at that time which is probably why I really wanted the fragrance in my collection. Since then, anytime I come across a key lime pie candle I immediately purchase it without question. Now I’ve gathered 3 Key Lime Pie candles from different companies and naturally they all vary slightly. I thought it would be nice to give you a comparison if you’re ever in a similar situation of needing some key lime in your life.

Yankee Candle – Key Lime Pie from YC is extremely zesty with a hint of whipped vanilla, there really isn’t any crust note to balance it out. It’s really just a nice lime scent for the summer months.

Bath & Body Works – I luckily came across BBW’s failed test scent Key Lime Pie at an outlet and it smells more like a key lime cheesecake. You get the graham cracker crust that YC’s version was lacking, however, there is just something off in regards to the cream note.

Kohl’s – Surprisingly, this department store brand nailed their Key Lime Pie candle. It is EXACTLY what I wanted and imagined a KLP fragrance to smell like. You get the authentic graham cracker crust and the perfect blend of key lime and vanilla filling; it’s divine.

If you’re in the market for a nice key lime pie fragrance, I highly recommend stopping by your local Kohl’s and picking up one of their candles. Their version is the best out of any I’ve had the chance to smell. Not that you can buy the other two retired scents anymore, but my second favorite was from BBW and my least favorite was from YC. I hope this has helped you decide what type of key lime fragrance you’re looking for and will help validate a worthy purchase!

Where is your favorite key lime pie scent from? Share in the comments!

Burn List – February 2017

Burn List - February 2017

Last month I stayed away from sweeter scents, but in February I’m ready to dive back into all the delicious gourmand fragrances. I think it’s the heart shaped boxes filled with chocolate that get me back in the mood for sweets. This month I’m continuing to keep my burn list fairly reasonable since we have yet to move and it could happen anytime now.


• Peanut Butter Cookie“Crushed peanuts, buttercream, cocoa, and vanilla”
• Macaron Treats – “The classic Parisian macaron – sweet as can be and lighter than air, with notes of vanilla, almond and, of course, sugar”
• Chocolate Pistachio“Pistachio, chocolate truffle, and white powdered sugar”
• Christmas Cakes“Celebrate the season with a delicious blend of sugar, candy floss, marshmallow, butter and lemon while a background of brown sugar, vanilla bean and tonka leaves mouths watering.”
• Cinnamon Sugared DoughnutFreshly-baked vanilla cake doughnut covered in sugar crystals and crushed cinnamon.”


• Eskimo Kiss“Blackberry jam, caramelized brown sugar, vanilla, and amber in a softly romantic scent.”
• Merry Berry Linzer“Jammy raspberry filling nestled in almond shortbread with a vanilla glaze.”
• Sparkling Cream Soda“An old fashioned soda shop classic having all the bubbly notes frothing over the glass with the truly characteristic, caramelized sugar and vanilla cream aroma.”
• Sugared Cinnamon Donut – “A mouthwatering mix of cinnamon sugar, vanilla bean, and raw sugarcane poured over a warm homemade donut for an ultimate, fresh baked scent.”

I have no doubt that I’ll be able to get through this list – I actually might need to pace myself. I really want to burn the chocolate scents around Valentine’s Day and the donut ones at the end of the month. If I do get through everything quicker than expected I’ll probably start burning Hot Cocoa & Cream, Mocha Latte Swirl, and Peanut Butter Sugar. Nevertheless this is definitely going to be a sickeningly sweet month and not because of the holiday! 😉

What are you planning on burning this month? Share in the comments!

January 2017 Candle Empties

January 2017 Candle Empties

This January proved to be an interesting start to 2017. We had tons of warm days, our move was pushed farther into the year, and I ended up getting pretty sick. I’m also officially working from home again so with all of this in mind you’d think I would be burning through tons of my stash, right? Wrong. I don’t know how it happened but I somehow cut down my melting without trying or wanting to. All together this January, I burned 7 candles and 8 wax melts.

January 2017 Candle Empties

Champagne Toast (1-wick) – I always enjoy kicking off the new year with this refreshing scent, but the mini candle was very light in comparison to the large 3-wick. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it and will always have back-ups in my collection.
Alpine Chalet (1-wick) – Imagine sitting my the fire bundled in a cozy wool blanket with a cup of chai tea and then taking in a big whiff of your surroundings. That is what this candle smells like on cold. It’s very warm and comforting, however didn’t throw at all when burning OR on the candle melter. If you see this at your local Yankee Candle outlet, don’t bother picking it up.
Sparkling Amber (3-wick) – This is a straight up amber candle and was so strong I had an allergic reaction. Around the half-way point it got puny wicks and I could only stand to put it on the warmer once after that. Not a disappointment, just not my type of fragrance.
Tiramisu Macaron (3-wick) – Don’t let this candle fool you, there is no macaron notes detectable. It is however a pretty realistic tiramisu fragrance and threw around an 8. The downfall is that it burns so quickly that you only get about 3-4 short burn before it hits the bottom. Definitely not worth the higher Woodwick prices.
Ski Lodge (3-wick) – To me, this is the ultimate after-Christmas winter fragrance. It is so woodsy yet sweet and exactly what I imagine a ski lodge to smell like. I did notice that I’m only a major fan when there is snow outside – when it was sunny or just raining I didn’t care for it. It throws at an amazing 10 and I luckily still have a few back ups for snowy days to come!
Whiskers on Kittens (1-wick) – This is a clean winter fragrance with notes of sandalwood and vanilla. It is definitely more fresh than sweet and perfect this time of year. It only threw around a 4 in my small kitchen but when I put it on the melter it was fairly strong. If YC ever re-released this I would probably pick it up again.
Vanilla Chai (1-wick) – For some reason I associate chai with this time of year so this fragrance was perfect. It had a base of vanilla, mid-notes of a traditional chai tea, and a top note of cinnamon. On cold the cinnamon was a bit too much which worried me but that thankfully didn’t come through when burning. It only threw around a 4 unfortunately but got a bit stronger again on the melter. While I enjoyed this, I probably wouldn’t need to have it in my collection again.

January 2017 Wax Empties

Pink Currant & Birchwood – I’m not an expert on woodsy fragrance, but this smelled like BBW’s Winter to me with a hint of sweetness. It definitely was a nice way to transition out of the Christmas scents. Nothing spectacular and I wouldn’t repurchase.
Cashmere Cream – This was a cozy & clean scent with notes of sandalwood and amber. It didn’t really throw well and left a dark residue on my melters causing the wax to smoke. Because of this hazard I didn’t finish a full clamshell and returned my backup.
Cozy Chai – An amazingly strong and authentic chai scent that threw at a perfect 10. It was a bit cloying and I ended up mixing it with Vanilla Cookie Crunch to tone it down – highly recommend this combination! I do already have a backup but don’t plan on stocking up anymore.
Sunday Morning Pancakes – This is an absolute delicious maple pancake scent with a hint of saltiness. Every year we burn this in some form on weekend mornings in January only. The wax melt form was great but only lasted about 4-5 hours (I’m assuming because it was old). If I could find this again in stores I would pick it up in a heartbeat.
Bundled in Blankets – Imagine taking out the coziest blankets you own from your cedar closet and combining that with a nice after shave or cologne. That’s what this scent combination smells like and it was great! I melted this mainly in my bedroom and just 2 cubes lasted 2+ days. While I enjoyed this, it’s another I probably wouldn’t get again based on my preferences.
Mochadoodle – For any other Scentsy fans out there, you know this scent is hyped up and a staple. I really don’t get it though. To me, this doesn’t smell like chocolate or coffee. More like a stale piece of sweet candy. Is this supposed to be a mixing fragrance? I ended up combining this with Vanilla Cookie Crunch as well which made it somewhat enjoyable. Definitely wouldn’t repurchase!
Vanilla Cookie Crunch – We all know about this delicious fragrance! I finished up another value pack this month and immediately purchased another.
Peanut Butter Sugar – This is the perfect combination of sweet & salty that I never want to be without!

January 2017 Fragrance Empties

Winter (wallflowers) – It’s no secret that the quality of wallflowers has been rapidly declining over the past couple of years. However, the 2 Winter wallflowers I plugged in performed great. I actually smelled the fragrance all month and it evaporated to the very bottom.
Winter (hand soap) – I’ve always loved this scent in the past as a hand soap, however this year it wasn’t very strong so I’m glad I didn’t stock up.
Golden Autumn Day (hand cream) – This is a refreshing fragrance with undertones of apple that I’ve been using since September. The scent is long-lasting once applied and the product works great. Super happy to have found more of this at SAS.

For the most part, I did enjoy what I melted this month and am glad to have made a dent in the fresher scents in my collection. While I wish I had burned more, I did get through everything on my burn list except for one small candle that I’ll be finishing next month. Speaking of February, I’m excited to get into some more sweet bakery scents again!

What did you burn through in January? Share in the comments below!

Spring 2017 Candle Collections

Spring 2017 Candle Collections

By mid-January we glimpsed all of the Spring 2017 candle collections from most companies. In my opinion it’s pretty underwhelming. It doesn’t bother me how early in the year we see these scents, it’s the specific fragrances that I have a problem with. Below are the 3 major collections I’ve noticed and my thoughts on them.

Yankee Candle
released a whopping 4 new fragrances for Spring; 2 fresh scents & 2 gourmand. For what it’s worth, this might be one of the better collections they’ve released during this time of year. However, do we really need another floral or fresh scent? Another berry? Another coffee? These fragrances are just good but I was hoping for something great, like the 2016 Cookie Swap Collection.

Bath & Body Works seriously needs to take a step back. Why are they releasing tropical and Summer scents this early? Why did they all together skip Spring? This is by far my favorite candle company but they just don’t release fragrances on a logical timeline. Even their 2-3 bakery scents involve fruits that are ripe in the Summer months.

I normally don’t ever consider Kohl’s a company to look out for in regards to home fragrance. However, they created the best lineup for Spring 2017 so far. They of course have a tropical collection so they can stay competitive with everyone else BUT they actually did a second Spring bakery collection. Finally, someone caught on. A lot of the scents are too light for me, but they released a Key Lime Pie candle and it’s the best I’ve every smelled across all the brands.

What bothers me the most is that I need to buy my Summer candles NOW because by the time I actually want to burn them, they won’t be available to purchase. If these companies paid any attention to their consumers, they’d know that the majority of the wax community is dying for a sweet shoppe collection. Give us bakery & gourmand. It’s okay to be creative and mix floral and bakery OR fruity and bakery. Some of the best Spring candles were Raspberry Peach Macaron and Pink Petal Teacake. Why can’t they reformulate and give us something interesting rather than coconut and berries?

What are your thoughts on the Spring 2017 candle collections? Share in the comments!

Burn List – January 2017

January 2017 Burn List

In Rhode Island, January is the month when it starts to snow regularly and we’re cranking up the heat. I always like to get away from the sweeter scents and begin burning warmer fragrances at this time. I’m not sure how much time I’ll have for melting due to packing up and moving soon, so I’ve kept my burn list pretty reasonable.


Alpine Chalet“Just like a breath of clear mountain air with a mug of hot, spiced tea steaming in your hand”
Macaron Treats – “The classic Parisian macaron – sweet as can be and lighter than air, with notes of vanilla, almond and, of course, sugar”
Ski Lodge – “A fragrance inspired by a cozy winter getaway from the tall evergreen trees to the comforting warmth of the wooden lodge – smoky vanilla, deep green cypress and rich agarwood”
Sparkling Amber “Sparkling amber, velvety peach and lush frangipani”
Whiskers on KittensA sweet scent with a gentle nuzzle of sandlewood and vanilla musk”


• Bundles in Blankets – “Cozy winter coat + plush fleece mittens”
• Cashmere Cream – “Luxury must be comfy”
• Cozy Chai – “Warm, spicy cinnamon, vanilla bean and caramel”
• Pink Currant & Birchwood – “Pineapple and frosted holly freshen woodsy cassia bark”
• Sunday Morning Pancakes – “A mouth-watering combination of warm fluffy pancakes and sweet maple syrup. It will leave your house smelling like a cozy bed-and-breakfast”

I’m sure I’ll be able to get through this list and will most likely start dipping into other wax melts in-between too. Towards the end of the month I may light up Carrot Cake in honor of Brian’s birthday – that’s what I always make him year after year. I’m happy to have a more mellow month of burning and think these warmer fragrances will be perfect while packing up!

What are you planning on burning this month? Share in the comments!

2016 Year in Candles

2016 Year in Candles

I’m sure you’re tired of hearing this by now, but 2016 went by way too fast. It seems like just yesterday  Lavender Macaron was still a test candle and I was writing my first post for this blog. I feel that this year held many challenges not just for me, but for most people. In the midst of all of 2016’s obstacles, I’m happy that I had the wax community to turn to. Candles are a positive outlet for me and I’m excited to look back on this part of my life and create a mini year in review!

In 2016 I burned 80 Candles & 88 Wax Melts!

This year I branched out and tried candles from 6+ companies new to me. The most popular being Kringle, Goose Creek, Crossroads, McCall’s, Scentsy, and Wax Crumbles. From each of these companies I tried several different form factors to reach a decision if I would repurchase from them again. Scentsy and Goose Creek are the only two companies that impressed me enough for multiple orders. I had high hopes for Kringle but they let me down the most. The others just weren’t that impressive.

Favorite Scents of 2016

Peanut Butter Sugar
Iced Lemon Poundcake
Funnel Cake
Sparkling Pear Riesling
Apple S’mores

I am so happy to have created this blog in 2016. It may not get a lot of traffic but that’s not the point of it. This is a place to share my love for home fragrance and connect with others that love it just as much. In 2017 I’m going to set a few goals for myself that’ll hopefully improve the content here: blog more/write more reviews, burn 100 candles, and possibly dabble with youtube videos. Enjoy what’s left of 2016 and have a happy new year!

How many candles did you burn this year & what are your melting goals for 2017? Share in the comments!

December 2016 Candle Empties

While November was a slower burning month, I certainly made up for it in December! I unfortunately was home sick for half of the month giving me much more time burn candles! (Priorities, right?) At this point I’m traveling for the remainder of the year and won’t be melting much of anything else. I tried to stay with a festive theme throughout December and ended up burning 12 candles and 12 wax melts!

December 2016 Candle Empties

Marshmallow Fireside (3-wick & 1-wick) – I always kick off December with this classic scent. It’s both sweet and smoky creating a cozy atmosphere perfect for this time of year. If I didn’t have so many other candles to go through I would probably just burn this all month long. The 3-wick performed great until the last third and the 1-wick’s barely threw at all.
Cozy Cabin (1-wick) – This is Kringle’s version of MF but the smoky note is more detectable than the sweet. It would’ve been enjoyable if I could even smell it burning. It had a throw of about 2 when I was standing over it. Yet another disappointment from that company.
Peppermint Marshmallow (3-wick) – I think this is my favorite peppermint scent to burn during this season. Have you ever had a thin peppermint cocoa crisp cookie? That’s the best way to describe this, it smells like a crisp you’ve just broken in half. The marshmallow note in the name is more of sweet cocoa rather than true marshmallow. Either way it’s a delicious fragrance with decent throw!
Red Velvet Cupcake (3-wick) – Another favorite fragrance to burn during the month, especially while baking Christmas cookies! It’s a rich chocolate fragrance that throws around a 8. While amazing it can become overpowering fairly quick.
Winter Mint & Spruce (3-wick) – This was a spur of the moment purchase during the 8.50 candle sale. If there wasn’t that woodsy spruce bottom note, it would’ve probably smelled like toothpaste. I burned this in the mornings and while cleaning. It threw around an 8 and had a gorgeous wax color. While I enjoyed it I probably wouldn’t repurchase.
Peppermint Cocoa (1-wick) – I was absolutley obsessed with this Kringle fragrance on cold – it smelled like an Andes thin mint chocolate. However, when burning the peppermint and cocoa notes didn’t mix well together. OF COURSE this was the one candle from the company that threw around a 5.
Winter Night (1-wick) – This is a throwback fragrance from at least 3 years ago that I needed to de-stash. It didn’t have a great throw (possibly because it’s old) and smells almost identical to Winter. There is the slightest hint of smokiness thrown in and possibly another woodsy note. I’m not really surprised this hasn’t made a comeback.
Hot Cocoa & Cream (3-wick) – The infamous new scent of the season! It smells exactly hot cocoa mix on cold but freshly baked brownies out of the oven when burning. It throws around an 8 and burned great. I really enjoy it and have already stocked up – this is really the only true chocolate candle I have in my collection!
Smoked Vanilla (3-wick) – This is really a unique fragrance! At first you might think it’s just a repackage of MF but there is definitely much more smokiness. The smokiness also has an underlying note of bacon which is not a bad thing. Any vanilla in this candle is at the bottom and very subtle. It’s an absolutely wonderful fragrance to burn on winter morning’s and throws around a 7.
Winter (3-wick) – Another BBW classic! This is the only true outdoorsy fragrance I burn throughout the season and always light it up closer to Christmas. It truly smells like going outside during a fresh snowfall – it even makes my nose feel a bit cold! It throws around a 9 and will forever be a repurchase.
Merry Mint (DNF 1-wick) – On cold, this was the perfect creamy mint chocolate scent. Too bad it had absolutely 0 throw the handful of times I burned it and then smelling it on cold just smelled like burnt wax. I did not finish this terrible candle and am donating it to goodwill. Crossing my fingers that the other pure radiance candles do better than this one!

December 2016 Wax Empties

Santa’s Cookie Crumble – One of my last fragrance from Crossroads and it wasn’t too bad. It smelled almost exactly like BBW Cinnamon Sugared Donut without the greasiness. It’s not exactly what I associate with holiday cookies but enjoyable nonetheless.
Campfire Marshmallow – Goose Creek’s version of MF with a hint of toastiness. Enjoyable and would potentially repurchase closer to the holiday season next year.
Cozy Cabin – This smelled exactly like the candle already described but I could actually smell this while it lasted. Kringle’s melts don’t tend to last longer than 6-8 hours and are only worth it on a good deal.
Peppermint Cocoa – Again, this smelled exactly like the candle and wasn’t enjoyable due to the astringent fragrance when warm. I melted the 2 that I had on hand to get rid of them.
Milk & Cookies – Now this was a nice surprise from Yankee! It’s very comparable to CSD but with much more creaminess. It really was delicious and I went through the 3 tarts I had in stock. If they ever release this in candle form again I’ll probably pick it up.
Candy Cane Lane – Another peppermint fragrance I adore on cold but wasn’t the biggest fan of while melting. This is just straight up peppermint and I think you really need to be in the mood for it. I still have a full large jar in my collection and have a feeling it will take a while to burn through in the coming years.
First Snow – This is Kringle’s version of Winter but with a hint more citrus and was quite nice. Not the strongest wax melt and I’ll probably just stick to the classic BBW scent going forward.
Eggnog – Scentsy nailed this fragrance, it smells EXACTLY like eggnog. However, it only smells like this for 2-3 hours and they just smells like candy before it doesn’t have any oils left at all. Even though this is the biggest let down burn-wise from Scentsy, it’s still wonderful while it lasts.
Rum Raisin Cookie – Another fragrance that Scentsy nailed. It truly smells like a freshly baked raisin cookie with an undertone of rum extract. It’s delicious and perfect for the holiday season! I highly recommend giving it a try when you’re placing your next order!

December 2016 Fragrance Empties

Cookies for Santa (soap) – This was a very sweet & sugary fragrance but didn’t smell like any cookies I’ve ever baked or had. It was nice but nothing to go crazy for.
Marshmallow Fireside (wallflower) – I was only able to get whiffs of this throughout the month which was disappointing since it’s an all-time favorite fragrance of mine. I’ll continue to try the scent in this form every year though.
Hot Cocoa & Cream (wallflower) – This had the same effect while warming and smelled like freshly baked brownies. It’s an odd fragrance to have as a wallflower but luckily it didn’t throw much after the first week.

I really enjoyed the sweet scents filling my home throughout December and I really can’t choose a favorite! I’ll be narrowing down my favorites of the entire year later this week in my 2016 recap, but in the meantime tell me what you burned through this month in the comments below!