Country Market- 719 Walnut Avenue Candle.

719 Walnut Avenue is a brand I have heard a lot about but it has always passed under my radar since they aren’t kept in the home fragrance section where the other candles are kept in Wal-Mart. I made a special point a few weeks ago to stop by the isle with all the laundry supplies where these candles were and skimmed through the scents which were severely limited to about 3 scents.
Though these are affordable candles I only bought one because of the mixed reviews I have heard on their preformance. Some state that they are worthy of dupes for B&BW while some say that they preform poorly and there is a reason why they are only $5.

Country Market-Freshly picked, juicy berry and watermelon from the local country market.”

Country Market on cold smells exactly like the Wild Berry Pop Tarts that are decorated with the purple icing and blue swirls. If this candle keeps this scent while burning I’m already a fan!

A full wax pool formed in about an hour.

Though I let the candle burn from 4 to 11 that night non-stop, I didn’t get any throw from it the entire time. So I tried again the next day and I may have let it burn too long the first burn because instead of smelling nothing at all I began sneezing because of a smokey smell the wicks were giving off. The candle did burn beautifully with strong wicks the whole time I was able to burn it so if the scent throw was there this would have got an A+ from me. Off to my candle crock this one goes to see if anything comes of it.
What are your thoughts and experiences with 719 Walnut Avenue? Let me know!

Until Next Burn,

Bam Bags In the House! 

I promise that I have more content than just Super Tarts in my agenda but ST has just been rocking it in my book. I couldn’t resist ordering again for this last preorder of Bam Bags so I have two more bags on the way. I went back and forth on whether or not to just hold off and add this to my haul of clams that should be in in Monday or giving them their own post. So here we are! I’ll admit, I like the clear zip bags a lot more compared to the red and black bakery bags that the bags used to come in. 

Mouse Ears Bam Bags 

Hot Dog,Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog this is delicious! Freshly squeezed tart lemonade that will make your lips pucker. Then sweet lollipops come in to help contain the acidic lemon juice flavor. Great melt to have going to freshen the air while cleaning or after cooking. 

Middle Earth Bam Bag

Middle Earth: Dirt, Rosemary Mint and Fresh Mint Leaf. 

Oh my, how have I been without this for so long?  No shame in admitting to inhaling the bag for several minutes upon opening the bag to the BEAUTIFUL blend. The fresh mint is so enchanting and draws me in like the Precious for another sniff. Kicking myself for not getting at least two bags. I’ll be on the look out for this in a perfume. 
My sample was in the scent Scrooged which of course I just have to like and will proably want a clamshell. *sighs* 
Have you tried any of these scents? Did you order anything from the Bam Bag opening? 

“You Could be Great You Know? Better Be… Huffle puff?!”

Though I am a true Gryfindor all the way, my second class choice would be Hufflepuff. A little background behind the Hufflepuffs:

Founder: Helga Hufflepuff 

Class Colors: Yellow & Black 

Animal: Bager

Ghost: Fat Frair. 

Hufflepuffs are known for their kindness, loyalty, dedication and hard work while all the while unafraid of toil.

Hufflepuff is a blend of sweet bananas,buttery pie crust and sweet cream. The sweet banana is more of a candied banana that reminds me more of the Runts candy we ate as a child. A handmade, buttery crust swirls in a mouth watering pastry topped with a delicious whipping cream. 

Polyjuice Potion Whipped Cream By Fortune Cookie Soap Co. 

“Fragranced with a magical blend of fresh oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, ripe melon, peaches and kiwi..sprinkled with a touch of sugar.”

FCS best selling product is their whipped cream body butters. Once I had tried their PJP previously in a bath bomb and loved the fragrance I was thrilled to see it come out in its own line including body care. 

The cream glides on with no fuss while after a little blending leaves the skin like silk. The smell lingers on the skin for about an hour before I notice it fade. A little goes a long way too so the little jars will last awhile. 

You can get these smaller 1 oz. Jars, 4 for 12.99, mix and match scents. I would also recommend their Unicorn Farts scent or if you like Butter Beer they have a remake of that now called Rum Butter.

Have you tried FCS? If you have what products? 

Until Next Melt,



The MeltdownBlog Turns One! 

As of yesterday, The MeltdownBlog is now a year old! It feels like just yesterday I decided to go on this adventure we call  blogging. Time sure does fly when your having fun! I hope you have enjoyed reading along as much as I have enjoyed  sharing it with you all and getting to know most of you other bloggers. I have grown over the year to love vendor wax either as much if not more than candles, branched out in trying new scents I never thought I would like such as shaving cream blends and bakery. (In the past I wouldn’t go near anything that was food fragranced.)

To celebrate I thought I would post a link to my very first blog and a throw back to a few of my first orders along the way.

Since I’ve been a little ST obsessed here recently, here is a throw back to my very first order from them. Lord of Mordor still stands as one of my favorites to this day! Sample in Treebeard.

My first vendor experience was with Front Porch Candle Co. Ease of ordering and free shipping really had me hooked at first. I  will still suggest if you are new to the wax world to start with a vendor such as Front Porch or Eagle Rock.

The 2nd wax vendor that I ordered from was Eagle Rock Candle Co and this was the first order I placed with them. My favorite being the 7-up Pound Cake and Monkey Farts while the Leather Jacket being a favorite of my husbands.

If you’ve followed me from the beginning, my used to be favorite melt from Front Porch was her Pink Peppermint Lavender  which is what I’m melting here in my profile picture. I’ve melted it so much that it would probably make me ill now but I use to rave about it. This warmer being my first warmer and that it was given to me by my mother means so much to me while all the while being so beautiful.

Warmed Review-3/21/17 Vintage Chic Scents, L3, Rainbow Melts, Super Tarts

Below are some of the melts I have melted over the past week.

 

Emma Frost

Scent Description: Sparkling Ginger, VBN (Vanilla Bean Noel) and Sugar Crystals.

Throw: Medium

Creamy vanilla effervescence splendor. Kicking myself for not getting more of this. If this is offered in a Bam Bag I will probably snag two since this clam shell has already almost bit the dust. Simple, If you like the crispness of ginger-ale and the creaminess of VBN then this melt is for you.

 

 

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Scent Description: Cotton Candy Frosting, Boo Berry, Vanilla Wafer.

Throw: Knock Out Strong (Had to turn off the warmer, suggest smaller piece than what I used)

This was a huge chunk to begin with so I assumed cutting it in half would be fine which was wrong and resulted in me turning off the warmer. I was hoping to LOVE this one with the Boo Berry and the Vanilla Wafer especially after adoring the wafer in the RG Cherry Wafer melt but something about it just didn’t sit well with me.

 

 

 

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Grandma’s Pearls

  Scent Description: Marshmallow Lavender Vanilla

Throw: Medium

Grandma’s Pearls was a melt I have held onto for awhile now. When it was first given to me I was going through a time where lavender and me just didn’t get along. I believe it was because I had melted it too much in the past and just needed a break. The other day after sniffing through a few melts is when I ran across this one and it smelled absolutely wonderful. Don’t you just love finding those little treasures you already own? I call it shopping at home!  Any-who, as you can see this has had plenty of time to be nice and cured and it threw with a medium throw cut into four pieces. So beautiful and light enough for use of a bedtime melt. A scent I’ll watch for in upcoming restocks.

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Lorelai 

Scent Description: Coffee, Midnight Ice Cream and Cinnamon Donuts.

Throw: Strong

Black roasted coffee beans swirled with a decadent, vanilla ice cream and sticky sweet cinnamon donuts.  What more can a girl ask for when a sweet tooth strikes? Stunned I tell you, just stunned (channeling Blanche for a moment) that this stuck to me the way it did. It is so pleasant. Not that bitter, in your face coffee note that you get on cold but once its melting transforms into the comforting coffee aroma you would get when walking down the coffee bean isle of the market and it just engulfs you in such a soothing scent. The cinnamon donuts adds the perfect bit of spice while the creaminess of the ice cream keep the coffee at bay leaving this to be a well rounded blend.

 

 

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Sweet Pink Holiday

Scent Description: Pink Sugar, Frosted Pink Cake & Vanilla Bean Noel.

Throw: Light

Say it with me everyone… YUM!! Again with the VBN? Yes because it is freaking amazing. Now years ago when the only form that I knew this scent in was B&BW, it was repulsively sweet and I wanted nothing to do with it. Now that I have explored it blended into vendor wax, totally game. Blend that noel in everything! The scent is pretty self explanatory but yet so perfect, light and airy. The scent description doesn’t mention marshmallows but I swear its got a bit of a bouncy marshmallow fragrance.  If only it could have threw a little stronger, it was a bit light for my liking.

 

Out of your melting week what have you enjoyed the most? Has anything stuck out to you? Let me know!

 

Until Next Melt,

 

 

Castles, Knights & Camelot Delight!

Vendor/Brand: Oak & Rye (Kroger)

Scent: Camelot 

Product: 6 Cube Clamshell

Price: $1.99

 
When I found this on the shelf while rummaging through the home fragrance in Kroger, I quickly became very intrigued. How does one put a scent to such a thing? What on earth would it smell like? First I had to stop myself and think what I expected it to smell like. 

When I think of Camelot I first think Knights and their big clunky suits of armour. My mind goes to this because of King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table. Castles are another big element because you cannot have Camelot without a castle. So with what we have to work with so far that would be: chain mail which would smell of brass and iron, sweat I assume because of the many layers of armour and not to mention pour hygiene *shudders*. Castles are moist, damp and cold with hay, dirt floors or stone. So if we mix that together we get a kind of metal, moist dirt, man sweat type scent… ick! (Unless you are into that type thing.. in that case, my apologies) 
Well the good news is that this wax smells nothing like that. 

I looked everywhere online for this scent description and was unable to find it. It is so frustrating but that is to be expected when buying scents in store. 

This scent reminds me of green grassy fields and honeysuckle type floral fragrance. What I believe to be honeysuckle being the key note in this wax makes it a perfect spring/summer fragrance. There’s a hint of a soil that adds to the realness of the grass. I’d suggest two cubes for a medium to large room for a even throw. 
If this sounds like your type of scent, see if you can find this melt in your local Kroger and tell me what you think! 

What would you think Camelot would smell like if you were mixing the scent? 
Until Next Melt, 

Another Super Tarts Haul- Gilmore Girls & More! 

Currently on season 2, Episode 6 of Gilmore Girls, my mind deemed it necessary to shop around in the Stars Hollow tart collection and see what stood out. Lorelai and Rory were a must but Jess just sounded too interesting of a scent to pass up. 

What I Ordered:

From Stars Hollow Collection:

Rory(Teal)Persimmon Iced cookies, Strawberry Poptarts

Though I don’t smell Poptarts on cold, the Persimmon is very strong  (but yet so nice!) On cold. 

Lorelai (Black & Blue)Coffee, Midnight Ice Cream, Cinnamon Donuts

I was nervous about the coffee note in this and though it is strong, it’s really rather scrumptious and decadent with the cinnamon donuts adding a dash of cinnamon to the mix.

Jess(Black) Rose Jam, Peppermint, Leather bound books

The leather bound books is what interested me the most and made me purchase. One of my favorite ST blends is Lord of Mordor which is also a leather blend so I had to give this one a go. While this one is very different it does remind me of the leather worn books that you could normally find being carried by the character Rory or the new to me character Jess.

From the OUAT Collection:

The order was no question when I had scrolled through and saw that Brandy and team had restocked Sea Witch, Fairy Dust and Maleficent from the Once Upon a Time collection because I have been waiting what seems like forever to get my hands on these. 
Sawitch(Grey)Seaside, Mandarin, Northern Lights (Lush dupe) and Mimosa

Wowza this scent is amazing. Very clean reminding me almost of a fresh tropical Gain type maybe? Though not to confuse this scent with laundry and scare the laundry scent haters away from this, it just has that kind of freshness about it. 

Maleficent(Dark Purple)– Dragons Blood (Earthy Citrus) Rosewood, Dark Amber, Clove and Rose Jam. 

Masculine, fierce scent with deep Clove and Rosewood as the dominate notes. A scent I believe represents Maleficent well. 

Fairy Dust(Glitter Yellow)Balsam, Raspberry Cake Batter.

Balsam is the key note with added creaminess of the cakebatter. So so good. Not to be confused with a Christmas scent because of the balsam. 


MISCELLANEOUS Collections:

Darth(Black) Tart WarsThe Omen (Ocean Breeze, VBN and Red Delicious Apple), blended with Rosemary Mint. 

Count me in on the Omen addiction. I now understand the hype because it is amazing! The Rosemary mint compliments this fragrance beautifully. 

Emma Frost(Grey)Sparkling Ginger ale, Vanilla Bean Noel and Sugar Crystals.

Strong, strong Ginger ale and it’s effervescence. Hoping the VBN will come out more when warmed. 

Huffle Puff(Yellow/Gold) Wizard Melts- Sweet Bananas, Buttery Pie Crust and Sweet Cream Blended Together To Make This Delicious Bananas Cream Pie.

Those who have been around awhile know I love my banana melts. Not to mention banana bakery! So this sounded amazing. This smells more like the Runts banana candies on cold so I’m hoping for more once warmed.

My sample was in Mouse Ears. 
All in all I was yet again pleased with my order! I am currently waiting on a clamshell order from her new line, Oz (How Flipping exciting!) and my Bam Bags from the last preorder. Have you made any Super Tarts purchases recently? Let me know your favorites!

Until Next Melt, 

Warmed Review- Jaba from Super Tarts

Vendor/Brand: Super Tarts

Product: Clamshell 

Scent: Jaba- Ice Cream Sandwhiches, Cookies & Cream, Sugar Syrup and Berry Confection. 

Price- $4.00

Warmer Used: Tea light 

Throw: Medium-Strong (one cube) 

Repurchase? Yes 

I came across this scent while scrolling through the Tart Wars collection one afternoon brainstorming an order. Reading the description the scent note that caught my attention and made me purchase was the ice cream sandwhiches. I’ve never had the chance to smell ice cream sandwiches in a fragrance and that particular day it sounded amazing. Though the thought that ran through my head a day after my order was, “Oh no.. what was I thinking?” Ice cream sandwiches have chocolate. Cookies & cream.. chocolate. I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate in home fragrance. I’ve found that I can tolerate it with a little mint but usually it’s a no go. Let’s hope it’s not gross like ole Jaba . 

I was pleasantly surprised pulling this from my package and smelling it for the first time. Though the clamshell literally has the words GROSS stamped into it I still really enjoyed this fragrance. It’s different but in a good way. Cookies and Cream and raw sugar are the first notes I’m able to pick up on but if you continue to inhale deeper the berry confection can be detected. Once warmed the fragrance changes and the berries which I believe to be blackberries (cherry maybe too?) burst and come alive mixing with the cocoa of the cookies & cream, creaminess of the vanilla ice cream blending together to create a light sugary bakery scent. I didn’t expect to like this fragrance and it’s probably an underrated melt but I’m glad I gave it a try. 

One cube threw strong for me in my spare room in a tea light warmer for 4 hours before I switched it out. 

Until next melt, 

Wax of the Past- February 2017 Empties 

NOTE: Scents with * beside them I would recommend and repurchase. 

Clamshells:

-Pumpkin Marshmallow Cream by ScentSationals *

-Sugared Lavender Twist  (x2) by Better Homes & Gardens * This scent was indulged in many, many times over the course of this month. Very relaxing to me and easily accessible. 

– My Precious Lord of the Melts collection by Super Tarts

-Just Breathe by Scentsy*

-Sweet Watermelon Buttercream by Better Homes & Gardens –NewThe only reason I wouldn’t repurchase is after about an hour of melting this scent gives off a cough syrup scent.

-Peaches and Cream by Better Homes & Gardens 

Baggies, Shapes & Samples:
-Ginger ale Potion Pack by Super Tarts*

-Die Hard Sample from Super Tarts* Must get more!

-Country Garden from Glitter Garden Farms

-Mystery Grubby from Front Porch Candle Co  (x2)

-Pink Sugar Grubby from Front Porch Candle Co *

-Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop from Vintage Chic Scents

-Pumpkin Cream Soda Sample from Candles From the Keeping Room*

– Orange Kool-aid by Rose Girls *

Scent Shots: 

-Dark Paradise by Blank Label * If you are a Rose Jam fanatic, you will love this blend

-Girls for Sale (Pink Sugar) by Sassy Girl Aroma * Such a decadent pink sugar blend

-Pumpkin Crunch Cake by Wild Vine Soapery *
This month was a good melting month on not having any duds. Everything preformed and smelled pretty good for the most part. 

This months favorite: Sugared Lavender Twist from BHG & Briarcliff from Super Tarts. 

Found myself craving/grabbing for: Fall scents and anything relaxing/stress relieving. 

What have you enjoyed the most the month of February? A certain fragrance? Scent category? Vendor? Let me know! 
Until Next Melt! 

It’s Been Too Long-Super Tarts

“It’s been awhile, since I last saw you!” It has been way too long since I have placed an order with Super Tarts. Smelling everything in this order just lures me back in and makes me want to run back to the site and order 10 more of each scent. Does ST contain a drug that makes you delirious and crave more wax? :p

After several attempts of filling my cart and trying to make it just perfect I trimmed my order down from several clams and finally came down to 9 clams with around six dollars and change in shipping. Though the lowest shipping comes in a padding rate envelope labeled AT RISK, everything was very well wrapped in bubble wrap and all my clams were in tact. Very pleased!

Here is what I Ordered:

From the Alice in Wonderland Collection:

It’s Always Tea Time (Green): ‘Earl Grey Tea, Tea Cakes,Peppermint Swizzle Sticks, and Whipped Cream.’

A strong buttery tea and cakes scent with just a dash of peppermint.

Off With Her Head (Red)– ‘Painted Rose’s, Mixed Berries, Marshmallow Fluff and Orange Zests. ‘

A play on a rose jam scent. Much sweeter and tart from the berries that awakens the senses. 

Curiosity Often Leads to Trouble (Pink): ‘Lemon Eclair, Sweet Amber and White Nectarine.’ 

Lucious… dreamy. Ugh! What is this wonderful blend?! This smells so familiar. Whoever else may have bought this blend, what does this smell remind you of? (Maybe a certain shampoo? Candy?) The Nectarine is soo fresh their should be juice coming out of this wax!

Wonderland (Orange): ‘Apple Mango Tango, Sweet Lollipops and French Vanilla Meringue ‘

Very sweet but I’m almost getting a lemon cleaner scent to it on cold? I’ll have to melt it and give it a shot. 

From the Lord Of the Melts Collection:

Lord of Mordor(x2)(Grey): ‘Orange Sorbet, Leather and Black Pepper ‘

Picture yourself sitting in a brand new vehicle with newly buffed leather seats eating orange sorbet from TCBY. Boom. Doesn’t everyone love that new car smell?

Isildurs Heir(Blue): ‘Frankincense, Myrrh, Green Tweed and Camu Camu. ‘

I bought this fragrance because of the frankincense but all of the scents are so well blended.It smells to me of a clean man out of the shower on cold. As you breathe in a little deeper I can pick out the earthy frankincense so it may come out stronger when melted.  

MISCELLANEOUS:

Tart Wars Jaba– ‘Ice Cream Sandwiches, Cookies & Creams, sugar syrup and berry confection. ‘

Another fragrance I bought because a scent stuck out to me. This one was the ice cream sandwiches and cookies & cream. It turned out a bit different then I had hoped but it may still have promise when warmed. On cold it smells of crushes oreo cookies and ice cream. 

Briarcliff: ‘Mac Apple, Shaving cream & Sea Salt. ‘

Shaving cream mac apple delight! Soo good. 

SAMPLES:

Die Hard: Pine Needles & Sugar Cookies

Splinter: Biolage, key lime and Brazilian jack fruit. 

I also had to place an order since ST opened up for Bam Bars today! 

I ordered a bag of Middle Earth and Mouse Ears.

Have you placed any orders recently? What are some of your favorite scents?