This week I challenged myself to a mini challenge which I have decided to do periodically to bring myself out of my comfort zone and just have fun so that in the end it will open my nose/mind to bigger and better things.
This week I wanted to force myself to use a scent I hated and incorporate it into something I could possibly like or at least tolerate. The theme for this weeks blend will be a drink. The two scents that first come to mind for this project is sugar milk and patchouli. Though to really challenge myself I chose the patchouli. Ahh!! If you’ve followed me for any length of time you know how I feel about this scent.. I think it stems from Lush’s Lord of Misrule and I just haven’t liked it since.
I was inspired after I had read about a few cocktails that were created with patchouli syrup. I figured patchouli being zen and earthy might pop with some added fizz and fresh fruit. Below is what I came up with. I wanted to choose the ‘ingredients’ so that if the blend sounded interesting and you wanted to give it a try that you should be able to go out and get the needed pieces at your local stores home fragrance isle.
Sparkling Patchouli Melon Kiwi Quencher Wax Cocktail
Patchouli: Tuscany Candles (Kroger)
Sugared Melon Kiwi: Better Homes & Gardens (Wal-Mart) (had on hand)
Sparkling Herbs: Oak & Rye (Kroger)
To create your fancy wax cocktail, Add all ingredients to your cocktail shaker. Shake to chill and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a kiwi wheel and Ta-da! You have yourself a Sparkling Patchouli Melon Kiwi Quencher.
This blend totally works and I can handle the patchouli mixed with the sparkling herbs and fruits. Not too shappy. Crisp notes of freshly picked herbs and a splash of sparkling water adds the perfect touch to the edgy, sharp patchouli and juicy melon. Threw strong for 5 hours before I switched it out for a bakery melt. I have really been craving cake recently..
Note: Do Not Consume Wax.
I am also challenging a friend this week for this fun little challenge so the one under fire this week is Amanda @http://thriftypolished.blogspot.com and whoever else would like to take on the fun challenge!
Let’s see those wax cocktails. Remember to use a scent you dislike to keep it a challenge!
Until Next Melt,