“Oh, Ffffudge..” Chloe N Me Candle Haul 

The Christmas Story is a classic. It is a tradition in my family to have it on in the background as we go through our Christmas morning festivities. It’s special and will always have a place in my heart. So how could I resist a themed box dedicated to the movie? I knew the shapes and packaging would be adorable and guys.. I was so right. Let’s dive in so I can share with you the holiday goodness.

  Side note: This vendor creates their boxes in a way that allows you to choose a base scent as a blender scent in all of the melts.  My fragrance of choice this go around was Candy Cane! 

“Oh FFFudge”Candy Cane

Stay still my heart. It’s in the shape of his red soap bar! Ugh how adorable. A simple, straight candy cane yet of course with my minty loving nose it is amazing! Sweet candy pulled with fresh mint than formed into a swirled cane. 

 Pink Nightmare- Cashmere Candy Cane 

I don’t know if this bunny was made to look creepy on purpose to go along with the title and with Ralphie’s nightmare but if they did, they hit the nail on the head. *shudders* A soft musk and rich vanilla mingle with the minty candy cane. 

Bonafide Golly Turkeycanis Freak- Twisted Candy Cane. 

Without the B&BW version here to compare it, I have to go off memory on the comparison of these two. I’d have to say this is pretty close to how I remember it smelling. The fresh balsm is very crisp and mingled perfectly with the candy cane while the vanilla helps to sweeten and add depth. Beautiful and simple. 


You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid- Candy Cane Tree 

Oh yeah, bring on the Christmas tree scents! This is good but I’m not as sold on it as I am for my strong pine melts this time of year because this reminds of a pinesol cleaner type fragrance than a true pine tree. 

Triple Dog Dare YouStraw Zucchini Candy Cane 

Alright. This is a daring blend for sure especially with zucchini. I’m pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Not a favorite but definitely not as bad as I had braced myself for. Rave review right? Sorry, let me try that again for you zucchini fans. Equally blended with fresh, juicy strawberry and a buttery rich zucchini bread with the slightest kiss of mint. 

“Fragile, It’s Italian”- Candy Cane Marshmallow 

Peppermint gooey sweet marshmallows. Yum!

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If you are a fan of Ralphie and his adventures and quotable lines, this was the sampler to grab! 
Until Next Melt, 

Rose Girls Fall Sampler Box

My very first Rose Girls “Mystery Box” or their big Kahoona box as they have referred to it. The box had a description of including chunks, pie slices, Halloween shapes and a scoopable. I was hesitant at first with the hefty $50 price tag (including shipping) but I finally just shut my eyes tight and pressed the order button. I figured it could be an early birthday present for me and a treat for not having ordered in awhile. Let us dive in and see what we got! 


Chunks


Dunk My Donut Peeps Cake:

Creamy, dreamy icing glaze smothers the tops of cake batter donuts, spiced with cinnamon and sugar. Just one of my many favorites from this sampler. 

Vanilla Sandalwood and Campfire Marshmallows:

Rich, white wood and gooey toasted marshmallow. This is such a WONDERFUL blend! If you have the chance to grab this or make it with mini melters, do not hesitate. Light As A Feather Stiff As A Board shares the same dominate sandalwood fragrance so if you don’t care for it in it, you probably won’t like this blend. Another favorite. 

Apple Fritter Fritter Noel:

Macintosh apple dominate and added touch of fried bakery dough. Hints of sweet, creaminess comes through with a second sniff which I recognize as the Nilla Noel. I’m excited to give this one a melt. 


Almond Biscotti and Sugar Cookie Dough:

Most if not all almond scents I’ve experienced have an added cherry note accompanying the almond and this melt is no different. It’s cherry isn’t medicinal as some cherry fragrances tend to come off to the nose. Instead it’s a sweet, cherry syrup that is so tart it burns the back of my throat as I breathe in. There is a light bakery that floats in the distance but the cherry is the most dominate on cold. 

Peppermint, Shaving Cream, Gilligan’ s Brew and Vanilla Pine:

100 times yes! I’ll need a bucket of this pronto. Wispy pine needles and fresh vanilla bean first hit the senses before being chased by minty peppermint and manly man shaving cream. The slightest drip of coconut water is present which may come out once melted and change my mind on this blend but we will see! 

Cherry Cobbler Waffle Cone:

Speaking of cherry… This is straight cherry cough syrup to my nose. (Not to say if you got this you wouldn’t like it! ) This even made me salivate the way I would after taking Benadryl as my mouth is trying to get rid of such a strong, overwhelming medicinal flavor. I’m going to let this one sit awhile longer and see how it goes


Apricot and Peach Party Punch:

Bright, golden apricots and fleshy pink peaches picked fresh for the ‘party punch’. Squeezed and seasoned with sugar and carbonated water before being poured into the punch bowl and being served at the ghostly gathering. 
Shapes-


Pumpkins In Sweet Bakery Dough (Pumpkin):

This smells of a pumpkin cheesecake or possibly a light pumpkin souflee. It’s very creamy and fluffy but has a fresh pumpkin puree whipped within. 

Cinnamon Bun (Ghost): 

Spicy ground cinnamon sticks and cream cheese frosting glazing the top of pastry dough rolled into buns and toasted to perfection. 

Cream Cheese Frosting, Macintosh and Caramel Apple Cider (Bat):

Similar caramel found in cider lane, the caramel apple cider really stands out and shines with it’s beautiful apple juiciness and sweet gooey caramel. 


Pies & Muffins-


Huckleberry Sangria (Muffin):

Sweet huckleberry beverage that smells of a deepened blueberry and cheery mix.

Pumpkin Donut Nilla Wafers (Pie Slice):

A dash of cinnamon sprinkled over pumpkin pastry dough and crushed wafer cookies. 

Blueberry Cobbler, Sugar Cookie Dough and Rice Krispie Treats (Pie Slice) 

Let’s just be honest, the blueberry bakery  essence is so knockout strong but it is also so wonderful. It actually smells of either blueberry pancakes minus the syrup or blueberry muffins which I’m not mad at. 


Scoopable:

Goblin Revenge: Gingerbread Latte, Marshmallow Smoothie, Macadamia Nut. 

A nutty sugared cinnamon coffee and creamer with a spoonful of a marshmallow fluff on top. 

Overall I am very happy with this box and I am glad I went ahead in ordering it. After a bit of curing I will be diving into my goodies! 
Did you take part in ordering this box? What was in yours? 

Until Next Melt,  

Experiment 626

 


“This is your badness level. It’s unusually high for someone your size. We have to fix that.” Lilo

 
If you have seen Disney’s Lilo and Stitch than you know of the furry creature we are going to be blending up today.  The first few thoughts that come to mind when I am thinking of Stitch and what to incorporate with him is shaved ice, beach and tropical fruits.

The shaved ice plays a role for the scene when Stitch is standing by the postcard rack in sunglasses on his and Lilo’s day out when Lilo brings him a snow cone and proceeds to show his badness by throwing it on the dogs head. This will be represented by Wild Vine Soapery’s Rainbow Sherbet.

The beach and tropical fruits are self explanatory with the scenery and atmosphere that is Hawaii. To give our melt the beach vibe I am adding a small piece of Coppertone Type (This stuff smells like the real deal) and Bora Bora Type both from Sassy Girl Aroma. To sweeten and create a tropical effect alongside Bora Bora’s tart fruits and pineapple dominate vibes, I’ve added Coconut Marshmallow Noel from Sniff My Tarts. 
Last but not least is Tiffany Candles, Blueberry to give our melt that dark blueish hue while adding more to our shared ice/rainbow sherbet.

All melted together it created this beach vibe wax pool that was too perfect to not share with you. Tropical fruit dominate mostly composed of strong pineapple and luscious mangos. As tart as it comes off to the nose at first I assume that it is a combination of the blueberry and mixed fruits. All in all I really enjoyed this blend and would happily mix it up and melt it again. 

Sniff My Tarts Mystery Box

My luck with mystery boxes hasn’t been too bad as of late and because I didn’t make a custom order with Sniff My Tarts I decided to go for one of their boxes. That way I’ll still get the chance to try custom blends and maybe find some favorites that I wouldn’t have come up with myself that I can try the next opening. The boxes ran for $36.50 shipped with a 2 week turn around time. I ordered on the 18th of June and received it July 10th. 
Let us dive right in, 

Everything arrived in a PFRE and in this adorable I love unicorns bag. Diving further in, everything was divided into four lots that ranged from 3-4 pieces in each bubble wrap bag. 

Baby Powder/Vanilla Lace 

Vanilla Lace is becoming popular fast. It may become the next salty sea air or shaving cream with vendors wanting to mix it with everything. The vanilla lace is a nice touch but the talculm powder is a little astringent to the nose almost giving me the feeling to sneeze. Maybe I can use this as a blender scent.
 
Angel Food Cake/Bubble Gum/Candy Crush

I grinned ear to ear when I saw this because angel food cake was a scent of SMT that I had wanted to try. Although this one is mostly bubble gum dominate on cold I’m still able to detect a fluffy, egg cake batter with a light vanilla in the distance that I’m hoping will come out when warmed.
 
Pink Sugar/Sticky Bread 

Shockingly enough I enjoy this on cold so far. Usually I’m not the biggest bread fan with its yeast undertones but this is different. The pink sugar compliments a cinnabon type without the sharp cinnamon leaving you with a gooey, sticky bun and glazed sugar. 

Vanilla Waffle Cone/Lemon Sugar Type/Blueberry Noel

Another note I was happy to see and try was the blueberry noel. Vanilla waffle cone is another scent I adore yet this blend.. I’m just not sure yet. I’m wondering if it’s just because it is SO tart on account of the lemon sugar and BN. Ill let this one sit and cure awhile before I make my final decision.
 
Ginger Ale Type/Huckle Berry/Mango
Something is really off about this..yak! From the description everything looks like it would be a scent I would prefer but it must be the huckle berry or the Mix of everything? It smells of burnt rubber or plastic and makes my stomach turn. I’ll let this sit and see if that plastic smell goes away.

Sugar Cookie Crunch/Apricot Vanilla/ Star Fruit & Mango 

Apricot and mango dominate, this is a very fruity blend. I like how the sweetness has a chance to comes out more because of the tartness being suppressed by the vanilla and sugar cookie. A very nice blend.
 

Marshmallow Fluff/Serendipity/Fruit Loops Type

There’s that odd smell again.. almost like burnt rubber or a funky plastic! In this one it’s more subtle and fades into a fruit loop scent. If you aren’t careful that smell transfers to the pallet and you can almost taste it. 

Note: I had a chance to melt a piece of this one and no plastic/burnt rubber was detected! A nice fruit loop sugar blend

Sweet Lavender/Apricot Vanilla

I’ve seen lavender blended with fruits but I usually don’t reach for it. What has taken me so long to jump into this trend? This is great! Apricot soaked in ceamy vanilla topped with sweet lavender buds. 

Glazed Doughnuts/Strawberry Glaze/Vanilla Marshmallow Smoothie 

Though the strawberry glaze may remind me off a strawberry lip gloss I used to wear as a child the VMS adds this creaminess that makes it almost edible as you lick your lips clean of the glaze residue of a the doughnut.

Cranberry Sauce/Georgia Peach

Tart cranberries and juicy red apples spiced with freshly ground cinnamon and undertones of peach juice. 

Sugar Corn Pudding

Almost giving off a fallish bakery vibe I think I’ll put this one back as a blender for fall. Cinnamon sugar dominate with a toasted top cakey edge. 

Pink Sugar/Gain Laundry/BlackBerry

Wha-hoo! This is soo good. Jay,  I think this would be a winner for you too. The perfect balance of Gain and sweet pink sugar with the added benefits and sweetness of the BlackBerry. I’ll have to remember this blend
And the best for last..

Peppermint Swizzle Sticks/Marshmallow Noel/Candy

Guys! I have no idea how I got this lucky that this particular scent in this quantity made it in my box but I am beyond thrilled!! I love SMT Marshmallow Noel and her peppermint. I had considered placing an order just to get some peppermint blends especially Pink Peppermint Noel. I’m so stoked. Ugh, it smells so beautiful. Not medicinal but more of a candy cane cooling to the nose, peppermint.

All in all I am very happy with my mystery box. Did you order a box or a custom order?
 Let me know! 
Until Next Melt, 

Thank You For Being A Friend

The girls ate over 100 cheesecakes during the shows 7 year run but in reality Rue hated cheesecake. 

As much love that I hold for the Girls, I still can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get the full collection. Time and time again I go to the Girls for comfort or just to unwind after a long day. I will always treasure anything GG themed that keeps their memory alive. 

Rose– Sweet Loops, Elderberry & Blue Cotton Candy

Before this melt I wasn’t sure what elderberry smelled like. Now I know and it is kicking tail in this blend! Berrylicious with swirls of airy cotton candy. Childlike and playful with the added candy fragrance which represents Rose’s innocence perfectly yet still somehow keeping it classy and fresh. 

Rose Fun Fact:

  • Betty and Rue would leave each other puzzles and riddles on the bulliten board that hung in the kitchen for each other to solve. Both women were very competitive. 
  • Nothing Betty says in her St. Olaf language/gibberish is real. That’s exactly what it is, gibberish. Though she has a way of selling it and making us believe it is a true language. 

Besides Sophia, Rose is probably my favorite character on GG. 

Blanche– Downey, a nice musky odor with hints of fresh green ozone and patchouli, and sweet lollipops

A patchouli blend? Wha? Yes I know. But I had to have the full set. It wouldn’t have been the same with just three of the girls. Though on cold it’s actually nice. I don’t get much patchouli. It’s a nice laundered, crisp sweet melt. I can’t wait to give this one a go. Laundry was a nice touch for our lovely B.E.D. 

Blanche Fun Facts:

  • Rue was found asleep in many different places on set. 
  •  Rue had a clause written into her contract that she be allowed to keep all of Blanche’s custom-made clothing.  It was enough clothing to fill 13 closets. 

    Dorothy– Cactus & Sea Salt, Camu Camu & Guava

    So fresh. Usually I’m not much of a cactus and sea salt fan though the ripe, juicy Guava stands strong alongside the camu camu giving this melt a fruity sea breeze type mixed with almost a shampoo type. I could see this being a fragrance ole Dorothy herself could be caught wearing. 

    Dorothy Fun Fact:

    • Bea’s ears arent pierced so all of the earrings she wore on set were clip-ons that would leave her ears numb by the end of taping. 
    • Bea didn’t get along with her other co-workers. After the show ended she didn’t stay in touch.

      Ma– Honeydew Melon, Chamomile & Strawberry Slices

      More subtle than the other girls melts which doesn’t fit Sophia’s firecracker personality. Though I do love this one. The honeydew is so watery and crisp and the strawberry slices smell exactly like you would expect with its black seeds and all! I always say that if you can ‘smell the seeds in a strawberry melt, you know it’s a good, true strawberry. 

      Sophia Fun Fact:

      • It took forty-five minutes in make-up for Estelle Getty to get into character of Sophia
      • Estelle Getty suffered from intense stage fright that would often lead her to freeze on camera. 

        All in all I am impressed with this collection and think the clams are, “Just lovely” With the simple palm tree to their vibrant colors. 
        Are you a big Golden Girls Fan? Who is your favorite Gal? Let me know! 

        Another Bam Bag Haul

        Bam bags usually have a TAT of 4-6 weeks. As for these bam bags they took the full 6 week TAT because of the volume in orders. They shipped the same day that another bag opening was announced this past weekend. I had all intentions of sitting it out until I saw Tin Man made the list. It was a MUST have so I kept to only ordering one bag.

        Lemongrab: Tart Lemondrops, Sugar Crystals and Cotton Candy. 

        The same delicious lemon oil used in Mouse Ears without the fizz and added cotton candy for sweetness. A really fresh, clean yet sweet scent. 

        This blends swimmingly with Sleepy Beauty aiding in toning down more of that powdery lavender.  

        Sleepy Beauty- Lavender Cream, Rose Jam and Birthday Cake

        A very beautiful nightime or relaxing afternoon melt. A different way of experiencing Brandi’s lavender cream and her rose jam as usually I am not a huge fan of RJ. This almost comes off powdery to the nose at first. A kind of baby powder type scent that soon mellows out to the sweet lavender and creamy cake. 
        Did you order anything from this past opening? Have any pending orders? 

        Until Next Melt, 

        Sometimes You Have To Make Your Own Fireworks – Sparkler Party From The Bathing Garden

        ​Happy 4th of July!! 
        Where I live the shooting of fireworks are banned in town. If fireworks are a special part of your celebration than you have to drive to a location that is offering a firework show or go out of town to shoot them. 

        Once I saw that the Bathing Garden was offering a “firework’ themed scent of the month I pounced. Not really reading the scent description before adding it to my cart along with my other Alice goodies. I figured it would smell like the Rocket Pops popsicles I loved as a child so I couldn’t resist.  

        Sparkler Party-Smells of blueberry buttercream, watermelon popsicle, and cake batter pops.

        Clamshell 

        To my nose: Rich blueberries and heavy cream soaked in watermelon juice mixed into a vanilla batter and poured into popsicle molds to freeze. 

        Popsicle Pop Tart 2.5 oz of wax. 

        How cute is this?! It looks exactly like a popsicle. How will I ever melt this? I’ll tell you it will probably be awhile before I have the heart to break into it. My favorite piece of this order by far. 

        This little guy I finally got the courage to melt and review for you guys. Blueberry heavy with the slightest watery basenote of sweet watermelon though not really picking up much of a vanilla. Though it may not smell exactly like Rocket Pops, I am still really glad to have several pieces of this for backup melting. 
        We’re you able to snag some of this for yourself? What were your thoughts? 

        Have a Happy and safe 4th of July!! 

        If You Could Be 16 Again, Would You?

         


        Vendor/Brand: Vintage Road Candles

        Scent: Sweet 16

        Product: 1.9-2.2 oz Wax Chunk

        Online Scent Description: Strawberry/Bubble Gum base, Pink Sugar/Cotton Candy & Lavender middle chunks, Sugar Cookie/Birthday Cake top

         Throw: Light 

         On cold this is a very sweet melt as to be expected. First sniff I pick up on the sugary powder that dust the tops of the original pink bubble gum and gum tape. Though it is so sickenly sweet and pink it is giving off almost a Pepto Bismol type scent in the bag. After chopping this chunk into 4 pieces and placing 1/4 in my warmer I just let it go and continued around the house doing chores. Coming back to the warmer about 30 minutes later I was unable to detect much of anything. I then decide to throw in another half and after about 10-15 minutes the slightest bit of scent came through as more of a light, cotton candy strawberry. 

         

        Ah, the big 16! The year your bratty teen self thinks you’re now a grown-up and can conquer the world. Also it’s the year your birthday isn’t just a normal birthday. It’s a birthday most hold sacred and go all out for. 

        For my 16th:

        (Luckily) I was brought up in a very creative/crafty household so we were able to make almost everything needed for the Halloween “Ball” for my party. The rest of the spooky material we had on hand from my grandmother’s old mansion that was built back in the early 1900’s that we used for space and décor. We went all out on homemade invitations that included spider web and confetti on the inside to spooky treats to serve such as meringue bones and witch fingers. We created a dot room outside that had people hiding against the walls disguised in matching dot outfits so that it would appear that they just popped out of nowhere to scare you as you walked through. 

        We danced the night away in all our different Halloween outfits. Even had intervals where we were chased around the dance floor by Jason and his chainsaw. Scared me half to death! I have never seen a dance floor scatter so fast in my life. My husband, just a friend at the time, arrived with a few friends and used a costume that wasn’t being used which the choice made my heart flutter. FREAKING PHANTOM OF THE OPERA HALF MASK AND CAPE! Ladies, I know you have to be with me on this one. Your heart would be throbbing too right?? Right? He asked me to dance and it was just me and him. Me in this beautiful dress and the man I wanted to be with looking as handsome as ever dancing the night away.

        So my Sweet 16 brings back good memories. 
        What about you? Do you have any good memories of being 16? Did you have a party? 
        Until Next Melt, 

        Zeep Bath Mystery Box Un-Boxing

        Zeep Bath’s wax has been on my radar for quite awhile now with all its hype and attention it has been receiving over the past several months. After missing out on the wax only restock and many previous failed attempts to purchase wax before, I was even more determined to get my hands on at least a mystery box to try a few of this vendors scents.

        Than it happened. A day after the sale, Ashley had posted 11 more mystery boxes that she made and luckily I was able to snag one! 10 oz for $11 plus $4.50 shipping. Very reasonable with great shipping prices!

         

         

        Ferris Wheel: Kettle Corn and Salt Water Taffy 6.5 oz

        First melt I was able to smell upon opening the box. Popcorn/kettle corn is not my favorite thing in wax form. So I was a little hesitant when finding this in my box and in such a large quantity. First sniff it’s not as bad as I had feared though the popcorn is of course the most dominate. I’m hopeful that I will be able to melt this as the salt water taffy helps to mellow out the kettle corn making this into a scent that will be perfect as a transitioning melt into fall. As for now I mostly get popcorn on cold. I’ll give you guys an update as I melt!

         

        Run Jungle: Tropical Fruits, Coconut, Rum and Toes in Your Sand.

        Whew wee! Tropical! Grab your coconut bra and grass skirt we are going to a luau! Hand squeezed pineapple juice and coconut water blend together with a boozy undertone to create this mouth watering summer drink fragrance. Boy does this make me thirsty.

         

         

        Beach Towels: Fresh Towels, Coconut & Lemongrass. 3.7-4.2 oz

        Strong on the lemongrass and full of citrus and vibrant to awaken the senses yet kept at bay by the fluffy cotton towels to pull this back into a calming, relaxing aroma. So good!! I can’t wait to melt this one on account of its freshness and how it makes me just want to roll around in it and smell like beachy clean clothes.

         

        The picture doesn’t show just how big this chunk really is. I’ve done a side by side comparison here with a Rose Girls chunk so that you can see the difference. Though I still do not think you are getting the full effect of how big this chunk really is.

         

         

        Overall Mr. Meltdown & myself,  (As he as also stamped his approval on this box and loved every scent so far!) are very impressed with my first order/mystery box from Zeep and would love to snag one or two in the next restock! After some cure time I will be back with some melted reviews. If there are any you would like me to go into further detail please let me know!

         

        Did you order anything this past restock? What are some of your favorite Zeep blends?

         

        Until Next Restock,

         

        The Meltdown Challenge: Main Course

        Here on The Meltdown, we’ve now had a challenge that incorporated scents into blends such as a  dessert and drink so now the only thing missing to finish this meal off is the main course. The challenge for myself this week is to make a dinner/food blend leaning more towards the savory side than the sweet if all possible.

         

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        The Menu For Today:

        Elephants Deli Tomato Orange Soup (It is a thing look it up!)  
        Side of Cornbread Muffins

         

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        Ingredients:

        •  Pizza Time by Super TartsBasil, Raspberry & Tomato Leaf.
        • Sweet Orange & Chili Pepper by Dessa’s Home Spun Scents-Sweet & spicy fusion of juicy oranges and fiery chili pepper.
        • Down Home Muffins by Wilma’s Handmade– Good ol’ southern buttery sweet corn bread muffins! This is not your average corn bread scent.

         

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        Combined together this isn’t terrible though I wouldn’t call it my favorite either. Taking three fragrances that aren’t my cup of tea to begin with, mixing them all together and expecting them to magically be amazing is a shot in the dark. This blend comes together as more of a soup with the watery notes of the fresh orange and the spices of chili pepper from Dessa’s while the base or meat and potatoes if you will (not technically), of the soup coming from the tomato leaf. Who would have thought to mix orange and tomatoes together for a soup and having it actually work!? Warming by the licks of the tea lights candle wick, the ‘soup’ simmers and boils bringing a dinner time feel to my home.

        I feel that having a form of bread when eating soup is a must whether it be crackers, bread or cornbread.(NOTE: Peanut butter sandwiches are the best with/dipped in vegetable soup!) Having Wilma’s Down Home Muffins on hand helped in deciding our side.  Cornbread it is! The cornbread added a bakery, cornmeal type aroma to aid in thickening our soup while distributing its buttery goodness throughout the tomato juice.

         

         

        In the end this was an interesting blend to play around with. Not one that I would melt again for the heck of it but if you enjoy a good savory scent give this one a try!

         

        Until Next Melt,