I had a plan, a wax purchasing plan whereby, I was only going to order from one larger and one smaller vendor each month. Fulfilling my desire for irresistible restocks while not going overboard, and allowing me to save extra spending money for my New York City trip in June without feeling deprived.
It started off swimmingly with my spring The Bathing Garden order promptly on March 1st and my fave smaller vendor House of Phoebe restocking mid-month. Then this happened. I was lounging one morning wondering what to do with my Saturdays now that speech season is over, when I caught wind of a Sassy Girl Aroma restock through fellow IG accounts. SGA is a vendor I’ve wanted to order from and whose wax I’d been gifted, but the scent list is of the overwhelming variety and I hadn’t looked up any blends. Telling myself there’s no harm in ‘just perusing’, I remembered reading of her shaving cream scents and used the shop search function to find one. A few choices were sold out just five minutes after the restocking, but when I found a loaf in Blue Sugar Shaving Cream, my wax plan was a distant memory.
Second only to shaving cream is my love of Pink Sugar types. I purchased 2 bakery chunk bags between 9-9.5 oz. based on weight, costing $9.95 each.
Pink Sugar/Serene Waters/Rainforest Sugarcane
Fragrance: I can say without shame that I’ve deeply sniffed the contents of this bag for over 5 full minutes. One of the most satisfying and interesting fragrances that’s come across my nose. I believe PS/RFS is a popular SGA blend, but I’m not sure if it originated with this shop or elsewhere.
The initial note bursting forth in all it’s spring glory is the wild mint of the Serene Waters, the last note my palate registers is the fresh lime. Everything in between? Lush, dripping rain-soaked vegetation. Exotic blooms, green palm leaves swaying in a warm breeze, dewy water lilies floating in sun-dappled pools; suggesting a dreamy aquatic botanical garden.
This refreshing initial fragrance dissolves into the cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam sweetness of its Pink Sugar base. The playful pink sugar lingers and envelops the room.
I’m remarkably taken with this distinctive green sea scent that isn’t grassy, but juicy and succulent.
Performance: medium strength for 4 hours before fading to light. SGA fans recommend curing the wax for a while before enjoying, which I will do, but couldn’t wait to try one of each blend first.
Pink Sugar/Lavender Mist
Fragrance: Lavender Mist description- calming and clean, smooth with a touch of morning dew and sweet apple blossom, slightly herbal European floral.
I wouldn’t describe this lavender as very herbal in nature. I found it sweet and silky soft. The misty element really makes this a special house blend, soothing and romantic. When swirled with fluffy pink sugar, it’s bound to transmit me into sweet dreams.
Performance: light-medium but with a two room radius, a perfectly performing background fragrance.
Blue Sugar Shaving Cream One large 16-17 oz. loaf was $18.75
My shaving cream adoration is probably well known by now, but I love it best when mixed with other fresh aromas.
Fragrance: combined with Blue Sugar, it may be a perfect match for the tangy, almost mouthwatering zestiness of the crisp bergamot and clean amber talcum of this barbershop blend.
The warmth and resinous woods of the spicy Blue Sugar enhance the already rich manly shaving cream, elevating it to a doubly divine scent. I may have to get my husband some of this Blue Sugar cologne, it’s a sexy beast.
Performance: medium-strong throw.
Just look at those wax chunks, no skimping whatsoever.*
I will note the texture seemed crumblier than others I’ve tried. That and the amount of chunkage made it a tricky wax cutting job. Numerous chunks got in the way of even slicing, causing the overpour to break apart when cutting through. I probably should have microwaved it for a few seconds, but I’ll have to consider this before purchasing another chunk-filled loaf. For now, I just threw the broken bits back into the sealed bag, it would be a crime to waste a single crumb.
No regrets for this detour from the plan. Finding three amazing affordably priced new blends was well worth it. I hope that SGA’s growing popularity doesn’t result in continual stress-filled competitive restocks. It would be nice to have an accessible vendor with this level of quality.