It’s time to put the Fall Fun Series to bed with a countdown of favorite products and moments of the season, and a sleepy sort of season it was. After the leaves settled I can say, I celebrated in every Autumnal moment save two (Seasonal movies/songs/reads and Fall craft or recipe) but I did combine those prompts into later posts. Enjoy the rundown and remember to check out what the other FFS participants are up to at the close of the season.
Top 10 scents of the series:
Wallflower scent plug-in: Sweet Honey Bee and Yankee Candle plug-in Haunted Hollow: I rarely mention fragrance plug-ins because they always seem to fade quickly and are rarely noteworthy. These are exceptions, the Bath and Body Works Honey scent was powerful and satisfying with four-week longevity, what a rarity. Yankee’s new Haunted Hollow didn’t make many waves but the plug-in smelled EXACTLY like Palo Santo smoke. I know because I’ve been lighting and loving the holy wood and initially thought it lingered for days until I located the source to my outlet plug-in, now I have to track this scent down so I can enjoy the subtle Palo Santo in other forms.
Peanut Butter Cookie: Small Flame Candle Co. I am recommending a cookie scent, how bout that? It’s crisp, crunchy, nutty and buttery. Check out this veteran-owned and supporting small company if you haven’t yet.
Anarchy’s Child: Willow Wax Craft. The scents and style really spoke to me. Though I loved most of my Willow Wax Craft Haul, Anarchy’s Child became the one I looked forward to melting often and thought so unique; a blend of nougat-y candy stuffed into a pillowcase, smashed pumpkins and fall leaves. Samantha is an innovative maker to watch and just released a Winter collection.
White Magic: The Bathing Garden. The favorite from one of my more popular hauls of the year and the only scent of the Halloween Mystery Sampler that I ordered in a clamshell: shaved cinnamon, orange tea, hints of spicy patchouli. The epitome of sweet, sexy and strong spice.
Thessalhydra: Bonjour Wax Co. Mandi from Bonjour Wax always delivers pop culture blends a little differently. This one stunned me with it’s complexity. A mash of dark amber, exotic guaicwood, cedarwood, cinnamon, burnt sugar maple offers a complete olfactory experience. I hope it makes a reappearance.
Cosmic Caramel: Handmade in Florida. The thrill of discovering a caramel scent that I can not only stand, but absolutely love, has not worn off. It’s a creamy concoction of sweet and spice starring warm caramel and clove, from my personal favorite wax haul this Fall.
Cabin in the Smokies: Ten Digit Creations. Four words conveying a hard to capture concept, a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains, but Amber did it. Evocative of those ideal Fall days, wandering outdoors through brisk mountain air tinged with campfire smoke, twigs and leaves crunching underfoot. I’m looking forward to trying the new formulas and scents TDC is producing.Incense: Bath & Body Works 3-wick. The most enjoyable candle of the season with black pepper and patchouli essential oils. Pleased with the turn to natural fragrance in this collection, the warmth of this woody spice radiated through two rooms. I wish it wasn’t sold out, I’d love to have another one.
Ritual Lavender: Handmade in Florida. From the Earthy Surprise Me pre-order sampler, lavender, sage, rosemary and woodsy smoke billowing from the sacred ritual of smudging. Deserving of a second appearance on the list. Thankfully, I have more on the way from HiF’s flash sale last Sunday. Did I say I was on a wax buying moratorium? I mean it’s starting now. Cold Barn Mornings: Dessa’s Homespun Scents. It should come as no surprise since I named this my favorite new Fall fragrance and it still holds true. I have more CBM on the way and no qualms about it becoming a winter melt favorite as well.
Into the Woods: The day spent hiking and exploring with my two favorite beings, my husband and pup, is a memory I’ll safeguard closely until we can get out and do it again, perhaps on a warm Winter day.
Favorite body care product:
I’m honestly still glowing (literally) from my Euphoria Soap Works‘ giveaway win. The sandalwood scent sends me into fits of pleasure to use. However, I’m enjoying another body scrub this Fall that I haven’t mentioned yet: Bath and Body Works’ smoothing body scrub:It’s an oily formula due to the essential oil content, but my skin loves the way it exfoliates and hydrates, while I love the convenience of the tube and the manner in which the slick texture thickly coats during application. The Comfort scent fits me just right, too.
Sending a friendly little shout out to my fellow FFS participants. I know it’s been a busy time and we couldn’t touch on all that we wished to, but I’m sharing my favorite Fall posts from your sites below:
Finger Candy’s pinspiration and Thrifty Polished’s Autumn inspiration (I miss you Amanda!) The Redolent Mermaid’s Farm and Pumpkin Fest, Angela Kay’s festive entertainment, and Fall Fun Series’ newcomer, Melting With Michelle’s magical honeymoon. Much respect to you Michelle, getting married and embracing a blog series had to be hectic, thank you for participating, I look forward to reading more about your fragrance loves and adventures.
Also a grateful shout out to my new followers who came on board during the series, thank you and hello:) Click the links for information on any of the products above and I must admit, I prefer Winter and the holiday season, I hope you’ll stick around to see what’s in store for those too. Thank you for joining us in a celebration of Fall fun.