Summer Burn book–Fragrance Journal

100% owing credit to Andy's Yankee Candles' burn diary and the Yankee Candle Sisters' monthly report card for inspiring this post. I've missed the monthly best and worst recaps I used to write, which among other things, highlighted memorable scents I've been melting and burning. Although I'm unable to adhere to a rigid blogging schedule... Continue Reading →

Annual Mid-year Recap: Favorite Fragrances- 2019

Here we are, halfway through the year already. (WTH?) Half a top ten felt right for mid-year, so I'm sharing my 'fave fives': individual scents, vendors and scent trends. I've been ordering wax with abandon (22 hauls!) and have experienced tremendous scent combinations in the first six months of 2019. Top 5 favorite scents this... Continue Reading →

January: Superlatives and changes

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”-Zora Neale Hurston I believe that 2019 is a year for answers. Life is changing, as it always does, but these shifts feel a bit more seismic, weightier, life-defining. If one holds to the theory of convergence, in that good things coincide with bad things then... Continue Reading →

Top 8’s of 2018: fragrance

The end of 2018 is upon us and I am not sad to see it go. A few highlights of this personally dismal year have been the exceedingly good wax hauls I've enjoyed. Narrowing down scent preferences, veering a bit out of my comfort zone, sampling and embracing types I might have previously run from,... Continue Reading →

That Smell Good Shop: custom order

Back in October, when I made my first wax order after a hiatus on hauling, I chose That Smell Good Shop. One reason for giving this brand a go is because the vendor offers custom wax options every other month. Creating customized fragrance is one of my favorite waxie pastimes. The blend brainstorming and scent... Continue Reading →

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