Fall Burn Book- fragrance journal

Bonfire smoke, crisp leaves, damp woods, earthy spices and toasted marshmallows filled my home with the nature-inspired harmony of autumn. Highlighting a few melts and burns from the last three months below to wrap up the fall season. Cinnamon Irish Cream- Bath & Body Works. I rarely go for purely sugar 'n spice notes but... 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 →

The Bathing Garden- Winter Collection

Oh what fun it is to open a package of festive melts and join in the Christmas spirit. And no one celebrates holiday grandeur like Shannon at the Bathing Garden. Recently offering an accelerated seasonal shipping time of 2 weeks, I couldn't resist the allure of a winter order with a few never-before-tried scents. Her lavishly decorated... Continue Reading →

The Bathing Garden: Summer scents

Traveling disparate landscapes of sandstone bluffs along rocky coastlines, heat-baked deserts, gardens of abundant hardy herbs, faded flowers and perfumed evenings near the close of summer are the impressions conveyed by a recent small splurge of The Bathing Garden's wares.Dreaming of Dreams Wax Tart-French lavender and cool camphor blend with bergamot and clary sage. A... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Stash: Tea edition

Heads up, I'm chatting tea scents not actual tea leaves today. I chat up teas too, in fact I have two new tea hauls to review next month. Someone around here really fancies tea lately (it's me), seeing as it's a favorite scent trend in 2018, I had a dig through my stash to see... Continue Reading →

May: Wax/Life update

"Among the many buds proclaiming May Decking the fields in holiday array, Striving who shall surpass in braverie, Marke the faire flowering of the Hawthorne tree Who finely clothed in a robe of white, Fills full the wanton eye with May's delight."   --Chaucer The month of May is becoming a favorite; great baseball game weather,... Continue Reading →

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