Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sugar and Spite Bathery Soy Wax Tarts


I mentioned a while back that Lysa from The Morbid The Merrier was back with a new(ish) shop called Sugar and Spite Bathery, and because I'm a huge fan of her scents I immediately snapped up a couple of her wax tarts when she announced on Facebook that she had started making candles and melts. Total spur of the moment purchase, but sometimes those are the best kind, and these are no exception.



A Strange Day - Honey, salted caramel, orange blossom and sandalwood.
Lawwwwd, this is awesome. It's a rich, creamy gourmand with neither the honey or the caramel dominating, but blending together to just make this delicious 'something is cooking that smells amazing' aroma. I want to devour some kind of pastry made with these flavours. RIGHT NOW.

Innocent When You Dream - A sultry, gorgeous base of amber, tonka and bourbon vanilla, brightened a wee bit by moonflower and mandarin. 
I am burning this one right now and I just love it. I don't really get the base notes unless I get right up close to it, mostly what I can smell throughout my kitchen - and even from here in the next room where I am sitting - is an icy floral note. It's quite unusual - sort of minty, but not really. Sort of wintergreen, but not really. I don't know what a moonflower smells like so I don't know if that's what it is, but it's lovely. I hope Lysa makes perfumes out of these blends some day because I would be all over both, but especially this one.

For international shipping, just send an Etsy convo telling Lysa what you're after and she'll give you a quote. If you decide to go ahead she will create a custom listing for you. I have found the shipping very reasonable - the cost of shipping for this order was about $9AU, and I just ordered 3 bottles of perfume last night (not breaking my December no buy, they're Noodles' Christmas present to me) with shipping quoted at $10USD. By the way, I ordered these on November 28 and got them on December 5 - one week later! That's really, really unusual for shipping from the US, in fact I'm not sure I've ever had that happen before. My last order from Sugar and Spite took about 2.5 weeks, which is still pretty good for international.

Just after I ordered these, Lysa said on Facebook she was going to double the scent, as she liked subtle scents in candles for her own use, but lots of people like theirs really strong. I was worried these wouldn't have much throw, but they're fine in my small house. As I said, I'm sitting in the room next to the burner at the moment and I can smell it easily. So I assume doubled scent will really give you some bang for your buck. I'm going to buy some more in the new year so I'll see how they are when they're stronger and report back.

In conclusion, these are amazing and well worth coughing up for if you like wax tarts and candles. Treat yo'self! 



8 comments:

  1. Both of those tarts sound lovely! Though I cannot justify buying anymore tarts because I bought two bags of heart tarts by CBV and have not even gotten through them two years later, haha! I love tarts as an alternative to candles :)

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    1. Haha, yes I have a few from a couple of years ago still floating around. I couldn't resist these though. ;-)

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  2. I got A Strange Day and Monkey Gone to Heaven. Have only melted the former since the latter is for a gift, but I really like them both. A Strange Day doesn't smell very foodie to me, just sort of warm and cozy. I would like it a bit stronger, but the scent stayed fresh through several meltings, so that was a definite plus. I have actually smelled moonflowers so now I must try Innocent When You Dream. My mom used to grow them and when I was much younger I would sit outside at twilight and watch them bloom. It happened very slowly and took a great deal of patience, but watching the huge white petals unfurl and then smell their INCREDIBLE scent was a very transcendent experience! I can't even describe how good they smell! But from your description I'm guessing you get it :)

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    1. Oh, that smell is amazing. I must have a moonflower perfume now!

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  3. This makes me want to get an oil burner :)

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    1. Oh, you should! They're great. :-)

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  4. Am definitely going to buy some of these in the new year - my man adores his melts and these scents sound amazing

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    1. They are really lovely - and cheap!

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