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!