Stash Secrets Sunday: BBW, Illume, IOE, Pure Fiji, and Mystery Candle

I have a guest bedroom that has become a catch all/storage room for a whole bunch of things. This room has been my target for the next Clean Up and Clear Out detail, and it didn’t take me long to run into some wax (amongst other things…).

Illume Candles Mini Reed Diffusers - #Illume #candles #CandleScoop

Here is a gift set of mini reed diffusers from Illume. I think this was a box of three. One was gone from the set, but still present were Roasting Chestnuts (A rich blend of golden caramel, rum and crushed chestnuts layered with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and sheer musk) and Applewood ( a fresh fusion of Gala apple, Bosc pear, fresh ginger and madarin leaf combined with woody notes of maple, oakmoss and cedarwood). Roasting Chestnuts is wonderful! So caramelly and nutty and delicious. Yum-mo! Applewood is a strong oil – smells a lot like red apples with some smokiness.

Pure Fiji Coconut Body Butter - #PureFiji #bathbody #CandleScoop

This coconut body butter from Pure Fiji was nestled amongst the wax. It was never opened, so I popped it open to give it a try. It was divine! I must have bought this off a recommendation from somewhere but never used it. I don’t know what I was waiting on. This body butter is a little on the pricey side, but I could definitely see this as a repurchase.

Mystery Candle - #candles #CandleScoop

This is my mystery candle. I have no recollection of purchasing it and there are no markings on the candle to indicate either scent or company name. It has cute orange slices, but I don’t smell much on cold sniff. I’ll still burn it to see if it will produce any scent. Does anyone recognize this?

I also “discovered” some Bath & Body Works candles:

Bath Body Works Candles - #BathAndBodyWorks #BBW #candles #CandleScoop

Pear (The subtly sweet scent of pear becomes even more enticing when blended with fresh spring greens and a touch of vanilla). I don’t smell much on cold sniff.

Honeysuckle (Sweet honeysuckle intertwines with pink peony, freesia and a touch of creamy vanilla). Now this one is strong. Some honeysuckle, but I smell more of the other florals more than anything.

Rio Glow (A tantalizing blend of tropical mango, papaya and guava as vibrant as Rio’s Carnival). Very tropical and yummy. I think I’ll like this one.

Bath Body Works Candles - #BathAndBodyWorks #BBW #candles #CandleScoop

Coconut Leaves (Transport your senses to the tropics with this fusion of juicy tangerine and papaya that gives way to soothing coconut and vanilla notes). Mmmm, a creamy vanilla with lots of added fruitiness. Tropical and nice.

Lilac Blossom (Delightful lily of the valley blossoms and violets surround lush lilac in this springtime fragrance). Whoa, Nellie. This is all about the floral. Very strong and pretty.

Bellini Cafe (blend of sparkling berries, juicy apples and sugared grape notes). Different than I expected. I was thinking more of a coffee scent. I smell berries and sweetness. Nice.

Bath Body Works Candles - #BathAndBodyWorks #BBW #candles #CandleScoop

Lemon (Brighten the day with the prettiest citrus fragrance – sparkling lemon, sweet orange blossom and exotic palm leaves). Yuck. This is too harsh of a lemon scent to me – it sort of smells like lemon cleaner on cold sniff.

Paris Daydream (Our “Oh, so French” blend of watery notes, moss and mandarin. Imagine a day by the Seine in the city of love). This smells like a man’s cologne to me.

Meet Me In Tahiti (a lush fragrance of Tahitian petals, monoi blossoms and vanilla). Now with this, I’m in love! Soft floral and more. Tropical feel to it.

And now for the disappointment. A boxful of Isle of Eden melts. This is when IOE was in existence and when Alexa even made melts. (I believe her shop is now Sugar Works, and no wax melts are sold that I can see.) Although pretty, I’m afraid I may have a whole box of nothing. I’m melting Frosted Fangs right now, and it is putting out a little scent. So there is still hope! I’ll melt through a few more before I decide if I’m going to toss the lot.

Isle of Eden Wax Melts - #IOE #IsleOfEden #candles #waxmelts #CandleScoop

Isle of Eden Wax Melts - #IOE #IsleOfEden #candles #waxmelts #CandleScoop

Isle of Eden Wax Melts - #IOE #IsleOfEden #candles #waxmelts #CandleScoop

Isle of Eden Wax Melts - #IOE #IsleOfEden #candles #waxmelts #CandleScoop

I’ll share reviews of the above as I go through things, and I’ll post more stash secrets as I continue on my downsizing mission.

 

Happy candle burning ~

Andrea Haskins

Candle Scoop – The best smelling blog around!
http://www.CandleScoop.com

Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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  1. I recognize the White Barn honeysuckle as well as the Bellini. Nice tart stash: too bad they may have lost scent. Great stash overall, especially with the surprise body butter find: kind of like finding a $20 in your pocket after forgetting you left it there.

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  2. Oh my, that’s a lot of wax to go to waste. :/ It’s a wake up call for all of us however to always know what we have so it doesn’t go bad! The mystery candle is so beautiful, too!

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