Stash Secrets Sunday: Mini Haul from Dessa’s Homespun Scents

It seems I have an endless supply of material for this Stash Secrets feature. Today, I’m sharing a not-so-recent order from Dessa’s Homespun Scents, one of my new found places I adore. I’m just now getting around to unpacking it, so I thought I’d snap a few photos. The quality of the photos isn’t that great, but I’m lazy and didn’t want to reshoot or tinker too much. 😉

Website: Dessa’s Homespun Scents

Location: Gilbert, Arizona

Indie? Yes

The Wallet Says: $$$$$

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This is the entire order. I order the 18 pack, which sold for $30. I ordered 2 each of 9 different scents. When I find a place I like, I try to get around to sampling every scent they have to offer. I started at the top of her scent list for this order. She included 3 full sized samples! Those are in the front of the two stacks.

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Apple Harvest: Apple picking season is upon us. Bushels of juicy ripe apples picked fresh from the orchard. Lovely! Smells like a bushel of juicy apples. This one is pretty strong.

Apple Cinnamon (listed as Apples & Cinnamon on website): Fresh out of the oven baked apples slices generously topped with spicy ground cinnamon. Heavier on the cinnamon than the apple. Nice and strong.

Apple Pumpkin Streusel: Hot piping homemade apple pie blended with Pumpkin Ginger Streusel. Sweet and delicious! A Homespun Original House Blend. Oooh, I wanted to like this one. This smelled like an apple pie filling with some creaminess to it. Not as strong as the other two in this bunch, but good nonetheless.

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Apple Zucchini Bread: Homemade apple pie & spicy fresh zucchini bread. A Homespun Original House Blend. Zucchini Bread with a sweetness to it. Strong and good.

Aspen Winter: This festive blend captures the essence of winter. Fresh fallen snow, shimmering pine, crisp bay leaf, warm winter woods & cinnamon. A B&BW “Winter” type duplication. Fresh, cool, pine-y. Very strong.

Autumn Breeze: Wisps of brisk air, crisp leaves, notes of pine, cedar, aspen, forest berries, sage, and clove. Very nice. On cold sniff, this reminded me of Leaves from B&BW. Strong.

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Autumn Pear: Fresh juicy pear slices lightly sprinkled with warm spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and a splash of creamy vanilla. Mmm, good pear scent mix. The spices tone down the sweetness of the pear. Moderately strong.

Banana Nut Bread: Freshly baked and loaded with fresh bananas, brown sugar, nuts and a touch of ginger. Oh, my, my. Easily my favorite of the bunch. This smells just like a banana bread muffin fresh out of the oven, as you break it open and take a whiff. Seriously good! Strong.

Blackberry Jam Sugar Cookies: Fresh buttery sugar cookies topped with a dollop of sweet blackberry jam. A Homespun Original House Blend. I love this scent from just about everywhere. Typical BJSC scent, smells good. Moderately strong.

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Three full-sized samples. Cool!

Apple Crumble: Home baked sweet apples sprinkled with cinnamon and vanilla and layered with a sweet buttery crunchy crumble topping. This smells like an apple pie filling to me. It’s totally yummy. Strong.

Autumn Campfire: The essence of fall – cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin pie, warmed apples, gingerbread, hot cider and a touch of marshmallow toasted over a campfire. A Homespun Original House Blend. Very smoky and warm. Nice. Moderately strong.

Hot Buttered Rum: A comforting scent on a cold winter night. Warm vanilla, hot buttery rum, and accents of spice. Now this is what I look for in HBR! This scent is heavy on the rum notes. Super strong. I love it!

My favorite from this order would have to be Banana Nut Bread, followed closely by Hot Buttered Rum. I didn’t have one in the bunch that I didn’t care for, which is a huge plus. I see a lot more scents added to the scent list since I’ve ordered, and now there are grubby melts available. I can’t wait to melt these and do some more shopping! 🙂

Have you tried Dessa’s Homespun Scents? What are your thoughts?

Happy candle burning ~

Andrea Haskins

Candle Scoop – The best smelling blog around!

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. Andrea,
    I discovered Dessa’s through Candlescoop and have already placed a few orders. Here are my favorites thus far:
    1. Chocolate Orange Truffle (reviewed already)
    2. Gingerbread House
    3. Sugared Shortbread
    4. Peppermint Bark
    5. Campfire Marshmallow.
    And there are plenty I haven’t tried yet!
    This is a site worth going back to again and again.

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  2. Sounds very good, thanks for sharing

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