Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sweet Fixations Haul - First Impressions and Cold Sniff Reviews!

Happy Weekend everyone! Today I am back to share with you my very first haul from Sweet Fixations!


I have been interested in ordering from Sweet Fixations for quite some time but I heard mixed reviews on their products. I finally decided to take the plunge and try them for myself and I'm so glad that I did because they smell absolutely fantastic off of cold throw. Sweet Fixations has both RTS (ready to ship) and custom products available. I decided to go with a custom order because there were several scents that I wanted to try that weren't available as RTS. Even with the custom order, TAT was only 7 days. 

I have heard that these do best with a longer cure time so I will let these sit for about a month before I melt them. As I'm writing this, I've already had them for over 2 weeks so it won't be long now before I can melt these bad boys! Overall, I am really enjoying these off of cold throw and I hope they perform well. Also, I love the labels she uses, the are very colorful and the pictures correspond with the scent. So cute! I ordered mostly scent shots but I also ordered a mystery sampler that came in the scallop tarts. I always tend to go for scent shots over scallops just because I do have a larger house so the more wax, the better! 

Let's just jump right into what I ordered. Keep in mind, these reviews are off of cold throw only.

  • Strawberry Lemonade Cake - Yum!! The lemonade is the strongest note in this with hints of sweet strawberry and cake. This is really good but I was hoping for a bit more of a cake note. Maybe it will come out more with some curing. Either way, super delish.
  • Cotton Candy Frosting - This is that same cotton candy scent as the one from Ten Digit Creations. Smells like the body spray from my childhood! Super sweet and so good.
  • Grapefruit and Strawberries - This one was okay. I'm having a hard time finding a vendor that has a true, tart grapefruit scent. This one smells kind of fake to me. The strawberry is your typical fake strawberry as well which I do like. It's not bad, and perhaps it will do better when melted.
  • Pink Rose - This is supposed to be a blend of Pink Sugar and rose. I smell absolutely no Pink Sugar but that's okay because I love rose scents and this is a good one. Maybe I'll throw in a PS tart with it to bring out that note.
  • Bread and Butter - This is fantastic! This isn't a zucchini bread scent (thank goodness) but rather a sweet bread scent. It almost reminds me of Sugar Corn Pudding with a buttery note to it. I love this one!
  • Brown Sugar Cake - This one is super weird. I was expecting a sweet, brown sugar note but the brown sugar in here is actually the Brown Sugar and Fig scent. I do like Brown Sugar and Fig but it has a perfumey note to it that doesn't blend all that well with the cake note. Kind of strange. 
  • Butter Brickle Crunch - The notes in this are vermont maple, toffee and butter. I smell the toffee with hints of maple and butter. Definitely has that "crunchy" aspect to it. Not a scent I normally gravitate towards but I'm glad I got it because it's really good. 
  • Peach Cobbler - This is a typical peach cobbler scent, nothing special. I get a sweet peach note mixed with a crusty note and the slightest hint of spice. Good but not one of my favorites. I prefer brighter, fresher peach scents.

  • Banana Waffle Cone - I absolutely LOVE Sweet Fixations banana scents. This one is a nice, fresh banana scent with a background of crunchy waffle cone. Very yummy!
  • Banana Caramel Pound Cake - This has replaced CFTKR Banana Caramel Cupcake as my favorite banana scent ever. It is PHENOMENAL! It smells exactly like freshly baked banana nut bread. The banana scent is like a ripe banana, not fake at all, and then you can smell the caramel and cake notes. DROOLWORTHY. 
  • Pink Banana Cream - This is a blend of Pink Sugar and banana. This is a great blend, as I can smell both parts equally and they smell really good together. Another winner!
  • Lemon Almond Cake - OMG this one is fantastic! This is a sweet lemon with almond cake. Simple yet so delicious. Yet another Sweet Fixations tart that smells exactly like its name.
  • Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - This one is a blend of lemon and coconut, which on their own are two of my favorite scents. Together though, I'm not so sure. There's a sweet, powdery note to it that kind of makes me sick to my stomach. Meh. 
  • Lemon Noel - Lemon and vanilla bean noel. Classic, delicious and strong. Yum!
  • Satsuma - Satsuma is another name for a mandarin orange. I was hoping this one would be a dupe for The Body Shop's Satsuma, but it was not. It's a strange, fake orange scent. Not a winner.
  • Mango and Tangerine - Now this one is good. Fresh mango with a kick of tartness from the tangerine. Very juicy smelling. Love it!

  • Fizzy Pop - I was hoping this was going to be a dupe for my beloved Wildberry Fizzy Pop incense. It was not. But that's okay, because I've found a perfect dupe in OLC's Lemon Lime Twist. Anyways, Fizzy Pop is a super strong sweet, fizzy, citrus scent. It kind of smells like a shoe store? Weird, I know. Not really a fan of this one.
  • Jamaica Me Crazy - This is a blend of tropical fruits - coconut, banana, melon, citrus, etc. Yuck. It smells like a cheap, fruity air freshener. Very strong.
  • Lavender Serendipity - This is a blend of Serendipity (basically, cherry and coconut) with lavender. Not a favorite. The herbal quality of the lavender brings out the medicinal quality of the cherry. Could be good when melting, though. The jury's still out on this one.
  • Blue Hawaii - Like the drink, this one is a blend of orange, pineapple, lemon, cherry, rum and coconut. This is MUCH better than the actual drink. I get mostly cherry and coconut in this one. So yummy! Now if only they made a Mai Tai scented tart...
Now here is the mystery sampler. Obviously, I did not know what scents would be in this one but I was pleasantly surprised. 

  • French Toast - Oh so yummy. The notes are bread, cinnamon and sweet vanilla. It smells like cinnamon toast! I would expect a french toast scent to have that maple note to it but I don't mind that this one does not because it is amazing! What can I say, I love my cinnamon bakery scents =)
  • Sweet Lullaby -  This is a blend of lavender, vanilla, and "clean sheets." Smells like fabric softener. NOT laundry detergent. Yes, I can detect the difference. And I actually kind of like this one! Definitely a surprise, and I would have never ordered this one on my own.
  • Red Velvet Cake - This one is very heavy on the chocolate note, with a hint of frosting. It's good, but it doesn't beat Front Porch's Red Velvet scent. Not a repurch.
  • Lemon Pound Cake - Good, standard lemon pound cake scent. Every vendor needs a good lemon cake scent and this one fits the bill.
  • Sugar Cooke - This is a very sweet sugar cookie scent. Has an almost fruity note to it. Not my favorite sugar cookie. I'll probably just blend this with something else.
  • Berry Creme Brulee - YUMMM! This smells very similar to their Berries and Pancakes scent but that's okay because it's simply delicious. I don't really get a "burnt" note that creme brulee scents tend to have, it's just a lovely, creamy berry scent. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

That's all for now! It's a fairly big order for a first purchase from a vendor but there were so many yummy sounding scents on her scent list. I am very pleased with this order and I can't wait to see how they do in a warmer. 

Thanks for stopping by today <3 I'll be back tomorrow with my very first weekly melt reviews! I'm so excited!!


  1. When you say "let them cure", I've figured out that it essentially means, "don't melt them right away" but can I ask why that is done? I have never heard that term before and I am getting more into melting so I want to experience the full potential of my wax!

    1. Haha yes, I probably should have explained that better. Letting them cure essentially just means letting them sit and not melting them. You don't need to do anything special. It allows the oils to meld with the wax and allow for maximum scent throw. This is only necessary for soy wax blends, paraffin wax does not need curing. Most vendors use soy blends so I find that most wax needs curing. Most people let their wax cure for a week or two but I like to let it cure for 3-4 weeks. Also, I never let store brand wax cure (i.e. Yankee, Bath and Body Works, Better Homes and Gardens, etc.). OH! And generally RTS wax doesn't need to cure because it is not poured to order as most other wax is. Lol, does that make sense? I hope I haven't confused you more!

      That's awesome that you are getting into melting wax! What brands have you tried?

    2. I was first introduced via Scentsy, so I have a lot of that. I have a few Yankee tarts too. I'd like to place an order with an independent seller soon, but I haven't quite figured it out yet ;)

    3. I will be doing a "guide to beginner's wax melting" soon so stay tuned for that! Perhaps it will help you decide who to order with first =)

  2. That Banana Caramel Pound Cake is calling my name! Sounds really good.

    1. It's a winner for sure!! Definitely worth a try =)

  3. I agree that the Banana Caramel Pound Cake sounds awesome! I want that scent! haha. I hope you enjoy your tarts! I love mine so far :) Did you like the couple I sent you to try out? I still haven't tried either scent that I gave you (I reordered both scents) haha

    1. It's really good, definitely the best banana scent I've come across. In fact, it smells more true to real banana bread than actual banana bread scents do lol. I LOVED the two that you sent me, that is part of what inspired me to place an order. They both smell divine! In fact, I think they're about done curing so I may melt them this week =)