Friday, September 7, 2012

Candles From The Keeping Room Haul & Review

I recently decided to try out Candles From The Keeping Room after seeing some rave reviews online. 
Although some people don't like their "ready to ship" style of ordering but I like it so far. I've had so many instances of shopping for tarts online where I've waited forever to get my stuff. I like knowing that it is made and ready to go!

This is everything I ordered and some free samples.

Citrus Linen H2O Tarts.
The website describes it asThe top notes are clean lemon and zesty lime. Middle notes of exquisite orange blossom and lemongrass that greet the base notes of jasmine, subtle woods, and powdery musk.
What it smells like: This tart smells like lemon dryer sheets (in a good way). I can pick up on a powdery lemon scent right away. I can also smell a hint of orange blossom. It smells very clean and refreshing without feeling too ZING in your face citrus.
I'm not really sure what shape this tart is supposed to be. It looks like a chicken nugget to me.

Apple Butter Pie Tart
The website describes it as:The perfect arrangement of tart pie apples, apple butter, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and buttery, flakey pie crust.
What it smells like: Right away it smells like cinnamony apples with pie crust. A good balance of fruity and bakery.
This is the only one I've melted so far but I liked it enough to put it in my tart warmer in my bedroom and in my kitchen. The throw on it is wonderful. It scents up my whole house. 

Cider Barrel Tart
The website describes it asWarm, apple cider with a hint of spice and cedar wood. Kinda like an apple and oak.
What it smells like: It smells very woodsy with a hint of apple. Almost like an apple incense was burning. It's a unique scent.

Autumn Magic Tarts
What the website describes it asAutumn magic starts with top notes of lemon and apple; followed by middle notes of anise, cinnamon, and ginger; sitting on well-rounded base notes of woods, musk, and vanilla.
What it smells like: Definitely more musky and woodsy. I can't really detect any of the other scents mentioned. It almost reminds me of bug spray but in a good way (if that makes sense). It smells like bug spray in woods with a touch of campfire. Definitely reminds me of camping in early fall!

Stuffed French Toast Tarts
What the website describes it asA tiny hint of orange adds sweetness to this yummy breakfast delight. Warm tones of toasted almond blends with rich cinnamon and grated nutmeg at the heart of the fragrance. Rich bakery tones lead to a base of rich, sweet butter cream, as sweet sugary accents complete the classic appeal.
What it smells like: I can pick up on a 'toasted almond' nutmeg smell right away. It does seem to have a faint, faint citrus to it. The citrus would be almost unnoticed if it weren't in the description. It also smells fairly buttery.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts
What the website describes it asa yummy cheesecake with sweet pumpkin pie filling swirled with in and then topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting
What it smells like: Nothing about this scent screams pumpkin cheesecake to me. It has the bittersweet smell that cheesecake tends to have but it almost smells like it could be coffee or bittersweet chocolate. Also has a cinnamony buttery smell too. Smells good but not like pumpkin cheesecake. I really want to melt this one too see how it will smell.

This is the 406 Pink Sampler. I haven't smelled any of these scents since I would have to open them individually to do so. But through the bags I smell a very sweet scent on all of them.
Pink Sugared Fluff, Pink Sugar Milk, Pink Sugared Serendipity, Pink Sugared Lemon, Jamaica Me Pink, Pink Sugared Strawberry

These were the samples included in my order. I asked Carol to "surprise me" since I didn't have any scents I knew I wanted to try. I also haven't unwrapped these to smell them.
Autumn Morn, Pumpkin Vanilla, Caramel Praline and Pilgrims Pie
It seems like Carol included scents that went along with the theme of my order. 

Over all I was VERY impressed with these! They smell great and were pretty inexpensive too. The tart bags were $3.25 each which isn't bad in my book considering how much product you are getting. The sampler bag was $6.50 which is also not bad at all. 
Shipping was pretty fast as well. I love the way she double bagged these. It makes me feel like the company genuinely cares how these arrive to you and that they stay fresh.
I'm not the biggest fan of the wrapping. It's a little too 'country home' for my tastes. But I do love the shapes.

Bento says Herro. He is now 5.5 lbs!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE tarts! Have you tried ones from The Bathing Garden? She makes the best tarts!

    Your pup is so cute!

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