Fall Fun Series II: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happiest of Thanksgivings to my American friends, particularly the other participants in the Fall Fun Series.  I hope you all have the most wonderful of weekends!  Here in Ontario we’re supposedly due for a bit of very un-Fall-like wonder – a wonderland of snow, as the song goes.  Also freezing rain and probably hail.  Oh, it’s a bloody wonderland, alright!

But for those of you still enjoying autumn’s delights, here’s a delicious trio of scrumptious scents from my recent Sniff My Tarts order – I guarantee you they’ll keep everyone in the Fall spirit, long after the leftovers have been packed away.

Piped Hearts Fall Labelled

Honey Gingerbread – Homey, sweetly spiced and bearing absolutely no trace of that unpleasant sulfuric note common to honey scents, this comforting fragrance would play equally well in the winter holiday months.

Apple Cider Latte – Holy crow, I LOVE this scent!  That fruit-and-coffee combo that I initially thought I hated strikes once again!  Coffee haters, fret not, the latte note in this blend is virtually undetectable, working its slightly astringent, slightly creamy magic behind the scenes to bolster the juicy sweetness of the tart apple cider.  Next time I place a custom order with Sniff My Tarts, I will absolutely get a decorated sheet cake in this stupendous scent (it actually smells pretty fantastic alongside Honey Gingerbread, and I think pairing it with Ice Cream Scoop Bread or Vanilla Waffle Cone would also do some pretty outstanding things for this juicy cider scent.)

Pumpkin Marshmallow Latte – A complaint that comes up over and over again regarding pumpkin (latte/pie/milkshake/muffin) scents is that they rarely smell like actual pumpkin.  Most of them invariably smell like the spices we use to dress up the humble orange gourd.  But this lovely fragrance smells just like sticking your face over a steaming Pumpkin Spice Latte – that fresh, almost vegetable-like note mingling with mounds of creamy, dreamy fluff, tied together with a ribbon of smooth-as-silk spiced coffee.  Another great latte scent; Sniff My Tarts does them very well.

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7 thoughts on “Fall Fun Series II: Thanksgiving

  1. I don’t know if it’s your enticing descriptions or what’s going on but these sound delicious right now. I’ve eyed up the Honey gingerbread myself, love your blending ideas, what’s the spice level on that one? Definitely noting the Apple Cider Latte too. Have you tried any of TBG’s coffee and tea blends this year? I adore the Phantom Queen and I bet this is similar. Apparently late November is when my spicy wax cravings kick in.
    Happiest of Thanksgivings to you as well (again, no clue what Canada’s deal is on that, do you feast?). It snowed quite a bit here yesterday, which helps put me in a festive mood.

    P.S. No news on my SMT front, really hoping I didn’t fall through the cracks a second time.

    • Moderate spice on the Honey Gingerbread – it’s more that warm, spiced, but not spice-y, note. Very yummy, and I’m usually not drawn to those kind of scents. And Apple Cider Latte – who knew? It’s a bit of a toughie to explain – that bitter note from the coffee is there really more as a supporting player. It adds tartness without being citrus, know what I mean?

      And we do feast for Thanksgiving, but Canadian Thanksgiving was quite a while ago – the beginning of October, actually. I prefer it at this time of year as a lead-in to the winter holidays, but I suppose it’s never a bad idea to have a couple of months in between gigantic holiday meals!

      I really hope your SMT order (part deux) shows itself soon. That whole thing has been a real clusterbiff. Super pleased with my scent choices and…that’s about it.

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