I didn’t need this pile of scented wax – my 2018 orders are more than holding me over, particularly during the renos when I’m melting next to nothing – but when Rosegirls put out a call for custom blends in late February, I answered. Answered to the tune of six one-pound bags of delectably-scented goodies, that is. I showed zippo restraint – NO RAGRETS! Let’s take a peek at the scent blends I chose, some of which were my own creation and some of which are classic – and beloved – Rosegirls’ blends.
Absolute Coffee/Monster Cookie Fluff Puffs
Needs more coffee! Sounds like me at about 2:45 in the afternoon. Or Stranger Things’ Chief Hopper always. But yeah, this otherwise yummy blend, a favourite of Mr. Finger Candy’s, could use a lot more of that astringent Absolute Coffee note to tamp down the rich bakery notes of Monster Cookie Fluff Puffs (oh, these names, they’re so silly; never change.)
Mango Sorbet/Strawberry Shortcake/Rice Krispie Treats
Otherwise known in Rosegirls circles as Love Yourself, a candy sweet, juicy, lip-puckeringly tart confection named after a Justin Bieber song (oh, these names, they’re so silly; please change immediately!) Rosegirls’ Strawberry Shortcake is pretty well the only strawberry scent I like in wax form, because it’s artificial and it knows it (clap your hands, *clap clap*.) In tandem with sunny Mango Sorbet and gooey Rice Krispie Treats, it’s one of my favourite scent combinations.
Blackberry/Campfire Marshmallows/Vanilla Bean Noel
The first rule of Blending Club was you could only choose three scents or scent blends per custom creation. So no eight-strong, all-cupcake customs, sorry. The second rule of Blending Club was you do not talk about Blending Club. Huh, probably should have made that their first rule.
Anyhow, because of the three-scent limitation, this was my attempt at Bob-Omb Blast, a Rosegirls creation featuring Blackberry, Campfire Marshmallows, Vanilla Bean Noel and Glazed Donuts. Even if I had had space for a fourth scent choice, Glazed Donuts wasn’t available on the customs scent list, so I round out this deliciously incongruous mix of the fresh and the gourmand with good old Vanilla Crunch Donuts when I’m looking to up the bakery factor. As is, this is an elegant, sophisticated scent, with the Campfire Marshmallows dancing about the edges of the juicy Blackberry, giving the entire blend a pleasantly soapy kind of lean. I’ve actually melted through a pile of this one already.
Monster Cookie Fluff Puffs/Royal Sugar Cookie/Waffle Cone
Cookies, cookies and more cookies! Or if we’re going by the scent descriptions provided by Rosegirls for the three scents, that would be two kinds of cookies shoved in a waffle cone and topped with marshmallow cream. Sounds fantastic (smells fantastic as well) – I’ll take two.
Raspberry Sauce/Vanilla Bean Noel/Waffle Cone
My play on the classic Raspberry Sauce/VBN/(insert your favourite bakery here) blend. I also would have accepted my utterly adored Raspberry Sauce and Vanilla Bean Noel with Nilla Wafers. Or Pie Crust. Or Sugar Cookies. Or those dang Monster Cookie Fluff Puffs (a combination of vanilla cookies and marshmallow, by the way, in things I probably should have mentioned earlier.) Oh wow, I’m really getting so hungry here, and I don’t even like sweet things!
Peppermint/Gilligan’s Brew/Marshmallow Smoothie
Finally, we’ve got Rosegirls’ venerable Peppermint Coconut Mallow. This is a nearly-all-the-time offering, but I always manage to miss it during sales (more like I can’t justify placing an order for one single scent blend, much as I love it.) It’s easy to put this one together using individual Mini Melters, but as a lot of people have pointed out, there’s just something about the blends poured by Rosegirls that makes them that much sweeter. Glad to have a pile of this people-pleaser in my possession.
Glad to have all of these blends in my possession, actually, because they turned out so well. It’s not ever that you place a customs order and don’t wind up with at least one dud in the bunch (was that a triple negative?!) But whether it’s owing to Rosegirls’ superior blending abilities or me finally figuring out which scents I like and which scents I don’t, this order was a slam-dunk and blessedly dud-free.
Best of all, for anyone who remembers and is wary of the old days of custom ordering with Rosegirls, this was the complete opposite of that rather unpleasant experience in every way – it took maybe five fuss-less minutes to place my order, and my goodies came within about six weeks. The entire process was seamless and efficient; no tears, no recriminations. Like, is it even a Rosegirls custom opening if a website doesn’t go down and threats aren’t lobbed? Yes, yes, it is! And it went so well, I think they just might do it again, so let’s all be on our best behaviour to make that happen so we can enjoy these sweet treats, yeah? 🙂 Now off to enjoy mine. 🙂