Never having been one for ultra sugary, rainbow-hued cereals, MY complete breakfasts – even ones accompanying Saturday morning cartoon-a-thons – have never included anything bearing the suffix -ebbles, -arms or –ix. I was totally that kid that willingly ate – and really enjoyed! – Grape Nuts and Fruit ‘N Fiber (miss you, Blueberry F’NF.)
But that hasn’t precluded me from scenting my home like those cereals. Although…sense of scent and sense of taste being so closely linked, I’m not surprised that I’m really not all that fond of cereal scents. To me, there’s an irritating note – literally; it kind of tickles my nose – that I presume is meant to mimic the sugary crunch of those high fructose cereals, and it’s not my absolute favourite. But I received a number of cereal-scented wax chunks in some Rosegirls samplers I purchased this year, and even if they’re not my particular bag, they still smell pretty great. Particularly when you tart ’em up a bit with the addition of some Mini Melters, for the ultimate in scent customization.
So what creations did I cobble together? And did I actually overflow that one melter? I did not, but hoo baby, it was close!
Top left: Fruity Pebbles blended with Strawberry Jam. This one was pretty darn delicious, even before the addition of half of one of Rosegirls’ precious Strawberry Jam berries. It’s really just a whole lot of delicious citrus, with that tingly note well buried under layers of luscious lemon.
Top right: Strawberry Frankenberry, straight up. Mr. Finger Candy, an actual Frankenberry-lover, asked me to leave this guy un-modded. It was a pretty pleasant strawberry scent; quite true to the cereal in both scent and alarming pink hue.
Bottom left: Boo’s Spooky Castle blended with Berry Creme Brulee. Boo’s Spooky Castle, a blend of Boo Berry, Vanilla Crunch Donuts and Monster Cookie (oh, I know with these names, right?) is a favourite of seemingly everyone but me. I find it overwhelmingly cereal-y. So I added a couple of Mini Melters in Berry Creme Brulee, a super strong, rich, warm, berry bubblegum kind of scent, and just about overflowed the melter. But oh, it would have been a dee-licious-smelling calamity – the two went together really quite well, the butteriness of the berry brulee sweetly smothering the crunchy Boo (that was like some weird, Dada-esque poetry.)
Bottom right: Are You Cereal? blended with Raspberry Sauce. I could pair Rosegirls’ sweet-tart Raspberry Sauce with just about anything. And I often do, such as here alongside Are You Cereal?, a blend of lemony Froot Loops and Crunch Berries. The wax pool here is so cool, and the Raspberry Sauce really punched up the mild lemon of the Loops.
Ha, Batman crouched protectively over the slice of Strawberry Frankenberry – seems he’s a fan!
But on that note, with regards to the header photo, MY childhood Saturday morning cartoon ritual never included The Simpsons, Hello Kitty OR any Arkham-oriented version of the Dark Knight, but kids these days, amirite?! Also, I didn’t have my Care Bears figurines or big box o’ My Little Ponys immediately at hand, although they were definitely more my particular cartoon speed (and yet I, a woman of a certain age, DO have a can of Buzz Cola, a plush Hello Kitty and an Arkham Batman figurine right in my apartment, go figure.)