Friday, October 27, 2017

Scentsy Bar Reviews - October 2017 - Part 1 of 2

Scentsy Bar Reviews - October 2017 - Part 1 of 2

Scentsy Bar Reviews
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This Scentsy bar review is a little different from my usual. I'd like to focus a bit on the seller first: Carrie Mamulski. Carrie joined the Scentsy family in 2013 and is now a "Star Consultant". She hosts Scentsy parties (online parties, home parties, and catalog parties), and although she is located in New Jersey, she ships anywhere in the U.S. Carrie loves Scentsy and loves sharing it. She always tries to throw in something extra with each order personalized to the person ordering. And if a customer orders warmers from her, she will always replace their light bulbs for free as needed, as just a little extra gesture.

Sure, you can buy Scentsy from anyone, but it's really nice being able to order from someone who is totally knowledgeable about the product, provides great customer service and quick shipping, and goes the extra mile for her customers.

Carrie Mamulski's Scentsy page is

This is part 1 of 2 of Scentsy review scent starting with B to L. I will review scents starting with M to V in my next review over the next few weeks.

 My other Scentsy reviews (so far) can be found at:

Bergamot & Solar Driftwood

Notes: Bergamot, Sea Spray & Solar Amber

This is a fresh men's body wash scent. I smell a cologne note (bergamot), with a lemony and/or orange note. It's very nice.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5

Camu Camu

Notes: Mandarin, camu camu, and passion fruit

This is a very popular Scentsy scent. I smell apricot, a hint of orange, and maybe a smidgen of tea. But I also smell a little bit of a sweet warm floral note, so this is not totally a fruit scent. Looking at the scent notes, there's the orange (mandarin). Camu camu is a fruit with a slightly sweet, light citrus fragrance.

Throw: Good, 3 out of 5

Caramel Vanilla Delight

Notes: Vanilla ice cream, liquid caramel and a splash of white rum

Just like the scent name, this is a sweet vanilla buttercream with a rich caramel note. It's not a salted caramel, which is good. There may be a smidgen of a sweet liquor like bourbon. Looking at the scent notes, it's rum, but it's very subtle. So yummy!

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5

Cedar Cider

Notes: Apples, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla beans nestled among fragrant white cedar branches

I smell apples and real cinnamon powder and a hint of mulling spices in the background (but not too strong, and this is not a sour apple cider scent, nor is it a harsh cinnamon candy scent at all). I do smell a bit of the sweet cedar wood note, which makes this scent unique. Very nice.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5

Citrus Garden

Notes: Crisp lime, Meyer lemon and a pinch of garden thyme

It's grapefruit with a little bit of a savory or lemon note, rather than a sweet grapefruit. Looking at the scent notes, I guess it's the combination of lime, lemon and thyme that makes me think grapefruit. When melted, I do smell the zestiness of the lemon. It's a great scent!

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5

Citrus Rosemary

Notes: Sweet orange, lemon balm and rosemary fig

I smell orange, grapefruit and lemon, with a smidgen of wood in the background, like cedar. It's not a sweet citrus scent, but more of a clean citrus. Very nice. Looking at the scent notes, I guess it's the rosemary fig that I think is cedar wood.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5

Gingerbread Donut

Notes: Golden gingerbread, spiced donut and vanilla bean.

This is different from most gingerbread scents I've smelled. It's very rich. I smell caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, a little bit of cinnamon and ginger, and a hint of coffee. Fantastic, yummy scent.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the whole house

Glacial Ice

Notes: Mistletoe sweetened by a touch of wild berry

Creamy sweet peppermint, warm rich cashmere, and maybe a smidgen of berry. Looking at the scent notes, mint is not listed, although this is definitely a minty scent and it smells fantastic.

Throw: Good, 3 out of 5

Holly Berry Cinnamon

Notes: Cassis, clove leaf and juniper berry

A nice equal balance of cinnamon, cloves, and pine, with a hint of sweet slightly tart cranberry. Very nice!

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5

Homestead Holiday

Notes: Blood orange, cinnamon and fresh fir needle.

A lovely apple cinnamon scent with a hint of cloves. It has a bit of a powdery note, like powdered sugar, and some apple cider spices (but not harsh mulling spices). It's a nice, authentic scent that doesn't have any offputting notes. Perfect for any room of the house or if you have company. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell orange at all; I really smell apple! And I don't smell pine either.

Throw: Good, 3 out of 5

Lavender Vanilla

Notes: Lavender, vanilla beans, orange zest, and patchouli

I love this scent, and it's very strong on cold sniff. I smell a sweet lavender type note with a very rich vanilla. But there's another note I can't figure out, maybe a warm amber note. Looking at the scent notes, it's patchouli! That's why I like this scent so much! I don't smell orange though. Melted, there's a hint of a bug spray note, but not enough to bother me. I still love this scent! This might be a dupe of Bath & Body Works Lavender Vanilla, but since I've never smelled that version, I can't say for sure.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the house!

Lemon Thyme Berry

Notes: Sparkling lemonade and strawberry sprinkled with crushed thyme

This is an absolutely incredible scent, maybe my favorite of this whole batch. It's slightly similar to the discontinued ScentSationals Blackberry Lemonade, but it's sweeter and has a definite candy vibe. I smell a sweet candyish berry, maybe blackberry, and the zestiness of lemon. I don't smell thyme, which would give this scent a savory note, and it's not a savory scent at all. When melted, I do detect a very slight soapy note which might be the thyme.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5

Love & Happiness

Notes: Glazed chestnut, vanilla and sugarcane

Oh I really like this one. It's a sweet cotton candy type scent with a burnt sugar or slightly smoky note, and maybe a bit of vanilla. Very different! Looking at the scent notes, I guess the smoky note is the chestnut, although I don't smell nut at all.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5

Lucky in Love

Notes: Mandarin, bergamot and orange with hints of peaches and berries

This smells exactly like Tuscany Candle Stressless, which is also a dupe for Victoria's Secret Love Spell perfume. Like Tuscany Stressless, this is a scent I can't get into. I don't like it at all. It smells very bland to me, like grapefruit and paper. It's not really sweet either, and has a bitter almost slightly sour note. But most people love this scent, so I'm definitely in the minority. Looking at the scent notes, I do smell the orange, but it's a bitter orange, and I don't smell peaches or berries.

Throw: Good, 3 out of 5