Wilma Handmade // Wax Scent Faves + Fall & Winter Scent Picks

Wilma Handmade has created my choice wax blend for my home’s wax melting set up. I have a sort of exclusivity with Wilma for that reason. I may do a quick comparison on Wilma vs other popular options eventually, however, I will just mention I find said wax blend is very similar to Scentsy and melts impeccably in my Scentsy warmers. I can’t say the same for other vendor waxes and retail wax. I may even consider Wilma a more inexpensive dupe for Scentsy, with a much bigger and consistent scent selection, if you were to ask me personally.

Because of above stated exclusivity, however, over time I have tried an increasingly long list of scents from Wilma. And developed some true favourites. All of the favourites I’m going to feature are repurchased scents, meaning I’ve loved them enough to buy more of them. I’ll be sharing those with you today, as well as a few from a recent haul of Fall and Winter scents that I’ve enjoyed on cold!

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Favourites:

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Fake Clean // I’m pretty sure everyone has a certain clean scent that they prefer to scent their homes with. Fake Clean happens to be mine. It’s not an overwhelming “Lemon Pledge” 🍋 clean scent, but it smells a bit like a cleaner. I also get a bit of fabric softener off of it. I’m not selling this scent well, but it is my favourite scent. Flat out.

Blue Ribbon Cookies // If you like bakery, you’ll like this scent 🍪. It has the tone of a buttery shortbread, but with a hint of brown sugar and vanilla. A delicious mixing scent to be paired with whatever you like. Fruity, musky, anything. It adds a scrumptious bakery note to anything it’s mixed with.

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Juicy Pear // I am a fruity fan, through and through. Always have been. However, there’s something delicious about a clean straight fruity scent, no spice. That’s what this scent is. A tart yet juicy pear scent. Not syrupy sugar based at all. Yummy! 🍐🍐🍐

Iced Lemon Biscotti // This is one of my favourite lemon scents. In fact, I really don’t always like lemon scents, but this reminds me sooooo much of a lemon bar it just makes me happy. The crispy shortbread crust and the slightly sweet yet tart lemon almost custardy scent is so good!

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Coffee Brulee // Freshly brewed black coffee and caramel ☕. I actually love this scent a lot, because it’s soo strong! Like kick ya’ in the face strong! My mom is actually not a fan of this scent because she isn’t into caramel scents, but I love it because the strong coffee and caramel notes are distinguishable, yet blend together so well.

Blue Lagoon // If you could describe an ocean scent as fresh, this would be it 🌊. It has that touch of man cologne ocean scent at the base, but it’s not obnoxious in anyway. Accompanying is a sort of seaweed greenery scent, and a strong salty seawater. If you prefer clean ocean breeze scents that can pack a punch in terms of scent throw, this is my go to.

Honorable Mentions:

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  • Grapity Grape // I would get speared by one of our closest family friends if I didn’t mention this one because she loves it so much. I definitely enjoy this one as well, but it is incredibly strong. The scent itself is a hardcore candy / grape bubblegum scent 🍇. Delicious mixer, but a bit much on it’s own for me.
  • Cerulean Blue // Mmm, I just had a sniff of this one to bring the scent notes back into my mind, and it really is a delicious scent. A highlight of this scent is coconut (not something I’m normally into). It isn’t super strong on the coconut, but it’s there. In general, this is a warm scent with melons (like cantaloupe melon). I also sense vanilla, but I think the coconut was masking it a bit.

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  • Strawberry // While this scent is also one of my favourites, it is simple. It’s a nice warm strawberry scent 🍓. I would not describe it as a fresh picked strawberry scent (like, if you were to smell a strawberry), but it’s definitely not as strong as grapity grape on the sweeeeet candy.
  • Lipstick & Lollipops // L&L is a blend of the everfamous Pink Sugar by Aquolina dupe and a generally, “fruity candy” scent. I think the only insight on this scent I can give is that one of the notes smell a lot like a Jolly Rancher / sweet sugary hard candy scent 🍬🍭🍬. Not a soft fluffy cotton candy type (if you can tell the difference, I know I can). I actually thought this smelt a lot like Cerulean Blue, but there are definite differences because of the Pink Sugar base.

That was a LOT of fruity scents, I know it. They’re just my go to’s, they always smell good to me. However, I did recently pick up some Fall + Winter scents (or how I like to refer to them- Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas scents 😂) that are from a different scent type category that I’m enjoying. These are all from cold sniff, of course.


Fall & Winter

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Christmas Wish // Very unique! I’ve never ever smelt a scent blend like this. Christmas cookies and Christmas tree 🎄! Definitely not super strong on the sweet at all, very light vanilla, etc. The pine also isn’t particularly offensive. Definitely will smell cool with the tree. Bakery and earthy greeny aren’t very commonly combined categories, but this definitely works.

Frankincense & Myrrh // This is unique as well. Definitely not for those who don’t like earthy, and I don’t know how long I’ll personally be able to take it on warm, BUT it does smell good. I find myyrh to be a LOT  like black licorice, and the incensey earthy Frankincense is good as well. Strong and delicious.

Cranberry Bog // This screams a bit more like “traditional Christmas scent”. Simply put, it is a nice lightly spiced cranberry scent. Like I said, traditional, must have, etc.  I like it because the cranberry isn’t completely over done with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc.

Creamy Pumpkin // A really nice pumpkin 🎃. On cold, the pumpkin isn’t extremely strong, but I expect it to come out nicely on warm. The vanilla in this isn’t a bad blend in either.

Apple Harvest // Along the same lines as Cranberry Bog, this is a lightly spiced apple. But I will say, this does not smell just like my Mac Apple from Wilma. the spice is a bit more pronounced. Definitely not overpowering to the apple, but it’s 100% there 🍎🍏🍎.

Gingerbread Cookies // Ahh, the ancient gingerbread cookie scent. This is a truly good one, though. This is definitely a nice cookie scent but the unique part of this scent compared to others is that you can actually smell the molasses like a normal gingerbread man. With many gingerbread cookie scents you really can’t pull that out because the spices are so overpowering. This has a much better balance.

All Hallows Eve // If you’re in search of a traditional warm fall scent this is definitely a good one. This one is probably the most spiced of all of them, an it definitely goes hard on the nutmeg. Less so considering the cinnamon, cloves, and possibly some ginger! While on cold I can’t pull any of the pumpkin from the scent description, there’s definitely some berry in the background, as well as what seems like an orangey citrus.


So those were my wax scent favourites and my Fall + Winter picks! I hope this inspires you to look into some different scents than you may not be used to, and maybe even to check out Wilma. I really love their wax, and their scent selection. I recommend Wilma to the moon and back!

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Bath & Body Works // Summer 2016 SAS Semi Annual Sale Haul

Woo! Who doesn’t love the Semi Annual Sale? I don’t know why they don’t just call it the biannual sale, as it’s always twice a year, but here I am anyways, buying a ton of stuff for the hell of it. Why not? It’s all at such a good price, and who doesn’t love smelling good?

Unfortunately, my mall is in the middle of a clusterfluff of road construction for the summer, and no one in my family is willing to brave that (including me) to go to Bath & Body Works. Which is fine with me, God bless online shopping.

I felt fine ordering online because I really was only interested in their #FlashbackFragrances, which were reliably all on sale and available online (and I think still are, until at least the beginning of July). I am sad I won’t be able to get into the trenches in store and rifle through those 75% off sale and discontinued bins, but I will live, especially because I’ve got all of these new goodies to play with!

I got all body products this order because I haven’t gotten new body stuff is a year and a half, not this previous Winter SAS but the one before (Year of Christmas 2014? sure.). We’ll start with the exciting stuff and work to the less exciting stuff, lol. Not a good way to have an audience reading to the end of a post but that is how we’re doing it!

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First off, I got some body mists, or Fine Fragrance Mists as B&BW describes them. I can’t say that without thinking “Fiiiiine” like how you would describe a lover or someone you think is hot hahah. Not necessarily my opinions on a body spray. These are going for $3.75 a piece, and I got them down to $3.07 with a $10 off of $40 coupon. Score!

I got Country Apple, a Sun Ripened Raspberry, a Cucumber Melon, and a Cotton Blossom.

Cotton Blossom is actually a really nice cotton scent, and it smells similar to if you had clothes hanging out on the line. Awesome scent, I think I’ll love it a lot for days when I don’t wanna go hard on the fruity [which is rare, but it does happen 😉 ]

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Onto shower gels! I’ve been meaning to get more into smelly shower products to get myself into a proper shower routine. Cue, smelly shower gel! Yes!

Country Apple, Cucumber Melon, and Sun Ripened Raspberry, of course. I always reliably like fruity notes in my bath products, and these are no exception. Yum yum yum.

Country Apple is a bit of an artificial apple scent, but it does smell good. It’s just clean and fresh enough not to be overpowering on the apple. Very good!

Cucumber Melon is such a classic. I personally smell a lot of cantaloupe in the scent with a background of cucumber and a sweetness that seems like it is based in a honeydew type, and that’s how it turns out on my skin. It’s just lovely.

As far as my opinions on Sun Ripened Raspberry, it is a true sweet raspberry scent. When I used this on my skin, it adopted a sort of warmth to it that was yummy for a raspberry scent.

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Next will seem like a more odd item, but I had to get some Triple Moisture Body Creams. I love love love the TMBC formulation, and they have done away with it! They’ve replaced it with their new Ultra Shea Body Cream formulation, and I find the Ultra Shea way too greasy! Sad face. So I decided to just pick a few up and use them sparingly. It is my favourite, so I’ll have to just deal. These are currently selling for $3.25 a piece, and I got it down to $2.45 each! Awesome! Next time I get into a Bath & Body Works, I’m going to pick up more while I still can!

I got Dancing Waters and Rainforest Leaves, particularly because I have tried and loved Dancing Waters and that they’re both neutral enough scents that won’t conflict with other skincare I have. And they won’t make me nauseated when I don’t want to smell like a tropical fruit salad. Dancing Waters is a slightly musky yet fresh water scent that I’ve always loved, and I’m so happy to have such a large amount of it, unadulterated! Rainforest Leaves is still a clean rain scent, but there is a green undertone that is so nice. Both scents are right up my alley.

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And last, and certainly not least, Pocketbacs. I go through phases with Pocketbacs, and when B&BW changed their Pocketbac design and packaging I got frustrated and refused to buy anymore until I ran out. Well, a year a half later, I’m officially bored of all of my scents in the old triangle-esque packaging. It was time. My picks out of this bunch are Black Cherry Merlot, Watermelon Lemonade, and Nectarine Sun Tea, but I definitely don’t hate Golden Pineapple Luau or Strawberry Vanilla Sugar. The first three are definitely stand out scents though.

Black Cherry Merlot was a scent that everyone freaked out over, particularly in hand soap form, during the fall time. I like it as a depthful perfumey fruit scent, it really is good!

Watermelon Lemonade, this scent was and still is incredibly HYPED in candle form. I love lemon scents, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Truth be told, I was kind of still sick when I got this box of B&BW stuff in, but this was strong and amazing as ever. The watermelon is pure and sweet.

Nectarine Sun Tea, Suuuuuun tea, my love. This scent is quite the balance between the peachy nectarine and a light tea fragrance. It isn’t the best of the best, the nectarine definitely overpowers the tea, but it is still nice.

I did the 5 for $6 deal (and by the way, what happened to the 5 for $5? gosh). Actually, I take that back, because with my coupon code I ended up paying 98 cents a piece. Great! I also picked up a new carrier, as my old one won’t work with the new design. Also the turtle is gorgeous and it matches my bag so why not. That was a very white girl thing to say, but it’s chill, that’s me.

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So cute! Look at his little face! I’ve decided to name him Mac, after Niccolo Machiavelli.

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So that was everything I got for myself for the Semi Annual Sale this year! I love everything I picked up and can’t wait to start using everything. Mac with Nectarine Sun Tea is going on my bag right now! 😘❤️

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