It’s always like Christmas when I get my supply deliveries. Today was no exception, although maybe a little more exciting than usual since I also got some stuff for a few booth events (I’ll discuss later). Anyway, the best part, well second best part since the very best is getting to dig through the packaging to find the new items, is getting to sniff the new fragrances and let the ideas start flying around in my brain.
Lump of Coal turned out to be a very fun scent! I admit to being a little surprised that the Tahitian Vanilla is a very light note and very hard to discern when first sniffing. I may have to play with adding some other vanilla to see what I come up with, but it has a very nice licorice scent. It’s not the strong scent of anise, so that makes it a little more child-friendly I think.
I found that the Naughty or Nice FO is incredibly complex and I’ll have to experiment with it to see if I truly like it. *grin* I’m not usually on the fence with scents, but that one is so complex that I don’t know what to make of it. I have my product information sheet that tells what the notes are and what have you, but I prefer not to look at it, honestly. I think it’ll be a great heavy note in some baking scents, since I get the dark note of clove, but the other spices are so well blended that it’s hard to pick them apart. It may be a good addition to the pumpkin FO.
My customer loyalty sample of Root beer Float FO isn’t quite what I expected. Root beer itself has a licorice undertone, but it is a little stronger in this FO. I’ll add it to some base and see how it changes, then let you know. *smile*
Sex in the Shower FO truly does smell like fruit punch!! I want to come up with a child friendly name too, so please leave ideas in the comments if you have any! *grin* Or even if you just have some ideas and we’ll find FOs to match the ideas. I had some fun ideas, but they were a little misleading, so I discarded them. The scent is so nostalgic and fun! I love the adult name though. Catches your eye, doesn’t it? lol I’m so using the FO’s name!
The Maraschino Cherry FO is absolutely divine. *sigh* It will add such an awesome note to some other fragrances! It is the best cherry scent I have ever smelled. I’m so excited to try it out and really hope that the scent does not change in product. I think that it’ll make a very sexy body/massage oil too. *sassy grin*
I also got Santa’s Tree Farm FO. It is definitely more of an evergreen. I’m glad that I have some empty amber bottles, because I really look forward to blending this one. I want to try blending it with Christmas Wreath and maybe a few spice scents. Christmas in a bottle, basically.
I couldn’t resist getting a massive bottle of Bubblegum FO too. I’ve used almost half of my first bottle all ready.
To top it off, I got several ingredients for some acne facial remedies that I’m going to work on, a gallon jug of shampoo base, and the cutest little spatulas for people to use to sample when I have events. They’re these tiny, adorable little black spatulas. Of course, the picture made them seem a lot bigger. I guess I really need to read dimensions a lot more. *grin* I know I have fat fingers, but these cute guys make me feel like a giant!
Today I need to focus on court stuff, but I have to say that I always itch to drag out my supplies and play mad scientist when I get new stuff. *grin* My app will get a lot more ideas typed into it today, I bet.