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Sweet, Spicy, and Sexy

I’m really glad that you can’t see me when I’m writing posts.  Pajamas aside, I still sit and fiddle with each item like a kid with their new toy.  *grin*  I think I may have to see an addiction specialist at some point, since I huff FOs like a coke addict.  *cracking up*  This really has to be the last batch of new scents I buy because I am honestly out of space.  I have filled an entire shelf on my massive business stand.  I’ll never use all of these before they expire and that’s a lot of money sitting on one shelf!  I’m glad that I snuck these in before making that rule for myself.

One of my cats knocked over the bottle of Hot Stuff FO, so I’ve had 24 hours of it on my hands, always with me, blocking all other smells.  As horrible as that could be, it’s kind of like I’m draped all over some hot guy that spent some time making himself smell good before I came over to watch some movies.  (I miss those days sometimes.  Someone actually made an effort to rock my world then.  *grin*  I enjoy the freedom of a PJ filled existence, but when I try to go the extra mile, then I really want those sweet and sexy moments of dating that we took for granted.)  Back to our regularly scheduled program…this FO is so freaking sexy that it actually beats Edward’s Kiss.  I know, I’m shocked too!  *sassy wink*  There’s peppercorn, deep and heavy amber, a touch of cinnamon that you don’t often catch unless you’re really huffing (*looks out the window with an innocent look*), and the wholesaler lists a note of cashmere.  I admit that I have no idea what cashmere is suppose to smell like or really what it adds, but it sounds great.  Lol.  I would swear that there’s leather in it, but it may just be the amber.  I dabbed it on my dryer sheet and the laundry smells all sexy now.  *grin*

Oooh La La FO is the chocolate covered strawberries scent I told you about when I ordered it.  I’m not totally sold on this one, so I think I will make some soap and let them sit a few days, then see how it smells.  It’s really not much better than the version I came up with, which is rather disappointing.  It has that bottled, plastic flatness that I try to avoid.  I hope that the chocolate develops some richer notes as it sets in the products.  *crossing fingers*

 

Lastly I got Sugar & Spice FO.  I’m not really sure which, but this FO reminds me of another one.  It’s annoying the tarnation out of me that I can’t put my finger on it, but that’s life, right?  *smile*  It makes me think of the gourmet cotton candy that I’ve seen on Food Network (i.e. the food porn channel).  Overly sweet sugary goodness with a hint of spices.  The wholesaler lists coriander and cardamom, but my official description is spicy yumminess.  Lol.  It’s a fun scent, but not the ooey gooey umptiousness of the usual baking FOs that I gravitate to when I want a food scent.  There’s a slight impression of bright perfume, but that may change after it’s mixed into product bases. 

Overall I’m glad that I didn’t rush into these for Valentine’s Day, but I’m really happy with two of them.  The other is an opportunity to play mad scientist, I figure.  *grin*  For now I’ll enjoy sniffing the sugar and spice from one hand and the wanna-jump-him sexiness on the other.  😉

My latest goodies

My flash sale goodies were delivered and I tell you that an outsider would have thought it was my birthday the way I oohed and aahed over the stuff. *grin* Larry was rather grumpy about lugging the huge box in, but that’s what a man’s there for, right? *teasing wink* I was able to restock some of the boring ingredients, but there were a few really fun items that I can’t wait to share.

First off, I must confess that as anti-girly as I can be, I love the color pink. Lol. I love almost all shades of it and in a few weeks we’re going to paint my walker hot pink. It’s sad and pathetic, isn’t it? *grin* Anyway, it’s rather hard to get a bright shade of pink in soap when you’re using regular dyes. Due to the incredible price I was able to afford to splurge on the wholesaler’s featured neon pink powdered dye. They say it won’t bleed or fade. Woohoo!
hot pink dye

The picture isn’t so great, but they had the orifice reducers in stock and I’m so excited to try it. (My phone’s camera is not focusing so well today *pout*) I didn’t twist the reducer in, since supposedly they won’t come back out, plus this helps you see how it works. It was a facepalming moment, but I admit that I hadn’t figured out how they’d stay in without having to change lids or get other attachments.

Orifice Reducers

Orifice Reducers

I’ve been looking forward to making the cocoa massage melts that I mentioned awhile back and decided to make it a lot easier on myself by getting beeswax in granules. I have a brick of beeswax, I admit, but I read that these are easier to measure and melt, so being the ingredient hoarder that I am, I ordered some to try. *grin* Sorry about the stripe of packaging in the picture, but the camera couldn’t focus on the beeswax, so I needed to help it focus. Aren’t they just so cute?

Beeswax

Beeswax

I have mixed feelings on the goldfish and small cello bags. Basically the goldfish will be embedded in “water” soap in the bag, then the bag gets a twist tie, just like when you win a fish at the fair. First off, the bags are way smaller than I thought. (Remember my previous confession – measurements and dimensions are totally lost on me. Lol.)I was concerned about how expensive the soaps would be because I thought there would be a lot of soap for the water, so being small will really help with that, but I’m not totally sure they will be big enough to actually remind people of the fair prizes. Second, the goldfish are not only pretty small, but those eyes are kind of creepy. *grin* Is it just me or do they seem like they’re bulging? It reminds me of that horrible golfish out of water commercial about asthma attacks that always made me want to put the tv in the water. (Hey, I never said all of my thoughts and compulsions made sense to anyone else!)

Fishies!

Fishies!


Fish in a bag

Fish in a bag

Next I get to discuss the new FOs. *rubbing hands together with glee*

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