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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Heavenly Smells

Ask anyone close to me and they will tell you that I love candles! Scents evoke memories for me; muskmelon brings back our first year of marriage of living in an apartment since my sister-in-law had given us a HUGE muskmelon candle which took forever to burn out so our apartment seemed to always smell of that. Dawn dish detergent brings back memories of my Grandma as that is the only dishsoap she ever had at her sink. The smell of coffee comforts me for some reason. And the list goes one. I'm just a huge fan of scents!

I also have three children and pets so there are times when I want my house to smell like something other than them! All you candle lovers know that it is difficult to find a candle that actually smells good while burning, much less one that surrounds your home in it's scent. Very few of them actually do.

My husband would tell you that he is tired of my candle addiction because I almost always say to him, once we are upstairs and ready for bed "Did I remember to blow the candle out?!" He groans and stumbles down the steps to check...I really don't think he enjoys that part of candles!

I was thrilled to have found Scentsy candle products and thrilled to test them out and review them for you! They smell wonderful and there is a boat load of scents to choose from. They envelope the house with their scent (I can smell these even when upstairs, and yet the scent is not overwhelming when even in the same room as them). And best of all, they are wickless candles and instead are melted in beautiful warmers.

I was first introduced to Scentsy when someone at Jacob's Benefit gave him a Scentsy Buddy; these are the coolest stuffed animals and make the whole bedroom smell delish! What Jacob likes best about these is that he takes it along with him to the hospital and it brings him a sense of comfort...the scent helps cover the smell of a hospital and it starts to smell like home.

For the review I chose the rooster warmer as it fits in with my kitchen decor. There are a wide range of warmers to choose from but my favorites are from the Individual Collection; the Rustic Star, Nature's Haven, Cherry Blossom, and Fizz. I was planning on ordering one of those until I realized that if I put them somewhere lower such as my hall table (which I had been planning on), the kids would be sticking their fingers in the wax. So the Rooster warmer it was!
I love how at night it makes the kitchen glow and I never forget to turn it off as I turn out all the lights.
The names of the scents are awesome; the scents themselves even better. The ones I chose to review are Rio Beach, Surfer Chick, and Thunderstorm. Rio Beach is my favorite - but they are all light scents which are perfect for summer.
What I like best about these bars is that they don't melt away into nothing. I did not realize that once you were done burning your scent for the day you could pour the melted wax back into the container and reuse again! This is so economical and right up my alley. I usually pick one or two little squares to use and burn for hours. I've been using these bars for over a month now and as you can see from the above picture, they look almost brand new (except for the Surfer Chick; only because I was burning that square at the moment I took the picture).

I am in love with these candles and can't wait to try more scents. I was able to find a couple bars at a garage sale so those new scents will tide me over until I'm invited to a Scentsy party (or host one of my own!).

Scentsy is offering someone the chance to win a full or mid-size warmer and their choice of three bars. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment here. For additional entries you can 1. tweet about this giveaway with a link back to here, 2. Add a link back to here on your Facebook, 3. Write about this giveaway on your blog. Each of those will earn you an additional entry, so be sure to come back here and leave additional comments for each extra entry you participate in. Winner will be chosen through random.org on Saturday, June 25th. Good Luck!

47 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean about how scents can evoke strong memories. And my husband is less than thrilled with my candle addiction as well. I have seen scentsy products at craft shows and would love to try them!

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  2. I love candles. They all smell so good. I posted anonymous before and forgot my name. lol

    Beth

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  3. I love candles!! I would love to try these. Sharon

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  4. So cool! Lydia M.

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  5. Never seen this before, it would be interesting to try.

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  6. I haven't tried Scentsy at all yet even though I hear everyone talking about it all the time. I'd love to give it a go though!

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  7. oooh, mememememe! choose me! ;)

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  8. I love scentsy! We have several at my house and I love the ease of switching out to a new scent quickly (and that if you happen to spill one accidentally it is easy to clean up).

    I also work in a residential setting where candles are not allowed for safety reasons, but scentsy is okay. It is awesome to be able to bring in the scent of a candle without the open flame.

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  9. Scentsy is AWESOME! I love how it lasts forever!! Leah D.

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  10. Hi! I have never heard of these, but would sure love to try them out! Thanks for the chance!

    Melody
    littlebirdy3 at verizon dot com

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  11. I have a special needs child so I am afraid of burning candles. Scentsy looks like it would be safe around him.

    dmhenry86@yahoo.com

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  12. You know... I love candles in the wintertime, especially pine scented candles. But until I read your post, I didn't realize how much I would love a candle burning with a lovely scent right NOW, in the middle of the hot June! I've seen scentsy around, but never tried their products. I'd love to win this :) (My first time ever entering a blog contest! Fun!)

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  13. I would love to try these! I especially like the mini warmer that plugs into the wall...no worries about my kids spilling the wax. :)

    dee12901@juno.com

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  14. Have heard so many good things about these! Would love to give one a try!


    Gayla

    tiramisu1223@yahoo.com

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  15. Looks like a neat product. Would love to have one. Pleasant scents really can change my mood. Jill N

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  16. Count me in. Would love to try these out! I like that you said they aren't overpowering even in the same room.
    Renee srn828@aol.com

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  17. Ooh, the thunderstorm one sounds heavenly!

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  18. I bought a scentsy buddy for my grandson and love how it makes him smell so sweet!! I would really like to try these wickless candles.....sounds interesting.
    Thoughts and prayers are still with your son and whole family during this hard patch of life.
    thanks
    Cindy

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  19. My mom got a plugin for Mother's Day and I would love to get something for myself.

    Gusgirl
    gusgirl03@yahoo.com

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  20. I would love to win this...I have never even seen a scentsy anything! I have seen the stickers on cars though! :)

    Kimberly

    kimrain2225@aol.com

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  21. I've been wanting to try Scentsy! What a great giveaway :)

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  22. I keep hearing about this company but haven't gotten a chance to see any of their products in person. Sounds like it's a great product! :)

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  23. This would be a perfect solution to my current stinky house problem! I don't feel comfortable with open flame these days, and Ive been trying all sorts of things with no luck!

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  24. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/brijustbri

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  25. I blogged too! http://yourhandsinmine.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/random-randomness/

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  26. And I facebooked too, but my facebook is on lockdown, so I don't know that a link would work? http://www.facebook.com/BriJustBri

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  27. I've never tried Scentsy products, but I've heard great things about them!

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  28. How fun! I would love to try these candles.

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  29. I've never heard of Scentsy before but this stuff sounds wonderful!

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  30. Love them. And since we are currently using our daughters, since she hasn't found her own apt yet, would love to have one of my own. I will really miss her's when she moves.
    Nan

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  31. Love Scentsy!! The wax lasts a really long time- I have tons of different scents- some for summer and some for winter!!

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  32. Love candles and a "scented" house. And I have a chicken kitchen too!

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  33. I would so love to try these! I've used the warmers and melts from the craft store, but I've never tried the Scentsy ones.

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  34. Would love to try Scentsy. I have heard great reviews but never picked one up!

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  35. i love scentsy!! coconut lemongrass is my favorite =)

    -jamie c.

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  36. Love Scentsy! I'm on a mission to try ALL scents. Would love to win.

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  37. wow, i really need some scentsy! when i wake up, my house smells like my dogs feet AKA frito foot!

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  38. I've heard a lot about Scentsy lately but haven't yet tried it. They have so many choices for warmers and scents. Fun!

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  39. I have heard about Scentsy but haven't tried it myself. It looks neat and I like that you can pour the wax back in!

    L Thompson

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  40. I would love the opportunity to try Scentsy!! :)

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