I'm amassing quite a collection of wax, it seems. I may even get through the summer without having to buy any candles at Bath and Body Works or Yankee, and that's saying something. But despite not really needing any more wax, the collections that Lysa from Sugar and Spite has been releasing lately are just too much fun to resist. Seriously, I've gotten a lot of impressive packages from a number of indie companies over the years, and I should probably be desensitized by now to the artistry and care so often put into their work, but this one maybe, just maybe, takes the cake.
This collection, based on classic horror films, was not a pre-order.I ordered on April 11th, and received it on April 15th. Super fast TAT! The collection included eight 2 ounce cups of wax, and cost $16.00. Each scent was a different color with various unique "garnishes" that often brought to mind the movie it was referencing, which made it all just a generally colorful and fun package to open.
This is the bag the goods came in:
When I lifted this up and realized the tie was a noose, I knew I was in for a treat. How cool is that?
What horror collection would be complete without postcards all the way from snowy Sidewinder or the Bates Motel?
These are totally going on our fridge.
I also got a menu of all the scents and I had also ordered a soap in Ah, Miss, which smells like refreshing tea with just a hint of floral. Sugar and Spite has really great tea notes!
I got two sample shots from a potential future release. She was thinking of doing a New Wave collection, but online polling instead led to the new collection being Villains. She Bop is super sweet and cutesy- kind of a Pink Sugar type smell. Lips like Sugar smells like buttermints to me.
And here's the Horror Collection!
I would say my favorites from this collection are Thorn, Overlook, Candyman, and His Father's Eyes, though I didn't dislike any of them. Thorn I got as a sample in my last order and liked the cold sniff-but wow, it really bloomed on melting! G remarked that "this place has never smelled better" when I melted that one,which is good I guess! It looks super cool, with a wax skull looking up at you when you open it.
Overlook has a kind of chilly musk vibe, sort of like Solstice Scents Snowshoe Pass, and it's neat that the bottom white layer has little red drops of "blood." Candyman is sweet and rich honey with sprinkles and lavender buds, and His Father's Eyes is a delicate, soft lavender with hints of vanilla and even what appear to be mini marshmallows. I haven't melted them all but while the smells don't necessarily morph much, they do bloom when melted and you can get more of the nuances. London is a rugged, more "masculine" scent-a little smoky. Pennywise, I can now pick up on lemon and honeysuckle, though I understand why I initially thought it was a tutti frutti bubblegum type scent. The ones that are more muted to me in the cups, Mr. bates and Evil Ed, I suspect may improve and reveal their true colors with a little more cure time and upon melting.
This collection is currently sold out and I'm not sure at this time when/if some or all of the scents will return. The next collection is Villains and includes one of my personal faves, Jareth the Goblin King. This is nostalgic for me as Labyrinth was the very first movie I ever remember seeing in a movie theater at the tender age of 5, and I remember crying and wanting to leave because the fire guys scared me. I stuck it out though to the end and it became one of my all time favorite movies. My childhood friends and I may have worn out our VHS copy when freeze-framing certain moments in order to fully appreciate the bounty contained within Jareth's super snazzy gray pants.
Here is the scent lineup and a LINK to the preorder (which will only be active for a few days as of today, April 22nd).
Maleficent - Jam, swimming with overripe blackberries and currants, tea, butter cookies, patchouli and sinister florals.
Ursula - Ice cold waves, ocean floor, kelp, orange blossom and driftwood
Hook - Black leather, sandalwood, creamy pumpkin, and vanilla pods
Jareth - Black cedar, vanilla bean, aged patchouli, teakwood, and a delicious drop of candy apple.
The Joker - A ridiculous blend of sweet amber, vanilla ice cream, pumpkin pecan waffles, day lilies and lemon balm
De Vil - Dragons blood, toasty marshmallow, sweet cream and spice.
Scar - Blueberry orange muffins drizzled with fig syrup and an afterthought of wood smoke
The Evil Queen - Shiny red apple, dark chocolate, sprinkled with pink and blue sugars.