Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fuelin' the Addiction: Candles by Victoria Haul #1

Candles By Victoria!!

♥ Candles By Victoria ~ Poured Fresh Daily ♥ 

Here they are in all of their 2 ounce glory: those delectable scent shots from Candles by Victoria.

After watching Brooke ( and LePooke ( on Youtube feature multiple reviews of these products I was sold. Well, first the type-A personality in me had to watch about 100 more videos... just to be sure.

CBV Scent Shot Sampler Packs: Earthy, Clean, Coffee, and Bakery 

For a wax newbie Victoria's website is a bit overwhelming in terms of product selection. With over 1000 scents and combinations to create (why yes - you can custom mix your own CVB blend as well) options are endless.

If you're the type of person who:
 a.) can't make up their mind,
 b.) changes their mind often,
 or c.) runs like crazy at the word commitment; then my friends scent shots are the way to go.

For my first purchase I decided to step outside my comfort zone with sampler packs in Bakery and Earthy scents, but played it safe with the Clean and Coffee scents I naturally gravitate to.

With the sampler packs you get a random selection within each category.  For giggles, here is what my package came with:


  • Sugared Corn Pudding
  • Brown Sugar Shortbread
  • Orange Cranberry Muffin
  • Hawaiian Hula Muffin
  • Hawaiian Wedding Cake
  • Pumpkin Bread 
  • Biscotti 
  • Frosted Lime Cupcakes

  • Hazelnut Spice
  • Irish Cream
  • Caramel Coffee Cake
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Frenchville Coffee
  • Cappuccino Brulee
  • Caramel Cafe
  • Hot Maple Latte

  • Three Wise Men
  • Frankencense & Myrrh
  • Wood Nymph
  • Jacob Black
  • Clove
  • Sandalwood
  • Crush on My Handyman (under cologne/perfume section...?)
  • Bayberry

  • Snuggle Baby
  • Baby Powder
  • Fresh Linens
  • Tranquility
  • Fresh Laundry
  • Mango Tango
  • Soothe
  • Eucalyptus

FREEBIE (one with every purchase): Enchantment (house blend floral)

Overall, I was pretty stoked with the purchase. I placed the order around December 19th and even with the holiday, received my package on December 26th.  Cure time for these should be around 2-4 weeks based on what I've heard.

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***FTC - I purchased these products with my own money. I was not sponsored and these opinions are solely my own.***

Questions for you-

1. Do you prefer the variety and scent throw that wax tarts provide - or are you a gal/guy loyal to the ambiance and comfort that candles offer?
2. What are your favorite scent categories?


  1. Great CBV haul!

    I love the variety and scent throw I get from wax tarts although I do burn a few candles from time to time! My favorite scent categories are bakery, sweet florals and tropical.

  2. Hi SoCalCandleGal, Thanks for swinging by my blog! I've just recently started to get into bakery scents myself. At the moment in my kitchen I have a quarter of CBV's Caramel Coffee Cake with my Yankee Christmas Treats (essentially a light cookie scent)...although they smell wonderful, the only problem I've found is that bakery blends tend to make me hungry! LOL. Sweet florals and tropicals are great. Unfortunately because my husband has a sensitive nose, florals are excommunicated in my house :( I'm curious to know, would gardenia and jasmine fall into the sweet floral category, opposed to maybe a sweet pea or plumeria?