Delightful Incense Review
Delightful Incense is named such because the owner, a very sweet lady named Amy, got started in her business by making incense (never could have guessed that, huh?). They have recently, however, started making wax tarts. A fact which ,I for one, am very happy about!
I first tried a Delightful Incense (DI) tart when Amy was nice enough to send me a sample of one in my favorite scent–Blue Sugar 🙂 I was so happy when I melted this tart, because not only is it hard to find a vendor who sells Blue Sugar (though it’s becoming more common), it’s hard to find a vendor who has an AWESOME Blue Sugar. And that’s what my little tart was, awesome. One scallop tart threw for at least 8 hours!
I knew after I tried that tart, that I definitely needed to make an order and try a few more of DI’s scents. The prices are great–two tarts for $1.90, and she had a couple of fragrances listed that I hadn’t tried yet, so I made a little order: one grubby scallop tart each of Coconut Cream Pie, Toasted Marshmallow, Vanilla Waffle Cone, and Vanilla Pinecones…and of course a couple more of those Blue Sugar I loved so much!
I was so surprised when I opened my package–because Amy had sent me just as many freebies as tarts I had ordered! She really is so generous.
In addition to the tarts I ordered, I also got as freebies: Orange Juice Cake, Honey Gingerbread, an extra Blue Sugar, a really adorable pumpkin shaped tart in Pumpkin Apple Butter, and a huge pie shaped tart in Buttercream! Here’s a closer look at all the shapes I received.
I couldn’t wait to start melting, even if it meant liquefying that cute little pumpkin.
Coconut Cream Pie–light throw on this one. This is often the case for most coconut scents, for some reason it’s just hard to get a big throw out of coconut scents. I mostly got a creaminess out of this tart, not quite sure if it was coconutty though. One thing I did like was that I could smell the separate elements of the cream, and the buttery crust.
Vanilla Pinecones–this is a subdued, not so in-your-face pine scent. The throw is light to medium. It reminds me of a men’s body wash! As a matter of fact, I would sniff my hubs all day long if he smelled like this.
Orange Juice Cake–I liked this tart. Medium throw. Instead of a fresh fruity orange, this is more of a creamy orange. You can definitely pick up on the cake notes, there is a sweet vanilla and milk background behind the orange top notes.
Vanilla Waffle Cone–Another one I liked. Rather than a waffle cone, this to me smelled like vanilla and walnut. I would definitely say the nuttiness is the top note I got, with a little bit of baked brown sugar behind it. Pretty nice throw on this tart, I could smell it from a room away.
Blue Sugar–Well, you already know my thoughts about this one! My favorite scent, and probably the best Blue Sugar I have tried yet from any vendor. I know this is supposed to be the masculine version of Pink Sugar, but that’s not what I think, necessarily. This is a very complex scent with a lot of notes, but what I love about it are the vanilla and woody tones. It’s one of those things that the description does not do it justice, you have to smell it to understand. 🙂
The funny part about melting these tarts for this review was that I ended up loving the tarts I got as freebies better than most of the ones I actually picked out in my order!
Pumpkin Apple Butter–How do I love thee! This scent is now at the top of my list of Fall fragrances. It threw for hours and hours, and I only dumped it out because I was ready for a change ( I saved the wax in a spare cup). What I love about Delightful Incense’s Pumpkin Apple Butter is that it’s a lot more apple than it is pumpkin. Usually, when you see “pumpkin” in the name of a scent, you are expecting the classic cinnamon/spicy base. I love this scent because it is not spicy at all. Apple is the top note, but it’s a fall apple, not a fruity apple. There is a hint of spice in the background, but it’s not really cinnamon. It may be nutmeg. Whatever it is, I need some more of these tarts!
Honey Gingerbread–Another scent that blew me away. When it first starts melting, you get the sweet honey notes mixed with some spice. After a while though, the sweetness burns off and you’re left with a very yummy cinnamony, bakery scent. This scent is called gingerbread, but in my opinion it is close to a zucchini bread scent. It is a house filler!! I LOVE THIS.
Delightful Incense made me a very happy customer with their combination of amazing scents and wonderful customer service. I can’t wait to make another order, and I hope you will check them out and do the same!!