Monday, April 24, 2017

Sugar & Spice Wax Melts

Disclaimer - all products were purchased by me. 

The very first vendor I ordered from many years ago, Sugar & Spice remains one of my favorite brands. I think of it as a hidden gem in the wax world even though the owner, Shanna, has been around for a long time now. The scent list is extensive and everything is available year-round, which is always nice for when you're craving pumpkin stuff in July. And custom scent blends, she does those too. Occasionally she closes to spend time with family but she's open for most of the year so you can order almost any time you want.

I placed a total of three orders recently and the turn around time was ten business days. All of the cups were neatly stacked in plastic bags to keep the lids secure, and she included some free scents with each order.

Single scent shots are $1.85, 3-packs are $5.55, 4-packs are $7.40, and one pound bakery bags are $17.25. Custom blends are available in all quantities except for single cups.

Amazing Grace 
Philosophy type. Italian bergamot and sparkling lemon are sweetened with freshly picked citron and neroli. A white floral jasmine, orange blossom and rose are blended with sheer musk and cedarwood

Sharp bergamot and clean skin musk with floral nuances in the background. Very fresh and uplifting without being too perfumey. Bergamot is something I try to avoid but this is a nice blend.

Berry Coconut Bundt Cake 
Berry bundt cake, coconut cream pie and birthday cake

A sort of sweet but mostly tart raspberry with the slightest hint of coconut cake in the background.

Blackberry Coconut Cream Cake 
Blackberry, coconut cream pie and birthday cake

A very tart, almost bitter, blackberry with some floral undertones. There's a strong chemical aroma though that reminds me of cleaning products.

Bonfire Bliss 
Notes of dried, wind blown leaves, heliotrope, charred woods of pine and cedar, amber, smoky sandalwood and musk with a background containing hints of roasted marshmallow, brown sugar, coconut and soft vanilla

Crunchy, dried leaves and an eery bonfire smoke. I love how mysterious this one is and it's one of my favorite vendor scents ever. It makes a great blender too.

Camu Camu 
Scentsy type. The scent is an abundance of tart red berries, juicy orange and peach nectar blended with a twist of lime

A red berry and peach blend with accents of citrus and fresh green leaves. Tart, tropical and punchy.

Chubba Dubba 
The fresh aroma blend of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, lemon slices, jasmine, green tea and Tahitian vanilla

A sunny blend of orange and lemon with just a touch of lemongrass. This one is yummy and so fresh smelling.

Clean Green 
Refreshing combination of fresh greens and pear agave is brought to a new level with the addition of vetiver grass and clean forest moss

Every time I smell this I have to double check that I didn't get this mixed up with the Herbal Essence dupe down below. They're pretty similar being that they're both fresh fruity florals, but this one has soft green notes mixed in. I think I like this one a little more.

Fruit Smoothie 
A fruitastik blend of creamy vanilla ice cream bursting with sweet bananas, fresh strawberries, and a touch of juicy peach

Banana Laffy Taffy and vanilla mixed with hints of sweet strawberry. Pretty good, although it's more of a candy scent than a real fruit blend.

Herbal Essences type 
Clean, fresh and invigorating just like the Herbal Essences shampoo

You already know what this smells like. A clean and sweet fruity-floral with apple topnotes.

Marshmallow Jelly Donut 
Marshmallow blended with jelly donut

Sweet raspberry jam and fluffy marshmallows, not much bakery going on here. Love this one and I've repurchased it a few times now.

Orange Caramel Crumble 
Rich, yummy caramel blended with a rich, moist orange poundcake with even more caramel crumbles

A glass of orange juice and a slice of yellow cake. Mostly a citrus scent and I'm not picking up on any caramel sweetness.

Peach Margarita 
Fresh and sweet succulent peaches combined with sparkling notes of lime, lemon and orange rinds makes this the perfect party drink

A zesty orange and lime blend, and although I'm not getting peach or margarita from it, it's really good. I've reordered this a few times now.

Peach Strawberry Cream Cake 
Peach, strawberry, birthday cake and cream

A tart orange and strawberry blend. Not peachy but I love this one and have ordered it many times.

Raspberry Coconut Cream Cake 
Raspberry, coconut cream pie and birthday cake

A very tart raspberry and a curdled, sour cream note. There's a strong chemical smell to this one like with Blackberry Coconut Cream Cake and hopefully that will disappear in the warmer.

Snickerdoodle Latte 
Rich roasted Columbian coffee is blended with spices and hints of toasted nuts in this beverage sensation. A base of vanilla butter cream adds tempting sweetness to the blend

Loads of cinnamon mixed with a roasted, bitter coffee. Not a sweet blend at all on cold sniff nor do I smell any snickerdoodle cookie notes, but perhaps that will change in the warmer.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert 
Top secret blend that smells just like the dessert!

Tart strawberries and rich cream with hints of pretzel. There's that cream note again that nearly goes sour. I think this has been reformulated because I don't remember that cream note before; it used to be all strawberry and pretzel.

Vanilla Bean Nectarine 
Citrusy nectarine blended with sweet vanilla bean

A peachy orange blend with a thick vanilla base. Like peaches and creamsicles. Fresh, juicy and utterly delightful.

Waikiki Shores 
Blend of tropical pina colada, juicy pineapple slices, sweet pear and mandarin orange with a base of anise

Smells like something from BBW. A floral musk blend with coconut to add a tropical vibe. More of a floral (hibiscus?) and musk scent.

Warm Vanilla Nutmeg 
A mild creamy bakery nutmeg

Hints of fresh nutmeg but mostly a buttery vanilla. I'm reminded of butter pecan ice cream every time I smell this. This would probably make a nice blender if you want a different vanilla than VBN. Pumpkin and eggnog are blends that I have in mind to mix this with.

Mystery Scents!

These are freebies that Shanna sends along with every order. They're made from leftover wax that she's poured so each one is different and unfortunately there is no description of what went into each one. It's all a guess. There are a lot of these mystery scents because I made three different orders recently. The more you buy, the more freebies you get.

Starting from the top left -

Mystery #1 is a double layer peppermint blend. The top smells like vanilla bean noel, the bottom is peppermint and maybe marshmallow mixed in. Pretty scent.

Mystery #2 is heavy on plumeria but there's something else here. Cotton candy perhaps. It's ok, but I think I'll only be able to tolerate this floral for short periods of time.

Mystery #3 smells like lemon pie or lemon sugar cookies. There's a bakery note mixed in somewhere but it's mostly lemon.

Mystery #4 is a triple layer blend. The bottom is Peach Strawberry Cream Cake, the top and middle smell like a cinnamon laundry blend. It's a unique one for sure.

Mystery #5 is double layered. The top is a Leaves dupe (does that one have cinnamon? It's been a while since I smelled it and I'm getting a lot of spice). The bottom layer is Pumpkin Cinna Vanilla Crunch, a very spicy pumpkin pie filling. Both great scents that I've ordered before.

Mystery #6 is a double layer blend but all I'm smelling is Amazing Grace. A clean bergamot and musk scent.

Mystery #7 is triple layered. Bottom layer is a spicy cinnamon type of blend, maybe Caramel Praline Cinnamon Frosting. Middle layer I can't smell. The top is a lightly spiced pumpkin blend.

Mystery #8 is another triple layer. Sweet banana candies jump out immediately and I'm gonna say that Raspberry Coconut Cream Cake is mixed in. The bottom layer is a tart red berry.

Mystery #9 is a double layered scent. The top is a tart, red berry punch (seriously, what IS that? It's goood) and the bottom smells like laundry blended with something sweet and pink like cotton candy.

A lot of these will be reorders in the future and my top favorites are Vanilla Bean Nectarine, Peach Strawberry Cream Cake, Marshmallow Jelly Donut, and Bonfire Bliss I'll be needing a bag of. There are so many other scents that sound good and I'll place another order once I melt through these.

Website @ Sugar & Spice (Gourmet Soy Online)


  1. Sugar and Spice is awesome. Nice variety on your order! Warm Vanilla Nutmeg sounds like one I would love and like you said, to blend with. Last time I ordered I did the 4 scent shots and split them with my sister. I love that you tackled the mystery scents! Sounds like you nailed a lot of them! You are making me want to place an S&S order.

    1. Her stuff is always great. I think she gets overlooked a bit but I've always had great experiences with her and the wax is strong in the warmer. I'm plotting a few customs blends for next time.

      Also I've been meaning to ask you. Did I see something a while back about you ordering from Archaic Honey? I thought you mentioned waiting for an order but I couldn't find a review

    2. Oh! I did! I placed three orders and have three posts about them but they are listed under Blood Moon Botanica. One is live today. Britton really knocked this line out of the park. I am starry eyed over all of it.