Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 078 - I just have to keep telling myself I don't have a problem...

Currently Burning: Coco Beach Baby Peach

Today I thought I would do a fun post of my CBV Stash. I was going to wait to do this until a Saturday, but I figured I could just do an updated stash instead. I've been wanting to do this for awhile, but I would always burn through/order more so I wasn't ever really satisfied. However, I think I'm finally good to go!

Starting off with storage.  I do not have a dedicated bookshelf/tv stand/cabinet etc (yet) so for the time being, these are mostly scattered throughout the house. The big basket holds my 4 oz, 8 oz, and 9 oz candles, and the scent shots that I have not reviewed for the blog yet. The paper bags in there have scent shots that are still curing. I write the date that I received them from UPS. Since I have so many, I usually wait about a month (unless there's one that I cannot possibly wait for).

The other container up there holds the scent shots that I've already reviewed. At one point in time I was quartering my shots, but I knew that I would end up with WAY too many, so I went with half instead. I need to order a new tart warmer to help go through all these...

My tureen, Black Label, and comfort candles all sit on a bookshelf that houses my DVDs. This case also has the empty jars (3 9 oz and 1 4 oz w00t!) that I'm hanging onto until I can figure something to do with them. The 16 oz usually sits in my bedroom.

I have 4 Black Labels. I really love these scents. The one burning is Manhattan. The three below that are: 007, Godfather, and Harvey Wallbanger.

Next, I grouped my tureen with my 16 oz. The 16 oz is Butterfly Kisses. The 22 oz tureen is Bella Swan in Grape glitter. I wasn't too big of a fan of the 16 oz at first, because mine wasn't burning as clean as I wanted. However, now that it's past halfway it's burned off all of the wax that was originally all over the edges so I think I probably will order more 16 oz. The 22 oz is one of my favorites. I haven't burned it all the way down yet (I've heard this is where it can become problematic) but I love it so far!

I have 2 Comfort Candles. While I'm not a big fan of the bowl (takes me usually about 5 hours to get completely to the edge) the scents are amazing and they're really cute (pre-burn). The pink one is Sinful Strawberry Shortcake and the orange one is Momma's Peach Cobbler.

Moving onto the 4 oz candles (5). From left to right I have: Blushing Peaches, Bergamot & Herbal Mint, Stress Relief, Shamrock Kiss, and Love Shack.

Next I have my 8 oz candles (13). I haven't really decided if I like this one or the 9 oz better. I think I'll probably just alternate ordering 8 oz and 9 oz samplers from here on out because they're great jars. The scents from top to bottom are:

  • Mango Sorbett
  • Banana Coconut Cream Pie
  • Sugared Corn Pudding
  • Pumpkin Cider
  • Tokyo Spring
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Sophie Belle
  • Bergamot & Mandarin
  • Kimono Silk
  • Bite Me
  • Sexy in Stilettos
  • White Nectarine & Pink Coral
  • Coco Beach Baby Peach

The 9 oz jars are definitely easier to stack, but I've found can be a little tougher to get a full melt pool because of the shape (hence the toss up between 8 and 9 oz). I have 10 of these. Scents from top to bottom are:
  • Jacob Black (lit)
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Delight
  • Watermelon
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Banana Nut Bread
  • Mango Tango
  • Fruit Loops
  • Macintosh Apple

 Scent shots will take WAY too long to list all the scents, so I'll just let you see the pretty colors! These are the ones that I have reviewed before (36).

These I have yet to review (76).

And all of them together. I had 4 more stowaways that I found before the picture so the total is 116 scent shots.

PHEW! This darn blog has turned me into a hoarder! Every weekend my place smells super awesome because I usually have 3 or 4 different things going to try to get through my stash. I need to get another tart warmer STAT! I wish I could burn these at work because that would help, but alas I cannot.

Hope you all enjoyed the candle porn!

Now onto the daily review!

Coco Beach Baby Peach (4): This is a combination of Coconut and Peach. This one's interesting because on cold sniff, I get more peach; but once it's warm I get more coconut. It's a really great summer scent. The throw is medium on it. I have it in an 8 oz candle currently.

Remember to keep those wicks trimmed!



  1. Holy wax collection Batman! Great scents and a crazy great stash!

  2. See the rainbow, smell the rainbow, WANT THE RAINBOW!!!! I am now "burning" with jealousy. ;) Great stash hun!