Saturday, October 1, 2011

Will it blend? Pink Sugar and Spiced Cranberry!

The Pink Sugar wedge is slightly larger than it appears here.
Pink Sugar is amazing. Easily one of the most popular, and arguably one of the most blended scents out there. Everything I have tried so far that was combined with PS has been wonderful.
Then it got me wondering, is there anything that doesn't smell awesome mixed with Pink Sugar? So I thought it would be fun to blend some Pink with different types of scent to see how it would turn out.
For the first round I thought it would be fun to blend PS with Spiced Cranberry. I'll be honest. I'm not a fan of Spiced Cranberry because it is chock full of cinnamon, although the cranberry notes are lovely. Spiced Cranberry is a scent that arrived in a sampler, and wouldn't have been something I would have chosen for myself. But I didn't want it to go to waste, which is why I thought mixing it with something else would be a great idea. I am hoping the Pink Sugar's sweetness will be enough to calm the spice, but allow the tart cranberry notes to shine.
Pink Sugar Pie!

So I decided to melt the Spiced Cranberry first, to get a feel of how it smells before the PS is added.
Spiced Cranberry is described by Briar Rose as " Tart cranberries smothered in a blend of cinnamon and spices. Top notes of red wine.
It melted and smelled like I thought it would, a warm and fruity type. Not as spicy as I had expected, but still a little out of my normal comfort zone.

Spiced Cranberry 2 Pack
So then I added a wedge of my Pink Sugar Pie.
95% of the wax community knows what PS is but just in case it's described as, "A fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam on a dry down of musks." which is just a longer way to say "amazing".

So.....did it blend?
Yes, but, it didn't blend together as I had expected, and not as I had hoped. Instead of toning down the cinnamon as much as I would have liked, it toned down the cranberry a lot more. So instead of a sweet cranberry with a hint of spice, it was a sweet and spicy mix, with just a hint of fruit.
I wouldn't really consider this a success with me, but it would go over very well with most everyone else. Perhaps as a Christmas seasonal type (Sweet Cranberries, need I say more?).

What would I name my new scent? "Pink Christmas Spice"

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE, love, PS, love PS blends as well.

    I am glad I found your blog...I am following you! :-)