There is no website, no newsletter, no storefront. There is a list and that list is everything. If your name is on that list, you were online, in the Glitterati facebook group and your fingers were hoppin' to it when the designated time arrived. Even if you were all those things, chances are you still failed to secure a custom spot before the predetermined number of names were accounted for.
It's okay. It's happened to the best of us. It's definitely happened to me.
While the disappointment is there, I sleep easy knowing that 1. I have a nice stockpile of Glitterati to keep me melting happily 2. I'm on the sampler list and 3. my last custom order just arrived!
More about the ordering process a little later. For now, take a look at what I've been sniffing lately!
Scent shots! This is the first time I've ordered scent shots and I'm tempted to only order them from now on. As much as I love Glitterati chunks, they are huge and require cutting. I'm not a fan of handling any wax, but Glitterati wax is especially messy so if I get great performance out of these shots, I might stick with them for future customs.
I ordered 2 cups in each scent. Scent shots are $1.75 each.
strawberry punch bread - not my favorite strawberry because it veers towards a cherry cough syrup. I can pick up a hint of the bread note which makes this blend remind me slightly of strawberry pretzel dessert (also not my favorite).
pumpkin pecan waffles / ice cream scoop bread / blueberry - did I mention that you can custom blend scent shots? You can! PPW gets even creamier with a little ice cream in this blend. The blueberry's input is a soft spoken sourness that works well.
serendipity / tropical bomb / toasted coconut - tropical bomb isn't on the scent list anymore and I can't remember exactly what it was but judging by the likes of this blend, it was pretty good. umbrella drink, beach, book and this blend.
creamy strawberry lemon - smells like a starburst, much heavier on the lemon than the strawberry. super strong
strawberry margaritas - another candy like scent with added fizziness and lime. nice and fruity.
watermelon / pomegranate / fresh pear - oh so good. a delicious, mellow sweetness that's not too sugary.
serenity spa - strong, calm and masculine (that's my kind of guy, btw). this comes off a little soapy but in a good way, a little fruity and a whole lot of freshness.
boo berry country fair - love this. it's a cereal first and foremost. country fair is cotton candy, funnel cakes, ice cream and donuts. this combo is bakery heaven.
salty sea air / tart fruit / white tea - come to mama. I was in the mood to experiment with fresh scents this go round. I wanted to combine them with fruits to see how they pair. The answer is wonderfully. I smell all three scents equally in this blend and I want several large bakery bags of this. It's a tad sweet but clean smelling at the same time.
bergamot / salty sea air / pink sugar - a clean, soapy scent with girly sophistication.
citrus sunshine / watermelon - watermelon meets grapefruit, mangosteen and peach. Lots of peach then the watermelon with just a hint of the grapefruit mangosteen.
salt water taffy - not my cup o' tea. too cough syrupy for me.
lemon verbena / island peach - such a bright and leafy scent with citrus and peach overtones.
watermelon / basil / sage / mint - this could pass for a spa-like scent, just a tad sweeter than the usuals....but so good. a grassy smelling watermelon works!
blueberry cobbler and blueberry muffins - okay. so I got both of these to see which blueberry was better and the definite answer is muffins. this particular blueberry cobbler oil is not good, it actually smells like cat pee. Not meltable at all. blueberry muffins is way superior. it's tart with sweet crumbles and pretty authentic to boot.
As I was proofreading this draft, it occurred to me that there were some unintended critiques of Glitterati. The messy wax (chunks), the lack of website ordering, some of the scent oils ....
Glitterati is not perfect. The wax is super soft (for chunks - there is a different and less soft consistency in the scent shots), ordering is tough and the current blueberry cobbler might need a replacement but let me make it clear that Glitterati wax is really, really good. And if you like to blend, they're one of the easiest vendors to come up with custom blends.
Stay tuned for Part Two - the chunks!