So I won a contest over at It's Always Something. Awesome, right? Who doesn't love free stuff!? I definitely do.
I don't usually win things. And I'm not being modest. It rarely happens.
I have won two things in my life (3 if you count this contest). The first was was in 6th grade when I won a raffle for a mountain bike from the local alternative radio station, where they told me they were disappointed by my lack of enthusiasm. Sorry, I was raised Irish, we are taught not to have emotions, and certainly not to display them. The second was a scholarship my senior year of high school for, and I kid you not, "the student who deserves a scholarship but is often overlooked" - or something along that jist.
And now the third thing I have ever won - a giant candle from Old Williamsburgh Candle in Iced Lavender...Truth be told only 3 people entered the contest so yeah...Why Thank You, Effie, the odds were indeed in my favor. However, this does not diminish my excitement.
Not only did I win (woot!), but Deb was SO nice she included approximately one bazillion Yankee Candle tarts in some of my favorite scents. Yipee!
The Iced Lavender is a really light scent, which is a refreshing change, since I'm often that person whose house smells super strong (the delivery people are always commenting on it when I open my door to sign for packages)...You should all be thanking god I've been forgetting to wear perfume lately, because I'm probably also that person who leaves a scent trail through every room they walk through. This candle has a subtle scent to it, not over powering at all, which is great because I'm not usually the worlds biggest lavender fan. I have to say though, this is not your typical lavender, it's much more soft and less herbal than I expected, but at the same time it's not that sugary at all (which is great because I also hate frosting/foodie type scents). The throw is pretty subtle, but it really does freshen up a room, I don't think you'll get a significant impact from this candle unless you're in a relatively small space (like a bathroom) or a partically closed off room.
Deb wrote a very lovely review of the candles, and her description of Chamomile Green Tea has me tempted. Actually, I just checked out their catalog and I pretty much would love anything from Sea Island Spa collection (especially Sheabutter and Coconut!) or their Life Aquatic line...and I'm also seeing a Lilac fragrance (my favorite scent!). Hm...I'll let you guys know if I end up with more :)