Thursday, 3 January 2013

Front Porch Haul #2

Hi !

Another Front Porch order came today, yay ! Front Porch is definitely one of my favorite company, I love the scents they carry,they're so unique and they have an amazing scent throw. Unfortunately I'm going to be slowing down on my orders because they recently raised the prices and removed the free 4 pack of your choice when you order over $25. I think Front Porch is very expensive considering the size of the tarts. Here's a quick comparison

Front Porch = $1.75/single tart
Streetman Candle = $1.60/single tart
Granny's Kountry Candles = $0.50-0.65/single tart

I think most people order from Front Porch because they offer free shipping on all US orders,but as you probably know I live in Canada so I have to pay my own shipping,which makes it one of the most expensive company to order from.
I just wish Granny's Kountry Candles and Streetman Candle were carrying the same scents as Front Porch.

Anyway ! Onto what I got :

  • Vanilla Noel 4 pack - reorder I'm addicted to this scent from Bath&Body Works, unfortunately their candles are really expensive and don't perform well. I think Front Porch's version is really similar,maybe just a little bit creamier.
  • Lavender Sugar Cookie Dough Bread 4 pack - reorder. This is such an awesome scent,it's a creamy lavender mixed with a subtle bakery note. I love it
  • Cactus & Sea Salt - This is a very fresh and spa-like scent, I didn't know what to expect at all when ordering this as cactus doesn't smell much and neither does sea salt but I quite like it, a nice bathroom scent.
  • Bear Claws - Smells like cinnamon and raisins with a bakery note 
  • French Vanilla & Oak - I really dislike this scent,I don't smell much vanilla but only something really woodsy. It smells like a really bad perfume
Lavender Sampler

  • Sweet Lavender & Coconut Cream - A very milky lavender,I can't really single out the coconut part though.
  • Lavender Orange Danish - A weird mix, not sure how I like this. The orange scent is more present than the lavender
  • Lavender Buttercream - A creamy lavender, can't really smell the buttercream
  • Lavender & Raspberry - I really don't like raspberry scents to start with, so to add lavender to the mix doesn't help at all. You can smell both pretty much equally
  • Lemon Lavender - I didn't think I was going to like this one but I do ! These two mix so well together, it's a refreshing scent
  • Lavender Tea - I don't like to drink tea so it's not too big of a surprise I don't like the scent of it. I mostly smell the tea with a touch of lavender.
  • Lavender Cookies - Smells pretty much the same as Lavender Sugar Cookie Dough Bread, maybe a bit stronger on the cookie part
  • Lavender Love Dare - Very fruity with a musky undertone ! I don't smell much of the lavender

Getting sampler packs is always a guess because you never know if you're going to like all the scents included. Unfortunately for me, this time around there were more ''misses'' than ''hits'' but that's okay I'll just pass them along to someone who will enjoy them 
You'll be seeing other Front Porch hauls very soon because I ordered a lot of stuff before they raised their prices.

What's your favorite Front Porch Scent ?
Mine is Lavender Sugar Cookie Dough Bread

Laurence xoxo


  1. I had to stop buying her Sampler packs because there were always more misses. I know some people aren't upset about the price increase, but for what your get doesn't really make a lot of sense unless you reeeeally want something specifically from her that you can't get anywhere else. IDK...I feel like FP's tarts are way smaller than other tarts I've seen. Do you agree???

    My favs are: Celtic Moonspice, Honey Almond, and Country Cinnamon. :)

    1. I never buy the Sampler packs anymore, I did when I first started ordering from her back in April. But now I know exactly what I like from this company and just order 4-packs. I'm excited for her scoopable wax! I think their tarts are much smaller, and getting smaller. The bread ''loaves'' used to be advertised at over 2 oz each and you got 4 of them for $7.75. Now they are advertised at 1.75 to 2 oz each, and the price has increased to $8.75. More money for less wax, sigh.

      My favs are: Cake Shoppe, Sweet Dreams, Lemon Bread, Zucchini Bread Cupcakes :)

  2. Great review! I feel the same way about the price increase, it's a lot for one thing and for them to eliminate the free 4-pack is another issue. I'll also be ordering less but I do ADORE their tarts and scents! SO good! I love Cactus and Sea Salt, SO good! Sweet Dreams is fabulous also, if you haven't tried it. Thanks for this awesome review. :)

    1. I've tried Sweet Dreams it's really good but I like LSCDB better haha ! Can't wait to melt Cactus & Sea Salt

  3. I really love FP but I am slowing way down. I have not ordered since the price increase. The tarts are great but the size is now a factor along with the size of the free tarts. Also we cannot pick the scent of the free pack. I will still be ordering a few of my favorite scents like Strawberry Marshmallow Bread and Zuchinni Bread Cupcakes.

    1. Yea, I just don't feel like it's worth it anymore. Haven't tried Strawberry Marshmallow Bread but I think I have a single on the way :)

  4. I agree they are pricey for the size, and now that they're even pricier I wonder if it's time for them to consider getting rid of the 'free' shipping and drop their prices back to something more competitive.

    I got two gift certificates for FP over the holidays so I made a big order but I think I'll probably shift my shopping to somewhere else. I do love the tarts but I do NOT like that even though stock is added daily during the week, it's still just the same few popular types of scents.

    As for my favorite scent from Font Porch ... I'm in love with the Lemon Bliss tart I just received. I seem to like almost all of the lemon scents I've gotten from FP but that one is WOW.


    1. Yes I agree with you, it's mostly the same scents being restocked over and over ! I haven't placed an order in a week because I have already tried most of the scents available ! I haven't tried Lemon Bliss though, might order one if I ever see it on the website :)