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PBSW has their Yuletide Winter collection out sans candles (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2020-yuletide-winter-limited-editions/) that are coming soon. Is there anything you'd like? Also any scents you'd like as candles when they come out?
I think I've had Sozzled before or something similar and really liked it.
It's not seasonal but I'm definitely interested in trying Perdita, which has a lot of my favorite floral notes.
If you like incense what type to you use? Stick/cone/loose?
No incense, thanks!
Do you have a favorite animal?
I love ALL the animals. Otters and all other mustelids (badgers, skunks, pine martens, weasels, etc.); sea creatures (manta rays, leafy sea dragons, mola mola/giant sunfish); camels/llamas; cheetahs and manuls/Pallas cats
Would you like gloves/mittens/scarf/winter hat?
I have so many beautifully knitted items from these swaps and will probably not be wearing that many this winter! I would definitely wear big comfy socks (size 9) or leg warmers (let me know if you'd need a size).
I'll use either! I could also use an easy-to-clean tea infuser. I've got a couple of novelty silicone ones and a mesh tea ball but I've found that the kinds I have are just not easy to clean.
Would you be interested in trying out anything from Nocturne Alchemy Lab?
I've been able to try a few things from there that I liked! Anything that seems to fit with my preferred notes, absolutely.
Would you like a batch of home-made bath salts?
Anything catch your eye from Dandelion Chocolate?
The passionfruit jam, hot chocolate (intrigued by the green tea version), and I'll try pretty much anything!
What's a thing you always tell yourself you're going to get just for you but haven't yet? Name one thing under $10 and one thing over $10
This is a good question and tough!
Under $10 - See above about a better tea infuser!
Over $10 - An electric wax warmer or a milk frother
What's your favorite type of chocolate? (milk, white, dark, with nuts, with fruit, flavored chocolate, etc.)
I love milk chocolate turtles - caramel and pecans. Anything with nuts.
I don't mind white chocolate (and I like white chocolate with fruit, as long as it isn't peach or cherry).
I like dark up to about 70% but my husband will happily eat anything higher.
How do you feel about stationery? (letter sets, stickers, pens, etc.)
Blank note cards! Stickers are also fun. Sticky notes get used.
If you had to pick a favorite flavor (sweet, spicy, sour, savory, salty) what would it be?
Too hard to pick just one!!! I am definitely the type of person who likes weird flavor combos and mixes everything together on her plate. I've got a terrible sweet tooth though.
What's one food/flavor that you absolutely hate or dislike strongly?
Just one? There are a few things that I will go to great lengths to avoid: fish, tomatoes, licorice, almond extract. I also can't have kiwi or stonefruits.
For the purposes of this swap (not trying to start an international perfume debate), is honey a gourmand note?
I think someone else said that it can amp other gourmand notes, which I think is true. But I don't think it is one on its own. I prefer honey over more traditional "foodie" scents!
Thoughts about lovely bespoke cleansing scrubs a la Sugar Spider (https://sugarspider.shop/) or PBSW sorbets?
I have never even heard of Sugar Spider. So cool! Not interested in chocolate scents but I'd absolutely try anything else from there. I love PBSW sorbettos.
How about literary writing gloves?
Ugh yes. I love Storiarts and I've never bought anything from them before. In particular Shakespeare, Frankenstein, Secret Garden, Poe, Sherlock Holmes.
Tokidoki, anyone? Other cute kawaii goodness? Plushies, blind boxes, etc?
I had never heard of Tokidoki, haha. But I looked them up and the mermaid unicorns are maybe my new favorite thing. I do like tiny things - I have two type drawer shadowboxes with plenty of space on them.
Fun cloth masks? Holiday themed or no? Favorite style?
I actually have *lots* of masks and hardly go out at all.
Journals or Sketchpads or Sketchbooks - yay or nay?
I have so many already!
Face masks (like the kind that come one to a package?
Sure! I do use them. I have sensitive, congested, acne-prone skin.
Anything from Sock Dreams?
I'd love to receive socks (footies or higher!) in natural fibers or at least a 70% natural fiber blend. My calves are 16" and my thighs are about 24". I'm fine with straight-sizing until it gets to a knee-high or taller and then I usually need plus sized.
Is there anything from The Netherlands you’d like to get, maybe some candy or snacks you never had, but you want to try? I actually have a lot of Dutch ancestry but know very little about what would be available there (we've been in the US since the 1600s...). I love stroopwafel and European chocolate and unusual flavored candies (but not licorice, which I know is popular there).