My love affair with wax melts will never end. I adore candles but they are for show not for burning. I am way too tired and forgetful to light a candle and then remember to snuff it out. So wax melts are my go to for home fragrance and more importantly in an electric wax warmer so no worries about flames, heat and my bouts of amnesia. I’ve been lucky enough to receive some wax melts and pots from Amy of Fragrantasia, to try them out as she is relaunching her wax business soon and bringing out new scents and products. My first melt came courtesy of Violet Laundry.
Packaging. Wax is housed in a lidded pot, which I find to be an easy form of packaging when it comes to storing wax, checking wax ( especially in warmer months wax and heat are not friends unless its combined with a wax warmer ) and having the occasional sniff session.
Appearance. I love this type of wax pot as visually I find it very appealing! A base of soft pink coloured wax with bubblegum blue coloured wax chunks playing peek a boo through out it. Simple, cute and effective!
Scent. In all honesty I wasn’t too sure what Violet Laundry would or could smell like. Laundry yes…clean and fresh, but not violet. But what I did find is when I opened the lid the scent strangely was very familiar. It reminded me of parma violet sweets. Slightly sugary…and I guess violet scented? But what makes this a little different is the slightly powdery notes to it which gives it that clean and fresh hit.
In melt. I popped in a quarter of this wax pot into my wax warmer, and while it was slowly melting through created a gorgeous wax pool where the strands of blue chunks and pink wax slowly merged into one. The scent smelt exactly the same warmed through as it did when cold, and it filled my small but perfectly formed kitchen from corner to corner.
Strength and longevity. Laundry scents on the whole are notoriously known for being one of the strongest family of scents where wax is concerned. I would describe the strength of Violet Laundry as being medium strength. There’s no mistaking its there, its not hiding in the air its THERE. I walked into my kitchen and it smelt so good, and fought its way bravely through moderate cooking smells but the scent itself isn’t overwhelming. Longevity is great. Its a steady scent that continued to throw itself out for hours and hours.
Recommended? I love sweety scents and I love laundry scents so this scent is a dream for me! What I do like about this scent is if you do enjoy your clean scents, having a sweet/floral/fruity element makes it less boring and predictable, and makes it a little fun, less heavy and summery in scent. Fragrantasia are working hard behind the scenes to get some amazing new products for sale so website isn’t live yet but expect reopening in July so keep this website bookmarked here for announcements. Violet Laundry is definitely on my list to be purchased, and should be on yours too!