Fragrantasia’s Blackberry Mint Chunk Wax Pot

As a wax melt lover, I am open to new wax vendors. To inspire me to purchase from them scents available is a factor, look of wax and of course prices. But regardless of new discoveries there are always a few wax vendors that I trust and will always go back to time and time again. Fragrantasia is one such wax vendor, who I’ve used for the last couple of years, and never been let down in regards to quality and price. Over the last few days I’ve been melting Blackberry Mint Chunk Pot.

Fragrantasia’s Blackberry Mint Wax Chunk Pot

Why melt Blackberry Mint? I love fruity scents and minty scents so why not? There hasn’t been too many wax melts I’ve used in the past with this fragrance combination, and I felt like melting something totally different to what I’ve been using the last few weeks.

Fragrantasia’s Scent Description ( from website ). Wild mint chunks with a tart blackberry overpour.

Packaging. I’m not 100% sure of the weight of this wax, but going off my vast experience of buying wax, I’m guessing (but don’t quote me on this one!) this will weigh around the 50/55g mark. This wax sits in a plastic, sturdy pot which is lidded. Label on top telling you vendor and fragrance name, while on the underside the ( lawful labeling I may add ) ingredients list.

The look. I love a wax pot chunk! An almost lilac purple coloured wax base with random and generous sized lilac coloured chunks of wax bursting through. Such a simple creation in appearance but visually I think is so pleasing!

Scent. When I first opened the lid I got a hit of mint. Not your typical peppermint or spearmint type of mint, but a much fresher, punchier and less sweet variety. Verging almost on the herbal side and definitely not confectionery. You get a tart, dark berry type element to it which rounds it off giving it not only depth, but softening it by adding a sprinkle of fruity sweetness to it. Not a typical fruit or mint scent in anyway shape or form. Very unique!

In melt. What a beautiful little thing going from solid to liquid! I used a quarter of the pot, and found this slowly melted. The chunks remained visible while swirling in a sea of two tones of purple. Absolutely beautiful.

Even before melting I could smell the fragrance, which only intensified when warmed through. Took very little time to work its way around my kitchen and seeped its way into my living room.

Blackberry Mint Wax Chunk Pot in melt

Strength & Longevity. This is STRONG! I had this on while cooking and you wouldn’t think I was cooking. It’s not overpowering but definitely has a kick to it! In regards to longevity, I’ve had this melting for roughly 7 hours over 2 days so far and it’s still kicking out fragrance. So very good.

Recommended? This actually is quite an unusual scent and one I’ve really enjoyed! I would love to see a strawberry or lemon mint version of this. The scent combos are endless! A very cooling and inviting scent that mint lovers will love, and fruit lovers will be won over.

Fancy something fruity fresh? Visit Fragrantasia here to get your Blackberry Mint Wax Chunk Pot to add to your wax melt collection! Did I mention it’s only £2.00 per wax chunk pot? Happy shopping!

Fragrantasia’s Violet Laundry Wax Melt Pot

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.

Fragrantasia’s Violet Laundry Wax Melt Pot

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!

Pretty Candles Gin & Tonic Soy Wax Pot

New year new wax! Its great to start 2020 trying out wax pieces from a wax vendor I’ve never bought from before in fragrances I’ve never smelt before. Pretty Candles is a company I’ve wanted to buy from for ages and I stalk them, sorry…. follow them on Instagram. It seemed the perfect opportunity to try them out when they had a 50% off sale towards the end of last year/beginning of this. And the first Pretty Candles wax pot that popped into my wax warmer was Gin & Tonic.

Pretty Candles Gin & tonic Wax Pot

Gin & Tonic why? Anyone who knows me can confirm I LOVE gin, so I couldn’t help but find out what the wax version would be like as a scent and if my love wasn’t just confined to drinking the stuff but also smelling the stuff too.

Appearance. With it being called a wax pot no guessing needed about what its in, which is a pot. Lidded, so easy to pop out and keep safe if not using the whole thing. The wax itself looks so pretty in a simple way. It almost has a marble like look to it but made up of mint green and white colours. Loving lavished with a healthy sprinkle of a Christmasy green coloured glitter on top. 30g in weight.

Pretty Candles scent description. The sharp scent of gin blended with a zingy citrus tonic.

In melt. Melted evenly and quickly. And when it was totally molten that once solid marble mass turned into a pool of seamoss green coloured liquid with that festive glitter sitting nicely in it. Took very little time for the fragrance to be released as the scent was clearly there when cold before warmed through.

Scent.This is a fresh and clean scent. Zesty in a more lime way rather than lemon for me. Sharp but not overpowering and even though this sounds odd but if you could smell the action of something with fizz and bubbles this would be that wax. It’s so hard to describe this scent as its not a fruity inspired gin fragrance but more the traditional, simple but delicious gin served with tonic…and this literally is THAT smell!

Strength & Longevity. I wasn’t too sure how strong this would be as I used half of this little pot but goodness me….. I put this on in the kitchen before I left work and as I got home and opened the front door followed by the living room door and it hit me! Medium to strong I would say this is. Longevity is excellent. This has been melting for 3 days straight, for a good number of hours at a time and the scent is still there. I’ve only changed the wax because I have a lot of wax to use not because the scent of this had gone.

Recommended? If I could drink this I would but that wouldn’t be a good idea! What I love about this is its the total opposite to other gin inspired scents I’ve tried. The one’s I’ve melted before have been sweet and fruity , whereas this is zesty and clean. It’s one of those scents I think the majority of people would love because in an odd way its so neutral. A great one for the kitchen as it would help to cut through smells and a perfect melt during spring and summer. One on my repeat purchase list and if this scent interests you, visit them here and grab yours for half price at 60p! ( normal price £1.20, availability and/or price may change after this post has been published ).

Cosy Aromas Summer Fruits Wax Melt

I’m loving Autumn scented wax melts now we’re in Autumn! Despite this though I will use any season inspired fragrances as it depends on my mood at the time of melting. One of my more warmer inspired fragrances comes courtesy of Cosy Aromas ( formally Cosy Candles ) in the form of Summer Fruits Wax Melt.

Cosy Aromas. This is my second order from them this year. I ordered a selection of small wax melts called Family Favourites. These fragranced beauties were fantastic in scent, strength and longevity. Since they won me over so much, I ordered Summer Fruits along with a few other scents to see what the rest of their range was like.

The Mother of all Wax! Like a lot of wax I buy this comes in a lidded tub. Most wax pots I own come in two standard sizes/weights, which is between 20g and up to 50g. This whopper weighs in at 110g! Because of it’s size and weight, this is more like a small wax pie rather than a wax pot which makes this impressive.

Cosy Aromas Summer Fruits

Appearance. How this looks is not what I expected. I thought I would lift the lid to discover a deep, blood red coloured wax. This definitely isn’t. Instead, Summer Fruits is orange in colour, which reminds me of the flesh of a ripe mango. One block colour, no glitter, no embedded chunks or swirls, very simple in appearance but still inviting.

Scent. I could smell a juicy, sweet collection of berries which is pretty much what you would expect considering the name of this wax. There was a tropical twist to it as well, almost a mix of mango and peach scent. It reminded me of a packet of chewy sweets which contained a mix of flavours. Sweet and slightly tangy and totally mouthwatering!

In melt. This wax was left in my wax warmer un-melted for a day. Yet somehow this fragranced the room without it even being turned on! Took very little time to warm and melt through evenly when I finally used it. The fragrance became stronger while the wax was liquid but the scent remained the same compared to when it was solid. The wax pool became a lovely, summery orange which matched its tropical inspired scent perfectly.

Melting

Longevity and strength. The small amount I used was medium to strong in strength. It had been melted all day and afternoon for two days in my living room throwing out it’s fragrance. With this melt being such a huge size you can imagine this would provide hours after hours of use. On Cosy’s website it suggests up to 100 hours of fragrance which I believe, as my slither took forever to wear out scent wise.

Recommended. Well its not a no! I love this scent. The quality of the fragrance, wax and size is impressive. The size this wax comes in makes this ideal if you know your likes scent wise as this won’t run out anytime soon. If you love fruity scents you will love this, and if you love sweet/confectionary type scents you will love this too. Its well balanced in regards to the type of fruity fragrance this is e.g not all berries, not too sweet and not sickly either. Summer Berries isn’t just for Summer it’s good all year round fragrance. Grab yours from their website here for £5.99 and spread the berry love!

Just to quickly add, not everyone will like the same scents as me. But the great news is Cosy Aromas stock a vast range of scents, which should satisfy everyone’s home fragrance needs!

Mulberry Lane’s Cocoa Butter Soy Wax Melt Pot

When I say I don’t need any more wax for home fragrancing I really don’t! I have a 4 drawer plastic storage unit full of all my waxy babies and other pieces hidden around my home. So no….I do not need anymore! But WANTING more is a very different matter. I needed to make a few wax related orders recently for a gift for a friend, and wanted to chose different vendors for them to try out. Mulberry Lane is a company I’ve ordered from before, but hadn’t tried their wax again since they rebranded last year. So I felt it was a great time to order for my friend and a myself and discover some new scents ( perfect excuse!). Along with other Summer inspired scents that got placed in my shopping basket, I ordered Cocoa Butter to try out as well.

Mulberry Lane’s Cocoa Butter Wax Pot

Why Cocoa Butter? There is a certain skincare/hair care brand that does a cocoa butter lotion which I grew up with, and the scent of it is recognisably after one whiff, AND I LOVE IT! Never smelt it in wax form and was dying to see what this was like!

Packaging. Like many wax pots…yep you guessed it…the 47g wax is in a pot! Lidded, with a a fantastic, crisp picture of pure cocoa butter pieces on the front showing what scent you get.

Appearance of wax. Colour of the wax is cream. On the top its lightly dusted with various sized hexagon shaped flat gold glittery pieces. Turn the wax around ( the pot except label is see through ) and you can see the wax is actually segmented. Its one piece but divided up in 6 segments which makes breaking up for use easy.

Melting. I used 3 pieces of this wax because of where my wax warmer was positioned in my kitchen, but 2 should be fine for most wax users. Steadily and evenly it melted which meant the scent crept up rather than pushed into the air straight away.

Scent. Now…this scent really surprised me, in a good way I might add. It didn’t have that cocoa butter lotion smell to me. In fact, it was more complex and possibly more clever considering its a home fragrance rather than something for the body. Its a creamy, moreish scent. It does have that slight cocoa butter element to it but but has a fruity undertone to it almost peach like, as if its a delicate juicy slightly sweet perfume. Such a hard one to describe but I think a universal scent as its beautiful, not overpowering and very different to other scents I’ve experienced in wax.

The scent while melting. Definitely a scent that builds up strength wise. Didn’t start off throwing fragrance in an obvious way as it was quite light. As time went on it got stronger. This was melted in the kitchen and when I came back into the house after a few hours out with the kids, I could smell it in the hallway and kept thinking ‘ ohhh whats that smell?’. Then I remembered! So it builds up and fragrances very naturally.

Strength & Longevity. Strength is a medium, but of course can be adjusted a little if you add more wax, but strength wise this is perfect. This type of strength I don’t feel should be pushing up into your nostrils and should just ‘ be there ‘. I’ve melted this so far for at least 16 hours over 2 days and its still packing a beautiful punch.

Recommended? Most definitely! I can’t see many people NOT liking this. I can understand why this is part of Mulberry Lane’s Summer collection but in all honesty I would be happy to melt this anytime of the year as its delicious and quite different so one to add to anyone’s wax collection. And I will let you into a little secret….its part of ML’s sale RIGHT NOW! So if you can grab one order here, as its an amazing price of £1.25 per pot ( £2.50 normally )!

Strawberry Melt’s Wild Strawberry & Parsley Wax Pot

Most of the time I buy wax melts online. So I can’t stand there and have a good sniff to see if I like a particular fragrance. Online the first thing that gets me interested is the scent name. Some scent names sum up how its supposed to smell straight away, some not so much. And those that don’t, make me feel like I’m playing a game of Russian Roulette! Lets face it, scents are one of the hardest things to describe. That’s why ideally most people would want to smell something like a perfume or a candle, before they buy it. But you can’t always do that. So I really want to share some scents and wax that personally for me are a must to purchase.

Wild Strawberry & Parsley Wax Pot from Strawberry Melts is one that I purchased after seeing it pop up many times on social media as being a customer favourite. I didn’t know what to expect, but I bought it curious to see if it was as good as everyone had claimed.

Strawberry Melt’s Wild Strawberry & Parsley Wax Pot

Appearance. A simple but beautiful looking piece of potted wax. Green, with deep red splashes floating on the top. Appealing, and considering the scent name, the perfect colour combo.

Wild Strawberry & Parsley

Scent. When I took the lid off I discovered a powerful, strong fragrance. Even when solid and not melted through this is what I call a punchy wax. Its clean and fresh. Reminds me of something coming from the laundry scented family because of this and its strength. Yet underneath it you can make out a berry sweetness to it with added sharpness ( don’t think juicy sweet ripe ). Lifted with a hint of herbal ( thank you Mr Parsley ).

Longivity & strength. STRONG AND LONG! Use a quarter to a third of this depending on wax warmer used, location and personal taste. But you are more likely to change the wax because you want to rather than need to. Melting a third for me a few hours a day was still going at a good strength by the end of the week till I changed it, and could have continued for longer and still be noticeable ( if not as strong ).

Recommended? YEESSSSSS! If you like your clean/laundry type scents you will love this! More so because its not a typical fragrance, but gives that same immaculate spring clean type scent if that’s what you are looking for. This is why this is THE perfect wax to melt for Springtime. And thanks to its strength it will go on and on and on. So sad to say its sold out from SW’s recent restock, but keep stalking here as it is sold quite regularly. Costs only £2.00 (at time of posting)per 2oz pot, so definitely NOT breaking the bank!

Stellar Wax Pot by Lolly & Moo

Wax pots/melts are a fantastic alternative to the usual ways we fragrance our homes. The amount of fragrances available in these forms is growing so much more in my opinion scent wise compared to candles. This is one of the reasons why I am slightly addicted to wax pots, and it gives me the chance to try different fragrances in decent amounts at affordable prices. So what have I chosen to melt today? The wax pot that’s caught my eye ( and nose ) is from Lolly & Moo and is called Stellar.

Stellar is inspired by a well known designer/high fashion perfume. Appearance wise this looks simple but with a touch of glamour. Comes in one colour, which I would describe as an aubergine shade of purple, finished off with a light drizzle of gold multi cut glitter.

Stellar by Lolly & Moo

Scent wise you get a slight musky, earthy undertone to this wax. It then becomes slightly sweeter thanks to the addition of floral. With these two elements combined, Stellar creates a grown up, warm sensual fragrance. Feminine, sophisticated and strong yet quite clean too. How it smells cold ( not yet melted ) is how it smells when warmed through. Since she weighs 42g, depending on strength needed, warmer used and generally how much you want to use, I would recommend using a quarter to a third each time before the scent gradually fades away. It’s an obvious scent, and really fills the room without being overpowering but is very noticeable ( which you want! ). I find I can get at least a week worth of scent if not more from one pot so it will last a good amount of time ( if used in warmer for a few hours a day ).

So what do I think? Repurchase neeeded? I really REALLY like this wax! I’m a massive fan of most wax that’s inspired by perfumes anyway, but this one ticks many boxes for me. Its not too floral ( which I hate ), its not too musky ( I don’t want my house to smell like a man’s locker room ) and it smells expensive! Its quite different to other scents that I already own wax wise so stands out for me, and one I will happily buy again when this pot is finished.

Do you fancy the sound of Stellar? Buy her here for £2.25 each per 42g pot. She is gorgeousx