Christmas comes and goes in a blink of an eye. And then we all deal with the aftermath, right? Too much food and possibly too much drink. Parents walking on bits of Lego and the paper recycling bin overflows within 10 seconds. So as I throw out the last empty gift boxes and bags, it gives me a chance to reflect on the advent calendars I bought this year for myself. One by Fragrantasia which contained wax melts, and Bomb Cosmetics calendar which contained bath blasters and soaps. Were they any good? Something to repurchase next year? Let’s focus today on Fragrantasia’s Wax Melt Advent Calendar to find out the answer..
Fragrantasia’s Wax Melt Advent Calendar
This is the second year I’ve bought a wax melt advent calendar from this vendor. I enjoyed the first one and I didn’t hesitate to purchase this for 2021. As a wax melt lover I would be crazy not to purchase this type of advent as it’s my idea of home fragrance heaven!
The Look. Firstly, this is different to last years which is great. You don’t want a repetition of what you’ve had before. In keeping with the current craze for gonks (which this had on the front of it), it was cute in design, rectangular in shape and overall presented very well.
What did I get? 25 doors which held 25 wax melts behind them, with number 25 having an exceptionally big door which made me think how big IS this wax melt? Each wax melt was fragranced differently. At the time Fragrantasia had two advents available. One containing their best seller’s fragrance wise and the other falling into the more traditional side of Christmas or winter scents, with a few everyday loved fragrances thrown in to add to variety. I opted for the traditional version.
The Melts. I was super impressed with these. Size wise a touch bigger than last years so a substantial amount of wax. Perfect size to pop into a wax warmer, no more was needed. Day 25 wax melt though was different. It was as big as the palm of my hand which made it an even special wax melt to see and would provide hours and hours of fragrance. This made Christmas Day’s opening even more exciting! Each melt looked different whether that was in regards to colour, impressions on them or the addition of glitter and/or shapes. I loved this! It shows time and care put into the making of these which could easily have all been white and plain. Surely that would’ve been the easiest and quickest thing to do? But not as interesting on the eye for the opener.
Fragrance. I would love to list my favourites but genuinely I can’t remember all of them because there were loads! There was a mix of bakery based scents, floral, fruity, fresh and clean. What I noticed was there was no scent that was too much strength wise or too heady.
It’s hard to please everyone but I imagine most people would have liked the scents this contained because they were varied. Scents included were Let Them Eat Cake (LOVED this one!), Baby Powder, Snow Fae, Caramel Snowflake (oh loved this one too!), Avobath, First Snow and Purple Rain to name just a few. Out of all 25 scents there was only one I didn’t like, but it’s a scent I’ve never liked anyway to be honest. But the rest I enjoyed melting.
Longevity wise these lasted so long. I couldn’t melt them daily as they would last for hours. The fragrances filled the rooms they were in well and smelt fabulous. Each one had the perfect strength to them dependant on the type of fragrance family they belonged too. All were noticeable. Some became stronger as they melted, some were more BAM straight away! Performance wise all great in my opinion.
Would I buy this in 2022?
If Amy (the owner) makes these next year I’m putting my name on the list for sure! I enjoyed this so much. The quality was there in regards to look, fragrance and strength. This cost £25.00 but genuinely I think it was worth it. Only niggle I can think of was about the design of the calendar. It was very fiddly getting the wax out of each section. But that’s about the actual calendar structure itself not the wax, so hopefully something easier will be used next year.
Any wax melt fan needs one of these in their lives when it comes to the festive period. What I found was there are some scents I’ve never tried before and this was the perfect time to sample them, and now they are on my list to buy in a bigger form! If you want to try out wax from Fragrantasia, they are taking a well earned break now but will be back in January ready to service the fragrance needs of you wax lovers. Website is off at the moment, but you could always join their friendly Facebook group here where they share their daily melts.