2020 is the year I stop hoarding and melt my wax! Well…at least I can only try. I buy wax that tempts my nose and my eyes in regards to their scent descriptions and their looks online or in store. Sometimes I end up trying wax that I wouldn’t normally go for which would include this wax melt from Strawberry Melts, in the fragrance of Rice & Shea Flower. Why not? Well…its not my typical sounding go to scent but it was included as a free sample in a previous order and curiosity got to me. The mood took me and I needed to now what this would be like so I melted it!
Appearance. I LOVE wax melts that are shaped and this was super cute! A small but perfectly formed gingerbread style shaped piece of cream coloured wax with small, scattered shards of ( I think ) some form of glitter, which made this cheeky little thing a little more special in look.
Strawberry Melts Scent Description. An exquisite powdery feminine fragrance with top notes of ozone, ginger and aniseed, middle notes of coconut milk and rice flower, and base notes of amber sandalwood and musk.
In melt. This little wax didn’t take long to melt due to it’s size, and all I could see was it drowning in it’s own juices which when melted was a simple creamy coloured wax pool. Scent didn’t hit me straight away, more like it crept up on me after an hour or so as it worked its way into my living room where my wax warmer was set up and on.
My Scent Description. Now….the actual wax name for me didn’t quite tell me what I needed to know in regards to what this was going to smell like, and probably the reason why I never bought this when it was on sale. Rice? What does that smell like? Shea flower? Well that at least conjures up something for me mentally. The scent of this when cold and unmelted to totally liquid was the same, but as you can imagine not as strong when it was in its little packet that it came in compared to being in my wax warmer. What I got from this scent was a very interesting combination. A light and beautiful floral which was quite delicate, airy and classic in smell. There is a powdery element in this as well which gives it a comforting clean feel to it, but not as strong or obvious as the typical baby powder scent you may think of. An almost fizzy sherbet scent comes through giving it a zing and finished off with a warming, light musk giving added depth. In all honesty this is one of those scents that’s so hard to explain in words it needs to smelt. But what I like about Rice & Shea Flower is none of different scents within it stand out alone, they all work well together and are totally balanced and done quite subtly.
Strength and longevity. Firstly, the size of this wax melt is absolutely perfect especially as a sample. No chopping, no guessing how much to use, just pop it in. Strength wise I would say is medium. The thing with this scent is its not designed to be a punchy scent but one that fills the air as if its always been there and should be there. I’ve melted this for at least 10 hours ( over 2 days ) and the longevity has been very good and has shown the same strength from when it first melted on Day 1 and when my warmer was turned off end of Day 2. .
Recommended? As scents go as mentioned before this probably wouldn’t have been my first choice BUT I really love it! This is a beautiful, comforting scent. It’s gorgeous and unusual. It has all the elements which I normally love in wax but somehow delivered in one little waxy shape. So I give two thumbs up for this one as it would smell lovely in any room of the house, regardless of time of day or season.
*With many wax vendors, to keep stock fresh, new and interesting, Strawberry Melts doesn’t keep all scents in stock permanently. But power from the people and cries for demand, as long as the ingredients are available to make this, I’m confident this could and will come back again and I will be buying this in a bigger size! Why not head over to their website here to see what’s currently available.*