Most of us love to use some form of fragrance products in our home to give rooms a fresh and clean scent. This makes areas feel more homely, cosy and inviting. One company that already does this with their cleaning products is Zoflora. It was only recently they released new products specifically for fragrance in the form of scented sachets, wax melts, reed diffusers and scented crystals. It’s taken me time to get through my mini stash of products from this range, but recently I tried their Scent Crystals in the fragrance of Midnight Blooms. Bought from Home Bargains for under £2.00 for 180g.
Why did I buy these?
I bought these because it made a change from grabbing a packet of wax melts. Zoflora Scent Crystals was new, I already liked the Midnight Blooms fragrance and I thought these were an affordable purchase.
What are scent crystals?
Scent crystals are little fragranced crystals which you place in an oil burner or wax warmer. Once heated, they release fragrance the same way an oil or a piece of wax would. The main difference is there is zero cleaning up to do. Once the crystals stop giving out fragrance, once cooled, they can be thrown away. No major wiping or cleaning required.
Zoflora’s Scent Crystals come in a tall, plastic clear tube. You can clearly see the crystals inside it. The labelling ties in with all of the other Midnight Blooms products on the market e.g cleaning and home fragrance. Practical packaging but nothing out of the ordinary.
How do they look?
They remind me of bath salts. Small, irregular shaped crystals very similar in look to bath salts. These are a soft lilac colour which is very appealing.
How to use
Place 1-2 teaspoons of Scent Crystals into the top of a burner. Used with a tealight, this should provide 3-4 hours of fragrance. If a tealight is used ideally it should be unscented and no water is to be added to the crystals.
Midnight Blooms is a clean, floral based fragrance. Heavy on rose but not traditional rose (I’m not a fan of that). It smells deeper and darker and more heady than the rose we are used to. It’s a beautiful scent, and I can understand why It’s so popular in Zoflora’s cleaning products!
I did wonder how strong this would be when used because these didn’t seem so strong from sniff alone from the tube. I popped the suggested amount into my wax warmer (an electric one). The scent was there from the beginning but slight and more of a background scent. After a good 30 minutes I felt the strength increased and the fragrance really circulated well around my kitchen.
Strength & Longevity
Strength is medium. Honestly? I hoped and thought it would be a touch more. Would it have been stronger in a tealight warmer? No idea, but I use these warmers all the time and they do the job for wax so these shouldn’t be too different. Longevity has been fine. The packaging suggests this gives up to 4 hours of fragrance and I would agree with that. So performance wise these do the job!
I think if your’re a Zoflora fan and love Midnight Blooms as a fragrance, then of course you should grab this. There’s a generous amount of crystals, so this would actual provide hours of fragrance for a very good price point. Would I buy these again? Probably not. I still get the feeling these should be a little stronger and I think I expected more from these although these were absolutely fine. But I realise I definitely am a wax melt girl and that’s what I prefer!