Wax melts are addictive! They’ve grown in popularity over the years so who can blame anybody for having an obsession with them? They make the rooms in your home smell amazing, you can pretty much get any fragrance you want in them and they are easy to use and affordable. And dare I mention how some are so pretty they are a joy to look at but a pain to melt? So it hurt me a little to melt pieces from Glow’s October Wax Melt Subscription Box that was kindly given to me by Angela the lady behind the brand. But we need to know what they smell like, right? So let’s begin with the review….
What was included in Glow’s October Wax Melt Subscription Box?
You will find the contents, pictures and my first impressions of this collection here – Glow’s October Wax Melt Subscription Box.
I snapped a fifth of this wax melt and popped it into my warmer. Such a Spring/Summery type of wax pool with it’s shades of orange, a bit of green and a little yellow. Fragrance wise I can sum this up simply and easily. This is a mix of juicy sweet apples with chewy sweets! It’s not syrupy sweet, it doesn’t smell like a cheap and synthetic scent that makes you pull a face. It’s yummy, it’s delightful, it’s fruity, it smells so good! Strength of Apple Bonbon is a medium. Doesn’t need to be any stronger it’s perfect! Longevity wise I had this melting for a good number of hours over 2 days and only changed the wax to try something else, not because the scent had faded.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte.
I used a fifth of this melt. What was lovely to see was the two colours of the wax while it melted. It created a beautiful and even wax pool. You get a fleshy slightly sweetened hit of pumpkin that has been rolled around in a selection of warming spices. This is Autumn in wax form for sure! Comforting, cosy and delightful. Medium in strength and longevity just as good as Apple Bonbon. Melted over 2 days and only taken off for a change over of wax.
This wax melt smells identical to the Black Jack sweets. There’s an aniseed, liquorice scent wafting through which is very distinctive. A beautiful shimmering purple wax pool was created which was so pretty! The fragrance I got was so specific before it melted, but I only got this faintly while it melted. When this happens I do a few things. Change the amount of wax I’ve used. In this case I did think I used a bit too much. Change the position of the warmer it’s melting in or change the room it’s in completely. So I’m in the process of doing that so can’t comment as yet on the final result. But on cold it’s a great scent and unusual one.
I felt bad hacking a third of this grinning pumpkin head but needs must! A gorgeous two toned wax pool was created of mint green and pink which shimmered! Fragrance wise this is an effervescent, energising, and sweet scent. I got a little citrus in this, a little berry. There’s a mix of different fruity inspired scents here all sugar coated and in sweet form. Strength wise a medium. Again on for 2 days and then a wax change.
It’s so hard to cut a small piece off such a big wax melt! I could have used less but I again I used roughly a fifth. What I realised after giving it the chop is inside the middle was a surprise of purple and pink wax chunks. So when this was melting not only was there a stunning golden orange pool but a hint of these two colours as well. And to top it off this was truly golden because it had gold pigment running through this which was eye popping!
Fragrance wise I thought I knew what I would get with Candyfloss, but this was a bit different. It wasn’t overly sweet. So think of traditional candy floss scent, take the sweetness a notch or two down and throw in a little fruitiness. Medium in strength, long lasting (melted over 2 days) and threw a scented curve ball at my nose!
This snapped off effortlessly thanks to it’s shape and thinness. Yet again the magic number seems to be 5 and I used a fifth of this wax melt like the others. The section I used had a bat on it, so to see it slowly submerge in a sea of green gave me Batman and Joker vibes. Such a lovely pool was created with irregular splodges of black, green and yellow molten wax with a shimmer. Similar in scent to Hareebos but more citrusy and fizzy. Strength, like the others was a medium. And wax changed as the others after 2 days.
I didn’t use much of this wax melt. I broke a small piece of it off and removed the ghost shape off the top and popped that into my warmer too. The scent from this was so warming, so enjoyable. This reminded me of when I was little and my dad would give me hot Vimto. Smells just like the drink! Rich, berries, sweet. And dare I say there seemed to be a slight hint of bubblegum in this? Absolutely delicious! Another medium strength melt on the verge of being strong. This built up strength once it started to melt and packed a fruity punch in my kitchen. I can tell this would be a long lasting fragrance but I had this on for my usual 2 days with no sign of fading.
My final thoughts.
This set is incredible! The sizes, the appearance of each wax melt, the fragrance. All of which tie in perfectly with the theme of everything October, which includes Autumn, Halloween and what do people big and small love getting during Halloween? SWEETS! And smelling like sweets this set did indeed!
Although this box is no longer available for sale, if it was, I would recommend this in a heartbeat! More so if you love your sweet inspired scents. I am very impressed with this collection and impressed with the quality of wax Glow creates! I am so excited to see future subscription boxes and if you can get one please do! Glow’s Facebook group will announce when they are available so feel free to join their loving, wax mad community. But if you want to cherry pick your own wax delights visit their website here because they truly have some beauties available.