I, have a HUGE passion for wax melts and anything that scents your home gloriously. And without taking away the focus from this blog post I would like to point out that I have my very own small business and within that business is an area of ‘home fragrancing’, including the making and selling of wax melts, but to name a few. I wont name my business in this blog post as like I said, I don’t want to take away focus from the business being blogged about here or their products. Plus, i do blogging and reviewing as an entirely separate entity from my business and so want to keep them unlinked as much as possible. So, while i have a very good understanding of the home fragrance ‘world’, what is required and/or expected etc I’m still only going to be reviewing the products i try from a consumer view point only…so the ‘business brain’ of me with it will be switched off.
With that being said lets get into the review…
I was lucky enough to have been sent some wax melts to review from a small business called Simply Scented Devon. Gail, the owner was very kind and generous with me and sent me a good selection of wax melts to try.
From the day i was notified by Gail that my parcel had been posted it only took a couple days for me to receive. The posting packaging was a standard envelope with the inner packaging being a turquoise and white polka dot paper bag with a ‘thank you’ sticker to seal the wax melts inside.
The wax melts themselves were encased in their own clear plastic packaging which i think had been ‘heat sealed’ (I’m not sure of the correct term) and finished off with the wax melt scent written on washi tape and attached accordingly.
The shape and size of the melts i received are on the small side. However, i would like to point out that this may be due to them being ‘sample’ sizes. The shapes varied from hearts to flowers and the colours were varied also, making for a very colourful little package. On the melts i received there were little imperfections, aesthetically speaking (chips, dents)…but honestly i think most people would be hard pushed to have wax (a soft substance) travel in the mail and not have any marks/dents on them. For me, its not an issue as i acknowledge this aspect and think it adds to the fact that its a handmade item…something which i passionately support. It doesn’t deter away from the product performance any but it may be worthwhile mentioning to Gail if you require more pristine melts, as i know she does wedding favours too….and so perhaps for this you may wish for more protection in the packaging area. But for the everyday use/user…its not a big deal at all.
Despite the size of the melts being small i would like to say that these pack a punch with the scent!!! As soon as i opened the parcel i could instantly smell them…in particular one came through more prominent than the others and i believe it to be the ‘Raspberry Vanilla’.
I had an internal battle with myself as to which to use first as honestly they ALL smell divine!!! There are a couple which remind me of some sort of sweet, or drink or ice lolly that i have had but i cant quite place what. But i can assure you its utterly mouthwatering and a nasal sensation!
I will do a brief explanation of each scent individually according to my scent perception.
Jamaica Me Crazy– This is sensational! I have this on as i type this blog and its one of the ones that reminds me of a sweet, drink or ice lolly. The scent, for me, has prominent pineapple and a sweet strawberry tones with hints or watermelon and orange. This one is ideal for imagining its summer but its also one to make you want to have a very refreshing fruit drink!!
Raspberry Vanilla– This one is the one that i could smell immediately when i opened the parcel. This one reminds me of a blackcurrent sweet that i had when i was younger..i want to say blackcurrent chewits. I don’t really get the vanilla through it but again, each persons scent perceprion varies.
Monkey Farts– I LOVE MONKEY FARTS! haha. While I’m confident that monkeys farts don’t actually smell like this I wouldn’t like to physically find out. So I’m happy living in the belief that this is what they smell like. This has banana tones running throughout the fragrance with additional fruit tones too….im not 100% sure what other ‘fruits’ i can smell but i want to say a pineapple almost.
Freesia– Now, i know i said i wasn’t going to do this blog with my ‘business brain’ but for the purposes of this particular scent i am. Freesia, for me, is a very special scent. It reminds me of my great grandma and my grandma. I often find freesia scents to be very difficult to ‘get a good one’. I have personally used a freesia scent within my own business and i hated it! It didn’t smell anything like freesia. So when i saw freesia in my parcel from Gail i was nervous…..i needent have been, because shes got a nice one!!! I haven’t used it yet but i can already tell that I’m going to like it when i do use it because its the best freesia scent ive came across yet in ANY home fragrancing item.
As mentioned earlier, the size of the melts i got sent are small in size. The nerd i am timed how long it took for them to melt in my electric burner. And it took almost seconds for the scent to start being emitted into the air and overall around 7 minutes for both of the melts the melt completely. It has been around 30 minutes now and the scent is still going strong and i am loving it. Gail has done an amazing job at fragrancing these melts and based off the ones ive been given I’m confident all her products are equally impressive in scent throw.
The price range for Simply Scented Devons products ranges from £0.25p-£10.00+. There is a mixture of product types to choose from (such as pick n mix, seasonal and shape specific) so I’m sure you will see something suitable for you.
There is a good variety of fragrances for you to choose from for your items, but from what i can tell its focused around fruity, floral and designer copies.
The p&p cost is £2.85 second class (at the time of typing this) but she does state that she can ship internationally too and to contact her for shipping quotes if you require international shipping.
All in all i think Simply Scented Devon is a delightful business that produces great quality home fragrance items and certainly shouldn’t be underestimated just because some of them may be smaller in size. I can confidently say that i have tried other melts from big chain brands that while may be double or even triple the size of Simply Scented Devon melts dont come close on the scent throw aspect. If you like your home smelling amazing then definitely give Simply Scented Devon a go.
Until next time, toodles.