Monday, 18 April 2016

The Melt Crowd: April

It's April, bloody April and I can't believe how fast this year is just flying by. A new month also brings a new Melt Crowd box and this month is an interesting one. I was slightly miffed when I got the box as there was no card saying what the scents were and so I had no idea what the flower was meant to be. 

Guys, I'm going to be honest now and say I think I'm going to cancel my subscription to this box. I do think it's really good value at £10 a month, but I am loving Candle Belle and their #MEGAMELTBOX. I also like with Candle Belle that they give you descriptions of the scents, which is something I wish Flamingo Candles would do, especially for daft scents like "Sparkling Diamonds." Ah yes, the smell of diamonds is my favourite thing to smell when I sit in my castle, eating my caviar. 

I don't think it's cause I don't think they're good quality because they are and I do recommend Flamingo Candles in general, but I've just not been overly satisfied over the past couple of months with the boxes. I did email Flamingo Candles and they sent me over the scent list for this month.

Strawberry Cream Tea - I didn't think I'd like this one, but it's quite subtle and not too sickly like I thought it would be. It's got the sweet undertones of strawberry, but the cream aspect dulls this slightly so you're left with a very very subtle scent.

Wild Dewberry - I don't even know what a dewberry is, but these have got a nice fruity smell to it but it's also quite floral. This is a very forgettable scent, in my eyes.

April Showers - I'm not sure what this is meant to smell like, maybe rain? I just don't have an opinion on this, it's fresh and citrusy but also very nondescript.

Sweet Peanuts - I didn't know what to expect with this one and whether it'd be a total dud but I do like it initially. I don't know how it will burn and if it will smell nice once burning but it smells really nice if you like peanuts. If you've ever had peanut brittle, it smells like that, very sweet.

Sparkling Diamonds - Again, no clue what this is meant to smell like but it's also fresh like the April Showers one. That's honestly all I can say about this one.

English Pear & Freesia- I feel like I've already had this scent, but I could be wrong. This one wasn't very strong when melted but it was pleasant. I think pear is a very subtle scent, so this one was overpowered by the floral.

Raspberry & Salted Caramel - It might be just me but I don't think these are two scents, or tastes for that matter, that go together very well at all. I love salted caramel but think it goes better with other things like chocolate or cheesecake, but that might be just cause I'm hungry and want cake, not fruit. I'm not a fan of this one, it just doesn't go together in my eyes (or nose).

Spring Bloom (the flower) - This one is so pretty to look at even though I had no idea what the smell is meant to be. I imagine because it's spring bloom it'll be based on spring flowers and it is very floral, but fresh too and not too powdery.

I'll be honest with you, I have now cancelled my subscription to The Melt Crowd. It's not because I don't think they're a really good brand, but I just have such an accumulation of wax melts now that I am overrun! Between these and Candle Belle and my inability to not buy a Yankee Candle melt when I go shopping, I am wax melted out! 

I do still think it's good value for money at £10 a month especially when you get a tart burner with your first box, but I am glad I've cancelled it. I might resubscribe for the future, but for now, The Melt Crowd posts will be gone! I hope you've enjoyed this series and my addiction to candles, but I'm trying to curb my addiction and this is the first productive step. Plus, I'm going on 3 holidays this year and I need all the dough I can get.

Til' next time! XOXO


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