Wednesday, 8 June 2016

June Candle Belle #MEGAMELTBOX

It only feels like it was two minutes ago that I was writing May's #MEGAMELTBOX post, but that might not be just down to the year zooming by but my laziness of going to pick up packages from the Post Office. You know what I mean, though, why does the Post Office depot have to close so early?!

Although Candle Belle have swiftly become my new favourite wax melt company, I do think I'm going to cancel my subscription. It is not anything that Candle Belle have done, it's just because the sheer amount of wax melts I have racked up is quicker than I can go through them when I get a fresh batch of 9 a month. I blame Candle Belle because their scents are that long lasting that I can put a melt into a burner and it will last for days and the size of the melts is so big that I cut them into chunks of four and so last even longer.

That being said, the scents are once again amazing. My only niggle ever is that they manage to put a cinnamon scent in EVERY MONTH and y'all know I hate me some cinnamon, but I do get that there are some weirdos out there that actually like the smell of cinnamon. Maybe I'm the weirdo...

Bed of Roses - Be transported to an English rose garden without leaving your home. This complex, yet delicate floral fragrance will fill any space with the truest fresh cut rose aroma on the market today.
I am really not a fan of rose scents and this is just rose on rose on rose. It's very strong too, which is good for a floral scent as they can be quite subtle. So, for rose fans, I think this is a great option as the scent is really strong and exactly what you want in a rose scent.

Sunshine and Shiraz - This is a smooth, full-bodied blend of rich sweet fruit; red grape and oak notes with a crisp citrus peel. All set against a backdrop of greenery and rounded off with warm woody tones and golden sunshine.
Shiraz is a grape which is used mainly to produce red wine and this scent reminds me of drinking sangria on holiday. It's very sweet and smells exactly like sangria.

Flashdance - This exciting parfum based scent is a blend of pomegranate, persimmon, green notes, black orchid, lotus blossom, liquid amber, mahogany wood, black violet and cream orchid. A powerful, girly, party fragrance.
I didn't know what to expect when they described this is a girly, party fragrance but it really does envision that. Not really the sweaty smells of a nightclub, but more reminiscent of getting ready with your girls before a night out. All the collective perfumes and hairspray in one wax melt.

Hot Cinnamon - Pungent, powerful and true cinnamon which will fill any space with warmth. This scent is a perfect rendition of the soft, chewy cinnamon sweets with the hard shell and red hot flavour.
I told you there's always one and this one is just pure cinnamon. Obviously, I hate it.

Strawberry and Rhubarb - An unlikely match made in heaven. Strong, true strawberry top notes combine with sweet rhubarb middle notes, all set against a fresh, clean backdrop of light spice and sugar cane.
This is really nice, I really love rhubarb scents but the strawberry is more overpowering in this one. It's very very sweet and doesn't smell as authentic as their scents usually do, but it's still nice and I can imagine it being strong when burning.

Cookie Dough - The strong, mouth-watering scent of freshly baked sugar cookies, buttercream frosting and true vanilla. This has to be the best cookie dough scent around; truly scrumptious.
I didn't think I'd like this one as I'm not usually a bakery scent fan, but this is so nice and smells exactly like cookie dough. They've got the level of sweetness spot on so that it's not too sickly or fake smelling.

Loco Coco Lime - Tropical with a twist. This exotic fragrance is a refreshing blend of coconut, lime blossom and lemon verbena, with middle notes of tangerine, pineapple and jasmine.
I don't think you can go wrong with a lime scent and this is no different. It's tangy, sweet and very refreshing.

Blueberry Cheesecake - A scent sure to make your mouth water. Sweet, yummy decadence created by top notes of Tahitian vanilla, rich creamy butter and ripe, juicy blueberries, all on a crushed biscuit base.
Again, I'm not usually a fan of bakery scents and I like this one a lot less than the cookie dough as the blueberry scent in it is quite fake smelling and a bit too unauthentic. Usually, they are really good with authentic scents but I think they missed the bar with this one. The butter, vanilla and biscuits come through quite strongly which I think saves it slightly.

Wedding Day - This fragrance is complex, yet delicate, with top notes of pear and apricot, middle notes of rose, orchid and bird of paradise, and undertones of fresh ivy, sandalwood and musk.
I agree when they say this fragrance is complex but it's nice and refreshing and I suppose everything you envisage a wedding day to be. I like it, it's quite a calm and relaxing scent.

As always, I'm happy with the fragrances from Candle Belle although there have been a few misses for me this month. As I mentioned, I think I am going to cancel just because I have too many wax melts and when I do need to restock I can pick a few of the fragrances. I have my eye on like Parma Violets and Twisting Peppermint.

If you're new to wax melts and don't know what kind of fragrance you like, this box is ideal as they include a wide range of fragrances that you're definitely sure to find one you like. The #MEGAMELTBOX is £11 a month and a great bargain. The company is also lovely and they put little sweets in your package every month. It's little things like that, that makes me want to keep purchasing from small businesses as their customer service and attention to detail always astounds me. What's your favourite candle scent?

Til' next time! XOXO


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