The Melt Crowd from Flamingo Candles Review – October – Sugar vs Spice

The Melt Crowd is a monthly wax subscription box from Flamingo Candles. Each box contains eight delicious Scent Melts. The individual fragrances are a surprise – they include a combination of old favourites, current scents, new yet-to-be launched scents and scents exclusive to The Melt Crowd. Plus to make it even better, your first box as a member of The Melt Crowd will include a wax burner, to ensure you’re fully ready to explore Flamingo Candles’ amazing scents. You’ll also get a 20% discount code too with every box.

When we heard about the October Melt Crowd Box and it’s Sugar vs Spice theme, we got super excited! Anything sweet or spicy is always a winner for us. But what makes the October box totally awesome is that it’s supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our buddies at Flamingo Candles are donating £2 from every box to the Pink Ribbon Foundation.

So what was in this month’s box?



Cherry Sundae

Sarah – Have we mentioned how much we like cherry scents before? Ha! So, you’ll know we’re obsessed. Also desserts are always a winner too. This has got that almost syrupy cherryness mixed with the cream. Oh it’s good. Also would be fab with amaretto mixed in. Yum!

Sam – We’re cherry crazy here at V&L so anything cherry scented is always a winner. Cherry Sundae smells like sweet, dark cherries mixed with rich, luxurious vanilla ice cream but it has this nutty elements too, like there’s roasted hazelnuts on top of the decadent sundae. Om nom nom.

Pink RibbonA rich, cranberry accord dominated by top notes of sweet cranberry blended with prune juice, complimented by a fruity floral heart of summer strawberry, sun ripened raspberry and citrus orange with sweet honey and rose notes. On dry down the base is woody and powdery with notes of cedarwood and vanilla with a hint of raspberry.

Sam – This is a really feminine and fruity fragrance. The cranberry, raspberry and orange  in it give it a real tartness but the floral elements and the cedarwood and vanilla mellow the tartness out and give it a sweetness. It’s sort of powdery too.

Pink Ribbon would be perfect to give as a gift, and what makes it even better is money from the sales of it go to The Pink Ribbon Foundation. Love that!

Sarah – One of my favourite Flamingo Candles’ is this one. Pink Ribbon as a scent is fun and very homely. Also the charity aspect of this candle makes me love it more. Breast cancer has taken the life of one of my most favourite people in my life. I can’t speak highly enough of those who raise money for awareness and maybe someday a cure.

Candy Floss & Pear Drops Duo

Sarah – Well… I absolutely LOVE this. I feel like shouting this to the world. But maybe just on the blog otherwise people might think I’m crazy. It’s ever so sweet, ever so fun and I need more of it. Also has anyone noticed that some candy floss at fairs now seems less pink!?

Sam – Literally one of the GREATEST SCENTS EVER! I’m obsessed with it and I’m gonna pester Flamingo Candles to bring it out in candle form. It smells exactly like it sounds, straight up juicy pear drops and sugary, sweet candy floss. Just so yummy and such a happy scent! 😀

Oriental Lotus & Rose OttoRich and sensual, Oriental Lotus & Rose Otto is a floral fragrance with powdery soft top notes of rose otto and warming nuances of sweet magnolia with elements of soft lily and carnation also present. Supported by a pillow soft base of rich, soothing sandalwood, orchid, musk and amber.

Sam – I’ve had this scent before, I wasn’t sure about it then and I’m still not sure about it now. It is very floral, so if you like flowery scents then you’ll love this. There’s some powderyness and a bit of spice in it that makes it unique, but personally I’m just not a fan.

Sarah – Not a floral fan at all but I did quite like this one. It wouldn’t be a choice of mine to melt it. Actually I gave this away and then when I visited my relative and asked what the scent was, I was surprised! If you love your delicate florals, you’ll love this one.


Pumpkin & WalnutA rich, edible smelling blend of pumpkin and walnut with notes of nutmeg, orange and raisins.

Sarah – Sam and I had a discussion WEEKS AGO about Halloween scents. We’d both said how much we loved pumpkin scents but wanted something a bit different. We’d noticed that nuts have been coming into more autumn scents and look! This scent is very nutty and I think it could be my favourite pumpkin scent.

Sam – So happy there was a pumpkin scent in this month’s Melt Crowd, I’m loving all things pumpkin at the moment.  This is a unique pumpkin scent, it’s really nutty and almost manly too. It does have that spiciness in it too, the kind that make pumpkin scents so great. It’s a lovely warming aroma.

Sweet TobaccoA warm, sweet tobacco accord with notes of citrus, spice, florals and woods.

Sam – This scent is crazy good! It’s ever so sexy and masculine, but it’s sweet too and has lots of elements to it. We’ve seen some negative feedback in regards to this scent but I think it’s just stunning. If you love mandle type fragrances this is one that you’ll LOVE, it’s in a league of it’s own.

Sarah – You may have noticed over the years of doing this blog that I do enjoy a good mandle. Now they’re not to everyone’s tastes for sure but I love them. The sexiness of this scent is beyond control. It won’t be for everyone but this is definitely my favourite sexy scent from Flamingo Candles… so far. 😉

Buttered RumA warm, frothy mouth-watering blend of rum, ginger, apple, lemon, clove, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Sarah – Needs more Rum… That could be the story of my life (and Sam’s). It is very buttery and I feel it takes the rum away too much, which I clearly need more of in my life. Weirdly on a cold smell this was my other half’s favourite scent of the box. I was so sure it would be the tobacco one!

Sam – Was so happy to see this scent in the Melt Crowd, cause like rum is one of the greatest things EVER! It’s a sweet and spicy scent and I love the butteryness in it, but I think it could be a bit rummier, but now in fairness I think a lot of things need more rum in them. 😛 Having said that I do like this scent and will definitely be buying it in candle form, it’s a perfect scent for Autumn and Winter.

Salted Caramel AppleA sweet, sticky accord of apple soaked in warm salted caramel with notes of creamy vanilla and musk.

Sam – So I really think Flamingo Candles made this scent just for me. 😆 One of my favourite scents of theirs (and one of my favourite scents ever) is their Raspberry Salted Caramel candles and melts, I just can’t get enough of that delicious scent. Plus y’all know how much I love apple scents too so Salted Caramel Apple is definitely a winner, it’s smells like tart apples, leaves, stems and all and that delicious aroma of creamy, rich, sweet and salted caramel. So much yumminess!

Sarah – Apple scents are always a favourite around V&L. Add in some decadent caramel and we do that little grin of pure happiness mixed with greed. Want. More. Of. It!

This was such an epic box, but honestly we could never choose between sugar or spice, they’re both winners for us.  We’ll definitely be stocking up on ALL of Flamingo’s new scents and candles, so much yumminess available plus there’s Dinosaurs, Unicorns and Mermaids! SO AMAZING!

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