I’ve been wanting to try MANY products from Flamingo Candles for a long time now but have resisted purely because I already have so many candles and wax goodies to get through but when I saw that they were launching The Melt Crowd, which is a wax melt subscription box and that they have super cheap international shipping, I knew I had to sign up!
I had issues signing up for the first ever box in June, purely because dumbass here forgot to activate her new card in time but actually I think it was meant to be because when I saw what was in the June box online, I was happy I didn’t get it.
You get a free warmer with your first month so you can properly enjoy your melts, which is a genius idea but I didn’t like the warmers in the June box and the scents were so not me at all.
I saw then that they had new warmers for July which were super pretty so I thought I’d give it a go.
I was hoping there’d be some yummy food scents in the July box and I was hoping that I’d get a blue warmer and would you just look at what I got….
A blue warmer! 😀 Totally meant to be.
And the scents I got…
Oriental Lotus & Rose Otto – Rich 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.
I’m very unsure about this scent, it’s extremely floral and although I generally hate floral scents, they have been growing on me recently but still, I just don’t know… I’m terrified it’ll give me a whopper of a headache. 😕 I may save it and have it in our guest room for when friends come over.
Island Breeze – This is a Melt Crowd exclusive scent so there’s no exact description on line, but it reminds me of a men’s cologne or body spray, very cool and refreshing. I think the fruity elements to it will come out more when it’s melting, I will let you know.
Mojito Cocktail – Fresh and zesty, Mojito opens with citrus top notes of lime, lemon and grapefruit, leading to a peppermint heart, resting on a musky background.
This scent is so crazy, it’s very bright and citrussy but you can really smell the peppermint, it’s very zingy and tingly on my nose.
Raspberry & Salted Caramel – Sweet and creamy, Raspberry & Salted Caramel is a delicious treat for the senses. Fruity notes of raspberry blend with anise, buttercream and vanilla-based caramel.
I have been dreaming about this scent since it was launched so I actually screamed when I saw that it was in the box. I mean, come on, it’s two of the greatest scents ever combined…GENIUS! It’s just so lovely and it’s better than I imagined. If you love fruity or dessert type scents then you will go crazy for this one. Highly recommend it and it’s my favourite from the box for sure.
Lemon Curd – Sweet and zesty, Lemon Curd is a mouthwatering lemon fragrance with top notes of fizzy lemon, sweetened by vanilla pods and sugar.
Pink Lemonade – Sweet and sugary Pink Lemonade is a rich combination of ripe Strawberries & Lemon juice infused with a Champagne fizz. Bursting with hints of pink grapefruit and a suggestion of smooth fruitiness.
I’ve recently and ever so randomly developed a sensitivity to lemon and get headaches from it so I’m nervous about Lemon Curd and Pink Lemonade, but I think because Lemon Curd has a lot of vanilla in it and because Pink Lemonade is a good combination of fruits (you can really smell the strawberry and grapefruit in it) that I may be ok.
Cucumber & Melon – Fresh and invigorating, Cucumber and Melon is a green floral fragrance with cucumber skin and watery notes of refreshing melon on the top. Supported by a rich floral accord of rose, lily and cyclamen enhanced by fruity, peach musk accents.
If there’s anything I hate as more than cucumber, it’s melon! BUT, actually this is a really fresh scent, very spa like. I think the florals, peach and musk mellow out the cucumber and melon fragrances in it.
Green Tomato Leaf – This is another Melt Crowd exclusive and after my Tomato Garden candle from Petunia’s Corner, I’m really excited about this scent. It definitely smells like all the greenery in a tomato garden, a lovely summer scent.
I’m quite happy with my first ever Melt Crowd box, especially since I got the two things I wanted most. I don’t think I’ll get another box for a while because like all my wax products are currently taking over the apartment but you get a 20% discount code to use in the box so I think I’ll buy a few bits for myself, I really want to try a Raspberry & Salted Caramel candle now.
Have you tried Flamingo Candles yet? Any thoughts or recommendations? Let us know in a comment below.