Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Baroness X Spektrolitiista | Post-Melt Review

Remember a few weeks ago when I reviewed the Baroness X/Polish Pickup exclusive wax melt? Well it has been a while, and I wanted to give it a proper review. I melted it for a day and a night, and I think I'm ready to share it with you guys!

Baroness X Spektrolitiista | Post-Melt Review


(promotional samples ahead)

I gave a cursory review of this when I posted before the Polish Pickup sale ended. But I wanted to revisit this one after I had a chance to melt it and live with it for a while. I've been browsing about at wax related blogs (there is a fandom for everything) and they either go into excruciating detail, or just give a cursory review upon initial warm-up. I knew that I definitely wanted to be more thorough than that.

Baroness X Spektrolitiista | Post-Melt Review

Baroness X Spektrolitiista | Post-Melt Review

On the cold sniff, it has a clean scent, like ocean front laundry. There is a slight hint of smoke, like hot rocks. When I cracked into it, I got a strong sweet smell, almost caramel. I admit I was afriad. I am not a fan of sweet, heavy scents. But I perservered, for science. 

After about 10 minutes, I forgot all about the wax. Then I went upstairs and slaved away vacuumed all the floors. I came back down and was greated by the nicest, coziest scent. There was my fresh, ocean front laundry. That tiny hint of hot...but no sweet. I have no idea what happened to it, but I am glad to see it gone.


  • texture: it is much harder than the previous BX I tried, and I like this texture much better. It is firm, but not brittle. I used a plastic butterknife to cut it, and while it did break a little, it was pretty easy to cut. I like tobe able to chop off a small chunk, as most of my warmers are on the smaller side. 
  • throw: excellent. I think Baroness X really has her scent balance nailed down. Within an hour, the scent had spread throughout my 1400sqft house. Even with a couple of windows open, the smell is still evident. It isn't heavy though, and it definitely sticks under the "smell with your eyes" threshold that I have noticed more than a few indies tend to fly right passed.
  • cost per ounce: this was a limited edition, so the cost per ounce is not relevant, but generally her prices are $1.25 per ounce.
  • repurchase: ugh I wish I could! Hopefully she will make something similar, because this is a great everyday scent.

Here is the time-lapse of the melt. It melted in a respectable amount of time, though it took a few extra minutes to get those last pesky bits. I love the look of this one as it melts. The shimmers swirl and swim around, and I could watch it forever.



I will definitely be hoarding this one. At least until I can find a dupe!

14 comments:

  1. mmmkay I need this if it ever comes back!

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  2. This is so pretty. I appreciate the time lapse, so that's what a wax melt looks like!

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  3. I love the color of it. I enjoyed the time lapse video so I could see what it's like.

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  4. Love time lapse! So fun to include in the blog post!

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  5. Sounds lovely! As a total wax newb what happens to the wax? Does it eventually burn through, evaporate?

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  6. It's so pretty, all purple and glittery. I'm not part of the wax community, what does smell with your eyes mean?

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  7. She’s been releasing a lot of wax, I need to try these!

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  8. The colour is so pretty, and the scent sounds lovely. I've never tried a wax melt before - I'm more a candle person.

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  9. I wish wax could have worked with us. I'm not sure I'd have been a fan of a laundry scent, though.

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  10. I love fresh, clean scents. This sounds nice!

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  11. I have one but I haven't melted it yet. I love these scents for bedrooms and bathrooms.

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  12. This scent sounds really nice! Ocean front laundry...mmm!

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