Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Top Shelf Lacquer Strawberry Vanilla Champagne | Post-Melt Review

Top Shelf Lacquer has been dabbling in the Polish Pickup for the last few months. When I saw this wax brick in the listings, I figured this was as good a time as any to give them a try. Worst case, I used it once and passed it on to a wax-crazed friend. Happily for me, I loved it.

Top Shelf Lacquer Strawberry Vanilla Champagne | Post-Melt Review

This wax melt came from the December Polish Pickup, which was Holiday themed. The inspo for this was New Year's Eve, and the traditional toast most folks enjoy at the stroke of midnight. I was kinda worried when I first saw it, because I generally don't adore sweeter fruit scents...and my husband abhors them with a firey passion. But this has sandalwood to it, which he loves, so I hoped this would temper it. When it is cold, it is very fruity and bright. I didn't get any sandalwood, but it was a lot softer than I anticipated. Once warmed, I got a snuggly hug from this melt. I got a very satin and marabou feathers and boudior vibe from this one. I hope it is available again, because this would be a fabulous Valentine's Day scent.


  • texture: very solid. hard. not at all squishy nor sticky. Makes for very easy breaks.
  • color/appearance: strawberry and cream pink. sparse iridescent shimmers/flakes
  • throw: fabulous. 10 minutes in, and it had made it across my entire downstairs. It was pervasive, but not heavy or obnoxious.
  • cost per ounce: $1.67. I paid $4.50 for this 2.7oz brick, and I will get 6-12 uses, depending on how much I heat at once.
  • repurchase: if this scent comes back, I absolutely will buy it.


I did a quick video of the melt. I love watching these videos, and you're all going to suffer with me until I get bored of it.



You can see the clouds passing in this video, which is frankly my favorite part.

The tl;dr is that when my no-low buy breaks, I will definitely be trying another scent from this brand. 

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a nice scent. I've tried other strawberry champagne scents but none with vanilla. I imagine that mellows it out a bit.

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  2. I would totally buy this scent!

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  3. Sounds like a delightful scent.

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  4. I would definitely enjoy this kind of fragrance

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  5. I've been burning wax at my office again and people are SO picky about scents so I definitely appreciate these kinds of posts because it helps me lean towards what I should get next!

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  6. Ooo I bet that smells really nice!

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  7. I'm not a wax person, but I'm sure this smells fantastic!

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  8. That sounds like an amazing scent! Time for a strawberry mimosa!

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  9. Great review. The description sounds like something I would love to try.

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