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!
(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.
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!