Autsy Box Subscription Wax Melts Review
April 5, 2021
This is a review of Autsy Box Wax Melt Subscription Service, at http://www.autsybox.com.
Autsy Box purchases wax melts from various small companies to include in their monthly subscription box. Each month, they send out 12 wax melts, which feature at least 3 brands with 4 wax cubes of different scents from each company. It's a great way to discover new wax melt brands that you may not yet be familiar with! And as always, April, the owner, is wonderful to work with!
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Buttercupp Candles - Cedar & Lavender
French lavender, greens and cedar
On cold sniff I smell lavender and another sweeter floral (although it's not a floral or perfumey scent), with a bit of light wood, and maybe vanilla that gives it a slight foodie note. Melted, it's a men's cologne type scent, and quite nice.
Buttercupp Candles - Cozy Cashmere
Rich cocoa butter, warm spices and a touch of sweet coconut
I can't figure out what I'm smelling, but it's very nice. It's a sweet, warm, slightly perfumey ambery scent with maybe a smidgen of coconut and milk chocolate, and possibly a barely detectable smidgen of fruit (banana?). It's not a girly fruity perfume type scent at all though. What I thought was fruit ended up dissipating after about an hour. Looking at the notes, I don't detect any spices, and there's no fruit.
Buttercupp Candles - Paloma
Inspired by the citrus Paloma drink, this is a custom created warm blend of citrus and ginger, with bottom notes of amber for a sultry edge.
This was included as a scent sample. On cold sniff I barely smelled anything, but melted... Wow! It's a fantastic scent, and super strong! It smells like a combination of ginger with a bit of sweet fruit, like gingerbread with fruit and without the bakery notes, or like ginger ale and fruit but without the fizzy soda note. It also has a smidgen of wood and a barely detectable sweet perfumey note. I love this scent! I love this scent, and it lasted 24 hours, probably would have gone longer if I hadn't turned off the warmer!
Buttercupp Candles - Saturday Morning Cartoons
A delicious bowl of fruity rings cereal
I love this scent! It smells like Fruit Loops cereal, with the sweet, fake (in a good way) lemon and orange notes. But what differentiates this from other similar scents is that it has a strong lemongrass or lemon verbena note that gives it a spa quality. Whether it was accidental or intentional, it's a great combination! When melted, I smell more of the lemongrass.
Buttercupp Candles - Saddle Up
If you love leather then this scent is for you. This is what a sexy cowboy might smell like.
A very nice men's cologne scent with a leather note.
Hawaiian Candles - Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Vanilla ice cream with lilikoi (passionfruit) shaved ice on top
I smell coffee with a hint of fruit (strawberry?) and a bit of vanilla. It's unusual and very nice, but the scent doesn't match the scent name at all. Looking at the notes, no coffee, but I definitely smell coffee first.
Hawaiian Candles - Mango & Papaya
A sweet and fruity mango and papaya scent
A really nice scent that smells like kiwi, melon and strawberry. It's not mango or papaya, although from about an inch away I detect the slightly sour tropical fruit notes, but not in the room. I like it more than I probably would if it were mango and papaya!
Hawaiian Candles - Pikake
The Hawaiian jasmine flower, with its distinctive aroma
A lovely warm jasmine scent with a hint of soapiness and smidgen of perfuminess. I'm not sure if it's different from any other gardenia or jasmine scent, but it's very nice!
Hawaiian Candles - Tuberose
Elegant, decadent, seductive and sensuous Tuberose flower
This is a lovely jasmine type floral with a barely detectable smidgen of fruit. It has a tiny bit of a tropical vibe. But it's not tuberose, which is a very rich, full bodied, very sweet gardenia type scent with a strong note of musk. It's still very nice. From an inch or so away I detect a hint of baby powder, but not really in the room.
Star Valley Candles - Butterscotch Crunch
A tasty smooth creamy caramel delight
A yummy scent of salted caramel, butterscotch and toffee. It's intense and very rich!
Star Valley Candles - Day Spa
Lemongrass and black currant with hints of patchouli and sugar cane
A fantastic scent of lemongrass, but with a rich creaminess that almost gives it a bit of a foodie quality. When melting, I also detect a hint of fruit, and it's a bit sweeter than a regular lemongrass scent. I really like it. Looking at the notes, I guess the fruit is the currant, although currant is generally not a "fruity" scent. I don't detect patchouli.
Star Valley Candles - Hansel & Gretel
Vanilla frosting, cinnamon sticks, toasted graham crackers and juicy raisins
This is a yummy combination of vanilla cookies, gingerbread, and graham crackers. It's very authentic and not overly sweet. I get the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, but the spices are quite subtle. Looking at the notes, I think I do detect a smidgen of raisins, but probably wouldn't notice them otherwise.
Star Valley Candles - Strawberry Shortcake
Fresh strawberries, sweetened shortbread, and lots of whipped cream
A super sweet, rich strawberry scent that smells like real strawberries mixed with super sweet sugar syrup, kind of like a strawberry daiquiri mix but without the lime. It's cavity-inducing sweet. I love it! It doesn't actually smell like strawberry shortcake because I don't get shortbread or any bakery notes. But whipped cream, yes I think I do detect that rich creaminess. After a few hours it loses a tiny bit of the sweetness and takes on a bit of an artificial note, but it's still a great scent.