Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Melting Fairy - April '14 Box

After skipping a month (March) due to indecisiveness, I re-subscribed to The Melting Fairy and managed to get right back into the swing of things with the April box.  And what a box it is!  Not only is the chunk huge and super cute this month, but there is an extra tart that is another blend.  Usually if there is an extra, it's just one of the regular scents.  I'm rather excited this month!

The five scents I picked . . .
Lemon Pound Cake (NEW) - 'Moist rich pound cake blended with fresh lemon, topped with a sweet powdered sugar glaze.'
 This smells really good on cold sniff, strong on the cake.
Malibu Rum Cupcake (NEW) - 'Notes of coconut, sweet buttercream, rum liquor, and rich maple syrup are all mixed into a creamy vanilla cupcake. YUM!'
 Not even sure why I picked this other than I think I had this scent from a different vendor recently and seem to remember liking it.  On cold sniff right now, this is strong on the coconut, with a pretty strong cupcake note behind it.
Pistachio Pudding Cake (NEW) - 'Creamy vanilla custard is blended with nutty pistachios, almonds, and honey to create this decadent scent.'
Once again hoping this will be like the pistachio scent I love from another vendor, I was excited to see this as one of the new scents for the month.  While this is closer to the beloved scent than the other recent attempt, this one is still not it.  This one is very heavy on the almond note.
Pearamel (NEW) - 'Thick and decadent caramel is mixed with vanilla and buttercream and drizzled over fragrant baked pears.'
This just sounded interesting.  I do like pear scents, and do like most caramel scents so this seemed like a safe choice.  And oooh, this is good!  Almost smells like caramel apple instead of pear, that same bright and juicy and sweet creamy scent.  Mmmm!
Mango Sage Tea (NEW) - 'Sage leaves are blended with mango, strawberry, papaya, and white tea leaves to create this refreshing scent.'
 I've loved The Melting Fairy's tea scents so far, so when I saw a new one for the month I decided to grab it, even though I'm iffy on mango scents.  This is interesting.  The tea notes are there, like a sweet tea.  The mango is on a tolerable level for me.  I think the sage is really doing something, but I'm not sure what sage smells like on its own so I can't say for sure how much impact it's having in here.  

The first of the two blends this month is this Vanilla Bean Noel/Wildberry Scone/Ice Cream Scoop Bread extra tart.  There is no scent description available but I think most tart junkies are familiar with the three scents.  Whenever I come across a bread scent, I always fear that means zucchini bread, and my immediate horrified thought when I sniffed this was . . . "Fritos!  There it is!  Gaaaaaah!"  I get a bit of the Vanilla Bean Noel, and a smidge of berry but that immediate corn chip note is enough to have me shuddering.  Not sure if I'll try melting this one anyway, or pass it on to someone else.

This is the chunk blend in this month's box and it's so cute and appropriate for Easter.  This is Pink Serendipity Peeps, which is a blend of Pink Sugar, Serendipity, and marshmallow Peeps.  It's a huge chunk (4 oz.) with a thin layer of pink on the bottom and a cute bunny embed.  On cold sniff, it seems pretty equal on the Pink Sugar and the Serendipity.  This is pretty nice.

If you're not familiar with The Melting Fairy, it is a monthly subscription box of wax tarts.  Cost is $14.50 a month, and that includes shipping.  You get to pick five scents from the scent list, and you will receive two 1 oz. tarts in each of those scents.  You will also receive a surprise chunk blend each month, and sometimes one of two freebies.  Sign up by the 20th of the month to receive the next month's box.  New scents are added each month.  There is also a Facebook page . . . HERE.

So far, I'm glad to be back in the program.

Have YOU tried The Melting Fairy yet?


  1. Great box!! I hope they all melt nice and strong for you. The Melting Fairy is fun! You make me want to get back on board lol Sage is a really nice scent. It is a soft green herb and smells like that too. It is deep and earthy with a slight nudge if pepper and licorice to my nose. Really comforting scent. I bet it pairs nicely with mango sweetness.

    1. I thought I was done with TMF but I don't know, something about it just kept calling to me. It's like I want to see where this goes, like I want to be part of the surprises as it grows and changes. I don't know! *laugh-shrug*

      Now that you mention pepper/licorice, I think I do get a hint of that in the tea one. I think I was just taking that as part of the tea note.


  2. I love the egg background!

    1. Thanks! Simple, yet festive. Every year for Easter I want to hang colorful eggs on the little tree in our front yard, and every year goes by without me doing it. *sigh*


  3. Great review! You have convinced me to order a subscription :)