I don’t know an awful lot about this vendor other than the owner, Pontip, has been in business for over a year and expanded from an etsy shop to a website, and that Purple Fox Wax is an extremely popular brand on Instagram. So popular I’ve yet to attempt the Hunger Wax Games restocks that usually occur because from what I can tell, items sell out quickly. I do appreciate that PFW often restocks on Sundays, which is obligation free for me and I appreciate her first preorder opportunity even more.
The early January preorder offered 16 oz. diamond shaped embedded wax loaves at $21.50 and 5 oz. diamond embedded pies at $6.75 in limited scent choices. Pies were my best option because all of the scents were untested to me. Shipping was flat-rate $9.75 and had a 6-8 week TAT. Pontip’s regular rotation typically includes clamshells and gorgeous geometric wax bars.
Black Amber-sweet ozone warmed with Egyptian amber, vanilla musk and sandalwood.
Amber is my comfort scent, making this top of my preorder list. There are powdery rich spicy ambers, which I love, and clearer less musky types, which I also love. Black Amber is the crystal clear kind, it has a sharp top note that sweetens to a light golden essence. The ozonic note is ultra sweet and contains the sheerest floral tone.
My favorite on cold didn’t deliver as I’d hoped when warmed. I started with approx 1 oz, but added more until the scent began to bloom after an hour. I wish the amber, musk and sandalwood were all punched up two notches, but it’s still a unique amber that offers a nice clean choice for any perfume-phobic melters.
Pillow Mint- fresh peppermint and vanilla with a hint of lavender. This was the 3rd most popular preorder scent.
Pure creamy buttermint, just like the soft pillowy pastel after-dinner kind that melts onto your tongue and causes polar puffs of exhalation. Pillow Mint is better in fact, with extra mintiness. The throw became present after 30 minutes and crescendoed for a few hours in which I even faintly smelled it downstairs on our lower level.
There wasn’t any lavender whatsoever upon melting, but it could be present in one of the purple diamond embeds which I haven’t melted yet. I believe I’ll mix it up with some lavender wax to see what kind of combo it makes.
Either with or without more lavender, I’ll be repurchasing this sweetie again.
Dark Matter- midsummer’s night type, blue sugar with hints of peppermint.
Dark and mysterious sounding, I chose DM because I love masculine aromas and I read some rave reviews on Instagram. He is a beaut of a cologne fragrance rather than a beast, but I’ll be setting this pie aside for a giveaway I’m holding in the next few months.
Small gem samples:
Tobacco Spring-tobacco rosemary mint
Similar to an irish spring soap on cold sniff, but not as pungent. I enjoyed this better melted, the blend has crispness without overplaying the sudsy note. A light and refreshing throw with a hint of minty finish, I only wish a smoky tobacco was more pronounced. When sniffed up close, however, I got a mustiness that didn’t lay well, possibly the tobacco leaf. Don’t think I’ll purchase.
For Fox Sake-a Purple Fox fruity blend with cotton candy.
Stop the presses, I have found a fruity berry scent that I love! It could be the spun sugar softness that takes the edge off the berries; bright raspberry and possibly strawberry, if so, one of the only vendor strawberries I’ve enjoyed.
A more natural and juicy from the vine and less candy-like fragrance makes it a winner to me. I think this scent will rock many Purple Fox lover’s worlds.
No word on PFW’s next restock. Pontip might need a break after this epic presale. I’m excited for larger amounts of For Fox Sake and have a few others in mind, so I’ll be watching for one.
Any pre-sale orders coming down the pike for you? I’m scouting one more order this month and just went in on a Rosegirls pre-order today (my first), I do believe I’m ready for some spring scents.