I’ve been gifted wax from Blank Label before but only became a follower and fan within the last six months or so. During Desiree’s February pre-order, these particular blends spoke to me of springtime. So delighted was I by my first proper order, I was inspired to review.
Squalls Ahead- Ocean Rain, sweet plum and a hint of pink amber and sea salt.
Pink flowered sweetness and cool sea salt resemble tropical blooms aligning the path of a beach-side cottage. Brightly-hued, pungent and flowing with nectar. A surprising scent, not for it’s originality, but it’s familiarity. That distinctly fruity floral is similar to Bath and Body Works’ Sweet Pea and Plumeria fragrances, so popular of decades past. An enjoyable throwback, yet not a repurchase.
Pluviophile- Fresh rain, rainforest sugarcane, yuzu and a hint of lemongrass.
Pulsing with citrusy energy, lemongrass packs a lively punch without overpowering the lush green of the other notes. Rainforest Sugarcane is so often paired with sweet perfumes, but here it balances the tartness with raw sugar and grounds the freshness. Unique and strong, it
spreads a sense of wellness and calm when melted; definite repurchase.
Desiree’s labels feature the scent’s name, scent notes and pour date. Wax melt 2-packs are $3.10, 4-packs are $6.13. The preorder had a 6 week turn-around-time with shipping billed at the time of completion.
Three Little Birds- Mango sorbet, toasted coconut, gooey marshmallow and vanilla lace.
Sugar-crusted mangoes paired with coconut and marshmallow is one of my favorite gourmand blends. Vanilla Lace lures me in with thickly ambered musk revealing a sensual sweetness. This scent has it all going on except when it comes to strength. Maybe I expected more from the heavenly pairing of mango sherbet and vanilla musk, but it resulted in weak throw. I’ll try a longer cure time and note if it improves.
Mermaid Lagoon Under a Magic Moon- Soft watery floral, sea salt, ocean moss and geranium flowers.
I should know better than to try geranium in blends as it’s sharp astringency doesn’t agree with me. Crushed petals, leaves and stems prevail over breezy waterlilies. Sea salt usually elevates, but in this case it escalates the concentrated floral tones. Fans of neon green herbals may like it, but I anticipate a headache inducer.
Mermaid Cupcakes: 2.3-2.8 oz for $3.50 each.
Part of Your World- Tiki Beach (B+BW type) toasted marshmallows, driftwood and a hint of sea air.
My favorite of the 3. Custardy coconut cream always makes my mouth water, and the purple orchids and sugared berries elevate the fruit while fluffy marshmallow sweetens the salty sea air. Rich and thick, kissed with tang and a moderate throw, I would repurchase.
She’s Got Legs, You Idiot- Almond milk, sea salt, Hibiscus guava.
Widely used as an alternative to dairy, almond milk’s trendiness seems to have spread to fragrance too. Intriguing, smooth and silky
on cold, but emerges too watery when melted. Sea salt imparts a briskness to this light creamy floral, however, it lacks depth and substance.
Prince Eric- Blue sugar, vanilla cotton.
A dynamic duo of crisp breezy linen and sophisticated cotton candy spice. Less is more with this combination, allowing each note to shine. Softly spiced Blue Sugar enhances the cotton with woodsy depth and pillowy sweetness. Meanwhile, fresh cotton cuts down on the extremely rich top notes of the gourmand cologne. A medium-strength winner.
A sample of California Dreamin‘- a tempting treat of Hawaiian tropic, banana daiquiri and orange dreamsicle. Not a fan of banana or dreamsicle but the sweet and sour spirits make a refreshingly tangy mix.
Desiree is currently offering a gift code sale on her site for upcoming restocks. Overall, I think Blank Label Products is an underrated vendor that deserves more recognition for their playful products, variety and quality.
- Irregular restocks in which the website is closed in-between openings. Pre-orders seem to be offered every couple of months with 5-8 week TAT.
- Complex blends become slightly one-note on warm.
- Varying scent strength depending on fragrance oils, much like most vendor wax.
- Fun, festive shapes and colors. I especially love tossing the thick chunks into my warmers, as is, no cutting required.
- Uncommon scent blends. Desiree puts together popular fragrances in unique ways.
- Offers small, affordable custom wax options! This is a major benefit for when you wish to experiment but don’t want to be stuck with a ton of one combo, especially if it doesn’t turn out well.
- Quality customer service experience.
Despite this brief return from my blogging hiatus, I believe my fragrance reviewing is coming to an end. I created 4 custom scents too, but don’t think I’ll write a full review. As always, thank you to my wax friends for reading. I do hope to post about my Spring/Summer customs from Sniff My Tarts sometime soon-ish, when I can. Otherwise, keep up to date on my wax hauls on Instagram @the_scented_library
What spring scents are you melting/burning? Any celebrations of the season, or are you counting the days till Summer begins?