I picked up a few Bath & Body Works Fragrance Wax Melts that popped up at White Barn recently. I don’t think Bath & Body Works Wax Melts are available in stores as of yet as I personally haven’t seen them in stores but I did see them in attached White Barn stores. I actually posted about them in April as many youTubers and Instagrammers were posting about trying them out. This could be because they popped up in Bath & Body Works test stores and locations but I’m just assuming that.
At some point, Bath & Body Works stores will begin carrying them!
Let’s take a little look!
So, I noticed these in White Barn about a month ago but didn’t purchase any of them because none of the scents they had were appealing at the time. I went in store recently and they had a slew of Fall scents available such as Leaves, Autumn, Marshmallow Fireside, Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow, etc…this tipped me into buying zone since I have many of these already in candle form and I love them so, purchasing the wax melts was a no brainer. Also, I actually like wax melts a lot more than I do candles.
If you never used wax melts before it is fairly simple. Pop one into a warmer, light a votive under the warmer, and the bowl holding the wax will warm up and melt it. As it melts, it releases fragrance into the air. Simple! There are also electric warmers available if you don’t like the idea of lighting a candle in your home.
These are $4.50 each and are divided into four squares which can be broken up and used four times. I felt it the fragrance was weak using one little square so, I ended up using an entire wax melt. Yankee Candle Wax Tarts are 0.8 oz in size for $1.99 each versus Bath & Body Works Fragrance Wax Melts which are $4.50 each at 0.97 oz. Considering I used the entire wax melt it was a little expensive compared to the smaller and cheaper Yankee Candle Wax Tart. I also feel like Yankee Candle Wax Tarts are considerably more fragrant in comparison the larger and more expensive Bath & Body Works Wax Melt. Keep in mind their are also much superior Etsy Sellers like Bathing Garden who sale Wax Melts which much, much larger quantities and that are extremely fragrant for around $3.75 each.
I don’t regret the purchase in the least because I like many of these fragrances but I don’t think these are very strong. The good news is they are a lot stronger than Glade Wax Melts and Febreze Wax Melts.
To get the most from the melts I would suggest using an entire one in a smaller space with the door closed. If you’re trying to scent a huge open space I don’t think you’ll notice the scent as well as you would in a smaller space. I tried using a small chunk, didn’t smell anything, cut up another chunk, still felt it was weak, and ended up dumping all four pieces into my warmer. Burning the whole thing seems to have worked best for me but some people might love the idea of spending $5 for a one time use. I think the candles in these fragrances are actually stronger than the melts so, that $5 might be better used towards a full size candle.
Bath & Body Works Fragrance Wax Melts are a novel idea but they need to be a little stronger for me to actually indulge again! I think I’m happier with Bath & Body Works Candles.
Anyone try the wax melts?
As of now I’ve seen Bath & Body Works Fragrance Wax Melts at White Barn locations.