I love wax tarts. I keep them in my home and office, because I find they put out the strongest, consistent fragrance throughout the day. Usually, I buy the $2 packs at my grocery store, and on occasion I will pick up handmade tarts from local vendors. I have always been interested in Scentsy. The fragrance descriptions sound amazing, but without smelling all them first, I couldn’t bring myself to spend the extra money.
Last month, one of my residents organized a Scentsy party, which I happily attended so I could finally sample the catalog. To my surprise, I found myself favoring fruit and floral scents. The other fragrances just didn’t smell good to me. I’d been so excited to finally try Scentsy, that I felt like I needed to buy something. I purchased 3 packs of tarts for $17 per their discount deal. My selections were Go Go Mango, Sea Salt & Avocado, and Shimmer.
I was pleased to find the rep used Venmo, so I didn’t have to deal with cash/check transaction. When she delivered my order, she included three product samples and a brand emery board. So far I was very impressed. My boss was equally excited and said that she uses Scentsy all the time, because they last longer than the cheap ones from the store.
I popped one in my melter and it quickly scented my office for the rest of the afternoon. It was delightful. I had received a sample car air freshener and hung that up on my way home. My boyfriend even commented, that evening, that it smelled good. It smelled good for a few days, but now I don’t smell it at all. I didn’t buy it, so I’m not that upset, but knowing how short-lived it is, I wouldn’t ever buy one.
As for the wax melts, a single piece of the tart works for about 6 hours before the scent is terribly distorted or gone completely. I tried this with all three of the scents I ordered and one of the sample tarts. They just don’t last. I’ve even tried using two at a time and different melters in case my usual was getting too hot and spoiling the fragrance. Nope. They just don’t last.
For what I paid for three packs, I could have gotten 8 of my “cheap” scents that last all month. They offered excellent customer care, but the product quality just isn’t there. I won’t be buying again.
Support your local artisans. My favorite is Villainous Wax. Their fragrances last for weeks. In fact, I have yet to exhaust one. I melt it until I’m ready for a new scent and pour it back into the cup for later.