Smell the Fandom: A Review of Book Scents' Wax Melts



**All views in this review are honest and based on my experience using the products. This post contains affiliate links and a discount code for customers to use that could result in further discounts for me as per my partnership with Book Scents. **


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As with some other candle companies I have discovered during the pandemic, I found Book Scents via their Instagram ads. This was a match made in heaven due to my love of books and candles. I began reading J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series at the beginning of 2020, and received the ads due to following various accounts related to the series. The Black Dagger Brotherhood is one of the fandoms that Book Scents caters to, including Harry Potter, Outlander, and Game of Thrones to name a few.


My romance novel addiction may have given way to discovering Book Scents, but my love of Harry Potter led me to my first purchase. Since I had not purchased anything from the store and did not know how strong the scents would be, or how well the descriptions matched them, I opted for a wax melt sample pack rather than a candle. If you want to try out a few different scents, this is an amazing deal!


Sticking to the Harry Potter theme, I ordered a sample from each of the Hogwarts houses. The shipping was extremely quick and Nalana, the owner of Book Scents, even threw in an extra wax melt! I received 4 different scents (plus the extra) for only about $12, and that includes shipping! I cannot get over the great value I received from taking advantage of this, and have a variety of magical scents to keep me busy for a while.


Being new to wax melts, I also needed to figure out how I was going to use them. Book Scents has a great blog post that shows you how to get the most out of your samples. I ordered a wax melter from Amazon and got to sniffing! All of the scents reminded me of fond specific memories, which adds another dimension to the storytelling of these smells.



Ravenclaw

Scent description from Book Scents: "A smart blend of blackberries, raspberries and sweet scone"


I would be remiss if I did not start with my house! To be honest, this was my least favorite of the 5. But that is a personal opinion and not a comment on quality. It is as advertised, I just happen to have trouble with berry-related scents. They can occasionally give me headaches. But if you like those notes, this is the scent for you!


Reminds me of: 90s lip balm that smelled so good you wanted to eat it and blue raspberry ICEEs


Verdict: 2/5


Hufflepuff

Scent description from Book Scents: "A comforting blend of lemon cake, sweet ginger and chamomile"


In addition to berries, citrus can be a common culprit for headaches for me. That is NOT the case here! This scent is fresh without smelling like a cleaning product due to the notes of ginger and chamomile. The lemon is blended as if the wax melt itself is a dessert, and the only downside to that is that I really wanted some cake!


Reminds me of: lemon Girl Scout cookies and coffee cake


Verdict: 4/5


Slytherin

Scent description from Book Scents: "A shrewd blend of crisp apples and tangy pineapple"


Apples are one of my favorite scent go-tos. I usually go the Macintosh route, but this green apple scent has me feeling adventurous. I honestly would not have been able to tell you that I smelled pineapple as the other scent. For me, that is a good thing. Sticking with the running theme of fruit sensitivity, I typically get a headache or feel nauseous with pineapple. Here, it complements the tart green apple and creates a fresh blended scent that will make your mouth water.


Reminds me of: tart green apples in grade school lunches and a crisp fall breeze in an apple orchard


Verdict: 5/5


Gryffindor

Scent description from Book Scents: "A bold blend of cinnamon, maple bacon and orange"


I cannot stress enough the finesse that these candles are blended with. Any fruity notes do not bother me when mixed with other elements and create scents I would not have thought I would ever like or be able to tolerate. This is the PERFECT fall scent. Thoughts of cinnamon apples and warm spiced cider settling in your stomach will be floating in your mind while you relax with a toasty calmness.


Reminds me of: cinnamon Mentos candy and a warm fire


Verdict: 4/5


Bonus: Butter Brew

Scent description from Book Scents: "A sweet brew of butterscotch and vanilla creme"


Yet another wax melt I wanted to eat. If you like caramel corn, this will make you crave it uncontrollably! It smelled so much like an old popcorn and gift shop in my hometown, that I had to have my family smell it and see what they thought. At least 5 people said it smelled like the store and we were reminiscing about the popcorn, Beanie Babies, and clever gifts that were sold before the store closed. This is another warm-feeling scent that will be a godsend this winter!


Reminds me of: caramel corn and butterbeer from Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Verdict: 5/5


It has been a struggle lately deciding which melt I want for the workday. These are professionally crafted scents that you can imagine every house having in their common room. Even if you aren't a Harry Potter fan, you'll love these!


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