Friday, 16 March 2018

Canny Cosy Wax Melts Review*

As I said in a blog post not too long ago, I am a bit of a candle addict! I just can't help myself. I'm always seeing ones that not only smell amazing but look pretty too, and they just have to be mine. Even though our flat is pretty much full of candles already, I was so happy to receive a few wax melts to try out from Canny Cosy. I've been using them for a few weeks now so plenty of time to get a feel for them and gather my thoughts so if you're all about candles like I am, make sure you keep reading.
Canny Cosy are a relatively new company based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and straight away one thing I loved about them was that they've included their northern heritage in the name. If you weren't sure what was meant by Canny Cosy, well 'up north' people tend to say 'canny' to refer to things they like. It's so different from any other brands I've tried before and I love that there is a little story behind the name. Canny Cosy are keen to make sure everyones homes smell inviting and feel cosy, and with their range of wax melts, you can definitely do that. I don't know about anybody else but I don't think a day goes by where I'm not lighting candles, especially if people are coming round. I want them to walk in and instantly feel welcomed and comfortable, and candles are a big part of that for me. As I said at the start of this post I was sent a few scents to try out, those being Rhubarb and Custard, and Parma Violets, both the sort of scents I would reach for in a shop.

Rhubarb and Custard - My first impression of both of the wax melts I was sent, was just how strong the fragrance was, before even burning them. As they were so strong I knew they were going to make the whole flat smell amazing as they kind of did before I even did anything with them! I started with the Rhubard and Custard because I absolutely love the sweets and couldn't wait for my home to smell just like them. These really do smell identical to the sweets and within minutes of these being in a burner, the flat was filled with the rhubarb and custard scent. I actually used two of these at once but I'm sure one would have been enough as the scent really is that strong. I worry sometimes with wax melts that they won't really work and I've been let down in the past with some that I fully expected to smell incredible and then the scent has just gone nowhere! Luckily that didn't happen with these. Not only did these smell incredibly sweet because of the rhubarb they also had a lovely vanilla aroma and the combination was just perfect. I usually burn these for a few hours at a time but the fragrance goes on for far longer even afterwards so I'm highly impressed! 
Parma Violets - After getting through a few of the Rhubarb and Custard melts, I tried out a few of the Parma Violets. I'm not a massive fan of the sweets usually but I do love the way they smell so I was very excited to try these. First of all they are a gorgeous lilac colour just like the actual sweets you used to get as a child and I love the heart shape of them. When burning these, I instantly noticed the sweet yet fresh notes coming through and they took me back to being in a sweet shop as a kid. Similar to the wax melts above, the scent lasted for hours and really did fill our whole flat. What I love about Canny Cosy wax melts is that they really do have such concentrated aromas so just one is enough each time. Though the wax melts might be small, they definitely pack a punch with the scent.
Aswell as these two yummy scented wax melts, there are so many others available on the Canny Cosy website. Just to name a few you can find - Bubblegum, Cola Cubes, Lemon Sherbet, Pear Drops, Vanilla and Marshmallow, though there are so many more too ranging from the more sweet shop scents to more fresh and floral, so something for everyone. All wax melts are made from 100% soy wax, are highly fragranced and hand poured in small batches to ensure that all customers get the best value for money without compromising on safety. Each scent comes in a pack of 4 and they are priced at £2.99 so a real bargain! You can now also get Rose Like Wax Melts for £2 which are incredibly pretty and would make a lovely gift. 
If like me you're obsessed with all things candles and would like to try these out for yourself, make sure you check out the Canny Cosy website and you can also find them on Instagram and Twitter. I'm so impressed with the wax melts I tried out and as they are such a bargain, I'll be ordering lots more in future. I have my eyes on the Cola Cubes next!

Are you candle fiend like me? Do you think you'd like either of these?

*Products sent for the purpose of this post. I only work with brands relevant to me and my blog


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