Chelsea’s Melts | Advent Calendar review

Advent Calendar, with snowflake design
Advent Calendar with wax melt, and the first door opened

I think my wax melt obsession is well documented, but did you know I love an Advent Calendar? This year I was lucky to have not one, but five! I bought myself three – all of which will be featuring on the blog very soon (starting with this post!). My wonderful work team bought me a Candy Kittens one and our neighbours got Ash and I a coffee capsule calendar, too.

I couldn't resist but buy a Chelsea's Melts calendar and I was so glad that I was able to get one after Chelsea originally cancelled, due to problems with suppliers. The calendar was priced at roughly £20, including P&P, and there were 24 doors to open. All the scents were either Christmassy or wintry, which I loved – as it meant trying lots of new ones out.

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The Packaging

A silver and white box, which had a snowflake decoration, and ‘Merry Christmas’ on the front. So festive – and it looked great on our windowsill. It was a traditional style calendar with perforated doors and each melt was a Christmas tree shape. Much like a chocolate calendar, I popped each melt out of the door – and they came out with ease. The scents were listed on the back of the box, in number/day order, so it wasn't a surprise.

The Scents

As I mentioned, all 24 melts were either Christmassy or wintry scents, and there were no duplicates. Here’s what was behind each door:

  1. Christmas Memories
  2. Cashmere & Snowflakes
  3. Home for the Holidays
  4. A Merry Morning
  5. Mulled Pear & Cranberry
  6. Caramel Snowflake
  7. Warm Gingerbread
  8. Reindeer
  9. Cherry Marshmallow
  10. Christmas Tree
  11. Shimmering Spruce & Peppermint
  12. Sweet Fairy
  13. Vanilla Rum Ball
  14. Jingle Bells
  15. Fresh Sparkling Snow
  16. Sleigh Ride
  17. Chocolate Orange
  18. Nutcracker
  19. Tinsel
  20. Eskimo Kisses
  21. Winter Honeysuckle & Elderflower
  22. Frosted Candy Apple
  23. Apple Berry Spice
  24. Snow Walk

Alongside some of the more popular scents – such as the Lush Snow Fairy dupe – were plenty of new ones, which made it really hard for me to pick my favourites. From the new scents, I instantly loved the Mulled Pear & Cranberry melt as well as Cherry Marshmallow and Vanilla Rum Ball. To complete the top five, I'd have to pick out Nutcracker and Winter Honeysuckle & Elderflower.

In terms of the scents I didn't like, there were only two – Chocolate Orange (obv!) and Caramel Snowflake. I have also saved in my Frosted Candy Apple melt for the autumn, and it's gone into my Halloween stash already.

I have to be honest and say that I’ve not tried every single melt out yet, but I’ve got the remaining ones in a jar in my office, so as soon as I’m back to work, I’ll get burning.

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The Verdict

A well-priced and presented calendar, which offered over three weeks of fun. Most melts lasted for 16 hours before losing their scent and the throw was pretty impressive too. Chelsea currently has a Christmas sale on her Etsy store – click the link for more details.

Love, Lucy xx

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