Friday, November 14, 2014

Fragrance Fridays-Items I Regret Buying!

Avoid these products: Creative Home, Elegant Expressions and Ikea brand fragrances!

One of my favorite type of videos to watch on Youtube are the "Products I Regret Buying" tag.  I think those often serve as a good way to warn people against wasting their hard earned money on bad products. 

In that same spirit, I wanted to share a few home fragrance products that I regret buying.  If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I'm a huge fan of wax melts and candles. Unfortunately, sometimes the quality of these products isn't what it should be. Here are a few such products I want to warn you against.

IKEA candles. I won't lie, IKEA candles smell great. However, they have absolutely no throw!  I bought thee strawberry scent because it was such a yummy fragrance when I held it up to my nose to smell it. However, once I started to burn the candle, I couldn't smell it anywhere else in the room. A quick Youtube video search reveals that other IKEA candle variations have the same problems. Unless you want them just for decorative purposes, avoid IKEA candles!

Two other products I bought on a whim is are wax melts I found at the 99 Cent Only Store. Yes, they were only 99 cents so it may have been unrealistic to expect much. However, you definitely get what you pay for!!  Neither the Elegant Expressions Cran-apple scent nor the Creative Home Mixed Berry scent from did anything for me once I melted them. The were not strong at all, the throw was non existent. I definitely recommend avoiding these wax melts. Spend your 99 cents on something that's actually worthwhile, instead!

I'd love to hear from you if you've tried these products, as well. Did you have a similar experience, or did these brands work out well for you?