Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bonjour Wax Co.

These products were provided free for an honest review.


Bonjour Wax Co. is run by a sweet and creative lady named Mandi who currently operates out of Jacksonville, Florida. Mandi started her business so she could spend more time at home with her daughter. Having quit full time teaching myself to do such a thing at one time in my life, I can relate. 

Mandi enjoys creating geek related samplers and themes, some including: Harry Potter, Stranger Things and Doctor Who. She uses palm wax which is relatively unique in the wax world. There has been some controversy over the use of palm wax due to deforestation and loss of orangutan habitat, but when asked, Mandi assured me her palm wax comes from sustainable sources. Her fragrances are phthalate free and even uses essential oils (which are costly!). She runs all aspects of the business herself while her baby girls naps or at night.  


Single 2 ounce scent shots are $2.25 each. This one is in Massages! Treat Yo' Self! It smells fresh and clean with an aquatic lean. Almost like a milder, yet soapier version of Cactus & Sea Salt. I cut this in half and melted in the guest bathroom and it gave off a medium-strong scent. 


Eggo Waffle shapes in the name Eleven. Does it get better than this?!


Eleven has notes of Pumpkin and Pecan Waffles and a dash of coffee and syrup. I could be way off, as I don't see this scent description anywhere, but that is what I get. It smells like the coziest morning. All three gave off a medium-strong scent in the kitchen.


Idris & Petrichor caught my heart before I even opened it. Idris hit me in the geeky feels twice. Once for Doctor Who and a second time for The Mortal Instruments series. Then petrichor, as it is the scientific name for the scent of rain. And does it really get more geekier than that for a fraghead?

With notes of rain, juniper and fresh air, it is the perfect cleaning day scent. Spa-like and relaxing. An open the windows kind of feeling. 


And its lovely lilac shade coordinates with the washi on the bag. Details like that make my heart pitter patter.


A couple of cute Christmas scents are up next!


Santa! I Know Him! bursts with vanilla sugar cookies, caramel and creamy decadence. An incredible sugar cookie scent. It threw strong in my bedroom. 


Gingerbread Latte features gingerbread, spices and steamed milk. No coffee here and I am cool with that. I love the extra kick of nutmeg in this gingerbread cupcake type of scent. She offers clamshells in this scent too for $5.75.


This is the Christmas at Hogwarts Sampler and I danced a waltz like Neville Longbottom when I spied it. This was listed as $12.00 and included 6 scent shots.



Two adorable Chocolate Frogs. Watch out! They only have one good jump in them. This smells like milk chocolate magic fudge, no not Cornelius Fudge, but that Magic Fudge that you make with Marshmallow Fluff. Normally I am not into chocolate scents in wax, but I will give this one a go. 


Every Flavor Beans smells like an Easter basket overflowing with Starburst, jelly beans, Skittles, and all the fruity tart chewy candies you can dream up. 


One simply cannot have a Harry Potter sampler without Butterbeer. I have experienced a few different variations of Butterbeer in wax form, but this one is the most sharp and boozy. For some reason I almost think there is a shot of Fire Whisky in this Butterbeer, a la boilermaker.


This one almost made me tear up. No really. Look at that sweet statue. This scent is Godric's Hollow and evokes a snowy day. Really it almost has a Christmas aroma to it. Cinnamon and spice, soft fruit and the comforts of a home denied the poor Potter boy. 


Polyjuice Potion has a fun description: leeches, knotgrass, strawberries, raspberries and soft florals. It smells like a bath bomb or bubble bar I might buy at Lush. Which means I like it. 


And the finale, The Yule Ball. Boughs of spruce, balsam and firs grace the chilly Great Hall and add festivity and places for Doxies and Cornish Pixies to roost. Love. 


She included two samples as well! 

This lovely snowflake smells like rich vanilla. Maybe a vanilla butter fudge type of scent. Yummy.


This peach little heart has beautiful scroll work on the other side but I just love the frosted crystallization of palm wax when it dries. Not sure what all is in this but I pick up peaches. Like a peach Bellini drink. I enjoy it. Nice and sweet with a little tartness. 

With samplers that feature Festivus, Stars Hollow, Christmas Vacation, and Doctor Who, I can see myself ordering from Mandi at Bonjour Wax Co. in the future. And often. There is a flat rate shipping of $6.95 per order. Have you melted palm wax? Do you enjoy some pop culture in your wax?

21 comments:

  1. I tried palm wax years ago and it did not even melt in my tea light warmers. The owner of whatever shop it was said she would send me replacement scents in non-palm, but never did. *sigh*

    I like pop culture in wax if the scents actually fit the thing they're named after. You know, like if you have one called Edward Cullen it probably shouldn't smell like flowers. Or pretty much that whole Titanic themed set that I got earlier this year. *rolls eyes*

    ~Deb

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    1. It is a rather firm wax to touch but it melted pretty good in my bulb and hot plate warmers. Too bad that vendor never followed through. That is not a good start to building a customer base.

      I agree. It is hard when the names don't match the scent. Especially if there is a signature scents or food the person likes and it is talked/wrote about. Ah! The Titanic sampler than was a Titanic disappointment and totally my fault!!! LOL!

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    2. Not your fault, unless you worked with them to come up with those mismatched scents/names.

      ~Deb

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    3. I just feel bad for pointing it out to you! You could have remained utterly in ignorant bliss and used the money for something else. I would have consulted you before making those scents for sure if I was in charge.

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    4. LOL - Don't let it happen again.

      ~Deb

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  2. Her wax is beautiful! I have my eye on the Stars Hollow and Harry Potter sampler ­čśŹ swwooonnnnn.

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    1. Isn't it?! I love the shapes and feathering in the wax. I liked making palm wax but I was always leery about whether it was ethically harvested or not. I think the Stars Hollow and Potter samplers are sold out but she does have others in stock. I have never really watched Gilmore Girls though. Only a few episodes here and there. But hey. Since you are watching Potter now.... maybe I should watch Gilmore Girls.

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  3. That Harry Potter Sampler though! 0.0 And the Eleven Waffles. *Geeky Heart Flutters* Perfect Amount of sparkles too on those scent shots.

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    1. Right?! The Eggos are the cutest things ever. I can't wait until Stranger Things comes back. I just hope it will be good. And the right amount of glitter is crucial. I have seen one too many glitter bombs out there. No thanks.

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  4. Thanks for the reviews! I am interested in this brand. To my knowledge I've never tried palm wax.

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    1. Sure! I love what I have tried and will be back for more. Palm wax is different. Hard and shiny.

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  5. Oh. My. Demegorgon, those waffles! They're too perfect. Such cute wax all around, though.

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    1. Yezzzzzzz! They smelled good too. I almost wanted to nibble a bit. I would loved to have tried the whole sampler. It would have been the perfect opportunity to make spooky, woody, dark and eerie scents. Do you think the next installment of Stranger Things will be just as good??

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    2. Oh, I really, really hope it will be! I saw some pictures today of everybody on set, the kids riding around on bikes, Hopper looking all hot and damaged and sweaty, and I yelped out loud in delight. :) But I'm trying to remain cautious, too - I loved the first season so much, I'm not sure anything is going to live up to that. Really, though, I thought it was so perfectly self-contained, I'd also be cool with just the one season. My feelings on the subject are clearly complicated!

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    3. I will have to go search for a trailer now. I feel the same way. I loved the whole season but I really want Eleven to have the happy ending she deserves. Crossing fingers for both of us!

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  6. Ahhh! I want to try this vendor. Love the shapes and scent names.

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    1. I would absolutely buy a few just to try. I am very happy with what I got and the scents and throw. I am melting one now that was gifted by a friend and it smells awesome. The palm wax was really easy to get out of the dish after it solidified too. Popped right out. I am a sucker for geeky wax.

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  7. Mandi's stuff is quickly becoming one of my favorites to watch out for. Bonjour was actually recommended to me by a friend who I've turned into a waxie:) I had the same worries about the palm wax, so thank you for addressing that. I'm willing to pay slightly more for quality, although I think her samplers provide a better value than the a la carte items. They are too clever and fun, also cohesion between themes and scents should be a wax law. Godric's Hollow was almost enough of a reason alone to get this one, but I restrained myself, bc I had just gotten her Bromance sampler last month. I love it and hope you enjoy the melt I sent from Bonjour.
    PS. How has the throw been on those you've tried?

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    1. It is good stuff! I am willing to pay more for good quality too. Godric's Hollow is one I am saving for Christmas week for sure. Ah the feels! I loved the one you scent me. Reminded me of a spiced wine a little. Very cozy and yummy. Had a great throw! Thank you so much for sharing it with me! I mentioned in the first few scents up top that I got a medium-strong to strong throw on the few I have melted. No light ones yet. I will definitely be ordering from Bonjour Wax Co in the new year.

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    2. Oops, I missed that! I only got mediocre throw from the 2 I've tried , but they were lighter type fragrances, so I was just checking. I'm glad you liked yours:)

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    3. Oh no! That is no good. Mediocre and light throwers are bummers for sure. I did get the stronger throws from smaller rooms (bedroom and bathroom) and the medium-strong ones from larger areas, but they were strong type smells anyway. I haven't really melted something that would have the lean to be lighter. I will start melting the rest after Christmas to really get a better feel over all. Hoping the rest melt good! That one you gave me was excellent in my bedroom! <3

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