April 11, 2016

An extraordinary review of our Rose Geranium scented wax melt

I cannot thank Melissa enough for this review of our Rose Geranium melt. It is heartfelt and lovely. Crazy to think of a quintessentially British AGA range cooker humming away in Portland, Oregon! 

"I live in Portland, Oregon (USA) with a beautiful 2-oven British racing green Aga range cooker named Agatha. We love her, and we love Blake & Bull's new scented wax melts, too! I may be the first person in the states to buy these, but I look forward to buying more, even though they have to travel nearly 5,000 miles. Totally worth it!

The Rose Geranium is absolutely spectacular!!! I would say that the scent to me is more peony than either rose and/or geranium, but then I love the smell of peonies so it's a win-win. When I first put the melt at the back of Agatha, the house smelled quite lovely in about an hour or so. As it melted down more, and I went about doing my work and chores in the house, I found myself forgetting about the melt but suddenly looking up for a big, gorgeous and expensive floral arrangement. That's just what it smells like: a posh floral bouquet. Sadly, no flowers, but you'd think so by how wonderful it smells! I also like how I can move it along the back of the cooker, just like Matthew instructs, when I want a little scent or a lot. At first I thought the white wax inside the black vessel distracted the eye, but it virtually disappears and all becomes "black" when it's melted. Genius! 

I have a Gin Tonic & Lemon coming and can't wait to enjoy that one as well. Matthew, you and the missus keep drinking the wines and coming up with great stuff!!!"

Rose geranium melt

Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates


Matthew is from a farming family near Bath and a graduate of King's College London who decided not to follow the 'standard' path into banking or the law. He has been working with these fabulous cookers in some form or another since 2003. Matthew runs Blake and Bull from beautiful Bradford on Avon, near Bath. Alf the golden retriever makes sure the working day finishes at 6pm sharp - dog walk time!