Unlike other home fragrance plans, Busy Bee don't have a one size suits all option - rather the boxes range in price from £20 - £100, it really all depends on how much of a candle fiend you happen to be and of course the state of your bank balance. Apparently each plan offers a discount of 20% compared to the products purchased individually, which I would mostly agree with. Again and somewhat unusually the contents vastly differ each month.
For the first two months of my subscription I received over 14 pots of various Magik Beanz: small, scented wax nuggets, that you use much like a typical wax tart. The beauty of this product is that you can mix and match fragrances to create your own custom blend - it is rather fun. As you can tell, I really enjoyed this style of contents and it was the main reason I allowed my subscription to roll on.
In October something entirely different from the previous two deliveries arrived - a Busy Bee Wax Melt Selection box. I want to state that I do think this is a great and very innovative idea but at £19.99 it is not something I would personally purchase. Now don't get me wrong, the variety of 24 wax tarts, all of which are neatly presented in a box is very appealing but as each tart is so tiny, I'm not entirely sold on the concept. I can say with certainty that had it not been a surprise delivery, and as part of a subscription plan, I would not have purchased the box for myself.
A similar but perhaps more novel idea arrived from Busy Bee in November - a Busy Bee Advent Calendar. Again this contains 24 mini wax tarts, all of which are not only different in scent but are all suitably festive too. Oddly I don't feel as strongly about the cost (£19.99) in regards to the Busy Bee Advent Calendar as it is roughly the same price as rival brands. I suppose what you really want to know is if I would purchase it or not? Yes, yes I would - I like opening the doors to a new scent, all of which leave my home beautifully scented each night.
Earlier this week, my Busy Bee Fragrance Club box dropped with the December contents, and again I wasn't as blown away as I was when I first signed up. I fully understand and applaud that Busy Bee are not afraid to try something new but sadly the current direction is not for me; my money would be better spent supporting the brand with orders of Magik Beanz and I'm okay with that. December's line up featured a jar of Magik Beanz in Christmas Treasures and four full sized festive hot shots. All of which will be used and enjoyed but not necessarily replaced.
I have now cancelled my Busy Bee Fragrance Club subscription which is not a reflection of Busy Bee at all, I am still a huge fan of their home scents (strong and with a huge variety of fragrances) and will continue to order Magik Beanz.
If you enjoy a wide range of not only scents but also various forms of home fragrances, this is the box for you.
You can subscribe and read more about the Busy Bee Fragrance Club here - link.
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