Thursday, August 13, 2015

Apple Scented Wax Reviews

Apple Scented Wax Melts
Appled Scented Wax Reviews

Apple picking season starts in just a few weeks, ushering in autumn with cooler temperatures and colorful leaves. But you don't have to wait to get that farm apple fresh scent in your home. Melt some apple scented wax and your home will smell as comfy and cozy as a chilly autumn day!

See additional apple scents updated in the list below.

There are TONS of apple scented wax out there. You rarely can go wrong with apple scents! I'm going to provide scent reviews of the apple scented wax that I have in my personal collection. Better Homes & Gardens and ScentSationals wax can be found at Walmart. ScentSationals also has a website where you can order from (see links at right of this page). Join our Facebook group (link at top right of this page) to find out where you can get other brands mentioned (we don't sell wax in the group, we just discuss it!)

Apple Scented Wax Melts
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I've tried to put these in order of most "appley" scent to least:
  • Better Homes & Gardens "Fresh Orchard Apples"
    This is your standard generic apple scent. It smells real and fresh, like a crisp apple that may be slightly dry and tart.
  • Better Homes & Gardens "Honey Crisp Apple"
    This smells like their "Fresh Orchard Apples" with a very slight sweetness added, not much of a difference.
  • ScentSationals "Juicy Apple"
    I can almost smell the apple juice in this one, very nice! It's a sweet (but not overly sweet) apple with a slight pear note. It smells more like the inside of an apple than what you smell on the outside. My favorite apple scent!
  • Ashland Decor Scents "Juicy Apple" (added 8/14/15)
    Very similar to ScentSationals Juicy Apple, with only perhaps very subtle differences.
  • ScentSationals "Apple Bobbin'"
    Crisp apple with a sweet caramel coating. The apple definitely stands out in this one, and the caramel is subtle. One of my favorite apple fragrances!
  • Patriot Candles "Just Picked"
    Very similar to Apple Bobbin', with just slightly less caramel.
  • ScentSationals "Meadow Picnic"
    Fresh sweet apple with a hint of grassy flowers.
  • Metro 201 "The Big Apple"
    A real apple scent with not much sweetness, more like a slightly sour apple used for baking, or an apple peel without the juicy insides. Compared to the other apple fragrances, this doesn't smell as fresh or as sweet, but on its own it just smells like apple.
  • Sonoma "Pumpkin Harvest"
    Sweet slightly caramely apple with fall spices like nutmeg, and maybe a hint of cinnamon. I don't really smell the pumpkin. It's not an overwhelming spicy fall scent. Apple is not as realistic as some of the other brands. Sonoma also makes a similar scent called "Pumpkin Patch", which has more pumpkin and less apple, enough for me to classify it more as a fall & spicy scent rather than apple.
  • Better Homes & Gardens "Farm Apple Pumpkin"
    This one is a little similar to Sonoma Pumpkin Harvest, but smells more realistic, with a slightly earthy tone, and a little more of the pumpkin. But apple is still the predominant scent. Strong apple scent, but more of an apple cider than straight apple. Some spice like nutmeg and perhaps a touch of cinnamon, and maybe a very slight woodsy note.
  • ScentSationals "Salted Caramel Apple"
    Just what it says, strong apple with a salty sweet caramel, with a hint of vanilla and a smidgeon of bakery and spice flavors.
  • Glade "Apple Tree Picnic"
    Fake sweet apple scent with a clean, fresh air note. Although it smells fake, it's actually not bad.
  • Mainstays "Warm Apple Pie"
    Fake waxy apple scent
  • WoodWick "Midnight Apple"
    This one smells amazing, like a super rich sweet caramely apple with a hint of amber I think.
  • ScentSationals "Apple Blossom"
    Both their Fusion and non-Fusion versions smell the same. Subtle apple with a clean flowery, very slightly lemony scent.
  • Nicole's Home Accents "Apple Pecan Crisp"
    Apple with sweet caramel and a slight nuttiness. Not as much apple as Salted Caramel Apple above, and sweeter with less saltiness. Nicole's brand is found in A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts stores primarily along the U.S. East Coast.
  • ScentSationals "Hobe Sound"
    I debated whether or not to include this, since the apple note is not incredibly strong. This has more of a slightly tart apple candy type scent than straight apple. This scent has been discontinued but as of this writing can be found in the "outlet" section of their website for $1 each if bought in increments of 5.
Added August 25, 2015:
  • Hanna's at Home "Grandma's Apple Basket"
    This smells a lot like Better Homes & Gardens "Fresh Orchard Apples". Maybe a very subtle difference, but not by much.
  • Mainstays "Apples and Berries"
    This is a pretty good mix of apple and berry scents. I'm not sure what the berry notes are, but the label shows raspberries and blackberries. I definitely don't smell raspberries, and not really blackberries either. Maybe cranberries? It's a bit of a fake apple scent, but the combination works.
  • ScentSationals "Apple Berry Crumble"
    I think this is a new Fall 2015 scent, and it's fantastic. I detect mostly apple, but also a strong berry note, although I'm not sure what kind of berry. There's also the "crumble" part of the scent, which is very sweet and slightly cinnamony. On cold sniff it just smells like apple and cinnamon, but the warm berry notes come out when melted. This to me doesn't smell like a "real" apple, but it doesn't matter.
  • Mainstays "Apple Pumpkin"
    This smells a lot like "Apple Berry Crumble" to me, although not as sweet and bright, and maybe a tad less of the apple and more of the pumpkin. It's still definitely an apple scent with light cinnamon notes.
  • Better Homes & Gardens "Farm Apple Pumpkin"
    Strong apple scent, but more of an apple cider than straight apple. A good amount of spice like nutmeg, and a little cinnamon, and maybe a very slight woodsy hint.
  • ScentSationals "Apple-icious"
    This scent was discontinued a year or two ago. It smells like a "Apple Bobbin'" but with slightly less caramely sweetness, although sweeter than "Fresh Orchard Apples".
  • ScentSationals "Mulled Apple Cider" and "Hot Wassail"
    "Hot Wassail" was discontinued and replaced with "Mulled Apple Cider". They are the same scent. I do smell the apple in this one, but mostly I smell some kind of spices, maybe nutmeg, possibly cinnamon, but it's a completely different scent from "Farm Apple Pumpkin". Whereas "Farm Apple Pumpkin" does smell like apple cider to me, these 2 scents do not. There's almost a "mossy" note to it.
  • Sonoma "Falling Leaves"
    This has the least amount of apple scent in it, but it's definitely there. It smells to me like apples on the ground in October, at the end of the apple season, mixed with brown leaves. Almost like old apples, but not in a bad way. It smells like apple cider with a mossy note, not very sweet, and very little spice if any. Definitely a fall scent.
Added September 21, 2015:
  • ScentSationals "Paws-itively Tropical"
    This doesn't smell tropical at all to me. It's a super fresh apple with maybe a tiny hint of pear or melon, and a crisp fresh air note. This scent uses the "Pure Air Odor Eliminator Technology" so it would be good for covering up other scents. It's discontinued but has been brought back briefly; if you hurry you may be able to grab it on the ScentSationals.com website!
  • Huntington Home "Candied Apple" from Aldi
    This is a limited release put out by Aldi Supermarkets in the fall. It smells like fresh, authentic apple coated in sweet candy (not caramel), just like the name suggests!
  • Huntington Home "Falling Leaves" from Aldi
    This is a limited release put out by Aldi Supermarkets in the fall. Woodsy apple on cold sniff, but when melted it smells like apple cider and old apples on the ground mixed with brown leaves (in a good way). It's very similar to Sonoma Falling Leaves, but with a slightly more woodsy note. 
  • Tuscany Candle "Caramel Apple"
    This is a limited release that Walmart put out in the fall. It's a nice sweet caramely apple with a hint of salt, but not as salty as ScentSationals Salted Caramel Apple.
  • Better Homes & Gardens "Candied Caramel Apple"
    Fresh apple with a sweet candy coating and a hint of caramel, but not a salty caramel.
  • Tuscany Candles "Autumn Citrus & Cinnamon"
    Slightly woodsy apple with a smidgeon of spice (cinnamon and clove I think). It's not a very sweet apple, almost like an overripe older apple towards the end of the fall season. I think I also detect a tiny bit of orange perhaps?
Added November 16, 2015:
  • ScentSationals "Rio Grande"
    Fresh pleasant fragrance with apple as the main note, then a sweet slightly salty watery or fresh air note, and a hint of floral.
  • Sonoma "Apple Picking"
    Sweet rich slightly caramely apple with incredible throw. This one is a scent monster that took over my entire house!

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