Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Crossroads Candles Scented Wax Melts Review

Crossroads Candles Scented Wax Melts Review

Crossroads Candles Scented Wax Melts
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This is a review of Crossroads Candles (Crossroads Original Designs) scented wax melts ("Fragrance Comforts"). I really had high hopes for their wax melts, but in general, with a few exceptions, throw was poor or non-existent. Scent name is listed, then the company's scent description, then my review.

Sandalwood & Amber
"A blend of amber, sandalwood, vanilla and citrus"
This smells like baby powder with an amber note. I don't smell sandalwood. It's a nice scent, but no throw.

Sweet Pea & Vanilla
"A fragrant blend of sweet pea flower and vanilla"
Nice combination of floral and vanilla. No throw.

Country Breakfast
"Buttered Maple Syrup, Hot Apple Pie, Banana Nut Bread and Vanilla Hazelnut"
Sweet bread scent with a slight maple cinnamon note. Throw is mediocre.

Cotton Candy
"Spun sugar, marshmallow and lemon drop"
Smells just like cotton candy, that syrupy marshmallow sweetness. I can barely smell it on cold sniff. Melted, I can detect it slightly from a few feet away, so throw is not good.

Earthly Essence
"A spice (vanilla), a flower (jasmine) and a fruit (strawberry)"
Very light on cold sniff. I detect a faint strawberry and vanilla note, and no floral. No throw.

Raspberry Creamsicle
"Vine-ripened raspberry, vanilla, cream and sugar"
Hint of raspberry chemical on cold sniff, so I didn't have high hopes for the throw. And I wasn't disappointed... barely any throw.

Sage & Citrus
"Sage, eucalyptus. cedar and lemon peel"
A sweet bright herbal scent with an industrial lime-y note on cold sniff. Very nice clean scent, and throw is pretty good. This is a scent I got with a previous order (which is what prompted me to order from them again).

S'mores
"Melted chocolate, toasted marshmallow and graham crackers"
On cold sniff, this is a nice nutty chocolate. I don't smell marshmallow or graham crackers. This one threw fairly well, but fizzled within an hour.

Kettle Corn
"Fresh popped corn, butter and caramel"
Typical buttery popcorn with that burnt quality, and no caramel. This smells like every other kettle corn and popcorn scent out there, but it's still nice. Pretty good throw.

Grandma's Kitchen
"Almond, vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of cocoa"
Almond stands out on cold sniff, and I also smell the vanilla and  slight cinnamon note. Not sure if I smell cocoa. No throw.

Farmhouse
"Buttered Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Spice and Orange Clove"
Cinnamon bread on cold sniff. Very weak throw. This is a scent I got with a previous order.

Banana Nut Bread
"Bananas, walnuts, nutmeg and cinnamon"
Banana note with cinnamon, and slight bitterness (walnuts?) on cold sniff. I didn't like this scent. No throw either. This is a scent I got with a previous order.

Maple Syrup Pancakes
Light on cold sniff. Slightly maple pancake scent. I didn't bother to melt it due to poor throw for most of these scents.

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