Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hudson 43 (Jo-Ann Fabric) Scented Wax Review

Hudson 43 (Jo-Ann Fabric) Scented Wax Review

All 45 scents on shelf - Click image to view larger
Reviewed Scents - Click image to view larger

This is a review of the new Hudson 43 Wax Melts made exclusively for Jo-Ann Fabric by Tuscany Candle. There are 45 scents available, many of which are existing Tuscany scents, as well as some new scents. These were priced at $3.99 on the shelves, but I was surprised to find that they were discounted to $2.51 each (which is closer to what the regular price should be anyway).

I bought 10 Hudson 43 scents. And I found that Hudson 43 seems to suffer from the same issues as Tuscany melts... poor throw for a lot of scents, and short duration (scents fizzle after about 2 hours). Of course there are exceptions, as some of the scents had excellent throw and lasted longer.

Please remember that reviews are subjective. I might love a scent that someone else hates, and vice versa. Throw can be affected by different batches, warmers, and the environment in which they're being melted (see the Definitions page for more information). But in general, if a large percentage of scents from a particular brand have the same scent quality, throw and duration, it's likely that the issue is with the brand itself.

You should view this table in landscape mode if you're reading it on a phone:
Scent Name Scent Description
Cashmere Amber type scent with a very slight coconut note I think. Very light on cold sniff, and no throw at all when melted.
Driftwood and Sand Smells like Coppertone Suntan Oil, and throw is excellent.
Fireside This smells like hickory (mesquite?) smoke, that intense salty aromatic woodsy smoke scent. Very nice, throw is fantastic, and this one lasted around 4 hours (longer than other Hudson 43 scents).
Pink Champagne This doesn't smell at all like champagne. There's not even any fizziness. It does smell like a combination of grapefruit and satsuma (a tangy tart slightly sour lemony orange). It's a bit "too" tart, and might smell better if mixed with something sweet like vanilla, strawberry, or sweet lemon. Great throw, and this one lasted longer than other Hudson 43 scents (about 4 hours)
Pink Poppy Smells like Jasmine, but with a slight salty note that keeps it from being too sweet. Throw is mediocre.
Rain Very sweet fruit with a tropical note, almost like candy, but also fresh with a very slight floral note. Very sweet, but not a girly scent like Pink Sugar. Excellent throw.
Red Currant & Fig Classy fig mixed with a bright sweet strawberry jam type scent, a fantastic scent. Unfortunately, no throw when melted.
Sandalwood Nice milky wood scent, typical of most Sandalwood scented wax. Throw is "ok", but sandalwood in general is typically not a very strong scent.
Spa Day This smells like salt, with very slight smoky and spruce notes. No throw when melted.
True Romance I smell rich vanilla, warm amber, baby powder, and a hint of floral. Very nice combination of rich fragrances, and throw is excellent.

If you'd like to view comments and participate in discussions about this review and others, please join our Facebook group at