Monday, December 28, 2015

AmbiEscents Scented Wax Melts Review - December 2015

AmbiEscents Wax Melts Review - December 2015

AmbiEscents Wax Melts Review - December 2015
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This is a review of AmbiEscents wax melts from Bed Bath & Beyond (they are also available at other stores). These are mostly new scents from December 2015, although some are older scents. AmbiEscents is made by ScentSationals (which can be found at many stores, including Walmart, and also on their website at http://www.scentsationals.com).

My Scent and Throw scores are on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being the absolute worst and 5 being the absolute best. Scent score is VERY subjective; you may love a scent I hate, and vice versa. Throw score is not as subjective, although there are a lot of variables that can affect the throw (again, see the Definitions page). 0 throw means I couldn't smell anything when melted, even with my nose right on top of the wax. 1 is poor throw, 2 is very light throw, 2.5 is light/fair, 3 is good, 3.5 is very good, 4 is excellent, and 5 is a "scent monster" (I can smell it throughout the house and even outside the house).


Orchid Dreams
Generic flowery baby powder. This smells like scented toilet paper, which sounds bad, but it's actually a very nice scent. Perfect for bathroom or bedroom. The scent lasted about 2.5 hours.
Scent: 4
Throw: 3.5

Pomegranate Sangria
Slightly tangy waxy non-descript berry scent, not overly sweet, almost like there might be a hint of sage mixed in (although it doesn't smell anything like Pomegranate & Sage). Smells like a lot of other pomegranate-y wax I have.
Scent: 3
Throw: 3

Cottage Window
I love this scent! It's a soft jasmine/gardenia floral with a slight baby powder note, I believe. But I think I also smell a smidgeon of vanilla that warms up the scent and keeps it from being "too" floral. This is the same scent as ScentSationals Cottage Window, which I ordered from the ScentSationals website about two months ago. I loved the scent then, but the throw was poor. I'm glad the AmbiEscents version has a better throw.
Scent: 5
Throw: 3

Pink Citrus
This is a fresh scent with a fake pink grapefruit note. Even though it's not an "authentic" grapefruit, it's not bad. Pink grapefruit is a little sweeter and not as "intense" as regular grapefruit. I have dish soap that smells like this.
Scent: 3
Throw: 3

Antique Vanilla
I can't figure out the notes in this. I definitely smell vanilla, but there's something else very strong that smells like burnt sugar or burnt maple. It's like a really intense vanilla liquid with a chemical note, almost like almond extract with that slightly bitter quality. On cold sniff, it has a slight latex note. I've never smelled anything like this before. When melted, more of the sweet rich burnt sugar notes come out.
Scent: 3.5 on cold sniff, 5 when melted
Throw: 4

Sophisticated Spice
This is an ambery scent with a hint of wood and cologne, but it's different from other amber scents I've smelled as it doesn't have that soft "cashmere" quality, and there are some other notes I can't figure out. It's like Turkish Spice Market mixed with an ambery cologney perfume note, and like Better Homes & Gardens Warm Rustic Woods but without as much wood. This is not a spicy food scent, and I don't smell any of the typical spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. It's a classy, well, "sophisticated" scent. I believe ScentSationals Fusion has the same scent with the same name.
Scent: 5
Throw: 3.5

Pomegranate Mist
Scent description is "pomegranate fruit with a hint of mint". I smell fruit first, a slightly tart, slightly tropical fruit scent, with a slight eucalyptus note (which I guess is actually the mint). It doesn't seem like fruit and eucalyptus would work together, but it kind of does. It has a slight sinus clearing effect of the mint. The mint is more in the background so it's not overwhelming, and it's not spearmint or peppermint, but more of a non-sweet eucalyptus type mint. I'm not sure if I really like this one or not.
Scent: 3
Throw: 3.5

Lemon Mint Blossom
This doesn't smell as refreshing as it sounds. I definitely smell the lemon first, but there's a strong sage type note that makes this smell more like a spa scent than a fresh summer scent. It's not a bakery or lemonade type lemon, nor is it a kitchen or clean lemon scent, since it's not very sweet. It's smells more like the rind of the lemon, with that very slight bitterness. Barely any throw though. This may be a dupe of ScentSationals Lemon Basil, which I no longer have; that one had no throw either.
Scent: 3
Throw: 1

Raspberry Vanilla
Raspberry and sweet vanilla, just like the name. It's not an authentic raspberry, but that doesn't detract from the scent. It's almost more like a slightly tart strawberry, so the vanilla is probably tempering the tartness of the raspberry.
Scent: 4
Throw: 3

Warm Maple Butter
This smells just like pancakes with butter and maple syrup!
Scent: 4
Throw: 4

Brazilian Sunset
Scent description on package is "A bouquet of passion fruit, guava and fig". This is definitely a tropical scent with tart fruit. There's no coconut, and I don't think I smell pineapple either. I'm not a fan of tropical scents, but I love this one.
Scent: 3.5 on cold sniff, but 5 when melted.
Throw: 4

Passion Fruit Love
This smells almost exactly like Brazilian Sunset (above), although I think there's more tartness with a slight satsuma note (satsuma is a small orange with a very tart almost sour orange-like scent)
Scent: 4
Throw: 4

Tumbled Sea Glass
This is the same scent as ScentSationals Fusion "Sea Glass" scent, a fresh air watery scent with a slightly salty note. Maybe a smidgeon of floral and a very slight barely noticeable hint of lemon? This is a good bathroom scent.
Scent: 4
Throw: 4

Oatmeal Cookies
This is a duplicate of an older AmbiEscents scent called "Oatmeal Raisin" cookie. It's a sweet bakery scent with an authentic raisin note and a hint of cinnamon. Smells like the real thing!
Scent: 4
Throw: 4

Aspen Birch
This is a duplicate of ScentSationals Smoked Birch, one of my favorite scents. It's an intense smoky scent, like liquid smoke, but a mesquite type smoky scent with almost a bacon note. Different from any other scent.
Scent: 5
Throw: 5

Snickerdoodle
A sweet slightly cinnamony bakery scent. This is a dupe of many other similar scents I have, so I didn't melt it. This one is a little weak on cold sniff, so I'm not sure how the throw would be.
Scent: 4
Throw: n/a



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