Tuesday, December 8, 2015

ScentSationals Winter Holiday Christmas 2015 Scented Wax Review

ScentSationals Winter Holiday Christmas 2015 Scented Wax Review

ScentSationals Winter Holiday Christmas 2015 Scented Wax Melts
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This is a review of the ScentSationals Winter/Holiday/Christmas 2015 Scented Wax. Some of these are new scents, and some are older scents brought back this season.

Candy Cane Twist
Smells like Tuscany Candles Peppermint, a nice sweet peppermint with a vanilla note, just like a candy cane. This is strong on the peppermint, but it's a nice cool mint scent. No spearmint or toothpaste type mint, thankfully! This would probably smell fantastic mixed with a little chocolate!
Throw: 4

Sleigh Ride
Smells like Vicks VapoRub! It's a fresh chilly minty eucalyptus scent on cold sniff, with a hint of spruce. It has a strong sinus clearing effect, but it's not overly minty, not peppermint, and definitely not spearmint. Perfect wax to melt if you have a cold! After a few hours, more of the pine/sprucey notes come out. This is an older scent that has returned for the season.
Throw: 3.5

Blanket of Snow
So different from anything I've smelled. It's like an ambery perfume with other notes I can't put my finger on. Maybe a fruit? Frankincense? I really don't know. It has a bit of an "old-fashioned" vibe. It's a nice scent, not my favorite, maybe a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Throw: 3

Citrus Garland
Smells like pine and grapefruit. It's not a combination that I would think would work, but it really does! It's probably 75% pine and 25% grapefruit on cold sniff, but when warmed it's a nice warm sprucey pine with just a hint of grapefruit. This is an older scent that has returned for the season.
Throw: 4

Twinkle Lights
Rarely am not I able to describe a scent, and this is one of those times. Other people have said it smells like a feminine perfume, but I'm not getting that. There may be baby powder or amber in there, but there's also something sour. Melted, it smells like dirt or potting soil, and maybe a hint of sweet apricot. My roommate said it smells like an old moldy peach on cold sniff, but when melted he said it smells like moldy dirt from an old cellar. It sounds more awful than it smells though. I don't care for this one, maybe a 3 for me in terms of scent (on a scale of 1 to 10). Due to the iffiness of the scent and the weak throw, this one ended up being a dud for me.
Throw: 2

Winterberry Spice
Smells like frankincense and baby powder, kind of like a classy perfume. I don't smell any berry in it. I really like this scent and wish the throw was better. This is an older scent that has returned for the season.
Throw: 1.5

Silent Night
Slightly spearminty soapy scent on cold sniff with a hint of cologne and a waxy note. I think it smells similar to Better Homes & Gardens Frosty Winter Nights, which I didn't like. It actually smells a lot like ScentSationals Zen, which I also don't like due to the spearmint note. When melted, it smells even more like Zen, and I no longer detect the soapy cologne note. This is an older scent that has returned for the season.
Throw: 3.5

Pumpkin French Toast
Yummy sweet caramely maple butter scent with a slight bread note and maybe a smidgeon of cinnamon. But this is not a fall type scent. It also doesn't have that rich salty note that a lot of caramely bakery scents have, so I don't think this is a dupe of any other ScentSationals scents.
Throw: 4

Pomegranate Currant
Smells like a fruity lipstick, similar to ScentSationals Italian Gelato and Better Homes & Gardens White Cranberry Amaryllis, but slightly more tangy and not as sweet and strawberryish on cold sniff. When melted though, it smells a lot more like those two scents. It almost has a Pink Sugar vibe to it, so this is actually more of a "girly" scent. I really like this one. This is an older scent that has returned for the season.
Throw: 3.5

Cinnamon Bun
On cold sniff I thought this was just another sweet cinnamon scent, but not at all. When melted, it smells just like Cinnabon cinnamon buns! Super sweet cinnamon and sugar sweet white frosting and bread with lots of butter. So yummy, with super strong scent and throw. I even smelled it on my clothes when I left the house!
Throw: 5

Cinnamon Leaf & Pepperberry
Subtle cinnamon scent with a powdered sugar note. It's very similar to ScentSationals Twilight Mist & Dreams (also a powdery cinnamon), especially when melted, but with a few very slightly different notes. It's cinnamon mixed with something else, but I'm not sure what that is. It has a bit of a candy note, as it's very sweet, but it's not a red hot cinnamon candy scent, it's not a harsh cinnamon, and doesn't have any bakery notes. I'm not a huge fan of cinnamon, but I like this one.
Throw: 3.5

Comfort & Joy
I did not buy this one, because I heard from other people that's it's just a straight cinnamon scent (which I don't like).


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