Sunday, January 24, 2016

Candle Warmers Etc. Scented Wax Melts Review

Candle Warmers Etc. Scented Wax Melts Review
 
Candle Warmers Etc. Scented Wax Melts
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This is a review of Candle Warmers Etc. Scented Wax Melts, which can be found at http://www.candlewarmers.com/candles/collection/wax-melt-collection/2-oz-wax-melts-collection, as well as some stores and gift shops.

I always compare scented wax melts to ScentSationals and Better Homes & Gardens brands which, for the most part, are fantastic, can be found at your local Walmart, and cost $2.00 for the same 2 or 2.5 oz. sized clamshells. I had mixed results from the Candle Warmers Etc. wax melts. Granted, seven scents is not going to be indicative of ALL their scents. But I would not purchase these again unless they were on sale, as they're $3.49 each from the website.

Cherry Blossom
"Elegant blend of cherry blossoms and white cashmere"
Light floral and vanilla with a light amber note and a hint of cherry. I find that Cherry Blossom scents from almost all companies tend to be weak. The throw on this one was actually fairly good.
Throw: 3

French Currant
"Bold red currant, blood orange, and fresh fig"
An orangey almost satsuma (a small orange with a pungent lemony citrus scent) type scent with a soapy note and a hint of woods. The other notes temper the pungency of the citrus. I don't know what a currant smells like, but I'm sure that's one of the other notes I'm smelling. This is not a sweet scent, and not very fruity. If I "had" to pick out a main note I'd probably say orange, although it's much more complex than that. It's elegant and classy, like most fig-based fragrances.
Throw: 4.5

Pepperberry Wreath
"Fresh cut pine, winter berries, and a spicy blend of clove and cinnamon"
Strong Christmas tree scent with a slight bayberry note. I don't smell clove or cinnamon. This is similar to Woodland Pine, but more piney, not as sprucey/smoky, and less berry. They smell very similar when melted.
Throw: 4

Vanilla Pear
"Anjou pears and french vanilla cream"
Pear and vanilla with a hint of amber, but it smells very cheap and artificial, like something you would spray in your car. It's not awful, but I don't care for it.
Throw: 1.5

Woodland Pine
"Fresh pine, cassis, and tonka with vine-ripened blackberry highlights"
I smell pine/balsam, fig, cedar I think, and a slight bayberry type note (there's no bayberry in this scent, so it's probably the blackberry/cassis combination). There's also a slight zestiness. I don't smell vanilla (tonka). Cassis is a type of currant, similar to fig, with slight cedar, clove and patchouli notes, so that explains the cedar and fig notes in this scent. I don't smell clove or patchouli. I'd say the main notes in this scent are pine and bayberry, and this is a more complex fragrance than Pepperberry Wreath.
Throw: 3

Serene Woods
"Blonde woods, weathering pine, a hint of spice, and lime zest"
I smell light woods, spruce, and sage that almost smells slightly minty. There's a very slight zestiness which may be the lime, although I don't actually smell lime. I don't smell any spices either. This is not a strong woodsy scent, or a Christmas tree pine type scent, and none of the notes are overpowering. This is more of a spa scent than a woodsy scent. When melted, it has a fresh air quality. But unfortunately throw is very weak so it's hard to tell.
Throw: 1

Sea Spa
"Dew-misted clover, tranquil ocean water, and lemon zest"
Salty fresh air scent with a very slight herbal note and maybe a barely noticeable hint of lemon. A little boring, and nothing really stands out. Melted, it smells like there's a hint of mint although it's not in the description. I don't like this scent, and throw is weak too.
Throw: 2


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