Friday, January 1, 2016

Crafters & Co. Wax Melts from Hallmark Gold Crown card store - Scented Wax Review

Crafters & Co. Wax Melts from Hallmark Gold Crown card store

Crafters & Co. Wax Melts from Hallmark
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Crafters & Co. Wax Melts from Hallmark
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This is a quick review of Crafters & Co. wax melts from Hallmark Gold Crown card store. I only purchased 4 scents because they're $3.95 each, which is pricey.

They had 17 scents, and were all sweet "pretty" scents that would be good for a bedroom or bathroom. The scents are rather basic, nothing unique or unusual, and no dark or woodsy scents. The 4 scents I got were probably the most unique out of all the scents they had.

The scents they had are:
Cinnamon Bark, Baked Apple, Dragon Fruit, Sea Salt Blossom, Tranquil Waters, Seaglass Orchid, Eucalyptus Spa, Refreshing Sage, Lemongrass Ginger, Lime & Basil, Wild Sunflowers, White Tea Ginger, Warm Vanilla, Sugar Magnolia, Linen Breeze, Lilac Blossom, and Patchouli & Vetiver

These wax melts are soy based, so I was hesitant to buy them as I don't have good luck with throw from soy melts. However, the wax is hard like paraffin, rather than soft and creamy like pure soy. When melted, two of these had very good throw, and two had almost no throw. Of course a sample of only 4 scents out of 17 is not indicative of the quality of the rest of the scents.

I will not buy the Crafters & Co. wax melts again. At $3.95 each, they are almost double the price of the same sized 2.5 oz. scented wax melts at Walmart (ScentSationals and Better Homes & Gardens), which are $2.00 each. Although the scents are very nice, they're not fantastic enough to warrant the high price tag.

Here are the 4 scents I bought:
  • White Tea Ginger
    Tea with a slight floral note and maybe a hint of lemon verbena. Melted, the floral is a little more pronounced than the tea. It smells a bit like soap or bubble bath, in a good way. Nice relaxing bedroom or bathroom scent. Throw is pretty good, around a 3 out of 5.

  • Wild Sunflowers
    A bright, pleasant sunflower type floral with a hint of honey. Throw is pretty good, around a 3 out of 5.

  • Seaglass Orchid
    Vanilla with a floral note, with maybe a hint of amber. Barely any throw, maybe a 1 out of 5.

  • Lime & Basil
    I definitely smell the lime but it's not an annoying overly citrusy lime, more like a very slightly floral lime with a very slight laundry note. I don't smell basil. On cold sniff this smells fairly strong, but I can barely smell it when melted, maybe a 1 out of 5.

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