Monday, January 18, 2016

Sonoma Scented Wax Cubes from Kohl's - Spring 2016 Review

Sonoma Scented Wax Cubes from Kohl's - Spring 2016 Review

Sonoma Wax Melts from Kohl's - Spring 2016 Scents
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This is a review of the early spring 2016 Sonoma scented wax melts from Kohl's. Most of these scents are from last year, but have been repackaged with an updated label design. Only two of these scents may be new 2016 scents (Be Loved and Be Mine).

Be Loved - Rose & Currant
I think this is a new 2016 scent. I smell sweet and slightly bitter currant fruit, but I also detect rose in the background. This is a nice relaxing bedroom type scent. When melted, it smells like an earthy rose. Throw is fair, around a 2 or 2.5 out of 5, so best for a small room.

Be Mine - Lilly & Vanilla
I think this is a new 2016 scent. Yes, this is spelled "Lilly" on the label, instead of the correct spelling of the flower name, "Lily". And the description is spot on; it smells like a combination of lily and vanilla. It's a nice gentle almost baby powder floral, combined with vanilla. It also has a very slight cashmere/amber note that gives it warmth, and for some reason I detect a smidgeon of citrus? Throw is fair to good, about a 2.5 or 3 out of 5.

Be Relaxed - Lavender Blossom
"The natural appeal of fresh lavender balanced with crisp elements of aromatic thyme, balsam fir needle and dew-covered herbs."
This is a savory spa type lavender, not a sweet air freshener type lavender. It has a very slight industrial soap note, and there's a musty "off" note. Now looking at the scent notes, is may be the fir/pine that I'm smelling. Throw was non-existent, which is interesting because I have this same scent in the older packaging which I bought last year, and the throw on that one is fairly good. This goes to show that there can be differences in throw among different batches.

Be Rejuvenated - Citrus Mist
"Uplifting notes of ripe Tarocco orange, sugared clementine and zesty tangerine combine with juicy mandarin splashed over earthy hints of warm patchouli, soft amber and white woods"
This smells like fake grapefruit with an orangey note, so it's not one of my favorites. I don't detect any patchouli, amber or woodsy notes at all. Throw was "okay", maybe a 2.5 out of 5.

Be Revitalized - Eucalyptus & Mint
"Bright herbal greens, white eucalyptus and smooth sandalwood gleam with budding lavender blossoms, effervescent bergamot and cool whispers of frosted mint"
This is a spa mint scent, like sea salt scrub mixed with mint. It's very similar to ScentSationals Zen scent, but with a slightly saltier note. Although when melted, the salt dissipates and it takes on a slight laundry note. It's not a spearmint or "toothpaste" mint, but a nice relaxing spa mint. Very nice if you like mint and spa scents. Compared to ScentSationals Zen, Be Revitalized is slightly more minty. Throw is very good, around a 3 out of 5. (I should note that when I tried this scent last summer, it had no throw. But it may have been old, possibly from the year before. And Kohl's wax melts tend to get picked over, left open, etc., especially at the end of the season when they go on sale.)

Be Soothed - Green Tea & Cedar
"Calming green tea leaves, steeped black tea and gentle white tea blossom fuse with fresh citrus accents over herbaceous garden sage, ambered cedarwood and smooth vanilla bourbon"
I can't figure out this scent, or if I like it or not. I don't smell cedar, and I'm not sure I smell tea either. There's a green herbal note, and maybe a hint of savory sage and a smidgeon of vanilla and maybe a barely undetectable nuttiness. It also smells like a green plant of some kind. I really can't describe this one. Throw is "okay", about a 2.5 out of 5, so this scent is best suited for a small room.

Be Tranquil - Sea Minerals & Citrus
"Luminous notes of aquatic marine minerals blend with bursts of lively green sea grass, salty seam foam and smooth coastal driftwood touched by sun-warmed accents of ambered sand."
This is a fresh watery sweet and slightly salty ocean type scent. I don't smell any citrus; in fact, no citrus is mentioned in the scent notes. I think there's a smidgeon of fruity floral, or maybe apple, or actually there might be a barely noticeable hint of lemon or orange, but I can't tell for sure. This is a nice fresh bathroom scent. Unfortunately barely any throw.

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