Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ashland Scented Wax Melts from Michael's - Spring 2016 Reviews

Ashland Scented Wax Melts from Michael's - Spring 2016 Reviews

Ashland Scented Wax Melts from Michael's - Spring 2016 Scents
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The Ashland brand is made exclusively for Michael's Arts & Crafts store. The Ashland wax that Michael's used to carry (and still does, although it's the older wax line) was soft and creamy, and many of the scents didn't throw well. The newer wax melts (tall package with harder wax) are made by Hanna's Candles, the same company that used to make the Mainstays brand triple melts from Walmart (the triple melts were discontinued last year). Hanna's also makes the wax that Aldi carries a couple of times a year (usually in the spring and fall), labeled with Aldi's Huntington Home name. I'm glad to see that Michael's has switched their scented wax line, because Hanna's wax is very good in general, almost rivaling ScentSationals.

When new Ashland scents come out (generally seasonally... spring, fall, winter, and maybe summer), they cost $3.99, which is pricey. But within only maybe 2 to 4 weeks, they go on sale for 40% off, or Michael's has a 40% sale on some of their products. $2.40 for wax is a much better price!

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Peach Cobbler
This doesn't smell that much like peach to me, but it's still a very nice sweet yummy bakery scent with a hint of fruit. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5, and lasted all day.

Cilantro Lime
This is a fantastic and popular scent, tangy and peppery with a lemony/limey note. It's very similar to the discontinued ScentSationals Zesty Lemon Peppercorn. Throw is excellent too, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Spring Bamboo
Very nice jasmine type floral with a strong green note that keeps the floral from being too sweet and flowery. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.

Salted Caramel
Yummy rich sweet slightly burnt sugar scent with a hint of salt, and even a slight hint of coffee. This is not as rich or salty as Yankee Candle's Salted Caramel, but throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.


Herb Trio

Lavender side smells like rosemary (which has a savory, eucalyptus type scent, a little like Vicks Vaporub) combined with lavender. It's an herbal, medicinal, savory scent rather than a sweet lavender scent. On its own I think it's too medicinal and would probably smell better mixed with a floral or vanilla scent. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Light green side I think is supposed to be basil, based on the photo on the label. It's a little savory with a slightly minty note, so maybe it's mint. Light on cold sniff, so hard to tell. When melted, it smelled like toilet cleaner, that slightly minty clean antiseptic scent, actually better than it sounds. It smelled like someone was cleaning the house! Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Medium green side is a green savory scent, but very light on cold sniff so it's hard to tell. I could barely smell it when melted, maybe a 1 out of 5 throw.


Vanilla Trio

Light tan side smells like a yummy vanilla marshmallow. The first picture on the label just shows vanilla beans, so maybe it's just plain vanilla. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.

Medium tan side shows a picture of vanilla ice cream above it. But this scent smells more like regular vanilla, while the light tan side smells more like a marshmallowy "ice cream" vanilla. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Dark brown side shows a picture of coconut above it, so I guess it's coconut and vanilla. If I didn't see the coconut, I wouldn't know based on the scent. It smells more like an old-fashioned or slightly burnt vanilla, rather than coconut. Melted, it smells like a sweet, yummy, buttery, burnt sugar vanilla, although it's not a bakery scent, and I don't smell any coconut. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.


Berry Citrus Trio

Green side smells like a combination of orange and lime, tempered by a little bit of vanilla. It's not a bakery scent nor a fresh fruit scent, kind of like a orange/lime vanilla creme soda. I couldn't identify the picture, but I'm told it's Sugar Apples or Sweetsop, also known as "Custard Apple", and it tastes like custard. Throw for this scent is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Magenta side (which I think is supposed to be pomegranate) is a fantastic succulent creamy berry scent, but not a bakery scent. It smells like luxurious berry scented makeup or body cream. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Red side (strawberry) smells like fake strawberry, but in a good way. It's a girly "pink sugar" type strawberry, like strawberry scented lip gloss, or even strawberry flavored marshmallow. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.


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