Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wilma Handmade Scented Wax Review - April 2016

Wilma Handmade Scented Wax Review

Wilma Handmade Scented Wax Melts
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This is my second review of Wilma Handmade Scented Wax Cup Melt Minis. As before, I really like this wax. Quality of scents and throw are very good. These Wilma Handmade "Cup Melt Minis" are 0.8 oz. cups of scented wax priced at $1.10 each (as of this writing). I bought 43 scents this time.

My first review (33 scents) can be found at http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/2015/10/wilma-handmade-scented-wax-review.html

Throw is on a scale of 0 to 5:
0 = no throw at all, even from up close
1 = barely any throw, only from a few feet away
2 = light throw (can smell it in a small room)
3 = good throw (can smell it in a large room and maybe a little outside the room)
4 = excellent throw (can smell it even outside the room and maybe the entire floor)
5 = "scent monster" (can smell it throughout the entire house, and maybe even outside the house with windows open). Very few wax scents are 5's.

Glam Princess Type
"Vanilla orchid, pear, and honey with cedarwood, guava, and marshmallow. A Vera Wang duplication."
I have no idea what I'm smelling. It's a nice slightly perfumey scent with a mustiness. It reminds me of an old upscale department store. There may be a smidgeon of mint and vanilla, but I'm not sure. It's not very strong on cold sniff. Zero throw when melted.

Karma
"Fit for an earthy princess with mingling notes of patchouli, lemongrass, sweet orange, and lavender."
Second one with a musty, slightly moldy note. But I think it's part of the scent. It's light on cold sniff. I think I smell something like marshmallow or bubble gum or something really sweet. But this also has kind of a "hippie" vibe, like patchouli or some other hippie spice. I think I like it, but it's too light to tell on cold sniff. Looking at the scent notes, there's the patchouli. Zero throw when melted.

Pink Patchouli
"An unlikely - but perfectly perfect - blend of our Pink Sugar and Patchouli." (Pink Sugar is "A fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam. An Aquolina duplication.")
This is a combination of Pink Sugar and Patchouli, and what a great combination! I smell mostly the Pink Sugar (a super sweet cotton candy type scent with a hint of raspberry), and just a hint of a hippie vibe. A little more patchouli would have been nice, but I like the Pink Sugar anyway, with or without the patchouli. Throw was very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Jelly Donut
"The perfect glazed donut with a sticky strawberry filling."
This smells just like a powdered donut filled with jelly. I can smell both the fruit and the sugared donut dough. Throw was mediocre, maybe a 2.5 out of 5.

Rustic Patchouli
"A strong, earthy patchouli with a more rustic note than our regular patchouli."
This is a true patchouli scent, which is a slightly sweet mildewy woodsy scent that almost has a slight cocoa note. It's a little similar to ScentSationals Patchouli Woods Fusion, although more "raw" and without clove notes. I really like this scent, but I think it's one that people might either love or hate. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Blood Orange Nectar
"A sweet nectar of blood orange, black currant, and sangria."
This is like a combination of orange and satsuma (a pungent sour type of orange). I like satsuma better on its own, but this is a nice strong scent. It's very similar to ScentSationals Molten Orange. It's a "scent monster", a 5 out of 5 as far as throw, and takes over the entire house.

Nag Champa
"A hand-rolled blend of champa flowers, spices and resins that create an aromatic incense."
I love the Nag Champa scent. It always smells to me like baby powder mixed with orange blossom/neroli and a little bit of patchouli. It's an "occult shop" type scent with a hippie vibe. This one is a standard Nag Champa scent. Throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.

Mandarin Lime
"Tangy mandarin and zesty lime accented with a touch of basil. This is a duplication of Jo Malone's Lime, Basil, Mandarin."
This doesn't smell like I expected it would. I do smell lime, but it's kind of a perfumey scent. It's unique and I like it. OK now looking at the scent notes, it's supposed to smell like perfume. Throw is okay, around a 2.5 or 3 out of 5.

Angel Type
"A duplication of Angel by Thierry Mugler. Vanilla, sandalwood, and patchouli."
This is supposed to smell like Angel perfume, a beautiful scent with a slightly vanilla and chocolate note. But although this shares some of the same notes, it doesn't smell like the perfume. It's light on cold sniff, so it's hard to pick out the notes. It smells nutty, with maybe a smidgeon of vanilla. It's not very sweet and doesn't have any perfumey notes. It's still a very nice scent though. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5, although it seems lighter because the scent itself is light.

Iced Lemon Biscotti
"Sweet lemon notes with a creamy bakery background."
Yummy rich lemon cake scent, and not overly sweet. Throw is excellent, at least a 4 or 4.5 out of 5.

Cabana Cotton
"It's like having line dried laundry strung between two palm trees on a deserted island oasis. Clean cotton blends with tropical."
I expected this to be a tropical laundry scent, but it's actually a very nice musky jasmine floral perfume scent, similar to ScentSationals Vintage Lace. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Shangri-La
"A sweet coconut blend with delicate island delights."
This smells fantastic. I smell some kind of fruit first, maybe pear or a light tropical fruit. And maybe also vanilla or even marshmallow. And a sweet perfume note in the background. And perhaps a smidgeon of coconut? Melted, I smell more of the tropical notes. Very nice, and throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Lavender Milk
"Fresh lavender with coconut and vanilla."
On cold sniff this smells like straight lavender, not too sweet. But when melted I also smell a warm milk note in the background. If the lavender were a little sweeter it would be a great scent for a baby's room. After about an hour it started taking on a nice coconut note. Ah, now looking at the scent notes, there's the coconut. Throw is good, around 2.5 or 3 out of 5.

Blueberry Lemon Verbena
"A fresh and fruity blend of sweet blueberries and lemon verbena."
This smells like sweet lime with blueberry. The verbena makes the lemon smell like lime and gives this scent a spa quality, but also a bit of an industrial soap quality, but not in a bad way. This scent is unique and I like it, but I can see it being one that people will either like or hate. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.

Blueberry Zinger
"Fresh blueberries, creamy coconut, and moist white cake."
This one smells really yummy. I smell blueberry first, and then maybe marshmallow and also a bit of brown sugar. It has a little bit of kick to it, so maybe there's a smidgeon of lemon as well. Okay now I see that it has a coconut note. I don't really smell that though, or it's very faint. When melted, I don't smell that slight lemon kick, and I also smell a slight rich bourbon note. I really like this scent! And throw is fantastic, a 4.5 or even 5 out of 5.

Jungle
"The jungle comes alive in this blend of hardy woods, and tropical fruits and florals."
On cold sniff it smells like a wood workshop where fresh wood is being cut. But there's also an authentic tree sap scent like the peppery sap of a pine tree. But it's not really a pine scent. There might also be a smidgeon of patchouli. This is a nice raw wood scent, and it's also peppery, without any sweetness or smokiness. It has a very slight milky note. Looking at the scent description, it doesn't really tell me much. I don't smell anything tropical or fruity at all, and the floral might be what I think is patchouli (a very faint sweetness that I smell on cold sniff but not really when melted). I really like this scent in nature, but I'm not sure it's something that makes sense inside a house. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Chocolate Orchid
"It is a lightly chocolate-y sweet floral scent that really does surprise with its delightfulness."
This is a popular scent among wax vendors. This is basically a combination of a floral and chocolate. The chocolate is not an overpowering cocoa type chocolate, but a mild sweet vanilla chocolate, which works with the floral. The combination of scents makes it smell like a cashmere/amber type scent. It's a really nice scent. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Aqua Di Gio Type
"A sweet masculine scent. A light, fresh, aquatic fragrance. An Armani duplication."
I don't know what this particular cologne smells like, so I can't say if it smells authentic or not. It's a nice fresh herbal men's body wash scent. There may be a smidgeon of lemon. Throw is not good, maybe a 1.5 out of 5.

Raspberry Patchouli
"Deep earthy and musk notes of patchouli blended with sweet ripe raspberries."
I love the smell of patchouli, but this one is quite weak on cold sniff. I think I smell it a little, along with a baby powder note and a very slight raspberry note. Melted, it smells like an earthy raspberry. It's a nice scent, but not as fantastic as I thought it would be. Throw is not great, around a 2 or 2.5 out of 5.

Rain Forest Spa
"Tangy grapefruit and other sweet citrusy notes blend with crisp bamboo."
Sweet green grass with a subtle jasmine type floral note and a fresh clean watery note. Looking at the scent notes, maybe there's a hint of grapefruit, but this is not a citrusy scent at all. The bamboo is that main green note. A nice fresh, pleasant fragrance. Throw is very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.

Lavender Dreams
"Our sweet lavender"
This smells like lavender scented bubble bath with a floral note. It's a nice, relaxing scent, perfect for a bedroom or bathroom. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Cerulean Blue
"Tropical fabulosity! A mesmerizing fusion of tangy citrus, sweet berries, smooth coconut and creamy vanilla."
This is not what I expected based on the name. I expected a watery or oceany scent. This is an intense black cherry with coconut and a creamy background, and maybe a smidgeon of a tropical fruit. It's a very nice scent. When melted, the black cherry note is not as intense. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Pink Lavender Mallow
"Pink Sugar (Pink Sugar is "A fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam. An Aquolina duplication.") blended with relaxing lavender and sticky sweet mallows."
Yes, it's just as fantastic as it sounds. First I smell super sweet buttery yummy marshmallow, then I smell Pink Sugar (a super sweet cotton candy type scent with a hint of raspberry and a smidgeon of a perfumey note), and then just a hint of lavender to add a calm note and temper some of the extreme sweetness. But make no mistake, this is a super sweet scent. I need to order more of this one! Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Pixie Dust
"A refreshing fragrance that blends pomegranate, berries, icy peppermint and creamy vanilla."
I can't figure out what I'm smelling, maybe a super sweet apple or melon with mint? There's also a bit of tartness. It's a nice scent but there's something a little "gaggy" about it. OK looking at the scent list, the tartness is coming from the pomegranate. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Patchouli Rose
"Our patchouli touched with silky red roses."
I really like this scent. It smells like an old-fashioned earthy rose, like something that might be burning in a house belonging to an old lady who used to be a hippie. I can smell both the patchouli and the rose. Unfortunately throw was almost non-existent, maybe a 1 out of 5, if that.

Lemon Rose Nibbles
"Sweet and tart lemon candies blend with cake bites and garnished with a silky rose."
This smells fantastic! It smells like a super creamy crème fraiche with that intense milky cream note and sour cream. But also vanilla and a creamy lemon are added to the crème fraiche, and just a hint of rose which sounds weird but really works. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5. And the scent lasted about 16 hours!

Candy Craze
"A rainbow of fruit flavors come together with cotton candy and marshmallow."
Another fantastic lemon scent. This smells similar to Lemon Rose Nibbles, but it's more of a super sweet lemon jelly or lemon buttercream scent with a marshmallow note. No rose notes, of course. And it doesn't have that sour cream/ crème fraiche note either. The lemon is more intense than Lemon Rose Nibbles. I think I also smell orange and maybe some a smidgeon of some type of red berry like strawberry. It's rich and maybe buttery, but not milky. I guess it's supposed to smell like a hard candy but I think it's more like a sweet jelly candy or buttercream.

Hawaiian Sweet Grass
"A lush tropical spa scent from the heart of the Hawaiian islands. A beautiful balance of succulent island fruits mingling with hibiscus and sweet grasses."
I'm not sure what I'm smelling, but it's nice. A little green, a little floral, a little fruity, and a little perfumey, but no individual notes really stand out. Throw is very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.

Coconut Lime Verbena
"A tantalizing fusion of fresh coconut, lime and verbena soothed by vanilla. A duplication of the Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena scent."
On cold sniff I smell lime first, then coconut, and also a palm note (which is hard to describe, kind of a soapy savory waxy scent with a hint of lemon, in a good way). But melted, I smell the palm first, then the coconut, and really no lime at all. Looking at the scent list, I think I do smell the vanilla slightly on cold sniff, but not when melted. I really like this scent! Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Fabuloso
"Just like the lavender household cleaner. So good and so strong!"
This is an exact duplicate of the lavender scented cleaner "Fabuloso". I've always loved this scent. It's a super clean soapy lavender scent that makes the whole house smell fresh. Throw is fantastic, at least a 4 out of 5, might actually be a 5 out of 5 scent monster!

Pink Cookies
"Sweet and buttery aroma of freshly baked cookies blended with pink sugar."
This smells incredible, a perfect combination of Pink Sugar and warm vanilla cookies. Yummy! Throw is okay, around a 2.5 or 3 out of 5.

Under the Boardwalk
"Realistic notes of aged wood planks, fresh citrus, with nuances of sun and sand."
This one is weak on cold sniff. I think I smell chocolate chip cookies. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell any of that. Throw is very weak, maybe only 2 out of 5. But it's definitely chocolate chip cookies. I think I got the wrong wax.

Hello Blueberry
"Sugared lemon shortbread topped with fresh blueberries."
This is a super fake blueberry scent (but not in a bad way) with some kind of super sweet but tart syrupy note in the background. OK looking at the scent notes, that tartness is lemon. But when melted, I don't smell the lemon. Actually this smells like blueberry scented brandy, that sweet almost alcoholic note. I like it. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Figberry
"So sweet and fruity with figs and berries and just a hint of spice."
This smells like raspberry (and maybe strawberry too) with a fig note in the background. Fig scents don't really smell fruity, but more of an expensive department store type scent. This is a nice combination with the raspberry. I don't smell any spices. When melted, however, I don't smell the fig, but it smells more like a raspberry candy with a soapy note. It's a nice scent. Throw is very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.

Iced Orange Dipity
"Serendipity blended with iced orange bakery goodness." (Serendipity is "A sweet blend of cherries and vanilla with a touch of coconut.")
This smells scrumptious. It smells like vanilla poundcake with almonds and orange jelly filling. There's also a rich buttery brown sugar note when melting. I'm surprised I don't see almonds in the scent notes, but it's probably the coconut I smell. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5. I love this one!

Lemon Dipity
"Sweet lemon goodness with creamy serendipity (Serendipity is a sweet blend of cherries and vanilla with a touch of coconut.)"
On cold sniff, this smells like almond, coconut and vanilla, with a hint of cherry and lemon. When melted, I don't really smell the lemon. Throw was good, around 3 out of 5, but the scent fizzled in under an hour.

Lime Dipity Crumble
"A dash of the perfect lime, a splash of serendipity, covered in fresh baked crumbles for good measure."
This smells almost exactly like Lemon Dipity, although there's a smidgeon more of that sweet tart lime note. I don't smell any additional bakery notes from the "crumble". If I have both scents side by side though, I can barely tell the difference. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Banana Bubble Gum
"Ripe banana blended with juicy bubble gum."
Somewhat authentic banana when melted, but smells more fake on cold sniff, and after melting for a few hours it did start to smell a little fake and "annoying". Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.

Pink Lemons
"Pink sugar blended with our ultimate lemon"
The main note is a nice tart lemon, which is mixed with Pink Sugar. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Sugared Lime
"Sugary sweet lime."
This smells like a sweet lemon/lime scented body lotion with a slightly floral or perfumey note. It's more of a "body wash" scent than a foodie scent. I expected the scent notes to say that it's a dupe of some popular perfume. Melted, it's a nice clean scent. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Fruit Loops
"All the fruity goodness with just a touch of sugary vanilla drizzled icing."
This really smells like Fruit Loops cereal, with the fake orange, lemon and strawberry notes, and I swear I even smell the cereal. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Lemon Squares
"Tart lemon, sweet sugar, vanilla, butter, coconut, and pie crust. One of my favorite treats."
A nice tart lemon with bakery notes. I wouldn't notice the coconut if I didn't know it were there, but now that I do, I think I detect just a hint of coconut. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Key Lime
"Can a scent be sweet, zesty, and tart all at the same time? This one is."
I do smell lime, but this one is weak on cold sniff. Melted, it has a vinyl-like chemical note that makes it smell like an industrial cleaner, but not in a good way. Throw is very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.

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