Friday, July 8, 2016

ScentSationals Scented Wax Melts - New Summer 2016 Scents Review

ScentSationals Scented Wax Melts - New Summer 2016 Scents

ScentSationals Scented Wax Melts - New Summer 2016 Scents
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Mahogany Woods
"Sun-warmed oriental amber infused with soft sandalwood and fresh cedar wrapped in essences of golden citron, crushed coriander, gingered orange flower, and suede tobacco."
This is a men's cologne or body wash type scent with a noticeable fresh wood note (not smoky), and a little bit of warm amber, and maybe a smidgeon of patchouli in the background. Looking at the scent notes, there's the amber, and I do smell the sandalwood and cedar. Nice scent, but 0 throw, even from a foot away. This is a dupe of an older scent called Mahogany Teakwood.

Enchanted Woods
"A masculine blend of mahogany wood with southern bourbon, creamy vanilla with warm amber."
This is a men's cologne scent with a nice warm amber note and a bit of a woodsy background, but not smoky. There's also a very slight bakery note way in the background, like vanilla or maybe a smidgeon of caramel. Looking at the scent notes, I guess the caramel note is the bourbon. This scent smells a little bit like Mahogany Woods, but sweeter and with that bakery note. It's a very nice scent. Melted, it's halfway between a cologne scent and a sweet foodie scent. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5, and the scent lasted a long time.

Sienna Suede Fusion
"The brightness of citrus splashed greens, wild herbs and ambered fougere embrace dark woody patchouli, milky sandalwood and oriental amber spun with black suede and cocoa bean."
I love this scent! It's another yummy foodie cologne type scent. It smells a little bit like Mahogany Woods, but not as woodsy, and warmer than Enchanted Woods. I definitely smell amber and maybe vanilla and possibly patchouli and maybe a smidgeon of tobacco. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell citrus. And although I don't smell chocolate, that's probably what I think is the vanilla and makes this scent smell so yummy. Melted, I don't detect all of the notes that I do on cold sniff. It's a very nice, rich men's cologne scent, but when melted it's quite similar to a lot of other men's cologne scents I have. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Cactus Blossom
"Freshly picked eucalyptus leaf intermingles with ozone-infused citrus, sea salted herbs and hints of wild apple wrapped in sparkling marine greens and the warmth of mossy woods."
This smells like aloe (which smells like cucumber but more bland), which is a scent I'm not fond of. But there's also a light sweet floral in the background that makes the aloe scent more interesting and refreshing. When melted, however, it just smells like aloe with a slight sweetness in the background, but it also smells a little bit like paint. I didn't care for this scent. Throw was good, around a 3 out of 5. This is a dupe of an older scent called Cactus Flower.

Tosca Pear
No scent notes listed on website
Not very strong on cold sniff, but it's definitely pear, like the sweet inside of the pear. On cold sniff, it doesn't seem like anything else is added, and there's a very slight fake note but not enough to detract from the scent. But melted, there may be a smidgeon of cinnamon and bakery, but barely detectable. If you like pear scents, this is a nice one. Throw is very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5. But the scent was pretty much gone in an hour-and-a-half.

Spice Market Fusion
"Exotic amber, oriental myrrh and rich spices embrace notes of black iris, eastern orchid and refreshing emerald bamboo balanced by brushed suede, warm musk and red saffron."
I expected this one to smell like bakery spices, like cinnamon and sweet spices, but it's not, which is good because I already have more than enough of those types of scents. This smells like a pungent, sour basil, but not in a bad way because it's a fresh garden basil scent, and there's also a sweet vanilla note in the background. Looking at the scent notes, I don't know if I smell any of those. There's no floral, so I don't think I smell the iris or orchid. Bamboo, probably since there's a green note. Amber adds a sweet warmth, but I don't know if I smell that either, and definitely not musk. Melted, I smell mostly the basil but also the hint of vanillary sweetness. This is a weird combination of scents and I don't really care for it. It's not at all what I expected based on the scent description. Throw is good, around a 2.5 or 3 out of 5.

Eucalyptus Leaf & Cedar Fusion
"Fresh greens, wild citrus and crushed eucalyptus leaf combine with aquatic nuances of spicy cardamom along with white cedar, oriental amber and mossy musk."
I definitely smell the eucalyptus, and there's a very slight sweetness in the background and maybe a lemongrass note. Looking at the scent notes, the citrus is probably the lemony note I'm detecting. I don't smell amber or musk. Melted, this is definitely a eucalyptus scent, but more of a lemony eucalyptus scented industrial cleaner. I don't care for this one. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.

Almond Brandy Pudding Fusion
"Almond milk splashed with aged brandy and stirred with salted caramel, roasted almond silvers, Kenyan coffee and Madagascar vanilla bean baked into a creamy custard pudding."
This is a super intense, super rich milky buttery caramel or butterscotch scent with a little bit of salt. If I didn't know coffee was in this one, I might not detect it, but now that I know, I do detect a smidgeon of creamy coffee. I don't think I detect the almond or any kind of nutty note. Very yummy, very rich! I knew this was going to be a strong thrower when I started smelling it within 2 minutes after I put it into the warmer. This one is a scent monster, with a throw of 5 out of 5. It's taken over the entire house. A definite winner!!

Flaming Orange
"Juicy mandarin, sweet tangerine and ripe Valencia orange blend with tangy lemon zest and juicy notes of glittering island pineapple."
This is actually an older scent that they brought back. I had heard it was the same scent as their Molten Orange scent, but it's not. Molten Orange has a bit of a lemony note in the background, where Flaming Orange does not. Both scents have a slight grapefruit note. Flaming Orange is not as pungent as Molten Orange. It smells a little bit like their Rainbow Fruit scent, but more orangey. There's a bit of a fake note in there as well. Looking at the scent notes, I don't detect the lemon or pineapple, although the pineapple, maybe just a smidgeon. I expected throw to be excellent, as is usually the case with orange scents. But throw was just "good", around a 3 out of 5.

Sugared Raspberry
"The irresistible aroma of tart sun-ripened raspberries stirred with sweet sugarcane juice and heaped over a slow churned vanilla ice cream."
This one is very weak on cold sniff, but I smell a fruity note that smells like fake raspberry. Throw is barely a 1, and the tiny bit that I can smell, from maybe a foot away, is a fake chemical berry scent.

Princess Petal
"Vibrantly sweet pink poppy, juicy apricot, all blended with creamy coconut sit perfectly on soft amber-vanilla, & white sandalwood."
This one is not strong on cold sniff. It smells a little bit like their Pretty in Pink scent, a Pink Sugar type scent. It's a sweet warm ambery scent with a little bit of a girly perfume in the background. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell apricot or coconut at all. I love this scent, but the throw was not very good, maybe a 2 or 2.5 out of 5. It would probably do well in a very small room.

Grapefruit Tequila
"Effervescent pink grapefruit enhanced by bergamot, petitgrain and sweet, creamy vanilla."
This is a very sweet scent that smells like grapefruit candy, but a fake chemical sweet grapefruit scent that I don't like. Looking at the scent notes, there's no effervescence (which would give it a soda type note), I'm not sure what bergamot actually smells like, I think I smell a bit of vanilla, and petitgrain is a very similar scent to orange blossom and I don't smell that at all. Throw is fair to good, around a 2.5 or 3 out of 5. 


I did not get these "new" scents, because they're dupes of other scents I already have:

Salted Caramel Apple
"Juicy wedges of fresh picked apple stirred with cinnamon fused caramel blending into a sugar sweet vanilla cupcake batter."
This is an older scent that they brought back, and I already have it. The name says it all, it smells like apple covered in salted caramel and it's very rich and yummy. Throw is excellent.

Raspberry Vanilla
"Tart berries layered with sweet vanilla cream."
This is the same scent as AmbiEscents Raspberry Vanilla that came out at Bed Bath & Beyond stores in December. My review of that scent can be found at http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/2015/12/ambiescents-wax-melts-review.html. It's also a dupe of Better Homes & Gardens Black Raspberry Vanilla.

Birch Woods
"White birch and white musk intermingle with deep greens delicately touched with sweet vanilla."
This is a dupe of the discontinued Better Homes & Gardens Pinecones & Birch, a very nice milky woodsy scent with a smidgeon of sweetness.

Dark Musk
"Luxurious notes of warm amber and gently spiced woods drift through earthy patchouli undertones enveloped in sweet Tahitian vanilla and musk-infused sandalwood."
This is a dupe of a discontinued scent called Date Night (not the one with the purple label though), which is also the same as a discontinued scent called Rogue. It's a fantastic, warm men's cologne type scent with excellent throw.

Cherry Blossom Festival
"The romantic garden of Asia with fragrant Japanese Cherry Blossom, juicy pear and warm sandalwood."
This is the same scent as AmbiEscents Cherry Blossom that came out at Bed Bath & Beyond stores in April. My review of that scent can be found at http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/2016/04/ambiescents-scented-wax-melts-spring-2016-review.html

Citrus Pineapple
"Juicy mouthwatering pineapple, ripe sun kissed strawberries, mingle over sweet milky coconut & white jasmine. Making the perfect array of fruity-florals."
This is the same scent as AmbiEscents Citrus Pineapple that came out at Bed Bath & Beyond stores in April. My review of that scent can be found at http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/2016/04/ambiescents-scented-wax-melts-spring-2016-review.html

Beachfront
"A delicious mandarin-coconut blend, succulent cactus, beautiful mariposa lily and warm cinnamon all wrapped in with a base of sweet amber-vanilla."
This is the same scent as AmbiEscents Beach Front that came out at Bed Bath & Beyond stores in April. My review of that scent can be found at http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/2016/04/ambiescents-scented-wax-melts-spring-2016-review.html


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