Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hanna's Candles Scented Wax Melts Review

Hanna's Candles Scented Wax Melts Review

Hanna's Candles Scented Wax Melts
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This is a review of Hanna's Candles scented wax melts. Hanna's Candles also makes Ashland wax for Michael's, Huntington Home wax for Aldi, Jolly Rancher, Hershey's, and TimberWick scents, and used to make Mainstays Triple Melts for Walmart (before they were discontinued about two years ago). If you miss the Mainstays Triple Melts and the Aldi wax melts (which only come out three times a year), you can find many of these scents in Hanna's Candles' other wax melts which can be ordered from their website at https://candlemart.com/collections/all/no-wick. They have more scents than the ones I reviewed, and I wish I had bought more. I'll be placing another order!

In general, Hanna's Candles melts are excellent in terms of scents and throw. Their new Trios and their Aromabeads Singles (which I reviewed at http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/search?q=aromabeads) are fantastic. I would put Hanna's Candles scented wax melts on par with ScentSationals (and Better Homes & Gardens, which ScentSationals manufactures for Walmart) wax melts, my #1 brand, especially now that Hanna's Candles has updated their website (http://www.candlemart.com)  to include new items and make ordering easier.



Hanna's at Home Trios – Dew Drops / Gentle Breeze / Garden Rain
Dew Drops – This is actually the same scent as Mainstays Garden Rain (I think scent name on label is incorrect). It's a fresh sweet watery airy scent with a little bit of an ocean-y quality and a smidgeon of floral perhaps that makes it very slightly perfumey. It has a generic bathroom air freshener scent, but I like it better than Dew Drops. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.
Gentle Breeze – Fresh watery herbal scent with a hint of lemon and a soapy note, this one smells like a fresh men's body wash. It's a nice scent, but throw is not good, maybe a 2 or 2.5 out of 5.
Garden Rain – This is a different scent than Mainstays Garden Rain (I think scent name on label is incorrect). This is a fresh watery scent with a chemical note and maybe a smidgeon of sweet lemon. It smells like a cheap generic bathroom air freshener. Not a bad scent, but not my favorite. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5. I probably should have started these reviews with one of the many scents that I really love!



Hanna's at Home Trios – Orchard Fruits / Pumpkin Latte / Apple Pumpkin
This is the same as the old Mainstays Triple melts with the same scents, and also the same as Ashland Autumn Gatherings "Harvest Trio" at Michael's in Fall 2015. These are some of my favorite scents!
Orchard Fruits – Very sweet rich apple scent with a caramel note and maybe a hint of cinnamon. This is not a typical cinnamon apple scent. It's much sweeter and richer, and it smells fantastic! Throw is excellent, 5 out of 5!
Pumpkin Latte – Another very sweet rich scent, this one smells a lot like eggnog, very creamy, with a slight nutmeg note but also a barely detectable smidgeon of coffee. Another fantastic scent with excellent 5 out of 5 throw.
Apple Pumpkin – I just smell apple, although there's a bit of an apple cider note but not a mulling spices type scent. Throw is excellent, 5 out of 5.



Hanna's at Home Trios – Caramel Apple / Mulled Cider / Apple Butter
This is the same as the old Mainstays Triple melts with the same scents.
Caramel Apple – This smells like mulled apple cider. It's not all that caramely, but it still smells very nice. Excellent throw, 5 out of 5.
Mulled Cider – This smells like fresh apple with a hint of mulling spices and a smidgeon of caramel. In fact, I think the label is wrong, and the Caramel Apple and Mulled Cider scents are reversed. Excellent throw, 5 out of 5.
Apple Butter – A rich sugary sweet apple scent, this smells like apple flavored buttercream frosting! This is the best scent of the three. Excellent throw, 5 out of 5.



Hanna's at Home Trios – Pumpkin Maple / Pumpkin Spice / Pumpkin Bread
This is the same as the old Mainstays Triple melts with the same scents.
Pumpkin Maple – This smells like caramel and maple with a hint of pumpkin spices. So yummy! This is the best scent of the three. Excellent throw, 5 out of 5.
Pumpkin Spice – This is a typical pumpkin pie scent, and quite nice. Excellent throw, 5 out of 5.
Pumpkin Bread – This is another pumpkin pie type scent, but more bready and with more cinnamon and not as sweet as the Pumpkin Spice scent. Excellent throw, 5 out of 5.



Hanna's at Home Trios – Strawberry Lemonade / Frozen Mint Leaves / Lemon Sugar
This is the same as the old Mainstays Triple melts with the same scents.
Strawberry Lemonade – This was one of my favorite Mainstays scents, and I've missed it! It's a strong lemon scent with a sweet berry note. Very nice, and throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.
Frozen Mint Leaves – I just smell something sweet, with maybe a smidgeon of lemon, but not really mint. This one always had the weakest throw in the MainStays triple melt, but I don't recall it being this weak. Throw is around a 2 out of 5.
Lemon Sugar – A very sweet almost marshmallowy lemon scent, very nice. Throw is very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.



Hanna's at Home Trios – Coastal Woods / Tiki Hut / Sand Dollar
This is the same as the old Mainstays Triple melts with the same scents.
Coastal Woods – Light tropical woodsy scent with a slight coconut note, but it mostly smells like really old or old-fashioned perfume, but not in a bad way. It's an unusual scent.  Throw is fair to good, 2.5 to 3 out of 5.
Tiki Hut – A fresh herbal body wash type scent with just a barely detectable smidgeon of light woods and maybe floral. There may be coconut although I don't really smell it. Throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.
Sand Dollar – I think this is pineapple with coconut and light wood. It's not a sweet or foodie pineapple, actually a little on the sour side, and it's definitely tropical. I'm not a fan of pineapple scents, but I like this one. Throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.



Hanna's at Home Trios – Island Petals / Tropical Beach / Island Waves
Island Petals – A very sweet watery scent with a floral note. Very nice, and throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.
Tropical Beach – Similar to Island Petals but not quite as sweet, and with a soapy note and a smidgeon of coconut. It smells like a woman's body wash.  Throw is quite good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.
Island Waves – This is the same as the old Mainstays Island Waves scent, coconut with a fresh sweet watery note, more coconut than, and not as sweet as, the other two scents.  Throw is excellent, at least a 4 out of 5, maybe 5 out of 5.



Hanna's at Home Trios – Evergreen & Cedar / Holly Berry / Pine
Evergreen & Cedar – A nice pine scent with a sweet slightly vanilla note and a hint of fruit, although the sweet note might actually be cedar. Nice scent, but throw is only fair, maybe a 2.5 or 3 out of 5.
Holly Berry – A bayberry scent, similar to Evergreen & Cedar scent, but less pine and more berry. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.
Pine – A standard pine scent with a very subtle hint of sweetness. It may be the same scent as Mainstays Evergreen Spruce. Throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.



Hanna's at Home Trios – Island Luau / Cabo Sunshine / Tahitian Sunset
This is the same as the old Mainstays Triple melts with the same scents.
Island Luau – Tropical fruit scent with coconut and a very light woodsy note. Throw is excellent and this one is a scent monster, 5 out of 5.
Cabo Sunshine – Sweet and slightly sour tropical fruit scent with a hint of coconut. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.
Tahitian Sunset – I can't figure this one out. It's a little perfumey and a little tropical, but there's also a sour waxy almost savory note in the background. I don't like this one. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.


Hanna's Harvest Heirloom Uncle Johnny's Fall Hayride
Notes: Cedar, juniper, fir, oakmoss, musk, tobacco
This is the same scent as Huntington Home Falling Leaves scent that Aldi's carried in September 2015. It smells like really old apples (but in a good way) mixed with woodsy leaves and an apple cider note. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell fir, musk, or tobacco, and I can't believe that apples are not in the scent notes since that's what I smell the most. Throw is excellent, at least a 4 or even 5 out of 5; it's a scent monster that takes over the entire house!


Hanna's at Home PureFresh Kitchen Neutralizing Sparkling Herbs
Notes: Green herbs, citrus, lemongrass, and eucalyptus
This is the same scent as the old ScentSationals Sparkling Herbs. This is very strange, because ScentSationals and Hanna's Candles are two different companies.  It's a fantastic lemony herbal scent with a soapy note, like a spa type fragrance. Throw is excellent,  4 out of 5.


Hanna's at Home PureFresh Smoke Neutralizing Spring Rain
Notes: Apple, ozone, citrus, lily, jasmine, wood and musk
This one is very light on cold sniff. I can barely smell it. Same thing when melted. I think I detect a baby powder scent with a chemical note, but I can't tell. Throw is maybe 1 out of 5.


TimberWick Cedar Oakwood
Notes: White oak wood, birch, citrus bergamot, florals, musk, and cedarwood
This is the same scent as Better Homes & Gardens Pure White Woods, which is strange because Better Homes & Gardens melts are made by ScentSationals, a completely different company. This is a nice sweet woodsy scent, similar to Vanilla Woods. I don't smell citrus. Throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.


TimberWick Carmine Rose
Notes: Rose, cyclamen, white musk, and tender woods
A plain tea rose scent. This is not the same as the old Mainstays Rose scent, which was a more artificial scent. Throw is quite good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.


TimberWick Night Musk
Notes: Sandalwood, eucalyptus, cedarwood, orange peel, patchouli, and musk
A woodsy men's cologne scent with a smidgeon of smokiness. I don't smell eucalyptus, although that might be the smokiness. And I don't smell orange. Very nice scent. Unfortunately throw is not very good, around a 2.5 out of 5, but would probably do well in a very small room.


TimberWick Ember Glow
Notes: Spiced wood, juniper, cinnamon, patchouli and vanilla
This smells like sweet raw wood scent like pencil shavings, with leather, and maybe a hint of sweet vanilla. It's a manly scent, but it doesn't smell like cologne. It's very familiar, so I think this scent has been used in other wax melts. I'm surprised that leather is not one of the notes, since I detect a strong leather note in this scent. I don't smell cinnamon at all. Throw is fair, around a 2.5 or 3 out of 5. 


TimberWick Woodland Terrace
Notes: Lemon, coriander, peppercorn, cardamom, Koa wood, and vetiver
This is not very strong on cold sniff, but it smells like freshly cut herbs and maybe a minty note.  When melted, I don't detect any mint, but it also takes on more of a raw wood note mixed with the herbs. It's a bit too "natural", not a scent that I would want to melt in the house. Throw is fair, around a 2.5 or 3 out of 5.



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