Monday, February 13, 2017

ScentSationals Spring 2017 Scented Wax Melts Review

ScentSationals Spring 2017 Scented Wax Melts Review

ScentSationals Spring 2017 Scented Wax Melts
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These new ScentSationals Spring 2017 scented wax melts can be found at your local Walmart. If your Walmart still has not received them, check back in a week or two. All the Walmarts should have these new scents by the end of February 2017. All of these had excellent throw, or at least very good!

The throw score is how far the scent throws when melted. I measure throw on a scale of 0 to 5:
0 = no throw at all, even from up close
1 = barely any throw (can only smell it from a few feet away, best for a tiny room like a small bathroom)
2 = light throw (can smell it in a very small room like a small bedroom)
3 = good throw (can smell it in a medium sized room, or a small room and a little outside the room)
4 = excellent throw (can smell it in a large room, or a medium sized room and 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.


Apple Wood

Notes
Oud, warm woods and citrus resin infused with tart juicy apple and citrus zest. Wet moss and tobacco add a soothing finish.

Cold Sniff
Rich warm men's cologne or body wash type scent, and the combination of apple and wood smells like sweet pipe tobacco with an amber type warmth. Ah, looking at the scent notes, there's the tobacco! This is more of a fall or even winter scent than a spring scent.

Melted
This is a very nice scent! When melted, the apple note stands out the most, with a slightly earthy woodsy warm tobacco note in the background, and very little of the cologne note. Oh, but this is a chameleon scent! When I walked into the room about 2 hours later, I smelled mostly men's cologne, with an apple note. And then 4 hours later, I smelled more of a tobacco note.

Perfect for: the den of a log cabin on a chilly evening!

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5


Happy Home

Notes
A zesty splash of candied orange and sparkling lemon lime warmed with vanilla cookies baked with sweet sugar crystals and buttercream.

Cold Sniff
This is very similar to last year's Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies, but it's a richer scent. It's not as lemony, it's slightly less sweet, and the lemon has more of a salty note. It's not a "kitchen lemon" scent. I also smell a warm vanilla cookie note in the background. It's like a more comfy, "homey" version of Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies.

Melted
This smells like warm lemon cookies in the oven. It's fantastic! It's not really a sweet scent, so they would be like vanilla cookies with lemon but without any icing. And the scent lasted the entire day, at least 8 hours!

Perfect for: kitchen or living room

Throw: Very good, 3.5 out of 5


Hello Sunshine

Notes
Sugared orange, candied lime and sweet lemon join tropical mango and bright papaya over palm leaf

Cold Sniff
This smells like orange and grapefruit with a slight lemony note. It's definitely a sunny summer scent!

Melted
I smell mostly grapefruit, even though grapefruit is not one of the scent notes. I don't smell palm at all, but it may be the combination of the orange and the slightly bitter palm that smells like grapefruit. I think I detect a bit of lemon as well. Not sure about the papaya. This is a fresh summery scent, like sitting in the sun peeling a fresh juicy grapefruit. It's putting me in a good mood on this cold winter day!

Perfect for: anywhere, especially in the kitchen, or if you want a quick mental boost in the office

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5, and it lasted the entire day (at least 8 hours).


Island Melon Coconut

Notes
Fresh sweet honeydew melon and sweet vanilla cream

Cold Sniff
I smell honeydew melon and sweet watermelon candy with a coconut note. Thirst quenching and summery, and not overly sweet. Looking at the scent notes, I don't see watermelon although I do smell it but it's not very strong. Even if you don't care for watermelon scents (I don't), this is primarily honeydew with very subtle watermelon notes, and the melon notes are softened by the creamy sweet vanilla. And evenif you don't like coconut notes you'll probably still like this scent because the coconut is very subtle (although they're not listed in the scent notes, even though it's part of the scent name).

Melted
Same as cold sniff, but much sweeter. It's definitely a tropical melon coconut candy scent. I'm not usually a fan of melon scents, but this one is fantastic!

Perfect for: anywhere, even the bedroom since it's not an overly foodie scent

Throw: Excellent, around a 4 out of 5


Mango Luau

Notes
Papaya sweetened with sugar, mango, guava and tropical passionfruit with hints of vanilla

Cold Sniff
This is a nice tropical fruit scent with a sour note, but it's a dupe of many other previously available sour tropical fruit scents.

Melted
Same as cold sniff.

Perfect for: kitchen or living room

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5. And the scent lasted the entire day, at least 8 hours!


Marrakesh

Notes
An exotic blend of spices accented by white sandalwood and dark musk, and softened with vanilla and patchouli

Cold Sniff
This a sweet slightly perfumey scent with a warm amber note, and there's a slight waxy note in the background, and perhaps just a smidgeon of some kind of aromatic spice. It's like a watered down version of the old "Turkish Spice Market" scent.

Melted
Same as cold sniff but I think there's a vanilla note in there as well (looking at the scent notes, there it is). It's a pleasant scent.

Perfect for: anywhere, even a bedroom or bathroom since it's not really a foodie scent

Throw: Fair to good, around a 3 out of 5.


Midnight Summer

Notes
Figs layered with Indian jasmine, ballerina rose and green notes of absinthe.

Cold Sniff
A dark floral with a hint of some kind of fruit, maybe blackberry, and a smidgeon of musk (looking at the scent notes, the blackberry I think I'm smelling is probably the fig, a note that gives scents a classy vibe). It smells a lot like last year's Blackberry Cider, but sweeter. It also smells a little like Scentsy Luna, but richer and sweeter. I guess the sweetness I'm smelling is the jasmine and rose, although this is not a floral scent. It's such a lovely scent!

Melted
When melted, it smells almost exactly like Blackberry Cider, although a little sweeter, with a bit of a "pink sugar" note, but no musk. It's a very nice scent, even a bit "sexy".

Perfect for: the bedroom

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5.


Moon Garden

Notes
Bright greens, soft fruits and sweet paper white flowers with petals of magnolia, freesia and gardenia

Cold Sniff
This one is very similar to the old Sun Kissed Tulips and last year's Sun Washed Poppies, a fruity floral with the fruit being strawberry. But it's a bit less fruity than these older scents, and with a slightly different floral note. I believe the floral is honeysuckle. I've never smelled a paperwhite flower, so I don't know if this smells authentic or not.

Melted
A wonderful honeysuckle scent with a strawberry note.

Perfect for: anywhere you want a strong fruity floral note, including the bedroom or bathroom

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5


Mountain Twilight

Notes
A cool breeze with pine and aspen, with hints of balsamic, evergreen, juicy berry, and ambered greens

Cold Sniff
This is a popular scent that has been around for a few years. This new version uses green wax and a label with green tones, but the older version was purple. However, it's the exact same scent, an intense evergreen scent with a fresh almost sage type note that borders on slightly smoky. This is more of a winter scent than a spring scent.

Melted
Same as cold sniff. It's a very intense evergreen scent, but not a sharp "pine" scent. The "sage" I smell might be the balsamic, as it does have a slight "vinegary" note. I don't smell berries at all. I've never been a fan of this scent, as it's too "biting" and the sagey note makes it smell like something is cooking on the stove, like sausage or scrapple or something. However, this is a very popular scent and a lot of people love it, so it might just be me that's not a fan!

Perfect for: Living room or kitchen. Not a good scent for bedroom. Might work in bathroom because it's so strong and would probably cover up odors!

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5


Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie

Notes
Strawberry with pineapple sprinkled with sugar over a natural hint of strawberry greens

Cold Sniff
A sweet, yummy, refreshing combination of pineapple and strawberry. This does smell like a smoothie, or a sweet pineapple strawberry hard candy. I'm not a fan of pineapple personally, but it smells great mixed with the strawberry. I also detect a smidgeon of coconut, although it's not in the scent notes. This is a fun, happy scent! I think kids will especially love this one.

Melted
Sweet pineapple with a strawberry note. I don't think I smell the coconut note I thought I detected on cold sniff.

Perfect for: anywhere you want a fun, happy scent, including a child's room

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5.


Serenity Spa

Notes
Fresh island coconut water with lemongrass, island palm, and coconut flower

Cold Sniff
I definitely smell the palm, which makes this scent smell a lot like the old Island Palm scent (an aromatic slightly coconutty zesty wood scent). I also smell a lemony note. And there's a sweet coconut note, but it's not very strong and it doesn't make this scent smell like a tropical scent. It doesn’t smell like the "Zen" scent (which is sweeter with a minty note), and it doesn't smell like the old "Spa" scent (which was very lemony and minty). With this scent, the palm is the predominant note, with the lemongrass in the background and just a hint of sweet coconut, and I think I smell a smidgeon of tea although it's not in the scent notes. It's a nice, relaxing scent.

Melted
I smell more of a lemony spa scent with a very slight spearmint note, even though mint is not in the scent notes. I also detect a little bit of the coconut when melted. There's something about this scent that I don't like, but I can't put my finger on it.

Perfect for: anywhere, including a bedroom or bathroom

Throw: Very good, 3.5 out of 5.


Tahiti Shores

Notes
Salted tides, beach driftwood, and sparkling marines

Cold Sniff
A bright salty ocean water scent with a strong clean soapy note and a little sweetness that might be a smidgeon of a tropical note.

Melted
Same as cold sniff. It smells like a lot of other oceany scents out there, and it has a tiny bit of an industrial odor neutralizing note.

Perfect for: bathroom

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5


Violet Cocktail

Notes
Black currant and ambered acai combine with berry blossoms and black orchid warmed by spicy star anise, amber, sandalwood and patchouli.

Cold Sniff
Warm ambery perfumey scent with a slight berry note. It smells like a girly perfume but there's just a tinge of bitterness (maybe the star anise?) that tempers the sweetness so it's not an overwhelming "pink sugar" type sweetness. The bitterness almost gives it a slightly old perfume note, but not in a bad way.

Melted
It's a little more bitter melted than on cold sniff. Generally when a scent says "cocktail" or "wine" or "champagne", it has a slightly bitter wine type fermentation note that I don't like. Thankfully with this scent it's not very strong. It doesn't smell as girly or as sweet when melted. It's an unusual but nice scent.

Perfect for: girl's bedroom, or while getting ready to go out for a night on the town with the girlfriends

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5, but unfortunately the scent started to dissipate in under 2 hours.


Water Lily & Lotus

Notes
Leafy greens, aquatic floralcy of water lily and lotus flower, sparkling ozone, and glittering musk

Cold Sniff
A clean spicy soapy watery scent with a hint of lemon and a smidgeon of herbal, and strong ginger note. This is not a floral scent as the name would suggest. The ozone is probably the fresh soapy watery note, and the leafy greens are the herbal note. I don't smell musk, and this is not a perfumey scent, although it might smell like a refreshing body wash. There's no lemon in the scent notes, but I swear I detect a smidgeon of bright clean lemon. And I don't know why I smell ginger, because it's not in the scent notes; in fact, this smells a lot like ScentSationals "Thai Ginger" scent, with just a couple of different notes.

Melted
It has more of a clean soapy ginger scent when melted, and I don't detect the lemony note. It doesn't smell like body wash when melted. And an hour later, it smells even more like ginger, and almost exactly like the ScentSationals Thai Ginger scent.

Perfect for: anywhere

Throw: Very good, 3.5 out of 5


Woodland Magic

Notes
Rosemary, Texas pine, and sparkling aldehydes

Cold Sniff
This one smells like lemongrass to me, with an herbal and a soapy note. It's not sweet at all, more on the savory side but not really a food scent, although it does smell a little bit like a salad, or basil. It's actually more of a spa scent… clean, refreshing, and natural, with a zesty note. It's a completely different scent from the older discontinued Woodland Magic that came out several years ago.

Melted
Same as cold sniff.

Perfect for: anywhere, including the kitchen or bedroom

Throw: Very good, 3.5 out of 5


Island Ways Duo

Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie – See review above

Fiji Islands
A very sweet fruity scent that smells like guava and pear, with maybe a hint of a watery note and a smidgeon of floral and aromatic spice. It's very nice. The ScentSationals website describes it as "Fig & Olive Leaf" but that's definitely a misprint. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.

Mixing one cube of each scent created a sweet tropical berry scent that smells mostly of pineapple, but not as much pineapple as Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie alone, and with a smidgeon of a fresh watery note in the background from the Fiji Islands scent.


Take Me to Paris Duo

Pear Blossom
This is a delicate combination of pear and floral, perhaps with a smidgeon of a baby powder note. It's not overly sweet. Throw is good, around 3 out of 5, not excellent but this scent is meant to be subtle.

Moon Garden – See review above

Mixing one cube of each scent created a toned down version of the Moon Garden scent (honeysuckle with a strawberry note, but not as sweet as Moon Garden).


Taste the Tropics Duo

Grilled Pineapple
This is a very nice pineapple scent, not overly "pineapply", and very sweet with a creamy vanilla note. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Island Melon Coconut – See review above

Mixing one cube of each scent created a creamy very sweet pineapple scent with melon notes and a hint of coconut.


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