Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ashland Scented Wax Melts from Michael's – Summer 2017 Review

Ashland Scented Wax Melts from Michael's - Summer 2017 Review

Ashland Scented Wax Melts from Michael's – Summer 2017
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Creamy Coconut Vanilla
This may be the same scent as the Coconut Vanilla side of the Vanilla Trio that came out in Spring 2016 and Spring 2017. Here's what I said about that scent in January:
This is a typical fake coconut scent, like a cheap coconut air freshener. But I think it's combined with a little bit of vanilla so it's not really too bad. Throw is fair, around a 2.5 out of 5.
Yes, I believe this is the same scent. Throw this time was about the same, not great, 2 or 2.5 out of 5.


Ocean Peony
This one is weak on cold sniff, but I do smell floral and maybe a laundry note. It's not very sweet. I think this would be a good scent for the bathroom or bedroom. Throw was maybe a 1 out of 5 and I couldn't really smell it. It might do okay in a very tiny bathroom.


Ocean Trio

Light Blue ("Calm Sea Air")
This one shows a picture of a beach umbrella on a beach. It's a fresh watery scent with a hint of sweet coconut. Fantastic scent, and I wish it came in its own single clamshell. Throw was excellent, 4 out of 5.

Darker Blue ("Ocean Breeze")
This one shows a picture of palm trees on a beach. It smells similar to the medium blue scent, although this one might not have that extra fresh smidgeon of lemon. It might have a barely detectable smidgeon of laundry or maybe floral. It's a fresh watery scent though, not a laundry or floral scent. Throw was good, around a 3 out of 5.

Medium Blue ("Aqua Waters")
This one shows a picture of the ocean. It's a nice fresh watery scent that might have just a smidgeon of lemon for freshness. Throw was very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.


Shake It Up Trio

Orange ("Peach Moscato")
This is a typical mango scent, which smells like peach with a sour note. It's not very sweet. Throw was very good, around a 3.5 out of 5, but I didn't care for the scent.

Red ("Cherry Popsicle")
This is a fake cherry candy scent, and not overly sweet. There may be a smidgeon of lemon. It's very nice! Throw was very good, around a 3 to 3.5 out of 5.

Pink ("Watermelon Mojito")
I had to remove this from the warmer as soon as it started melting because I didn't like the scent. It's watermelon but it's not sweet, almost slightly savory. I'm not a fan of watermelon scents in general, unless they're very sweet like candy. So someone else might love this scent. I couldn't tolerate it. I think the throw would have been very good to excellent though, as it was already quite strong after just a few minutes.


Summer Desserts Trio

Yellow ("Lemon Eclair")
This one shows a picture of some kind of bready dessert with cream in the middle, maybe an éclair but without chocolate on top. This is very light on cold sniff, but it does kind of have a Boston Crème scent which is very nice. Unfortunately throw was poor, around a 1.5 or maybe a 2 out of 5.

Red ("Strawberry Ice Cream")
This one shows a picture of strawberry ice cream I think, with strawberry stripes throughout. This scent is phenomenal! It's a super milky creamy strawberry scent, just like a rich strawberry ice cream, but more like crème fraiche. Throw was very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Blue ("Blueberry Cheesecake")
This one shows a picture of a blueberry pie or blueberry torte, some kind of blueberry dessert. It smells like a typical blueberry bakery scent, not authentic but rich, buttery and fantastic. And throw was excellent, 4 out of 5. But the scent started dissipating in 2 hours and was pretty much gone within 3 hours.


Tiki Beach Trio

Pink ("Pink Sea Salt")
This is the Pink Sea Salt scent that came out in January as part of the spring collection. Here's the review that I did for this scent in January:
"I expected this to be similar to ScentSationals Himalayan Pink Salt scent, but it's not. It's a fresh pleasant watery floral, not too sweet, with maybe a smidgeon of saltiness. It smells like shower gel. Melted, it smelled clean, like someone just got out of the shower. But throw wasn't great, around a 2 or maybe 2.5 out of 5. This would do best in a very small room, and it's a perfect scent for a bathroom."
Throw was better this time, I'd say very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.

Yellow ("Pineapple Beachwood")
This one shows a picture of a cut pineapple. It's a nice mellow driftwood scent with a hint of pineapple. It's not a sweet or fruity scent. Throw was good, around a 3 out of 5.

Beige ("Driftwood Sands")
This one shows a picture of driftwood on a beach. It's very weak on cold sniff, and throw was almost non-existent, barely a 1 out of 5, and might not even do well in a small bathroom. I can detect a faint scent only from close-up, and it's a nice warm perfumey scent with a smidgeon of driftwood.


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