Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mainstays - Spring 2017 Scented Wax Melts Review

Mainstays - Spring 2017 Scented Wax Melts Review

Mainstays Spring 2017 Scented Wax Melts from Walmart
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Aloha Colada

Notes: Juicy, sun-ripe, island pineapple spun with creamy, smooth coconut milk, a hint of sweet vanilla bean and a generous splash of white rum stirred with dazzling sugarcane.

Typical pineapple coconut scent, nothing special. Very strong on cold sniff, and throw was quite good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5 (although based on the strong cold sniff I was expecting this to be a scent monster that would take over the entire house).


Tranquil Island

Notes: Tropical marine waters flow with notes of heady melon flower and sweet, aquatic melon touched by hints of island coconut fused with milky greens, sun-drenched musk and pure white woods

This smells like fabric softener with a tropical fruit note. It's an "okay" scent for me. Throw was good, around a 3 out of 5.


Sweet Apple

Notes: Juicy apple is freshened with sweet pear and fresh sliced orange, while crystallized sugar and raw vanilla bean add a hint of sweetness.

This one was hard to find, and not all Walmarts carry it. It's a sweet fake apple scent, like apple candy. Throw is excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5.


Soothing Spa

Notes: Bright herbal greens, white eucalyptus and smooth sandalwood gleam with budding lavender blossom, effervescent bergamot and cool whispers of crushed mint.

This one actually came out last year but only a few Walmarts carried it. It came back this year but is still hard to find. This smells like combination of ScentSationals Zen (light sandalwood with a very subtle spearmint note and a smidgeon of musk and laundry) with a sweet coffee note and a smidgeon of amber. Like relaxing yoga in the morning! When melted, it really smells like ScentSationals Zen and I don't smell as much of the coffee, although it's a richer, warmer, sweeter version of Zen. Throw was very good, 3 to 3.5 out of 5.


Darkest Sandalwood

Notes: Intriguing notes of warm sandalwood and earthy patchouli blend with aromatic tobacco leaf and white cedar wrapped in an appealing hint of balsamic fir and soft vanilla musk.

This one also came out last year but only a few Walmarts carried it. It came back this year but is still hard to find. It smells like smoky tobacco with a very sweet note that kind of makes it smell like barbecue sauce. It's not a men's cologne type scent although there could be a smidgeon of cologne in there. It's a very nice masculine scent with a slightly foodie quality. Melted, it really smells like sweet barbecue sauce. When I left the room and came back a half hour later, I thought someone was cooking! Throw was good, 3 out of 5.


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