Saturday, August 12, 2017

Better Homes & Gardens Fall 2017 Scented Wax Melts Reviews from Walmart

Better Homes & Gardens Fall 2017 Scented Wax Melts Reviews from Walmart

Better Homes & Gardens Fall 2017 Scented Wax Melts from Walmart
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This is a review of the Better Homes & Gardens Fall 2017 Scented Wax Melts from Walmart. I don't have the scent notes yet, but I will add them later if and when they show up on the Walmart website. I will also be doing a review of the ScentSationals Fall 2017 scents separately.



A Thankful Harvest

This scent came out several years ago and has returned this year. It's a very nice, rich, buttery pumpkin scent with a hint of nutmeg. It's not very sweet though, so not really like pumpkin pie, but more like the buttery crust of the pumpkin pie. I couldn't find scent notes for this one.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the entire house



Around the Campfire

Notes: A cool fall evening breeze infused with caramelized marshmallows joins the scent of gently smoked hickory, birch and oak wood wrapped with ambered myrrh and olibanum.

A smoky salty sweet marshmallowy scent with a smidgen of a cologney note. I can smell the graham cracker! The marshmallow is not as "authentic" as I'd like though, but then again the scent name is just "Around the Campfire", although there's a picture of marshmallows over a campfire on the label. It's an "okay" scent to me, but not my favorite.

Looking at the scent notes, "olibanum" is another name for frankincense, which is a woody mentholic herbal medicinal tree sap scent. Myrrh is a resinous spicy balsamic scent. I think it's these two notes that make this scent smell a bit "off" for me. I don't like my marshmallows smelling like menthol or tree sap.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



Aspen Evergreen Walk

Notes: Fresh notes of crushed fir needle, warm woods and luminous woodland herbs are cooled by a crisp, ozonic autumn breeze infused with soft wood smoke highlights and pure ambered musk.

A fresh crisp biting eucalyptus pine. I think this is the same scent as an old discontinued ScentSationals (and AmbiEscents) scent called Sugar Pine. It's a bit too "biting" for me.

Throw: Not Good, 2 or 2.5 out of 5, which is surprising for this type of scent.



Banana Pumpkin Bread

Notes: This delicious scent blends warm banana bread and pumpkin puree with golden honey, shaved cinnamon and brown sugar. Vanilla bean and caramel swirl infuses a creamy richness.

A rich buttery banana bread scent with a salted caramel note. OMG it's incredible! There may be a smidgen of pumpkin spice, but barely detectable. This is really not a pumpkin scent.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



Cinnamon Apple Dumpling

Notes: Slow-baked orchard apples warmed with fresh-ground cinnamon, golden nutmeg and aromatic clove swirled in brown sugar, butter pastry and vanilla sugar

This is a dupe of an older apple pie type scent, maybe ScentSationals Warm Apple Pie, not sure. It's rich and sweet and apply with cinnamon and cloves and a bakery note, just like an apple pie. It's not a fake apple pie scent. Very nice.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the entire house



Crisp Fall Leaves

Notes: Crisp autumn apple, lustrous greens and smooth woodland elements infused with balsamic evergreen, ambered leaves, juicy berry and cinnamon-spiced vanilla

This scent came out a few years ago and has returned. It's a biting, slightly sour pine scent with a sour woodsy note with a little smokiness. It smells a lot like ScentSationals Mountain Twilight. Looking at the scent notes, it might be the "balsamic" note that gives it the smoky sourness I don't like.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the entire house



Fall Into Autumn

Notes: Golden acorns and crisp green apple that combine with warm notes of smooth applewood and red cedar nestled with aromatic leaves, white orchard pear and gently spiced harvest berry

This scent came out last year and has returned this year. The label shows apples and chestnuts. I do smell a little bit of apple, but it's like old apples that fell on the ground. It's not a sweet scent at all. It's sour and a little bit woodsy with a slight sagey pine note. It smells a little bit like Crisp Fall Leaves but not as biting, and with the slight apple note.

Throw:  Excellent, 4 out of 5



Farm Apple Pumpkin

Notes: Ripe and ready, farm fresh apples and pumpkins are an Autumn treasure

This scent came out in 2014 or 2015 I believe, and returns every year. It's a strong sweet apple scent, but more of an apple cider than straight apple, or even the inside of an apple pie. I smell some spice like nutmeg and perhaps a touch of cinnamon. Fantastic scent!

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the entire house



Fresh Cut Frasier

Notes: Fresh citrus, aromatic evergreen, and dazzling white fir combine with intriguing notes of gently smoked balsam, precious woods, and a dash of festive spice

This one has been around for several years but returns every year. It's a strong biting pine scent with a eucalyptus note. There's just a smidgen of sweetness in there, but barely detectable, like maybe a sweet vanilla or berry.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the entire house



Moonlit Magic Pumpkin

Notes: Brilliant bergamot spun with moonlit woods and luminous greens float above clove spiced pumpkin fruit, floriental pumpkin flower, hints of incense and rich wood smoked embers.

This is really different! On cold sniff it smells like rich salty buttery scented men's cologne with a smidgeon of oud wood! Melted though, it's more like a combination of buttered popcorn and men's cologne. Kind of like the new ScentSationals Black Tux scent mixed with salty popcorn, and a hint of oud wood. It's not a sweet scent. I don't know if I like it or not. Should a man smell like popcorn? I guess it depends on how much you like popcorn! Looking at the scent notes, I guess it's the pumpkin that smells like popcorn to me.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the entire house



Pumpkin Berry Tart

Notes: The sweet scent of dark berries overlay the warm spice of pumpkin cream

This smells like apples and blueberries with a little molasses and a bakery note and a little saltiness. There's a slight pumpkin note but not much.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5



Pumpkin Butter Cookies

Notes: A delectable harvest pumpkin medley interwoven with spicy nutmeg, powdered cinnamon and pure vanilla cream cookie dough sweetened with a sprinkle of rich brown sugar

On cold sniff this smells like bready oatmeal cookies with a smidgeon of cinnamon. It's quite similar to the new SS Praline Spice, but not as rich or buttery or salty. It smells a lot like BHG Vanilla Caramel Spice, but this scent also has a slight oatmeal note and maybe a smidgen of nutmeg. Melted, however, it smells almost exactly like SS Praline Spice and BHG Vanilla Caramel Spice and other similar sweet rich cinnamon bakery scents, and I don't notice the very slight note differences. It may in fact be the same scent. But it's still a fantastic scent!

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the entire house



Pumpkin Maple Syrup

Notes: A delicious sugary, sweet blend infused pumpkin with maple syrup, salted caramel drizzle, praline swirl and cinnamon sugar for the perfect breakfast topping. Buttercream, warm vanilla sugar and sweet molasses adds further sweetness in this indulgent treat

Oh wow I like this! It's butterscotch maple syrup with a slight salty pancakey note.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



Spiced Woodland Currant

A pine scent with a slight smoky note and a hint of berries I think. It has a slightly sour note but also a smidgen of sweetness (but it's not a sweet scent at all), and I swear I detect a hint of lemon. I really liked this one the first time I tried it. But when I melted it again, I noticed a vinegary note that I didn't like. I couldn't find scent notes for this one.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5



Spicy Cinnamon Stick

Notes: The scent of freshly ground cinnamon sticks embellished with pure notes of crushed clove essence, sweet nutmeg, and a sprinkle of festive allspice

This is an older scent that has returned. It's straight cinnamon with a sweet candy note, like a Red Hot Cinnamon candy. In fact, it smells almost exactly like ScentSationals Red Hot Cinnamon, except that scent has a bit of a "heat" note and maybe a smidgen of cloves, whereas this scent does not. Although looking at the scent notes, this scent has cloves too. Actually, the scent notes are very similar for both scents. ScentSationals Red Hot Cinnamon notes are "Aromatic notes of bright red hot cinnamon accented by crushed clove bud, sweet allspice, and a touch of shimmering nutmeg".

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5



Stormy Autumn Night

Notes: Radiant white lemon and aromatic herbs blend with dew-covered orchard apple, pink peppered cedar and soft autumn rain wrapped in ambered patchouli and cool touches of spiced olibanum (frankincense)

This is a men's cologne scent with a hint of sweet apple. I like it, it's different! I don't smell lemon.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5



Sueded Cinnamon Woods

Notes: A warm blend of smoked cinnamon, winter woods, white cedar and vanilla suede with notes of salted caramel, golden butterscotch, brown sugar and tonka bean

On cold sniff I smell buttery coffee with honey and vanilla buttercream. I also smell the "suede" note (a warm ambery cashmere scent), but no cinnamon at all, which is good. Melted, I just smell a nice warm caramely cashmere scent (no coffee or honey or buttercream).

Throw: First time throw was fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5. Then when I melted it again a few days later, throw was excellent, 4 out of 5. Not sure why; maybe I had the air conditioning on one day and my allergies were acting up, and a few days later the a/c was off and allergies were better. Weird!



Warm Apricot Cider

Notes: Apricot juice and warm cider blend together to create this delicious fragrance. Apple slices, juicy peach accord, cinnamon stick and mulled spices swirl together and lead into a creamy, sweet base of vanilla bean and brown sugar for the perfect finish

This smells like sweet peach flavored apple juice with a hint of tea. Looking at the scent notes, there's the peach (apricot).

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5



Warm Tobacco Leaf

Notes: Mandarin leaf, woodland greens and spiced plum combine with rich tobacco leaf and peppered amber amid aromatic hints of warm moss, earthy woods and brushed leather

A fantastic warm tobacco scent with a patchouli note. It has just a hint of sweetness, and a woodsy note (but not smoky). On cold sniff I detect a cologne note and a slight smokiness, but I don't smell these when melted. I don't smell mandarin (orange) at all.

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5



Winter Berry Zest

Notes: Dazzling red currant infused grapefruit, fresh rhubarb and sugared pomegranate meld with watery greens, hints of white pear and sugared orange

Super fresh orangey lemony cranberry scent with the crispness of a hint of pine. It's kind of tart, a little sour, just slightly sweet, and it smells fresh and clean. I can't decide if this is something I would want to drink or clean my house with, but either way I can't stop sniffing it! This is one of my favorite of the new scents because it's so "different". Definitely a winter scent rather than a fall scent.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the entire house



Autumn Afternoon Stroll Duo
Golden Oak Leaves + Apples & Acorns

This duo came out a few years ago and has returned this year. The Golden Oak Leaves side is a strong sagey pine scent that smells a lot like ScentSationals Mountain Twilight or Better Homes & Gardens Crisp Fall Leaves. The Apples & Acorns side smells like tart slightly sour apples, similar to the new ScentSationals Welcome scent but with different notes.

Throw: Excellent, 4 out of 5 (both scents)



Comfy & Cozy Duo
Fleece + Flannel

This duo came out a few years ago and has returned this year. Despite its name, this is more of a fresh air type duo than a laundry duo.

The Fleece scent (blue side) is a generic sweet clean scent. Throw was not good (around 2.5 or 3 out of 5).

The Flannel scent (white side) is a clean scent with a mossy note. It's very similar to an older Better Homes & Gardens scent called "Southern Spanish Moss". Throw was very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5.



Perfect Winter Kiss Duo
Winter Cuddle + Frosted Mint

Notes:
Winter Cuddle - Radiant white lemon and aromatic herbs blend with dew-covered orchard apple, pink peppered cedar and soft autumn rain wrapped in ambered patchouli and cool touches of spiced olibanum.
Frosted Mint - The first crisp snow of the season blankets notes of frosted evergreen, woodland sage, and regal juniper accented by shimmering mint, white cedar, and the freshness of sweet musk.

Winter Cuddle is the new Better Homes & Gardens Stormy Autumn Night scent (even the same color). But unlike Stormy Autumn Night, which had only a fair throw, the throw for this scent was excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Frosted Mint is a eucalyptus pine scent which might be the same as Better Homes & Gardens Fragrant Woodland Walk, or similar, also a little like the new Better Homes & Gardens Aspen Evergreen Walk but not as harsh or biting. Very nice! Throw was excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5.



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