Friday, September 8, 2017

Yankee Candle Home Inspiration Fall 2017 Scented Wax Melts Reviews (Yankee American Home at Walmart)

Yankee Candle Home Inspiration Fall 2017 Scented Wax Melts Reviews (Yankee American Home at Walmart)

Yankee Candle Home Inspiration Fall 2017 Scented Wax Melts
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Yankee American Home wax melts at Walmart are now called Yankee Candle Home Inspiration. They have a lot of new scents for Fall 2017, but many of those scents are very similar to each other.



A Fine Fall Day

On cold sniff, it smells like just another pumpkin scent, but with a smoky note. But melted, it's fantastic. I smell mostly cinnamon, but it's an authentic cinnamon powder scent, not a sweet candy or an annoying cinnamon scent. I also smell a little bit of salty pumpkin in the background, and no smokiness.

Throw: Very good, 3.5 out of 5



Apple Cinnamon Cider

Notes: A spicy blend of apple cider with cinnamon, cloves and wedges of orange and lemon

This smells like light apple cider, like sweet apple juice with a little spice (not a harsh mulling spices cider scent). Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell orange and lemon, although maybe a smidgeon of orange way in the background.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



Banana Walnut Bread

Notes: Fresh from the oven, warm banana bread flavors the room with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of vanilla. It's just like the family favorite.

My favorite scent of the bunch! I believe this one is available year-round. It's a fantastic banana scent with a walnut note and sweet vanilla cake.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5



Beautiful Fall Pumpkins

This smells a lot like the Better Home & Gardens Enchanted Pumpkin Valley scent (which is discontinued). I smell pumpkin spice but also some kind of earthy savory spice that I can't figure out. Ginger? Sage? It's not spicy like peppery or cinnamon spice, but there's a bit of a harshness to the scent. I really wish I knew the scent notes in this one. Like most of the scents in the new fall line, this was only "okay" for me.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5



Bountiful Harvest

Notes: The rich scents of the fall harvest layered with cinnamon

This just smells like pumpkin pie, with a little bit of a bready note.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5



Cool Autumn Nights

Notes: The autumn evening invites with brisk earthiness and dreamy interludes of lavender and woodland notes. Top: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Black Peppercorn; Mid: Lavender, Maple Leaf; Base: Vetiver, Oak

A subtle men's cologne scent with a light wood note. It's not overly sweet or "cologney", so even if you don't like cologne scents you might like this one. I think this is the same scent as Yankee's regular "Crisp Fall Night" scent.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5



Cozy Corner

Notes: Curl up with the fragrance of soft pillows and casual throws on a comforting afternoon.

This smells like a nice fabric softener scent with a perfumey gardenia note and a warm cashmere note that smells like a smidgen of suntan oil. Very nice.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5 (which is better than the "poor" throw of the Yankee American Home line in February 2017, which I reviewed at http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/2017/02/yankee-american-home-scented-wax-melts-reviews.html).



Creamy Pumpkin Cupcake

Notes: A rich, buttery recipe of pumpkin frosting on a cupcake warm from the oven.

This smells like pumpkin pie and vanilla buttercream. Great scent!

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5



Delicious Cranberry
(added 9/20/17 - not shown in picture)

Notes: Sweet and wonderful, natural cranberry is blended with vanilla and sugar cane

Crisp clear sweet tart cranberry with nothing added. Smells like cranberry juice. Fantastic!

Throw: Excellent, 4 or 4.5 out of 5 (same as the throw from the old rectangular clamshell (which I reviewed in December 2015 at http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/2015/12/yankee-american-home-wax-cubes-walmart.html).



Fresh Balsam Fir

Notes: The crisp, clean alpine scent of balsam with a hint of cedar

A nice Christmas tree scent. It's not a harsh biting pine, more like a softer slightly smoky spruce. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell cedar, which would be a sweet woodsy scent. But it does have a very slight "clean" note.

Throw: Very good, 3.5 out of 5



Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Notes: Rich pumpkin pie loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg and everything delicious

A nice, but typical, pumpkin pie scent. Actually more like pumpkin bread, since there's a bit more of a bready note than I usually get from pumpkin pie scents.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



Mandarin Orange
(added 9/20/17 - not shown in picture)

Notes: The fresh scent of an orange, peeled and separated and just begging to be popped into your mouth

It's a nice orange scent, not much more to say. A bit fake, but pretty much the same type of orange scent that a lot of orange scented wax melts smell like.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5



Pumpkin Apple Harvest

Notes: Cinnamon and nutmeg, fall's rich baking spices, are layered with crisp red apples and pumpkin that's been sliced and sprinkled with a pinch of brown sugar

This is almost the exact same scent as Better Homes & Gardens Farm Apple Pumpkin. Even the wax is a similar color. This scent is very slightly richer and sweeter though. 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, and that's what gives this a smidgen of a pumpkin pie note. Fantastic scent! But because the Better Homes & Gardens version is a scent monster with a throw of 5 out of 5, and it costs $2.00 instead of $2.93 for the Yankee scent, if you like this scent then go for the Better Homes & Gardens Farm Apple Pumpkin.

Throw: Very good, 3.5 out of 5



Pumpkin Berry Parfait

This scent, and the Pumpkin Apple Harvest, are my two favorites of this line. They smell almost exactly the same to me. Pumpkin Berry Parfait smells like apples with the richness of a tiny bit of pumpkin spice, and there might also be a hint of some kind of berry. I can't tell what the berries are from the picture on the label, maybe cranberry? When melted, I also detect a tea note, and a hint of peach. It's a sweet, rich, fantastic scent.

Throw: Very good, 3.5 out of 5



Shades of Fall

Notes: the crisp swish of fallen leaves around your boots, the woody scent of juniper and the last amber rays of warm sunlight on a cooling afternoon

This is a slightly smoky scent with a smidgeon of warm perfume, but it's not really a sweet scent. It's really hard to describe, but it's very nice and relaxing. Looking at the scent notes, I don't detect juniper or pine at all, although that may be where the smoky note comes from.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5



Sparkling Cinnamon Spice

Notes: A bundle of cinnamon, rich and spicy, with a swirl of citrus to make it sparkle

I smell cinnamon and a little bit of clove, and there's also a very slight "fizzy" note, like cinnamon soda, if such a thing existed. There may also be a smidgen of some kind of berry note. I'm not a fan of straight cinnamon, but this is kind of a "refreshing" take on cinnamon. Looking at the scent notes, I don't really smell citrus.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



Vanilla Spiced Pumpkin

This smells like a combination of gingerbread and pumpkin pie. It's a nice fall scent.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



Warming Pumpkin Cream

Another pumpkin pie type scent. This one doesn't have as much pumpkin pie spice as other pumpkin pie scents I've smelled, and there's a smidgen of some other note in there, maybe a different spice. It's very similar to Bountiful Harvest, but a little sweeter and without the bready note.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



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