Sunday, March 6, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Candle Home Scents Wax Melts from Target - Spring 2016 Scents Review

Chesapeake Bay Candle Home Scents Wax Melts from Target - Spring 2016

Chesapeake Bay Candle Home Scents Wax Melts from Target - Spring 2016 Scents
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Chesapeake Bay Candles can be found at Kohl's and also a "Home Scents" line at Target. Some of the scents were $3.99 (the newer spring scents in the regular 2.3 oz. package, and the "wax pods" long 3oz. package with 3 round pods that are meant to be melted in a special Chesapeake Bay Candle warmer similar to a Yankee Scenterpiece).

These are much more than ScentSationals and Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart which are $2.00 for 2.5 oz. If the scents and throw are superb, I don't mind the higher price so much. However, the scents and the throw aren't good enough to justify the higher cost. This is the same assessment I made when I did my last Chesapeake Bay review in October 2015:

Flower Shop
Nice authentic fresh "green" floral scent, like a lily. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.

Strawberry Patch
As nice as this smells, it's not strawberry. I'm just not sure what I'm smelling. It's some kind of berry but also a bit of a "green" floral and maybe a tiny bit of sweet vanilla. And I think a very slight barely detectable smidgeon of eucalyptus or sage! It's not a "natural" type of scent. It's a very nice scent. I'm just stumped about the notes. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Fresh Springs
This is a men's body wash type scent with a soapy note. It's so hard to differentiate the notes in these types of scents from other similar scents. There's a bit of "mustiness" to it (in a good way) that keeps it from being too sweet. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or maybe 4 out of 5.

Key Lime
Very light on cold sniff, this smells like a slightly bitter lemon or lime rind. When melted, it's kind of a lime/lemon with a eucalyptus note that makes it smell a little like lime scented cleaner but not in a bad way. It's a nice scent, but throw was mediocre, around a 2.5 out of 5.

Citrus Burst
This is very light on cold sniff. On cold sniff, I detect a hint of lemon and a saltiness, like a lemon spa salt scrub, as well as a very slight soapy hint that gives it just a smidgeon of a kitchen lemon vibe. Weak throw though, maybe a 1.5 or possibly a 2 out of 5. When melted, I smelled "something" kind of clean, like maybe a laundry scent with a lemon note. But it was very weak.

Pina Verbena
This is very slight on cold sniff. On cold sniff, I smell a sweet pineapple type scent, maybe with just a hint of lemon. It smells more like pineapple flavored hard candy, but it's not an annoying tropical pineapple probably due to the lemony note of the verbena. It's a nice sweet fragrance, but throw was not very good, maybe a 2 or 2.5 out of 5. When melted, all I smelled was a hint of sweet tropical fruit, but I couldn't tell what I was smelling.

Caramel Latte
This is a nice light cinnamon and sugar scent with a hint of caramel and maybe a bit of vanilla. If there's coffee in this one, it's barely noticeable. Although it's a nice scent, it's a rather "typical" cinnamon and sugar scent. Surprisingly for a cinnamon type scent, throw was very weak, maybe a 2 out of 5.

Sweet Amber
A nice ambery cedar type scent, not overly sweet, and a little more woodsy than typical amber scents. It's a classy background type scent. When melted, it has a slight tobacco note that's very nice. Although it's a masculine scent, it's not a cologne scent. Unfortunately, throw was almost non-existent, maybe a 1 out of 5.

Dewy Blossom
This is a very pleasant summery fruity floral. It smells like fake strawberry (but in a good way) mixed with a floral and possibly a smidgeon of melon. It's very strong on cold sniff, so I was disappointed that throw was very weak, barely a 2 out of 5.

Beach Glass
Typical fresh air/salt water type scent. Pleasant, but like every other fresh air/water scent out there. Melted, it smells a little like men's body wash. Excellent throw, around 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Mango Sorbet
Light on cold sniff, this smells like sweet peach (which I guess is what mango smells like), but not an artificial peach scent. Weak throw, around 2 or 2.5 out of 5.

Bamboo Coconut
This scent is in a melt cup ("pod"). The entire pod is meant to be placed in a special warmer to melt all the wax in the cup at one time. So trying to get the wax out of the cup to cut it up for a regular warmer is very difficult. These pods are only 2.5" circumference, which I think is much smaller than the Yankee Scenterpiece wax. So I don't think the wax would melt properly if you tried to use it in a Yankee Scenterpiece warmer. Only the bottom would get warmed and you'd have all this empty space around the sides.

This is a tropical coconut with a slight woodsy note from the bamboo. It's not an annoying or fake tropical coconut. On cold sniff, there's a very slight tropical fruit note that's not there when melting. Melted, it almost has a "foody" quality to it, not like a bakery note, but something yummy. I love this scent! And throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Spa Waters
This one is another melt cup. The scent is fantastic, a sweet clean watery scent with a hint of salty peppery lemon. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Velvet Orchid/Cherry Blossom/Rose Lychee
This one contains 3 melt cups, each in different scents. Rose Lychee is a sweet woodsy scent with a smidgeon of floral. It had no throw, 0 out of 5. Velvet Orchid is a typical fresh fruity floral with a very good throw, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5. Cherry Blossom is a very pleasant scent of, well, cherry blossom, although it's more like a cherry blossom scented body wash or cream. It may have a hint of sweet vanilla in it. Cherry Blossom throw was very weak, maybe a 1.5 or 2 out of 5.

Sea Salt Air
Another melt cup, this is a fantastic fresh "rich" salty water scent with just a hint of sweetness, a slight cologne note and maybe a barely detectable smidgeon of lemon. Similar to Spa Waters, but slightly different notes. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Out of all of these, the only ones I liked enough to keep (those with scents that were good and unique enough to justify the high price, and also had very good throw) were Bamboo Coconut, Strawberry Patch, Spa Waters, and Sea Salt Air.

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