Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Colonial Candle Simmer Snaps Scented Wax Review

Colonial Candle Simmer Snaps Scented Wax Review

Colonial Candle Simmer Snaps Scented Wax Melts
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This is another review of Colonial Candle Simmer Snap Scented Wax Melts. Also see my Colonial Candle Simmer Snaps Scented Wax Review from December 2015, which includes both text and video. That review is for around 30 different scents: http://www.scentedwaxreviews.com/2015/12/colonial-candle-simmer-snaps-scented-wax.html.

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Orange Blossom
Notes: An intoxicating fruity blend of sun ripened orange, juicy kiwi and fresh squeezed lime wrapped in fresh cilantro. Top: Fresh Squeezed Lime, Crushed Garden Cilantro - Middle: Sun Ripened Orange, Pureed Red Fruits, Juicy Kiwi - Bottom: White Musk, Sheer Woods
Cold Sniff: A very light floral maybe with a hint of fruit; I expected it to smell like neroli (which I love), but it doesn't.
Melted: Totally different from cold sniff, and better. Smells like sweet candied fruit. Maybe apricot? Has a warmth like amber or wood, which seems to increase after an hour or so. Very nice scent. Looking at the scent notes, there's the fruit and the woods. And musk, that must be what I think is a floral.
Throw: Excellent

Cranberry Cosmo
Notes: Cheers to the cocktail-inspired fragrance of tart cranberry with a touch of citrus. Top : Lemon Zest, Sweet Orange - Middle : Cranberry, Raspberry - Bottom : Creamy Milk
Cold Sniff: Cranberry punch with a slight orange note. But it also has a rich yummy berry note and a slight cough drop note (in a good way).
Melted: Same. Looking at the notes, yes I do smell a smidgeon of lemon. And there's the orange. And raspberry, that's the rich yummy berry.
Throw: Excellent

Citrus Woods
Notes: Luminous citrus notes are highlighted by a bouquet of sun-kissed florals and warm cedarwood. Top : Brazilian Bergamot, Mandarin Zest, Blackcurrant Berries - Middle : Jasmine Petals, Golden Freesia, Sun-Kissed Water Lily - Bottom : Warm Cedarwood, Amber Crystals, Benzoin
Cold Sniff: Smells like floral scented toilet paper or shampoo, but in a good way; I don't smell citrus or woods.
Melted: I do detect a little bit of the citrus and woods when melted, as well as the floral. It's a nice scent.
Throw: Very Weak

Autumn Bliss
Notes: Bright notes of bergamot, mandarin peel and blackberries shine on top. Sweet notes of vanilla, cyclamen leaves and acai berries mingle throughout. Amber crystal lies beneath this blend. Top: Blackberries, Italian Bergamot, Mandarin - Middle: Cyclamen leaves, Vanilla, Acai Berries - Bottom: Warm Amber, Sandalwood, Sheer Musk
Cold Sniff: I'm not sure what I'm smelling. I think I smell dark fruit like plum, and maybe apples and also wood, but there's also a sour chemical note I don't like.
Melted: Tart cranberry with wood maybe, but there's also a fake candy type note. It smells much better melted than on cold sniff, and I don't smell that sour note. Looking at the scent notes, okay blackberries, that makes sense. After a few hours it took on more tart, sour notes that made it smell a little like tropical fruit.
Throw: Excellent

Mango Salsa
Notes: Savor the wedges of succulent mango fruit, sugared guava, and sun blushed papaya. Top: Tropical Citrus, Mango - Middle: Papaya - Bottom: Mango, Coconut
Cold Sniff: Smells just like authentic salsa, with the sweet mango notes and the sour savory salsa notes (which I guess is supposed to be the pepper, onion, or cilantro in the salsa). Looking at the scent notes though, I don't see anything that would give it that sour savory scent. This smells more like salsa than mango or papaya, and I don't smell coconut or citrus at all. Although it's an authentic scent, I don't think it's a scent I want wafting through my house. My roommate said it smells like cat pee and I can kind of see that.
Melted: Same as cold sniff.
Throw: Excellent

Guava & Papaya
Notes: An invigorating tropical scent of guava nectar, papaya, and grapefruit. Top: Sweet Clementine, Violet - Middle: Mango, Papaya, Dewy Guava - Bottom: Gingerroot, Coriander, Amber, Cassia
Cold Sniff: Very light, and I can barely smell anything. Maybe a sweet candy-like apricot? Too light to tell. I should have known since it's part of the old Rio de Janeiro line which was weak.
Melted: Sweet fruit candy with an apricot note.
Throw: Very light

Notes: Sip on Brazil's most popular cocktail with notes of sugar cane rum, honey, and lime. Top: Tangy Lemon, Bergamot - Middle: Cardamom, Currant, Orange Blossom - Bottom: Vanilla Bourbon, Musk
Cold Sniff: Also part of the Rio de Janeiro line and it's also quite weak; I can only smell a smidgeon of lime.
Melted: Throw is better than I thought it would be judging from the weak scent on cold sniff. It smells like some kind of lime industrial cleaner with a citronella note. It doesn't smell like a lime beverage at all. And after a few hours it turned into a sour lime scent. Not awful, but not great. I think mixing it with something sweet like vanilla would help.
Throw: Good

Fresh Aloe
Notes: A fresh fusion of Polynesian palm leaves, rainforest bamboo, and sparkling citrus. Top: Soft Bergamot, Lemon Slice - Middle: Neroli Blossom, Water Lily, Marine Accord - Bottom: Fijian Palm Leaf, Polynesian Hibiscus, Sea Grass
Cold Sniff: Authentic green scent that smells a lot like cucumbers.
Melted: It just smells like raw cucumbers. Too bland, would probably smell better mixed with something savory, lemon, floral, laundry, or a fresh air or water scent.
Throw: Good

Cedar Mint
Notes: Rejuvenate with notes of eucalyptus leaf and garden herbs flowing over blue jasmine, amber crystals, and soothing sandalwood. Top : Eucalyptus Leaf, Mediterranean Bergamot, Garden Mint - Middle : Geranium, Blue Jasmine, Dew-Kissed Hyacinth - Bottom : Crystalized Amber, White Sandalwood, Sheer Musk
Fresh laundry type scent with a hint of mint, very similar to ScentSationals Zen.
Throw: Fair

Sweet Iced Tea
Notes: Nothing refreshes on a warm sunny day like a tall glass of iced black tea with a touch of sparkling citrus, sweetened with honey. Top: Sparkling Grapefruit, Lemon Zest - Medium: Peach Nectar, Crushed Rose Petals - Bottom: Honey Drizzle, Black Tea Leaves
THE most authentic iced tea scent I think I've ever smelled in a wax. If I close my eyes, I really think I'm smelling slightly sweetened iced tea with just a smidgeon of lemon. This one lasted all day!
Throw: Excellent

Coconut Rain
Notes: A creamy coconut blended with sweet pineapple, citrus, and vanilla. Top : Creamy Coconut, Pineapple - Middle : Dewy Greens, Citrus - Bottom : Musk, Sweet Vanilla
This was a sample car scent, which I assume smells the same as their wax melts. I expected this to be a fresh watery scent with coconut. But instead, it's a bold pineapple mixed with coconut. It's definitely a tropical drink type scent and not a fresh watery scent at all. I don't smell dewy greens, citrus, musk, or vanilla. I don't like pineapple scents, but if you do, you'll probably love this one.

Morning Dew
Notes: A refreshing blend of sparkling white peach, dew-kissed petals, and blonde woods accented by clean ivory musk. Top : Sliced Strawberry, White Peach, Citrus Cocktail, Honeycrisp Apple - Middle : Morning Dew, Blooming Jasmine, Sheer Muguet - Bottom : Madagascar Vanilla, Patchouli, Blonde Woods, Ivory Musk
This is another sample car scent. This one smells almost exactly like Angel perfume, an expensive perfume with a warm ambery note and some "foody" notes in the background. I don't smell any of the notes shown though, no peach, strawberry, citrus, or apple. Maybe patchouli, floral, and vanilla.