Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Goose Creek Candle Scented Wax Melts Review

Goose Creek Candle Scented Wax Melts Review - April 2016

Goose Creek Candle Scented Wax Melts
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This is the complete review for the "first look" review I did a few weeks ago:

And take a look at the Goose Creek Candles Scented Wax Melts review I did for 20 different scents a few weeks ago:

Once again I took advantage of their sale (which seems to occur every few weeks), which is 20 wax melts for the price of 10, bringing the price of each wax melt down from their regular price of $4 each to a much more affordable $2 each (same as Walmart wax)

I like Goose Creek wax melts. I wish the wax were not so soft and messy (similar to Colonial Candles wax melts). And the round clamshells make the soft, messy wax difficult to get out of the package. Other than that, I'm very happy with my order. You always get a couple of duds with every order from every company, so I always expect that.

For the throw, instead of assigning a number score like I usually do (1 out of 5, 2 out of 5, etc.), I'm just going to say it's weak or fair or good or excellent, etc. Numbers mean different things to different people, so using words to describe the throw might be better.

Red Velvet Cupcake
"This bakery favorite opens with fresh frosting, orange zest, and dark berries. Sweet chocolate and cake batter combine with rich vanilla and brown sugar for a scrumptious, signature finish.
A pleasant cupcake type scent with chocolate notes and maybe a smidgeon of coconut. The chocolate is not a rich dark or overwhelming chocolate, but more of a light milk chocolate. There's also a very slight floral or perfumey quality. Looking at the scent notes, I guess I detect a smidgeon of berries and maybe that's the floral I think I smell. I don't smell orange at all, and I'm surprised there's no coconut.
Throw: Good

Black Amber Plum
"Sweet plums with a sparkle of mandarin leads into the floralcy of jasmine. A warm background of exotic black amber, vetiver, patchouli and musk create an elegant ending."
I definitely smell plum, but it also smells a little like some kind of dark fruity cough syrup, but in a good way. It has a "fig" note which makes it smell "classy". It might also have a very slight bakery note that makes it smell a little like some kind of thick dark fruity filling in a cake. It's a nice, rich plum scent. The scent started dissipating within 2 hours though.
Throw: Good

Golden Peach Vanilla
"Bright, fruity accords of sliced peaches, orange and lemon zest are blended with cinnamon and brown sugar for a rich and luscious experience. Highlights of buttery cake crumbs and vanilla extract emphasize this incredible flavor. "
On cold sniff, this is amazing, a super rich sweet vanilla pastry scent with a very slight rich raspberry note, and just a smidgeon of peach. Looking at the scent notes, I'm surprised there's no raspberry in there. I don't smell orange or lemon though. I really wanted this one to throw well, but disappointingly it didn't. In fact, while melting if I stick my nose really close the warmer, it has a little bit of a burnt chemical smell, and that's only after about a half hour. It smells so good on cold sniff though that I'm tempted to keep it just to open up the package and sniff it every now and then!
Throw: None

Blueberry Limeade
"Delight in this refreshing blend with notes of sweet lime, lemon, blueberry and strawberry. White sugar and vanilla sweeten this thirst quenching aroma."
This smells like a lime based alcoholic beverage, but I also smell the tart fruitiness of the blueberry. Sadly, the scent dissipated within only 2 hours.
Throw: Fair

Soothing Coconut
"The milky sweet aroma of an island true coconut. Bust it open and have a soothing sip. Orange, pineapple, coconut, musk, and vanilla. "
This is not a "fake" tropical coconut scent, but more of a light coconut with vanilla and a nutty note. Very nice. Looking at the scent notes, yes I think I do smell a slight pineapple note, but I don't smell orange or musk. Melted, this is a fantastic sweet coconut with a vanilla note and a smidgeon of pineapple.
Throw: Excellent

Clementine & Mango
"Bright and juicy notes of clementine, mango nectar, and pink grapefruit are accented by a heart of jasmine and succulent pineapple. This fun and fruity fragrance is finished with notes of warm amber, creamy sandalwood, and musk."
I can't figure out the notes in this one. I guess I smell mango and maybe a slight tangerine note, which may be the clementine. Looking at the scent notes, OK I do smell a pinch of pineapple and grapefruit. It smells sweet and juicy. Nice scent, but very similar to a lot of other scents.
Throw: Fair

Sunset Sparkle
"Enjoy the sparkle of a tropical sunset. Top notes of sweet berry and mandarin. The middle blends jasmine, and honeysuckle. The bottom combines amber, vanilla and a light essence of sandalwood. "
This smells a lot like ScentSationals Love Letters, but with a slight tropical fruit note. It smells like cashmere/amber with a hint of almond and a smidgeon of tropical fruit.
Throw: Weak

Tahitian Citrus
"Indulge in this mouth watering fruit medley as fresh lime zest, lemon sugar and sparkling grapefruit are touched with accents of whipped meringue, vanilla bean, sugar cane and Tahitian musk. "
This smells like rich salty lemon with maybe a hint of orange, but not like a drink, or even really bakery. There's also a touch of something savory in the background (which might be the grapefruit). It's really yummy, and it lasted all day. It smells a lot like Golden Peach Vanilla.
Throw: Excellent

A Christmas Story
"This is a cool balsam scent with notes of pine, orange blossom, and caramel musk. "
On cold sniff, it smells like neroli or some kind of orange blossom type of perfume, with pine and maybe a hint of eucalyptus, although it's not minty at all. It also has a musty note, but not in a bad way. It's a very nice, unique scent. Looking at the scent notes, they're right on! Melted, I only smell the musty pine and none of the orange blossom or caramel, but it's a unique pine, more like a spruce (not as savory as pine), similar to Colonial Candles Blue Spruce. Very nice, and it lasted all day.
Throw: Excellent

Autumn Romance
"Love is in the air with notes of warm amber crystals, brushed suede, creamy sandalwood, sensual amber, and sugared musk. "
On cold sniff, it smells like a sweet cashmere/amber type perfume with a smidgeon of apple notes and possibly a barely detectable smidgeon of patchouli. Melted, I don't smell any fruit or apple, just a beautiful rich, warm, soft cashmere amber scent, similar to Better Homes & Gardens Soft Cashmere Amber, but richer.
Throw: Excellent

Vanilla Pumpkin Waffle
"This decadent scent infuses delicious accords of pumpkin, butter and apple with a blend of pecans, maple and cinnamon. Vanilla, sugar, tonka and musk add depth for a mouthwatering experience. "
This is a super yummy scent that smells, well just like vanilla waffles. I don't smell pumpkin (not sure what that smells like anyway) or any type of fall spices, which is good. And there's no maple. It smells just like warm thick doughy waffles with butter and a little bit of powdered sugar (although it's not really a sweet scent), and possibly a couple of nuts since it has a slightly nutty note. Actually it kind of smells like funnel cake. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell apple, maple, or cinnamon at all.
Throw: Excellent

Summer Sherbet
"Summer Sherbet is a rainbow of flavors. With orange, lemon, lime, peach and raspberry. "
This smells like berry flavored Kool-Aid. I smell a "Tang" powdered orange type scent, and maybe also lemon and some kind of red berry. Melted, it has a bit of a fake citrus cleaner note, not a kitchen lemon but maybe some kind of floor cleaner with a hint of lime. It's a nice refreshing scent but not my favorite. Throw wasn't great either, and the scent was gone within 3 hours.
Throw: Fair

Sipping Tea
"This delightfully refreshing fragrance blends tea leaves with bursts of chilled lemonade and lime juice while accords of pear nectar, crystallized sugar, mimosa and musk adds a soothing sensation. "
This smells like salty lemon sugar with a note of black tea. It's like sweetened iced tea with lemon. The tea notes are light, and it's not a chai tea. Very nice scent. Looking at the scent notes, I don't detect mimosa (floral?) or musk, but there is a slight warmth in the background that may be the musk. When melted, I smell more of the tea.
Throw: Excellent

Toasty Hot Toddy
"The scent of toasty hot toddy is a delicious maple treat. It is concocted with the sweet notes of buttery toasted pecans, dark rum, and cinnamon sticks. "
This smells like rich cinnamon french toast with butter, maple syrup, and nuts. It's a yummy fall scent. Looking at the scent notes, they're right on. Although this is definitely a bakery scent rather than a beverage.
Throw: Excellent

Pineapple Sea Spray
"This unique blend combines fresh ocean water with freshly cut pineapple. Enjoy top notes of bergamot, pineapple and fresh watery ozone. The middle combines pink peppercorn, white peach and light jasmine. The bottom contains blonde woods, skin musk and a light dose of vanilla. "
Even if you're not a fan of pineapple scents (like me), you might still like this one because the pineapple note is more in the background. This smells like a fresh clean body wash with a salty ocean note and just a bit of pineapple in the background to give it a slightly tropical vibe. Nice and summery! Looking at the notes, I think I do detect a smidgeon of peach and floral. This one lasted for 24 hours!
Throw: Excellent

Black Leather
"Top notes of leather and bergamot. Suede, cardamom and moss enrich the heart leading into warming base notes of amber, musk, cedar and sandalwood. "
I'm so glad I took a chance on this one, as I was afraid it would just smell like leather. But it's so much more. It smells like leather, tobacco, clove, and smoky wood. A nice warm, masculine scent. The tobacco is not a sweet pipe tobacco, but more of a cigarette tobacco, but not in a bad way. This is not a sweet scent, nor is it a cologne, scent, but there is a slight cologne note that gives it a hint of sweetness. The smokiness is almost like a liquid smoke scent, but it's not overwhelming at all. Looking at the scent notes, it's probably the musk that gives it that cologney note. Actually, now that it's going strong in the room, that smoky note is more of a cigar or ashtray scent, which sounds bad, but there are so many other notes in this scent that blend into it to make it smell really good. As much as I like this scent, I'm not sure if I want my whole house to smell like this.
Throw: Very Good

"A tart, bright blend of fresh berries and lemon, sweetened with raw sugar and vanilla. Enjoy fresh blackberries, lemon, raspberry, cranberry wine, raw sugar crystals and vanilla. "
I do smell the tartness of the cranberry, but it's not an authentic cranberry scent. It's more like a cranberry punch, and I think there's some other kind of fruit in there. Looking at the scent notes, I don't detect lemon, but I think I detect blackberries and maybe also the raspberries. And I see cranberry wine, which explains the hint of that sour fermentation note that I smell on cold sniff (but not enough to be annoying), but thankfully I don't smell when melting. When melted, I just smell cranberry punch.
Throw: Excellent

Confetti Cake
"This flavorsome fragrance opens with a fruity blend of red berry, orange, mandarin and peach leading to a sweet, silky mix of whipped butter, vanilla and sugar for the ultimate delight. "
I smell sugary lemon and maybe also an orange note and possibly a touch of red berry, but also a smidgeon of a vanilla cupcake note. Looking at the scent notes, I'm really surprised I don't see lemon. This is a yummy "Fruit Loops" type scent, and it smells a lot like Golden Peach Vanilla and also Tahitian Citrus.
Throw: Very Good

Pumpkin Caramel Swirl
"A warm and scrumptious creamy caramel treat with notes of sweet orange pumpkin, pumpkin puree, buttery vanilla and brown sugar. "
This is a yummy milky caramel with a rich buttery brown sugar note and what might be a smidgeon of coffee but is probably actually the pumpkin. On cold sniff I don't smell any cinnamon, but when melted I do, even though it's not in the scent notes. This is a very sweet caramel, not a salted caramel, although it does have a little bit of salt. It smells fantastic.
Throw: Very Good

Georgia Peach
"Enjoy juicy pink grapefruit, orange slices, mango, sweet coconut and woods."
This smells just like a juicy peach! It doesn't have that fake peach note that a lot of peach scents have, the kind that smells like cheap peach scented air freshener. This smells like the real fruit, but there's something else in there too that I can't figure out, that gives it a slight banana note. The closest peach scent I can compare this to is Mainstays Peach & Mango, as they both smell authentic. The Mainstays has that slight mango note that gives it a tropical vibe, and it's not as sweet, but it does smell more "natural". Whereas the Goose Creek is sweeter and "juicier", like peach nectar. OK, looking at the scent notes, I think the banana is really the mango and coconut, and now that I know coconut is in there, I do detect it. I don't smell orange though.
Throw:  Very Good

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