Thursday, December 8, 2016

Walmart Scented Wax Melts Fall 2016 - ScentSationals and Better Homes & Gardens - Part 2

Walmart Scented Wax Melts Fall 2016 - ScentSationals and Better Homes & Gardens - Part 2

ScentSationals and Better Home & Gardens Wax Melts - Fall 2016
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This is a review of more Walmart Scented Wax Melts for Fall 2016 (ScentSationals and Better Homes & Gardens) that I did not review the first time.

Please also see Part 1 of this review at

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Better Home & Gardens Apple Brandy Cider
I smell sweet warm apple with cinnamon, but not an apple pie type scent, more like maybe cinnamon flavored apple juice or warm apple cider. There's a little bit of an earthy note in the background that makes this smell like cider, but not that intense mulling spices scent. It almost has a bit of a pear note as well. It smells really good. Unfortunately, throw was not great, maybe a 2.5 or possibly 3 out of 5.

ScentSationals Baked Orchard Apple
This smells like sweet caramel apple with a buttery bakery note, a very nice scent. It's different from ScentSationals Warm Apple Pie scent, which is more apple-y with more spices and slightly less sweet. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

ScentSationals Caramel Pumpkin Seeds
ScentSationals description: "Roasted pumpkin seeds envelope sweet nuances of brown sugar, caramel corn and sweet nutmeg in this delightful fragrance while warming accords of cinnamon, vanilla, musk and sandalwood emphasize the incredible flavor."
Super rich caramel scent. It's almost nauseatingly rich and sweet, so it's better suited for a large room. I think this is the same as AmbiEscents Thankful Harvest scent, or very similar. Throw is excellent, at least 4 out of 5, or more.

ScentSationals Cider House Donuts
This one is very popular! I can smell the donut dough with a bit of a sweet apple cider note, a pinch of cinnamon, and powdered sugar. It's a very nice scent. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

ScentSationals Pumpkin Marshmallow Cream
Walmart description: "Cinnamon and clove, and spiced pumpkin stirred with the creamy, vanilla sweetness of puffy, toasted marshmallow fluff"
This one is a little similar to Warm Pumpkin Cookies but without that "perfumey" note. This smells like a vanilla cookie with pumpkin spices in the background and a slight bready note. It's a nice scent, but it smells like so many other fall bakery scents. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Better Homes & Gardens Salted Caramel Pumpkin
This one smells a lot like ScentSationals Caramel Pumpkin Seeds although I think it's a bit more salty and not so nauseatingly sweet. Throw is excellent, around a 4 out of 5.

Better Homes & Gardens Simmering Apple Cider
Walmart description: "The scent of juicy wedges of Golden Delicious apple and zesty orange swirl with spicy cinnamon highlights, crushed clove and appealing hints of gingered nutmeg."
This scent has been around for years, so I don't know why it's labeled "Limited Edition". I never bought it before because it smells like fake apple with a chemical note. But sometimes scents smell better when melted, so I decided to give it a try. I'm not a fan. It still smells like fake apple with a waxy note. Throw is good, around a 3 out of 5.

Better Homes & Gardens Sweet Candied Apples
Walmart description: "This has sweet fuji apple, red delicious and autumn Braeburns that shine with a hint of sweet Bosc pear and a dusting of crystalline white sugar."
Sweet fake apple scent with a candy note, like an apple flavored hard candy. When melted, I think there's a smidgeon of a bakery note and possibly cinnamon although barely noticeable. It's actually a nice scent when melted, and throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Better Homes & Gardens Warm Pumpkin Cookies
Walmart description: "This has homemade cinnamon and pumpkin butter cookies stirred with vanilla bean praline and sprinkled with brown sugar granules."
This smells like warm sweet vanilla cookies, but there's another note in there that I can't figure out which may be the pumpkin, although it doesn't smell like pumpkin. It's a smidgeon of some kind of spice that almost gives this a perfumey note. It's a nice scent, but kind of "meh" for me. I've smelled it before, so it's a dupe of an older ScentSationals or Better Homes & Gardens scent. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5. But scent started dissipating within 2 hours or so.

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