Thursday, January 12, 2017

Aldi Huntington Home Scented Wax Melts Review - January 2017

Aldi Huntington Home Scented Wax Melts Review - January 2017

Aldi Huntington Home Scented Wax Melts
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Aldi comes out with 4 different wax scents 3 times a year: February (spring scents), April (summer scents), and September (fall scents). They only have candles in the winter, no wax melts. This year, they've come out with 4 new scents in the first week of January, which is unusual. I'm not sure if these are supposed to be their spring scents, or if they will come out with different spring scents in mid-February as usual.

The Aldi wax melts are $1.69 each (regular price), which is even cheaper than the $2 wax at Walmart. They are manufactured by Hanna's Candles, the company that makes Ashland melts for Michael's (the tall rectangular packaging, not the older smaller packaging with the creamy wax), and the old Mainstays triple melts for Walmart (which were discontinued about 2 years ago), so in general the Aldi wax is very good quality.

This time the wax has a slightly softer and greasier surface than the usual Hanna's/Aldi wax. Companies sometimes do this to create a quicker wax pool. It's still a hard wax though, not soft and messy like Goose Creek and Colonial Candle wax melts.

Here are the 4 scents:

Vanilla Suede
Based on the name I expected a warm ambery vanilla, but no, this smells like a super sweet rich chocolate chip cookie, and it's fantastic! Melted, however, it has kind of a pancake note, like maybe chocolate chip pancakes. Throw is very good, around a 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

Salted Caramel
This is not a salted caramel scent; it's pear with a slight caramel note. Still a very nice scent, but most likely an older scent repackaged with a new name. It smells better melted than on cold sniff, and the caramel note really comes out. This scent should be called "Caramelized Pears", since pear is the main note. I love this one, and throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.

Tranquil Sky
This is a nice tropical scent with a hint of sweet fruit and a candy note, like a sweet tropical flavored candy. Throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.

Tuscan Vineyard
This smells like grape juice or cheap wine, but it also has a waxy chemical note, so it's my least favorite. When melted, that bad plastic chemical note really comes out and smells like vinyl, like something burning that shouldn't be burning. I had to remove it from the warmer as my roommate said it smelled like electrical wires burning. Throw was good, around 3 out of 5.

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