Friday, January 27, 2017

Aromabeads Singles – Spring 2017 Scents from Hanna's Candles and Michael's

Aromabeads Singles – Spring 2017 Scents from Hanna's Candles and Michael's

Aromabeads Singles – Spring 2017 Scents from Hanna's Candles and Michael's
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Michael's Arts & Crafts store is now carrying Aromabeads Singles, as of January 2017 (new spring scents). Aromabeads Singles are made by Hanna's Candles, and Hanna's Candles also makes the Ashland brand wax melts for Michael's.

These scents are only available at Michael's. They're labeled $1.99, but they rang up as $1.19 regular price:

Cucumber Granita
On cold sniff this is an herbal lemongrass type scent. It has a bitter lemon rind note but I can also smell the green watery cucumber in the background. It's zesty and savory, but also fresh at the same time. When melted, however, I don't get the zesty lemony notes, only the bland cucumber and it smells a little like paint. I don't care for it. Throw is quite good though, around a 3 out of 5.

Blushed Peony
This smells like a mix of candy and floral, but it's not overly sweet like a Pink Sugar type scent. It's definitely a sweet feminine fragrance though, like a woman's shower gel. Throw is very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.

Ginger Zest
Wow, this is definitely ginger, no doubt about it! I think there's also a bit of a lemon note in the background which gives it the zest. It's a very authentic ginger scent, not sweet like ginger ale, but like the actual ginger root that you cook with, and the slight lemony note (which is not as strong melted as it is on cold sniff) gives it a little kick. This is a nice energetic scent! Throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.

Grapefruit Pomelo
On cold sniff I smell grapefruit, as well as a succulent peachy note which is probably supposed to be the pomelo (a pomelo smells like grapefruit but sweeter and without the bitterness). It's very refreshing! When melted, however, most of the scent was gone within 15 minutes, replaced by a burnt bitter chemical note. Throw was poor, maybe a 1 or 1.5 out of 5.

Lotus Blossom
This one smells more like a laundry scent than a true floral. I can't figure out the notes, but it seems like there's some kind of fruit in there. And it has a bitter metallic chemical note that I don't like. Throw was very good, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5, but I had to remove it from the warmer due to that awful bitter note.

This is a nice pleasant bathroom scent, fresh and watery with a hint of floral and laundry and maybe a smidgeon of baby powder. Smells like a fresh women's shower gel. Throw is excellent, around a 3.5 out of 5.

I did not get the Pink Sea Salt scent, as I bought this scent in the solid wax melt (which I will review separately). I also did not buy the Vanilla Cream scent, as it's a typical vanilla scent and probably the same as one of the vanilla scents from the Ashland Vanilla Trio wax melt (which I will review separately).

The following scents are NOT from Michael's, but they're newer scents from the Hanna's Candles website. I've reviewed all of their other Aromabeads Singles scents ( These can be ordered from the Hanna's Candle website, where they are $1.49 each:

Fresh Cotton Blossom
Notes: Fresh sparkling aldehydes, lemon water, and cool ozone with fresh laundry accord and muguet petals. Driftwood and blue musk add a comforting finish.
 Sweet clean floral fabric softener scent. Not a biting laundry detergent scent. This is similar to the Linen Basket scent, which is a light clean soapy floral with a laundry note. While Linen Basket had zero throw, Fresh Cotton Blossom has a very good throw, around a 3 or 3.5 out of 5.

Tropical Smoothie
Notes: Wweet mango and fresh papaya swirl with accents of peach and guava infused with sweet peach blossom, apricot flower, jasmine, and ylang ylang.
 This is the same scent as Mainstays Peach & Mango (from Walmart). I believe Hanna's Candles makes the Mainstays wax melts. It smells like an authentic juicy peach, with a hint of sweet guava. It's a fantastic scent, and if you've missed the Mainstays Peach & Mango because it's out of season, this is a perfect substitute. And like the Mainstays version, throw is excellent, 4 out of 5.

Pumpkin Brulee
Notes: Harvest pumpkin with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla
 A rich pumpkin pie scent with a buttery cinnamon note, like what a cinnamon bun would smell like if it had pumpkin pie filling and a rich buttery pie crust. This one is a scent monster that took over the entire house, 5 out of 5 throw.

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