Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Big Lots Living Colors Scented Wax Melts Review – Summer 2017

Big Lots Living Colors Scented Wax Melts Review – Summer 2017

Big Lots Living Colors Scented Wax Melts – Summer 2017
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This is a review of Living Colors scented wax melts from Big Lots (new Summer 2017 scents that came out at the end of April). Living Colors wax melts are made by MVP Group International, the same company that makes Mainstays (for Walmart), Colonial Candles, Burt's Bees, and K-Mart & Sears wax. 

These melts often have very weak throw, and I was pleasantly surprised with the scents that came out in early spring 2017, because most of them threw quite well and smelled great. But these new summer (late spring?) 2017 scents in general didn't throw well.

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Blueberry Swirl
This smells like a blueberry muffin. It's a fake blueberry scent, not authentic, but it's still a very nice scent. Throw was excellent, 4 out of 5, but scent started dissipating in under an hour. 

Coconut Pineapple
This smells like the name, a combination of coconut and pineapple. It's very sweet, like a tropical drink. Throw was good, around a 3 out of 5.

Coral Sunset
I didn't buy this one as it was not available when I bought the others. But I went back later and found it but still didn't buy it as I didn't care for the scent. It smells like a sweet pineapple mixed with some other fruit and maybe a little bit of coconut, although there might not actually be a coconut note. It's not the same as the Coconut Pineapple scent, which is mostly coconut with some pineapple. It's very strong on cold sniff, so I assume the throw would be very good to excellent.

Lemongrass Verbena
This is the same as their very popular Lemon Bars scent from two years ago I think (Lime Mojito from May 2016 was also a dupe of Lemon Bars).  It smells like straight slightly sweet "true" lemon with a little bit of salt. It's not a kitchen lemon or a bakery lemon or a lemon alcoholic drink. It's probably one of the best lemon scents I've ever smelled, and throw is excellent.

Ocean Driftwood
This one is weak on cold sniff. It's a nice soapy scent with a sweet honeysuckle note I think, and something else I can't put my finger on, which might be the driftwood. Barely any throw when melted, maybe 1 out of 5, if that.

Sand Dunes
This smells like coconut with a slightly sour driftwood scent in the background, like a salty beach. Throw was not good, around a 2 out of 5, so might only work well in a very small room.

Sea Blossoms
A lovely bright fruity floral. Melted, it's more of a bright fresh floral and I don't smell any fruit. Throw was very good, around a 3.5 out of 5.

Strawberry Smoothie
This one is weak on cold sniff and smells like a very fake strawberry with a slightly sour or chemical note, and not even so much strawberry as some generic fruit I can't figure out, maybe something tropical? Throw was poor, maybe a 2 out of 5, if that. 

Sun Splash
I can't figure out this scent. On cold sniff at first I thought it smelled waxy, but it's more of a fresh slightly salty soapy scent, like a bubble bath. It's nice and unique.  Throw was not good, maybe a 2 out of 5, so might do well in a tiny bathroom.

Tropical Zest
A slightly sour tropical fruit scent, similar to a lot of sour tropical fruit scents out there. Throw was excellent, 4 out of 5.

Vanilla Nectarine
This smells like a very sweet marshmallow scent. I don't smell any nectarine. It's probably a dupe for a marshmallow scent they may have had at one time.  Throw was fair to good, around a 2.5 or 3 out of 5.

Watermelon Slice
This is a very sweet candy scent with a hint of watermelon, like watermelon flavored candy or even watermelon scented body lotion. There may also be a smidgeon of a sweet floral. I'm not a fan of watermelon scents, but because the watermelon note in this one is so subtle it's very nice. I don't know if this is the same scent as the "Watermelon" scent that came out in April 2016, which was also a "nice fake watermelon candy type scent". Throw was fair to good, 2.5 or 3 out of 5.

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