Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sonoma Scented Wax Melts Reviews from Kohl's - Fall 2017

Sonoma Scented Wax Melts Reviews from Kohl's - Fall 2017

Sonoma Scented Wax Melts from Kohl's - Fall 2017
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Brown Sugar Peaches

Notes: Peaches, salted caramel, brown sugar and vanilla

This scent came out last year and I didn't buy it because it smells weird to me on cold sniff. And it still does. I don't smell peaches or brown sugar. It's a salty savory scent with just a hint of sweetness. My roommate says it smells like roasted chicken, and I agree! I don't like this one.

Throw: Poor, 2 out of 5


Cherry Blossom

Notes: Cherry blossom, jasmine and vanilla

This is a true cherry blossom scent, sweeter than other similar scents, and with a slight warmth. It's a bit perfumey, like a luxurious women's body wash. Beautiful fragrance! I love cherry blossom scents, but no matter what company makes cherry blossom scented wax melts, the throw is usually not good.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5


Coconut Pumpkin

Notes: Cinnamon and spice dipped in a buttery blend of vanilla, coconut and cardamom.

This smells like vanilla buttercream marshmallow scent with just a smidgeon of pumpkin spice. I don't detect coconut, and it's not a pumpkin scent either. It's a different scent from White Pumpkin Marshmallow; this scent actually smells more marshmallowy than White Pumpkin Marshmallow, and it's sweeter and less pumpkiny. I like this scent better.

Throw: Very Good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5


Cozy Mountain Retreat

Notes: Creamy sandalwood and fresh bergamot

I can't figure out the notes in this one. It's kind of a fresh body wash scent with a warm ambery note and maybe a barely detectable smidgen of pine. It's very nice.

Throw: Good, 3 out of 5


Eucalyptus & Mint Leaf

Notes: Eucalyptus, mint leaf and bergamot

This smells a lot like ScentSationals Zen, but a little less sweet and slightly more eucalyptus. It's a nice relaxing spa scent with a fresh herbal note and a smidgeon of mint, but not "toothpaste" or peppermint, more like fresh mint.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5


Farmstand Berries

Notes: Blueberries, geraniums and oranges topped with vanilla and sandalwood.

Despite the name, this is not a fruity scent. It's more of a sweet perfumey scent with a warm blackberry type note, similar to Scentsy Luna or ScentSationals Blackberry Cider or Goose Creek Blackberry Parfait. Fantastic scent!

Throw: Not Good, 2 out of 5


Fireside Memories

Notes: Pumpkin, caramel, vanilla, tobacco and smoked woods

This smells like marshmallow with a hint of caramel I think, and just a smidgen of barely noticeable smokiness. Very nice!

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5


Lakeside Campfire

Note: A warm blend of mulled apples, smoky cinnamon, clove, birchwood and campfire

An oceany scent that smells like a nice fresh shower gel. It's not very sweet, and actually has a very slight salty note, so it's a little different from other fresh watery scents. Refreshing! Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell apples, cinnamon, clove or smoky campfire notes at all. I think the scent notes on the Kohl's website are wrong.

Throw: Very Good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5


Lavender Blossom

Notes: Lavender, fir and dew-covered herbs

This is an authentic lavender scent. It has a slight medicinal quality, but it also has a hint of sweetness that helps to temper the medicinal quality. I thought I detected a little bit of eucalyptus, and now that I see the scent notes, it's probably the fir I'm smelling, although I don't specifically smell fir (pine).

Throw: Good, 3 out of 5


Mahogany & Cedar

Notes: Mahogany, spices and amber

A nice men's cologne scent with a soapy note and slight woodsy note (but not smoky) and a hint of warmth (amber?). It's not overly sweet or overly "cologney", so even if you don't like cologne scents, you might like this one.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5


Pumpkin Gingerbread

Notes: Gingerbread, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg

I added this review on 10/28/17. I didn't buy this scent initially because I thought it would be just another typical pumpkin scent, but it's not. It's primarily a gingerbread scent, with just a hint of nutmeg that gives it a pumpkiny note. It's very nice! I think it's an older scent that returned this year.

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the whole house!


Sandalwood Cotton

Notes: Sandalwood, white cotton and musk

A warm musky men's cologne scent with a hint of wood and a slightly musty note. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell the cotton and this is not a laundry type scent.

Throw: Fair, 2.5 or 3 out of 5


Soft Cotton

Notes: Cotton blossom, linen and sweet musk

A laundry scent but a bit more perfumey than laundry, although not overly sweet. A bit different from other laundry scents in that it has a bit of a musk note. It's not a harsh laundry detergent scent.

Throw: Good, 3 out of 5


Sugared Vanilla

Notes: Creamy vanilla, sweet sugar and nutmeg

This is just vanilla. It's a nice sweet milky vanilla, not a bakery scent (no cookie or cupcake notes). I don't detect nutmeg at all.

Throw: None, 0 out of 5, and couldn't even smell it from a few inches away while melting.


Thankful Harvest

Notes: Green apple, white cedar, pine and ambered thyme.

This is a nice slightly sour apple scent with maybe a smidgen of wood, not too sour, and with a little sweetness. It's a nice fall scent. Looking at the scent notes, yes, now I do smell pine.

Throw: Excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5


Toasted Marshmallow

Notes: Sweet vanilla marshmallows toasted over a crackling campfire

This is a milky marshmallow scent, sweet but not overly sweet. I guess it does have a bit of a "toasted" quality to it, like a little bit of smokiness. It's quite similar to Fireside Memories, but it's milky (Fireside Memories does not have a milky note) and not as sweet, and no caramely note.

Throw: Good, 3 out of 5


Tranquil Waters

Notes: Sparkling coastal waters, citrus and sea-salted woods

A fresh, crisp men's body wash scent with a hint of floral. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell citrus per se, but maybe that's what's contributing to the crispness of this scent.

Throw: Very Good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5


Vanilla Pumpkin Latte

Notes: Brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, clove and cinnamon

Fantastic super creamy coffee scent with a sweet vanilla note and a smidgeon of pumpkin spices and maybe a hint of caramel. It's definitely a coffee scent rather than a fall or pumpkin scent. It's very similar to their older "Pumpkin Latte" scent, but with a slightly creamier note. The notes on the Kohl's website don't show coffee at all, but this is absolutely a coffee scent!

Throw: Excellent, 5 out of 5, a scent monster that took over the whole house!


White Pumpkin Marshmallow

Notes: Pumpkin and vanilla marshmallows with a blend of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger

This smells just like the scent name... sweet marshmallow with pumpkin spices. Very nice!

Throw: Very Good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5


Woodland Berry

Notes: Pomegranate, plum wood, crushed leaves, red oak and vanilla

This is a fantastic woodsy piney scent with a little bit of a berry note, maybe cranberry. It's a bit tart and not very sweet. It's similar to last year's Winter Berry Spruce but not as tart and not as much spruce. Looking at the scent notes, the "berry" note I smell is actually pomegranate. I'm surprised I don't see pine in the notes, but I guess it's the wood notes I'm smelling rather than actual pine.

Throw: Very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5



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