Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Crafters & Co. (Hallmark Gold Crown) Wax Melts Reviews - January 2018

Crafters & Co. (Hallmark Gold Crown) Wax Melts Reviews - January 2018

Crafters & Co. (Hallmark Gold Crown) Wax Melts
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Crafters & Co. wax melts are made for Hallmark Gold Crown stores for $3.95 each. They are made by Empire Brands Co., the same company that makes Tuscany Candle melts and Sonoma melts for Kohl's.

You can find these at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, or you can order them from the Hallmark website at

I reviewed 4 other Crafters & Co. scents (White Tea Ginger, Wild Sunflowers, Seaglass Orchid, Lime & Basil) on 1/1/16 at

Cashmere & Pearls

Notes: Sparkling citrus and rose wrapped in ribbons of vanilla

I smell the warm cashmere (a rich ambery scent with a hint of a laundry note) and maybe a hint of vanilla. It's sweet but not overly sweet, a nice subtle scent for the bedroom. When melted, there's a hint of a creamy fruity note. Looking at the scent notes, the fruit note is probably the citrus (although it's not a citrusy scent), and I don't smell rose per se although there is a little bit of a floral note.

Throw: Mild, 3 out of 5

Dragon Fruit

Notes: Sweet blend of exotic fruit scents

A very nice slightly raspberryish and very slight tropical type fruit scent with a little tartness, but also a sweet rich note with a hint of warmth from a smidgen of amber or cashmere that gives this a very slight perfumey note. It smells similar to Tuscany Candle's Berry Bliss, but with the addition of a slightly more tart, fruitier note.

Throw: Strong, 4 out of 5

Linen Breeze

Notes: Citrus, floral and smooth sandalwood

This scent has a hint of a laundry note, but it's not really a laundry scent. I can't figure out the notes. Laundry and a little bit of floral and vanilla and a hint of light wood and perhaps a smidgen of barely detectable orange. Looking at the scent notes, they're spot on, although I do smell vanilla too. It's a sweet scent, but not overly sweet, and it smells nice. Melted, though, it took on a weird chemical note, and then I realized that I've smelled this scent before but I don't remember where. I still like it though.

Throw: Strong, 3.5 to 4 out of 5

Refreshing Sage

Notes: Earthy sage with sun-ripened lemon and a touch of sweet balsam

This smells like really old perfume. I happen to kind of like that scent, although this is a little harsh. It's sweet with a little bitterness and an old soap note, and maybe a peppery and herbal note too. It doesn't actually smell like sage, which is a very savory herb without any sweetness, like oregano. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell lemon, but I think I do smell a hint of the balsam, which does sometimes have a soapy note, although there's no pine notes in this scent at all.

Throw: Faint, 2 to 2.5 out of 5

Sea Salt Blossom

Notes: Like a fresh sea breeze, these scented wax melts will invigorate a room's ambience.

A fresh, slightly salty water scent with a peppery note and just a hint of a sweet floral. I have lots of other scents that fit this description, but this one is different and I really like it.

Throw: Strong, 3.5 out of 5

Seaglass Orchid

Notes: Sea water, fresh air and citrus

I reviewed this on January 1, 2016 at I could barely smell it when melted, but I decided to try it again because it smells fantastic. It's a sweet fresh watery scent with a slight floral note and maybe a hint of vanilla and amber. I think I also detect a smidgen of fruitiness, maybe apple?

Throw: Faint, 2 to 2.5 out of 5

Tranquil Waters

Notes: Refreshing ocean breeze and flowering garden

A watery floral scent with a cologne note, and a little bit of a peppery note and perhaps a smidgen of lemon. It's nice and unique, although I do have several scents that are similar.

Throw: Strong, 3.5 to 4 out of 5

Warm Vanilla

Notes:  The unmistakable scent of vanilla

Fantastic rich milky vanilla scent. It has a smidgen of a bakery note, so it smells a little bit like a vanilla cookie. It does have a little bit of warmth and I think that might be from a barely detectable hint of amber or cashmere which gives it a very slightly perfumey note.

Throw: Faint, 2 to 2.5 out of 5

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