This is a sweet, very fruity scent with a slightly bitter, fermented, vinegary note that candles and wax melts with alcohol type notes sometimes have; it smells more like wine than cranberry. No spice notes (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.) at all. Thankfully, the fruity note is so fruity that it tempers a lot of that vinegary note so it's more subtle. It smells a lot like ScentSationals Frosted Cranberry
(which I believe is also a dupe of the old Better Homes & Gardens Iced Winter Cranberry
), but that scent has a much stronger vinegary wine note than this one, so I like this scent much, much more.
Because both Aldi and Threshold wax melts are made by Hanna's Candle, I assumed that their new cranberry scents, this Holiday Cranberry scent and Threshold Sugared Cranberries
from Target, would be dupes of each other. But they're not. That scent has a bit of tartness, but not the vinegary/wine type tartness that this scent has, but it's also not as fruity and smells more like it has pomegranate in it. And although I really like both scents, I like this scent much more because the Threshold scent is more artificial, with a bit of a chemical note. I really like this festive, fruity scent! It's great on its own, but I'll probably mix it with a sweet vanilla scent because it's just a tad too tart for me.