This is a review of AmbiEscents Christmas 2018 wax melts from Bed Bath & Beyond. Although they are all very nice scents, unfortunately only one scent is brand new and the rest have returned from previous years.
Candy Cane Crush
Cool peppermint, pure sugarcane and a touch of vanilla
A perfect candy cane scent, strong nasal clearing peppermint with a sweet slightly creamy vanilla note. This is also available in the Oak & Rye brand for Kroger stores.
Cran Apple Cider
Fresh apples and ripe cranberries
This scent has been around for years, and it might be my #1 favorite scent ever. I have about a dozen clamshells of this scent. It's the same scent as ScentSationals Apple Berry Crumble from 2015-2016. It's a super sweet rich apple with a berry note (strawberry rhubarb perhaps) and a smidgen of tangy cranberry, and possibly a hint of molasses and even a barely detectable smidgen of cloves. Fantastic rich, sweet, succulent scent! This is not a fall apple scent; it's too sweet, rich and warm. I also reviewed this scent in October 2015.
This scent came out in October 2015 and has come back every year. It's pine with eucalyptus and maybe something a tiny bit savory like rosemary. But it also has a little bit of sweetness that I think is vanilla. I also reviewed this scent in October 2015.
A winter blend of aromatic wild green bay leaf, spicy cinnamon and clove over a tobacco leaf and ebony wood undertone
This is the only brand new scent. On cold sniff this smells like Ginger Ale! It's a soft powdery cinnamon with a hint of what seems to be sweet lime. There might be a smidgen of tobacco in the background. But when melted, that lime note disappears and it smells like cinnamon with a tobacco and woodsy note, although I still detect a smidgen of that Ginger Ale note. It's nice and different.
Santa's Sugar Cookies
A rich, warm, sweet vanilla that smells like buttercream rather than cookies. It's not an authentic scent, but that's okay because it smells great. This scent has been around for years.
Snowball Donut Holes
Cinnamon with vanilla and powdered sugar
This scent came out in October 2016 and again in October 2017. It smells just like a donut! It's got that sweet doughy scent with a cinnamon note. It's not the same scent as ScentSationals Cider House Donuts though, since I don't smell any apple in this one. This was on sale for $.89, so I suspect it's from last year's inventory.
A strong biting pine scent that might have a smidgen of citrus in the background that gives it a tiny bit of a Pine Sol note. This one has been around for many years, at least since 2013 or 2014, and is sometimes also available in the ScentSationals brand at other stores.