This is a review of the Fall 2018 AmbiEscents wax melts from Bed Bath & Beyond. Disappointly, they're pretty much all dupes of previous years' fall scents, and mostly just typical fall and pumpkiny scents.
Apple Cider Donut
An enticing autumnal blend of fresh fruit tones of juicy apple blend with rich spices and hints of vanilla, warm wood tones and creamy musk
This scent has returned from last year. It's not very strong on cold sniff. It's a bakery scent with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a smidgen of apple cider. It smells more like pumpkin pie than a cider donut.
Apple Pumpkin Cupcake
A delectable melody of ripe golden apple and spiced pumpkin notes blended with cinnamon and sweet hints of pure vanilla
This is the same scent as ScentSationals Pumpkin Apple Muffins from August 2016. Pretty much the same scent notes too (PAM notes are "Freshly baked, brown sugar muffins full with ripe golden apple, spiced pumpkin, fresh ground cinnamon and sweet hints of pure vanilla"). It's also very similar to (but not the same scent as) the Spiced Caramel Corn side of Better Homes & Gardens At The Fair duo from 2015.
This is a strong, fantastic scent. It's a super rich, salty, buttery caramel corn scent with a smidgen of cinnamon apple. It's not really pumpkiny. Since Pumpkin Apple Muffins is still available at Walmart for $2.00 (as of October 2018), if you like this scent it makes sense to buy it there (since AmbiEscents melts are $2.99).
This scent has been around for several years. This smells like pumpkin pie with ginger and extra cinnamon. It also has a slight bready note. It smells a little like gingerbread.
Spiced Pumpkin Swirl
This scent has returned from last year. It smells like sweet pumpkin pie with extra nutmeg and cinnamon.
An enticing autumnal blend of aromatic fir, warm balsam, and pure cedar wrapped with crisp green apple and aromatic leaves freshened with a touch of white orchard pear and harvest berry
This scent has returned from last year. It's the only scent in this collection that's not pumpkiny! It smells like old slightly sour apples that have fallen on the ground and mixed with brown leaves, so it's a common fall scent. But there's something else in this scent that makes it a little different. It's slightly sweeter than most old apple/fallen leaves scents, and there may be a hint of pine in the background. Looking at the notes, there's the fir and balsam, the apple, the leaves, and although I don't smell berry or pear, it's those notes that are probably giving this scent a little sweetness. I love this scent.
Vanilla Pumpkin Cream
A velvety melody of roasted pumpkins and spicy cinnamon blended with notes of grated nutmeg and crushed clove
On cold sniff this smells like pumpkin pie with a smidgen of buttercream and possibly caramel. Melted, however, it just smells like sweet, rich pumpkin pie.