AmbiEscents Wax Melt Reviews - December 2015

December 28, 2015

Read reviews of AmbiEscents Wax Melts from Bed Bath & Beyond (December 2015). Although these came out in December, they are not holiday scents. Most of these smell fantastic!

Antique Vanilla
I can't figure out the notes in this. I definitely smell vanilla, but there's something else very strong that smells like burnt sugar or burnt maple. It's like a really intense vanilla liquid with a chemical note, almost like almond extract with that slightly bitter quality. On cold sniff, it has a slight latex note. I've never smelled anything like this before. When melted, more of the sweet rich burnt sugar notes come out and it smells fantastic.
Throw:
4.00

Aspen Birch
This is the same scent as ScentSationals Smoked Birch from Meijer, and it's one of my favorite scents ever. It's an intense smoky scent, like liquid smoke, but a mesquite type smoky scent with almost a bacon note. Different from any other smoky scent out there.
Throw:
5.00

Brazilian Sunset
Scent description on package is "A bouquet of passion fruit, guava and fig". This is definitely a tropical scent with tart fruit and a very sour note (like satsuma), but in a good way. There's no coconut, and I don't think I smell pineapple either. I'm not a fan of tropical scents, but I love this one.
Throw:
4.00

Cottage Window
I love this scent! It's a soft jasmine/gardenia floral with a slight baby powder note, I believe. But I think I also smell a smidgen of vanilla that warms up the scent and keeps it from being "too" floral. This is the same scent as ScentSationals Cottage Window from Meijer. I loved the scent, but the throw was poor. I'm glad the AmbiEscents version has a better throw.
Throw:
3.00

Lemon Mint Blossom
This doesn't smell as refreshing as it sounds. I definitely smell the lemon first, but there's a strong sage type note that makes this smell more like a spa scent than a fresh summer scent. It's not a bakery or lemonade type lemon, nor is it a kitchen or clean lemon scent, since it's not very sweet. It's smells more like the rind of the lemon, with that very slight bitterness. Barely any throw though. This may be the same scent as ScentSationals Lemon Basil, which I no longer have; that one had no throw either.
Throw:
1.00

Oatmeal Cookies
This is the same scent as an older AmbiEscents scent called Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. It's a sweet bakery scent with an authentic raisin note and a hint of cinnamon. Smells like the real thing. Yummy!
Throw:
4.00

Orchid Dreams
Generic flowery baby powder. This smells like scented toilet paper, which sounds bad, but it's actually a lovely scent. Perfect for the bathroom or bedroom. The scent lasted about 2.5 hours.
Throw:
3.50

Passion Fruit Love
This smells almost exactly like Brazilian Sunset (above), although I think there's more tartness with a slight sour satsuma note (satsuma is a small orange with a very tart almost sour orange-like scent). It smells great. I think Brazilian Sunset is actually an older scent though, so it might indeed be the same scent.
Throw:
4.00

Pink Citrus
This is a fresh scent with a fake pink grapefruit note. Even though it's not an "authentic" grapefruit, it's not bad. Pink grapefruit is a little sweeter and not as "intense" as regular grapefruit. I have dish soap that smells like this.
Throw:
3.00

Pomegranate Mist
Scent description is "pomegranate fruit with a hint of mint". I smell fruit first, a slightly tart, slightly tropical fruit scent, with a slight eucalyptus note (which I guess is actually the mint). It doesn't seem like fruit and eucalyptus would work together, but it kind of does. It has a slight sinus clearing effect of the mint. The mint is more in the background so it's not overwhelming, and it's not spearmint or peppermint, but more of a non-sweet eucalyptus type mint. I'm not sure if I really like this one or not.
Throw:
3.50

Pomegranate Sangria
Slightly tangy waxy non-descript berry scent, not overly sweet, almost like there might be a hint of sage mixed in (although it doesn't smell anything like AmbiEscents Pomegranate & Sage). It smells like a lot of other pomegranate-y wax I have.
Throw:
3.00

Raspberry Vanilla
Notes: Tart berries layered with sweet vanilla cream
Raspberry and sweet vanilla, just like the name. It's not an authentic raspberry, but that doesn't detract from the scent. It's more like a slightly tart strawberry, so the vanilla is probably tempering the tartness of the raspberry. It's the same scent as ScentSationals Raspberry Vanilla.
Throw:
3.00

Snickerdoodle
A sweet slightly cinnamony bakery scent. This is a dupe of many other similar scents I have, so I didn't melt it. It's a little weak on cold sniff (unusual for a cinnamon bakery scent), so I'm not sure how the throw would be.

Sophisticated Spice
This is an ambery scent with a hint of wood and cologne, but it's different from other amber scents I've smelled as it doesn't have that soft "cashmere" quality, and there are some other notes I can't figure out. It's like ScentSationals Turkish Spice Market mixed with an ambery cologney perfume note, and like Better Homes & Gardens Warm Rustic Woods but without as much wood. This is not a spicy food scent, and I don't smell any of the typical spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. It's a classy, well, "sophisticated" scent. I believe ScentSationals Fusion has the same scent with the same name.
Throw:
3.50

Tumbled Sea Glass
This is the same scent as ScentSationals Sea Glass Fusion, a fantastic sweet fresh air/watery scent with a slightly salty note. Maybe a smidgen of floral and a very slight barely noticeable hint of lemon? This is a good bathroom scent.
Throw:
4.00

Warm Maple Butter
This smells just like pancakes with butter and maple syrup! It's incredible!!
Throw:
4.00

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