Ark House Handcrafted Wax Melts Reviews
August 26, 2021
Ark House Handcrafted is a small business in Florida that sells wax melts and room sprays. They make their own parasoy (paraffin and soy blend) wax melts and can be found at www.arkhousehandcrafted.com and Facebook.
Apple Cider Donut
Apple, Cider, Donut, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Tonka
This smells a bit like the Apple Cinnamon scent, but with less of that "raw apple" note, and a bit less cinnamon. I do smell the apple cider, but I also get the donut note as well as sweet vanilla.
Apple, Peach, Cinnamon, Clove, Tonka
A very nice sweet apple cider scent with cinnamon and maybe a hint of clove. It's a standard type of scent that always comes out in the fall, but this version is a very good quality and smells authentic. Looking at the notes, I don't detect peach at all, and tonka (vanilla) is what's probably giving this the extra sweet note that sets it apart from other similar scents.
Pine, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Musk, Berry
A perfect, smoky spruce scent that may have a smidgen of eucalyptus in the background. It's not a biting or sour pine like some pine scents can be. Looking at the notes, I only detect the pine, definitely no berry at all, and the cedarwood, vanilla, and musk could be in there although I don't think I detect them either. But the vanilla could be contributing to the softness of this scent, although there's no sweetness at all. I adore this smoky spruce scent, so I'm really disappointed that the throw is so mild.
Bourbon & Butterscotch
Cream, Butterscotch, Bourbon, Whiskey, Vanilla
I smell mostly butterscotch, but it has a little bit of a burnt note, although not in a bad way. I can actually smell the bourbon. It's a nice, rich scent.
Berries, Oranges, Cinnamon, Vanilla
A fantastic combination of cinnamon and cranberry, with maybe some other fruit that tempers the tartness of the cranberry. This scent is quite sweet and hardly tart at all. I'm not a fan of most cinnamony scents, but this one is not overly cinnamony, and I really like it. Looking at the notes, okay, it's not cranberry at all, which explains the lack of tartness. And I don't smell orange at all.
Butter, Tonka, Vanilla, Maple
A sweet dessert scent that smells like a milk chocolate bar with creamy coffee flavored vanilla filling. It's yummy! Looking at the notes, no coffee or chocolate, although those are both the main notes of this scent. I don't smell maple.
Cream, Caramel, Vanilla
A yummy, super sweet, milky, vanilla buttercream scent with a hint of caramel. I love this one!
Berry, Floral, Musk, Ozone
A fresh watery scent with a bit of a salty oceany note, a cucumbery or aloe note, and maybe a smidgen of a grassy note, but not actually floral. It's just a tiny bit sweet. Looking at the notes, I don't detect any berry or fruity notes at all, or musk (which would give this a perfumey note). I'm not a fan of this scent.
Lily, Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood
A very pleasant scent of sandalwood, sweetened with a floral and a little bit of warmth from the amber. I like it!
Hawaiian Pink Hibiscus
Apple, Pineapple, Fruit, Dew, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Sugar, Coconut
A lovely combination of tropical fruits and sweet florals. I smell mango, as well as some other fruit, maybe apple. There are no pineapple notes. The floral is very sweet, like jasmine. And it might have a hint of coconut in the background. Looking at the notes, they're spot on, although I don't detect the pineapple. I love it!
A super sweet, perfumey floral scent that smells more like gardenia than honeysuckle or jasmine, but I do get hints of honeysuckle and jasmine too. I love these types of scents! Looking at the notes, I don't detect any citrus.
Lavender, Eucalyptus, Wood, Green
A very nice lavender scent with a hint of sweetness, a hint of a medicinal note, and maybe a hint of eucalyptus. It's definitely not a sweet or perfumey lavender, but it's also not overly medicinal. It's actually just right! When melted, I think I detect a smidgen of lemongrass. Looking at the notes, I don't smell wood or any green or herbal notes.
Lemon Mint Leaf
lemon peel, orange, garden mint
A fantastic spa scent that smells like garden mint (a more "natural" type of mint with notes of spearmint and peppermint, but without the toothpastey note that a lot of spearmint scents tend to have) and a hint of lemon (but not lemongrass, which makes this different from a lot of similar spa type scents). The lemon is more of a lemon peel type lemon rather than a tart or zesty or full bodied lemon juice or lemonade type lemon (how many times can I say "lemon" in one sentence??). The mint has a slight nasal clearing effect. Looking at the notes, I don't detect orange, but that might be why the lemon is not so "lemony". I really like this one.
citrus, lily, woodsy, sweet musk
A fantastic masculine scent of mahogany wood with a sweet, slightly soapy note that I can't figure out. Maybe amber and/or a hint of patchouli, and possibly a smidgen of coconut or vanilla way in the background, because it has a tiny bit of a foodie note. Looking at the notes, I don't detect citrus at all. I love this scent, and it's a bit different from other mahogany type scents I've smelled before.
Pumpkin Pecan Waffle
Maple, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Butter, Pumpkin, Apple
This is a common scent that smells like Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, and Mainstays Pecan Pumpkin Cake
. It's a super rich, sweet, creamy, milky, nutty scent with a bit of salted caramel and hint of maple. It's very rich, almost nauseatingly so, but so scrumptious! Looking at the notes, I don't smell cinnamon, but maybe a smidgen of apple. I'm surprised I don't see any nutty notes.
Fresh Foliage, Rose, Vanilla
A fantastic scent that smells like rose scented soap. It's not an authentic rose, but that's okay, because it smells great. It's not bitter like a lot of rose scents can be, nor is it overly sweet or perfumey.
Sea Salt & Orchid
Sea salt, ozone, jasmine, lily, tonka
This is a slightly salty, ocean water type scent with a hint of floral. It's just a little bit sweet. It smells a bit like the Daisy scent, but this scent is a little sweeter, and with more of the salty oceany note, and no cucumbery or aloe notes. It's just an "okay" scent for me, a bit too "oceany", but would probably be great as a mixer to tone down floral or perfumey type scents that are too sweet.
White Lily, Jasmine, Fruity, Dew, Gardenia, Rose, Woody, Amber, Musk
A very sweet floral like gardenia, but with other florals I can't identify, and a bitter note that's sometimes added to florals to make them smell more authentic. It's quite nice. Looking at the notes, I don't detect any fruit.
Strawberry Lemon Ice
citrus, apple, peach, berries, mandarin, green leaves, sugar, vanilla, musk
I thought this might be a dupe for Yankee Candle Strawberry Lemon Ice
, and it's quite similar, although the Yankee scent has a bit of a lemony note that this scent doesn't have. This is a super sweet, fake (in a good way) strawberry scent with perhaps some other fruity or berry notes, and a tiny bit of vanilla. I don't detect lemon or any zestiness though. After about an hour it takes on a tiny bit of a sour note that could be peach or cantaloupe. And looking at the notes, there's the peach. I don't smell mandarin (orange) or musk. On cold sniff I thought maybe I detected apple, but I don't smell that when melting. I like it.
Ripe Strawberry, Sugar, Musk
A fantastic strawberry scent that smells like real strawberries mixed with tons of sugar. It's very, very sweet. But it's also more authentic than most strawberry scents I've smelled. I love it! Looking at the notes, I don't smell musk or any perfumey notes at all.
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