Better Homes & Gardens Wax Melt Reviews from Walmart - Spring 2017
March 5, 2017
This is a review of Better Homes and Gardens Wax Melts from Walmart for Spring 2017. This review is a little different from past reviews in that I've included comments that members of the Scented Wax Melts Retail Facebook Group left about each scent. You can see which scents are the most popular! Everyone has different opinions, so the best thing to do is to go to Walmart, sniff the wax and buy it if you like how it smells. And remember that a lot of variables can affect throw (how far the scent "throws" in the room when you're melting it).
Bamboo & Lily Blossom
Tranquil lily and the watery freshness of lotus reveals elements of green bamboo dappled with citrus sunlight and luminous marines, over aquatic musk and smooth woods
This smells like aloe, which is a cucumber type scent with a fresh water note. There's also maybe a smidgen of floral way in the background (I guess that's the musk), although this is not a sweet scent at all. Not one of my favorites.
Blue Coconut Waters
Coconut with a sweet tropical fruit note and a fresh watery note in the background. There's a very slight sour note way in the background that has a little bit of a chemical or vinyl note.
Brazilian Riviera Carnival Duo
This duo is from last year, and the package is dated 2015.
A rich sweet fruity warm ambery perfumey scent. This smells like it has a fig note in it, which makes scents smell classy. Fantastic scent!
I'm not a fan of watermelon scents, but I love The Watermelon Bellini side. It's watermelon with a sweet rich berry, strawberry I think.
Chilled Cherry Limeade
Bold, sun-ripened cherry, juicy blackberry and glistening red currant swirl with tangy lime zest, tart lemon and a hint of refreshing grapefruit
Crazy strong on cold sniff. Smells like cherry with a smidgen of tart sweet bitter lime, although it's mostly a cherry scent and it's not very tart. It's not an authentic fruit scent, more like a cherry flavored drink. And it has a tiny bit of a soapy note (although it's not a perfumey scent at all). This is a fantastic, happy summer scent that's already a favorite among wax lovers who have tried it (including myself). Kids will love this one too. This lasted the entire day (at least 8 hours).
Georgia Peach Tea
This refreshing scent mingles sun ripe apricots with sweet sun tea infused with sweet Georgia peach and juicy orange.
Although this is a fantastic scent, it does not smell like tea. It smells like a luxurious body cream with a hint of peach and a barely noticeable smidgen of lemon, and a fig note that makes scents smell classy, and a very slight soapy note. I think it's the fig note that makes gives this scent a very slight ScentSationals Blackberry Cider
or Scentsy Luna
note. But looking at the scent notes, there's no fig or any perfumey notes! It does have a slight perfumey scent though, but it's not overly sweet. There's also a creamy richness, and a little bit of a foodie quality. I love this scent! Although throw was very good, the scent itself is subtle.
Habanero Mango Salsa
Sweet, spicy blend of mango salsa and habanero peppers. Mandarin, juicy orange and cinnamon lead add further zest while sugared starfruit and vanilla beans provide balance.
Similar to the old ScentSationals Mango Salsa but not as intense. This scent has a bit more of the fruity notes and less of the savory cilantro salsa notes. It's like a fruity scent (red fruits and a smidgen of a tropical fruit which is probably the mango) with a smidgen of pepper, but not enough pepper to be a savory scent.
Island Coconut Lime
Freshly fallen, cracked coconut fruit blended with the zesty brightness of island lime fused with sweet sugarcane and a hint of vanilla
A fresh watery coconut scent with just a hint of lime, and a bland, soapy, slightly waxy note that I don't care for (although it's still a nice scent). It's only a tiny bit sweet.
Malibu Mango Melon
Indulgent blend of Malibu melon and exotic mango enriched with pink papaya, sugared honeydew and salted pineapple water. Coconut milk and Hawaiian sugar cane add a luscious finish.
I smell watermelon first, then the sweet tropical fruit note of the mango. I'm not a fan of watermelon scents in general, but the added mango makes this one a bit more "full bodied" than just a typical watermelon scent.
Maui Beach Waves
Calming turquoise waters flow over the tropical sweetness of sparkling island nectars, the aquatic green freshness of dune grass, amber sands and a touch of sun-warmed driftwood.
I smell coconut and fresh water with a slight aloe/cucumber note that smells a little bit waxy. There may be a fruity note way in the background but barely noticeable. Yep, the fruit is the "island nectars" in the scent notes.
Peaches and Cream
Sweet summer peach fruit splashed with zesty lemon and sprinkled with white sugar served with freshly whipped heavy cream.
This smells like peaches with a rich creamy background. It's not overly sweet, and it's not a fake peach scent either. It smells almost exactly like last year's Mainstays Peach & Mango
. I'm not a fan of peach scents, but this one is very nice because it's not that fake peach room spray type scent. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell any lemon at all.
Salt Water Driftwood
This fresh ozonic, woody fragrance pairs coarse sea salt, bergamot waters and amber waves with ocean driftwood and indigo cedar while Mediterranean lavender, sand pine and beach birch swirl in the heart.
This smells like strong men's cologne mixed with a warm floral like honeysuckle, with a slight note of light wood like sandalwood, and a little bit of a salty ocean note. It smells better on cold sniff than melted though. Melted, there's a note I can't figure out, maybe a tropical note, or an intense green natural or floral scent although this is not overly sweet, or a really old perfume note. I don't know if I like this one or not.
Salted Pistachio Sorbet
Fantastic salty pistachio scent with a buttery richness in the background. It's not overly sweet, which is good. It also smells like almonds (because pistachios do smell like almonds). It's not a Serendipity scent, which is a common vendor wax scent with notes of almond, cherry, and coconut. I don't detect cherry or coconut in this scent, although some other people have said they do detect those notes. Although when I smelled it again on cold sniff, maybe it does have a smidgen of cherry and coconut, but if so, it's barely noticeable.
Sea Spray Linen
Nuances of tropical sea spray, salt water and fresh ozone wash into sun bleached linen in this irresistibly clean, fresh scent. Beach flower, warm sandalwood and vanilla sands transports you to your favorite summertime beach.
I love this scent! It smells like ScentSationals Fresh Air
mixed with a fabric softener scent. It's primarily a laundry scent, so it has a soapy note, but it's also fresh and watery with a slight floral note and maybe a smidgen of some kind of fruit way in the background but barely noticeable if it's there at all (there's no fruit in the scent notes). Even if you don't like laundry scents, you'll probably like this one because it's not a biting detergent type scent.
Sliced Apple Cinnamon
The classic scent of sweet orchard apple and sugar-dusted pear warmed with spicy shimmers of grated cinnamon, golden nutmeg, and brandy-steeped clove
A nice, but typical, sweet cinnamon apple scent. It smells like the inside of an apple pie (without the bakery notes). This is a new "core" scent that's going to be available year-round.
Smoked Coconut Palm
Warming notes of smoked coconut and toasted palm leaves with sweet accords of sugared pineapple and sugarcane
I love this scent! It's coconut with a palm note, which is a woodsy nutty type scent. It also has a strong milky buttery note.
Summer Fruit Medley
This smells a lot like the old ScentSationals Rainbow Fruit scent, but with more grapefruit and lemon. I smell grapefruit and orange first, with a salty lemon note, but I also smell a hint of red berries like strawberries. The label shows oranges, lemons, grapefruits, limes, kiwi, strawberries, and blackberries. Fantastic scent, and it lasted 12 hours!
Sunset Island Sands
Pineapple, mango and guava with tropical florals, warm undertones and precious blonde woods
A lovely warm rich perfumey scent. I can't figure out the notes, but I've smelled it before. I don't detect any tropical notes. Maybe a smidgen of lemon, although barely noticeable. No lemon or tropical notes at all when melted, just a nice warm perfumey scent. For some reason this one took forever to melt. One cube took almost an hour to melt completely!
Sweet Watermelon Buttercream
A flavorful blend of sweet watermelon, honeydew and strawberry leaf gives way to a delicious heart of whipped butter cream and sugared peony. Vanilla bean and sugared musk create a delectable finish worth celebrating.
I smell the sweet vanilla buttercream primarily, but I do detect the slight watermelon note in the background. It comes through as a slightly bitter note, but not strong enough to detract from the buttercream scent. It's an "okay" scent.
Tropical Papaya Orchid
A lovely warm ambery perfumey scent with a hint of fig (which makes scents smell rich and classy), and maybe a smidgen of sweet salty lemon. On cold sniff I thought I detected a tropical fruit note, but I don't smell it when melted. It smells a little like ScentSationals Blackberry Cider
Warm Spring Sunshine
A fruity mix of Granny Smith apple, white peach and melon. A fresh, floral blend of spring daisy, garden florals and rain water rest on a calming base of sunlit amber and musk.
The picture of flowers on the label is misleading, because although this does have a floral note, it's primarily a fruity scent. It's a very sweet, candy like fruit scent with a very slight floral note way in the background. On cold sniff the floral note is more easily detected, but I don't really smell it when melted. I smell melon first, and maybe pear, but I also detect strawberry and possibly a smidgen of peach and/or banana. It's a great scent!
Whipped Mango Creampop
This scent mingles mango, sun-kissed orange, tart tangerine, sweet clementine, fresh berries and tropical pineapple into a delicious base of vanilla meringue and cream soda
I smell pineapple and maybe another slightly sour tropical fruit which is probably the mango, but I also smell a little bit of coconut and a smidgen of a sweet buttercream note in the background. When melted though, I don't smell the buttercream at all, just pineapple with a hint of coconut.
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