Big Lots (Living Colors) Wax Melts Reviews - February 2019

February 26, 2019

This is a review of Big Lots (Living Colors) Wax Melts from February 2019. I reviewed several new spring scents in the beginning of January, which used the new hard wax formula. But I found these at the end of February, and they use the older soft wax formula. I've never seen these scents before, so it's possible they're older and I just missed them.

Coconut Verbena
This scent name is actually quite accurate. This is coconut with a smidgen of lime (verbena has a lemony note). It doesn't smell like a coconut lime tropical drink though, since it's not very sweet. On cold sniff it's a little generic and waxy, but it smells much better melted, with a little bit of a nutty note. It reminds me of ScentSationals Smoked Coconut Palm.
Throw:
3.50

Cucumber Melon
I normally don't like melon scents if the melon is cantaloupe, or even some watermelon scents, but this one is quite nice because it's honeydew melon. And there is a hint of a bland watery cucumber note, but there's also a slight floral note that offsets that blandness. It's actually a nice scent, although it does have a tiny bit of a bug spray vibe.
Throw:
3.50

Cypress Grove
This is just a nice smoky pine/Christmas tree scent. Although it wasn't part of their Christmas collection. Obviously a pine scent repackaged with a different name.
Throw:
1.50

Lemonberry Scone
I'm surprised they didn't reuse their fantastic Lemon Bars scent for this one, but no, it's a different scent, although similar. Lemon Bars is a sweet, rich bakery lemon scent. This scent is a little more lemony, a little less sweet, and has a smidgen of a soapy lemongrass note (although no berry notes). I love both scents!
Throw:
2.75

Spiced Mahogany
This smells like sweet tobacco with maybe a hint of cinnamon and patchouli. It may also have a hint of bergamot that gives it a little bit of a men's cologne note. I really like this one.
Throw:
2.00

Sweet Mint Leaf
Living Colors is notorious for re-using scents and giving them names that have nothing to do with the scent. This is one of those times. This is not a sweet scent, nor does it have any mint in it. It's a dupe of an older scent of sour tropical fruit. It may be the same scent as Island Nectar from May 2016, or Tropical Zest from May 2017, or Nectarine & Mint from January 2018, or Tropical Sunset from June 2018 (and these may all in fact be the same scent).
Throw:
3.50

Vanilla Sea Salt
This is weak on cold sniff, but from what I can tell, it's a very nice combination of vanilla and musk with a hint of a laundry note and maybe a smidgen of lavender and patchouli. It smells a lot like Febreze Downy Unstopables Vanilla and Scentsy Lavender Vanilla (which I've heard smells like Bath & Body Works Lavender Vanilla).
Throw:
2.00

Vintage Oak
This is a men's cologne scent. No notes stand out. It has a smidgen of a waxy note, but it's still a very nice scent.
Throw:
2.50

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