This is a review of Big Lots (Living Colors) Wax Melts from July 2019. For the first time ever, these melts show the scent notes on the label, which is very helpful. Also, they're not the usual standard scents that are often dupes of older Living Colors scents. They're rich, high quality scents.
Fresh Air, Salted Cedarwood, Marine
A fresh slightly salt watery scent with soapy and woodsy notes, and a smidgen of cologne and floral. It's not overly sweet, nor is it an actual cologne scent, nor is it sweet enough to be a body wash scent. It's quite pleasant.
Cardamom, Nutmeg, Patchouli
This is my favorite scent of the collection, and it reminds me of a DD wax melt scent from Hobby Lobby (I don't know which one, but it has that rich, spicy, aromatic vibe that DD wax tends to have). It's patchouli with exotic spices and also foodie type spices, and a hint of a cologne note. I definitely smell the cardamom (which has a fennel type note), but I don't smell nutmeg (which would give it a pumpkin note), and there's no cinnamon or ginger or cloves. And although it's very rich, it's not super sweet and doesn't have that baby powder note that Nag Champa or Dragon's Blood would have. It may have a smidgen of oud wood, which is a dark intense tarry woody scent with tree sap and cedar notes (sounds awful but smells wonderful).
Cedarwood, Moss, Lavender
A men's cologne scent with a hint of lavender and a tiny bit of a woodsy, slightly smoky note. I also detect a smidgen of Oriental spices, as well as a barely detectable smidgen of tropical fruit, although that's not in the notes.
Muguet, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood
This is an unusual scent and I've never smelled anything like it before, but I like it. I smell a floral like gardenia (the muguet), but although it's sweet, it's also rich and salty with a hint of woodsiness (the sandalwood?) and a little bit of a bergamot (men's cologne) note. There's also a smidgen of a metallic note in the background that I don't care for (maybe it's the Ylang), which gives it a very slightly bitter note.
Aloe Water, Tea Leaves, Cedar Leaf
I only found this scent in the candle, but I didn't buy it. It wasn't very strong on cold sniff, and smelled like a fresh, slightly watery men's cologne scent. Nice, but nothing really special.
Tiare Petals, Tuberose, Leafy Greens
I smell the sweet gardenia type floral, with the rich slightly smoky tuberose, but with the slightly bitter, slightly metallic note that Paris Amour has. It's still a nice scent, but I don't like that note. And the scent started dissipating within 1 or 2 hours.