Candle Warmers Wax Melt Reviews

2016 and 2017

This is a review of Candle Warmers Etc. wax melts. These melts can be found on the Candle Warmers website, and stores such as At Home, Gabe's, Tuesday Morning, and other stores and gift shops.

In 2016 Candle Warmers changed the shape of their wax melt packaging from an odd oval shape that looked like a cross between a toilet seat and a hand grenade, to a standard rectangular package. They use hard wax.

After the Rain
Notes: Calm, clean freshness after a storm; notes of white woods, floral citrus, and musk
A nice fresh watery green scent with a little bit of an herbal note.
Throw:
2.50

Blackberry Cobbler
Notes: Wild blackberries and ripe blueberries in a sweet buttery crust
A yummy blueberry bakery scent that I've smelled many times before. The blackberry note is a little tangy. Great scent!
Throw:
5.00

Cherry Blossom
Notes: Elegant blend of cherry blossoms and white cashmere
Light floral and vanilla with a light amber note and a hint of cherry.
Throw:
3.00

Cozy Cashmere
Notes: Warm blend of cashmere, plum blossoms, and soft amber
This smells almost exactly like Better Homes & Gardens Soft Cashmere Amber, a beautiful warm rich cashmere/amber sweet musky scent, one of my favorites. It's a little perfumey, but like an expensive skin cream.
Throw:
3.75

Eucalyptus Spearmint
Notes: Relaxing eucalyptus paired with fresh spearmint
Fantastic fresh mint scent with a hint of eucalyptus. It's not a toothpastey spearmint at all, but more like garden mint with just a smidgen of sweetness, plus the slightly savory eucalyptus. It's almost a spa type scent, and it has that sinus clearing effect if you put your nose close to it. Melted, it smells like savory salad mint, in a good way.
Throw:
3.75

Freesia Blossom
Notes: Fresh freesia with hints of lime, lily and sweet amber
This smells like a fresh air oceany scent with a hint of floral and a smidgen of saltiness, and a soapy note. It's nice and not overly sweet. Perfect for a bathroom.
Throw:
2.50

French Currant
Notes: Bold red currant, blood orange, and fresh fig
I adore this scent! It's a soapy currant scent with an orangey, almost satsuma (a small orange with a pungent lemony citrus scent) type note, and possibly a hint of woods. The other notes temper the pungency of the citrus. It's not a sweet scent, and not really all that fruity. It's elegant and classy, like most fig and currant-based scents.
Throw:
4.50

Lavender Vanilla
Notes: Fresh-picked lavender, soft woodland herbs, sparkling white musks, and creamy vanilla
This smells like lavender, but there's a smidgen of something else that gives it a richness, probably the vanilla. It's not a sweet, medicinal, or herbal lavender, but just right.
Throw:
3.25

Lemon Sugar
Notes: Fresh lemon, coarse white sugar, and soft cashmere wood
A sweet lemony scent. It's kind of a lemonade scent with a hint of saltiness which adds richness, but it's also very sweet. It has a little bit of a soapy sour note on cold sniff, but not when melted. It also has a smidgen of a sweet perfumey scent, and looking at the scent notes, that's probably the cashmere wood.
Throw:
3.25

Ocean Tide
Notes: Tranquil water, warm sand, and tropical flowers
This is a sweet watery scent but it has a strong weird bitter chemical note that both At Home Blushing Petals and At Home Clean Linen have. It really detracts from the scent, because that's all I can smell.
Throw:
3.75

Pepperberry Wreath
Notes: Fresh cut pine, winter berries, and a spicy blend of clove and cinnamon
Strong Christmas tree scent with a slight bayberry note. I don't smell clove or cinnamon. This is similar to Woodland Pine, but more piney, not as sprucey/smoky, and less berry. They smell very similar when melted.
Throw:
4.00

Roasted Espresso
Notes: Freshly brewed espresso with highlights of creamy vanilla and caramel
A fake but interesting coffee scent that smells more like that instant coffee made with chicory. It has a slight nutty note. It's not sweet, but it also doesn't have that strong burnt or bitter note that a lot of coffee scents have. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell vanilla or caramel at all.
Throw:
3.25

Sea Spa
Notes: Dew-misted clover, tranquil ocean water, and lemon zest
Salty fresh air scent with a very slight herbal note and maybe a barely noticeable hint of lemon. A little boring, and nothing really stands out. Melted, it smells like there's a hint of mint although it's not in the description. I don't like this scent.
Throw:
2.00

Serene Woods
Notes: Blonde woods, weathering pine, a hint of spice, and lime zest
I smell light woods, spruce, and sage that almost smells slightly minty. There's a very slight zestiness which may be the lime, although I don't actually smell lime. I don't smell any spices either. This is not a strong woodsy scent, or a Christmas tree pine type scent, and none of the notes are overpowering. This is more of a spa scent than a woodsy scent. When melted, it has a fresh air quality. But unfortunately throw is very weak so it's hard to tell.
Throw:
1.00

Summer Mango
Notes: Juicy mango ripened in the summer sun, paired with bergamot and lemon zest
This smells like orange with a smidgen of a tropical note. I really like it!
Throw:
5.00

Vanilla Pear
Notes: Anjou pears and French vanilla cream
Pear and vanilla with a hint of amber, but it smells very cheap and artificial, like something you would spray in your car. It's not awful, but I don't care for it.
Throw:
1.50

Watermelon Lemonade
Notes: Tart lemonade infused with juicy watermelon and fresh spearmint
This smells fantastic, and just like the scent name. It's a perfect combination of zesty lemonade and sweet watermelon, and there may be just a smidgen of tea. The scent was strong for about 2 hours then started fading. Looking at the scent notes, I think the tea note is actually the spearmint, although I don't smell mint at all.
Throw:
3.75

White Peony
Notes: Fragrant peony with hints of jasmine, fig, and vanilla
A delicate floral with a slight baby powder note, and a hint of a warm almost ambery note. Maybe also a smidgen of vanilla, and hint of a classy slightly fruity note like fig or currant. Looking at the scent notes, they're spot on. It's a pleasant scent, and I really like it. Nice for a bedroom or a baby's room. Melted, I definitely smell the fruity fig note which smells like a warm rich slightly blackberry note, a little bit like Scentsy Luna and other similar scents.
Throw:
3.25

Woodland Pine
Notes: Fresh pine, cassis, and tonka with vine-ripened blackberry highlights
I smell pine/balsam, fig, and cedar I think, and a slight bayberry type note (there's no bayberry in this scent, so it's probably the blackberry/cassis combination). There's also a slight zestiness. I don't smell vanilla (tonka). Cassis is a type of currant, similar to fig, with slight cedar, clove and patchouli notes, so that explains the cedar and fig notes in this scent. I don't smell clove or patchouli. I'd say the main notes in this scent are pine and bayberry, and this is a more complex fragrance than Pepperberry Wreath.
Throw:
3.00

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