Chesapeake Bay Wax Melt Reviews 2015

October 12, 2015

This is a review of Chesapeake Bay wax melts from Target, from 2015. The throw on a lot of these wax melts is not very good, and at $3.99 that is not acceptable.

Autumn Evenings
Very similar to Fall Festival, with the clove notes. I can't tell them apart. This one may have slightly more sweet vanilla and smokiness? I don't know though, they smell exactly the same to me.
Throw:
3.00

Bamboo Palm
Palm has a scent all its own, a slightly green "nutty" scent with a soapy note and no sweetness at all. It's not the kind of scent you would want to fill your home with, not because it's bad, it's just kind of "blah". Which is why it's often mixed with something else, like Bamboo. Bamboo is a green scent with floral undertones. But I only smell the palm.
Throw:
2.00

Blueberry Pumpkin
Fantastic scent of blueberries with a rich buttery salty note, but it's not a bakery scent. This smells a lot like Better Homes & Gardens Harvest Berry Pumpkin and ScentSationals Pumpkin Berry Twist.
Throw:
5.00

Eucalyptus
This is not a eucalyptus scent (eucalyptus smells like menthol and pine). It's a fantastic fresh, green herbal scent with a very slight men's cologne note. It does have a very tiny bit of a sinus-clearing menthol note when you sniff it from very close while melting.
Throw:
3.50

Fall Festival
This is the most authentic clove scent I've ever smelled in a wax. In fact, I sniffed a jar of cloves from my kitchen to compare, and it's pretty close. The wax has some other notes in it though, maybe nutmeg or cinnamon, and even a hint of vanilla. But it's not a pumpkin pie scent. It just smells like the cloves spice mixed together with a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon, and a smidgen of vanilla for sweetness. Very nice scent, and different from other usual fall scents.
Throw:
3.00

Falling Leaves
It's pineapple. A nice mellow realistic pineapple that's not too sweet. The color of the wax is even a light yellow orange. And it's not like the lids got swapped, because the lids are attached to the rest of the clamshell. Sometimes companies reuse scents under a different name, so that may be the case.
Throw:
4.00

Firewood Fig
On cold sniff this smells like a slightly woodsy fig scent, which I like. But when melted, an odd sour "vinegar" note comes out that makes it smell like old wine or rotted wood. I didn't like this when melted.
Throw:
2.75

Jasmine Bouquet
A slightly soapy floral with baby powder notes, and not very sweet.
Throw:
1.50

Lakeside Walk
I can't put my finger on this one. Maybe a fresh watery soapy herbal with a hint of floral? It's not sweet, more of a "natural" type scent with a slight "old soap" note. Kind of boring.
Throw:
0.00

Lavender
Lavender with a soapy note and no sweetness at all. The lack of sweetness makes it smell authentic, and when melted a slight eucalyptus note comes out. But this is not a relaxing bubble bath kind of lavender. It would probably smell better mixed with baby powder or amber to add some sweetness and depth. Or with lemon to give it a spa quality.
Throw:
1.50

Seasons Greetings
Authentic Christmas tree scent, spruce and dirt. Yes, dirt. I don't think I've ever smelled such a realistic evergreen scent.
Throw:
2.75

Snow Day
A fantastic men's cologne type scent with warm amber, smoke and spruce notes, and even a slight saltiness. It's not sweet or herbal.
Throw:
2.75

Soft Cotton
Very nice cottony laundry scent without any "harsh" laundry notes. It's sweet but not "girly" sweet, with very slightly floral, perhaps violet. And maybe a smidgen of baby powder? The violet makes it different from other laundry scents.
Throw:
1.50

Spring Bouquet
A very realistic spring floral. It's not very sweet; in fact, it has a "green", natural note and smells like a greenhouse. There may be a very slight soapy note.
Throw:
3.50

Candycane Swirl Trio
Candycane Swirl
It just smells like very sweet vanilla. Up close I detect a barely noticeable hint of mint.
Throw:
3.00

Cinnamon Sticks
Sweet cinnamon candy with a barely detectable mintiness.
Throw:
3.00

Winter Pine
Kind of like a cross between Snow Day and Seasons Greetings. Spruce with a very slight cologne note, but not nearly as much as Snow Day. And without the dirt note and not as authentic as Seasons Greetings.
Throw:
3.00

Mandarin Berry Trio
Mandarin Berry
Generic mandarin mango type scent.
Throw:
3.75

Raspberry Peach
Rich peaches and cream scent with a very slight raspberry note.
Throw:
4.00

Red Pomegranate
Nice currant/fig scent with a woodsy note, a hint of berry, and a smidgen of soapiness (from the currant). It's not very sweet, but it's nice and classy. I like it!
Throw:
2.50


Waterfall Trio
Waterfall
Fresh watery slightly laundry scent. After the other two scents from this triple pack performed so poorly, I didn't bother to melt this one.

Summer Breeze
Fresh scent with maybe a slight tropical note.
Throw:
0.00

Canyon Mist
Generic fresh green scent with a slightly woodsy note.
Throw:
0.00


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