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There are plenty of ways to find reviews for wax melts on this website. You can search by brand, scent, review date, and throw.

When you first get to the website, some of the most recent reviews will be right on the home page for easy access, with the newest review on top. You can click the "More Reviews" link after the recent reviews section, or the Search link in the menu at the top or bottom of the page.

The search page has 3 sections, one for Retail wax melts, one for Vendor wax melts, and a Google Search bar. Tap the Retail, Vendor, or Search Bar button at the top of the search page to select.

The search table on the Retail and Vendor wax pages allows you to search for reviews by date, brand, scent name, scent type, and throw. You'll click on the scent you want to read about to go to the page with the review for that scent.

The default sort order is by review date (most recent reviews first), then brand, then scent. Click on the dark red links in the header above the table to re-sort the table. Click the same link again to reverse the order. You can also do a primary and secondary sort. For instance, if you want to see the highest throw scores first, click the Throw column. You'll see that the other columns are sorted by date (most recent reviews first). But if you want to, say, see highest throw scores first, with the scent names in alphabetical order (rather than dates), click the Scent column first, THEN click the Throw column. Or if you want to see scent types in alphabetical order, with a secondary sort by brand, click Brand and then Type. Experiment for a bit and you'll get the hang of it!

Just be patient when you do a search from the search table, especially on a mobile device... it could take a few seconds.

If I've done more than one review for a particular scent, only the most recent review will be included in the search table.

If I didn't actually melt a scent, the throw score will be "n/a".

Underneath the search table are quick links to wax melt companies. Click on a company and it'll take you to the page for that company or review.

You can also search from a search bar. See instructions on that page.

If a brand has only been reviewed once, clicking on a link under the search table will bring you to that review. But if a brand has been reviewed more than once, clicking that link will bring you to the brand's page. On top of the page you can select "Reviews" or "About". "About" is information about that brand, with pros and cons. "Reviews" is a search table for all scents that have been reviewed for that brand. If a wax melt was reviewed more than once (since some scents return a year or more later), only the most recent review will be shown. The search functions in the brand tables are the same as the main search table, and clicking on a scent will bring you to the page for that review.

Most review pages have a photo at the top (which you can click or tap to enlarge) and a YouTube video. Clicking "More" at the top of the page brings you to the brand page for that brand (if one exists). Reviews are self-explanatory. Throw scores are on a scale of 0 to 5, with 0 being no throw, and 5 being the strongest throw (see throw score table in the "General Info" section of this page).

For some scents, if they can be found online you might see one or more magnifying glass icons on the right side of the review for that scent. Click on the icons to go to the website and page where you can buy that scent. Remember that as time goes on, some scents will no longer be available.

One of the fields you can sort in the search tables on the Search page and Brand pages is scent type. I've classified each scent according to what it smells like. Some of the scent names may be classified as a different scent from the name, as some scents don't actually smell like the name.

Apple/Pear

Apple/Pear is any kind of apple or pear scent, including fresh apple/pear, apple/pear bakery scents, apple cider, and fall/harvest apple scents.

Beachy

Beachy scents are those that have a Coppertone Suntan oil note.

Chocolate

Any scents where chocolate is the dominant note, even if it's a chocolate bakery scent.

Cinnamon

In the Cinnamon category are scents where cinnamon is the dominant note, like straight cinnamon, cinnamon "Big Red" gum and "Red Hot" candy cinnamon scents. It might also include cinnamon bakery scents with cinnamon as the main (or strongest) note, as opposed to bakery scents with just a note of cinnamon.

Clove

Clove scents are sweet, warm, earthy, rich, and a little spicy. Clove scents are similar to cinnamon and incense scents. Once you've smelled cloves, you'll never forget the rich fragrance.

Coconut

Coconut scents include plain coconut, perfumey coconut scents, coconut and lime. and palm (a nutty coconut type scent). Coconut must be the dominant note in order to be classified as a coconut scent.

Coffee

This one doesn't need explaining.

Cologne

Cologne scents are scents where a men's cologne note is the dominant note.

Cucumber

Cucumber scents are bland and watery, well, "cucumber" scents. This category also includes bland, watery aloe scents.

Currant

Currant scents are fig-like soapy scents with a tiny bit of tartness, a hint of a perfumey note, and a smidgen of a berry note with hardly any sweetness. It's a very sophisticated scent that, when mixed with other scents, gives them a classy note. Currant scented oils, candles and wax melts, however, don't smell like the actual currant fruit. Red currant fruit tastes like lemon with a smidgen of a fruity note. It's very sour and tastes nothing like currant scented oils. And the fruit has no scent at all!

I also classify fig (like currant, but generally with no sweetness) and cassis (a type of currant, similar to fig, but more fruity, with slight cedar, clove and even patchouli notes) scents in the Currant category because they're so similar.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus scents are similar to pine, but more pungent, with a menthol, Vicks VapoRub, even slight camphor "sinus clearing" effect. It's different from scents in the Mint category.

Floral

Floral scents are flowery scents that are more "floral" than perfumey (like authentic florals). Although lavender is a floral, Lavender is a separate category.

Foodie

Foodie is a broad category that covers any type of food (like bakery scents) or drink that's not under another category. But if it's a fruity bakery scent where fruit is the dominant note, then it will go under Fruity. Same with apple bakery scents, chocolate, coffee, vanilla scents and savory foodie scents.

Fresh

Fresh scents smell like fresh air, fresh water, oceany type scents, and maybe even a fresh men's body wash unless it's more of a men's cologne type scent (in which case it would be classified as Cologne).

Fruity

Fruity is berry type scents (strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, plum, grape, banana, etc.), as well as fruity florals, perfumey fruity scents, and even fruity bakery scents, if fruit is the dominant note. I have some fruits in their own categories though, like Apple/Pear, Grapefruit, Lemon/Lime, Orange, Peach, Tropical, and Watermelon.

Gingerbread

This one needs no explaining!

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is any scent where grapefruit is the dominant note. Often grapefruit is mixed with other citrus notes, like lemon and orange, and if one of those notes is dominant, then it will classified under Lemon or Orange.

Herbal

Herbal scents are "green", grassy scents, natural herbal scents, and even bitter medicinal scents. But if it's a garden mint scent, then it's classified under Mint.

Incense

Incense scents can be patchouli, tobacco, nag champa, even cedar if it's not a very woodsy cedar (in which case it would be a Woodsy scent).

Laundry

Laundry scents have a main note of laundry detergent or fabric softener.

Lavender

Lavender is any scent where lavender is the dominant note.

Lemon/Lime

Any scents where lemon or lime is the dominant note, even if it's a lemon bakery scent. But if it's a lemongrass scent, it will probably go in the Spa category.

Melon

Melon is any scent where melon (watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe)is the dominant note.

Mint

Mint is a natural garden mint type scent (including spearmint and wintergreen), rather than Peppermint. Some mint scents might be classified as Spa scents if they include other spa-type notes like lemongrass.

Orange

Orange is any scent where orange is the dominant note.

Peach

Doesn't need explaining. Some mango scents smell like peach, so they may be classified as Peach rather than Tropical.

Peppermint

Peppermint scents are sweet peppermint candy or candy cane type scents. This is different from the Mint category.

Perfumey

Perfumey scents smell like women's perfume, but may also include floral scents that are not authentic, soapy scents that are not laundry or clean scents, and other scents that have a strong perfumey (but not men's cologne) note.

Pine

Pine is any scent where pine or spruce is the main note.

Savory

Savory is a scent that's not sweet at all, and is not included in another category (for instance, some tropical fruits are sour, but they would be considered Tropical). Savory scents might be zesty, with "salad" like notes. But if it's lemony, it might be classified under Lemon/Lime.

Smoky

Smoky scents smell like smoke or a campfire. If it's more woodsy than smoky, then it's a Woodsy scent.

Spa

Spa scents include lemongrass scents, and blends of lemongrass with garden mint and lavender. If mint or lavender are the dominant notes, then it will be classified under Mint or Lavender.

Tropical

Tropical fruit includes mango, papaya, guava, pineapple, and any fruit that has a "tropical" feel, even if it's mixed with coconut (unless coconut is the dominant note, then it's classified as Coconut).

Vanilla

Vanilla is plain vanilla, or vanilla cookie or cupcake, or vanilla buttercream. If it has other notes (such as a vanilla cookie with chocolate or cinnamon notes), then it's classified as Foodie.

Woodsy

Woodsy scents have a dominant note of wood, including raw wood, oud, sandalwood, sweet vanilla wood, cedar, etc. If it's a smoky wood, it might be categorized under Smoky. If it has a strong pine note, it's Pine.

Misc

Miscellaneous scents are any scents that don't fall under any of the categories above, or where it's difficult to pick a dominant note. Miscellaneous scents might also be duo or trio scents where each scent in the clamshell is in a different category.

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