Goose Creek Candle Fall Wax Melt Reviews 2022
October 13, 2022
This is a review of Goose Creek Candle Fall 2022 wax melts, which can be found at goosecreekcandle.com. Fantastic and strong, and with 8 apple scents!
Some scents are new, and some have returned from previous years. The wax formula seems to have changed and the wax is harder than before. With the round packaging, this makes it a bit difficult to break off a cube evenly. It's not a big deal though, and the scents are fantastic and strong.
Top: Sweet Apple; Mid: Cinnamon; Base: Bourbon, Woods
On cold sniff this smells a bit like apple cider, but sweeter. When melted, however, the rich, sweet bourbon note really comes out and is almost an equal note with the apple. I also detect a tiny bit of cinnamon, but it's very subtle, not like a typical apple cinnamon scent. Very nice!
Top: Juicy Blackberries, Green Leaves; Mid: Strawberries, Dark Plums; Base: Wild Kentucky Bourbon, Warm Sugar
A very nice, super authentic, fruity scent of wild blackberries. It's sweet but not overly sweet, which helps with the authenticity. I'm also getting another fruit which I believe is boysenberry, and I'm not getting any bourbon at all. Looking at the notes, I think I do get the plum note, and possibly a smidgen of strawberry. It's the same as Blackberry Bourbon from 2016
. Notes for that scent were "Blackberries, boysenberries & black current infused with Kentucky bourbon, with a sandalwood and vanilla finish", even though it is indeed the same scent. When I reviewed it in 2016, I said it was a bit generic, but now I really like it!
Butterscotch Cake Pop
Creamy Butterscotch, Caramel, Spices, Vanilla Cake Pop, Icing
Yummy scent of caramel with a tiny bit of mocha (coffee and chocolate). Looking at the notes, I'm not getting any spices (no cinnamon, etc.).
Top: Warm Vanilla Bean, Spun Sugar; Mid: Fluffy Marshmallows, Warm Campfire; Base: Toasted Vanilla Crème
I'm getting sweet marshmallow with a little bit of a smoky note, and just a smidgen of cashmere (slightly perfumey note with a hint of laundry). It's very nice! It's the same as Campfire Marshmallow from 2016
, although the notes for that scent also included sandalwood, cedarwood, and peach (although I didn't, and still don't, smell peach), and throw was faint (2 out of 5).
Top: Green Apple, Spun Sugar; Mid: Light Cinnamon, Almond; Base: Buttery Caramel, Vanilla Bean
A yummy caramel apple scent with some other notes that differentiate it from other caramel apple scents. I also smell vanilla, marshmallow, and even a barely detectable smidgen of pink sugar (a fruity perfumey scent with marshmallow, cotton candy and raspberry notes). Looking at the notes, no marshmallow and nothing perfumey. And I think I do detect a very, very subtle smidgen of cinnamon that I wouldn't notice if I didn't know it was supposed to be there. Fantastic scent! It's the same as Carnival Candied Apple
Carrot Cake Pop
Carrot, Maple, Ginger, Allspice, Cream Cheese Frosting & Vanilla
Cake pop is a lollipop with cake instead of candy. Cake pop is not cake flavored soda pop. But on cold sniff, that's exactly what this scent is, cake flavored soda! And it smells great, like pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg with a hint of ginger) mixed with ginger ale, with a little bit of maple and orange. Melted, it lost most of the "soda" notes and becomes more of a regular sweet pumpkin spice scent mixed with ginger. Looking at the notes, they're spot on, although I'm not getting any cream cheese type notes. This is totally different from their Carrot Cake
Apple, Pear, Peach, Cedarwood, Spice & Amber
A nice, sweet scent of pear, wood, honey, a bit of apple, and possibly another fruit that I can't figure out. Looking at the notes, peach is the other fruit, although I don't actually smell peach. The description mentions "honey lemon tea", and I suppose there "could" be a smidgen of tea in the scent but I don't really smell it. I like it!
Glazed Apple Donut
Glazed Donut, Apple Filling, Sugar & Vanilla
Ripe Apple, Falling Leaves, Oak & Maple
A typical brown apple falling to the ground and mixing with brown leaves fall type scent, which I love. This one doesn't have as much of the woodsy note that other similar scents have, and some other scents have a bit of a pine note which this scent doesn't have either. It's a tiny bit more apple cider-y than other similar scents. I really like it!
Top: Applesauce, Orange Slices, Cinnamon Sticks; Mid: Apple Mash, Cool Breeze; Base: Syrup, Applewood, Sandalwood
On cold sniff, this might be the most authentic apple scent I've ever smelled! It's 95% apple, but with a little bit of extra sweetness (perhaps a smidgen of caramel?), possibly a smidgen of cinnamon way, way in the background, and a tiny bit of extra "freshness", like standing in an apple grove, or rather, a "harvest market", with a nice fall breeze. Melted, I'm just getting the fresh apple with another super sweet fruity note like cherry vanilla, with none of the extra fresh notes and barely any (if any) cinnamon. I love this scent! Looking at the notes, they're spot on except for orange, which I don't detect at all.
Old Fashioned Cinnamon
Cinnamon Stick, Autumn Spices, Light Sugar
This is not straight cinnamon as I expected it would be; it's so much more! The scent description mentions "toasted" cinnamon sticks. Yes, it's mostly cinnamon, but it's also super sweet and rich, like cinnamon mixed with a little bit of vanilla buttercream. I'm also getting other spices, maybe allspice, but no ginger or nutmeg. It's not a bakery scent, but does have a tiny bit of a cinnamon roll vibe. And it could have a barely detectable smidgen of apple way, way in the background, but I'm not sure about that. I'm not a fan of a lot of cinnamon scents, but I love this one!
Pear & Hazelnut Crepe
Juicy Pear, Sweet Cream, Buttered Crepe & Brown Sugar
Rich, toothachingly sweet scent of vanilla and milk chocolate, a hint of apple and/or pear, and a smidgen of a nutty note. I wasn't expecting chocolate based on the scent name and notes, but this scent is indeed mostly chocolate. It's a nice, unique scent, although slightly nauseating due to how sweet and bold it is, and the odd combination of chocolate and apple. I think mixing it with milky vanilla would help to tone it down a bit.
Autumn Fir Needles, Cinnamon, Clove, Leaves & Amber
Fantastic scent that smells like wood, brown leaves, a little pine, a bit of smoke, and cloves. There's something else in the background that I can't figure out that keeps this scent from getting too harsh, maybe sandalwood. But it's not sweet at all, and there are no incensey or tobacco-ey or patchouli notes at all. Very nice, perfect fall scent. Try blending it with an apple scent! Looking at the notes, I'm not getting cinnamon, and fir (pine) is the first note although I don't find it overly piney. Amber is probably what I think is sandalwood. I'm sure there are other notes, but only the main ones are listed.
Top: Red Apple, Nashi Pear; Mid: Red Berries, Apple Blossom; Base: Soft Vanilla, Sugared Woods
On cold sniff this smells a bit generic, like apple scented room spray, although still a very nice, fresh scent. But when melted, it's definitely not generic. It's pure, authentic apple without any cinnamon or bakery notes. But it's also quite sweet, so perhaps just a barely detectable smidgen of caramel, or maybe just vanilla, way way in the background. I'm also detecting a tiny bit of some other kind of fruit that I can't figure out. It's a very "fresh" apple scent, so that other fruit might be pear. Looking at the notes, they're spot on, and I think I am also getting a teensy bit of the apple blossom note that gives it a barely detectable floral note. Fantastic apple scent!
Comparing this scent side by side with Harvest Market, this scent is a more "pure", fresh apple scent, while Harvest Market is slightly sweeter and has a smidgen of caramel (but not enough to be a caramel apple scent).
Warm & Cozy Cabin
Top: Italian Bergamot, Pine Needles; Mid: Lavender, Fir Balsam, Warm Amber; Base: Cashmere Woods, Cedar Firewood, Spiced Patchouli
A woodsy scent of pine, smoke, and maybe a hint of oud (a deep, resinous woodsy note). It's not a sweet scent, but very rich, and it does have just a smidgen of sweetness and softness. I like it! Looking at the notes, I'm not getting bergamot (a citrusy note that adds a clean cologne note to scents) as there are no cologne notes in this scent. Lavender is the note that's adding the softness and a hint of sweetness, although I don't think I actually smell lavender. I think I do detect a smidgen of patchouli, but it's not a patchouli scent, per se.
Warm Apple Toddy
Crisp Apple, Warm Cider, Pear & Toddy
A very nice sweet scent of apple and pear with some apple cider spices, but it's not as "harsh" as most cider scents. It's quite sweet, with a bit of caramel and brown sugar. I like it! Looking at the notes, they're spot on.
Warm Pumpkin Bread
Baked Bread, Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon & Clove
Very nice super sweet pumpkin scent with maybe a bit of brown sugar. I'm not getting the bread note though. It smells like sweet pumpkin pie but without the pie crust. Unfortunately, the scent was pretty much gone in under 2 hours.