Goose Creek Wax Melts Reviews - Fall and Winter 2023
November 24, 2023
This is a review of Goose Creek Candle Fall and Winter/Holiday 2023 wax melts, which can be found at goosecreekcandle.com.
There are 19 scents in this review, but around 40 new fall and winter/holiday 2023 scents total (so we've reviewed only half of the new scents).
Chilly Rain Showers (Odor Eliminating)
Icy Waters, Blooms, Lemon, Lime & Eucalyptus
This is the same as their Chilly Rain Showers scent from March 2022
. It's a fresh watery scent with herbal notes, possibly a smidgen of lemon, and maybe also a teensy bit of pine and eucalyptus (but no sinus clearing effects). It's a pleasant, subtle scent where the scent itself is not strong, despite the fairly strong throw. Looking at the notes, I'm not getting any floral notes; in fact, this scent is only slightly sweet. I can't tell if it specifically helps to eliminate odors more than other wax melts or home fragrance products.
Cookie Butter Snowball
Warm Vanilla Cookie, Cinnamon, Gingerbread & Eggnog
A super rich (almost nauseatingly so), creamy scent that smells like eggnog with milky vanilla and nutmeg. It's not what I expected based on the scent name though, but it sure smells yummy!
Cozy With You
Vanilla Bean, Amber, Cashmere, White Jasmine, Amber Petals, Sandalwood, Sweet Cream
A very nice sweet, warm, soft, perfumey scent with a hint of chocolate that makes it smell kind of like cocoa butter. It's very nice!
Eucalyptus Mist (Odor Eliminating)
Sparkling Bergamot, Falling Rain Drops, Eucalyptus Leaf, Jasmine Petals, Amber, Precious Woods
This is the same as their Eucalyptus Raindrops scent from March 2021
. It's a nice fresh watery scent with lots of black pepper, as well as eucalyptus (although it doesn't have that nasal-clearing effect), and bergamot that gives it a little bit of a body wash note. It's only a tiny bit sweet. I like it! Looking at the notes, I don't smell jasmine, amber or any perfumey notes, although I think I'm getting a tiny bit of a light woodsy note. I can't tell if it specifically helps to eliminate odors more than other wax melts or home fragrance products.
Frozen Waters, Ice Grapefruit, White Woods & Eucalyptus
A super fresh, cool, slightly watery scent with an icy eucalyptus note (along with that sinus-clearing effect) and maybe a teensy bit of lemon. It's not sweet, so it's not a body wash type of scent. It's a nice scent, although I wish it were a little sweeter (but could easily be mixed with a sweet scent). Looking at the notes, they're spot on.
Creamy Nutmeg, Flannel, Vanilla Lavender & Soothing Woods
Lovely, relaxing, soft, very sweet, perfumey scent with a strong vanilla note that has almost a smidgen of a nutmeg note way in the background, warmth from cashmere or amber, and maybe a smidgen of some kind of fruit in the background. Fantastic! Looking at the notes, I'm not getting nutmeg, but maybe that's the smidgen of the "eggnoggy" note in the vanilla. It's very similar to Kinda Cozy, but that scent is slightly sweeter and a bit more perfumey, and with less vanilla than this scent. It's also quite similar to Cozy With You, but I get that hint of chocolate in that scent that I don't get in this one, and smidgen of fruit in this scent that I don't get in that one.
Sandalwood, Warm Amber, Cashmere Musk & Sugared Vanilla
A beautiful sweet, relaxing, perfumey scent with warmth from cashmere or amber, a smidgen of vanilla, and possibly a barely detectable smidgen of fruit way in the background. I love these types of scents!
Harvest Apple, Cool Plum, Woodland Leaves, Cedarwood & Sandalwood
This is both a foodie and outdoorsy scent. I'm getting apple, wood, maybe a hint of blackberry in the background, and just a smidgen of nutmeg perhaps. But it's not at all a typical "fall apples" type scent. It's very sweet, and might actually have a perfumey note.
Bright Apple, Falling Leaves, Soft Citrus & Gentle Woods
A super sweet apple scent, like fresh, crisp apples drizzled with sweet vanilla. But it's also not really a foodie scent either. There could be a smidgen of floral way in the background, or maybe even a sweet amber. It's very nice, and different!
Marshmallow Clouds, Icy Peppermint & Whipped Cream
A very nice combination of peppermint and soft, milky vanilla, with maybe a smidgen of sandalwood. It's sweet, but what really differentiates it from other similar scents is that it's not nearly as sweet as most peppermint scents, and it's not overly minty.
Plaid Button Up
Marine Water, Cedar, Geranium, Sandalwood, Patchouli & Bergamot
A nice warm men's cologne scent with a woodsy note. It's more on the soft side, not harsh. And although it's sweet, it's not as sweet as most cologne scents. It might have a smidgen of leather way, way in the background. Looking at the notes, I'm not getting any patchouli or floral notes.
Icy Snow, Orange Peel, Lemon, Red Berries, Vanilla Rose, Peony, Vanilla, Cream, Sweet Musk
I adore this scent that smells like a strong, rich, fruit scented skin cream. I'm getting blackberry first, maybe a bit of raspberry, possibly a smidgen of strawberry, and I think a teensy bit of floral in the background. It could have a smidgen of citrus as well, or that could be the slight tartness of the blackberry (even though this is a sweet scent, although not perfumey). Looking at the notes, no blackberry, but "red berries" could include raspberry. Fantastic scent!
Fresh Winter Pine, Snowy Branches, Soft Balsam, White Woods, Cedar, Snow
A crisp pine scent that's both biting and soft, with a fresh note that might have a smidgen of lemon way in the background, a hint of smokiness, and maybe a bit of wood. It's more "aromatic" than most typical pine scents. I really like it!
California Lemon, Italian Bergamot, Snowy Forest, Soft Vanilla, White Woods, Sugared Musk, Sandalwood
A nice perfumey scent with a little bit of warmth from cashmere or amber, a hint of vanilla, and a smidgen of pine. It smells a lot like the Kinda Cozy scent, but with that smidgen of pine, and a few other very subtle differences that I can't put my finger on. Looking at the notes, I'm not getting lemon. I like it though.
This Is Autumn
Apple, Leaves, Oats, Caramel & Spice
Wow, this scent is so strong on cold sniff, you could probably just leave the package open in the room and be able to smell it without even melting it! It smells like super strong molasses, raisins, and gingerbread, with just a hint of apple. But it's way, way better than other scents that have those notes. It's very rich and sweet, and smells incredibly delicious!
Red Fruits, Wild Berries, Warm Winter Pine, Jasmine, White Woods, Sandalwood, Amber
This is an interesting blend of pine, fruit, maybe a hint of cedar, and possibly a smidgen of citrus like lime or orange. It's a little sweet, and not really "fruity", despite the fruit note. The fruit is kind of artificial, almost like bubble gum, but not in a bad way. It's different, and I kind of like it. It's a little bit like the Lovely Leaves scent, but not quite as sweet, and with the addition of the pine note.
Watermelon Lemonade (Odor Eliminating)
Juicy Summer Watermelon, Freshly Squeezed Lemonade, Pure Cane Sugar
This is the same as their Watermelon Lemonade scent from March 2023
. This scent is true to its name; it is indeed watermelon lemonade. It's more lemon than watermelon, maybe 60% / 40%, or even 65% / 35%. Like most watermelon lemonade wax melt scents I've smelled, it has a slight sour note, but it's not enough to detract from the scent. I can't tell if it specifically helps to eliminate odors more than other wax melts or home fragrance products.
Winter Vanilla Balsam
Balsam Forest, Snowfall, Eucalyptus & Pine
A nice warm combination of pine, smoke, and a bit of vanilla that softens the pine (it's not a harsh pine at all). Despite vanilla in the scent name, there's no vanilla in the scent notes. But I think the notes shown on the website are the "main" notes and don't include all the notes in the scent. I do get the eucalyptus note as well, but again, it's not harsh because it's tempered by the softeness of the vanilla. I like it.
Crisp Peppermint, Warm Vanilla Bean, Iced Lemon, Light Balsam, Precious White Woods
This is the same as their old Vanilla Wonderland
scent that was loved by so many people! It's peppermint with vanilla, but with maybe a milky sandalwood note and something I can only describe as "musty", but in a good way. It gives this scent a homey feel. It smells a lot like the old ScentSationals Iridescent
scent, and it's similar to "Sweater Weather" type scents. Looking at the notes, I'm not getting lemon.