Goose Creek Candle Wax Melt Reviews - April 2017

April 5, 2017

This is a review of Goose Creek Candle Wax Melts from April 2017. Goose Creek Candle changed their wax melt formula from soft messy wax to hard wax that's much easier to handle now.

Goose Creek Candle wax melts and candles can be found on their website at goosecreekcandle.com, and at some stores like Gabe's and Tuesday Morning.

Balsam Fir
Notes: Top: Fresh Balsam, Pine; Mid: Woodlands, Bergamot; Base: Oak Moss, Evergreen
This scent came out during the winter season, but this is my first time trying it. On cold sniff this smells like a typical Christmas tree scent. It's different from Christmas Tree Farm (which has a slight berry and licorice note) and Christmas Tree Cutting (which smells like pine/spruce with a dirt note, in a good way). But when melted, it smells fantastic, like a real fir tree, slightly woodsy and smoky, and it doesn't have that fake biting pine note.
Throw:
5.00

Banana Pudding
Notes: Top: True Banana Filling; Mid: Vanilla Pudding; Base: Sugary Whipped Cream
This is a bright sweet banana with a vanilla note and no bakery notes. It's a bit of an artificial banana scent, but not in a bad way.

Comparing this to their Sweet Banana Bread scent, that scent is sweeter with a bakery note as well as faint notes of nut and caramel. This scent is just straight banana and vanilla without any other notes. It's a nice scent, and it smells like banana flavored Vanilla Wafer cookies.

Comparing this to Better Homes & Gardens Banana Bread Pudding from Fall 2015, the Better Homes & Gardens version is more vanilla with a cookie note and a smidgen of nut, not as sweet, and with much less banana. That scent actually smells a bit more like Goose Creek Candle Sweet Banana Bread.

Throw:
3.75

Bath Time
Notes: Top: Water Mint, Bergamot, Light Eucalyptus; Mid: Basil, Crinkle Leaf Spearmint; Base: Lily of the Valley, Carnation, Driftwood
This is a great scent, but it doesn't smell like the name. I expected a sweet bubble bath scent, but this is more of a fresh watery herbal scent. It's not sweet, and actually has a bitter note (I'm finding that bitter note in several of the new scents). But the bitter note works for this scent because it's more of a green herbal scent. In fact, it smells like grass or a walk in the park.  When melted, yes, it definitely smells like green grass with maybe some fresh herbs, including a smidgen of fresh mint. Nice, natural scent like the windows are open.
Throw:
4.00

Blooming Magnolia
Notes: Top: Blooming Magnolia, Green Leaves; Mid: Citrus Flower; Base: Musk, Creamy Sandalwood
Fantastic scent! This does smell a lot like magnolia flowers, but actually I would call it "lemon flower", since I smell lemon mixed with a sweet honeysuckle type note. When melted though, I don't detect a lemony or honeysuckle note. It just smells like authentic magnolia flowers, not overly sweet, and very natural.
Throw:
3.50

Caramel Butter
Notes: Top: Whipped Caramel, Melted Butter; Mid: Caramel Cream, Praline; Base: Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon Sugar
This scent came out last year but this is my first time buying it. This is the newer hard wax as well, even though the scent is older. It's weak on cold sniff, with a smidgen of coffee I think, but I also detect a plasticy note. When melted, I don't smell the plasticy note, just a rich caramel scent with a smidgen of coffee.
Throw:
4.00

Coffee Shop
Notes: Top: Roasting Coffee Beans; Mid: Warm Molten Mocha; Base: Hazelnuts, Milk
This is a creamy coffee scent with a hint of sweet hazelnut perhaps. It smells like a lot of other sweet coffee scents from other companies. It's a nice scent, but kind of "typical".
Throw:
3.00

Cookie Dough Bites
Notes: Top: Warm Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chips; Mid: Melted Butter, Sugar Crystals; Base: Sweet Vanilla, Chocolate Swirl
This really does smell like cookie dough with chocolate chips. The chocolate is subtle, like a milk chocolate rather than a strong burnt chocolate. And of course there's the rich buttery cookie dough note. Melted, there's also a subtle note in there that I can't put my finger on, maybe like a bready or yeasty note that I don't care for, but it's not strong enough to detract from the overall scent.
Throw:
3.25

Gardenia Petals
Notes: Top: Royal Gardenia Petals; Mid: Tuberose, Jasmine, Neroli; Base: Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla
A lovely sweet gardenia scent with a slightly soapy note and I think a smidgen of vanilla.
Throw:
4.00

Lavender de France
Notes: Top: Fresh French Lavender; Mid: Bergamot; Base: Light Woods
This is an authentic lavender scent. It's a little medicinal, but it also has a smidgen of sweetness that keeps it from being too medicinal. It's not a sweet or perfumey lavender scent.
Throw:
3.25

Lilac Garden
Notes: Top: White Lilac, Lotus Petals; Mid: Dewy Green Leaves; Base: White Oak
This is an authentic lilac scent. It has a smidgen of a "green" note that keeps it smelling natural. It's a little sweet, but not a fake or perfumey sweetness.
Throw:
3.25

Lost at Sea
Notes: Top: Sparkling Bergamot, Iced Lemon; Mid: Seaside Rain, Lavender Leaves; Base: Amber, White Birch, Geranium
At first I thought on cold sniff that this was just another salty watery scent, but it's a bit different in that it has a slight peppery note that makes it unique, and a hint of bitterness that I don't care for. Melted, that bitter note is more pronounced.
Throw:
2.75

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Notes: A blend of rich, true peanut butter and super sweet concord jelly
I didn't think I'd like this. Just the thought of the house smelling like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was a bit off-putting for me. But this scent is fantastic! It smells like their Peanut Butter Sugar scent, but with a grape note added, and not quite as sweet. I smell the rich grape jelly first, and then the salty nutty note. Since I don't smell a bready note, this smells more like a fruit and nut health bar than a sandwich. When melted, it smells almost exactly like their Peanut Butter Sugar scent, with a smidgen of grape.
Throw:
3.00

Pure Red Rose
Notes: Top: Beautiful Red Rose; Mid: Green Leaves, Light Apple; Base: Soft Powder
This is not a sweet pretty rose scent. It's not sweet, and in fact, it's very bitter. The bitterness gives it a slightly vinyl-like chemical note. I didn't like this one, but a lot of people love it.
Throw:
4.00

Snow Covered Bridge
Notes: Hints of earthy petitgrain and crushed mint mingle with smoky patchouli.
This scent came out during the winter and was not available in a wax melt, so I bought it in the "Fireflies" format (1.5 oz. candle) to cut up into melts. On cold sniff I smell fresh mint with a slight warm musk background and maybe a smidgen of sandalwood. But when melted, it smells completely different, like raw wood while walking through a forest, with a cedar note and maybe just a smidgen of balsam. Fantastic scent, one of my favorites!
Throw:
3.25

Sparkling Woods
Notes: Top: Sparkling Bergamot, Black Pepper; Mid: Cool Snow Drift; Base: Light Woods
This scent came out during the winter and was not available in a wax melt, so I bought it in the "Fireflies" format (1.5 oz. candle) to cut up into melts. This is a lovely scent. I smell a little bit of wood, a smidgen of pine perhaps, but the main note I can't put my finger on, maybe it's fig perhaps, and I think there might also be a warm amber note.
Throw:
3.25

Superfood Acai
Notes: Top: Acai Berry, Pink Grapefruit, Orange; Mid: Jasmine, Black Currant; Base: White Vetiver, Light Vanilla
Intense grapefruit scent with orange notes and I think I detect a bit of green tea.
Throw:
5.00

Sweet Pea
Notes: Top: Sweet Pea, Peach Blossom; Mid: Freesia, Spring Blooms; Base: Sandalwood, Light Vanilla
This really does smell like a sweet pea floral, that sweet rich warm almost vanilla floral scent with a smidgen of fruitiness.
Throw:
3.75

White Tea & Bergamot
Notes: Top: Earl Grey Leaves; Mid: Cool Water, Lily, Jasmine; Base: Warm Amber, Pepper
What a fantastic scent! I smell tea with a salty lemon and herbal note. It's more of a spa scent than a drinking tea scent.
Throw:
3.75

White Teakwood & Moss
Notes: A calming, woody base of oakmoss, cedarwood, musk, vanilla and balsam is topped with a refreshing mix of green apple, cinnamon and clove blended with lily, cyclamen, and heliotrope.
I love this scent! It's a sweet cedar wood scent with a natural note that gives it a slight moldy or mildewy note, but in a good way, and that's probably supposed to be the moss note. But when melted I don't smell that mossy note, just the sweet cedar wood, and I think there's a slight tobacco note. Very nice, and the scent lasted all day!
Throw:
3.75

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