Goose Creek Candle Wax Melt Reviews - January 2019

January 16, 2019

This is a review of Goose Creek Candle Wax Melts from January 2019. As is usually the case with Goose Creek Candle scents, these are very nice! 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.

Angel Food Cake
Notes: Top: Angel Food Cake, Warm Vanilla Bean; Mid: Whipped Cream, Soft Pear; Base: Cream Cake, Warm Sugar
Fantastic scent, and a bit unusual. It smells like slightly burnt sugar (in a good way) and milky vanilla, with a toasted marshmallow note, a hint of caramel, and maybe a barely detectable smidgen of some kind of fruit. It's sweet and rich, but not cloyingly sweet. On cold sniff I thought it might have a perfumey note, but when melted it does not. Looking at the scent notes, the fruit I'm detecting is the pear, but it's barely noticeable.
Throw:
3.75

Baby Powder
Notes: Top: Lemon, Lavender, Powder; Mid: Baby Powder Essence; Base: Violet, Rose, Cedarwood
It's baby powder! And it's fantastic! It has another note in there though that differentiates it from baby powder slightly, a bit of a musky note. Looking at the notes, I don't detect lemon, lavender, violet, rose or cedar. Perhaps the rose ever so slightly.
Throw:
4.00

Island Bliss
Notes: Top: Mandarin Orange, Amber, Sandalwood; Mid: Coconut Nectar, Kiwi Flower; Base: Soft Pear, Sandalwood
This is a fresh watery perfumey scent with a hint of lemon and possibly a smidgen of plum or a tropical fruit way in the background. Looking at the scent notes, the lemon I'm smelling is actually the orange, and the other fruit I guess is the pear. The tropical note must be the coconut. I don't smell sandalwood or any woodsy notes at all. It's quite nice!
Throw:
3.00

Mahogany Driftwood
Notes: Top: Lemon, Orange, Cardamom; Mid: Jasmine, Rosemary; Base: Mahogany, Teakwood, Driftwood
This is a men's cologne scent with woodsy, pine, and slightly smoky notes. On cold sniff, I smell more of the woodsy notes. But when melted, I smell more of the cologne note, although it's not an intense, sweet cologne scent. It's quite nice, kind of like ScentSationals Black Tux. Looking at the notes, I don't smell lemon or orange at all. The combination of rosemary and mahogany might be the pine I think I detect. And I guess the jasmine provides that hint of sweetness.
Throw:
3.75

Sage Leaf & Citrus
Notes: Top: Sage, Bright Citrus, Warm Leaves; Mid: Lavender, Geranium; Base: Patchouli, Powder, Musk
This smells like Sage & Citrus scents from other companies. Like other Sage & Citrus scents, I don't actually smell sage or citrus. Sage is a savory herb, and this is a slightly sweet scent, not savory. As for the citrus, perhaps a very sweet lemon? Although if I didn't know it's supposed to have a citrus note, I would not detect it. It's a nice, unique scent that smells a bit like an industrial cleaner, but not in a bad way at all. I like this Goose Creek version better than others I've smelled, as there seems to be a hint of something else way in the background that almost gives it a tiny bit of a foodie vibe. Looking at the notes, yes, I would definitely call this scent "bright", so I guess it IS citrus that I'm smelling. I don't detect lavender, but I think I do detect a hint of patchouli. And it's not a perfumey scent, so I don't smell musk.
Throw:
3.75

Storm Front
Notes: Top: Orange, Red Pineapple, White Peach; Mid: Crisp Apple, Jasmine, Lavender; Base: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Amber
This is a lovely perfume scent with musky and slightly peppery notes, a hint of a sweet floral like gardenia, a touch of bergamot that gives it a little bit of a cologney note, and maybe a smidgen of creamy fruit and light wood. It smells great! The scent notes are pretty accurate, although I don't smell orange and pineapple per se, but there definitely is a fruit note in there somewhere.
Throw:
3.50

Wind Blown Cotton
Notes: Top: Soft Cotton, Fresh Air; Mid: Sun Rays, Spring Breeze; Base: Soft Sandalwood, Gentle Flowers
This is a laundry scent, but different from any others I've smelled. That's because it has barely any sweetness. It's not a harsh or soapy laundry detergent scent either, more like fabric softener but not powdery, floral or perfumey. It's quite pleasant. If you like laundry scents but they give you a headache, try this one! Looking at the notes, I don't smell sandalwood per se, but that might be what's keeping this scent from being sweet.
Throw:
3.50

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