Goose Creek Candle Wax Melt Reviews - February 2020

February 25, 2020

This is a review of 3 new Goose Creek Candle Wax Melts from February 2020: Melon Picnic, Sugared Donut, and Sweet Tea. As always, they're great scents, and very strong. Goose Creek Candle wax melts and candles can be found on their website at goosecreekcandle.com.

Melon Picnic
Notes: Top: Sliced Watermelon, Sweet Sugar; Mid: Light Apple, Red Grapefruit; Base: Soft Citrus, Summer Sun
I'm not a fan of melon scents, but this scent surprised me! Rather than being watermelon with a grassy floral or fresh air note like I was expecting, this smells like what I can only describe as watermelon cough syrup, but in a good way. I smell the watermelon with a hint of a dirt note, as well as a sweet candy note, but there's another note that I can't put my finger on, and I think it's eucalyptus. And maybe even a smidgen of lemon. In fact, it's the same note that's in ScentSationals Raspberry Margarita, which I described as raspberry and eucalyptus or medicinal cough syrup, but again, in a good way (and notes for that scent are raspberries, lemon-lime zest, and a hint of wild mint). It's a really good, unique scent, although one that I think people will either love or hate. Looking at the notes, I don't see anything that would create that eucalyptusy note, and I don't smell grapefruit at all.
Throw:
5.00

Sugared Donut
Notes: Top: Fried Donut, Warm Sugar; Mid: Fried Dough, Soft Cinnamon Swirl; Base: Sprinkled Sugar, Warm Vanilla
A yummy scent that smells like super sweet dough with brown sugar, a tiny bit of cinnamon, and maybe a smidgen of marshmallow and nuts. It has a smidgen of a perfumey note that makes it smell not totally authentic, but I actually like that note. Very nice scent. I believe it's very similar to Brown Sugar Churros, which I no longer have so I can't compare, although I recall that it had more cinnamon; the notes are similar, except the Churros notes include caramel, maple, pecan and brown sugar, none of which this scent includes (even though I do smell brown sugar and a smidgen of nuts). Someone said it smells a lot like their French Toast scent, but comparing them they are totally different; French Toast is very rich and buttery, has a tiny bit of a salty note, and hardly any (if any) cinnamon.
Throw:
4.00

Sweet Tea
Notes: Top: Tea Leaves, Warm Honey; Mid: Peach Nectar, Light Rose; Base: Sparkling Grapefruit, Lemon Zest
This might be one of the most authentic lemon scents I've ever smelled, and it's different from every other lemon scent out there. Rather than being a standard sweet lemon, this is the intense, pungent, slightly bitter rind of the lemon and it smells totally authentic. It has only a hint of sweetness. On cold sniff I definitely smell the tea as well, but lemon is the main note. However, when melting I smell the tea first, and the lemon note is not as zesty and intense as it is on cold sniff, and is more "green", like an underripe lemon. Great, authentic scent! Looking at the notes, I don't smell peach or rose, and I don't smell grapefruit per se, but I'm sure that's the bitter citrusy note. I do smell a hint of the honey on cold sniff, but not when melting.
Throw:
3.50

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