This is a review of Hanna's Candle (Candlemart) Benditaroma Wax Melts. This Benditaroma "Blessed Fragrance" Collection is a spiritually inspired line of candles and scented wax melts. They have a spiritual message on the label, although they are not specifically religious or cater to any particular religious belief or denomination.
Misty fresh ozone, sweet red and tart green apples with subtle woods
A nice fresh crisp apple scent. It's not too sweet, which makes it smell very authentic. But it's not tart or sour either. I don't smell any woodsy notes, and it does have a nice "clean" note which is probably the ozone, but not enough to make this scent smell fake. It smells like a real apple!
Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar
This is a sweet rich vanilla buttercream scent with a little bit of a caramel note. I don't know if it's the same scent as their Vanilla Brulee (TimberWick) scent or not (slightly different notes). Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell cinnamon or nutmeg at all. Although cinnamon, hmmm, it could be there way in the back and barely noticeable.
Narcissus, sandalwood, and musk
This is my favorite scent of the Benditaroma collection, because it's so unique and different from anything else I've ever smelled. It smells like church. That may sound weird, but when you smell it you'll understand. It has that waxy generic slightly perfumey scent that you smell when you walk into a church. My description makes it sound bad, but it's all good, very good! There may also be a little bit of a baby powder note. Looking at the scent notes, I'm not sure what narcissus smells like (a daffodil type flower that is described of having a tuberose/ honeysuckle type scent with hay and green notes). I think I do smell the sandalwood, and a little bit of the rich perfumey note of the musk.
I thought I smelled coconut with a lemon note and then I realized this is the same scent as their Coconut Milk Mango scent. What a fantastic scent!
Sandalwood, patchouli, and vetiver bourbon
A raw cedar wood type scent but not as sweet, and might have a smidgen of a smoky note. It smells like pencil shavings. This is different from their Cedar Box scent or any of their other woodsy scents. I really like this one. It's very natural, and I think it would be great to melt on a chilly night. Actually, I just figured out that this is the same scent as Ember Glow, even though the notes are different (spiced wood, juniper, cinnamon, patchouli and vanilla).
Sweet blossoming plumeria blended with white freesia, lily of the valley, violet and musk
This smells like a nice clean, sweet, powdery, relaxing floral soap or woman's body wash.
Mandarin, juicy blackberry, pink freesia, star jasmine, vanilla orchid, strawberry, and musk
This is very light on cold sniff. It's a pleasant soft slightly sweet slightly soapy bedroom type scent, like cherry blossom, but different from their Wild Cherry Blossom scent. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell orange (mandarin) at all, and if there are blackberry and strawberry notes, they're very light and barely noticeable. Melted, this reminds me of a discontinued Crabtree & Evelyn scent called "Tom Kitten" that was supposed to be used in a baby's room. It had a delicate, slightly sweet, calming milk note with a smidgen of soapy floral. Up close, the scents are different, but melting in the room, they're quite similar. I really like this one.
Bergamot, floral, spice, ylang ylang, musk, vanilla, and woody
I smell a combination of nag champa incense, orange blossom/neroli, baby powder, oriental spices, and apricot. Looking at the scent notes, bergamot is a deep, boozy, tart, soapy, tea-like citrusy scent that supposedly smells a lot like Earl Grey tea. So that, combined with the floral, musk and spice, may be where I'm getting the orange blossom and apricot notes. It's very similar to their Sparkling Orange Blossom scent, but with slightly different notes. A fantastic soft sweet powdery scent with a Coppertone suntan oil note.
I have no idea how to describe this scent. It's nice, a little sweet, maybe a little bit woodsy and men's cologne, but there's a smidgen of a sour note in there, although not nearly enough to ruin the scent. Looking at the scent notes, well that's just mish-mash of all kinds of scents! There's the cedarwood, and I think I smell the violet. I don't smell orange or lemon at all. Maybe the amber for warmth, and maybe a little bit of rose.