Hanna's Candle (Candlemart) Wax Melt Reviews - May 2017
May 18, 2017
This is a review of Hanna's Candle (Candlemart) Wax Melts from May 2017. Hanna's Candle wax melts are high quality, yet affordable. They smell great and throw well. And customer service is excellent! Visit Hanna's Candle (Candlemart) at https://candlemart.com.
Effective mid-2023, the Hanna's Candle candlemart.com website is closed, but the Hanna's Candle warehouse retail store in Fayetteville, AR is still open for cash purchases, no shipping.
Banana Nut Bread
Freshly baked bread, bananas, apricots, walnuts, vanilla, whipped butter, ginger, nutmeg crystals, and clove
Super rich and buttery and banana-ey with a salty nutty note, this one may very well put all other banana bread scents to shame. Comparing this scent with Goose Creek Sweet Banana Bread, they both smell fantastic but I like Hanna's Banana Nut Bread more. And comparing this to Mainstays Banana Nut Bread, there's no comparison at all; the Mainstays version is nice but a bit artificial. This scent and the Wild Berry scent are my favorite scents out of all of these!
Black Mulberry Tree
Sweet mulberry and juicy plum woven with sparkling citrus nuances and a splash of vineyard grape
I smell sweet grape and dark blackberry and a little bit of plum, which makes this scent very rich. It's not an authentic grape scent, but more like grape candy. If you like grape scents, this is a good one.
Orange, lily, bergamot, jasmine, rosewood, heliotrope, and musk
A sweet super warm scent with strong amber and musk notes, baby powder, and a slight cologne note. There's a nice floral note in there that I can't identify that almost has a foodie quality like vanilla. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell orange at all. The nice floral note that I couldn't identify is most likely the heliotrope, which according to online research, is a "delicious powdery scent that oscillates between marzipan, vanilla, cherry pie and almond (hence its alternative name "cherry pie flower")". Well that explains the baby powder note I'm smelling. But I don't detect any almond. Melted, I smell mostly a warm baby powder note, probably the heliotrope. This is a unique scent and I really like it.
Bergamot, jasmine, sandalwood, iris, vanilla, patchouli, musk and cedar
Fantastic sweet very warm cozy scent, definitely a strong cashmere note (which smells like amber but a bit lighter and more powdery), and maybe a little bit of amber wood. This smells a lot like Glade Cashmere Woods.
White oak wood, birch, citrus bergamot, florals, musk and cedarwood
This really does smell quite a bit like cedar. It's a sweet light wood scent.
Coconut Milk Mango
Sweet creamy coconut milk, pineapple, cilantro, kumquat, and vanilla bean
I'm not a big fan of tropical scents, but I really like this one. I smell coconut and tropical fruit. The fruit is slightly sour (in a good way), and it's a rich scent, probably because of the "creamy coconut milk" note. But what makes me really like this scent is it smells like there's a hint of lemon in there. Which there's not. That combination of coconut with that slightly lemony fruity note is very nice. The "lemon" I think I smell is probably the kumquat, which smells kind of like a pungent sour orange, a bit like satsuma. I don't like pineapple scents, and thankfully I don't smell that note in here, or if it's there, it's tempered by the other notes.
Top notes of cinnamon & clove with juicy apple fused with orange zest
This is not a fresh crisp apple scent, but a slightly cinnamony apple scent, like light apple cider or apple juice with a little bit of cinnamon. It's a very nice scent, and not an overly spicy fall apple scent. It's very similar to ScentSationals Cinnamon Apples
, which smells like walking into a Michaels arts and crafts store in the fall! Scent was gone within 2 hours though.
Early Morning Mist
Dewy ozone, delicate white florals, and soft cyclamen floating above a breezy background of sheer musk
A fresh air, salty ocean water scent that smells like a lot of other similar scents out there. It's a nice scent, not overly sweet, and smells a bit like a fresh, maybe slightly cologney, body wash.
Fresh Cotton Blossom
Fresh sparkling aldehydes, lemon water, and cool ozone with fresh laundry accord and muguet (lily of the valley). Driftwood and blue musk add a comforting finish.
Standard laundry scent, more of a fabric softener scent rather than a harsh detergent scent, and not overly sweet.
Fresh Lavender Garden
The sweet, sparkling aroma of Lavender de Provence, jasmine flowers, and rose petals
On cold sniff, I smell a slightly sweet lavender with a hint of herbs in the background. The herbs make it slightly medicinal, but the sweetness tempers that herbal note. Melted, it smells like lavender scented cleaner, but in a good way. It's a fresh clean lavender rather than a sweet powdery lavender. Looking at the scent notes, there are no herbs. The jasmine and rose add the sweetness, although I don't smell jasmine and rose per se.
Grandma's Apple Basket
The crisp and clean scent of freshly sliced Granny Smith apples...this deliciously tart, yet slightly sweet aroma is simply irresistible.
A crisp juicy apple scent with a little sweet caramel, and on cold sniff I detect a smidgen of wood I think, which I don't smell when melted. Looking at the scent notes, it's not wood I smell, it's the tartness in the scent notes. On cold sniff I don't detect any tartness, but I think I do slightly when melted.
Sweet honeysuckle and a touch of lemon blending effortlessly with a bouquet of orange blossom, yellow freesia, muguet (lily of the valley) and gardenia, sweet musk.
This is not an authentic honeysuckle scent, but more like a sweet honeysuckle perfume, in a good way. It's a fantastic scent. I also detect an orange blossom/neroli note, which is one of my favorite scents, and maybe a smidgen of honey, although honey is not in the scent notes. The scent lasted all day (at least 8 hours).
A sweet floral note that resembles jasmine with a hint of citrus and honey
This is the same as their Honeysuckle Blossom scent, even though they have different notes. I think the Honeysuckle Blossom notes are the correct ones, since I do detect a little bit of orange blossom and gardenia, and just a barely detectable smidgen of lemon. Although I do detect a smidgen of honey in both scents, and honey is not listed as a note in the Honeysuckle Blossom scent. The scent lasted all day (at least 8 hours).
Juicy Apple Pomegranate
Granny Smith apples, pear, jasmine, rich woods, and a touch of green herbs
This is a very nice fresh apple scent with a pear note and maybe a hint of berries. It's very authentic and not overly sweet, and has a tiny bit of an earthy note. Interestingly, there's no pomegranate in the scent notes! I don't smell wood at all, but that might be the earthy note I detect.
Juicy Apricot Jam
A true-fruit rendition of juicy apricot embellished with sweet mango nectar and just a hint of creamy coconut
This is a sour but authentic peach scent, more like the fuzzy outside of the peach than the inside. It's a little sweet, but not as sweet as I would have expected based on the name. I didn't think I would like this based on cold sniff, but I really like it. Although it doesn't smell like jam as it's not sweet enough. I don't smell coconut at all.
Juicy ripe Anjou pear, tart green apple, white blossom and musk.
This is not what I was expecting. Sometimes pear scents are too bland, or smell too much like apple, or have a bakery or cinnamon note. This smells fantastic, a super sweet pear scent. It actually smells a bit like sweet banana. There are no bakery or spicy notes, which is good. It smells like there might be a smidgen of floral in the background. Ah, the notes include white blossom and musk, so combined with the pear that's probably why I'm smelling a really sweet almost candy-like banana.
Key Lime Pie
Lime, bergamot, and melon balanced by green notes, geranium, violet leaf and tagette (marigold)
This is a fake lemony lime scent, but not in a bad way. I don't smell any bakery notes, so it doesn't smell like pie, and it's not as sweet as I'd expect from a pie scent. It's almost a salty lime scent, maybe more like a margarita, but still not sweet enough. I like this scent. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell melon.
Lilac Breeze Trio
This is the same scent as Lilac Petals and Soft Lilac Petals (both of which I've reviewed on this page). The package has the Lilac Breeze wax first, behind the scent name Periwinkle Pansy, which is incorrect.
A very nice soft warm soapy floral scent, like an expensive floral scented soap. It has a bit of a honeysuckle note.
This is one of the best floral scents I've ever smelled. If it were available in a single pack, I would hoard it! It smells a little like green grass with a smidgen of gardenia, not really violet. It's bright and not overly sweet and doesn't smell like perfume. The scent lasted all day!
Fresh picked lilac with pear-splashed medley of boxwood, violet, precious woods, and berry-infused musk.
A very nice sweet lilac perfume scent. It's not really an authentic lilac scent; in fact, it's a rather standard lilac scent among wax melts and candles. I really like it though. This is the same as the Soft Lilac Petals scent, even though the scent notes are very slightly different; this one supposedly has pear and boxwood, where the other scent doesn't, but I don't smell pear or boxwood (boxwood would give it a green, herbal note).
Luxurious Velvet Woods
Fresh greens, blooming tobacco, patchouli, fir needle, cedar, bay leaves, and citrus splashed florals
I smell sandalwood with perhaps a barely detectable hint of smokiness. It's not really sweet. There's also a richness like maybe amber, but not a sweet amber, maybe tobacco. Melted, it has a little bit of a waxy note, and also a smidgen of a foodie quality. Looking at the scent notes, there's the tobacco. I don't smell fir, but now that I know it's there I think I detect it way in the background.
Juicy dark berries, orange, creamy frangipani, dewy honeysuckle, orris, oud and vanilla musk
A very sweet but warm cologne type scent that also has a hint of a laundry note. It's similar to Black Sands but not as much of a warm amber note, and it has that slight laundry note that Black Sands does not. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell any berries, although they could be way in the background. And I don't smell orange at all. And some of the notes, I just don't know what they are so I had to look them up. Frangipani is a flower that smells a little like rose and gardenia, orris is iris flower root, and oud is a dark resinous tree sappy woodsy scent.
Imagine a Japanese garden - clean and floral with herbal notes to round it out
I don't care for this. It smells like basil with a floral note. It's a combination of sour and sweet that I don't think work well together. It smells a little better melted, a very "natural" scent, but I still don't care for it. The scent notes don't say much except floral and herbal, which is accurate. Out of all the scents I'm reviewing today, this is one of the only two I really dislike.
Gardenia and mimosa blend with orange flower, tuberose, lush violet, and exotic woods
A sweet yet bitter fake floral scent. There's nothing about this scent that smells like an authentic flower, as it has a chemical note. I thought when melted it might smell a little better, like a fresh floral, but it was quite bitter and smelled a little like bug spray. I didn't like this one. Looking at the scent notes, everything in there is sweet and rich, so I'm not sure where the bitterness is coming from. Out of all the scents I'm reviewing today, this is one of the only two I really dislike.
Rose, cyclamen, white musk and tender woods
A bright floral that smells a lot like rose. It's a fake floral, like a floral room spray, not authentic, but that's not a bad thing as it's a great scent. It's not overly sweet and has a smidgen of bitterness to make it smell a little more authentic. It's not a perfumey scent at all. Looking at the scent notes, there's the rose. And cyclamen is a scent that smells a little like geranium, which is kind of a slightly bitter floral scent. I just realized this is the same scent as their Carmine Rose
Sandalwood & Jasmine
West Indian lime, cedarwood, jasmine, eucalyptus, orange flower, patchouli leaf oil and sandalwood
On cold sniff, I smell the sandalwood first, but there's also a slight floral note in the background. It's kind of sweet and has a little bit of a men's cologne note. Melted, it's more woodsy (but not smoky), with a slight sweetness, and doesn't have as much of that cologne note. It's a different scent than Cedar Box and Luxurious Velvet Woods (which are also woodsy scents with a slight sweetness). It actually smells a lot like a sweet lavender scent with a smidgen of cedar. Looking at the notes, I don't smell lime or eucalyptus at all.
Soft Lilac Petals
Fresh-picked lilac blended with violet, precious woods, and berry-infused musk
I think this is the same as the new Lilac Petals scent, even though the scent notes are very slightly different. But this one and has very slightly better throw, even though this is the older scent and Lilac Petals is brand new. However, the difference is very subtle, and might simply be due to other variables such as a slightly lower temperature in my room today than yesterday.
Sparkling Pink Prosecco
Citrus, muguet (lily of the valley), apricot and passionfruit complement the sweetness of sugared currants
Prosecco is an Italian white wine, similar to champagne. This smells like orange soda but not overly citrusy, as there's something else in there, maybe a smidgen of floral. Looking at the scent notes, the floral is the muguet (lily of the valley).
Sugared pineapple, banana, coconut milk, clove, and tonka bean (vanilla)
On cold sniff, it smells like very sweet pineapple scent with maybe a hint of vanilla. This is not a bakery scent. There may be a hint of coconut, which makes this smell like a really sweet Pina Colada. When melted though, it's not really a tropical drink scent, but more of a fake sweet pineapple scent that still smells pretty good if you like pineapple scents (I don't care for pineapple scents). Looking at the scent notes, they're spot on! This is the same scent as their Hawaiian Delight (TimberWick) scent.
Sweet Strawberry Preserves
Strawberries, sweet red raspberries, and white sugar
Super sweet rich strawberry scent that really does smell like strawberry jam. Fantastic scent! There may be another fruit in there, maybe blackberry, that makes this scent so rich. Looking at the scent notes, the other fruit is raspberry.
The refreshing mouth-watering scent of a juicy summer watermelon
I'm not a big fan of watermelon scents, but I like this one because it's a very sweet candy-like watermelon that almost has a slight strawberry note. Very summery! The scent notes say just watermelon, but there's definitely sugar in there too. This is a different scent from their Jolly Rancher Watermelon
, which is a very fake watermelon candy scent (although still a nice scent if you like candy scents).
White Gardenia Blossom
Gardenia, rose bud and white jasmine with traces of wood, powdered musk and a hint of sweet vanilla
This is a heavenly, old-fashioned floral perfume scent, kind of like White Shoulders perfume.
White Peach Nectar
Cinnamon, nutmeg, apricot puree, molasses, pumpkin, peach, nectarine, vanilla, sugar, clove
Based on the name, I expected this to be a very sweet scent, but it's not. It's actually quite sour, with just a little bit of sweetness. On cold sniff I do smell peach, along with a very slight bready note in the background, even though this is not a bakery scent. The picture of peach blossoms on the front tells me that there should be a floral note, but I don't smell that. It's very similar to Juicy Apricot Jam. Smelling them side by side, now I can actually detect a slight floral note in this one which for some reason I thought was a bready note but it's not. Melted, I just smell a nice sour peach, no floral or bready notes, and it actually smells more like a tropical scent (like small yellow guava, which has a sour note). Looking at the notes, I don't smell cinnamon, nutmeg, or clove at all, or any type of spice.
Juicy blackberries and sweet cranberries dusted with confectioners sugar
A fantastic rich sweet buttery blueberry scent with sweet buttercream and marshmallow and cotton candy notes. Looking at the notes, there are no blueberries. I don't smell cranberries at all (which would be slightly bitter), I really smell blueberries, and the wax is light blue! This is the same as their Wild Berry Cobbler
scent. This scent and the Banana Nut Bread are my favorite scents out of all of these.
Wild Cherry Blossom
Cherry blossom notes drift through Asian lotus and delicate rose, dew covered lily, and lustrous greens
All I smell on cold sniff is old waxy soap. Melted, it smells a bit better, still like old waxy soap, but it's actually kind of a nice old-fashioned scent, like Grandma's bathroom! It's not very sweet, and it doesn't smell like cherry blossom at all.
Wild Honeysuckle Trio
This is the same scent as Honeysuckle Blossom and Honeysuckle Vine.
I think this scent and Sparkling Orange Blossom are switched in the package. This is a combination of a creamy tropical fruit scent and a floral scent, with maybe a smidgen of vanilla and maybe also a barely detectable trace of coconut. It's a lovely scent, even though it doesn't smell like a hydrangea flower.
Sparkling Orange Blossom
I think this scent and Hydrangea Blooms are switched in the package. Although I definitely smell orange blossom in this one, I think the Wild Honeysuckle scent has a stronger orange blossom note. This is a very nice sweet floral and orange blossom (neroli) scent with a light wood note (like an agar or oud wood) and maybe some Oriental spices. It also smells a little like Coppertone suntan oil. It's a fantastic, unusual scent, and the scent lasted all day!