Hobby Lobby Wax Melt Reviews

December 23, 2017

This is a review of Hobby Lobby Wax Melts from December 2017. Hobby Lobby comes out with a handful of new scents a few times a year. They're very nice scents, and it seems like the scents are getting even better as time goes on. Most of the scents in this review are brand new, within the past few months.

Amber Petals
Notes: Frosted citron, amber, cedarwood and neroli
This smells like warm, rich musky old-fashioned honeysuckle perfume. DD also has (or used to have) a scent called Honeysuckle Bouquet, which was different from this scent (more soapy, like honeysuckle scented soap, and not as sweet and rich). Looking at the scent notes, I do detect the neroli in the background, which is a scent I love. And the amber of course adds the warmth. I don't smell cedar, and I definitely don't smell citrus. I'm surprised I don't see honeysuckle or musk in the notes. I really like this scent. 
Throw:
3.50

Apple Spiced Cider
Notes: Cinnamon, red apple & clove
A typical fall cinnamon apple scent. This one smells a bit better than other similar scents I've smelled. It's more authentic and doesn't have that waxy note that some cinnamon apple scents have.
Throw:
3.00

Christmas Tree
Notes: Pine needles, fir balsam & wintergreen
A fantastic blue spruce scent with a woodsy note. It's not a biting pine scent or a smoky scent, and it's different and more authentic than most of the pine type scents I've smelled, with that aldehyde type of note that I love in Colonial Candle Blue Spruce scent. Looking at the scent notes, wintergreen has an anise note, but I don't smell anything like that in this scent, or any minty notes either.
Throw:
3.25

Exotic Oasis
Notes: Blooming clematis, magnolia, ebony wood and poppies
I love this scent! It's a super sweet floral perfumey scent with a berry note and maybe a hint of marshmallow, a bit like pink sugar. Very girly! Looking at the scent notes, I'm surprised I don't see any fruit since I do smell a little bit of fruit, maybe raspberry or plum.
Throw:
2.75

Gardenia Blossoms
Notes: Gardenia, jasmine & lilac
This smells like real gardenia. It's not overly sweet or perfumey. It has a little bit of a hothouse or greenhouse floral note. Looking at the scent notes, I do smell the lilac too. It's a nice scent. 
Throw:
3.75

Gourmet Taffy
Notes: Buttery salt water taffy at its best
This scent wasn't available when I did this review; hence no picture. It's a sweet candyish scent, but different from the Jelly Bean scent in that it's also rich and buttery. I can't tell what kind of fruit it is; it smells a little like pineapple. And the wax is yellow. It's not overly fruity, but more like a sweet buttery candy scent with a slight fruit note. It's a nice scent, but it only lasted about an hour and a half!
Throw:
3.50

Grammie's Toffee
Notes: Butter, caramel & vanilla
It's caramel. A nice scent, but just a typical caramel scent. It's slightly salty but not really a salted caramel scent. 
Throw:
4.00

Grapefruit & Cinnamon
Notes: Bright citrus & spice
It's an odd combination, but it works. This smells like a tropical berry. I smell the slight bitterness of the grapefruit, although I don't detect grapefruit per se. And I detect a little of the cinnamon, but it smells more like it's just part of the berry scent. It's sweet too, but not overly sweet. I like it. It smells a lot like an old ScentSationals scent called Fiesta (different from Tropical Fiesta). I'm surprised I don't see berries in the notes.
Throw:
3.25

Jelly Bean
Notes: Fruity melange of strawberry, pineapple, banana, grape and orange
This is a fruity candy scent, but I can't figure out what fruit. I think I smell grape, but maybe also a little bit of strawberry and even banana. Looking at the scent notes, they're spot on. I don't smell pineapple or orange though. Although it's a sweet scent, it's slightly less sweet than what I would expect from a jelly bean scent. Actually, it smells more like fruity gumdrops or gummy bears or something like that. It smells a bit like ScentSationals Rock Candy but with slightly different notes, and a little less sweet.
Throw:
3.75

Lavender & Oakwood
Notes: Soft medley of rosewood oak and blond woods wrapped with fresh lavender
This is a medicinal but fresh lavender scent with a eucalyptus note and a hint of light milky sandalwood. It's not a sweet scent, but it does have just a smidgen of sweetness. I like it; it's different.
Throw:
3.75

Sunflower Meadow
Notes: Summer sunflowers in full bloom
This smells like jasmine with maybe a hint of neroli. It's not a warm, rich, musky honeysuckle scent like Amber Petals, and it's different from their old Honeysuckle Bouquet scent. It also has a little bitterness that makes it more authentic and not as perfumey. I don't normally like that bitter note, but it's subtle and doesn't detract from the scent. I like this one.
Throw:
5.00

Tangerine & White Musk
Notes: Fresh citrus burst of grapefruit and tangerine with lavender and white musk
This is an orange scent with some notes in the background that I don't like. I don't smell musk or anything perfumey at all. It's like orange mixed with peach and something a little bitter or sour, but not sour in a good way like satsuma. Looking at the scent notes, the bitterness is the grapefruit. And I don't smell lavender at all. Actually now that I know it's in there, maybe I do detect it a little, but it doesn't work well at all with the bitterness of the grapefruit.
Throw:
4.00

Warm Cookies
Notes: Sweet milk, creamy butter & vanilla
Super rich vanilla cookies with maybe a hint of brown sugar and smidgen of marshmallow. It's a sweet scent, but not overly sweet, and it's even a little salty, like the butter that makes it rich. It's different from other vanilla cookie scents I've smelled, and I thought I detected a smidgen of chocolate, although it's not in the scent notes.
Throw:
3.25

Water Lily & Bergamot
Notes: Clean water lily and bergamot
A nice green slightly zesty scent with a hint of a cologne note and perhaps a smidgen of a floral undertone. It's similar to White Sage & Eucalyptus, but that scent is more peppery and this one is sweeter and with the cologne and slight floral note. I like this one more. 
Throw:
3.75

White Sage & Eucalyptus
Notes: Sage and eucalyptus intermingled with lime and aromatic black pepper
A zesty herbal scent with a slight peppery note and a smidgen of mint. I guess the mint is the eucalyptus. There's a slight savory note which I guess is the sage, but it's an herbal savory note. Looking at the scent notes, I do detect the lime, which is the zestiness. It's more herbal than zesty. I like it. It's very similar to Water Lily & Bergamot, but this scent is more peppery and that scent is a little sweet and with a cologne note.  
Throw:
4.00

Wood Shop
Notes: Fresh cut wood, sweet leather and cologne
I love this scent! It's men's cologne with raw wood and mesquite (salty smoky woodsiness). It's not a real wood shop type scent, as that would have that raw pencil shavings type wood note. And it's not a smoky campfire type scent. It's like a combination of men's cologne and ScentSationals Smoked Birch (or AmbiEscents Aspen Birch, same scent). Looking at the notes, I don't smell leather, although it might be way in the background. 
Throw:
3.25

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