Kohl's Sonoma Wax Melt Reviews - Spring 2016
January 18, 2016
This is a review of Sonoma wax melts from Kohl's for Spring 2016. Many of these scents are from last year (with a couple of exceptions), but have been repackaged with new labels.
Be Loved - Rose & Currant
I smell sweet and slightly bitter currant fruit, but I also detect rose in the background. This is a nice relaxing bedroom type scent. When melted, it smells like an earthy rose.
Be Mine - Lily & Vanilla
This is spelled "Lilly" on the label! And the description is spot on; it smells like a combination of lily and vanilla. It's a nice gentle almost baby powder floral, combined with vanilla. It also has a very slight cashmere/amber note that gives it warmth, and for some reason I detect a smidgen of citrus?
Be Rejuvenated - Citrus Mist
Uplifting notes of ripe Tarocco orange, sugared clementine and zesty tangerine combine with juicy mandarin splashed over earthy hints of warm patchouli, soft amber and white woods
This smells like fake grapefruit with an orangey note. Not one of my favorites. I don't detect any patchouli, amber or woodsy notes at all.
Be Relaxed - Lavender Blossom
The natural appeal of fresh lavender balanced with crisp elements of aromatic thyme, balsam fir needle and dew-covered herbs.
This is a savory spa type lavender, not a sweet air freshener type lavender. It has a very slight industrial soap note, and there's a musty "off" note. Now looking at the scent notes, is may be the fir/pine that I'm smelling. Throw was non-existent, which is interesting because I have this same scent in the older packaging which I bought last year, and the throw on that one is fairly good. This goes to show that there can be differences in throw among different batches.
Be Revitalized - Eucalyptus & Mint
Bright herbal greens, white eucalyptus and smooth sandalwood gleam with budding lavender blossoms, effervescent bergamot and cool whispers of frosted mint
This is a spa mint scent, like sea salt scrub mixed with mint. It's very similar to ScentSationals Zen
, but with a slightly salty note. Although when melted, the salt dissipates and it takes on a slight laundry note. It's not a spearmint or "toothpaste" mint, but a nice relaxing spa mint. Very nice if you like mint and spa scents. Compared to ScentSationals Zen, Be Revitalized is slightly more minty. Throw is very good, around a 3 out of 5.
Be Soothed - Green Tea & Cedar
Calming green tea leaves, steeped black tea and gentle white tea blossom fuse with fresh citrus accents over herbaceous garden sage, ambered cedarwood and smooth vanilla bourbon
I can't figure out this scent, or if I like it or not. I don't smell cedar, and I'm not sure I smell tea either. There's a green herbal note, and maybe a hint of savory sage and a smidgen of vanilla and maybe a barely undetectable nuttiness. It also smells like a green plant of some kind. I really can't describe this one.
Be Tranquil - Sea Minerals & Citrus
Luminous notes of aquatic marine minerals blend with bursts of lively green sea grass, salty seam foam and smooth coastal driftwood touched by sun-warmed accents of ambered sand
This is a fresh watery sweet and slightly salty ocean type scent. I don't smell any citrus; in fact, no citrus is mentioned in the scent notes. I think there's a smidgen of fruity floral, or maybe apple, or actually there might be a barely noticeable hint of lemon or orange, but I can't tell for sure. This is a nice fresh bathroom scent.
Green Apple & Kale
Smells quite weak on cold sniff. My experience with Sonoma wax is that their spring and summer scents have poor throw if they're weak on cold sniff. I do smell the apple and something a little herbal and green in the background that tempers the sweetness of the apple. So rather than being a rich, sweet or caramely apple, it's a fresh springy slightly sour apple like maybe a Granny Smith baking apple. Actually it has a little of a cantaloupe note. There's also a smidgen of something that smells a little like cologne, so maybe it's the green note of the kale that gives it a fresh note. I did not buy this one.
Lemongrass & Herbs
Only available in a candle, and was very weak on cold sniff. It's herbal and salty with a smidgen of lemon. A nice scent if it were stronger.
Peach & Apricot
Fake peach scent that smells like cheap fake peach scented car freshener. I did not buy this one.
Only available in a candle, and quite strong on cold sniff. It's a very nice sweet strawberry scent with an ice creamy note. There's also a note of something a little savory, herbal and salty in the background, just enough to add some richness to the strawberry. I did buy a small candle and scooped out the wax.
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