This is a review of the Christmas 2016 Mainstays Wax Melts from Walmart (Apples & Evergreen, Pine, Spiced Cranberry, Spiced Orange, Winter Mittens). Mainstays usually doesn't come out with this many new wax melt scents in a season.
Apples & Evergreen
This is a nice even blend of sweet apples and pine, with maybe just a smidgen of caramel. I'm not sure which I smell more, the apples or pine. It's a combination that wouldn't seem to make sense, but it works.
This is an authentic woodsy spruce scent. Mainstays came out with an Evergreen Spruce scent last year or the year before, and although it smells very similar to this Pine scent, the Evergreen Spruce scent is more of that biting artificial pine with a smidgen of sweetness. This new Pine scent smells nicer.
This is a nice cranberry sauce scent, sweet with a little bit of that bitterness, making it an authentic cranberry rather than a "candy" type cranberry. I think there's some kind of spice in the background but I'm not sure what. This is definitely a fall type scent.
This smells like orange pomander, which is orange plus spices. I think cloves is one of the spices, but I don't smell cinnamon. This is a strong, rich, almost savory orange scent. I'm not a fan of this one, or pomander scents in general, as they're a bit nauseating to me.
This smells like Better Homes & Gardens Pure White Woods, and on cold sniff there's just a hint of mint which I smell from close up but not in the room. It's a nice classy light woodsy scent with a hint of sweetness and no smokiness.