This is a review of the Christmas 2017 Mainstays Wax Melts from Walmart (By The Fire, Cranberry Mistetoe, Gingerbread Spice). These 3 scents use hard wax, rather than the usual soft wax, and are manufactured by Hanna's Candle rather than MVP Group International (the company that usually makes the Mainstays wax melts).
By The Fire
A nice smoky scent but it's not a woodsy smoky scent, more like almost a foodie smoky scent. There may be a hint of a cologne note, but it's definitely not a cologne scent, nor is it a sweet scent at all. It has a bit of a Play-Doh note but that doesn't really detract from the scent. It smells a lot like the old Better Homes & Gardens Wooded Mountain Trails and a little bit like the old ScentSationals Camelot, but with slightly different notes.
The tangy scent of homemade cranberry sauce mingles with the fresh fragrance of mistletoe to create the perfect aroma for fall or winter.
A nice strong sweet and tart cranberry scent with a pine note. There's also a smidgen of some other berry note in here like raspberry that gives it a bit more richness.
A perfect gingerbread scent. I can smell the bread and all the spices, including nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and a hint of cloves and cinnamon. Fantastic yummy scent!