ScentSationals Wax Melt Reviews from Meijer - Summer 2016

July 8, 2016

This is a review of ScentSationals Wax Melts from Meijer from Summer 2016. These scents are not available at Walmart.

Almond Brandy Pudding Fusion
Notes: Almond milk splashed with aged brandy and stirred with salted caramel, roasted almond silvers, Kenyan coffee and Madagascar vanilla bean baked into a creamy custard pudding
This is a super intense, super rich milky buttery caramel or butterscotch scent with a little bit of salt. If I didn't know coffee was in this one, I might not detect it, but now that I know, I do detect a smidgen of creamy coffee. I don't think I detect the almond or any kind of nutty note. Very yummy, and very rich!
Throw:
5.00

Cactus Blossom
Notes: Freshly picked eucalyptus leaf intermingles with ozone-infused citrus, sea salted herbs and hints of wild apple wrapped in sparkling marine greens and the warmth of mossy woods
This smells like aloe (which smells like cucumber but more bland), which is a scent I'm not fond of. But there's also a light sweet floral in the background that makes the aloe scent more interesting and refreshing. When melted, however, it just smells like aloe with a slight sweetness in the background, but it also smells a little bit like paint. I didn't care for it. It's the same as an older scent called Cactus Flower.
Throw:
3.00

Dark Musk
Notes: Luxurious notes of warm amber and gently spiced woods drift through earthy patchouli undertones enveloped in sweet Tahitian vanilla and musk-infused sandalwood
This is a dupe of a discontinued scent called Date Night (not the one with the purple label), which is also the same as a discontinued scent called Rogue. It's a fantastic warm men's cologne scent with a sweet slightly candy like note. Hard to describe, but it's incredible.
Throw:
5.00

Enchanted Woods
Notes: A masculine blend of mahogany wood with southern bourbon, creamy vanilla with warm amber
This is a men's cologne scent with a nice warm amber note and a bit of a woodsy background, but not smoky. There's also a very slight bakery note way in the background, like vanilla or maybe a smidgen of caramel. Looking at the scent notes, I guess the caramel note is the bourbon. This scent smells a little bit like Mahogany Woods, but sweeter and with that bakery note. It's a very nice scent. Melted, it's halfway between a cologne scent and a sweet foodie scent. The scent lasted a long time.
Throw:
3.50

Eucalyptus Leaf & Cedar Fusion
Notes: Fresh greens, wild citrus and crushed eucalyptus leaf combine with aquatic nuances of spicy cardamom along with white cedar, oriental amber and mossy musk
I definitely smell the eucalyptus, and there's a very slight sweetness in the background and maybe a lemongrass note. Looking at the scent notes, the citrus is probably the lemony note I'm detecting. I don't smell amber or musk. Melted, this is definitely a eucalyptus scent, but more of a lemony eucalyptus scented industrial cleaner rather than a spa scent. I don't care for this one.
Throw:
4.00

Flaming Orange
Notes: Juicy mandarin, sweet tangerine and ripe Valencia orange blend with tangy lemon zest and juicy notes of glittering island pineapple
This is actually an older scent that they brought back. I had heard it was the same ScentSationals Molten Orange, but it's not. Molten Orange has a bit of a lemony note in the background, where Flaming Orange does not. Both scents have a slight grapefruit note. Flaming Orange is not as intense as Molten Orange. It smells a little bit like ScentSationals Rainbow Fruit (a strong fruity scent with orange, lemon and red berry notes), but more orangey. There's a bit of a fake note in there as well. Looking at the scent notes, I don't detect the lemon or pineapple, although the pineapple, maybe just a smidgen.
Throw:
3.00

Grapefruit Tequila
Notes: Effervescent pink grapefruit enhanced by bergamot, petitgrain and sweet, creamy vanilla
This is a very sweet scent that smells like grapefruit candy, but a fake chemical sweet grapefruit scent that I don't like. Looking at the scent notes, there's no effervescence (which would give it a soda type note), I don't detect bergamot (which would give it a cologney note), I think I smell a bit of vanilla, and petitgrain is a very similar scent to orange blossom which I don't smell at all.
Throw:
2.75

Mahogany Woods
Notes: Sun-warmed oriental amber infused with soft sandalwood and fresh cedar wrapped in essences of golden citron, crushed coriander, gingered orange flower, and suede tobacco
This is a men's cologne or body wash type scent with a noticeable fresh wood note (not smoky), and a little bit of warm amber, and maybe a smidgen of patchouli in the background. Looking at the scent notes, there's the amber, and I do smell the sandalwood and cedar. Nice scent, but sadly no throw. This is a dupe of an older scent called Mahogany Teakwood.
Throw:
0.00

Princess Petal
Notes: Vibrantly sweet pink poppy, juicy apricot, all blended with creamy coconut sit perfectly on soft amber-vanilla, & white sandalwood
This one is not strong on cold sniff. It smells a little bit like ScentSationals Pretty in Pink, a pink sugar type scent, which is a sweet candy-like girly perfumey scent with hints of raspberry. It's a sweet warm ambery scent with a little bit of a girly perfume in the background. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell apricot or coconut at all. I love this scent.
Throw:
2.25

Salted Caramel Apple
Notes: Juicy wedges of fresh picked apple stirred with cinnamon fused caramel blending into a sugar sweet vanilla cupcake batter
This is an older scent that they brought back. The name says it all, it smells like sweet apples covered in super salty rich buttery caramel that almost has a popcorn note. It's one of my favorite scent, super rich and yummy!
Throw:
5.00

Sienna Suede Fusion
Notes: The brightness of citrus splashed greens, wild herbs and ambered fougere embrace dark woody patchouli, milky sandalwood and oriental amber spun with black suede and cocoa bean
I love this scent! It's another yummy foodie cologne type scent. It smells a little bit like Mahogany Woods, but not as woodsy, and warmer than Enchanted Woods. I definitely smell amber and maybe vanilla and possibly patchouli and maybe a smidgen of tobacco. Looking at the scent notes, I don't smell citrus. And although I don't smell chocolate, that's probably what I think is the vanilla and makes this scent smell so yummy. Melted, I don't detect all of the notes that I do on cold sniff. It's a very nice, rich men's cologne scent, but when melted it's quite similar to a lot of other men's cologne scents I have.
Throw:
3.50

Spice Market Fusion
Notes: Exotic amber, oriental myrrh and rich spices embrace notes of black iris, eastern orchid and refreshing emerald bamboo balanced by brushed suede, warm musk and red saffron
I expected this one to smell like bakery spices, like cinnamon and sweet spices, but it's not, which is good because I already have more than enough of those types of scents. This smells like a pungent, sour basil, but not in a bad way because it's a fresh garden basil scent, and there's also a sweet vanilla note in the background. Looking at the scent notes, I don't know if I smell any of those. There's no floral, so I don't think I smell the iris or orchid. Bamboo, probably since there's a green note. Amber adds a sweet warmth, but I don't know if I smell that either, and definitely not musk. Melted, I smell mostly the basil but also the hint of vanillary sweetness. This is a weird combination of scents and I don't really care for it. It's not at all what I expected based on the scent description.
Throw:
2.75

Sugared Raspberry
Notes: The irresistible aroma of tart sun-ripened raspberries stirred with sweet sugarcane juice and heaped over a slow churned vanilla ice cream
This one is very weak on cold sniff, but I smell a fruity note that smells like fake raspberry. Melted, it's a fake chemical berry scent that I don't care for.
Throw:
1.00

Tosca Pear
Notes: Home-made preserves blending pure sugarcane with sweet, ripe Williams pear complimented by Anjou and Golden Delicious apple spiced with cardamom
Not very strong on cold sniff, but it's definitely pear, like the sweet inside of the pear. On cold sniff, it doesn't seem like anything else is added, and there's a very slight fake note but not enough to detract from the scent. But melted, there may be a smidgen of cinnamon and bakery, but barely detectable. If you like pear scents, this is a nice one. But the scent was pretty much gone in an hour-and-a-half.
Throw:
3.25

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