Scentsy Bars Wax Melt Reviews - May 2021

May 7, 2021

This is a review of 18 Scentsy wax melt bars (currently available as of April/May 2021) from Wendy Harmon, a Scentsy "EscentialConsultant" from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

Wendy provides great customer service, authenticity and honesty, and I personally found all of those qualities to be the case. She got back to me quickly and answered all my questions, shipped out the wax melts on time, and was a pleasure to work with. Wendy signed up to be a Scentsy consultant because she truly enjoys the product. Wendy says, "Scentsy puts out an awesome line of products … their warmers are top notch quality and their designs act as much as home décor as they do a fragrance delivery system. Their fragrances are believable, authentic, yummy and at any given time there are over 80 to choose from. Ask me about my favorites and let me help you discover yours!"

Wendy's Scentsy page is https://scentbirdie.scentsy.us (she's an avid birdwatcher), and she can also be found on Facebook.

Almond Croissant
Notes: A fresh-baked croissant is made even more heavenly with cinnamon sugar and an infusion of almond.
An incredibly yummy sweet almond bakery scent with a little bit of a bready note. It's sweet and rich, but not overly sweet due to the bready note. I love this scent! Looking at the notes, I guess I do detect a smidgen of cinnamon, but it's barely noticeable. The scent started dissipating at around 2 hours and was almost completely gone within 3 hours.
Throw:
4.00

Be Fabulous
Notes: Bright limoncello sparkles against a splash of ruby grapefruit and sweet sugared musk.
A fantastic fruity scent that on cold sniff is 40% orange, 30% plum/blackberry, 20% lemon, and 10% raspberry. When melted, however, it's basically a blackberry lemonade type scent, where lemon is the dominant note, but it's also rich and fruity, but not overly sweet. Looking at the notes, I don't smell grapefruit, as that would be bitter, and there's no bitterness in this scent. I don't detect any perfumey notes either. I love this scent!
Throw:
3.50

Berry Bright
Notes: Blue raspberry and fresh clementine light the way to sweet sugar plum.
A fantastic super sweet, super fruity scent with fake fruity notes (in a good way) of blueberry, raspberry, and maybe blackberry, along with a toothachingly sweet spun sugar or even cotton candy note. I adore this scent! Looking at the notes, clementine is basically orange and yes, I do smell that in here as well, but a bit more in the background.
Throw:
4.00

Cloudberry Dreams
Notes: Sweet raspberry and a whisper of rose soar through billowy bursts of peach and vanilla.
This might be one of the best fruity scents I've ever smelled! It's red currant (currant has a woodsy, soapy, slightly tart note) and raspberry. So it's fruity, but a little tart, with a soapy note, a hint of freshness, and a little bit of a creamy note that makes it smell like fruit scented body lotion. In fact, I'm pretty sure I used to have a body lotion that smelled just like this. Looking at the notes, I don't smell peach. I adore this scent! And a scent with the words "cloud" and "dreams" sounds like it would be a mild thrower, but that's not the case at all here! It's crazy strong! And it lasted about 7 hours, which is very good.
Throw:
5.00

Coastal Sunset
Notes: Creamy coconut and sandalwood set the scene for warm amethyst amber.
I smell coconut, light wood, and possibly a floral in the background. Melted, the coconut is stronger, and I don't detect the floral. It's a soft coconut rather than a tropical coconut (no pineapple or fruity notes), and there could be a smidgen of lavender way in the background. It's just a little bit sweet, with a tiny bit of a "waxy" note, but not in a bad way at all. It's a "relaxing" coconut.
Throw:
3.50

Here Comes the Sun(flowers)
Notes: Sun-kissed petals and fruity musk celebrate all things spring with a sweet pop of strawberry.
A fantastic fruity floral but I can't figure out the fruit, maybe a combination of apple and blackberry with a smidgen of peach and/or pineapple? It's a fantastic scent, rich and very sweet, and much more fruity than floral. Looking at the notes, strawberry, I'm not sure, but I guess it could be in there although I do smell other fruits. The scent started dissipating at around 3 hours.
Throw:
3.50

Inhale, Exhale
Notes: Search for inner peace with salted citrus, calming freesia and solar woods.
I can't figure out what I'm smelling in this one. It's a very fresh, watery scent and I thought I detected a hint of garden mint, but I'm not sure. It has a very natural, almost "dirt" note (but not in a bad way) on cold sniff (that dissipates when melted), and maybe some kind of herbs or a grassy note...a-ha, it's aloe or cucumber! That's what I'm smelling. It's just a tiny bit sweet, and actually a little bitter. When melted it has a tiny bit of a bug spray note that aloe/cucumber scents sometimes have. I'm not a fan of this one (although I don't like most scents that have an aloe/cucumber note).
Throw:
3.00

Lilacs & Violets
Notes: Perfect combination of lilacs and violets — the smell of spring!
If you're like me and you love the scent of lilacs, this scent does not disappoint. It's, well, lilac. I don't really smell any other florals like violet. The lilac is sweeter and softer than most lilac scents, with a little bit of a soapy note, but it's not really a lilac soap or perfumey lilac scent. I really like it.
Throw:
4.00

My Hero
Notes: Cool citrus and white birch ride a current of crisp air.
A nice warm masculine scent that smells like men's cologne with a smoky, even slightly "ashy" (in a good way) note, with a soapy note and just a hint of floral. On cold sniff I also detect a smidgen of lime, but I don't smell that when melting. It's a nice scent.
Throw:
3.00

Now & Zen
Notes: Sunny grapefruit balances calming chamomile in a yin and yang kind of love story.
A fresh scent that smells a bit like body wash, but it's not a cologney type scent. It has a peppery note. I think there's a tiny bit of apple, and possibly a barely detectable smidgen of mint way in the background, but when melted I don't detect either, and it takes on a tiny bit of a lemony note as well as a bit of a sweet floral note with a smidgen of neroli. Looking at the notes, I don't detect grapefruit at all, which would make this scent a little bitter (although maybe that's the peppery note I detect). Chamomile is a scent that doesn't actually smell like tea, but is a sweet, apple-like, herbaceous scent. This is a very nice, pleasant, clean scent that would work well anywhere in the house, and after a few hours it smelled even better. I really like this one!
Throw:
4.00

Paradise Punch
Notes: A medley of wild Indian orange and sunny lemon juice, acai berries and starfruit.
This is a fake orange (not in a bad way) with a bit of lemon and a very slightly sour, maybe waxy, note that gives it a tiny bit of a tropical vibe. It's nice.
Throw:
4.00

Pink Cotton
Notes: Find your fantasy on a cloud of clean cotton swirled with fruity pink berries and vanilla sugar.
I thought based on the scent name that this would be a laundry and Pink Sugar blend, but it's really not. I smell fruit first, definitely peach but maybe also a hint of melon. It also has a floral note, and just a smidgen of a laundry note. But it's really just more of a peachy fruity floral. Looking at the notes, I'm not getting any type of berries.
Throw:
4.00

Rainbow Sherbet
Notes: It’s a classic! Orange zest, sugared strawberry and Key lime zing just like the real thing.
On cold sniff I smell orange, a hint of lime, and some kind of berry, maybe cherry? It has a little bit of a soda note but without the fizziness, and a tiny bit of bitterness (not enough to ruin the scent, and it tempers a bit of the sweetness so this scent is not overly sweet). But when melted, the scent changes a bit... the bitterness and soda notes disappear, and the cherry note gets stronger; I don't smell the lime as much. And this scent is indeed sweet. And strong. It's a fun, summery scent, and I love it! Looking at the notes, okay it's strawberry, not cherry. The cherry I'm smelling is probably the combination of strawberry and lime. Orange is still the strongest note, but the berry note isn't far behind.
Throw:
5.00

Sand Swept
Notes: Blue ocean water breaks on the coastline over sandstone, driftwood and pink lemon groves.
A clean, rich floral or perfumey scent with a cologney note, and maybe a smidgen of fruit, possibly pineapple. Looking at the notes, the fruit is lemon, and I think I do detect that a tiny bit. It's quite nice.
Throw:
3.00

Strawberry Rose
Notes: A sweet blend of mouth-watering strawberries and soft rose petals with a touch of sheer musk.
A nice combination of strawberries, vanilla, and a floral. It's mostly strawberry, like 80%. I'm not sure if I detect rose per se, and it's not a perfumey scent despite the musk note. It has a tiny bit of a musty quality that tempers some of the sweetness so it's not as sweet as I expected based on the scent name and notes. It's quite nice.
Throw:
3.50

Sun-Soaked Petals
Notes: Newly opened daffodil petals, sunny currant and water mint flourish in the sun.
A fantastic and unusual scent that smells like pear, currant, green tea, and maybe a hint of lychee and a smidgen of palm (a slightly nutty, woodsy coconut scent), and possibly a barely detectable smidgen of pineapple but I'm not sure about that one. It's sweet and fruity, and with a teensy bit of a soapiness (from the currant), but also has a tiny bit of tartness, but not a sour or citrus tartness, more like the lychee type tartness. It could have a barely detectable smidgen of lemon rind way in the background, but I don't actually smell lemon per se, so that could be the tea. It's very sweet, and there's definitely a sweet floral somewhere in there as well, maybe like a gardenia or tiare flower, that makes it a tiny bit perfumey. Looking at the notes, I was off for the most part, although Scentsy doesn't provide a list of all the notes in their wax melts. Daffodils do have a scent, but not like the super sweet floral scent usually portrayed in candles and wax melts. Currant is a slightly woodsy fruit that's more woodsy than fruity, and has a soapy note. And I don't detect any mint whatsoever. I really do smell pear first.
Throw:
3.50

Tangerine Creamsicle
Notes: Icy tangerine blended with mango and vanilla cream swirl make the sweetest tropical treat.
This smells exactly like an orange creamsicle! It's mostly orange, of course, but the really citrusy aspect of the orange is tempered by the sweet creamy vanilla note. There may also be a barely detectable smidgen of coconut way in the background. Incredible scent! Looking at the notes, I don't detect mango or any tropical fruits, but maybe it's the tropical note that I think is coconut.
Throw:
3.50

Vanilla Waves
Notes: Sea salt and whipped vanilla crash into sticky caramel for an elegant fusion of opposites.
Whoever thought combining vanilla with an oceany note would be a good idea... was right! This is an almost even combination of oceany water and a sweet vanilla cookie, like eating cookies while sitting in front of the ocean! Sometimes I smell more of the vanilla, sometimes more of the fresh oceany note. It's similar to the new Goose Creek Sand Castles scent. It's interesting and I can't stop smelling it!
Throw:
3.00

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