This is a review of Tuscany Candle Christmas Wax Melts from 2016. I found this at Lowe's, of all places, in the Christmas aisle.
Apple Berry Spice
Very nice fresh apple scent with a sweet berry note, maybe blueberries. And there's a smidgen of a dirt note (in a good way) that makes the apples smell really fresh. I don't really detect spices, or they may be way in the background. This is more of summer scent than winter.
Butter Crunch Cookie
A super sweet cinnamon sugar cookie with a buttery quality. It's a nice scent, but when melted it smells like a lot of other vanilla sugar cookie scents out there and I barely smell the cinnamon.
A yummy sweet rich buttery vanilla scent with a hint of something else I can't put my finger on. It smells a little like red velvet cake, but I don't detect chocolate. Or maybe there's a smidgen of berry or apple in the background? I can't figure out the notes in this one, but it's very nice. Melted, it smells just as yummy as it does on cold sniff,
This is a dupe of last year's Gingerbread House, a yummy authentic gingerbread scent, with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a bready note.
Lemon Sugar Cookie
This is Tuscany Candle's standard bakery lemon scent that they use for all of their lemon scents. It's a fantastic rich lemon scent with a little sweetness and just a hint of a bakery note. Might be one of the best lemon scents I've ever smelled in a wax melt.
This one is very weak on cold sniff. I think I smell maple and vanilla and a hint of nuttiness. Melted, it's a non-descript vanilla scent with a hint of maple.
This is a dupe of last year's Brandied Cherries, a fantastic sweet maraschino cherry scent with a hint of something rich like vanilla or sweet cream or maybe a hint of chocolate. Unfortunately the scent started dissipating within an hour, and within two hours it was almost gone. This scent smells almost exactly like (if not the same scent as) Colonial Candle Cranberry Nut. And it's a different scent (although both cherry) from Yankee Candle Merry Cherry.
This is a scent from last year, but I never bought it because it's a a standard generic pumpkin pie scent with a plastic-y note. There are lots of pumpkin scents out there by other companies that smell better. I didn't buy this one either.
This scent is from last year, and it's a confusing scent that I can't put my finger on. I thought I detected mint, but I really don't, although it might be in there way in the back. I also thought I detected vanilla, but I'm not sure that's in there either. It actually smells like an herbal body wash, not very sweet, more on the masculine side but not like men's cologne. It has an outdoorsy feel so there may be a hint of some kind of wood, and there are also some spices but herbal spices rather than bakery spices. I thought I also detected a bit of smokiness, but I really don't. Maybe a smidgen of amber for warmth. Last year I mentioned that when I melted it, it morphed into something else, like fresh garden mint with a medicinal note, but I didn't get that this time. So maybe the scent I tried last year was old or from a bad batch.