WoodWick Wax Melt Reviews (Walmart)

September 2, 2019

This is a review of the WoodWick wax melts from Walmart.

WoodWick Candle is owned by Newell Brands, which also owns Yankee Candle (as of 2018). The WoodWick Candle wax melts use soft, greasy wax that is most likely a soy mix, although it's not crumbly and messy like pure soy. For the most part, the scents are "safe" scents, and they smell very nice.

At $4.79 each, they are quite expensive, especially for Walmart. Even though they are 3 oz. packs (rather than 2.5 oz. packs for ScentSationals and Better Homes & Gardens wax melts at Walmart), $4.79 works out to $3.89 if they were 2.5 oz., which is still pricey. However, you can buy them for $3.99 at candlestomydoor.com, or $1.49 for a 0.8 oz. pack of mini melts from thelampstand.com. Keep in mind that you'll have to pay shipping when you purchase online, and you may be getting melts that have been sitting around for a long time.

Since each pack is 3 oz. rather than 2.5 oz. like Walmart wax melts, each cube is larger (.5 oz. vs .42 oz). So if you usually use 2 cubes, you might be able to get by with 1 or 1.5 cube of WoodWick wax melts.

Applewood
Notes: Tart green apple and slightly spicy cinnamon bark
This is a cinnamon apple scent, but it's different from other cinnamon apple scents in that the apple is a super sweet apple juice type or apple cider type apple, and it may have a hint of sweet cranberry (without the tartness). There's something else way in the background that's barely noticeable, like maybe an herbal or woodsy note, although it's called Applewood, so that's not surprising. I didn't care for this on cold sniff, but I like it when melted.
Throw:
3.00

Bakery Cupcake
Notes: A sweet treat of moist yellow cake topped with rich buttercream icing
This smells exactly like the scent notes, and it smells fantastic. Very sweet and decadent, not just a regular vanilla scent. It may have a smidgen of coconut way in the background.
Throw:
3.50

Black Cherry
Notes: The sweet and indulgent scent of juicy, ripe black cherries
A fantastic sweet, strong black cherry scent, like black cherry candy or black cherry soda without the fizziness. I think there's also a hint of sweet vanilla in the background that softens it a little.
Throw:
3.50

Cinnamon Chai
Notes: Spicy cinnamon and rich vanilla
This smells like a nice, rich, sweet yummy cinnamon roll.
Throw:
3.50

Coastal Sunset
Notes: Sun-kissed blossoms, inviting coconut nuances, and salty ocean air
I thought this was the same scent as Yankee Candle Pink Sands because of the color and name, and because WoodWick is now owned by Newell Brands, which also owns Yankee. But it's a totally different scent. I ADORE this scent! It's a super sweet marshmallowy scent with a hint of candied fruit (not sure what kind, maybe plum or blackberry or raspberry) and a smidgen of coconut. It may also have a tiny bit of a perfumey note and maybe a sweet floral. It's a little similar to ScentSationals Girlfriend Night.
Throw:
4.00

Currant
Notes: Ripe currants with a hint of zesty tangerine
This is not a currant scent at all (fig-like soapy scent with a tiny bit of tartness, a hint of a perfumey note, and a smidgen of a berry note with hardly any sweetness). It's an orange scent, but it's very sweet, like sugared orange jelly candy. Different from other orange scents I've smelled, and it's fantastic!
Throw:
4.00

Fireside
Notes: Amber, vetiver and a smooth musk
I've smelled this scent many times before, and although it's smoky, it's not a "true" smoke scent. It smells like pine and smoky wood, but it's very sour, with a fake Liquid Smoke type smokiness (although it's not a bacon or mesquite type smokiness) and a strong PlayDoh note. Looking at the scent notes, those notes are for a men's cologne type scent, which this is not. There is no sweetness or cologne notes in this scent at all. I don't like this one at all.
Throw:
3.50

Frasier Fir
Notes: The essence of fresh-cut fir on a crisp winter morning
A very nice slightly smoky spruce scent (not a biting pine) with a dirt note in the background, which sounds terrible, but it smells terrific, like being in the woods surrounded by Christmas trees. It's very similar to Goose Creek Candle Christmas Tree Cutting, but a bit more smoky and without the slightly minty eucalyptus note.
Throw:
3.00

Humidor
Notes: Tobacco leaves, soft suede, and peach blossom
Fantastic scent that smells like warm, sweet cherry tobacco with a smidgen of tea.
Throw:
3.50

Lavender Spa
Notes: Lavender and eucalyptus essential oils
A perfect, authentic lavender scent, not too medicinal and not too sweet.
Throw:
2.50

Pumpkin Butter
Notes: Fresh pumpkin, warm spices and sweet buttery notes
A nice sweet, but standard, pumpkin pie filling scent. It has a bit of a rich buttercream note, so it's quite nice.
Throw:
3.00

Sand & Driftwood
Notes: Sun-washed wood, sea grass, and soft white sand
I can't figure out what I'm smelling. I guess it's a little bit of a woodsy scent with a hint of smokiness perhaps, but it also has a tiny bit of a bland, plasticy note.
Throw:
2.00

Vanilla Bean
Notes: The warm, natural scent of pure vanilla bean
This smells a lot like the Bakery Cupcake scent, but it doesn't have as much of the yellow cake note, or the smidgen of coconut, and it's just a tinge less sweet. It's a richer scent though, with white chocolate and maybe even a hint of milk chocolate. Very nice!
Throw:
1.00

White Teak
Notes: Crisp balsam branches mixed with sandalwood, and oak, with hints of moss-of-tree and cedarwood
This is a really nice light woodsy scent with a bit of sweetness. It smells like cedar with a hint of raw wood, and possibly a smidgen of bergamot that almost gives it a bit of a men's cologne note (although it's not a cologney scent). It smells almost exactly like Better Homes & Gardens Pure White Woods, like an expensive furniture store.
Throw:
2.00

Wood Smoke
Notes: Cedar and glowing embers
An incredible, authentic scent of, well, wood smoke! It doesn't have the sour "Liquid Smoke" note that the Fireside scent has, and it has a strong woodsy note. It's almost the same scent (but not exact) as Sonoma Autumn Hayride, but since the Sonoma wax is cheaper and the Autumn Hayride scent has a bold throw, 5 out of 5, it would make more sense to get the Sonoma scent.
Throw:
3.00

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