This is a review of Yankee Candle Christmas wax melts from Walmart from 2018. There were only 3 new Yankee Christmas scents at Walmart this year, although some winter and holiday type scents did come out in the Fall.
Gingerbread freshly frosted—a holiday delight that fills any room with welcome and warmth
An intense, rich gingerbread scent that smells like warm ginger snap cookies fresh out of the oven. There's nothing "frosty" about it though, as there aren't any minty notes at all. This scent seems to have a lot of scented oil in it, as there's a bit on the surface, and if you get it on your nose or lip it burns, like real ginger oil or cinnamon oil. It's better and stronger than any other ginger type scent I've smelled. Throw is strong, but I expected it to be a bold scent monster that would take over the entire house.
Icy Blue Spruce
A fresh breath of winter forest—juniper berries, blue spruce, spearmint leaves.
I didn't buy this one because I wasn't crazy about the scent. It's a pine scent with a musty note that gave it a little bit of a Play-Doh vibe. Someone else said that it smells like raspberry Kool-Aid, and someone else said it smells like a combination of blueberries and woodsy cologne but not in a good way. I didn't get any of those notes on cold sniff, but perhaps the scent changes a bit when melted.
Poached Pear Flambe
Juicy pear, fresh peeled and ready to delight in a bath of caramel colored brandy.
Top - Pear Nectar, Crystalized Sugar; Mid - Honey, Caramel; Base - Whipped Vanilla, Fruity Musk
This smells just like pears, plus a bit of a sweet milky vanilla note and a hint of caramel. It has a smidgen of a perfumey note, but it's not overly sweet. Fantastic scent.