This is a cold sniff review of Yankee Candle (Yankee American Home) fall wax melts from Walmart from 2016. I didn't buy any of these because at $3.93 for 2.6 oz., they're quite expensive, and in general they don't throw well. So I can't comment on the throw of these particular scents. I also didn't buy the holiday scents that came out a few months later, although I don't think there were many new ones. They were the last Yankee Candle melts made by Walmart that used the rectangular packaging. Starting in 2017, they switched to oval clamshells. As of 2018, some of these wax melts can now be found at Ollie's stores.
A nice but typical sweet cinnamon bakery scent.
Nice warm cashmere scent with a hint of laundry, and just a little sweet floral (gardenia?) perfume note.
Creamy Pumpkin Cupcake
Nice creamy milky caramely buttery scent with a little bit of a pumpkin spice note. Very nice, but there are other Walmart wax melts that smell very similar and at half the cost.
I don't like this one. It smells like pear or apple mixed with something bitter that maybe is supposed to be fall leaves. I just can't figure out that bitter note.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Typical generic pumpkin pie scent with the nutmeg and a little cinnamon and a slight pie crust note.
Kind of weak on cold sniff. A standard salty sweet water ocean type scent. This one may have come out in the summer, but I only saw it for the first time in September.
Shades of Fall
Very weak on cold sniff. Typical cinnamon pumpkiny scent but with a slight perfumey note. Hard to tell because it's so weak.
Spiced Apple Berries
Generic cinnamon apple scent with a fake waxy note.
Spiced Orange & Clove
This is a typical orange pomander scent, kind of like cloves plus a note of orange, a bit more savory than sweet, but there's also a waxy, slightly soapy note that I often detect in pomander scents. I'm not a fan of orange pomander in general, so I don't like this one.
Warm & Happy Home
This is a scent from last year that returned this year. Nice but typical sweet cinnamon nutmeg spice fall scent.