Yankee Candle Walmart Fall Wax Melt Reviews 2018

August 21, 2018

This is a review of Yankee Candle fall wax melts from Walmart from 2018. There are more "typical" cinnamon apple pumpkin type fall scents in this collection than I'd like.

Apple Pumpkin
Description: Cultivated with care... home-grown apples and pumpkins blended with ginger and clove.
Notes: Top - Apple, Yellow Fruits, Orange, Fresh Greens, Butter; Mid - Baked Pumpkin, Red Fruit, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Fresh Ginger; Base - Vanilla, Caramelized Sugar, Baked Pie Crust, Cream, Musk
This is the same scent as Yankee Candle Home Inspiration Pumpkin Apple Harvest from Fall 2017. And it's almost the same scent as Better Homes & Gardens Farm Apple Pumpkin and Mainstays Apple Pumpkin. Even the wax is a similar color. But this scent is very slightly richer and sweeter though (more like ScentSationals Apple Berry Crumble). It's a strong sweet apple scent, like the inside of an apple pie. I smell some spice like nutmeg and perhaps a touch of cinnamon, and that's what gives this a smidgen of a pumpkin pie note (although it's not a pumpkiny scent at all). Fantastic scent! But the Better Homes & Gardens version is a scent monster with a throw of 5 out of 5, and it costs $2.00 instead of $3.93 for the Yankee scent. And the Mainstays Apple Pumpkin scent is $.93 (but for 1.25 oz.) and is also a scent monster. So if you like this scent then go for the Better Homes & Gardens or Mainstays version because they're cheaper, easier to find, and have better throw.
Throw:
3.25

Autumn Wreath
Description: There's a cheerful fall welcome in the spicy warmth of autumn leaves and cinnamon apples.
Notes: Top - Green Leaf, Apple; Mid - Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg; Base - Woody Notes, Vanilla
This is a sour apple scent, like old apples that have fallen on the ground and mixed with brown leaves. But not really in a bad way. It's a nice fall scent, but also very common. This type of scent is found in a lot of fall melt collections.
Throw:
3.25

Balsam & Cedar
Description: Balsam, aromatic cedar wood and juniper berry blend together in a fresh forest scent.
Notes: Top - Crisp Citrus, Herbs, Red Berry; Mid - Pine Balsam, Cedar, Sandalwood; Base - Vanilla, Warm Amber, Musk
A pine scent with a slightly smoky spruce note and a woodsy note. When melted, it also has a slightly sour "dirt" note that I don't like (maybe it's the "herbs" in the scent notes?). Looking at the notes, I don't smell any of them at all except the pine balsam, and maybe the herbs (the sourness?)
Throw:
3.75

Cranberry Chutney
Description: A delicious reminder of Thanksgiving dinner... tangy, fresh cranberries with orange zest and raisins.
Notes: Top - Ripened Raspberry, Strawberry Leaf; Mid - Cranberry, Black Cherry; Base - Iris, Orange Flower
I don't think this is the same scent as Yankee Candle Delicious Cranberry. That scent was a crisp clear sweet tart cranberry with nothing added, and it smelled like plain sweet cranberry juice with just a smidgen of bitter cranberry (the description was: "Sweet and wonderful, natural cranberry is blended with vanilla and sugar cane"). This scent smells like a combination of raspberry and cranberry. I really like it. Looking at the notes, there's the raspberry. I don't smell any floral notes, but now that I know there are floral notes, I guess I detect maybe a smidgen that might be making the raspberry note smell even sweeter.
Throw:
3.25

Crisp Fall Night
Description: The autumn evening invites with brisk earthiness and dreamy interludes of lavender and woodland notes.
Notes: Top - Bergamot, Grapefruit, Black Peppercorn; Mid - Lavender, Maple Leaf; Base - Vetiver, Oak
A very nice woodsy scent with a smoky note and a hint of men's cologne. It's only very slightly sweet. I think this is the same scent as Yankee Candle Home Inspiration Cool Autumn Nights scent from 2017, which I described as follows: "A subtle men's cologne scent with a light wood note. It's not overly sweet or cologney, so even if you don't like cologne scents you might like this one." Looking at the notes, I don't smell grapefruit at all. Bergamot and vetiver are notes that are typically used in cologne scents. And I think I detect a smidgen of pepper and lavender.
Throw:
3.75

Enchanted Moon
Description: A still, clear, moonlit night made magical with hints of juniper, peony and teak.
Notes: Juniper, Peony and Teak
A powdery perfumey scent that smells a little like a bubble bath. I also smell a light woodsy note, which tempers the perfumey note so it's not too sweet. And maybe a smidgen of baby powder. Looking at the notes, I don't smell juniper, which would give it a soft subtle pine note, which this definitely does not have. I really like this scent!
Throw:
4.00

Honeycrisp Apple Cider
Description: A scent that revives and relaxes — fresh Honeycrisp cider warming up a glass.
Notes: Top - Honeycrisp Apple; Mid - Apple Cider, Honey; Base - Musk
The most realistic apple scent I've ever smelled. It doesn't smell like apple cider to me, but more like a fresh apple orchard. It's not overly sweet either, just "authentic". Looking at the notes, I don't smell honey or musk, although there might be a smidgen of a caramel note which could be the honey. On cold sniff there's a slight sour old apple note (which is probably supposed to be the cider), but I don't smell that when melted. I like it!
Throw:
3.75

Kitchen Spice
Description: This modern blend of sweet orange, clove, ginger and cinnamon is a new take on pantry favorites.
Notes: Top - Spicy Cardamom, Sweet Orange, Clove; Mid - Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger; Base - Almond, Musk
I smell ginger first, then some other spices like a hint of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Looking at the notes, I'm surprised I don't see ginger, but maybe it's the cardamom I'm smelling (cardamom supposedly smells a little like fennel, which is a licoricey scent, but this doesn't smell like licorice at all). I don't smell orange either, although this does smell a little bit like orange pomander, so I guess I do smell orange. I don't smell almond or musk at all.
Throw:
3.75

Luscious Pumpkin Trifle
Description: A mouthwatering temptation of vanilla cake, cinnamon, sweet cream and pumpkin
This showed up at my Walmart in October 2018, not in August with all the other fall scents. It's a much better, sweeter version of pumpkin pie, with a sweet yellow vanilla cake note, maybe a hint of nut, and for some reason I smell a smidgen of banana. Looking at the notes, nope, no nuts or banana. Melted, it smells like a rich vanilla buttercream mixed with pumpkin pie spices. It's quite nice!
Throw:
3.75

Pumpkin Pie
Description: Sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, molasses, cinnamon, and a hint of apple in a buttery crust.
Notes: Top - Creamy Pumpkin, Citrus; Mid - Harvest Spices of Clove and Cinnamon; Base - Baked Crusty, Butter
It's a pumpkin pie scent. What else can I say? It's a little more buttery than other pumpkin pie scents I've smelled. It's a nice scent.
Throw:
3.75

Silver Birch
Description: Autumn is in the air... the slight crispness of an early fall breeze mingles with the spicy dryness of just-turning leaves.
Notes: Top - Watery Notes, Ozone, Siberian Pine; Mid - Clove, Eucalyptus, Cypress; Base - Pine, Patchouli
A lot of people love this scent, and with good reason. It smells great! It's a rich woodsy, slightly smoky spruce scent. It's not a biting pine type scent. It has a smidgen of a fresh air note as well. Looking at the notes, I don't smell clove or patchouli at all, but those notes might be contributing to the "richness" of this scent. The scent only lasted about 2 hours.
Throw:
3.75

Sparkling Cinnamon
Description: Holiday glow... the spicy warmth of real imported stick cinnamon with a hint of cloves.
Notes: Top - Cinnamon Stick; Mid - Clove, Cardamom; Base - Bay Leaf, Cedarwood
A straight sweet cinnamon scent with a strong clove note. It's not really a harsh "Big Red" gum scent though. It's not the same scent as Yankee Home Inspiration Sparkling Cinnamon Spice scent from 2017, as that one had a slight fizzy note, like cinnamon soda, and this one does not.
Throw:
3.75

Spiced Pumpkin
Description: Pumpkins baked in simmering spices of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, and sweetened with brown sugar.
Notes: Top - Citrus, Orange, Nutmeg, Spiced Pumpkin; Mid - Cinnamon, Clove; Base - Vanilla, Baked Notes
A yummy sweet clove scent with cinnamon, a very slight pumpkin spice/nutmeg note, and maybe a smidgen of buttercream for richness. I've smelled it before, and I like it. Looking at the notes, I don't smell citrus or orange at all.
Throw:
3.75

Sugared Cinnamon Apple
Description: Scrumptious cinnamon apple with a taste of whipped vanilla frosting.
Notes: Top - Apple Slices; Mid - Cinnamon Cider, Sugar; Base - Fresh Vanilla, Nutmeg, Crushed Clove
This smells fantastic. It's similar to the Apple Pumpkin scent, but that scent is a little more salty. It's a rich super sweet apple scent with a hint of cinnamon and maybe a barely detectable smidgen of nutmeg and clove. I thought based on my description that it was the same scent as Yankee Home Inspiration Pumpkin Berry Parfait scent from 2017, but it's a different scent; that one was saltier and with a hint of butter and bakery. This scent is more like the gooey insides of an apple pie, but with a hint of a buttercream note.
Throw:
3.25

Warm Luxe Cashmere
Description: The sensuous feel of a soft cashmere in a scent that's both creamy and luxurious.
Notes: Top - Rich Vanilla Cream; Mid - Winter Iris, Velvet Petals, Warm Cashmere; Base - Amber Silk, Creamy Sandalwood, Patchouli
A warm soft cashmere scent with vanilla. It has a bit of a perfume note but it's not overly sweet, although it's quite rich. Looking at the notes, yes I think I do detect a smidgen of sandalwood, which gives this a very slight milky wood note way in the background. I don't really smell patchouli. Fantastic scent!
Throw:
2.50

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