This is a review of Yankee Candle fall 2019 wax melts from Walmart: Alpine Morning, Dried Lavender & Oak, Evergreen Mist, Farmstand Festival, and Golden Chestnut.
A breath of fresh mountain air, flowers and spice, with a zing of citrus.
This is a lemon scent with a fresh, crisp note, maybe a smidgen of floral, and a hint of vanilla. It has a little bit of saltiness that makes it rich. It's sweet but not overly sweet. It smells like a combination of lemon scented kitchen soap and slightly sour lemon drop candy. It's a fantastic scent, and different from other lemon scented wax melts I've smelled.
Dried Lavender & Oak
Hand tied bunches of lavender mill about the woodsy scents and spices of an outdoor farmers market. Top: White Peppercorn, Lavender, Bergamot; Mid: Davana, White Flowers, Moss; Base: Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedarwood
This scent came out in candle and Scenterpiece this past June. It's fantastic, a super sweet lavender scent with a candy note (although it's not a foodie scent), warm amber, and a hint of wood. It has a smidgen of a perfumey note too. It's smells different melted than it does on cold sniff. On cold sniff it has a hint of a peppery, slightly lemony note that I only smell close up when melting, but not in the room.
A walk through a snow-carpeted evergreen forest in the morning mist. Top: Douglas Fir, Orange Zest, Forest Air; Mid: Evergreen Bark, Eucalyptus; Base: Balsam, Vanilla, Pine
A wonderful pine scent with a fresh air note and a little bit of sweet vanilla. It's very pleasant, without any harsh pine notes. I really like it! Looking at the scent notes, there's the air and vanilla notes. I don't smell orange though, but if it's in there, that might be why I like this scent so much because I love the combination of pine and citrus.
The inviting scents of an autumn market of mulled fruits and rich berries paired with the rustic scent of weathered wood. Top: Elderberry, Blackberry; Mid: Bayberry, Mahogany; Base: Barn Wood
This is one of the weirdest wax melt scents I've ever smelled, and I can't figure out the notes. I don't like it on cold sniff and close-up when melting, but I love the way it smells in the room when melting. It's like two different scents! On cold sniff and from close-up when melting, it's kind of herbal and savory with slightly sour woodsy and balsam notes, and I don't smell fruit at all, or the rich mahogany. But when melted, I smell the fruit first (sweet and very slightly tart plum, plus a buttery blueberry, the combination of which smells like rich, warm elderberry syrup), along with the rich, tobacco-ey mahogany wood, a little bit of a sweet candy note, and a smidgen of pine. So as much as I don't like it on cold sniff, I adore this scent when melting! And looking at the scent notes, they're spot on!
Warm chestnuts roasted with ground spices, woodsy herbs and a touch of citrus. Top: Cinnamon Bark, Orange, Cardamom; Mid: Smoked Chestnuts, Jasmine; Base: Cedar, Amber, Sandalwood
This smells like cinnamon with a hint of very slightly smoky chestnut. Looking at the scent notes, I really just smell the cinnamon and chestnut, like 80/20. It's a nice scent, but not as different from other cinnamony scents as I would have liked; I would have preferred much more chestnut and much less cinnamon.