Sunday, February 28, 2016

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 2/21/16-2/28/16

I had lots of new wax to try this week. I will say this wasn't a great wax week. I think I had more duds this week than winners, but it was fun nonetheless. I'm adding a review category of "Scent Throw" to my write ups. Scent throw describes how strong the scent "throws" or spreads throughout the room. I'm basing this on a scale of 0-5. 0, being it has no throw and 5 being it has a very strong throw. I'm also continuing like last week to add my list of "Re-melts of the Week" at the end linked to my previous reviews.
ScentSationals Brazilian Waterfall
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: This smells to me like Bath & Body Works Juniper Breeze. This is one of my favorite B&BW classic scents and adore the scent of this wax melt because of that similarity. It's a very fresh and crips blend of floral, green, and water. I am so very sad that this doesn't have strong throw though. I love this, but I could only get a few whiffs of it in the air when melting. This needed to be 50% stronger! This is scent I'd stock up on otherwise.
Scent Throw: 1.5/5
Where To Buy: ScentSationals site

ScentSationals Lavender Glow
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: This smells like a floral scented Lysol disinfectant spray or some other cleaning product. I don't get any lavender notes from this, it's more of just a nondescript floral scent mixed with a clean laundry scent.  This is one is very strong. Strangely enough, I really like this scent. I think it's like walking into a freshly cleaned house. I know cleaning product scents are not for everyone though, and if you're sensitive to strong scents this is definitely not for you. The strange ones like me who like the smell of cleaning products would like this one though! 
Scent Throw: 5/5
Where To Buy: ScentSationals site

Ten Digit Creations Pink Lilac & Willow
Scent Description: lilac blossoms, blue willow, water lilies, and fresh greens
My Thoughts: Nope. This is just too floral for me, and not the kind of floral I really like best. I realize I'm more of a white floral (jasmine, orange blossom, honeysuckle, etc) person which are fresher and cleaner to me than other florals. The type of florals in these are just too frilly, powdery, very strong, and sweet. I prefer florals like this if they're blended with water notes to diffuse some of that floral. This is straight up frilly floral. 
Scent Throw: 4/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations 

Better Homes & Gardens Exotic Coconut Quince
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: This is an oddball scent. I don't know what a quince is, but it's apparently a blend of an apple and pear as far as scent goes? I also usually hate coconut scents, but this one is a bit different. This smells exactly like Palmers Cocoa Butter to me. It has that cocoa butter lotion scent paired with just the slightest hint of some sort of a fruity tang. I was drawn to this scent initially, but after melting it it's just OK to me. It's not my favorite, and I don't dislike it either.  It's a nice scent, it's just not usual fragrance I'd typically go for.
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Walmart

ScentSationals Rainy Day
Scent Description: Pure water lily and the warmth of white musk
My Thoughts: This smells similar to me to Fairy Hill's Ocean Blossom which is one of my favorite scents. This has that nice blend of water, air, and floral like FH Ocean Blossom. I would say the only difference is FH Ocean Blossom leans more to the fresh airy side whereas Rainy Day leans a bit more to the floral side. I love Rainy Day, but I do prefer FH OB a little bit more. That being said, it would really be hard to differentiate between the two unless you smell both of them directly. Also, Rainy Day is more readily available because you can get it at Walmart.
Scent Throw: 4.5/5
Where To Buy: Walmart

Re-Melts of the Week:
ScentSationals Crisp Linens

If you love retail wax (ScentSationals, Better Homes & Gardens, and etc.) check out the Scented Wax Retail Facebook Group

Happy Sunday! 

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