Wax Melt Empties #14

Sunday, July 30, 2017


I made a challenge to myself to melt something every single day, or night in the case of work days.  It paid off.  I have my biggest wax melt empties thus far for y'all today.  Holy crap on a cracker!




The wax melts are listed below by vendor, not in video order.

I've included scent descriptions for the ones that I could find.  I've also provided short 1-2 line reviews on how the melts did for me in case you don't have time to watch the video or would like a quick reference.

I've also added ratings to each melt, a la Beth Says, to make it easier for me when doing this massive amount of empties.   Don't read too much into it.  It would be like trying to make sense of the point system on Whose Line is it Anyway?  ;)

Disclaimer


It should be implied, but just in case:

These are just my opinions based on my experiences with these particular products.  Another customer could have a completely different experience and all that crap.  I'm no guru.  I'm not pretending to be some sort of wax teacher.  I'm just a crazy lady that melts a lot of wax and likes to provide these experiences to give others a better idea of what to expect from certain vendors when attempting to navigate the vendor and retail wax world.  

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Ava's Country Cupboard


Elephant Ear - Small Grubby [4/5]


Official Scent Description: Just like the treats from the fair! Scrumptious fried dough with cinnamon and sugar

The throw was a bit light, but the blend was scrumptious!

Hot Pink Lime - Grubby [4.5/5]


Official Scent Description:  Kaffir lime, Japanese grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon; middle notes of bergamot and strawberries; sitting on base notes of brown sugar and oakmoss

I loved the scent on cold.  It started out strong, but it didn't last as long as I would have liked.

Cinnamon Cookie Dough [10/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found)

This one threw awesomely, and it smelled divine!  It actually smelled like I had a tub of cookie dough in front of me.  It lasted for a really long time, too.  Oh yes!

Shamrock Fields [4/5]


Official Scent Description:  Fresh, clean scent with green grass, clover, aloe and cucumber.

I absolutely loved this scent. It was fresh and green.  It could have been just a bit stronger.

Black Linen & Amber [4/5]


Official Scent Description:  Fresh cotton, white blossoms, cashmere and amber

This melt threw for a long time. I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because it started out weak but did get stronger as time passed.

Snickerdoodle Zucchini [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  Warm snickerdoodle cookies mixed with zucchini bread

This is the melt that has me obsessed with the zucchini bread scent note again. Oh my goodness!  This one was phenomenal.  

Blueberry Apple Muffins [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  Fresh baked blueberry muffin with hints of apples and spice

I usually shy away from Blueberry blends as they tend to smell funky when melting.  This one was an exception.  It smelled absolutely amazing and dead on to a bakery treat!  The throw was excellent as well.  


New Moon Candles


Mysteries of the Sea - Chunk Bag [10/5]


Official Scent Description:  Lotus, eucalyptus, sea botanicals, sea moss, and coriander seed, with slight hints of vanilla and tropical fruits

I loved every single chunk in this bag. Wow! It was perfect in my bathroom and threw very well in both a tea light and a Scenterpiece warmer.  Loved it!

Maple Toddy - Scent Shot [4/5]


Official Scent Description: (site is temporarily closed so I couldn't get one at this time)

The throw was pretty good.  I didn't get the toddy note.  This smelled like straight up pancake syrup to me.

Mango Harvest - Large Owl Tart [4/5]


Official Scent Description: (site is temporarily closed so I couldn't get one at this time)

This scent is very unique, but it isn't for me at all.  I absolutely abhor mango and peach type scents.  The throw was quite good.

Christmas Tree Farm - Tree Shaped Tarts [5/5]


Official Scent Description: (site is temporarily closed so I couldn't get one at this time)

This was pure and sharp dark green pine scent.  The throw was strong!

Autumn Breeze - Large Leaf Tart [4/5]


Official Scent Description: (site is temporarily closed so I couldn't get one at this time)

I loved this scent!  It wasn't your typical fall scents with spice and sharp greenery.  It was more round and had a hint of freshness to it.  The throw was pretty good as well.

Watermelon Holiday Cookie - Santa Melt [3/5]


Official Scent Description: (site is temporarily closed so I couldn't get one at this time)

This was such a unique scent for the holidays.  Oh my goodness!  I loved it on cold.  While it had an okay throw, it could have been stronger.


Helen's Wax Melts

 

Concession Stand - Scent Shot [2/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

The throw was very light.  I also wasn't a fan of the scent as it had a prominent popcorn note of which I'm not a fan.

Birthday Broad - Scent Shot [100/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

This was one of the best birthday cake scented items I've ever tried.  The throw was legendary, and it was spot on!

Birthday Tea With Helen - Scent Shot [3.5/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

I like the scent blend, but the throw was a bit lacking.

Coffee Cake - Scent Shot [5/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

This one was great!  It was a dead on freshly baked coffee cake scent, and the throw was awesome.

Fruit Fly - Scent Shot [4/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

This was a very sweet fruit type of scent.  The throw was pretty good.

Plush - Scent Shot [3/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

This had a fresh perfume type of scent.  The throw was okay, but it could have been stronger. 

The Bug - Scent Shot [4/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

This was a fresh scent.  It threw very well.  I just wish it would have lasted longer.

Mermaid - Scent Shot [2/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

The scent was nice on cold, and the melt was decorated nicely.  Unfortunately, the throw was very weak.

Unicorn Treats - Scent Shot [1/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

This one had no throw. 

Princess Farts - Scent Shot [3.5/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found as vendor does not keep a scent list that I could find)

It started out quite strong, but the scent didn't last for more than an hour. So, that was disappointing.


Save Your Scentses


LimeLight - Sugar Skull Shot [10/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found)

This was such a great fresh lime scent.  It threw like a beast and lasted a very long time.

Purple Grape//Granny Smith - Clam Shell Dual Scented [7/5]


Official Scent Description: Purple Grape: A strong mix of sweet and sour grape aromas that will make your mouth water! Packs a BIG punch for a fruit fragrance!  (none for granny smith)

I am in love with this Purple Grape scent.  It is the most authentic grape soda scent I've ever smelled.  Oh my goodness!  It threw really well.  The granny smith note unfortunately had no throw.

Northern Woods November - Leaf Shaped Tarts [5/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found)

This scent reminded me of Sweater Weather.  It isn't an exact dupe but it is in that scent family.  The throw was also excellent.

Plumberry - Sugar Skull Melt [5/5]


Official Scent Description: Juicy black plums, fresh berries, clove & spices – a wonderful fall/holiday fragrance.

This one had a great throw.  I could huff it all day!

The Vert (French Green Tea) - Natural Infusions Mini Melts [3/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found)

The packaging was a bit annoying as the container for the melts was filled with raffia.  It looks cute and adds to the natural theme, but it was a bit of a pain getting the melts out.  The blend was amazing and unique, especially in a sea of pink sugar and bakery nowadays, but the throw was a bit weak.

Florida Orchard - Natural Infusions Scent Shot [4/5]


Official Scent Description: If you love visiting Florida as much as we do, you’ll appreciate this scent named after the Sunshine State.  Uplifting citrus with just a touch of light tropical florals and sweet berries

This was a very unique orange scent.  It smelled more natural like an orange peel rather than a mop cleaner.  The throw was also quite good.

Aurora Borealis - Small Shot [4/5]


Official Scent Description: pine, cypress, citrus, and a white musk base [Lush ‘Nothern Lights” type]

The throw was pretty good, but it could have been a bit stronger.

Blackberry Sage - Natural Infusions Scent Shot [2/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found)

This one just didn't have much of a throw at all.

Big Blue - Large Snowflake Tart [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  mandarin, neroli, orange blossom and white musk  [Lush Big type]

It had a great throw and the blend was something I've not encountered before. My nose didn't know what was going on...in a good way.

Poolside - Sugar Skull Melt [10/5]


Official Scent Description:   green florals & lavender, crisp citrus & orange blossom, and a warm woods undertone create a unique fresh fragrance reminiscent of lounging by the backyard pool

This smelled like a dryer sheet to me, and it was fabulous.  This melt is very small but it packed a mighty punch in regards to throw.  It was great!

Sweet Wintergreen - Holiday Shaped Melts [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

This reminded me of Wintergreen gum.  Oh my goodness!  I loved it!  The throw was excellent, and it stayed strong for a long time. 

Rose Bouquet - Natural Infusions Scent Shot [5/5]


Official Scent Description:    A house blend of 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Essential Oils creates this step up from the same old boring rose scent. Smells like a bouquet of fresh-cut sweet roses, with just a touch of lily and marigold – a timeless favorite and SYS best seller!

 I don't even like floral scents, and I really liked this one.  The real rose petals in the melt brought a fresh or green-ness to the scent that made me really enjoy it.  The throw was excellent. 

Entropy - Sugar Skull Tart [4/5]


Official Scent Description: patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver & citrus [Lush Lord of Misrule type]

I loved this blend.  It threw okay, but I wish it had been a bit stronger.

Clean Cotton - Sugar Skull Tart [4/5]


Official Scent Description: We took care to make sure this stayed a lighter fresh scent, just like clean cotton, as opposed to detergent. If you’re looking for a more overpowering clean laundry scent, try “Island Fresh!”

 This was a lighter laundry scent.  It smelled great, but the throw was weak.  It also didn't last very long.

Skull Candy - Small Shot [2/5]


Official Scent Description: Lush Calacas type

This scent is very unique, as most Lush type scents are.  Unfortunately, the throw was a bit week for my taste.

American Creme - Small Shot [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  A unique blend of cream & light musk- packs a much bigger punch that you’d expect, without being overwhelming.  A great mixer. [Lush American Cream type]

The throw was excellent, and it lasted a long time. The scent was also very unique.  I'm not knowledgeable about Lush scents at all. So, this scent was very new to me.

Moon Flower Crown - Small Shot [4/5]


Official Scent Description:   intoxicating & sophisticated! night blooms [jasmine, lilies, and fresh red roses) with a fresh twist and a hint of clove & anise

This smelled like a 90s shampoo to me with a hint of floral perfume.  It threw okay, but it could have been stronger and lasted longer.  So, I gave it a 4.


Barrett Wax Crafts


Peppermint Vanilla Dream - Snowflake Tart [5/5]


Official Scent Description:   A delicious and festive blend of crisp winter peppermint and soft creamy whipped vanilla fluff

I absolutely loved this one!  The cool peppermint and the warm vanilla paired so well.  The throw was also very strong!

Cinnamon Vanilla Swirl - Large Ornament Shaped Tart [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  Warm, toasty vanilla bean and sweet cinnamon sugar swirled together

The scent was very yummy and true to life.  The throw was also phenomenal. 

Peppermint Hot Cocoa - Chocolate Shaped Melt [2.5/5]


Official Scent Description: Warm, sweet and indulgent hot cocoa with steamed milk, whipped cream and a kiss of fresh mint.

This melt was so stinking cute.  It really looked like gourmet chocolate that came out of a fancy box.  I just wish it would have had a stronger throw.

Moonbeams Wax Meltz


Solitude - Scent Shot [5/5]


Official Scent Description: This calming scent features a honeysuckle and aloe blend that is worthy of any bathroom melter. *MBO

The scent is a fresh and floral type.  It was very nice for the summer weather.  The throw was also excellent.



Night Owl Candle Co


Sweet Lemon Key Lime Satsuma - Scent Shot [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

The throw was awesome, but this scent is not for me.  This was too overly sweet for me, and I'm not the biggest satsuma fan.

Red Velvet Cake - Scent Shot [4.5/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

This is the best performing red velvet cake scented wax I've ever had.  This one had a decently noticeable throw.  I just wish it would have been a bit stronger. 

Rustic Lodge [10/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found)

The throw was excellent.  The scent just confused me.  It's called rustic lodge, but it smells like fresh apples to me.  Oh well, I'm going with it.

Paradise Island - Scent Shot [3.5/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

This smelled very artificially fruity to me.  It was very appropriate for summer.  I just wish it had thrown stronger.  It was a bit weak.


FussAss McGee


Earthen Oak - Scent Shot [4/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

The throw was quite good, but the blend was a little too heavy on the musk for my tastes.

In Your Dreams [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

I fell in love with this one. It lasted a really long time and the throw was excellent.  It was a perfect bedroom melt.


Rainbow Melts

 

Berry Vanilla Cake - Shaped Tart [3/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

The blend was amazing, but the throw was a bit weak.

Strawberry Jam Watermelon Cake [3/5]


Official Scent Description: (none found)

This vendor has some of the best blends I've come across, and this one is no exception.  Unfortunately, the throw could have been a bit stronger.

Witch City Wicks


Wolf Moon - Clam Shell [4.5/5]


Official Scent Description: Mysterious and enticing, a deep musky scent with geranium, patchouli, fern and a woody base that is well-balanced.

I loved the scent of this one.  It evoked memories of my new age days hanging around in incense stores.  It is an incense type with some warm earthiness thrown in the mix.  I could smell it all day.  I just wish the throw would have been stronger.  It was a bit light for my preferences.

Wilfred Wax


Sweet Chai O' Mine - Clam Shell [4/5]


Official Scent Description:  Sweet Chai O' Mine captures the essence of creamy vanilla chai. Its milky vanilla tea base is infused with the spicy scent of cloves and cinnamon to create an aroma that is as warm and comforting as it is enlivening and festive.

I wasn't having any luck with this one at all until I put it in a lower watt warmer, my Scenterpiece, and it took off.  The throw came out pretty strong and I was able to really enjoy the last couple of cubes.

Scensei: Master of Scents

 

Weathered Wood - Clam Shell [3/5]


Official Scent Description: Woody and earthiness, mixed with vanilla and sandalwood. A slightly musky scent that is tinged with patchouli. Perfect for those who are trying to please a household of women AND men.

This scent didn't appeal to me warming as much as it did on cold.  There was too much musk for my taste.  The throw was also a bit lacking.

Banana Nut - Clam Shell [4/5]


Official Scent Description: Delicious baked combination of walnuts, ripe banana, vanilla, and a touch of spice.

I gave this a 4 because it had a decent throw.  The scent is another story.  The banana turned to burnt cheese and butter popcorn within about 30 minutes of melting. I couldn't take it. Blech.


Candles From the Keeping Room - CFTKR


Ultimate Berry Cake [5/5]


Official Scent Description: this a new yummy blend from the keeping room..blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and a sweet cake..like a fruit filled cake with sweet icing on top

This one smelled so stinking good!  What a yummy blend!  It threw excellent and lasted quite a long time.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Fresh Picked Strawberry [5/5]


Official Scent Description: what can I say, this is the best most realistic strawberry around..lingers for hours..and will fill the room right out with this delicious aroma.

It was great!  This is one of the best, if not the best, strawberry scents I've encountered.  The throw was great and lasted a long while.  It was also shaped like a little fresh strawberry.  What's not to love?

Strawberry Marshmallow Filled Jelly Donut [3/5]


Official Scent Description: a sweet fruited bakery..our strawberry, our sweet marshmallow mixed with a sweet glazed jelly donut..as they say..lick the air good

The blend smelled delicious, but the throw was very light.

Blackberry Jam Graham [2/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

The scent blend was great and smelled wonderful on cold.  Unfortunately, it didn't have much throw while melting.

Ramble On Wax


REM Cycle - Clam Shell [100/5]


Official Scent Description:  Sweet Honey, Vanilla, Musk, and Citrus

This was a melt of legend.  Oh my goodness!  I melted this one in my bed room in a Scenterpiece warmer and each cube lasted for days.  It was a perfect bed time melt with warm honey being the strong note and the others in good smelly balance behind it.

Dragon's Blood - Bar Melt [10/5]


Official Scent Description:  Orange, Rose, Carnation, Patchouli, Creamy Vanilla, Herbs & Spices

This was right up my alley.  This smelled dead on to the popular incense of the same name.  The throw was great and it lasted a long time.


Sassy Girl Aroma


Vanilla Banana Wafers - Chunks [3/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

The throw was okay.  I had the problem with this one that I do with a lot of banana blends: the scent turns nasty about half way through the melt. 


Tiffany Candles


Lavender Vanilla [5/5]


Official Scent Description:  Vanilla with hints of lavender (A Tiffany Candles Blend)

This one had a strong throw.  I had to stop melting it as the scent just wasn't for me.  The lavender was a slightly powdery, body care type that is just against my preferences.

Scentsationals


Zen - Clam Shell [5+/5]


Official Scent Description:  (none found)

This melt did awesome.  It lasted a long time and had a great fresh scent like a clean, white soap bar.  It was perfect in my bathroom.


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Additional Notes:


Channel Mentioned


Beth Says:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAvdcA7FyermaV4xgxwdw3Q


Ignore Any Typos


Or grammar mistakes... I didn't have time to properly proofread this beast of a post.  It will be alright, I promise.  :)

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Not sponsored.  I either bought all these melts myself or received them as gifts in RAOKs with no obligation to show or talk about any of them. 

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