Candle Scoop Review: Lemon, Basil, & Olive Fragrance Melts, Milkhouse Candle Creamery

Milkhouse Candle Creamery, Lemon Basil & Olive






Scent Intensity


Scent Throw





  • Complex, beautiful fragrance


  • Price

Fresh citrus, green herbs, and the tangy bite of olive make this a must-try for the kitchen. Complex and sophisticated.

Melt Size: 2.5 ounces

Melt Type: Clamshell

Type of Wax: Blend of beeswax and soywax

Where Melted: Room size 8′ x 9′

How Melted: Bulb melter (with 40W bulb). 2 cubes used.

Initial Thoughts/Cold Sniff: It was green and earthy with some perfuminess to it. A very complex scent with a great cold scent throw.

FUN FACT: Milkhouse Candle Creamery was started by Eric and Janet Sparrow in 2002.

Rating Breakdown:

  • Packaging/Presentation: This was a typical clamshell style package with a hinged lid. The label on front was plain – no fancy coloring or pictures. The scent name and company name were clearly displayed on front. The wax was smooth on top and soft to the touch. The cubes were easy to break apart. There were no dyes in the wax.
  • Scent: I loved this scent. I found it to be something I would enjoy while having a day at the spa. The olive had a twang to it that really made the scent very different. The lemon was a bit subdued, but I could definitely tell the citrus was there. Unusual and nice.
  • Scent Intensity: This scent was moderately strong.
  • Scent Throw: I was able to smell this scent in the room it was in without difficulty. It wafted on out into the hallway and kitchen without a problem. I could even smell the wax melting in my main living area, which is quite a distance from where this melt wax stationed. Not an overpowering scent, but one I could easily detect from far away.
  • Longevity: I had this wax melt in my warmer for approximately 8 hours before I noticed a significant drop off.

Comparison of final thoughts to initial thoughts: I thought I might enjoy this scent on cold sniff and it ends up that I did. It was complex and pleasing, with a good scent throw.

Would I repurchase? Yes, if on sale.

Disclosures: None. I purchased this product myself.

Additional Photos:

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Happy candle burning ~

Andrea Haskins

Candle Scoop – The best smelling blog around!

Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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  1. Plain packaging but the scent sounds one of a kind.

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  2. This is one I would like to try out. As you mentioned, I will probably wait for the next good sale 🙂

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