Candle Scoop Reviews: Sea Side Wax Melt, Tara’s Candle Cottage

Tara's Candle Cottage, Sea Side

$7 for a 6 pack





Scent Strength


Scent Throw





  • Good scent throw
  • Long lasting

Tender beach floras are lightly misted with the refreshing scent of ocean air, ripe succulent summer melon and the subtle familiar scent of suntan lotion

Melt Size: 0.8 ounce each

Melt Type: Scallop

Type of Wax: Parasoy

Where Melted: Room size 8′ x 9′

How Melted: Bulb melter

Initial Thoughts/Cold Sniff: This had a perfumey note to it on cold sniff. I was pleasantly surprised to smell the fruity notes. Very fresh and clean scent.

FUN FACT: Tara’s Candle Cottage has been in business since 2002.

Rating Breakdown:

  • Packaging/Presentation: I had a 6 pack of scalloped wax melts that were housed in a Valentine’s decorated bag with a twist top tie. The individual wax melts were each in their own zip lock cello bags. There was a large, round label on the outside of each baggie that housed the company name and scent name. The wax melt itself was fairly hard and light blue in color.
  • Scent: I really liked this scent. It was different than I expected for a water type scent. It did have enough perfumey ozone-ness, but it also had a good dose of fruitiness added to it. That made for an enjoyable, fresh scent. I couldn’t get the suntan lotion part but it didn’t matter. Lovely fragrance!
  • Scent Strength: This scent had a moderate scent strength. Not a super strong scent but not light either.
  • Scent Throw: I could smell this scent in the room it was in without difficulty. I could also smell the fragrance on out into the hallway and it did reach on into my main living area.
  • Longevity: I had this melt in all evening and on into the morning. I could still smell the wax melt going strong.

Comparison of final thoughts to initial thoughts: This smelled very similar melting as it did on cold sniff.

Would I repurchase? Yes

Disclosures: None. I purchased this product myself.

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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. This melt sounds absolutely perfect! I love a floral beachy scent. It just seems perfect for Spring time.

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  2. I agree: this sounds perfect. I love beach, floral, and ozone scents. I also really like this color.

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  3. This makes me wish summer was here. I am always in search for fresh ocean scents. Thanks for another great review Andrea!

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