Recent WalMart/Big Lots Haul

I recently picked up a few smell goods while at WalMart and Big Lots. I expected to find wax melts at WalMart. But Big Lots? How happy was I?

WalMart Big Lots scented wax melts candle haul - #candles #waxmelts #WalMart #BigLots #CandleScoop #hauls

The Sparkling Rain clamshell melt was the one I picked up at Big Lots. The rest of the goodies came from WalMart. The ScentSationals’ melts were all repurchases. I had not been melting the melts from Better Homes & Gardens, so I thought it was high time I tried. Even though I didn’t have much success with my last Febreze wax melt, I wanted to give another scent a try. The wax melts are just too cute!

My cold sniff thoughts on my new wax melties:

Faded Denim, ScentSationals: The comfort of broken-in denim. This is one of my very favorites from ScentSationals. Very fresh and clean, strong cold scent throw.

Coconut Macaroon, ScentSationals: Toasted coconut and sliced almonds wrapped in sugary maple, crushed nuts, butter rum and creamy vanilla. Another favorite. The cold sniff is creamy coconut with cookie/bakery notes. Delicious!

Sweet Tropical Salsa, Better Homes & Gardens: (No scent description available.) Oooh, this is so delicious on cold sniff! It’s a sweet and spicy combination that seems like just the perfect mix. A fairly strong cold sniff.

White Suede Driftwood, Better Homes & Gardens: (No scent description available.) This is a sexy scent. It’s a bit earthy with a slight musk smell to it. It’s nice but not one of my favorites on cold sniff. A moderate cold sniff.

Vanilla Cookie Crunch, Better Homes & Gardens: (No scent description available.) This is a fairly delicious smelling wax melt. A sweet cookie scent, but the cold sniff is on the light side.

Creamy Tahitian Coconut, Better Homes & Gardens: (No scent description available.) This smells like a suntan coconutty scent. Light cold sniff. Eh.

Mineral Springs, Febreze: (No scent description available.) This has a bit of a men’s cologne type smell to it. It’s not a bad scent, just not quite what I expected. The cold sniff is moderately strong.

Sparkling Rain, Everyday Reflections: (No scent description available.) This has a light cold sniff. It smells almost floral, but it’s hard to tell because the cold sniff is so light. I’m thinking fresh/clean/floral mix.

I gifted one of my wax melters, which made a perfect excuse to buy another one. I thought there were plenty of options to choose from at WalMart, but I finally settled on the Bronze Lantern bulb wax melter from ScentSationals.

ScentSationals Bronze Lantern Wax Melt Warmer - #candles #waxmelts #ScentSationals #CandleScoop


The warmer really is quite beautiful when it is on. It does put out quite a bit of light. I keep thinking I’ve left an overhead light on when I’m using this warmer!

ScentSationals Bronze Lantern Wax Melt Warmer - #candles #waxmelts #ScentSationals #CandleScoop


Stay tuned to Candle Scoop for future reviews of the above!

Happy candle burning ~



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. Great Haul!!
    Luckily for me (but not for my checkbook-lol) I drive right by Walmart when I drop my son off for school every morning. I love going in there when it’s not crowded (7:30 am is pretty quiet) and I NEVER and I mean NEVER leave there without exploring the wax melts section. At first I may have been skeptical, but I quickly fell in love with both ScentSationals and Better Homes and Gardens clamshell wax melts. You sure can’t beat the price and I have found some real gems there! I like them better than the Febreze for sure. The only problem is that they sell out so fast (especially popular seasonal ones like my favorite autumn scent from there: Crisp Fall Leaves by BH&G). So that just means if I love the cold sniff, I just better grab several. These make great stocking stuffers too, just sayin. 😉
    They also have great warmers, and since I love nautical things, I went a little hog-wild when they had their nautical line during the summer!
    As for Big Lots, I have honestly never found anything worth a nickel in their candle/wax aisle. No or low throws at best.

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    • I held out for the longest, Laurie. I just couldn’t believe I would be impressed with ScentSationals. But I have been! I haven’t melted the Big Lots wax melts yet, so the verdict’s still out for me.

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  2. I just bought Cotton Living Colors wax melts at Big Lots. I love it! Went back 2 days later for more, yes, I liked it that much! They were all gone. Other scents were still available though. A bit pricier than Walmart but I really really like the scent.

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