Stash Secrets Sunday: Walmart Wax Mini-Haul

I don’t personally step into our local Walmart very often (too loud…too crowded..too short staffed…etc.), but I manage to get a handful of wax every time that I do. I actually bought these items several months ago, but just now getting a chance to blog about them.

Brands Included: ScentSationals, Better Homes & Gardens, 719 Walnut Avenue

Indie? No

The Wallet Says: $$$$$ – $$$$$

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This is the lot of what I picked up – five wax melts and one three-wick candle. I bought two BH&G wax melts (Valencia Blood Orange; Fresh Pulled Taffy) and three from ScentSationals (Honey Bourbon Frosting; Molten Orange; Vanilla Bean). The candle brand I had not heard of before – 719 Walnut Avenue. It looks like a brand specifically for Walmart stores. The candle scent is Caribbean Villa. The wax melts are always around $2-2.50, but I don’t remember what the price was for the candle.

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Honey Bourbon Frosting (Butter, sugar, and a touch of bourbon): This one is heavy on the honey to my nose, with just enough of the bold bourbon coming through to keep it from being too sticky sweet. Very creamy and heavy and rich. It also is strong on cold sniff. I’m excited to try this!

Vanilla Bean (Good, old-fashioned vanilla): A creamy, buttery vanilla scent.

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Molten Orange (Intense orange essence): Mmmm, like a fresh burst of clean! Very citrusy and orangey. Not too sweet. I love it and it is strong on cold sniff.

Valencia Blood Orange: Very similar in scent to Molten Orange, but it doesn’t seem as bold to me.

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Fresh Pulled Taffy: Oh my! This smells just like I opened a bag of fresh salt water taffy. It is gooey, and fruity, and sweet. Very sweet. It’s on the lighter side, though.

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This is the three-wick candle from 719 Walnut Avenue in Caribbean Villa (Find your own seaside retreat with a tropical blend of fruits, coconut milk, and sugarcane). I love the pretty blue color! It’s a lovely scent – very fruity with a blend of that suntan coconut scent mixed in. It’s scent strength is in the mid-range. The wicks look kind of thin, so I’m wondering how this will perform. It was cheap, though, so I won’t have lost out on too much if it doesn’t work out.

 

Order Wrap Up (based on initial thoughts alone)

Favorite

Honey Bourbon Frosting

Hits

Fresh Pulled Taffy

Honey Bourbon Frosting

Molten Orange

Valencia Blood Orange

Vanilla Bean

Undecided

Caribbean Villa (only because I’m not sure how it will perform)

Misses

N/A

 

Have you tried any of these scents? What are your thoughts? 

Happy candle burning ~

Andrea Haskins

Candle Scoop – The best smelling blog around!
http://www.CandleScoop.com

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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4 Comments

  1. I have to admit that I don’t buy melts at Walmart for some of the reasons you listed. That blue candle is a really nice color, though!

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  2. we don’t have a lot of grocery stores near me so i frequent our walmart often and i always am tempted to buy a couple candle when i pass by them! i never have before, only because i’m afraid they will be disappointing. i’d be interested to know how your 3 wick candle burns! and also the honey bourbon frosting scent sounds AMAZING. i may just have to get those wax melts this week 🙂

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    • I personally love the fragrance of the three wick Caribbean Villa. The blue color gives me the thought of the Caribbean waters. It burns great but hard to find in stores. I recommend trying it.

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  3. Does 719 Walnut Avenue make wax melts?

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