Wax Melt Review: Baked Apple Strudel, Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens, Baked Apple Strudel

$2.50
8.6

Presentation

7.0/10

Scent

8.0/10

Scent Strength

9.0/10

Scent Throw

9.0/10

Longevity

10.0/10

Pros

  • Strong
  • Great scent throw
  • Long lasting
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No scent description

No scent description available.

Melt Size: 2.5 ounces

Melt Type: Clamshell style

Type of Wax: Appears to be paraffin

Where Melted: Room size 8′ x 9′

How Melted: Bulb melter (with 40W bulb)

Initial Thoughts/Cold Sniff: I smelled a lot of apple on cold sniff. Mostly sweet but a little tart. I also could smell some spices blended in. There was a twangy, sharp afternote that I couldn’t quite put my finger on and I wasn’t sure if I liked it. This had a strong cold sniff.

FUN FACT: According to Merriam-Webster, a strudel is a German pastry made of thin dough rolled up with fruit filling and baked.

Rating Breakdown:

  • Packaging/Presentation: This was a clamshell style melt in the rectangular packaging with a hinged lid. The lid label had closeup picture of apple strudel, already cut to show the yummy insides. There was a fork delving into the confection. The company and scent names were clearly displayed. The wax was a deep reddish-brown color and was fairly hard, but easy to break apart. There was no oily residue.
  • Scent: I found this scent to be incredibly yummy. It was heavier on the apple than the spice. The apple was slightly sweet but there was a hint of tartness, too. The cinnamon warmed the scent without being overpowering or harsh. This was more than a straight up apple-cinnamon scent, though. The scent was syrupy and somewhat thick, without being nauseatingly sweet. I didn’t smell any pastry notes, which kind of bummed me out. I did still smell that twangy note, but only if I put my nose close to the bowl. I’m not sure what I was smelling – it was kind of bourbon-y. Overall, though, a really delicious scent.
  • Scent Strength: This was a fairly strong scent.
  • Scent Throw: This wax melt completely filled the room it was in without a problem. I could smell the scent throwing out into my living area with the door to the room closed! When I opened the door, the scent traveled on out into most of the lower level of my home.
  • Longevity: I had this wax melt in for several hours at night and I kept it in the melter overnight. I could still smell the scent the following morning. The scent strength had dropped off some, but it was still scenting well.

Comparison of final thoughts to initial thoughts: This smelled great cold, but even better melting. That cold sniff twang settled down and I enjoyed the scent more. Once it was melting, the scent had more depth to it.

Would I repurchase? Yes

Disclosures: None. I purchased this product myself.

Additional Photos:

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Happy candle burning ~

Andrea
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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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3 Comments

  1. Presentation

    7.30

    Scent

    8.00

    Scent Strength

    8.00

    Scent Throw

    8.20

    Longevity

    6.90

    I like the BH&G melts. I have tried this one and I liked it

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  2. Presentation

    6.80

    Scent

    7.70

    Scent Strength

    8.00

    Scent Throw

    8.00

    Longevity

    5.40

    I too have tried this particular scent from Better Homes and Gardens. I did like it and enjoyed most of it. I also smelled some weird tart note in it that I couldn’t name. But it was strong and smelled good and did use the entire bar over a few days .

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  3. Presentation

    9.80

    Scent

    9.80

    Scent Strength

    9.90

    Scent Throw

    9.90

    Longevity

    9.90

    Why are the Baked Apple Strudel wax melts not available anywhere???? Its my MOST favorite!

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