Yankee Candle Jar Melt vs. Regular Wax Melt: Gingerbread

I have recently purchased several scents in both the regular scallop type wax melts from Yankee Candle and the new jar wax melts to compare. Gingerbread was the first comparison I made between the two.

Gingerbread houses and gingerbread men are delicious childhood memories that we love to revisit every year. The aroma of spicy warm gingerbread rich with nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar will instantly return you to those carefree days when the holidays were always full of wonder, joy and tingling anticipation.

Cost: The scallop wax melt is usually $1.99 whereas the jar wax melt normally sells for $2.49 each.

Size: Both wax melts are 0.8 ounces in size. yankee-candle-gingerbread-jar-wax-melt

Scent: I did detect a scent difference between the two. The scallop wax melt was heavier on the spices. The jar wax melt smelled more bready with the spices taking somewhat of a backseat. I actually preferred the scent of the jar melt better. I’m assuming the difference has something to do with the different wax formulations. (Read my original review of the Gingerbread jar wax melt here.)

Scent throw: The scent throw was stronger with the scallop wax melt. The scallop wax melt was also heavier on the spices, so the stronger scent throw was not as much of a surprise.

yankee-candle-gingerbread-wax-meltLongevity: The scallop wax melt outperformed the jar wax melt in this area as well. Although the bready component played out in similar fashion, the spiciness was still noticeable in the room for several hours.

I can’t comment on ease of removal because I poured both of these melts out while hot. Since that’s the important claim for the jar wax melts, I will probably test that feature out in the near future.

I have several scents to compare and not ready to make a judgement call yet. Although the scallop wax melt was the clear winner here, it could have been this particular scent.

Read Julia’s thoughts on the Yankee Candle jar wax melts. 

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. In my opinion, I don’t think either melt is easy to remove from the warmer. Unless I have the warmer melt them fully they don’t pour out easily. I usually use a sharp paring knife and cut either the scalloped melt or jar melt in half in the warmer and then pry out the melt in sections. This for me is the easiest way to remove it.

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