Intro To My Wax Melt Review
Colonial Candle had this super duper awesome 50% off sale recently. Who could resist? Yeah, I know…I can’t resist when there’s only a 5% off sale, but you must admit…50% off was a sweet deal. I thought it was a good time to stock up on some Fall and Halloween scents. I’m always on the lookout for a good pumpkin pie scent, so it was a no brainer to pick up the Pumpkin Pie wax melt from the Falling Leaves Collection.
First Impressions of My Wax Melt
The wax melts from the Falling Leaves Collection are a bit different than what I’ve come to expect from Colonial Candle wax melts. For one, this was rectangular in shape. I’m kind of used to the oval shaped wax melts from here, so this was a bit intriguing. There was a lot of wax in this one – 2.75 ounces to be exact. I looked at the typical oval shaped melts and they contain 2.4 ounces. They both usually cost the same. Interesting!
The picture on here was soooo scrumptious. A freshly baked pumpkin pie with a huge slice sitting out, waiting to be eaten! I took a cold whiff and man…the spices were in there, that’s for sure! It smelled just like pumpkin pie spice. I smelled a mix of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
I wasn’t buying all that on cold sniff. I smelled the clove and other spices. No berries. No vanilla. And worst of all…no pie! But I knew the truth would come out with the melting. So on to it!
How Did My Wax Melt Perform?
Since the cold sniff on this was pretty strong, I opted to melt this one in my master bedroom using a 24W bulb melter. It was not long after I plunked it in that I noticed the smell of freshly ground cinnamon in the air. Yum! Nutmeg has a slightly sweeter and creamier scent to me, and I got that more as the scent was melting. Was I smelling some of the vanilla? Maybe, but I really don’t think so.
The clove was still a huge player in this one, but it did mellow out a bit as the other scents came to the forefront. Clove has such a distinct smell and can overpower a fragrance if you’re not careful. This one was well-balanced and smelled fantastic.
However, I didn’t get the pie part of this particular scent. There was no smell of crust or buttery ingredients. Nope. Just the spices. Good spices, but spices nonetheless.
The wax melt lasted a long, long time. I had it burning in my bedroom all evening and kept it going the next day, too. I finally decided to change out, but it wasn’t because this scent had faded. It was still going strong!
Closing To My Wax Melt Review
I’m just not sure. I liked this scent for the blend of spices and the fact that it was long-lasting and strong. But I feel duped. No pie??? I’m dinging this one on authenticity just for that alone. If you like spice blends, this is a good one to try. It will last you a long time, too, as I just used one brick for this review. If you’re looking for a pie scent, I’d keep on looking, because this one just isn’t it.
Pumpkin Pie, Colonial Candle
- Scent Strength
- Scent Throw
This was a nice pumpkin spice scent, but as for pumpkin pie? No crust, no buttery goodness.
- Good strength & throw
- Where’s the pie?