I picked up a handful of tarts from Walmart. I had kept reading about all these fabulous fall scents and knew I needed to sniff them out. Forgive my lack of clamshell photos, I just wanted to shoot them naked.
Balsam & Birch (ScentSationals)- Good old evergreen, snow capped with faint sweetness and menthol and pine when melted. Medium-light throw.
Perfectly Pine (ScentSationals)- A much sweeter and mellower evergreen than the above. Christmas trees decked in cotton candy garland and vanilla sugar crystal diamonds, but it turns a little off and plasticky as it melts. Next time I melt it I will temper it with mint or spice. Strong.
Fragrant Woodland Walk (Better Homes & Gardens)- Balsam and spruce, slightly sweet with citrus and golden amber.
Pumpkin Marshmallow Cream (ScentSationals)- Vague pumpkin with a soft back note of vanilla spice and musky tonka beans when melted. A firm medium-strong to strong throw in the kitchen.
Pumpkin S'mores (ScentSationals) duo of Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Marshmallow Cream- Same as above but extra spice and richness added with the Pumpkin Spice blended into the Pumpkin Marshmallow Cream.
Crimson (ScentSationals)- A description of cranberry and oak but the cranberries only fleetingly dust the musky woods with tart sugar drops. This veers much closer to mahogany and teakwood. Medium- strong to strong throw.
Incense & Wine (ScentStationals) duo of Nag Champa Incense and Vineyard Sunset- The Nag Champa portion feels a bit more floral than earthy. The Vineyard Sunset side reminds me of mulled wine aged in oak barrels. Nicely done. One cube of each scent threw medium to medium-light in the bedroom but gave me a headache. It could have been how close I was sitting. I will melt these in the larger living area.
Each tart is $2.00 at Walmart. Of this bunch, I would buy Crimson, Incense & Wine, Balsam & Birch, and Fragrant Woodland Walk. Do you enjoy any of these?