Fragrance Empties | January 2018

Fragrance Empties | January 2018

January certainly was an interesting start to the year; when I wasn’t sick I was under an enormous amount of stress at work. Coming home every day and lighting up a cozy candle was one of the only things that kept me sane this month. I definitely was able to melt much more than I had in the last few months of 2017, which is great! I’m really trying to reduce my stash this year, and if this month’s empties is any indication, I don’t think I’ll have a problem doing so!

Candle Empties | January 2018

Winter

Bath & Body Works, 3-wick
Scent
10
Performance
3
Throw
5
Repurchase?
Yes
Awful version of one of my favorite scents from the very first burn.

Smoked Vanilla

Bath & Body Works, 1-wick
Scent
8
Performance
8
Throw
7
Repurchase?
Yes
A great smoky yet sweet fragrance that almost reminded me of freshly cooked bacon – definitely a kitchen scent!

Crunchy Pistachio Vanilla

Yankee Candle, 1-wick
Scent
8
Performance
7
Throw
5
Repurchase?
No
Lightly salted pistachios meets a baked cookie in this delicious scent – just wish it threw a little more!

Chestnut & Birch

Bath & Body Works, 1-wick
Scent
6
Performance
7
Throw
1
Repurchase?
No
Fans of Creamy Nutmeg would go crazy for this fragrance as it’s 75% that with an added woodsy note.

Fireside Comfort

Bath & Body Works, 3-wick
Scent
8
Performance
7
Throw
7
Repurchase?
Yes
A cozy fireside fragrance for the snowy month that was very reminiscent of 2016’s Smoked Vanilla.

Macaron Treats

Yankee Candle, 1-wick
Scent
7
Performance
9
Throw
2
Repurchase?
No
A light gourmand vanilla fragrance with perfume notes; wishing it smelled more like an actual macaron.

Wax Empties | January 2018

Firewood & Fir Balsam

Better Homes & Gardens, wax melt
Scent
8
Throw
8
Repurchase?
Yes
A great fragrance to melt along-side Winter as it’s very reminiscent of the fragrance with more of a fireside note.

Around the Campfire

Better Homes & Gardens, wax melt
Scent
9
Throw
10
Repurchase?
Yes
Contrary to popular belief, this is not Marshmallow Fireside but actually the perfect cozy cabin/fireside fragrance!

Vanilla Cookie Crunch

Better Homes & Gardens, value wax melt
Scent
10
Throw
10
Repurchase?
Yes
The absolute perfect vanilla bakery fragrance for mixing or by itself!

Crunchy Pistachio Vanilla

Yankee Candle, melt cup, x2
Scent
8
Throw
8
Repurchase?
Yes
The candle & wax smell identical, but this form actually throws! Also, try mixing this with Vanilla Cookie Crunch to amp up the bakery note.

Hagrid

Super Tarts, wax sample
Scent
2
Throw
8
Repurchase?
No
A minty shaving cream scent; happy to have tried it, but not my type of fragrance.

Carrot Cake

Goose Creek, wax melt
Scent
10
Throw
10
Repurchase?
Yes
This was absolute perfection; it truly smells like an authentic carrot cake.

Fragrance Empties | January 2018

Winter

Bath & Body Works, wallflower
Scent
10
Throw
2
Repurchase?
Yes
Unfortunately another awful version of one of my favorite scents.

Chestnut & Birch

Bath & Body Works, wallflower
Scent
6
Throw
3
Repurchase?
No
For some odd reason, when warmed this smelled identical to Creamy Nutmeg which was not at all what I wanted.

Summer Marshmallow

Bath & Body Works, body wash
Scent
9
Performance
4
Repurchase?
Yes

Winter

Bath & Body Works, hand soap
Scent
10
Performance
8
Repurchase?
Yes
Finally a version of Winter that actually performed! This was highly fragranced but didn’t linger as long as I would’ve liked.


This month I burned 6 Candles & 7 Wax Melts!


 

As you can see, I wasn’t just busy melting this month but also updating my empties format. I’m really hoping you like the new easy-to-read review format! The fragrances that were melted in January were certainly great overall, but my favorite hands down was Around the Campfire. I’m certainly done with these cozier scents and moving on to something much sweeter!

What did you burn in January? Share in the comments!

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