I knew this would be a bit of a challenge and would be fun to try with their limited scent choices. I had made a trip to my Dollar Tree with no luck and than my local Family Dollar with only a few takeaways. Past experiences with Dollar General, I knew that they had a better selection of wax (especially come fall!) So to keep it interesting I kept away this round.
Above were most of the wax melt options that were at my Family Dollar. Most of these held a strong plastic odor with little to no fragrance oils on cold throw. With limited options on clamshell melts, I assumed I would probably have to chunk up a candle or two if I wanted to blend. Most of the candles were the Starburst brand candles. I decided against using them as I felt that it would have been almost cheating and too easy since they are name brand and were stronger on cold than the wax melts themselves.
Here is what I came home with:
Cinnamon Coffee Cake-
This is not half bad on cold sniff. Spicy cinnamon sticks grinded into a fine powder to garnish the top of a vanilla bakery with top notes of risen yeast.
More of a sugared plum and candied berry sugar type than a true plum and mulberry.
Not my favorite choice of scents to blend but hey, maybe it just might work? Fruity bakery?
As I figured the cinnamon was the only aroma detected in this but even it was super light with the most dominate being a strong melting plastic note. Not sure if I’ll melt these alone next or if I’ll just move on and be done with them.
What is some of your favorite retail wax?
Until Next Melt,