Walmart’ selection of scented candles has grown so much just in the last few years that you can now find really great home fragrance there. In 2019 you can basically get the higher end famous brands and the super budget-friendly brands.
Walmart now sells both Yankee Candle and Woodwick and I’ve loved both brands for years. They also sell brands that are cheaper but you can totally get great candles for less.
The cheap scented candles I’ve burned from Walmart are from brands like Mainstay, Better Homes and Gardens, Glade, ScentSationals, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, LumaBase, and 719 Walnut Avenue.
Out of the brands above I’ve used ScentSationals and Better Homes and Gardens candles the most and I’m just getting into the Mrs. Meyer’s scented candle range.
Walmart Scented Candles Reviews
The Fall 2019 Walmart scented wax selection is going to be huge. I already wrote about the Better Homes and Gardens Fall collection but there’s also the ScentSationals wax that’s on par with the BhG. I’m interested to see which scents will end up being the most sought out from these two companies. There’s always one or two fragrances that end up being favorites.
ScentSationals Sunflower Fields wax melt that smells like a perfumey, spicy floral
ScentSationals Crimson wax melt that smells like a woodsy vanilla cologne
ScentSationals Dusk Till Dawn wax melt that smells like musk, woods and a fruity undertone
ScentSationals Fall ‘n For Fall wax melt that smells like a woodsy men’s cologne type scent
ScentSationals Peppermint Vanilla Macaroon wax melt that smells like a sweet mint vanilla sugar cookie
ScentSationals Nag Champa Incense wax melt that smells soapy, woodsy, earthy scent with patchouli, musk, amber and baby powder notes.
ScentSationals Cashmere Creamwax melt that smells like creamy vanilla
ScentSationals Cider House Donuts wax melt that smells like apple cider donuts
ScentSationals Cinnamon Apples wax melt that smells like cinnamon and apple
ScentSationals Perfectly Pine wax melt that smells like pine
ScentSationals Balsam & Birch wax melt that smells like pine and eucalyptus
ScentSationals Pumpkin Marshmallow Cream wax melt that smells like a vanilla marshmallow with a bit of cinnamon
ScentSationals Pumpkin S’Mores Duo (Pumpkin Spice & Pumpkin Marshmallow Cream) wax melt
ScentSationals Baked Orchard Apple wax melt that smells like fresh apples, a little bit of caramel and cinnamon.
ScentSationals Caramel Pumpkin Seeds wax melt that smells like salted caramel and cinnamon and clove.
ScentSationals Vineyard Sunset wax melt that smells like an artificial berry note with a cheap white wine undertone.
ScentSationals Incense & Wine Duo (Nag Champa Incense & Vineyard Sunset) wax melt
Better Homes & Gardens Sweet Candied Apples wax melt that smells like sweet apple and pear mix.
Better Homes & Gardens Brandied Peach Cobbler wax melt that smells like very sweet peach and pear mix.
Better Home & Gardens Apple Brandy Cider wax melt that smells like spiced apple.
Better Homes & Gardens Fall Into Autumn wax melt that smells like smoky woods, leaves, herbs and spice.
Better Homes & Gardens Salted Caramel Pumpkin wax melt that smells like salted caramel
Better Homes & Gardens Rustic Country Home wax melt that smells like cinnamon and clove
Better Homes & Gardens Bundled in Blankets Duo (Cozy Winter Coat & Plush Fleece Mittens)
Better Homes & Gardens Warm Pumpkin Cookies wax melt that smells like butter, vanilla, pumpkin, and sugar cookie
Better Homes & Gardens Sunflower & Chrysanthemum wax melt that smells like sweet floral with a weird chemically bitter undertone.
Better Homes & Gardens Candied Citrus Pumpkin wax melt that smells like fake, sugared orange and cinnamon
Better Homes & Gardens Roasted Coconut Pumpkin wax melt that smells like a creamy, sweet pumpkin with a nutty undertone
Better Homes & Gardens Fragrant Woodland Walk wax melt that smells like amber, wood and balsam mix.
Better Homes & Gardens Perfect Pumpkin Ale wax melt that smells like apples, allspice, and an earthy, pumpkin note.
Better Homes & Gardens Golden Harvest Sunset wax melt that smells like lemon and orange mix with a floral base.
I got a whole bunch of Scentsationals wax cubes as a present from my friend who works in the USA. She usually brings me USA Yankee tarts or Kringle stuff, but she cleared out a Walmart this time and I’ve been having loads of fun trying out various new –to me- scents. Lots of these Fusion fragrances are more in the masculine spectrum and better suited for cold weather but there are some that are quite neutral as well.
Melting 2 cubes of ScentSationals Fusion Patchouli Woods, I find it very similar to the Yankee Candle’s Patchouli. Patchouli in general smells like a herb with a mint-woody undertone. In its pure form, it’s fresh but it’s usually mixed with woody notes to bring out that undertone and tone down the herbiness. Sometimes it’s mixed with mint or eucalyptus to pump up the freshness, but that’s pretty rare. In this case, you get the patchouli with added cedar and oakmoss, so it’s really woody and super earthy. Add Yankee Candle’s Frankincense and you’ll have an instant time machine to the 70ties.
This is super strong, 2 cubes had a 9 in scent throw, my whole floor was bombed by patchouli. I tried toning it down by only malting one cube but it was still a bit much for me. But then again, I’m not a big patchouli fan, so a little goes a long way around here.
I’ll melt this full blast (three cubes at once) out on the deck during my annual Halloween/Day of the dead party. In November, we already get the really thick fog from the moors, and this will blend with the atmosphere perfectly.
ScentSationals Pretzel Cone and Pralines is a new scent from Scentsationals that will be a part of their core collection.
Melting 1 cube ScentSationals Pretzel Cone and Pralines, it’s an unexpected and not really a pleasant scent. It smells like salted caramel and bread, but not crusty bread, rather yeasty dough. The caramel is a bit burned smelling, which happens a lot with caramel notes and makes it a big no for me.
One cube of this was plenty, it scented my kitchen in 15 minutes and I’d say the throw is 7.
Better Homes and Gardens Iced Lemon Poundcake and ScentSationals Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies wax melts are two of my favorite scents from the Spring line and even though I’m not a huge food fragrance person I do think that where Scentsationals lack in floral and fruit scents – meaning that they are mostly a generic miss for me – they do good versions of gourmand fragrances.
ScentSationals Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies wax cubes smell like a classic sugar cookie with super sweet lemon frosting. The sugar cookie note is basically just sugar and vanilla, the added lemon frosting adds a bit of a butter note and the lemon is very well done.
This goes really well with any and all lemonade scents, I’ve been pairing it with plain lemonade as well as cherry and strawberry lemonade fragrances and it works really well.
Better Homes and Gardens Iced Lemon Poundcake is another lemon gourmand scent that’s available now. It smells like sweet lemon and vanilla frosting, buttercream and a fainter note of plain cake. You kinda have to concentrate to get the cake note but it’s there.
On its own I find it to be too light on the cake note leaving me with a sweet lemon buttercream scent so I pair it with a birthday cake or a vanilla cupcake fragrance to balance that out more and I really like the mix.
The throw on both of these is a very strong 8 on 2 cubes so they totally fill my kitchen.