Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Febreze Candles . . . and Tarts!

Saw something new at Walmart this morning.  Febreze is apparently pushing its way into the 'real' candle world in a big way.  As I went to the candle/tart aisle to check for new tarts, I noticed a huge new display of some awesome looking candles.  Of course I had to check this new development out, and was surprised to find it was the Febreze brand.  There was big 22 oz. candles for $11.97, smaller 12 oz. candles for $7.97, and even smaller 7.5 oz. WOOD WICK (Yay!) candles for $7.97.  They are all in heavy glass and are not regular round shape.  They are sort of tall and oval shaped, very elegant looking.  The label is small and sort of a fabric type material.  These are definitely a whole new line, totally separating themselves from the 'cheap' candles over in the laundry detergent aisle.

There was also something that looked like a reed diffuser but I think was just a sort of oil warmer.  I didn't take note of the price of those.

And then I saw . . . clamshell tarts!  The packs are not shaped like the clamshells we are all familiar with.  They are longer, flatter, with six bars instead of cubes.  They are 2.75 oz. of wax and cost $2.97.  AND they have the cutest little electric warmers for $9.97.  The warmer is just very basic, plain white.  It is round, maybe sort of egg shaped?  There is a small dish.  I couldn't tell if it was light bulb or just electric heat-up style . . . I didn't delve into it that deeply yet.  But it was small and cute and would fit almost anywhere.

I did not take any pictures with my phone because I always feel weird doing that in stores, like I'm going to get in trouble or something.  Plus, the shelf stocker lady was there in the aisle, still organizing things.  I tried looking these up online when I got home but have not had any luck yet.

So anyway, back to the tarts.  Well, the scents.  The ones I saw on the shelves were Palm Leaf, Mineral Springs, Mandarin Cedar, Apple Currant, Asian Woods, Geranium Bamboo, and Almond Sugar.  Looking at the shelf tags were things have not yet been stocked, I also saw 'roseplum,' 'orange,' 'cranpear,' 'cucumber,' 'rainfl,' 'blossom,' and 'whpeach.'  As mentioned, the lady was still in the process of stocking these new items.  I suppose I could have swung back around at the end of my shopping just to have a more thorough look, but I didn't.  I also did not buy any because A) I'm not supposed to be buying any extras, and B) I wanted to wait till everything was there so I could sniff them all.

The only one I actually sniffed was Almond Sugar and . . . OH. MY. GAWD! . . . it is to die for.  I sooo wanted to get that but the tarts were not there yet.  I almost grabbed a wood wick candle just to have something in that scent.  It was amazing, sweet and sugary and sort of bakery.  Reminds me of cookies.  So yummy!

Have any of you seen these?  Have you tried them?  Let me know what you think of them.

*** UPDATE (Feb. 17) ***
Just watched a haul video and learned some of the other scents ....
  • CHAI LATTE!!!!
  • Cucumber Citrus
  • Agave Rainfall
  • Rosewood Plum
  • Orange Honeycomb
  • Lavender Blueberry

21 comments:

  1. WHAT!?!?!? I must go to Walmart!! These scents sound really good! Almond sugar?? Yum....Febreze has never steered me wrong in the past with their sprays...it might be time to try their candles and wax!

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    1. I know! I had that post at the end of the year about the Cranberry Frost candle that I was in love with, and that was a Febreze candle.

      Hubby and I might be out and about tomorrow, picking up a few things I forgot this morning. I might have to convince him we need to get one of these. *evil grin*

      ~Deb

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    2. You do need one of these! Hope you blog about it. I saw a pic of the Febreze tart on a Facebook wax group. They do look different.

      I will have to go to Walmart soon. I want the new scents and I want to check these out too.

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    3. I wonder if they would be at other stores like Target ... ?

      I look forward to posts on both of your blogs (Lauren and Abby) about which items you picked. *hinthintnudgenudge*

      ~Deb

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  2. I saw these this morning, but my store only had a few. They do look different: the clamshell is longer and they're little bars instead of cubes. I guess that's why the higher price than BH&G and SS? They were hard to smell through the plastic, and the clerk was right there restocking the candles so I felt weird opening them :)

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    1. I don't mind opening tarts to sniff them. They're not sealed, so I don't have a problem with it. But I feel so weird taking pictures of things. I know plenty of people do it, but I always feel like I'm breaking some rule.

      ~Deb

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  3. Updated the post with a couple more scents, and the proper names of some of those I only knew from shelf tags.

    ~Deb

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    1. Did you find them? I was in the store again yesterday and they had everything fully stocked this time EXCEPT the one scent I wanted, the Almond Sugar tarts. *grrrr*

      ~Deb

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  5. Haven't seen/found these yet :( My Wal-Mart is so slow since its an older one.

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  6. I saw the new Febreze candles in my local Walmart about 2 weeks ago and I had to have them. I purchased 2 of the 22oz jars in Asian Woods.

    Today was my first day burning them. For starters I had to use the foiling technique because the candle was tunneling. After foiling, an even pool of wax formed. I put one in the living room on an end table and the other in my bedroom on my dresser and the scent filled my entire (3 bed/2bath/single level) apt. The scent throw is great. I'm not really sure of the scent as of yet due to it has a smokey smell to it, like inscents have . I will give it another try tomorrow and if it smells the same I'll return it for another scent.

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    1. Bummer about the initial tunneling but good to know the throw is strong. I'm still tempted to get the small wood wick candle in Almond Sugar scent, just because my store doesn't have the tarts in that scent. I'd like to find the Chai Tea scent too.

      I did not sniff the others because I knew I wouldn't be buying any. Didn't want to tempt myself. LOL

      ~Deb

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  7. Oh I was so surprised when I went to walmart and saw Febreze now has wax melts! and for such a great price :) I bought the Apple Currant (which I have going in my office right now -- even when the warmer isn't on, you really smell it) and the Almond Sugar. I am looking forward to trying the other scents like Chai Latte :)

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    1. I still haven't bought any of these, although I did pause and consider doing so this morning while shopping. Almond Sugar will be the first one I get. I haven't seen Chai Latte at my store yet, but I want it!!!

      ~Deb

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  8. I tried the tarts in my Scentsy warmer and OMG! It is just as good as Scentsy if not better! I can't wait to get the 22oz candles. I bet they are fabulous, and $11.97 is cheap compared to my favorite Yankee candles:)

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    1. I wish I could find the chai scent. I've checked a few different stores around me and none have that particular one. Boo!

      ~Deb

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  9. Hi there I live in Canada and saw these.at a grocery store. I bought frosted suger cookie (Christmas). I put it in my glade warmer and it smells amazing. They had two other scents there cinnamon and pine.

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    1. You just made my day! I haven't thought to look at the Febreze tarts for fall or holiday scents. I will definitely be looking next time I'm shopping.

      Thanks!
      ~Deb

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  10. Purchased mineral spring scent wooden wick candle in May. Cannot find this product anywhere now..even unavailable online. Customer service doesn't respond! What up with that?
    Any suggestions finding this item in Chicagoland area?

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    1. Wow, I checked Amazon and eBay and other sites and you're right . . . none to be found. I'll have to look at my Walmart next time I'm there and see if they have any.

      ~Deb

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  11. Yes ! I try one Geranium bamboo just love the smell and they last a long time... weak or so.

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