Friday, June 7, 2013
Melted - Better Homes & Gardens / Vanilla Caramel Spice
Well, wouldn't you know, looking through old blog posts last week I discovered that this was indeed the same scent. Huh. Proves our tastes change over time, right? Apparently not, because I'm not digging this now that I have it home and have melted it again. I don't hate it, but there is just something about it that bothers me. When I'm not looking at the package and seeing that it says CARAMEL, I always think it's a vanilla-cinnamon blend. On cold sniff it's a much sweeter and creamier scent, but when melted the spice note comes through quite strong and I'm pretty sure that spice is just plain ol' cinnamon. I think it is because of the sweeter cold sniff scent that I keep thinking I'll like this. Again, I don't hate it, but I think when that cinnamon comes through it just totally changes the scent. There is a sort of caramel note deep in there, and the vanilla keeps the cinnamon in more of a bakery type category as opposed to a fall or holiday type cinnamon, but it is still a spicy scent.
I melted two cubes (about .8 oz.) in my tea light warmer and had strong scent and throw. I can easily smell this all over the downstairs of my house. As usual with the BH&G tarts, I'm finding on the second melt (one tea light lasts about 4 hours) there is still plenty of scent. I did notice that when the tea light went out and the wax cooled, the lingering scent went back to that creamier, yummier version. I also noticed that when I came back into the house from being outside, not only did I smell this immediately from the back door but it was that creamier version.
So while this was not a horrible scent it was definitely not a favorite, and I'll have to try and remember not to buy it next time I see it and sniff it and think 'YUM!'