Fall Hayride - 'Orchard fruits, chrysanthemum, spice and maple sugar scents embrace you with warm, woody nuances, recreating the sensation of crisp autumn air.'
Of the four scents in Glade's 2013 fall lineup, this would probably be the one I'm least likely to pick. Grassy, woody, outdoorsy scents usually aren't my thing. However, since my sister got this for me, I am willing to give it a try. My very first thought when I sniffed this was 'Eh, grass.' But after having it sit here on my desk for a while, and sniffing it every now and then, I can smell other things. There is a slight floral note, a slight juicy fruity note, and when you really stop and let it sink in, you really do get just a touch of spice. Or course there is still the grassy, woody (think resin or sawdust) note overall, but it's much nicer than that. I'm looking forward to burning this now.
This will probably be the only one of the Glade line that I get this fall. I've liked other pumpkin and apple scents more than the Glade melts, and I remember now that we had problems with performance from the Glade candles last winter. If I do get any fall scent candles, I'll probably go with the Febreze ones.
Well, with my recent weirdness in a string of seemingly scentless tarts from a vendor that's always been reliable before, I started wondering if I should try an electric warmer. Of course the Glade warmer came to mind. Everyone is raving about this thing because apparently it's a 20watt warmer, and most other hot plate styles are either 18 or 24 watts. People say the 24 is too hot and burns the scents away too strong and fast. Some people say the 18 is too weak. People also like to say the tea light warmers get too hot. I tend to disregard 99% of what the so-called gurus preach because it's all based on personal opinion. (Now that I have my own electric warmer, I've already started doing some experiments. Stay tuned . . . )
When I got my new warmer home yesterday, I still had no idea where I could put it. Just for the sake of trying it, I decided to go ahead and put it in the same spot my tea light warmer sits. The cord on this Glade warmer is quite short, which was another worry for me. In the end, I ran the cord between the speaker and stereo that also sit on that end of the upper shelf, and had just enough cord to reach an extension cord that we had run as a temporary fix for something else. The on/off switch ended up hanging in the space between the wall and the back of the desk, but there is just enough room to get my hand in there and be able to switch it. This set up also keeps the cord out of Minion's reach. (He likes to pull things from the shelves of this desk, but has never bothered my tea light warmers.)
I'm not ready to admit this warmer is a miracle worker, but after a string of seemingly dud tarts from one particular vendor, the two I've melted in this have been wonderful. It *could* be the warmer, but explain to me then why my tea light warmers never had a problem with this vendor's products before? As mentioned, I'm going to be doing some experimenting to see if I can find out what's going on.
But anyway, I *am* enjoying this warmer. I had one tart going all day yesterday, which was interesting. With a tea light warmer it takes about four hours for the candle to burn itself out, and then I usually don't remelt the tarts . . . just move on to a new one. So to have one tart, one scent going all day without interruption was kinda nice. On the other hand, it's going to take me forever to get through my tarts this way. LOL! I'll have to keep my stash even smaller now!
So, just wanted to share my couple of goodies. What type of warmer do you prefer? Have you always used that type? What made you switch? Some of the light bulb style warmers are freakin' cute, but I hear those can be the weakest of all. Guess I won't know until I try one, huh?