I already posted the actual scent descriptions and detailed notes taken from the Glade website in my other post about these, so in this post I will be a little more descriptive in what I think they actually smell like.
Pure Vanilla Joy - 'Treat your inner child with the uplifting scent of layered cake, vanilla bean and toasted marshmallows. Top with hints of whipped icing, crisp apples and spice for a fresh-baked fragrance you’re sure to love.'
- vanilla bean, whipped icing, crisp apples
- toasted marshmallow
- layered cake, spice
Sparkling Spruce - 'The crisp fragrance of fresh-cut pine needles, eucalyptus and fir join hints of lavender, cedar and fir for a scent as magical as a thousand twinkling lights.'
- green pine needle
- green pine needle, spruce, eucalyptus, lavender, cedar leaf, fir blossom
- fir balsam, cypress, cedar, patchouli
- apple, pear, star anise
- nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, muddled strawberry, acorn squash
- roasted chestnut, vanilla milk, maplewood
(DOLLAR GENERAL EXCLUSIVE)
I already talked about this one a bit back when I stumbled across it at Dollar General. It's so funny because back at that time I'd described it as a coffee-ish scent, and really, there is no coffee anything in it. LOL! It smells like a rich, sweet gingerbread. There is not a lot of spice, just enough to warm it up, so spice haters have nothing to fear. I think maybe I do get a very slight hint of fruit but if you didn't know, you'd probably never guess. A yummy gingerbread scent! (And keep in mind, if you're looking for this one, it is a Dollar General exclusive.)
Frosted Berry Kiss - 'Holiday cheer is in the air as hints of cranberry and blackberry join notes of peppermint and pine. The warming scent of white cocoa is the perfect addition to the party, like the welcoming knock from a chorus of carolers.'
- aromatic pine, crisp greens, peppermint
- cranberry, blackberry
- white cocoa
Merry Maple Morning - 'Revel in the comfort of a special holiday breakfast as notes of maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla join the scent of red berry jam for a fragrance sure to tickle your taste buds. Dig in!'
- red berry jam, apple, melted butter, peach
- cinnamon, coffee, maple syrup, french toast
- creamy vanilla, caramel, powdered sugar, warm musks
(WALMART EXCLUSIVE)This bugger is strong. This is the one scenting up the area, wherever I have these candles stashed. It's not really a Christmas scent, not even necessarily a winter scent, but it's such a warm and yummy foodie scent, right up my alley. Definitely maple-y and buttery, with sweet creamy notes from the caramel and vanilla, and just a touch of a coffee note. Looking at the description, and knowing there is musk, I can pick out faint traces of it if I really focus, but don't let the idea of musk scare you off. I don't get any specific fruity note, but maybe just a hint of sweet and bright from them. This is a great year-round scent for foodie scent loving types like myself.
I did not get the Apple Cinnamon Cheer candle because I keep hearing it's just the same apple-cinnamon scent they use in the fall (and all year?), and even if it's not, apple-cinnamon is a fall scent to me, not a winter/Christmas scent.
Also, I have not found the Sweet Holiday Treat (purple package) scent yet. I'm guessing it's going to be the Target exclusive, but the two times I've checked there so far, they haven't even started getting their Christmas things out yet. C'mon, Target! If anyone sees this scent anywhere, please let me know!
Hubby and I really enjoyed the Glade fall scented candles we had. All three we had required a bit of tending early on before an even burn was achieved, but they did correct themselves eventually, and we were impressed with the strength of the scent and throw. That's why I went ahead and got all of the winter scents. Well, *most* of the winter scents.
These are 4 oz. candles in heavy glass jars, and sell for $2.98 at Walmart. They can be found in the 'cleaning aisle' and I've also seen large displays in main aisles. You won't find these over in the regular candle/wax section. They are strongly scented and affordable, and there are always coupons for these online, making them an even better deal. I really do recommend these little guys!
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