I placed a Scentsationals order on Black Friday, when they were having a 25% off sale on the website. Regular price on the site is $2.99 a pack. The 25% off brought it down to $2.24 each , plus shipping. So yeah, it's still cheaper to buy Scentsationals at Walmart but the website has a much larger offering than what you can find in-store.
I didn't go crazy because I already have a lot of Christmas wax, but let's take a look at what I got.
Cranberry Spice - 'Tangy cranberries mingled with rich spices create a perfect holiday aroma.'
I had to grab this when I saw it because I've said for a while now that Scentsationals has THE best Cranberry Spice scent out there. I was so excited to receive this! And then I sniffed it and found that either I've been remembering it wrong, or it's changed. It's much more spicy than I remember, with the cranberry note taking a back seat. I still like it but no, this is not what I was remembering. I'd have to say now that the Cranberry Preserves scent I had recently is my new favorite spiced cranberry.
Citrus Garland - 'Pine, citrus, and spice!'
I was so curious about this one, thinking it might be an amazing Christmas scent. I'm not wild about it. At first I thought it was a nice, bright, clean scent reminding me of handcrafted soap. It's been sitting a couple days, waiting for me to get a chance to do this haul post, and now when I sniff it . . . it reminds me of body odor. Like trying to mask body odor with a spritz of cheap spray. I'll probably pass this on to someone who might have a different take on it.
Sugar Pine - 'This pine scent will remind you of walking through a winter forest, or sitting around the Christmas tree!'
Took a chance on this one because I already know I'm iffy on pine scents. Nope, not fond of this either. It's a strong, sweet pine that I know tons of people love. But for me it's just too much.
Comfort & Joy - 'A soft but spicy cinnamon, mixed with holiday berries.'
The picture on this one called to me every time I browsed the site. It's verrrrry cinnamon-y, and it's that dry kind of cinnamon scent. I don't really get any berries on cold sniff. Maybe they'll show up when this is warmed.
Santa's Sugar Cookies - 'Still warm from the oven, these buttery cookies shimmer with sweet sugar and spicy cinnamon sprinkled on top.'
Ohhh, this such a nice sugar cookie scent! The mention of cinnamon is what intrigued me, and while I don't notice any cinnamon, I don't care. The scent is so deep and rich with butter and vanilla, and sweetened with the sugar. It really is like fresh from the oven cut-out Christmas cookies.
Candy Cane Twist - 'A twist of mints, cool and refreshing, swirled together to make the perfect candy cane.'
Hubby says, 'Eeuw, I don't get mint from that,' but I think it's wonderfully minty. It's not as crisp and cool as a regular peppermint. It's softer and has a bit of a sugary note. Maybe there is spearmint or wintergreen in here? I don't know, but I like it.
Jungle Safari - 'A harvest medley of pine and spice.'
This was not in the holiday section of the website but with a description mentioning pine and spice, hey, I took a chance that it might be Christmas-y. Nope. Not at all. It's still a nice scent, but it's more of a summery, outdoor scent. And it's so funny how that works out. There has to be a lot of other things in here to make it that way. I think the spice might be peppery. I don't know how to describe this. I do like it though.
And that is my little Scentsationals holiday scent haul. I still have not seen any of their Christmas scents at my Walmart. I guess they won't be having any there this year. Bummer.
Have you found any new Scentsationals favorites recently?