Saturday, January 16, 2010

Not so Fast Walmart!


So as we all know Walmart always comes out with their brand name of a product that highly resembles another brand name product. Well Walmart has a variation of items from the Candle Company "Scentsy". They offer melts,warmers and Bars. This brand is called "Scent Sational" and resembles Scentsy so much the label on the front of the package states "Not a Scentsy Product" .
Also according to Scentsy they won a lawsuit against the makers of this candle brand.
A Scentsy rep would like to remind us that these candles and warmers to not compare to Scentsy.
-The warmer of "Scent sational" warns of the heat that can build on the warmers unlike Scentsy.
-The Scent does not last and is not as strong
-Remember that with Scentsy you can receive Rep rewards and much more by purchasing through Scentsy.
Bad Walmart~!


62 comments:

  1. I rather like the Scentsational products. I do find them comparable to Scentsy products (some scents I would say are even better), and the best part is that they're much less expensive. Not to mention that you can purchase them at reputable retail stores (like Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby), and you don't have to wait for a representative to send you an order. That also makes it much easier to return or exchange products.

    Scentsational products are definitely worth a try! My very favorite is the "Cupcake" scent. Nothing Scentsy sells can compare!

    Just my two "scents". lol.

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  2. I have a couple of Scentsy Warmers, and a plug in warmer. Yes the initial cost up front for the warmer was a bit much, but I am pleased with my purchase. $2(sentsational walmart) or $5(Scentsy) cubes not much of a deal breaker for me. My wife brought home the vanilla for scentsationals and it smells good. I did go to walmart and sample smell the scentsatioals products, and was not all that impressed. Personally I would buy scentsy over scentsationals but in a pinch while waiting for my scentsy order I would pick up a scensationals scent, a sort of win win.

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  3. I luv Scentsy and would give it up for a cheap version!

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  4. Love the scentsy warmers but not sure why scentsy thinks they invented these cubes. The cube container was being used by small to medium candle businesses when scentsy was still making their scents in ice cube trays. Scentsy can't compare to a handpoured product but they do have some cute warmers. Made in China like all the others, but still cute!

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  5. As someone who has tried both Scentsy and Scentsational products, I have to say that in my opinion, the Scentsational scents last longer and smell stronger than Scentsy. And with the availability and price (and the option to view and order additional scents on their website), I'll probably never order a Scentsy product again.

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  6. I purchased Scentsy from a local distributor and was told she would order on the following Friday, about a week after i bought 86.00 worth. I figured i could wait, Three weeks passed, the distributor closed her office (rent too high)and was operating out of her trailer once she got moved. In the moving process my order arrived but was put with all her other junt to be moved. Well my order was lost so she reordered and told me about two weeks. Two months passed so when I called i was told that when my order came it had the wrong Address (a P.O. Box instead of street) so it was shipped back. She reordered the third time and it never did come so i got a refund--then to my surprise I went to Wal-Mart and found the idential same thing. The quality is good , the scents seem to last longer and one cube is all i need per warmer for 3 days. I paid a wonderful price of $@.50 for each 6-pak. With Christmas almost here I thought I would get more but the display was torn down and the clerk said NO More. I ordered online to the scentSational company, free shipping with a 50,00 order. The next day Wal-Mart was back in business with all the latest Christmas scents, this time for $2.00, Did I stock up, Does a pig have a curly tail? LOL. A long story Short. Scentsy is way Too expensive but someone has to pay the pipers in the downline chain of their multilevel marketing. I can tell no difference except I already mentioned, a stronger scent and longer lasting plus a bargin Price for Scent Sationals At my favorite Wal Mart.

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  7. I had a few typos that didnt get edited. I paid @2.50 for each at Wal Mart the first time. My order got lost in her junk to be moved. BTW the Wal-Mart display was moved to the Christmas section and was told that only a partial order was received and supply is limited because of the lawsuit that Scently won against Scents Sationals.

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  8. I have known a lot of people who bought the Wal-Mart knock off thinking they were saving money. But in the long run, they didn't last very long and the quality was inferior. Needless to say they are loyal Scentsy customers now. I think if there is any question try both and I guarantee they will want their Scentsy back.

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  9. I have actually tried both. I own both a Scentsy and a Wal-Mart warmer. They are the same size and appear to be the same quality. I've read online that the Wal-Mart wamers are unsafe because they burn the wax. I don't see how this is possible because they both use 25 watt bulbs. Sounds like a scare tactic to me. I have also used both brands of wax. Both last a long time, have a lot of smell, and clean up easily. The only drawback to the Wal-Mart wax, in my opinion, is that there are fewer scents to choose from.

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  10. I have used both, and ended up becoming an Independent Consultant myself, that's how much I love it. Walmart warmers get too hot, it has nothing to do with the bulb wattage, but how they are made and what they are made of. Same with the wax. It gets too hot, once again, nothing to do with the wattage, but what the wax is made of. The ingredients in the Walmart wax are what cause it to get too hot. I have poured the hot Scentsy wax on my hand unintentionally and was surprised that it didn't hurt as much as I thought it would- as much as the walmart wax hurt. The wax is made from toxic materials and is a cheaper grade too. Scentsy wax is food grade petroleum and scented oils. To top it off, Scentsy has a lifetime warranty. If it stops working, shorts, etc, they will replace it.

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  11. I have both Scentsy and Scentsationals/Walmart products. I love them both, but there is no problem with the $15 walmart warmer. Any person on here who will tell you that is probably a scentsy consultant. I have used them both daily for a year interchanging scentsy and scentsational wax with no troubles at all. I still order scentsy when there is a scent I can't get from scentsationals. If you are on the fence about scentsy, try the walmart warmers/wax first. Hobby Lobby sells this brand also and they put 40% off coupons in their ads often. I just picked up the bathroom plugin warmer from Hobby Lobby with a coupon for about $8 and I love it! Enjoy!

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  12. This is just silly. Why does Scentsy think they own the candle warmer market? I have purchased both products. The difference in my opinion is Scentsationals isn't making unrealistic profit on their product. By the way, Scentsationals is not owned by Walmart. But listen up - I found an even better company called Harmony Home Brands. They are sold in Walgreen's, Fresh Market, and Kroger. Not sure where else. They have fantastic warmer designs and the scents are amazing! They have a Buttercream Frosting that makes your mouth water! My favorite is Blue cotton. It makes my home smell like fresh laundry. Their prices are great. Their wax is soy based and seems to last much longer then the others I have tried. Check them out at harmonyhomebrands.com I think you will just love their product!

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  13. ive tried scnetsy,scensei on ebay and now sensational and i have to say so far the sensational is the strongest smelling in my house. i can actuly smell it when i come in from outside unlike the other two brands i had to stick my head over the warmer. i wish i knew about the warmers as well before i put out over 30 bucks for a scentsy when they sell them for 15 at walmart, check them out before you go broke on scentsy, they are not as good as everyone says they are. just my opinion

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  14. Just like the others, I almost fell broke on the Scentsy warmers...Had one of my co-workers sample them in our office. Fell in love with the scent instantly, almost about a week, I went over Scentsy website and catalogs looking for deals...Black Friday ads started rolling around, saw they have a replica, Scentsational warmer with 2 bonus cube packs...I bought 2, I was gonna try one and gift the otjer, I must say, who ever invented this Scentsational thing is a GENIUS! I'm glad I didnt throw away hundreds of dollars on Scentsy just like what I did with Party Lite ( years passed and is still tucked in my cabinet collecting dust)...

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  15. Just like the others, I almost fell broke on the Scentsy warmers...Had one of my co-workers sample them in our office. Fell in love with the scent instantly, almost about a week, I went over Scentsy website and catalogs looking for deals...Black Friday ads started rolling around, saw they have a replica, Scentsational warmer with 2 bonus cube packs...I bought 2, I was gonna try one and gift the otjer, I must say, who ever invented this Scentsational thing is a GENIUS! I'm glad I didnt throw away hundreds of dollars on Scentsy just like what I did with Party Lite ( years passed and is still tucked in my cabinet collecting dust)...

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  16. Just like the others, I almost fell broke on the Scentsy warmers...Had one of my co-workers sample them in our office. Fell in love with the scent instantly, almost about a week, I went over Scentsy website and catalogs looking for deals...Black Friday ads started rolling around, saw they have a replica, Scentsational warmer with 2 bonus cube packs...I bought 2, I was gonna try one and gift the otjer, I must say, who ever invented this Scentsational thing is a GENIUS! I'm glad I didnt throw away hundreds of dollars on Scentsy just like what I did with Party Lite ( years passed and is still tucked in my cabinet collecting dust)...

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  17. Correction... I bought the Scentsational for $8.96 on a black friday special from Walmart... They're out of stock now... Otherwise I would have bought a dozen more and gift it... BTW the 2 that I bought, 1 was gonna be gifted, I kept them both to myself and is filling up my second floor with an awesome scent of vanilla...love it!

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  18. I also bought it on Black Friday and in my opinion Sensational is awesome!!! I combined the vanilla and cinnamon scents and its perfection... Smells like the Holidays!!!

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  19. I purchased a scentsy warmer and they failed to include the dish that goes with the warmer. I then had to pay out of pocket to ship the item back although it wasn't my fault. DO NOT buy from Scentsy, and I agree with the others that Scentsational is much better in value. Would NEVER buy from Scentsy again.

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    1. If your warmer came without a dish then Scentsy Support would have sent you one directly to your home at not cost to you. Now, if you decided you no longer wanted the product, then yes, you would have to pay to ship it back. However, I would think your consultant would have offered to give you a refund him/herself and put it in their stock. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience with Scentsy. :(

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  20. Both products are very similar,and work very well. The Scentsy warmers and wax are double the price of the Walmart version, and more importantly for me if you buy a Scentsy warmer you are constantly asked to host a party or join the "team" No Thanks!

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  21. I don't know why people think Scentsy is original... people have been making clamshell tarts for years! If anything, the small e-tailers should be suing Scentsy! I love when people come to my house and automatically assume I'm burning Scentsy... don't get me wrong, I like Scentsy but they are too much $$ when I can buy tarts from other places for .70 cents!

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  22. Also- I found that Scentsy scents become "dead"... I use my candle warmer and it burns hotter, thus creating a stronger scent. I only have to use 1/2 a cube dilluted with a tealight to create a strong scent! A-ha!

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  23. I love both & ScentSationals IS NOT a walmart brand! They are their own company with an excellent product!

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  24. We is Scentmelts (scentmelts.com) they last way longer than scentsy or Walmart brand. Soy wax too, so they are healthier.

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  25. Just like anything else, you get what u pay for. Certain things you can buy generic and others you can't. Although what Walmart sells is similar its not the same quality as scentsy. Its like buying generic trash bags and think they wont rip. Quality is much better than quantity is most cases and scentsy is definitely one (: and as far as the law suite well...... u only have a patent on something for so long, I think a yr and anyone can copy a replica of your invention.

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  26. Scentsy products are way better in quality than Walmarts! The wax lasts longer as even demonstrated on youtube!! Scentsy wax and warmers are much safer too especially if you have children and pets! Would you not rather have a good quality product? Scentsy wax doesn't emit any soot or toxins either. Not only that but the warranty on Scentsy vs. Walmart is way better, I mean come on people don't be so cheap and buy quality products!!

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  27. I was stocking and selling Yankee wax tarts almost 20 years ago, Scentsy was founded in 2004. So no, they didn't invent the concept. I bought a Scentsy burner and several different scents from a friend. plus I've received samples. I love the burner, the scents I hate. Yup, hate. There is an underlying plastic smell to these scentsy cubes, it's a subtle under tone but noticable enough. The scents themselves were incredibly light, only filled one small room, and seemed to die out in one use. Plus I got a headache with every use, the plastic undertones were so bad when heated. That has never happened with tarts, candles or perfume with me. I wanted to love the Scentsy scents, but they were a total flop. Fast forward to this week and I bought a $2 walmart. IN LOVE! I don't care that it voids the scentsy warranty...what the heck else was I going to do with this burner now that the scentsy cubes were a no go?! One scentsational cube, 1 little cube, is still going strong after 3 days of burning for 2-3 hours each night. The whole downstairs smells yummy, not just one room! Scentsy burner..cute, keeper. Walmart wax, way superior and cheaper.

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    1. I also have a scentsy warmer and I use clean breeze which smells great but does NOTHING for me . My room is huge . On the other hand my cousin uses scentsationals in the living room (1cube) and it fills the whole room up ! I agree with you . I'm making a trip to Walmart tomorrow :))

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  28. I've tried scentsy as well not fond of the scents. They don't seem to last long. I've tried that one at walmart it does seem to last a little longer. I like partylite warmers they are hot plate style, their melt scents last longer and are half soy half wax burns clean. Plus partylite doesn't constantly ask you to join. I've join partylite because I've always loved their products, no one pushed me into it like some scentsy consultant try too, plus I don't have any quotas to reach each month like scentsy, the freedom to sell as I please and have fun! I try all things to find what I love. So doesn't matter what u buy, if u love it, then that's what matters. I'm waiting a huge order from a customers party, can't wait to smell some of the scents in person, instead of in the samplers.

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  29. I love Scentsy products!! Way better quality, scents and last alot longer then walmart copycats version. I think u get what u pay for. My friend has the scents from walmart and when i go to her place i can never smell anything and when she comes to my house she is always noticing how nice it smells and how long it lasts! That right there is proof that Scentsy makes a better product.

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  30. SO, ALL THE WALMART BUYERS...THEY DID A RECALL ON THE WALMART WARMERS BECAUSE THEY WERE CATCHING FIRE...NO RECALLS EVER FROM SCENTSY. THEY DONT GET THAT HOT...MAYBE YOU NEED TO RETHING HOW SAFE THAT WALMART CRAP TRULY IS NOW!

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    1. I cant find this recall. Will you please send me a link.

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    2. http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1696

      Although this is true, it looks like these are not the brand being sold by walmart today

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  32. scentsationals is sold at walmart but not a walmart brand. I live a couple blocks from where the make it. Don't get it mixed up with the better homes brand.

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  33. I just looked up the recall info...

    "
    Hazard Identified

    If the electric warmer is used to heat other products, such as essential oils or liquids (including liquid potpourri), they could ignite, posing a risk of a fire hazard. This product should only be used for heating fragranced wax.

    Hosley International Inc. has received one report of a consumer using liquid potpourri in these warmers. No injuries have been reported."


    http://forums.startsampling.com/showthread.php?t=55602

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  34. i have been using the scent sational wax cubes and warmers for a few years now and as a scetsy former owner i will tell you the scent sationals is just as good if not better. if you want to piss away your money thats your business. i however like my money in the bank.

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  35. I have several scentsy bars and will be trying the ss brand not only for the price but also because they are made in the USA! Nothing more to be said USA made.

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    1. Scentsy bars are made in the US as well.

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  36. For the comment above about made in the USA, Scentsy bars are made 5 minutes from my house in Meridian, Idaho. They employ 1000's of people in the valley here.

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  37. The scentsationals do not smell for a long time. They do not have as much scented oils as Scentsy.

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  38. I've never had a problem with ScentSationals. I've only bought them from WalMart once but they have an outlet store near me that sells wax and warmers for a fraction of the price. I'd go broke buying fron Scentsy! They are very comparable/interchangabe and I think only a Scentsy distributer would discourage buying fron ScentSationals instead. Also ScentSationals has hundreds of wax to choose from at their outlet store.

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  39. I love the Scentsationals and have been using them for years! I also own both Scentsy and Walmart warmers and honestly can't tell a difference. I used to only buy the Scentsy tarts, but one day decided i would give the Scentsationals at Walmart a try and boy am i glad i did!! The are cheaper and stronger smelling than the Scentsy one's! They really blew me away! I have had family comment on how the could smell it from outside our house and how wonderful it smells!

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    1. I too have used both Scentsy and Sentsationals. Both are pretty good in my opinion. Since I am obsessed with scented wax I have found some even better brands than the above ones. I LOVE Front Portch Candle Co. and Candles From The Keeping Room {CFTKR}. The Front Portch wax tarts can easily be melted in a Scentsy or Sentsationals warmer, Free shipping also. CFTKR need to be melted in a candle/tart warmer 24 watt hotplate. Here are the links: http://frontporchcandleco.com/pages/scents.php
      http://www.candlesfromthekeepingroom.com/index.php
      Hope all of you can try some other really good tarts!

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  41. Ive gotta say bravo to scentsationals for making such great quality products at a working womans price.... Ive done the scentsy and my boyfriend came home with these from walmart i tried em and wow im hooked... I was spending 75.00 a month with scentsy now im down to about 25.00 im a big user lol..... These compare to the quality of scentsy and last just as long burners burn the same one from walmart does not burn hotter then scentsy... My sister mother and both my daughters now use scentsational tarts..... Were hooked bravo scentsational bravo

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  42. I really appreciate the efforts you have made for this blog.

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  43. I have used both interchangeably for years. The Better Home and Garden's waxes are only $2 at Wal-Mart as well. They have better scents, and the scent lasts longer than the other brands. The warmers work exactly the same and all of my units have lasted equally. In fact, I have NEVER had one stop working and I have 7 of them in my home (have had some of them for 7 or 8 years.) I don't understand why people argue over such things. Wax is wax, and 25 watt warmers are 25 watt warmers. The only difference is the strength of the scent and the scent they use. I just order what I like from hoever is selling it.

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  44. I LOVE my Scentsy and would not trade it for anything. Yes I am an Independent Consultant also. I have to say though that if you use the cheaper stuff in your Scentsy warmer that voids the life time warrenty that Scentsy has on their warmers. Scentsy also has much much more then just the warmers and bars. The Scentsy family also have Velata and Grace Adele that is the same amazing quality as Scentsy.

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    1. And also our stuff dont catch fire like walmarts

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  45. Actually, wax is not wax. There are many different kinds of wax, each having it's own purpose. For example, a pillar candle would not be made with wax or modified for votive candles. That would be quite the mess! The ScentSational cubes are very hard and don't melt completely in my Scentsy warmer, but the Citrus Cilantro scent is worth the extra clean up time. :) I am a Scentsy consultant, however, I will soon be quitting due to the poor customer service policies and the lack of consideration given to consultants.

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  46. *Pillar candle wouldn't be made with wax that was created or modified for votive candles.

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  47. The walmart amount of bars are less, but they give your 1/3 less the bars than Sc for each scent pack than Scentsy and they do not last as long. You only get 5 bars at Walmart vs 8 at scentsy. To see which bars last longer I warmed them both side by side and scentsy was stronger and last longer. The warmer from Walmart were hotter than the one from Scentsy. Not sure the safety from the Walmart ones and will check into the recall.

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  48. I'm happy with the tarts at walmart, actually they do bettter than handmade ones from ebay. I need a new melter (mine is more the mug warmer kind, and it gets way too hot). I'm hoping the Scentsational warmers are as low heat as Scentsy, but I've thought about buying a used Scentsy on Ebay to see how well they work. I'm a tightwad so I hate pouring out lots of money for something so much cheaper at Walmart.

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  49. I have a friend who has scentsy and one with the better homes brand. In my experience the better homes brand spreads more throughout the house while you really need a scentsy warmer in about every room to get the scent all throughout the house.

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  50. My Scentsy warmer gets very hot. It will burn you so be careful. Of course, you must be careful with anything that produces any kind of heat. Scentsy gets a lot hooter than they advertise.

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  51. I bought different wax from Walmart and even some from Menards and put it in my Scentsy warmer, BOTH brands did not last, I used all 6 cubs from Menards in a day and they had zero smell at the end, the WM brand lasted about a day per cube. I usually replace my Scentsy wax once a week and the scent stays that long. It depends if you have any of them near a source that will flow air over it so that it moves about the room/house. Oh also, the WM wax burned, I had to scour out my dish of my Scentsy warmer. I think the Scentsy warmers feel to me hot like a fresh cup of coffee and you can stick your finger in it and it doesn't burn. I'm cheap, but I won't buy a WM warmer because I know people who did and they cracked and they had a mess. OH and I spilled red wax on white carpet out of my Scentsy warmer, it didn't stain, I let it harden, then laid papertowel on it and used a hair dryer to get it up - that was awesome!

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  52. I have tried both. Scentsy is very expensive vs. the Walmart version. I have to say, SOME Scentsy scents last longer than the Walmart ones. My biggest gripe about Scentsy is the shipping is so expensive, even if you just want to order replacement bulbs or cubes. Scentsy really shoots themselves in the foot there. I can see $8 shipping on a warmer, but come on. I own a Scentsy wall unit and a full size stand alone one. I have one from Walmart as well that looks equally as nice and works just as well. I did notice Walmart melts do not melt as good as the Scentsy ones do in a Scentsy burner.

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  53. You should try Enchanted Unicorn candles. They are far better than Scentsy.
    www.utahmadecandles.yolasite.com
    She is trying to get her business going. I love her stuff.

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  54. I love love love my scentsy:) great products.great company.for me nothing compares:)

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