Choosing the right scented candle can be tricky if you don't quite know the ins and outs about it. Sadly, when purchasing scented candles you don't have the option to "try before you buy." On the outside, the Candle may look aesthetically pleasing- but is it of quality? It may smell perfect when you hold it up to your nose- but is it long-lasting? These are things we want you to be able to read about before making that purchase. You can trust our opinion as we know fragrances and scents. We have a due diligence to both ourselves, and you (our customers), to be extra picky before choosing the right ones to stock at Scentiments.
So, what do we have to say about the Archipelago Botanicals Large Scented Candle in Peony?
Overall, it is a high-quality soy candle that suits those who prefer floral scents over citrus or creamy. It's light, with the ability to drift through the home evoking a soft, floral theme of tranquility. This candle will suit floral lovers rather than citrus as the smell of 'Peony' is highly present and if too close to your location, may be overpowering- unless you love your florals. I keep mine on a shelf in the living room and allow the smell to fill the home in a delicate and soft way.
This candle comes in a simple and elegant cardboard box that also protects the glass vessel while in transit. On the front you'll see the label, which is highly distinguishable to the brand and the company name. The back includes concise burning information and instruction. Not too much, and not too little. The box was designed beautifully.
Our rating: ★★★★
The Vessel itself is a round container in clear frosted glass. Only the light pink sticker that tells you the brand of the candle and the scent appears on the vessel. The label is probably our favourite part of this candle as it's striking, yet minimalist. The way the word 'Peony' is written (much like all the candles in this range) is daring and different, but also adds rich character to the candle. More on the feminist side, the vessel can be summed up to be: simple, yet beautiful.
Our rating: ★★★★★
Archipelago Botanicals claim to use essential oil and natural fragrance blends, along with high quality natural soy wax. The high quality burn that this candle emits brings no doubt in our mind that these claims are true. When you first hold this candle to your nose, prior to burning, the scent is strong and abundant. The Peony is sweet and practical, and if you're a floral lover like we are, on first smell of this candle you would think "I have to have this!"
Our rating: ★★★★
Having been using this candle for a while, the strength of the scent has the ability to fill your whole home (even past the front door!). The strength goes beyond the initial strong sweet smell of Peony that you get when you first open the box and continues through when burning the candle and long after it has been extinguished!
Our rating: ★★★★★
For a candle of its size, you can get 90 hours of burn time. However, to get an even burn you need to constantly trim the wick, and for a burn that stays in the middle of the candle, rather than drifting to one side of the candle, you need to blow out every 2 hours and re-light. If you don't do this, the candle burns unevenly and more to one side, causing an ash like stain to appear on the beautiful vessel. A double wick might have been better for a candle of this size to combat this problem.
Our rating: ★★
Overall, an elegant and high quality candle.
Will suit: Females and Floral lovers the most
Best part? This candle is also currently on sale at Scentiments for $29.95 from $49.95- what a bargain! You can get yours here today.