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.
Overall, it is a high-quality soy candle, as is all the Glasshouse Collection, however it suits those who prefer musky scents over citrus, floral or creamy. It's light, with the ability to drift through the home evoking a soft, subtle theme that isn't too overpowering. This candle will suit those who enjoy a musky, strong, bold scent rather than citrus, or fruity scents as the smell of 'Amber-Orchid' is close to a musky perfume than of actual orchids. It is best burned in the centre of a room where the smell can drift equally and evenly around your space.
This candle comes in the signature Glasshouse Fragrances cardboard box, which is highly attractive. Its marble pattern is very 'on-trend' and looks beautiful on a home (or office) shelf, it is a box that you do not want to throw away. More than that, the box also protects the glass vessel while in transit with protective cardboard on the inside. This box is designed beautifully and elegantly.
Our rating: ★★★★★
The Vessel itself is again the signature Glasshouse Fragrances vessel, round in shape, boldly gold and made from glass with the one-of-a-kind lid. The 'Glasshouse' reverse-engraving stands out beautifully on this vessel, more so than on some of their other vessels. The little cardboard label that drapes off the lid with a pretty peach ribbon contains the size of the candle and the flavour, it's a great idea so that the vessel itself is left clean, minimal and elegant looking. Designed to make simple and minimal interiors pop, this vessel will suit the 'bling' lovers out there.
Our rating: ★★★★
Glasshouse Fragrances claim to be a 'Game Changer' in the Home Fragrance industry, using only the highest quality ingredients and technical skill to customise any scent and wick so that it is of the highest quality. 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 seriously strong and powerful, to the point that you wonder if this smell once burned will give you a headache! The Amber is strong, the orchid subtle, but the scent overall is seductive and reminiscent of a womens perfume on a special occasion.
Our rating: ★★★★
Given the scent prior to burning was so strong, the strength was a pleasant surprise once burned. It was musky, soft, and alluring. Taking about 45 minutes to first fill the room, once it was well on it's way, the smell lingered throughout the whole space, but wasn't overpowering. When you left the room and came back, however, then you really noticed the smell and knew it was working well. Named the limited Valentines Day scent, we can see why with it's seductive and alluring nature.
Our rating: ★★★★★
For a candle of its size, you can get 80 hours of burn time. It is double wicked, given it's large size, and that creates a nice, even burn throughout the candle. If the wicks were perhaps spaced out a little more that may have been better. We burnt this candle on a hot day and had the air con running, the breeze caused the two flames to run into each other at times as the wicks are quite closely spaced. The good thing, however, was that the breeze didn't cause the candle to extinguish.
Our rating: ★★★
Overall, an elegant and high quality candle.
Will suit: Females and fans of 'Musky' fragrances
Best part? This candle is a special Valentine's Day limited edition, if you're getting this for a special someone, you know you've invested in a great gift!
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