Melon Colada Candle – Sonoma Life from Kohl’s
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Sonoma Life + Style – Kohl’s Candle
Type: 14oz 3 Wick Candle
Fragrance: Melon Colada
Scent Strength: Medium
Introduction to my review:
So you know you’re addicted to candles when you walk into a clothing store and head straight to the candle section first. Forget about all the necessities you came to buy. That’s me at Kohl’s. Pathetic!! But, if my kids ever get lost, they at least know exactly where to find me.
I am enjoying the candles from Sonoma Life which is a Kohl’s exclusive brand. I’m not crazy about every fragrance they carry but who is? The one summer scent that stood out the most to me and that I had to have was Melon Colada. Oh my goodness does this fragrance smell wonderful. It’s a sweet and smooth tropical scent you’ll want to stick a straw in and drink by the pool.
The style of this candle looks very similar to Bath & Body Works 3 wick candles. Same style jar, same lids, same 3 wicks. See picture above for visual reference.
What did my candle smell like?
Let’s start with the scent description:
“A luscious infusion of honeydew melon, watermelon and cantaloupe is blended into sweet coconut milk. Hints of vanilla bean and musk create the perfect finish to this delicious scent.”
Smelling this candle for the first time, I could pick up everything in the scent description minus the musk. To me, this candle smelled like the sweetest melon with the perfect touch of creamy coconut. So creamy and sweet, you’ll either want to drink it with a straw or slather it all over yourself if this scent were available in bath and body.
The fragrance once burning? Delicious! It smelled just like it did cold…. a sweet tropical melon with the perfect hints of creamy coconut. I lit this candle in a fairly large bedroom and was pleasantly surprised by the strength. It not only filled my large bedroom but spilled into my hallway and beyond. It wasn’t super strong but gave a nice medium scent throw. Loved it!!
My candle burned pretty good but fast. The wicks lit up right away and the candle burned evenly all the way down. A bit of advice with these candles though… constantly check your candle if you plan on burning it for long periods of time. In my case, the wicks burned rather large so I constantly had to keep them trimmed or the flames got way out of control. My candle also burned pretty quickly because of that… it took two days to burn it from start to finish. That’s pretty quick for a $20 dollar candle but I think the wicks played a big part in that. All three burned so hot, it was no wonder I had to trim them a few times a day.
Closing to my review:
I enjoyed this candle… I love tropical scented candles and this fragrance was yummy. It was a sweet and delicious coconut melon, which happens to be two of my favorite scents to burn during spring and summer.
Would I purchase this candle again? Not sure I would pay full price for it at twenty dollars but on sale, absolutely. I think I paid half price for mine when I purchased it. Kohl’s always has sales so definitely keep your eye out for those, that’s the time to buy.
Next time you’re near a Kohl’s, definitely check out their candle section and for sure Sonoma Life. They have quite the variety these days.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
Have you tried Melon Colada from Sonoma Life at Kohl‘s? Review it with us. In the comment section below, review and star rate your experience… it’s easy!
Sweet and freshKathy on 2016-06-21 22:19:53
Great review. Sanoma Life has some great scents and love the sales Kohl's offers. This is one of my favorites.
Tashina on 2016-04-11 23:25:16
I really love this candle and am so glad it's always available at Kohl's whenever I need a new one. I just hope they never discontinue it.