Italian Tangelo Candle – Voluspa
by Christina Rylan
Scent: Italian Tangelo
Type: 10oz glass jar
Burn time: Approx. 85 hours
Scent Strength: Well fragranced
Introduction to My First Voluspa Candle Review…
I’ve been really in the mood to burn luxury candles lately. I’m so curious about them. What makes them so special? Why are they so expensive? The prices are definitely scary and a detour-ant from ordering a lot but a once in awhile indulgence… why not? We’re worth it!
One of my favorite sites to purchase luxury candles from is a site called Candles Off Maine. This site carries almost every luxury brand on the market which makes it super easy to purchase a variety of candles in one easy purchase. I like that. They also offer free shipping $65. or over. That’s very good!
Voluspa is a very popular luxury brand and a company I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. Voluspa’s scent selection ranges from fruity, floral, exotic and a few earthy type scents. I wanted to stay low key for my first time and stuck to a scent I knew I would like… I picked Italian Tangelo.
What did my Italian Tangelo cfrom Voluspa look like?
My candle is a 10oz glass jar topped with a black metal lid. The box the candle came in was quite something. It had a pattern of tan & black diamonds intertwining each other creating a psychedelic pattern…it’s hard to describe. (See picture to the left.)
How did my Italian Tangelo candle from Voluspa smell?
Italian Tangelo is THE candle I’ve tried to date that comes close to smelling like a real orange (not quite but close). It’s a really beautiful fragrance! Most orange scents I’ve tried either smell like candy or orange juice and there’s nothing wrong with that as I do enjoy both, but it’s nice to finally try a candle that smells closer to the real thing.
I lit this candle in my bedroom and not long after, the fragrance was definitely noticeable. It has a nice bold citrus bite to it that I absolutely loved. The scent description for this scent:
“Experience the citrus blends of Sweet Italian Tangelo, Bitter Orange Peel, Tangerine, Yuzu, and Red Grapefruit.”
Everything in this candle was pleasing to me and had all the aspects I love in a citrus fragrance. It was so refreshing walking into my bedroom and being enveloped in the wonderful aroma of fresh oranges and grapefruits, that’s what it reminded me of the most. Grapefruit definitely stood out along with Yuzu. Everything in this scent screams citrus and smelled very realistic. Citrus lovers, you would definitely like this one.
How did my Italian Tangelo candle burn?
The only negative to this candle was how it burned and the culprit had to be the wick. My candle never burned correctly from beginning to end. Once I lit it, the flame never really materialized and kept burning very low which never allowed the wax to melt all the way to the edges. It constantly tunneled and I never once had to trim the wick. My only salvation was scooping out the wax and putting it in my tart burner so nothing was wasted. Once I scooped out wax, the flame came back and it burned okay for awhile till the flame died down again. It was one big circle to the end. That’s pretty disappointing considering the price I paid for this candle.
Overall opinion of my Italian Tangelo candle from Voluspa:
I did like my Italian Tangelo candle and already have another from Voluspa I plan on burning to review in the future. I’m hoping what happened with my candle was not normal. I don’t think it was.
Happy candle shopping.
Burn Performance: 1/5
Overall Rating: 2.5/5
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