Adam’s Grove – Shining Sol Candle Review
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Shining Sol Candle Company
Type: 12oz Status Jar
Fragrance: Adams Grove
Scent Strength: Medium
What did my candle smell like?
Since Shining Sol sent me a nice variety of candles to sample… I decided to burn a new one every few months to spread out my reviews. Next up…. Adam’s Grove. Since spring is in full bloom where I live, I was in the mood for something vibrant and this candle kept calling to me. The wax smelled like fresh and herbal lavender. Very uplifting! The wax also smelled pretty strong so I was hoping for a room filler.
“Introducing “Adams Grove”, the first in our line of celebrity endorsed candles. A novel scent named after the small town in the series written by the Virginia native author, Nancy Naigle. Read and relax to the soothing combination of vanilla and lavender.”
One thing I find refreshing about Shining Sol is that every scent has a story behind its name. I’ve never heard of this series of books but now I’m curious and plan on checking them out.
When I first smelled this candle, it smelled like herbal lavender buds… the kind of lavender in sachets you place in drawers. I wasn’t making out too much vanilla but I was okay with that. I’m not a fan of floral scents but Lavender seems to be an exception for me. It has such an herbal quality to it that I’ve enjoyed. Floral scents tend to give me headaches so I’m pretty careful about what fragrances I choose. This candle smelled perfect. Time to find out how it performs once burning!
I lit this candle in a small bathroom to start out and I ended up leaving it there from beginning to end. The strength was PERFECT…. not too strong but not too light… it gave a nice and strong medium scent throw. The fragrance was bold enough that I could smell whiffs of it drifting from the room but *in* the room… strong! The fragrance smelled exactly as it did unlit…. Fresh/herbal lavender. Once the candle was steadily burning for awhile, I did start to pick up on the sweet vanilla notes but it was pretty faint. Lavender definitely dominated the overall fragrance. It was very nice and I really – really enjoyed it. I’m glad I kept it in a smaller room too… I think anything larger and the scent would have been softer and not as bold.
This candle burned great. The wick lit right up… slowly but it did stay lit. The flame stayed true throughout each burn and never extinguished on it’s own. Because the flame never really grew out of hand, the candle burned pretty slowly so it lasted a long time. I would say I got a full week out of this candle… that’s pretty good! This was a wood wick so there were a bit of sound effects. The crackling sound was really faint but that was okay… the scent was all that mattered to me. This candle did burn clean with no wasted wax.
Closing to my review:
I really enjoyed this candle, like… a lot! The overall fragrance was a beautiful herbal and fresh lavender that you can’t help but smile when you‘re in the room the candle is burning in. So fresh and pretty and perfect for spring! I’ll definitely be purchasing it in the future when I’m ready to place an order with this company.
Shining Sol is a pretty cool company. The owner and chandler of Shining Sol is a rock star and I’m seriously not kidding when I say that. Pete Evick works with some pretty incredible musicians like Brett Michaels and now his talent is focused on making his own brand of scented candles. I think it’s SOOOOOOO awesomely cool!!! To read up on this company in more detail, check out the main intro we wrote up here.
In closing, if you love Lavender fragrances or if you’re looking to branch out into something floral, this is a great fragrance to try. It wasn’t a headache inducing floral… it was fresh and uplifting. I loved it!
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
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