By Christina Rylan
Brand: Goose Creek
Type: 20oz Tumbler Candle
Fragrance: Vanilla Apple Strudel
Scent Strength: Light
First impression of Vanilla Apple Strudel:
Vanilla Apple Strudel sounded pretty yummy. The label on the candle showed a warm apple dessert with baked apples and raisins wrapped in a warm crust. YUM!!! I love a delicious apple bakery so I was totally game to review this candle.
Here is the scent description I pulled off Goose Creek’s website:
A buttered strudel, a mound of smashed apple and brown sugar blend in harmony with this ultimate apple dessert!
Mmm!! That sounds pretty good to me. First impression when smelling the wax… my nose detected sweet apples and musk. Yep, you read that right… musk. It kind of threw me since I was expecting a solid bakery aroma. It smelled good, just not what I was expecting – and who knows… maybe all that bakery yumminess will come to life once the candle was burning.
Time to find out!
I decided to burn this candle in a small room to start out and it ended up being the perfect choice. Once the wicks were lit, it took about 20 minutes to reach a full melt pool and from then on out… a sweet apple bakery with strong hints of musk filled my bathroom. It was an interesting scent. Up close, I could clearly smell the apples and bakery but the added perfrume’y notes gave it a different kind of vibe. It wasn’t bad – it was just different and not at all what I was expecting.
Strength – this wasn’t a very strongly scented candle for me. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle a 3 in a large room. 5 in a medium room and 7 in a small room.
This candle burned pretty good. The only downside, I had to really stay on top of trimming both wicks. Just about every hour. If I didn’t, the flames became torches. Other than that, perfect burn.
Closing to my review:
Vanilla Apple Strudel was not your average bakery scent and interestingly, I didn’t even smell vanilla at all. Go figure? The overall fragrance was a bakery apple up close but the aroma drifting through the room was definitely more musky and smelled like a subtle perfume instead of apples. I didn’t mind it, it just wasn’t what I was expecting or hoping for. So, that’s definitely something to keep in mind if this fragrance interests you.
Goose Creek offers some amazing sales so definitely check those out prior to ordering.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 4/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
- Editor Rating
- Rated 3.5 stars
- Very Good
- Vanilla Apple Strudel - Goose Creek
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