by Carolyn O’Conner
Company: Pure Integrity Soy Candles.
Type: 10oz Jar
Introduction to Grape Scented Candle Review…
One of the coolest things about running Candle Find is having free candles sent to me. Every time I get a new package, it feels like Christmas morning. 🙂 My latest shipment came from a company called Pure Integrity Soy Candles. They make scented soy candles which are available online in a wide variety of scent collections including Warm Spice, Serene Outdoors, Luscious Fruits, Floral, Aromatherapy, Hot Out Of The Oven and more.
Luckily, I got to choose which scent from Pure Integrity I wanted to try. When I was checking out their scents, I noticed they make Grape scented candles. I have been to so many candle sites online that it would make your head spin, but this is the first time I’ve noticed Grape as an available scent. I was so excited! I have always been a big fan of grape flavored anything… grape juice, grape candy, grape popscicles… yummy!
I emailed Pure Integrity to make sure their grape scented candles were dark purple. I don’t know why this mattered to me, but it did. 🙂 I guess I wanted the candle to be just like the grape treats I’ve always enjoyed. When the folks at P.I.S.C. told me their grape candles were in fact dark purple, I was ready to try one.
What did my Pure Integrity Candle look like?
Pure Integrity sent me a 10 oz. jar candle in grape. They also generously sent me some of their lemongrass scented tealights and these adorable baby candle favors. (I might write a review of the tealights and favors in the future.)
My jar candle from Pure Integrity was very attractive. The jar was slightly frosted with a matte finish. There was no label on my jar, which is kind of nice because I could enjoy the color more. My jar was topped off with a wooden lid. To my surprise and delight, my candle was double-wicked. I like this because I think two flames are prettier when it’s burning compared to just one.
What did I think of the Grape scent?
I lit my Grape candle as soon as I got it. I just couldn’t wait to see if it smelled like what I was expecting. It did! I was in grape heaven. To get a good idea of the exact smell, just take a whiff of a grape jolly rancher up close. That’s exactly what it smells like. There is no “fake” odor to this scent…. just yummy, uplifting grape.
I was also really pleased with the power of this scent. Every time I lit it, the aroma completely filled the room I was burning it in. If you like grape and you like strong scented candles, I suggest you try this scent.
How did my Grape candle burn?
My candle seemed to burn pretty clean. After burning the candle for a while, the wax completely liquefied at the top all the way to the sides of the jar. I like when this happens because I think it leads to a more even burn. I think the wax melted all the way on top since the candle was double-wicked. Normally when I burn candles with a single wick, there is still some wax left on the sides of the jar as the candle burns down.
When my grape candle cooled after I burned it for the first time, I noticed the wax on top was not smooth. It was flaky and uneven. Sometimes this happens with 100% soy candles. I can’t explain why it happens with soy wax, it just does. As long as the scent of a candle is fabulous, most candle lovers don’t mind a flaky texture on the surface of their soy candles. I prefer to see my candles smooth on top, but that’s just me.
Overall Opinion of My Grape Jar Candle from Pure Integrity Soy Candles:
To sum up, I recommend this candle to anyone who loves anything grape. The scent is fabulous and strong and the fact that the candle is made from soy is an added bonus. The candles are very pretty when lit since they are double-wicked. To pick up your own grape candle from Pure Integrity just visit their web site. Enjoy!