Vanilla Almond – Pure Integrity Candles
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Pure Integrity Candles
Type: 16oz candle
Fragrance: Vanilla Almond
Scent Strength: Medium
Vanilla Almond is next up in my vanilla review line up from Pure Integrity Candles. So far, I’ve been pretty impressed with all their vanilla scents… hopefully, this one will become another one I can’t live without…. time to find out!!
What did my candle smell like?
Scent description for Vanilla Almond:
“Alluring creamy, vanilla beautifully combined with oven roasted almonds. Irresistibly wonderful!”
This was a weird scent for me… the first cold sniff didn’t move me at all… I smelled a weird “twang” to it that I didn’t like… which must have been the almond. Still, I never judge a candle by first impression alone… I can’t tell you how many times I’ve smelled a candle that I didn’t like and then absolutely loved it once it started burning. Fragrances have a way of doing that… it either changes or it just grows on you after awhile. It’s a funny thing.
Unfortunately, this scent never quite grew on me and I burned the entire candle for 3 days straight. I sniffed it and sniffed it hoping it would render me speechless making me change my mind but it didn’t. I know many Candlefind members who absolutely LOVE this scent so I know it’s popular, it just wasn’t for me.
I could smell that wonderful PI vanilla but the almond component just didn’t grab me. I think I would have liked more sweetness or bakery notes in this scent and I didn’t get that. It was just my lovely vanilla with a straight almond. So, Pure Integrity nailed the scent folks, it just wasn’t one my nose personally cared for.
This candle was strong too… one candle filled my entire master bedroom and large adjoining bathroom with fragrance and the aroma even drifted into the hallway as well. The strength wasn’t too overpowering… just a steady drum of fragrance throughout. It was nice. This candle was really pretty to watch burn… watching it glow and flicker adds the perfect ambiance to a room.
In closing… I think if you like a nutty vanilla, no sweetness, no bakery, you will like this scent. It’s strong and true to it’s name.
Closing to my review:
Okay, so we now have a vanilla from Pure Integrity I didn’t care for. I’m shocked! LOL!! One aspect to reviewing, I rate a candle by performance, strength and authenticity and this candle delivered on all three perfectly. I just didn’t care for the scent. Totally personal. As I stated before, I know many who adore this one. But if you follow my reviews and have similar taste to mine… you probably won’t care for this one.
On the other hand… if you love true classic vanilla scents but with added almond notes… (not sweet) give this one a try. It’s pretty authentic.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Even though I didn’t personally care for the scent, it still rates at a 4.5. It burned perfect, was authentic and was strongly scented. Have you tried Vanilla Almond from Pure Integrity? Review it with us. In the comment section below, review and star rate your experience… it’s easy!