Vanilla Caramel – Pure Integrity Soy Candles
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Pure Integrity Candles
Type: 16oz candle
Fragrance: Vanilla Caramel
Scent Strength: Medium
What did my candle smell like?
I had such high hopes and expectations of this scent before I even smelled it. Probably not the brightest thing to do since expectations are usually unfair… but, I’ve been craving caramel scents lately so I was really looking forward to this one. But, before I go into what I thought of this scent, let me first tell you what I envisioned and was hoping for…. Lots of caramel…. sweet oooey-goooey sticky make a mess everywhere melt in your mouth buttery caramel with a hint of vanilla cream on top. THAT was my expectation. (sad face) Because the scent name didn’t read “Ooey Gooey Caramel with a pinch of vanilla,” it was simply Vanilla Caramel.
When I first popped open the lid to smell this candle and took that first whiff… I felt let down because I didn’t get that sweet ooey gooey caramel smell I was hoping for. What did greet my nose however was a sweeter, creamier version of the Pure Integrity vanilla scent I love so much. Here’s the scent description from Pure Integrity Candles’ website:
“A delightfully rich combination of warm vanilla and sweet caramel. This was one of our first candles we made and still one of my favorites to this day. My first choice when I have a little sweet craving. MMMMMMM it smells sooooo good!”
Nice description and once I got over my initial let down, I was able to finally start appreciating this scent for what it was… a sweeter and more bakery version of my favorite vanilla. I will say too, the vanilla is definitely the more pronounced scent over the caramel and if I were to make a wish upon a star, it would be to add a pinch or two more caramel to the mix. That would make it perfect for me.
Strength – perfect!! On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this candle between a 7 and 8. It wasn’t super strong but it still fragranced my large bedroom with scent and then some.
This was an interesting review for me. I started out not being too sure if I was going to like this one and ended up really appreciating it. It for sure wasn’t what I expected but it turned out okay in the end. Vanilla Caramel was a really nice and sweet vanilla. I still think this fragrance would be perfect with a little more caramel added to the mix but overall…. very nice scent.
If you love Pure Integrity’s vanilla scent but with a sweeter twist, you would probably really enjoy this scent. It was yummy.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
I rated this candle at a 4.5 out of 5. It burned perfect, was pretty strong, and smelled exactly as they described it. Have you tried Vanilla Caramel from Pure Integrity? Review it with us. In the comment section below, review and star rate your experience… it’s easy!