Meyer Lemon, Colonial Candle
Product Name: Meyer Lemon
Product Description: DECADANT | filled with the delectable scent of baked lemon sugar cookies swirled with juicy hints of fresh raspberry topped with sweet lemon zest buttercream, Meyer Lemon is the ultimate indulgence. SWEET | Evoking the fresh-from-the-oven feel of sweet and tart lemon squares, Meyer Lemon is perfect for any home that needs a little sweetness. FRAGRANCE | Top Notes: Citrus, Lemon Middle Notes: Lemon, Fruit, Vanilla Cookie Base Notes: Vanilla Cookie, Buttercream
Brand: Colonial Candle
Offer price: 15.00
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A yummy, delicious bakery lemon scented candle in such a beautiful jar! However, the burn from this candle disappointed BIG time.
- Beautiful candle vessel
- Smells like cookies!
- Wasted wax on sides of jar
- Black sooting
Intro To My Candle Review
I’ve been on the hunt for a good bakery lemon scented candle for a while now. I love me some lemon and I love me some bakery. I needed the two together in a bad way! While I’ve tried some other candles, none of them have been hitting the nail on the head for me. Actually, I wasn’t expected Meyer Lemon from Colonial Candle to be THE one, but my, oh my…was it ever!
It was love at first sight with this lemon scented candle. It was in a bright yellow jar with a gold lid and was just evoked a sense of happiness. Now the branding is smack dab on the candle jar, which I’m not too crazy about, but this candle was so darn cute I could forgive that little annoyance.
The candle was “infused with essential oils,” which seems to be a popular thing to say these days. Still, I could guess on the lemon scent what essential oils there would be, so I popped the lid and inhaled, expecting a tart, tangy lemon scent.
Oh. My. Goodness! This candle was tart and tangy and lemony…but not in a pure lemon essential oil way. There was some bakery notes to this that I just wasn’t expecting! I sniffed again to be sure…yep, definite vanilla and cookie notes. I ran to the scent description to see what was up:
DECADANT | filled with the delectable scent of baked lemon sugar cookies swirled with juicy hints of fresh raspberry topped with sweet lemon zest buttercream, Meyer Lemon is the ultimate indulgence.
SWEET | Evoking the fresh-from-the-oven feel of sweet and tart lemon squares, Meyer Lemon is perfect for any home that needs a little sweetness.
FRAGRANCE | Top Notes: Citrus, Lemon Middle Notes: Lemon, Fruit, Vanilla Cookie Base Notes: Vanilla Cookie, Buttercream
Now it all made so much more sense to me and I was ready to light this baby up. I started in a large, open kitchen area as I thought that would be setting the perfect ‘scene.’ It didn’t take long for me to start noticing the lemony baked goodness coming from this candle. It smelled like freshly baked lemon cookies. As it burned more, I could even get a creaminess like sweet buttercream frosting. Oh my lands, was it good!
The scent was not as strong as I would have liked it – moderately strong I would say. It did scent up the kitchen area and a little beyond. Still, I would have liked this one to be much stronger and to throw better.
How Did My Candle Perform?
Well, this is where the rubber doesn’t meet the road. Remember the thin little wicks I talked about in my Silver Bells review? Same thin wicks here and I declare, they just aren’t the right size for this particular fragrance and wax formula combo. I had very good meltage in a triangular zone because of the three wicks, but there was quite a bit of wax hangup on the sides. As this was was particularly soft, I could easily scoop out some of the wax to try to save my enjoyment of this candle. The picture up above was after the carve out. However, the candle started doing the same thing again. Ugh! The wicks were easy to maintain. I did have a little black sooting.
Closing To My Candle Review
I loved, loved, loved the scent and the look of this candle! I am super disappointed about the burn, but I’m convinced I had a candle dud. Surely a candle that smells this divine can’t be a bad burner. I refuse to believe it & I’ll have to go back and purchase another one before I call it. I *really* want to give this the Editor’s Choice badge, but I can’t do it with a burn like I had. Maybe once I re-evaluate, things will change. In the meantime, I did place the rest of this candle on a warmer to enjoy the scent, then I poured out the wax for the beautiful vessel. If you’re looking for a tart, straight up lemon candle, this is not the one. It’s definitely bakery and I’m hoping a much better burner than I had.
About Colonial Candle
For more than 100 years, Colonial Candle has been burning brightly in the homes of America. Their candle story begins in 1905 with Mabel Baker, a former Massachusetts school teacher, who began making hand dipped bayberry taper candles in her tiny Cape Cod kitchen. The candles became so popular with family and friends that she started selling them in her husband’s local hardware store. By 1909, many stores in the Cape Cod area were selling Mrs. Baker’s candles and Colonial Candle was officially in business.
Recognized as the first candle company started by a woman, Colonial Candle is still proudly made in the USA. Today, all their candles are produced in North Carolina with the same pride and craftsmanship established over a century ago. From the mixing their fragrance with color and wax to the perfect wick, every candle is made to exact specifications. Their signature oval jars truly set Colonial Candles apart providing an understated sophistication and a cleaner, more even burn.
Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, their Flagship Store is located in the Shops at the Charleston Place Hotel. You can also find these candles in local retailers all over the country.
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