Baltic Breeze Colonial Candle Review
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Colonial Candle
Type: 7oz cement candle
Fragrance: Baltic Breeze
Scent Strength: Light
First impression of Baltic Breeze:
Baltic Breeze completes my reviews for Colonial Candle’s Copper Collection. These candles are quite interesting. The vessels are cement, not glass, and shaped like a cut jewel with copper painted accents. The style is very unique and eye catching so it’s no wonder I purchased one of each scent to review. Bonus, they were all on sale (and still are) making it even more enticing.
Here is the scent description for Baltic Breeze:
Warm Baltic amber with bergamot, jasmine and fresh tea leaves.
That description sounds lovely and a mix of scents I had a feeling would blend well. Bergamot always meshes well with floral and the tea leaves was just an added “herbal” bonus. Sniffing the wax, I smelled amber, bergamot and jasmine the most. The aroma was very fresh and I couldn’t wait to light this candle and get started!
Which happens right now!!
I lit my Baltic Breeze candle in a small powder room to start out and that’s where it stayed till the very end. The candle never reached a full melt pool (a definite flaw with this style) but it sure it was pretty to watch burn. The aroma… a very, very light fragrance that smelled masculine to me with the amber and bergamot shining through the most. I liked it and would have thoroughly enjoyed it even more had the aroma been stronger. Even with the candle burning in a tiny room, the fragrance was too light to really appreciate. I could only smell it if I was right around the candle. Not ideal when scenting a room if that’s your main goal. As far as the rest of the elements in the scent description, the jasmine really tones down once the candle is burning and the tea leaves? Non existent. At least to my nose anyway. To me, this scent smelled like a smooth and masculine cologne. It smelled yummy.
Strength – I would rate Baltic Breeze a 4 out of 10 in a very small room. I wouldn’t even attempt burning this one in anything larger unless you’re simply after ambiance.
How did my Baltic Breeze candle burn?
This candle struggled from the start to reach a full melt pool which I’ve found to be the case with all the candles in this “Copper” line. I’m no expert but I think the wide expanse of wax with these candles is just too much for the single wick they use. To save all the wasted wax that wouldn’t melt, I used my handy wick dipper and pushed it all into the melt pool periodically so nothing was wasted. It takes some patience but worth it to me. I don’t like wasting wax. 😊
Closing to my review:
Baltic Breeze was a nice and fresh masculine scent but as you read above – too light to purchase again or recommend. It made me sad because I really did like the fragrance.
These Copper candles are on mega sale right now so if you wanted to try one, now would be the time. Aesthetically, I totally recommend them. They are very cool looking. If however you’re after fragrance… they aren’t very strong. If this line sticks around, I hope Colonial improves on that. We shall see.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 2/5
Overall Rating: 2.5/5
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