Bourbon Blondies scented candle review
By Christina Rylan
Type: 15.2oz Candle
Fragrance: Bourbon Blondie
Scent Strength: Medium
What did my candle smell like?
When I spied some limited edition candles on a Target display… I had to smell every one of them….. and of course ended up purchasing a few to review. How could I not? The greatest part, these candles were manufactured by Illume, a high end luxury brand I love. So, I saw it at a major score… a fragrant ten dollar candle manufactured by Illume that smelled so good I wanted to eat the wax? Heck yeah!! Out of all the candles I purchased that day, Bourbon Blondie stood out the most to me… it
I couldn’t find a sent description for this candle so I’ll do my best to describe it. Firstly, the background picture on the label showed some kind of
rich cake with frosting overloading it and dripping down the sides. And then I did an internet search on Bourbon Blondies and all the pictures showed a brownie like dessert mostly made with butter, brown sugar, bourbon and flour with optional chocolate chips and nuts. YUM!!!!! The scent itself…. mouthwatering!! Like seriously – moan worthy – mouthwatering… you want to eat the wax kind of scent! It smelled like pure bakery… buttery vanilla with warm bread notes, hints of bourbon and brown sugar… lots and lots of sugar! It was pure delicious bakery!!
I decided to light this candle in a small room to test out… I loved the scent so much, I wanted room saturation strong so I figured the smaller the room, the stronger scent. Boy was I right! Once lit, I started noticing the fragrance within minutes… after a good hour, the scent of rich vanilla bakery was everywhere and even spilled outside the room so I could easily have moved this candle to a bigger room.
The scent….. an incredible rich and buttery vanilla…. I almost want to say a decadent vanilla cake – it’s a scent I could easily devour with a tall glass of milk – the kind you moan while eating each bite and then regret the loaded calories afterwards. Oh yeah… I loved it so much, I need to get more and in larger quantities… is was THAT good!!
Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle a 7 in a small room. It gave a nice and steady medium throw. Loved it!! In a medium or larger room, I’m sure the scent would be tamer so keep that in mind should you purchase this candle.
This candle had 2 wicks so it burned perfect. No issues at all. Clean and even burn… no soot. Perfect!
Closing to my review:
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this candle. So much, I didn’t want it to end. It was (hands down) one of THE most delectable vanilla bakery scents I’ve ever smelled. Vanilla lovers… remember Bourbon Blondies= next time you’re at Target and grab yourself a few. You will fall in love just like I did. You also can’t beat the price, especially if you’re on a budget.
I have more candles from this Limited Edition line to review so watch for more coming up. Until then….
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
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