Green Tea Verbena Caldrea Candle Review
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Caldrea – purchased at Target
Type: 16oz candle
Fragrance: Green Tea Verbena
Scent Strength: Strong
First impression of Green Tea Verbena:
Target has some amazing candles to be had and Green Tea Verbena from Caldrea was definitely one of them. Caldrea is a new to me brand and I’m intrigued… they’re pretty, very modern style candles with reasonable prices. Definitely check them out.
Now onto the fragrance. Green Tea Verbena sounded like a scent right up my alley and boy was I right. The moment I smelled the wax, I inhaled deeply and smiled. I smelled a fresh and sharp lemon along with what I thought smelled like white tea. What a perfect scent for spring.
Here is the scent description I pulled from Target’s website:
Freshen up a room with the intoxicating scent of this Green Tea Verbena Glass Candle from Caldrea. With essential oils, this soy wax candle gives off a clean, fresh scent of lemon and basil to invigorate and freshen up your space.
I didn’t really smell basil but maybe my nose was just having an off day. To me, this candle smelled like lemon and white tea. The same white tea from Bath & Body Works. If it wasn’t the same, it was very similar.
Time to light my candle!
Because I wasn’t sure how strong this candle would be, I decided to stay conservative and light this candle in a small room and that’s where it stayed till the very end. One observation I noticed the first day… it never did reach a full melt pool no matter how long I burned it, but it sure did smell good – and boy did it fragrance my bathroom with ease, tunneling and all. The aroma… a fresh lemon and white tea. Super fresh and a scent you can’t help noticing the moment you walk into the room. I loved it!
Strength – had this candle reached a full melt pool, I think it could have easily fragranced a medium size room. It didn’t though so in a small room it stayed. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this one a 10 in a small room. Not bad considering how it performed.
How did my candle burn?
As stated above, this candle struggled to reach a full melt pool and did tunnel quite a bit.
Closing to my review:
Green Tea Verbena smelled amazing and I loved it. I would totally buy it again, but I think I’ll go for a different smaller size next time to see if that burns a little better. Nothing worse than buying a candle and having it tunnel on you, especially if you love the fragrance. Oh well, the price was right and it’s worth another shot down the road. So, we shall see.
Should you see this fragrance at your local Target store, pop off the lid and smell it. It was fresh as can be and a definite eye opener.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 2/5
Overall Rating: 3/5
- Editor Rating
- Rated 3 stars
- Green Tea Verbena - Caldrea purchased at Target
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