By Christina Rylan
Brand: Shining Sol Candle Co
Type: 12oz medium jar
Fragrance: Bomb Pop
Scent Strength: Medium/strong
First impression of Bomb Pop:
Oh man! Bomb Pop from Shining Sol brought back some serious nostalgia! Who didn’t eat these icy treats as a kid? I did and still remember as if it were yesterday. My favorite part was always the first layer (cherry) that would turn your entire mouth and lips a bright red. Being a girl, I used to pretend I was wearing lipstick, never mind my bright red teeth and tongue. Yeah… good times. ?
When I saw this candle on Shining Sol’s website, I knew it was a scent I wanted to review, and when I received it, a huge smile lit my face. They did a great job with presentation. The candle looked just like the popsicle down to the coloring and matching label.
Now, onto the scent:
Here is the scent description for Bomb Pop:
Just like the all American Popsicle of the same name, this candle boasts three colors and three different summer scents. Guaranteed to take you to back to your childhood.
Red layer: Wild Cherry
White layer: Coconut Lime
Blue layer: Blue Raspberry
YES!! The moment I popped off the lid, a sweet candied cherry burst all around my nose and it smelled exactly like a popsicle. The other layers I won’t be able to smell until the candle burns down to each layer but the top was perfect and I’m not usually a fan of cherry scents.
Now let’s see how this candle performs!
First Layer – Cherry. Because of the size of this candle, I decided on a medium size room to start this candle in. If it’s not strong enough, I can always move it. Once the wood wick was lit, it took a good 15 minutes to reach a full melt pool and from then on out… a wonderful and sweet cherry scent filled my guest bedroom. I’m not a fan of cherry scents just so you know… the majority I’ve tried tend to smell like cough syrup and I don’t care for that. This cherry I’m happy to report smelled good enough to eat… it smelled sugary, like candy or in this case… a cherry popsicle. Very well done. The entire time this layer was filling my guestroom, I kept imagining a real bomb pop and my bright red lips. ?
Second layer – Coconut Lime. Tough one. Once the cherry burned down to the white layer (coconut lime) the cherry still dominated the overall scent. Every time I walked into my guest bedroom, a more subtle cherry aroma wafted all around me. I was a little bummed but I was still happy with the fragrance. I liked the cherry enough that I didn’t really mind.
Third layer – Blue Raspberry. Mmm! This layer I could smell loud and clear. At first it smelled like a sugary candy more than blue raspberry as the coconut lime layer blended into it. Once that went away, it was a sweet blue raspberry till the very end.
Strength – I would rate this candle a 7/8 in a medium to smaller rooms which was perfect. If you want to try this one in a large room, I would advise burning 2 candles at once for maximum scent throw.
This candle burned great. Funny story, a few hours after I lit the wood wick to get started on this review, the wick kept smoldering out and I couldn’t figure out why. So, I emailed Pete, the owner of Shining Sol to ask if I was doing something wrong, and I was. With many wood wicks, you have to trim them by removing the charred ends as it burns, regardless if you think it needs it or not. If you don’t, they could perform exactly like what happened to me. That’s not the case with every wood wick candle (I find) but it’s good to know if it ever happens to me again. ?
Closing to my review:
Bomb Pop was the bomb (LOL!) and a fun fragrance I’m glad I had a chance to try. My hubby and kids liked it too. They immediately noticed the cherry scent right off the bat and commented on it. Once I explained the scent and background to my kids, they thought that was pretty cool.
More Shining Sol reviews to come so stay tuned!
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Strength: 4/5 (Based in a medium to small room)
Overall Rating: 5/5
- Editor Rating
- Rated 5 stars
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