Celebration Candle (Birthday Cake) – Shining Sol Review
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Shining Sol
Type: 12oz Status Jar
Scent Strength: Medium
What did my candle smell like?
This is my third review of candles from Shining Sol. Pete Evick, rock star owner..… I love saying that because it‘s true and such a cool story (read intro here)…… sent me a ton of candles to review for Candlefind so I’m slowly trying to burn through them to pace out each review.
Up next… Celebration. This scent is birthday cake and oh my goodness does it smell yummy….. like a freshly baked white cake with sweet vanilla frosting… it was warm, moist and a scent you want to savor with a tall glass of milk. Presentation also fits right in with the “birthday cake” theme. The wax was pink and had rainbow sprinkles all throughout the candle, just like a real birthday cake might have. The appearance was very festive and fun. The picture above does not show the sprinkles included but if you order this candle, yours will come with it.
Here is the scent description from Shining Sol’s website:
“A unique candle as visually exciting as the scent itself. Celebration contains real candy sprinkles to make it look like a birthday cupcake. The scent will turn your room into a bakery.”
That description doesn’t say much about the scent but let me just say…. first sniff smells spectacular. I could seriously smell the cake and sweet vanilla frosting and all blended perfectly. It was mouthwatering!
I stuck to a small room to burn this candle in since the past candles I’ve tried seem to perform ideally in smaller rooms for me. The wood wick lit right up and it took not even 10 minutes to start noticing the scent…. And boy was it yummy!! The fragrance smelled exactly as it did when I first popped off the lid, a light and fluffy white cake with rich vanilla frosting. Delicious!! The strength was perfect and saturated the room with scent. This candle was definitely a family pleaser. We all loved it, especially my kids who kept asking if I was baking a cake. Those are the best kind of bakery scents in my opinion… when you can’t tell a candle from the real deal.
My candle burned perfect. No wick issues, clean and even burn. A+. Keep in mind should you purchase this fragrance, the sprinkles blended in the wax do not melt or evaporate with the wax so at the end of the candle, you’ll see a puddle of rainbow sprinkles at the bottom of your candle. I didn’t mind that.
Closing to my review:
This was a fun candle to burn and I really enjoyed it. The pink wax glowed beautifully and it smelled delicious. This candle was soft to medium scented so if you purchase one… test it out in a smaller room to start out and move it to a bigger one depending on the strength you get. I chose to keep mine in a smaller room since I wanted it as strong as possible and boy did I get that. We were all craving vanilla birthday cake by the time this candle finished burning. I will definitely be trying more of this scent again in the future.
Also wanted to mention, Shining Sol recently revamped their entire website and it looks pretty awesome. Very easy to navigate with full color pictures and great descriptions. Check it out!
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
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