by Julia Wooten
Type: Soy wax container candle
Scent Strength: medium
Introduction to my review:
I found an exciting website called Lumnique Personalized Scented Candles. It’s a candle company that sells candles in a whole new way. They specialize in personalized gift giving for any occasion. So… I sent myself a gift. Actually, I sent it to my family, but who am I kidding, it was for me, the candle queen of the house. It wasn’t just any gift either. Through Lumnique Personalized Scented Candles website, I was able to customize an elegant candle gift. From the sentiment, the note card (which they call the customized certificate), the color and scent, I was able to make this gift just exactly the way I wanted it.
Lumnique Personalized Scented Candles has streamlined the personalization of their candle gifts. The website guided me though every step of choosing the right details to suit my taste. It was easy to navigate through the process and actually quite fun to put together my very own preferences for the gift.
How does the personalization work?
There are five steps to creating that one of a kind candle gift, and each step is clearly explained on Lumnique’s website. The first step is choosing an intention for the gift, whether it be for a birthday, holiday, sympathy, or good luck. There are several occasions to choose from that set the tone of the gift. The second and third step involve my favorite part… the candle itself with specific color choice and scent selection from the long list of fragrances. The fourth step is the personalization of the card. It’s where I was able to input my recipient’s name, my name, and even a personal message to be included in the customized certificate. Finally, I had the choice of sending just the candle and customized certificate, or the deluxe package of candle, customized certificate and matchbox delivered in an elegant gift box. On the right side of the page, all the details of my customization were listed and it was easy to go back and make any changes I wanted to make.
How did my candle smell?
I chose a slate grey color called Cloud and the scent called Rain. Gloomy? Not to me. I like rainy days best of all. Here in Florida, there are far more hot, sunny days than there are rainy ones so I get all excited when the skies get dark and the temperature drops. When our rainy season does finally begin in the summertime, it rains almost daily, but only for a short time each afternoon. It’s the strangest thing, but that brief afternoon shower is so welcomed around here. The sky gets an ominous, purple cast to it and the thunder rumbles all around loud and long. Lightning explodes in the sky adding to the excitement and wonder. Thunderstorms are just the best! So, you see why my choosing the Rain scent in the Cloud colored candle is not such an odd choice.
Written on my customized certificate was the meaning behind the color, “Cloud” also called “Silver Lining”. It reads:
“Light and ethereal, Clouds represent higher ideals, greater truths, and the synergy of new ideas, theories, emotions, and opinions in creative unity.”
Pretty nice, huh? I like the sound of that. Below that on the card is the fragrance description for Rain:
“Cool and refreshing, with the freshness of a garden after a soft spring rain.”
I got a soft, pleasing floral from the Rain scent. It smelled like spring, with fresh delicate flowers. The fragrance notes were bright and cheery, although I couldn’t pick out any particular flower in it. It was like a bouquet of wild flowers…nothing too heavy.
The scent filled my powder room easily, so I moved it into my bedroom. It lightly scented this larger area. I was pleased with the candle’s scent and burn performance.
How did my candle burn?
Lumnique’s candle burned well. The double wick ensured a complete melt pool with each burn. My jar developed a very thin wax film that was easily wiped off between burns… perfectly normal for soy. The wicks burned cleanly with minimal trimming and the flames stayed nice and strong.
Closing to my review…
Personalizing a candle gift at Lumnique was a lot of fun. There were many areas of the gift that I was able to customize. I wonder how many different combinations of scent, color and sentiment are possible at Lumnique?
I found Lumnique to be tailor made for gift giving. I wouldn’t shop there to stock up on quantity for my personal candle larder, but I certainly would turn to Lumnique in search of a pretty gift for a friend.
The product here is as much about the packaging and personalized certificate as it is about the pretty candle. If it’s a unique gift for any number of special occasions you’re looking for, Lumnique has got you covered. The website is easy to use and presents an elegant, stylish package.
– Happy gift shopping.