Simpatico – Spanish Lime Review
Type: 100% soy & vegetable wax blend
Fragrance: #14 Spanish Lime
Scent Strength: Moderately strong
First Impression of Spanish Lime from Simpatico:
The Simpatico line of candles from K. Hall Studios is wondrously made. They are just as lovely to look at as they are to burn. I had the pleasure of burning one of these candles long ago, so I was thrilled when this beauty arrived in my hands. The glass vessels have this vintage hobnail glass design, with a wide array of coloring to the glass. Spanish Lime had a beautiful teal color. Dreamy! The vessel was heavy in my hand and felt of very good quality. There was not a lid on this candle, per se. It came with a paper disc (dust cover) that includes the scent name on it. While I prefer lids for my jars, I found myself toting around the dust cover just to get a whiff of the scent everywhere I went!
Though the jar was full of color, the wax was pure white. Perfect for the natural wax it held. There was one wick in the center of this fairly large candle (16 ounces). I actually would have preferred a double wick with this candle, but more on that in a minute. Suffice it to say this candle gave a great presentation right out of the gate!
What Did My Spanish Lime Candle Smell Like?
Before I did any sniffing, curiosity got the better of me. I wanted to know what was so special about Spanish limes. I did a little Googling and discovered these little fruits are bursting with antioxidants and loads of vitamins. The health benefits of these little gems are posted all over the web. With that firmly in mind, I first took a whiff of the dust cover, since it had been in such close contact with the wax. I immediately felt invigorated by what met my nose. Lime – sweet lime! The lime was unmistakable, slightly sweet but also with that citrus bite to it. I loved it!!!
Here is the scent description from the Candles Off Main website:
Fragranced With An Effervescent Blend Of Lime And Other Citrus Notes Create A Bright Bubbly Scent.
I’m not sure about the other citrus notes. I could only really pick out the lime. I also smelled a bit of some green notes in the background. Citrus scents can be too harsh at times, and I found the green notes really helped round out this scent.
I decided to light this candle in my large, open living space to see what it could do. About a half hour later, I walked in to notice the faint smell of tangy citrus in the room. I decided this candle might be better off in a smaller room, so I moved it to a guest bathroom. Perfect! The scent then wafted up and filled that space without problems. I could still smell the tangy goodness of the lime with a bit of the greenery on the end-whiffs. I would describe it as what I would expect if I was walking among a bunch of Spanish Lime trees after a fresh rain. Invigorating and refreshing at the same time!
How Did My Candle Burn?
This candle has a stated burn time of 80 hours. I got that out of this candle easily – and more! It was a slow, slow burn. I had no problems with the wick or black sooting. However – and this is where my preference for two wicks comes in – I never did get a full wax melt pool. The melt pool was large and covered most of the surface…it was just not edge to edge like I would have preferred. I let the candle burn a looooong time during the first burn, so I know that wasn’t the issue. I just think this candle could have been better served with more than one wick. My personal preference!
Closing To My Review:
Overall, I truly enjoyed burning this candle. It was a super slow burn, giving many hours of enjoyment. That helps when putting money out for luxury candles, because you certainly want to feel you got your money’s worth! If you were to purchase this particular scent, I would burn it in small or medium sized rooms to make sure you get the full effect. My only gripe would be the lack of the edge-to-edge wax melt pool, but that’s a minor complaint given everything else this candle did right! I even got the chance to enjoy the glass vessel long after the wax was gone. It sits happily on a shelf, waiting for its next trinket to hold.
Happy Candle burning!
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Burn Performance: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
- Editor Rating
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Spanish Lime - Simpatico
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