Grapefruit Ebony Bark Village Candle Review
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Village Candle
Type: 16oz candle
Fragrance: Grapefruit Ebony Bark
Scent Strength: Light
First impression of Grapefruit Ebony Bark:
The moment I saw Grapefruit Ebony Bark, I was intrigued. I know what grapefruit smells like (wax wise) but ebony bark? I had no idea what that combo would be like.
Here is the scent description from Village Candle’s website:
Ripe citrus notes are paired with the earthy smell of the woods giving a refreshing harmony that awakens your senses.
Hmmm…. sounds promising. I love citrus and I love woodsy scents, so I think I’m going to like this combo. First impression, my nose detected the citrus first and then hints of musk second. It was an interesting aroma.
I liked it. Now let’s see what this candle smells like burning….
I started this candle in my master bedroom and ended up moving it soon after to a small bathroom. A really small bathroom. The fragrance was way too light even for a medium size room. Once moved, much better. The aroma from then on out was still subtle but it smelled really good. My powder room was filled with a fresh citrus mingled with masculine woods. It wasn’t too masculine and it wasn’t too citrus’y. It was a perfect blending of the two. The only bummer was how light it was. Even in my small powder room, the aroma was extremely light.
Which brings me to strength – I would rate this candle a 4 out of 10 in a really small room. For a two-wick candle from Village, that’s very surprising.
How did my candle burn?
This candle burned okay. The only critique I have would be wick trimming. I had to REALLY stay on top of keeping both wicks trimmed the first half of this candle. If I didn’t, the flames became huge torches. Once it hit the halfway point, the wicks tapered down and it burned perfect from then on out. Weird.
Closing to my review:
I enjoyed Grapefruit Ebony Bark but it was so light, I won’t be purchasing it again. That’s too bad because the scent really was nice. A fresh citrus with the perfect touch of masculine woodsy notes. That’s my kind of fragrance.
If you’ve been wondering about Village candles, don’t let this review discourage you. Village has a nice variety of other fragrances worth checking out. I’m not sorry I tried Grapefruit Ebony Bark… I’m just sorry it wasn’t stronger.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 3/5
- Editor Rating
- Rated 3 stars
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