Goose Creek Forbidden Elixir Candle Review
Forbidden Elixir, Goose Creek
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Product Name: Forbidden Elixir

Product Description: Wild dreams come to life with one daring sip of Hallow's Forbidden Elixir.

Brand: Goose Creek

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  • Performance
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4.8

Candlefind Says

This is one sweet (but not overly sweet) scent with a great scent throw. 

Pros

  • Strong scent
  • Great scent throw
  • Fantastic candle vessel design

Cons

  • No more blue wax? 
  • Seasonal

As Halloween draws near, we thought we’d dust off the cobwebs for our Goose Creek Forbidden Elixir candle review. Goose Creek likes to change out their scents at amazingly fast speeds, so if you find one that you like, you should really snap it up. Luckily for us, the Forbidden Elixir scent was still available since this review originally published. This particular candle is a 3-wick, as opposed to the prior large candle that was purchased. It’s still the same glorious scent, however, so let’s dive in!

Packaging/Presentation

Goose Creek Forbidden Elixir Candle

The prior Forbidden Elixir candle that was reviewed was a large jar candle with blue wax. Our original reviewer fell in love with the look: Forbidden Elixir from Goose Creek lured me in the second I saw it on their website. Loved the vivid blue wax, loved the label and LOVED the scent description!!

For our revival, we scoped out the scent and found it in Goose Creek’s three-wick tumbler style candle. We are loving on these 3-wicks, which have become quite popular over the past couple of years. The label was moody and had an ombre style thing going on. No blue wax (ours was white), but the overall look was still perfect for the occasion.

Authenticity

The scent description for the Forbidden Elixir candle has stayed true throughout the years:

Wild dreams come to life with one daring sip of Hallow’s Forbidden Elixir. Prominent scent notes: Cotton Candy, Blue Raspberry, Wild Berries, Sour Candy & Sugar

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So yeah, that doesn’t sound very spooky, but we didn’t care. The aesthetics of the candle itself was too cool plus cotton candy and sour candy combined sounded like our kind of scent. The wax smelled of sour candy and blue raspberry the most. Silver plum and wild berry? Maybe they would come to life once burning…crossing fingers! Based off cold sniff, we liked it.

Time to light my Forbidden Elixir candle!

We burned this in a medium sized room and came back an hour later to the sweetest aroma of blue raspberry, wild berry and sour candy. Basically, the scent smelled like a tart blue raspberry candy, the kind that turns your mouth a bright Smurf blue. Cotton candy? Not so much, which made us a little sad. Surely it was there somewhere but just overpowered by everything else.

Scent Strength & Scent Throw

This scent was fairly strong – we would rate this Forbidden Elixir candle an 8 out of 10 in a medium size room, 10 out of 10 in a small room. The throw was fantastic, too. We smelled it all down the hallways as we had it burning. Fantastic!

Goose Creek Forbidden Elixir Candle

Burn Performance

We do wish we had gotten our hands on the blue wax version. Our original reviewer noted this:

My favorite part, I loved watching this candle burn. The wax was such a cool bright blue and glowed beautifully as the wax melted.

We could just imagine! Still, this candle burned great with zero wick issues. It was clean burning from beginning to end, as long as we kept the wicks trimmed between burns.

Conclusion

We really enjoyed Forbidden Elixir. The scent itself isn’t very Halloweeny, but it sure was a treat to smell, especially if you’re partial to sweet candy type scents. The blue raspberry and wild berry stood out the most – we all enjoyed the aroma, non-blue wax aside! Definitely give this candle a try if you want a bright Halloween scent to burn this season. It won’t disappoint if you like candy sweet scents.

We can always count on Goose Creek to launch fun Halloween scents every year, so if Forbidden Elixir doesn’t float your boat, check out their other Halloween themed candles. They definitely outdid themselves this year and we love it!!

Happy Halloween!

About Goose Creek

Goose Creek Candle Company is a family-owned business founded by Chuck Meece in 1998 in the small town of Liberty, Kentucky. They offer a multitude of candle products such as classic apothecary jars, tumbler style jars, large centerpiece candles, 3-wick candles, and wax melts, along with a host of other home fragrance products.If you haven’t tried this brand… they are a great choice. With a larger variety of styles, incredible sales and a good range of fragrances… you can’t go wrong.

Editor’s Note: 

This article was originally published in October 2018. The original author’s notes have been included with necessary modifications/additions based on product changes, availability, and similar factors.

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