Graveyard Fog, Colonial Candle

Product Name: Graveyard Fog

Product Description: Halloween has arrived. Give all the little ghosts and goblins a delightful treat with this spooktacular blend of licorice, sweet vanilla, and citrus. This seasonal candle provides both a delightful...

Brand: Colonial Candle

Price: 15.00

Currency: USD

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Candlefind Says

Gear up for Halloween with this licorice based scent with swirls of sweet vanilla and some smoky goodness. 

Pros

  • Fun candle vessel
  • Even, clean burn

Cons

  • Milder scent

Intro To My Candle Review

Halloween is just right around the corner and that means it’s time for scary movies, haunted houses, and spooky good scents. I’ve been holding on to a couple of Colonial Candles just for the occasion. I decided to go ahead and light up one of them – Graveyard Fog – to start getting me into the haunting holiday spirit.

First Impressions of My Candle

This cute 14.5oz triple wick candle was certainly dressed for the occasion. It was a black jar decorated with super sad ghosts and a dark black lid with a cobweb pattern on it. This whole candle just screamed Halloween and was perfect for my eerie decor. This candle is part of their Cobweb Collection and you could tell they put a lot of thought into the design.

I was anticipating a licorice type scent because I had quickly scanned the website description before I purchased. I took a quick whiff and yep…black licorice! That typical, sweet smell of licorice with a distinct twang at the end. The scent was fairly light. I wanted to get the full description off the website: 

Halloween has arrived. Give all the little ghosts and goblins a delightful treat with this spooktacular blend of licorice, sweet vanilla, and citrus.

Scent Notes:

Top: Sweet Orange, Candied Ginger
Middle: Black Licorice, Basil Leaf
Base: French Vanilla

From Colonial Candle Company’s Website

I’m not particularly fond of licorice candy – the taste or smell. But I wanted to try this out because I wanted to see how it blended with the other scent notes. Cold sniff I wasn’t getting the other notes, but the licorice scent was true blue.

I was hopeful that the 3-wicks would help with a great scent throw, so I lit this candle in a large, open living space. The wicks were really thin and I decided not to trim them as much as I normally would. Once this candle got going, it only took about half an hour to get a nice, full wax melt pool. I was glad I kept the wicks a little on the long side, too, because I think my wicks would have drowned otherwise. The soft scent of licorice started taking over the room – I could smell it every time I walked into the area. It was not pure licorice, though – there was a little bit of creaminess and smoky earthiness to the scent. I wasn’t really getting the citrus notes. I liked the blend because it kept the licorice from being too harsh. It was more of a smooth scent, which I really liked. The scent was still on the light side – decent throw, but light. 

How Did My Candle Perform?

This was a clean-burning candle, fairly low maintenance. I did need to keep the wicks a little longer than the standard 1/4″ to keep them from flickering out. I had no trouble with the wicks – just trimmed them in between burns. Easy peasy. The candle burned evenly for a little over 40 hours. I never noticed any black sooting. 

 

Closing To My Candle Review

I was pretty pleased with my Graveyard Fog candle. I do wish it were a little stronger, but it did have a good throw even for a milder scent. I liked that this candle did have a straight up licorice scent – the mix of the basil leaves and French vanilla made for a not-so-harsh scent that was pretty pleasing to me. Did it make me conjure up ghosts and goblins? Eh…not so much, but it was super cute while burning and fit right in with the Halloween decor. If you like something a little different than the usual and want to add to your spookfest decor, check this candle out.

About Colonial Candle

For more than 100 years, Colonial Candle has been burning brightly in the homes of America. Their candle story begins in 1905 with Mabel Baker, a former Massachusetts school teacher, who began making hand dipped bayberry taper candles in her tiny Cape Cod kitchen. The candles became so popular with family and friends that she started selling them in her husband’s local hardware store. By 1909, many stores in the Cape Cod area were selling Mrs. Baker’s candles and Colonial Candle was officially in business.

Recognized as the first candle company started by a woman, Colonial Candle is still proudly made in the USA. Today, all their candles are produced in North Carolina with the same pride and craftsmanship established over a century ago. From the mixing their fragrance with color and wax to the perfect wick, every candle is made to exact specifications. Their signature oval jars truly set Colonial Candles apart providing an understated sophistication and a cleaner, more even burn.

Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, their Flagship Store is located in the Shops at the Charleston Place Hotel. You can also find these candles in local retailers all over the country.

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