Jack O Lantern, Colonial Candle
Product Name: Jack O Lantern
Product Description: Make your Halloween super happy with the aroma of a freshly carved pumpkin, enhanced by warm and inviting spices. With notes of the yummy sweet goodness of vanilla, pecan brown sugar, and maple, this holiday candle is a must.
Brand: Colonial Candle
- Scent Strength
- Scent Throw
A Halloween candle that is rich and complex, smelling totally different to different people at different times. Trick or treat!
- Fun candle vessel
- Even, clean burn
- Great scent throw
- Scent description doesn’t match actual scent
Intro To My Halloween Candle Review
Well trick or treat…Halloween may have just rounded the corner, but that’s no reason to let the festivities die down. Now is the time to find great deals on Halloween candles, such as Jack O’ Lantern from Colonial Candle. They currently have a special going on these candles so be prepared to stock up!
First Impressions of My Halloween Candle
First, I loved the themed jar – perfect for Halloween! The wax was orange and the pictures of different jack-o-lanterns on the outside jar were all black, making it the perfect color scheme. Even the black lid was super cute – it had a raised cobweb pattern. You could tell Colonial Candle paid close attention to detail on this one.
I took a quick whiff and I was in vanilla heaven…this scent was a little heavier than I expected. There was a rich, creamy vanilla scent with hints of spices and some pumpkin notes. Looking at the scent description:
Make your Halloween super happy with the aroma of a freshly carved pumpkin, enhanced by warm and inviting spices. With notes of the yummy sweet goodness of vanilla, pecan brown sugar, and maple, this holiday candle is a must. .
Top: Bing Cherry, Pumpkin Puree, Squash Blossoms
Middle: Cinnamon Sticks, Clove Buds, Freshly Ground Nutmeg
Base: Brown Sugar, Crushed Pecan, Maple, French Vanilla
Ok, that was interesting. It’s amazing because I wasn’t smelling most of those notes in this candle. Definitely no cherry…what??? But I really liked the cold sniff, so I decided to forge ahead with the burn.
I’ve been on the road so out of my usual element where I know my burning spaces well. I used this candle in a large, open kitchen, hoping it would do well there. Folks, I was NOT disappointed. The smell from this candle soon starting swirling around the kitchen and on throughout the main level of the house. It…was…DELICIOUS!!! As the candle burned, I started getting more of the bakery smell I was hoping for. Creamy pumpkin and sweet vanilla…hints of cinnamon…and something else I couldn’t quite put my finger on. It certainly wasn’t the cherry notes. Oooh but this was rich and creamy and super delicious.
How Did My Halloween Candle Perform?
Great! The three wicks were fairly thin, so I kept them a little longer than I normally would on first burn. I got a full wax melt pool in under an hour and it was nice and even. My candle burned down without any wasted wax on the sides and no black sooting noted from the wicks.
Closing To My Halloween Candle Review
I enjoyed this Halloween candle, much like my Graveyard Fog candle from Colonial. They made a great combo for the occasion and both performed well. The scent was interesting…not quite what I expected, but yummy just the same. Interestingly, Christina reviewed this candle last year and smelled licorice. I didn’t get any licorice notes. It really just goes to show how different noses can be and that scent is such a personal thing. I am dinging this candle a bit for authenticity because I really don’t think the scent description is a good match. Still, if you’re looking for a Halloween candle that’s themed and has some (grown up) vanilla in it, look for Jack O’Lantern in the sale section at Colonial Candle.
Oh…and Happy Halloween!
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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