Island Orchid Pier 1 Candle Reviewisland orchid

By Christina Rylan

Brand: Pier 1 Imports

Type: 11oz candle

Fragrance: Island Orchid

Scent Strength: Medium in a small room



First impression of Island Orchid: 

Island Orchid from Pier 1 Imports smelled tropical and AMAZING!! Like the sweetest tropical fruit. I couldn’t resist purchasing one to review.

Here is the scent description:

A warm and exotic scent with flowering quince, pineapple, mango and fresh papaya.

Smelling the wax, I wouldn’t call this fragrance “warm” at all. To me, it smelled refreshing – like tart and sweet tropical fruit. Pineapple, mango and papaya standing out the most. The flowering quince… maybe but it was hard to tell. Will see what aroma comes to life once the candle was burning. And with that said, it’s time to find out!

I lit this candle in a small bathroom to start out where it stayed from start to finish. I wanted maximum scent throw and definitely achieved that in a small room. Once the wick was lit, it took a good couple of hours to reach a full melt pool and from then on out, a refreshing fruity/floral aroma filled my powder room with fragrance. Yep… the flowering quince really came to life once the candle was burning and it added a nice and sharp element to the overall scent. I smelled a bright floral along with pineapple and mango. Loved it!

Strength – I would rate this candle a 7 out of 10 in a small room. I wouldn’t attempt burning it in anything larger with this size candle. Pier 1 does carry a larger size for bigger rooms if that interests you.



How did my candle burn?

This candle struggled a bit to maintain a full melt pool so some wax was left along the glass wall. Not a lot but enough to take notice so I wanted to mention it. Other than that, it burned fine.



Closing to my review: 

Island Orchid was a lovely and refreshing fruity/floral scent I really enjoyed. I think next time I may purchase the larger candle just to see if I can burn it in my large bedroom. I liked this fragrance enough to give it another try.

Next time you’re at a Pier 1 store, check out this candle. If you love tropical florals, you may walk away with one.

Happy candle hunting!

~ Christina

Visit Pier 1 Imports 

Presentation: 5/5
Authenticity: 4/5
Burn Performance: 3.5/5
Strength: 3.5/5

Overall Rating: 4/5

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