Lemon Verbena Pure Clean Soy candle reviewdsc00191

By Christina Rylan

Brand: Pure Clean Soy – Purchased at Target

Type: 14.1oz Tin

Fragrance: Lemon Vergena

Scent Strength: Light


What did my candle smell like? 

I have always been drawn to Lemon Verbena. It’s such a vibrant and clean scent and smells amazing in any room you burn it in. Lemon Verbena is also a great odor eliminator and will seriously freshen up any room you want to brighten. I love it!! When I saw this bright yellow tin candle on a Target shelf, I immediately zeroed in on it and as soon as I popped off the lid to smell it… I placed one in my cart to purchase. It smelled perfect…. fresh and citrusy.

Pure Clean Soy is manufactured by Illume for Target stores so I’m already familiar with this brand although the last one I tried called Pomelo Lime (link to review here) had almost no scent – I’m really hoping this one gives a better scent throw. It’s twice the size and has 3 wicks so I’m crossing dsc00194my fingers.

Time to find out how it performs!

I couldn’t find a scent description for this fragrance but one really wasn’t needed. If you’re familiar with lemon verbena scents… this candle smelled pretty authentic. If you aren’t familiar… imagine sweet and fresh lemon but add some herbal notes to it. It’s super fresh and bright.

I stuck to a small bathroom to test this candle in and it ended up being a perfect fit. The three wicks lit right up and within 10 minutes, the fresh scent of lemon verbena was filling the small room. It took a long time to reach a full melt pool (This tin was really wide with a large surface) but it eventually did after a few hours and it was smooth sailing from there. The scent…. FRESH and amazing!! Loved it!! I’m glad I kept it burning in a small room though… anything larger and the aroma would be really subtle.

Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, in a small room I would rate this candle a 7. In a medium room, a 5 or less… large… not sure I would even try.



 candle-flameHow did my candle burn? 

This candle burned great. No wick issues. Clean and even burn from start to finish.



Closing to my review: 

This was a great candle and a fragrance I would definitely purchase again. Even though the size I purchased seemed huge, I would still recommend burning it in a small room. The fragrance was light but perfect for a small area. Next time I’m at Target, I’ll definitely check out this line for more fragrances.thumbs-up-girl3

Happy candle hunting!

~ Christina

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Presentation: 4/5
Authenticity: 4/5
Burn Performance: 5/5
Strength: 2/5 (based off the size candle)

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

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