Strawberry Lemonade Mainstays Scented Candle Reviewstrawberry-lemonade-mainstays-candle

By Christina Rylan

Brand: Mainstays

Type: 5oz 3 wick candle

Fragrance: Strawberry Lemonade

Price: $3.33

Scent Strength: Light


What did my Strawberry Lemonade candle smell like? 

I’m not really a fan of the brand Mainstays but I still smell them when I’m at Walmart just in case I come across a gem. Happily, I found one not long ago… Strawberry Lemonade. It smelled pretty darn good… sweet and tart based off first sniff. You also can’t beat the price of these candles. I paid less than 4 dollars for this candle and it looks bigger than 5 ounces. To me, that’s a find.

Here is the scent description I found on Walmart’s website:

A favorite springtime drink, strawberry lemonade is the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Sun sweet strawberries blend with fresh lemon peel, sugar cane and vanilla bean for a delicious and refreshing treat are in this candle.

That’s a great description. First impression…. not bad. I didn’t detect anything synthetic or fake about the fragrance… it smelled like tart and tangy berry lemonade with hints of sweet sugar. I am a huge lemonade fan and this candle smelled pretty good.

Time to find out how it performs once burning.

I stuck to a small bathroom to test this candle in and ended up leaving it there from start to finish. The three wicks lit right up and I had a full melt pool within 15 minutes. The aroma… nice! This candle fragranced the small bathroom I had it burning it perfectly, giving a soft medium throw. I probably could have moved it to a slightly bigger room but chose not to. I liked the strength it gave in my small powder room. My bathroom smelled like tart and fresh strawberry lemonade. I really enjoyed it.

Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle a 5 in a really small room. Anything bigger and it would significantly be reduced.



candle-flameHow did my candle burn? 

My candle burned great the first half of the candle. After that, one wick consistently kept sputtering out causing the candle to burn awkwardly. I tried fixing it but nothing worked. Total bummer!!



Closing to my review: 

I enjoyed this candle and would totally purchase it again. I just hope the next one I pick up burns more consistently. Even though it’s an inexpensive candle… you still want it to burn correctly.

Overall, this scent smelled like fresh strawberry lemonade, one of my favorite scents to burn during spring and summer. Can’t beat the price either, Thumbs up candleespecially if you’re on a budget. Mainstays offers quite a few different sizes too, not just the style I burned so you’ll have several choices should you venture into Walmart to purchase one.

Want to add… even though this candle seemed large, I would still recommend burning it in a small room to start out and go from there. I loved the strength mine gave in a small powder room. Maybe I’ll test a bigger one next time. We shall see…..

Happy candle hunting!

~ Christina

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Presentation: 3.5/5
Authenticity: 4/5
Burn Performance: 2/5
Strength: 3/5

Overall Rating: 3/5


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