Palo Santo Candle Review
Palo Santo, Colonial Candle
Manly Indulgence Palo Santo Candle

Product Name: Palo Santo

Product Description: The cleansing tranquility of our Palo Santo candle can be experienced wherever you need a boost of positive energy. Transport yourself to the South American forests where this precious wood has been cultivated for years. The lighter notes of cedarwood, bergamot, and magnolia creates a fresh and invigorating experience. Palo santo—“holy wood”—has been used for decades across Mexico and South America to clear negative energies and invite positive energies wherever it’s used. Let our Palo Santo candle clarify any adverse energy in your home and welcome bright, idealistic energy in its place. BLEND | Palo santo is considered one of the most fragrant woods in the world and it is this candle’s most forward scent. The fragrance is rounded out by touches of fruity and floral notes. FRAGRANCE | Top: Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon Middle: Lavender Blossoms, Lily, Carnation, Sage Base: Palo Santo, Vetiver, Musk, Patchouli, Cedar, Amber

Brand: Colonial Candle

Offer price: 16.00

Currency: USD

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Candlefind Says

A wonderful Palo Santo version with citrusy woodsy notes and the soft hint of spices. 

Pros

  • Beautiful candle vessel
  • Complex scent notes

Cons

  • Subtle scent

Intro To My Candle Review

Palo Santo is all the rage right about now. There are versions of this scent popping up everywhere…alone or in blends. Colonial Candle has its own version in their Manly Indulgence line, so I was anxious to see how this one would fare. 

First Impressions of My Candle

This soy blend candle is part of their Manly Indulgence line. These candles take on a stately, Manly Indulgence Palo Santo Candlereserved look that do have a bit of a masculine tone. The soft, gray candle vessel and wooden lid were all a part of the look. The candle label was more like an emblem with the scent name, scent notes, and company name clearly displayed. What’s more, there was a wooden wick – perfect for this scent! 

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’re probably hip to Palo Santo, or “holy wood” – tropical trees that can be found along the South American coast. The scent from Palo Santo is supposedly so incredibly fragrant that sticks of it will reportedly repel biting insects if you carry them around in your pocket. I’ve smelled the wax version of Palo Santo from a few different places, so Colonial Candle was my next go-to. Once I popped the lid, I knew I’d be in love. The wax scent was soft, woodsy, and fragrant, with a bit of a lemony undertone. Just beautiful! 

Colonial Candle has a lot to say about this fragrance: 

The cleansing tranquility of our Palo Santo candle can be experienced wherever you need a boost of positive energy. Transport yourself to the South American forests where this precious wood has been cultivated for years. The lighter notes of cedarwood, bergamot, and magnolia creates a fresh and invigorating experience.

Palo santo—“holy wood”—has been used for decades across Mexico and South America to clear negative energies and invite positive energies wherever it’s used. Let our Palo Santo candle clarify any adverse energy in your home and welcome bright, idealistic energy in its place.

BLEND | Palo santo is considered one of the most fragrant woods in the world and it is this candle’s most forward scent. The fragrance is rounded out by touches of fruity and floral notes.

FRAGRANCE | Top: Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon Middle: Lavender Blossoms, Lily, Carnation, Sage Base: Palo Santo, Vetiver, Musk, Patchouli, Cedar, Amber

Colonial Candle Company

Wow. Reading all the above just made me know that this was going to be a complex scent.

I lit this candle in a master bedroom and let it burn for a few hours to wield its magic. While it took a long time to get a full wax melt pool, it didn’t take long to start noticing the scent itself. I first noticed the soft, citrusy notes (mostly lemon) followed by smoky, woodsy notes that were slightly sweet. There was a warmth to the scent that came out as the candle burned more, and that’s when I started detecting some of the spiciness. I couldn’t pick out individual notes – this candle scent was way too complex for that. However, it was warm and soothing and inviting. It made the entire space feel relaxing.

Manly Indulgence Palo Santo Candle

As far as the scent itself I would describe as mild. The candle did a good job of scenting up the bedroom it was in with soft, fragrant notes. I couldn’t tell the candle was burning outside of the space. I think that was both a factor of the scent itself and the wooden wick. 

How Did My Candle Perform?

The candle took a long time to get a full wax melt pool, but it eventually did on the first burn. It burned down without wasted wax on the sides. The crackle of the wooden wick was subtle but a nice touch. I really had no problems with this candle burning. I didn’t notice any black sooting, either. The flame stayed pretty tame even after hours of burning at a time. 

Closing To My Candle Review

This was a great scent from Colonial Candle and I’m glad I tried it. Their version of Palo Santo was complex, soothing, and relaxing. I think it would be perfect for romantic evenings or just snuggling up by the fire. The candle vessel itself is one that will be really nice to repurpose. If the scent Palo Santo is up your alley, I really recommend adding this one to your list to try. 

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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