Candle Escape- Strolling the Scent List

We are back with another entry into our Strolling The Scent List series for Candle Escape. If you missed the kickoff for the series, you can read all about the first stroll here. We’ve gone through some more of the scents available (including some newly added scents!) and put our noses to work to let you know what we think.

Important Notes About Candle Escape:Candle Escape- Strolling the Scent List

  • The products are all soy. They typically have the off-white coloring, but you can choose to have some color added to the candles.
  • The wax melts are offered as clamshells and 2oz tart cups (in packs of four). We chose clamshells for this particular post, and they are currently selling for $4.99 each.
  • The wax melts are soft and crumble a bit. They melt very easily on any type of warmer. I had the best luck with a 24W hot plate melter. I mostly poured out the wax while hot, but it was also easy to remove after cooling and popping into the freezer.
  • They have several candle style options, some of which can come with a wooden lid if you so choose. We chose the 12oz status jar candles for this post, which are currently selling for $14.99 each.

Black Ginger & Bamboo (5/5)

Top – green; Middle – bamboo, ginger; Bottom – wood

This scent was tried in the clamshell wax melts. It. Was. Wonderful! Fresh and green with just enough zing from the ginger. It was moderately strong and lasted a long time. This was very zen like.

Clove (5/5)

Top – clove; Middle – clove; Bottom – clove

This was tested in a clamshell wax melt. While not my favorite type of scent, this one gets high marks because it is exactly what they say it is: clove. It was realistic and threw fairly well. Very long lasting. I only had to use one cube to get a good throw off of this one.

Black Sea (4.5/5)

Top: Citrus, Sea Salt, Ozone; Middle: Plum, Cardamom; Base: Amber, Dark Musk

This was tested as a clamshell wax melt. Ooooh, I loved this one! I immediately got the ozone notes on cold sniff. Once it melted, there were some slight perfumey notes and soothing, sultry notes. It was not a very strong scent, but it threw well and I loved it. I could see this as an aromatherapy kind of scent or something for spa day.

Blue Spruce (5/5)

Top: peach, red berry, apple, leafy green; Middle: camphoraceous, eucalyptus, fir balsam, pine, herbal; Bottom: oakmoss, vanilla, sandalwood, musk, cedarwood

This was tested in a clamshell wax melt. I loved, loved, loved this! This was more than just another tree scent. I got the smell of fresh needles and a little bit of sweetness, which must have been from the fruity top notes. It was just fabulous, moderately strong and lasted a really long time.

Blueberry Cobbler (3.5/5)

Top – buttery, fruity; Middle – blueberry, spiced cinnamon, brown sugar; Bottom – vanilla bean

This was tested as a clamshell wax melt. This one was good, but not as good as I was expecting. I did get sweet blueberries and a hint of pie crust. I was expecting more buttery pie crust maybe. It was an ok bakery scent for me, not one I would repurchase. Moderately strong.

Cashmere Cedar (4/5)

Top – vanilla sugar; Middle – rose, jasmine, vanilla orchid; Bottom – cedarwood, creamy vanilla, smooth musks

This was tested as a clamshell wax melt. This was a beautiful scent. The smell of sweet cedar all wrapped up in vanilla. It was a little perfumey at times, but I wouldn’t say I noticed definite florals. It was also moderately strong.

Cedar Chest (4/5)

Top – vanilla sugar; Middle – rose, jasmine, vanilla orchid; Bottom – cedarwood, creamy vanilla, smooth musks

This was tested as a clamshell wax melt. I was a little disappointed as these are the exact same notes as Cashmere Cedar. I melted them both in different rooms and I really think they are the same scent, just different names. Bummer.

Asian Sandalwood (4/5)

Top – orange; Middle – cedar, sheer woods, jasmine; Bottom – sandalwood, amber, vanilla

This was tested as a clamshell wax melt. Ooooh, this was nice! It was a little sexy and sultry. I got more woodsy notes out of this one after it melted a while. Funny thing is on cold sniff, I hated it! I thought I smelled rubbing alcohol…it was sharp and unpleasant to me. But once melting, I found the beauty of this scent. Milder as far as scent strength.

Egyptian Amber (4/5)

Top: Citrus; Middle: Amber, Jasmine; Base: Dark Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood

Candle Escape- Strolling the Scent ListThis was a clamshell wax melt. This wasn’t really my type of scent but it was pretty. A little heavy for me. I didn’t notice the citrus top notes, mainly amber and perfumey musk. I wouldn’t repurchase, but it’s only because of scent preference. This one was stronger to  me than Asian Sandalwood.

Bartlett Pear (4.5/5)

Top: green, apple; Middle: peach slices, juicy pear; Bottom: florals

This was a clamshell wax melt. This scent was great! It was fresh and sweet and fruity. I couldn’t smell any floral notes. I thought I could even smell the peel of the pear. Yum!

Home Sweet Home (5/5)

Top: Ozone, Green Floral; Middle: Coconut, Pineapple, lemon, Green Leaves; Bottom: Wood,Vanilla, Amber, Jasmine

This was an 8oz travel tin. I happen to love this scent in general. This candle was FABULOUS! Such a great, clean burn. No wasted wax. The travel tin was perfect for a small bathroom – it scented that space like crazy. I would love to try this scent in a large candle.

Fire Roasted Marshmallows (4.5/5)

Top – spice; Middle – velvet woods; Bottom – sugared vanilla bean, musk, golden amber

This was a clamshell wax melt. The scent was sticky sweet and a little perfumey. I didn’t detect any spices. The scent was fairly mild, as I would expect for this type of scent.

Georgia Peach (4/5)

Top – citrus; Middle – peach, green, fruity; Bottom – musk, vanilla

This scent was tested in the four pack of 2oz tart cups. I was able to choose the color of my organza bag that these came in. The four pack was neatly packaged in the bag – so cute! The peachy scent was juicy and I could even smell the fuzz. Yum, yum, yum. I do wish it were stronger, but thinking maybe I should have let these cure a bit.

Havana Tobacco (5/5)

Top: citrus, bergamot, orange, grapefruit; Middle: floral, spicy, herbal, tobacco flower, patchouli; Bottom: sandalwood, cedarwood, tonka, vanilla, musks

This scent was tested as a 4oz candle. This little candle packed a punch! The smokiness of sweet tobacco was what I noticed the most. There was a little bit of spiciness and an earthiness to this scent. I kept it in a small bathroom due to its size. Super clean burn and great scent throw for a little candle.

Cranberry Wood (5/5)

Top: Cranberry, Red Currant, Cinnamon; Middle: Green Leaves, Black Currant; Base: Pine, Fir, Vanilla

This was tested in a clamshell wax melt. This might just be my new favorite scent! The cranberry scent was strong and tart. The green notes and currant helped keep the scent from being too bitterly tart. There was a bit of sweetness to the scent, too, which I’m assuming was from the vanilla. I really didn’t get the woodsy notes, but it was fabulous all the same. Strong!

That’s it for this edition. I see that Candle Escape has added even more scents, so we’ve got our work cut out for us. We’ll be back with Part 3 in the series as we explore more scents from this fabulous company.

About Strolling The Scent List

Strolling The Scent List is a Candlefind exclusive feature where we test out every single scent a company has to offer and report back to you. We give you scent descriptions (when available), our brief thoughts, and whether or not we would repurchase a particular scent. We also give an overall rating for each scent. A few STSL “rules”:

  • We try to test scents out using different types of products. We will note which type of product we were testing when formulating our opinion
  • All information about products, scents, and prices were accurate at the time of the posting. If choosing to shop based on our list, be sure to verify the current offerings and pricing structure with the company itself.
  • Ratings are provided as an overall score out of 5. This includes our overall thoughts on the scent strength, throw, authenticity, and product performance. The ratings are not strength ratings.
  • Ratings are based on our thoughts of the particular company only, not in comparison with other brands. In other words, ratings can only be compared within that brand.
  • Instead of one massive post, we will break up the reviews into a 3 to 4 part series for each company we stroll.

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