Surf Shop Signature Soy Candle from TargetSurf Shop

By Christina Rylan

Brand: IllumeSignature Soy brand

Type: 15.2oz candle

Fragrance: Surf Shop – Maui

Scent Strength: Light



First impression of Surf Shop: 

Cute candle! The wax was an ocean green and the label showed a picture of a lush tropical beach with deep blue and aqua water. Right below the scent name, it says Maui, so we now know what beach is in the picture. ? The scent…. a sweet tropical aroma that reminded me of a pineapple/coconut smoothie drink. I’m a sucker for sweet tropical scents so I was already happy with my purchase.

Here is the scent description I pulled from Target’s website:

Coconut, pineapple, vanilla.

Yep, I was right – coconut and pineapple. It smelled sort of like a pina colada but the wax smelled a little more tart than sweet. Loved it! Now let’s see how this candle performs!

I lit this candle in a medium size room to start out and soon after moved it to a smaller room – and then an even smaller room. This candle simply couldn’t cut it in anything larger. Bummer. Once moved, my powder room was filled with a subtle coconut pineapple aroma. Maybe it was the vanilla that toned it down? I don’t know. Whatever it was, this scent was way too light to really enjoy. What I could smell when I was close to the candle was nice… I smelled a sweet and creamy pineapple/coconut with loads of sugar. The only bummer is you had to be right next to the candle to smell it.

Strength – I would rate this candle a 4 in a small room. Yeah, it was light. I wouldn’t even try this scent in anything larger.



How did my candle burn?

This candle burned great. No wick issues. Clean burning from start to finish.



Closing to my review: 

Loved the scent itself, was disappointed in the strength. Usually this brand can fragrance medium to smaller rooms easily but this one struggled for me. Even in a super tiny room.

Oh well… can’t win them all I suppose. Should you run across the scent, smell it and see what you think. And if you love it enough to purchase, maybe you’ll have better luck than I did. If you do, report back and let us know.

Happy candle hunting!

~ Christina

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Presentation: 5/5
Authenticity: 5/5
Burn Performance: 5/5
Strength: 2/5 (rated in a small room)

Overall Rating: 3/5

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