By Christina Rylan
Brand: Madison Valley Candles
Type: 26oz Pillar Soy Candle
Fragrance: Sweet Sugar
Scent Strength: Medium
What did my Sweet Sugar candle smell like?
I’m pretty addicted to sweet and sugary fragrances and Sweet Sugar from Madison Valley smelled absolutely amazing!
Here is the scent description I pulled from their website:
This soy candle features a fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam. You’ll think you just walked into a candy shop!
Yummy description. – – First sniff, sweet sugar all the way but I could swear I also detected musk in the background which dominated everything else. I smelled sugar, cotton candy, hints of raspberry and musk. Caramel – I wasn’t too sure on that one. To me, this scent smelled much more sophisticated than what the description implied so it’s going to be interesting to see if the aroma changes once I light the wick.
Time to find out!
Because this candle was skinny and tall with one wick, I decided to light it in a small bathroom. I loved this scent so much, I wanted maximum scent throw so I could fully enjoy the aroma. Once lit, it took about 10 minutes to reach a full melt pool and from then on out, it was heavenly. The aroma… a sweet and sugary confection. I smelled cotton candy and raspberry loaded with sugar galore. The musk notes I detected were still present giving it a sophisticated edge that I absolutely loved. I’m definitely purchasing this scent again.
Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle an 8 in a small room which was perfect. Anything larger and the scent would have been lost. I’m sure a wider mouthed candle would perform better in a larger room but I don’t know for sure.
How did my candle burn?
My candle burned perfect. No wick issues. Clean and even burn from start to finish.
Closing to my review:
I adored this fragrance and highly recommend it to those who love sweet sugary scents. It kind of reminded me of pink sugar only not as strong or musky. This is definitely a winner and one I’ll definitely purchase again.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5