The Smell of Christmas


The Smell of Christmas Aromatique Candle Review

By Christina Rylan

Brand: Aromatique

Type: 9oz holiday candle

Fragrance: The Smell of Christmas

Scent Strength: Medium


First impression of The Smell of Christmas:

The Smell of Christmas from Aromatique was such a festive and pretty candle. When I put my nose up to the wax, spicy cinnamon wafted all around me – it was a classic cinnamon with the perfect touch of sweetness. But before I get into the fragrance itself, let me tell you a bit about the candle first. The Smell of Christmas is available in quite a few styles but the one I received was Aromatique’s holiday version. The vessel was a dark frosted red with matching red wax and a green thick bow tied around the center of the candle. It was simply stated but the Christmas red and green definitely made it more festive and a perfect candle to burn for the holidays.

Here is the scent description from Aromatique’s website:

The delightful aromas of citrus and spice with naturally festive botanicals red berries, evergreen sprigs, nuts, pinecones and cinnamon sticks… creating a warm and joyful ambiance in the home.

Interesting description with quite a bit going on. To my nose though, the stand out aroma in that description was cinnamon. 100%. I didn’t smell citrus, botanicals, evergreen, nuts or pinecones. I smelled sweet and spicy cinnamon all the way.

Time to find out how this candle performs!

I lit this candle in my large bedroom to start out and within a few hours I ended up moving it to a medium sized room where it performed much better. After a good 10 minutes, my entire guest bedroom smelled like a classic cinnamon, strong and spicy. And when I say classic, I mean the kind of cinnamon you smell during the holidays in every department or country store. Pure and natural cinnamon sticks. I don’t burn this scent often but boy when I do, I love it. Cinnamon is so warm and cozy and perfect for the holidays.

Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle a 7 in a medium size room. 10 in a small room. It wasn’t as strong as I imagined it would be but it still gave a nice medium scent throw.



candle-flameHow did my candle burn?

This candle performed perfect. Zero wick issues, clean burning from beginning to end.



Closing to my review: 

If you love classic and spicy cinnamon scents, The Smell of Christmas from Aromatique is a candle I highly recommend should you run across one. Plus it’s such a pretty and festive candle, it’s perfect to burn during the holidays. The vessel glowed beautifully once lit so this is a candle you’ll want to showcase as it’s burning. Just keep in mind it gave a medium scent throw so I would stick to medium or smaller rooms.

Aromatique candles can be found in various high end department stores as well as their online store which is where I usually do my shopping. But, if you see these candles when you’re out and about, definitely check them out.

Happy candle hunting!

~ Christina

Visit Aromatique 

Presentation: 5/5
Authenticity: 3.5/5
Burn Performance: 5/5
Strength: 3.5/5

Overall Rating: 4/5

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