Introduction to My “Smell of Spring” candle by Aromatique…
My least favorite candle scents have always been floral, but since I’m here to please my visitors, I ordered a couple floral scented candles to review for spring. One of the candles I bought was a 10 oz. glass container, soy candle by Aromatique in their “Smell of Spring” scent.
I ordered my candle from ScentsandSprays.com, an e-tailer of luxury candles. Here’s the scent description:
“An enchanting array of spring flowers scented with the fragrance of hyacinth.”
My first Review of a luxury candle…
Since the beginning of my candle burning career… I’ve been reviewing candles that are considered affordable. I’ve heard of so many luxury candle brands that are popular among celebrities and candle connoisseurs, but until now I didn’t have the nerve to spend the extra money. I consider Aromatique a semi-luxury candle brand. Here’s why:
My 10 oz. Aromatique candle cost $18.50. That’s not too bad when you compare it to other luxury candle brands. However, to help you understand why I consider this a semi-luxury candle, a 14.5 oz. jar candle from Yankee is $17.99. You get more wax for your buck with Yankee, but I wanted to see if more expensive means better smell and slower burn.
Why don’t I like floral scented candles?
Before I get to the scent review of my Smell of Spring candle, I want to explain why I don’t like floral scented candles. I can sum it up in one word…. allergies. I’m basically allergic to Spring. The beautiful blossoming flowers, the grass, you name it. When I smell anything with a floral scent, like candles, or lotion, it just reminds me of sinus misery.
When I bought my candle from Scents and Sprays, I assumed it was scented with imitation fragrance oils. There was no indication on their site that the candle was scented naturally so I figured my allergies wouldn’t be affected. I was still a bit hesitant, but I wanted to get over my “fear” of flowery scents because I want to write reviews for all of you on a wide variety of scented candles.
My candle arrived. What’s it look like?
When my package arrived from Scents and Sprays, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I ripped it open right away. I just couldn’t wait to see and smell my first luxury candle. I grabbed my Smell of Spring candle and was instantly impressed with it’s appearance.
Aromatique has several styles of candles. My candle was from their Old World Candle line. The candle was in a stylish clear glass cylinder and topped with a hammered iron lid. The lid gave it that old world, rustic feel. My Aromatique candle just had that luxury, expensive look to it. (See photo to right.)
My scent review of Aromatique’s “The Smell of Spring” candle:
When I first took the lid off of my Smell of Spring candle to sniff it, I was SO impressed. This candle smells EXACTLY like hyacinths and was very strong. It blew me away how real the scent was. There is nothing fake to The Smell of Spring at all. When my package arrived from Scents and Sprays, my mom was over. I always ask her to sniff my latest candles to get her opinions. She smelled my Smell of Spring candle and said, “Oh My Goodness! If you had your eyes closed and breathed in, you would think you were smelling a hyacinth plant.” I grabbed a pen and jotted down her comment because I knew that was the best way to describe this scent to you.
We just couldn’t get over how real and strong this candle was. I had the lid off while I was sitting at my kitchen table. I hadn’t lit the candle yet, but the scent completely filled the air around me.
The perfect scent for Easter
When my mom and I first sniffed my Smell of Spring candle, we both said “It smells like Easter!” The smell reminded her of the flower shop she used to visit every year at Easter-time to buy her mother flowers. To me, the aroma reminded me of Easter because our church decorates the front of the sanctuary with a lot of hyacinths each year on Easter Sunday.
After we were done reminiscing, my mom took a second whiff and she mentioned that there might also be a hint of Easter lilies and tulips in the scent. I didn’t notice, but mother knows best. The overall smell of this candle though is definitely hyacinths. My mom’s final thought was…”Tell your readers that this is the perfect candle to have burning for their Easter get-togethers.”
How did my Aromatique container candle burn?
I lit the candle that evening around 6:00 in my bedroom. My plan was to burn the candle until the melted pool of wax reached the edges of the glass container. You’re supposed to do this the first time you light a candle so it doesn’t tunnel. Usually the rule is, you burn a candle for the number of hours the candle is wide in inches. My Smell of Spring candle was 4 inches wide so I figured the melted wax would reach the edges around 10:00. WRONG!
There I was around 11:00 wanting to go to bed. I kept checking the candle, but the melted wax was still about an inch away from reaching the edges of the container. I was impressed. My Aromatique candle was burning very slow. I think it must be from the soy wax. It’s a good thing. (Sorry Martha Stewart…I stole your catch phrase.)
I finally gave up and blew the candle out before it reached the edges so I could go to bed. My plan was to light the candle the next morning and let it burn all day. I wanted to track the burn time and see if it was going to leave wax residue on the sides of the glass. Sometimes plans change…
Did my “Smell of Spring” candle from Aromatique affect my allergies?
I woke up the next morning SO sinusy. My head was killing me, my face was puffy, my eyes felt burny…I was in sinus misery. At first I didn’t realize why I felt this way, but then I thought…”Uh-oh. What if it’s from my candle?” I started to wonder if there were fragrance oils in the candle from real flowers.
I couldn’t believe I didn’t think the day earlier that this candle might affect my allergies. Duh! After all, my mom and I were raving over how real it smelled. As I mentioned earlier, I just assumed that Aromatique’s candles were scented with imitation fragrances. Apparently my Smell of Spring candle was not. I later heard from a few sources that Aromatique’s candles are supposedly 100% natural. For a candle to be 100% natural, it must be scented with essential oils. However, some of the scents offered by Aromatique, for example Pear and Pomegranate do not exsist as essential oils, so I’ve come to the conclusion that some of their candles are 100% natural and some are not.
When I found out my candle was scented with natural oils, I couldn’t believe what I did to myself. Since I burned the candle in my bedroom, the aroma had the chance to fill the whole room for hours that night. I slept with my windows shut, so basically it was like I spent the night in a non-ventilated, heavily stocked flower shop…my worst nightmare! I learned my lesson.
Smell of Spring candle by Aromatique affected my allergies, I highly recommend this candle to those of you who love the smell of flowers and very strong scented candles. This is the perfect scented candle to light for your Easter celebration. Your family and friends will not believe you don’t have fresh hyacinths in the house. I guarantee, this candle will make your house smell like a flower shop. Aromatique candles are a bit more expensive than other brands, I would still pay the extra few bucks for one in the future. Since my candle seemed to burn so slow, I think you would get a lot of life out of just one candle.
As you might guess, I do not recommend this candle to anyone who is allergic to flowers. I do, however, recommend that you give some of other scents from Aromatique a try. They offers a wide variety of natural scents that sound wonderful. I want to try some of their fruity scents like Summer Sorbet and Mango Melon. I’m sure I’ll be ok since flowers won’t be involved. 🙂
If all of Aromatique¹s scents are as “real-smelling” as my Smell of Spring candle, I think they will become one of my new favorite soy candle companies.
Where can I buy “The Smell of Spring” and other Aromatique scented candles?
I recommend you buy your Aromatique candle from the same site I bought mine… ScentsandSprays.com. I had a very pleasant ordering experience. The customer service was fabulous, the shipping was a bit lower compared to other luxury candle sites and my order arrived in a timely manner. Scents and Sprays is even rated 4 1/2 stars out of 5 by consumers in the Yahoo Merchant Reviews Directory.
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