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Beautiful Burn, Yet Subtle Scent
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2018
I am a true candle lover. I’ve purchased many candles of varying kinds over the years and I must say, these are an extraordinarily high quality burn. Absolutely superb. There is no smoking. The wicks have not needed trimming, and the flame is always strong, centered, and stable. It does not drown in the wax. Nor does it flicker, dance, or smoke due to variances in the wick or wax.
However, the scent (although pleasant) is not true to the label, nor is it as strong as I would have liked or anticipated. It may work for a small room (such as a bath, small bedroom, or reading nook), but it certainly will not work if you’re attempting to scent a larger living area. That was a huge disappointment for me. With that said, if a more subtle scent is your preference, these would work perfectly for you. As some have said, there is a “vanilla” aroma, which is true in my opinion. I expected a muskier, woodier, more masculine scent that is true to its label. In all honesty, I don’t find that here. Having lived in Ireland for a semester, where the warmth of “whiskey and tobacco” bring wonderful memories of the land, people and culture, I really hoped this candle would deliver — but it did not. I would buy these again for small rooms, but I would reticently recommend them to others — with the understanding that they will not adequately perfume large areas.
As for price point, they are smaller than most candles, making them pricey. But if quality is what you’re after, I would consider them reasonable, especially if you want a more subtle scent. I give three stars.
In all, this is a high quality candle that gives a beautiful and stable burn. I applaud the company for its choice of unique scents and their rustic design. When burning, the amber glass is really beautiful! I absolutely love them in that regard. But a huge disappointment on the quality and strength of scent. They could do much better.
An added note for those concerned with shipment: I received these in perfect condition wrapped thickly in brown packaging paper within layers of bubble wrap; pecisely as I would expect for any glass object or candle.