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      09.01.2010 15:48
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      Not a great product and not one I'd ever buy again.

      I do use a lot of candles and when I saw these I thought they were quite novel. I bought them on an offer at Morrison's and paid about £5 for the holder and a packet of refills, although on going back to the store the refills are now 3.49 for 3 and the holder itself is a whopping 5.99.

      The holder itself is quite large for the size of the oil candle. It measures 11cms in diameter and stands 6cms high. The holder is clear glass with a metal tray welded inside. The idea is you pop a candle into the centre of the metal tray and there is a slight magnetic pull that holds it in place. Light the candle and it slowly melts, releasing the aroma of spiced apple into the air and making your home smell fresh. Thats the idea anyway!

      What really happens is that you open the pack of candles and hold it to your nose where you can detect the spiced apple fragrance. Now, I should've known that if I have to get that close to it, it ain't gonna smell that strong six feet away! My living room is a 12' sqaure and I couldn't smell it at all. The candle does melt and then the oil burns away - in about two hours or less. This is a very expensive way to fragrance your home. A Yankee candle at £5.99 burns for 15 hours and the smell is evident as soon as you remove the lid, not when you are close enough to inhale the wax!

      I'm not going to bother buying the refills. However, that then poses another problem. What on earth do I do with the holders? I can't recycle, as I cant get the metal trays out. But it feels wrong to throw them in the rubbish, when there is nothing wrong with them! They are an atttractive glass too, just completely useless.

      If you want a nice aroma, buy an oil burner and some essential oils. A little more expensive for outlay but will last you much, much longer and won't disappoint.

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        07.01.2010 16:46
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        Nice to use when having guests as long as you like the smell.

        Glade Scented Oils Candles

        Cost - £3.95 for a glass dish and two refill candles. You can also purchase refills in a pack of three without the dish for £1.49. Both from Asda.

        These candles come in a variety of scents but the two which I have tried are "Spiced Apple" and "Glistening Snow"

        The candles come packed in a little box with a glass candle holder. The glass candle holder is just a plain glass bowl upon a plain glass stem. It is not the most appealing looking bowl but you can actually buy this product with a tin now which is quite pretty. So if you are bothered how it looks you should probably by the tin, again with two candles and retails around £2.99.

        The first thing you notice upon opening the pack is the over-powering smell. The "Spiced Apple" smell is gorgeous and has a real cinnamon like kick to it. The "Glistening Snow" aroma on the other hand is just as strong but not at all appealing to me. It reminds me of the smell of a bathroom disenfectant and has a stong smell of pine trees.

        I put both the scented candles in seperate rooms and try them any way. They both light easily. I leave the room and come back in ten minutes.

        When I return the candles have both melted into a soft waxy puddle. At this point I blow the "Glistening Snow" candle out as the smell is so over-powering and it is making my bedroom smell like a newly cleaned bathroom!! The candle works though and does help the room smell different!!

        The "Spiced Apple" aroma is beautiful and hits me as soon as I open the door, but a little too suttle for my liking. The candle smelled a lot more powerful when it was in it's dry-wax format. I also notice that the longer I sit in the room, the harder it is to smell.


        The great thing about these candles is that you can blow them out as soon as the smell "takes", therefore they do have a reasonable longevity.

        I would recommend using these if you are having visitors as when you first walk into the room the beautiful smell really hits you. However I would be careful when choosing a smell unless you want your sitting room to smell like a bathroom!!

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        27.12.2009 16:41
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        2 stars

        Price: £3 for holder and 2 refills, £1.75 for 3 refills
        From: Morrisons
        For: A quick way to fragrance a whole room

        The burner itself looks really nice, it's a high quality glass bowl with a nice pattern on the inside. In the centre of the bowl is a raised circle which is magnetic, and this is where the candles fit onto it. It's very easy to use, you just put a candle on the centre, it automatically goes to just the right place because of the magnetism, and then light the wick.

        Once the candle is lit it will slowly burn down until you have a pool of oil in the burner, and this will then burn off. You have to, according to the instructions, leave it to burn out completely, rather than blowing out the candle. This is just because if you blow it out you will end up with a blob of wax in the bowl which you can not re-use.

        Despite how easy this is to use, I am not at all impressed with it. You don't get any scent from it whatsoever for at least the first half hour of burning, unless you stand with your nose directly above the candle and then you can just about smell it. After that the scent does start to come through, but it is not at any point throughout the whole burning process, enough to fragrance a whole room, even a small one.

        I've tried three different fragrances of the candles and while they all smell nice, there is simply not enough fragrance when you burn them to be noticeable. They burn for about 3 hours before going out, and in the whole of that time, unless I'm sat right next to it, I don't even notice the scent.

        All in all I do not think these are worth buying at all.
        Thumbs down from me.

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          30.10.2009 17:33
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          Don't bother!

          I love things that make my home smell nice without having to whizz around the house with an artificial smelling airfreshner! Please don't get me wrong, it is essential to keep the place clean, dusted and well aired to ensure the house smells clean and fresh.

          My prefered smellies are candles or reed diffusers, although these could be hit or miss, and the reed difuser I prefer cost in excess of £30 by millifiore.

          So having seen the advert. the woman forgetting that she was having a massive party, lit one of these and all was right with the world. I saw these on special offer in Tesco. They were £1.99 for the tin and 1 refill and £2.00 for 3 refills. the usual price is £3.50 for the refills and £3.99 fot the tin. I think these prices are rediculous frankly. But as I am a total consumer loser and stocked up and bought 3 different types, Festival in Tuscany, Relaxing Zen and Clean Linen.

          So I excitedly got home, opened the packaging and found it was a tim. Its the size and very like the shape of an old fashioned boiled travel sweet tin.....not terribly chic at all.....I'm asking myself why on earth I bought them??! Lets hope they fill my rooms with lots of nice heavenly smell that really lasts!

          So, what are these things all about? I went on the Glade website, its not brilliant let me tell you, but here goes:

          Glade scented oils are a solid candle that once lit the candle melts into the pool of scented oil. The Glade website tells me it's unique patented technology transfers heat from the flame through the cotton and metal wick to a warming plate, melting the candle and quickly filling the whole room with fragrance. Claimes approx 2-3 hours of burning time.

          I lit my Festival in tuscany candle. I was fairly pleased with the fruity smell, but it didnlt give any more smell than a fairly average quality scented candle. The candle that totally went into a pool of liquid at the bottom of the warming plate. The large metal wick was left burning in the middle, it isn't a really attracting looking thing in that state, plus all your looking at is a travel sweet container!!!! It doesnlt light up and glow like a standard candle, so its really just a smelly I guess. It lasted 2 hours, so at a quid a pop, not at all good value for money in my opinion!

          The Tuscan one smelled quite nice, but certainly didn;t leave any kind of lingering smell.
          the other 2 I bought we no more than useless!!!

          My usual favourite smell is Clean linen, to be honest, this didn;t smell at all, much better off drying a pair of just washed sock on the radiator, better result! The Relaxing Zen wound me up, it didnlt smell.......annoying!

          The other fragrances listed on the website are as follow, although I haven't seen hardly any of them at the supermarket!!!

          Festival in Tuscany
          Relaxing Zen
          Glistening Snow
          Clean Linen
          Dewberry Dreams
          French vanilla
          Lavender and Vanilla
          Apple and Cinnamon
          Ltd edition Homemade Gingerbread
          Lts edition Bayberry Spice (????)
          Angel Whispers (?????)
          Ocean Blue
          Hawaiian Breeze and Vanilla Passionfruit
          Orchid Oasis
          Spiced Rose and Vanilla

          All in all, over priced, very short lived smell if any at all. unattractive packaging and a total waste of money.

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            12.10.2009 13:44
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            Nice product, but I would not purchase at full RRP

            In my lounge (I call it my own, it is actually my Mum's!) I like to have a floating candle centrepiece on the coffee table. I think it adds a wonderful sense of occasion and makes the room look and feel cosy. I am a candle and scent addict, I like my place to smell warm, welcoming and clean. Last week in a mad purchasing frenzy I bought £30 worth of cleaning products, and in amongst this was the Glade Scented Oil Candle.

            I'm pretty sure these used to come in a little bowl / dish (much like an oil burner), but now they come in a lovely patterned tin, I purchased the Festival in Tuscany, which is a black white and pick floral funky patterned tin and a dark purply-red candle. The smell of the 'Festival in Tuscany' fragrance is warm and fruity. The product cost £3.95 and was on a 'half price' offer. If it had of been full price, I would not have bought it. The product comes with one tin and one candle, and I think almost £8 is a complete rip off for that. The packaging claims that you should expect to get 2-3 hours burning time from one candle, so I bought a refill too, I got 3 additional candles for the same price. Which again, was good value, but I would not have bought them if they were full price. That's only 6 - 9 hours burning time for £8, that is not very good value.

            I got home, turned the lights off and the TV on, removed all the packaging and lit my candle. It burned well for about an hour. After this time, it carried on burning for about another hour or so and then the flame was almost drowned in wax, so I blew it out. I would say the burning time was more 1 ½ hours.

            The fragrance burst initially when I lit it was very strong, almost overpowering, then it settled down and filled the air with a poignant long lasting scent. Really nice, and it lasted after the candle went out, the next morning when I came down, I could still smell the fruity berries.

            I wouldn't buy this product full price, but for the money I paid I was pleased with the results. I've done a little research and apparently you can buy these much cheaper if you shop around, particularly on the internet.

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            10.10.2009 00:59
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            Make your rooms smell delicious!

            Glade Scented Oils Candles
            I have bought these since they were first introduced to our shelves a few years back. When they first came out they were very expensive, at around £7 for the burner, and £3.50-£4 for the candles for a pack of three candles. Since then the price of the burner has come down quite a lot (they are now around £4), whilst some of the candles have come down in price and are now £1.99, whilst some of them are still £3.50 (The Tuscany candle is still this price!).

            There are quite a lot of scents which you can buy for the oil burner, which as I said come in packs of three, (no more no less!) and which you can buy from all major Supermarkets.

            The refills come in the following scents:
            Angel Whispers, Apple Cinnamon, Clean Linen, Dewberry Dreams, French Vanilla, Lavender Vanilla, Ocean Blue, Orchid Oasis, Spiced Rose and Vanilla, Home-made Gingerbread and Bayberry Spice, along with limited edition holiday scents.

            The product itself:
            When you use the candle, you pop your candle onto the magnetic plate, which holds the candle in place. When you light the candle, heat is transferred from the flame to the plate, which heats the plate and melts the candle from below, turning it into a waxy oil like you put in the top of an oil burner. After around 3 hours, the oil burns out, and when the oil is all gone, the candle goes out leaving no mess, and leaving the plate nice and clean ready for a new candle to be placed on it!

            The candles as I said last around 3 hours, 4 if you're lucky, which isn't really very long at all, especially when you are paying £3.50 for a pack of 3 of the candles, but I find they really do make the whole room smell delicious, and the smell lasts long after the candle has gone out, and the smell is so delightful that it is well worth the price of the candles!

            My favourite is the Dewberry Dreams candle (Tuscany in some shops), which tends to be one of the most expensive scent and the hardest to get hold of, whilst my least favourite is the spiced apple scent, which I don't even find makes the room smell as much as the others I also love the Orchid Oasis, which is really fresh!

            Value for Money:
            As I said earlier, some of the candles are more expensive than others (in Asda), and the least popular scents are much less expensive than the more popular (this of course makes sense!) so look out for the cheaper candles and see if you like them as for £2 they are much better value for money than almost £4. Also, I have seen some packs which have an extra candle for free!

            As each candle only tends to last a couple of hours, you only get around 9 hours worth of burning from each set of candles, so I only really use mine once a week and try and only burn it for an hour at a time before blowing it out and then burning it again later, which makes them last a lot longer, and I have cheap scented candles which I burn at other times!

            I just wish these were less money as they really are brilliant and make the room smell absolutely gorgeous as soon as you walk into the room you are hit with a gorgeous smell from it, but they're so expensive, it can be difficult to justify spending the money!

            Where can I get them?
            You can get Glade Scented Oils from all major Supermarkets (Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys), but prices may vary from shop to shop. You may also find them in the likes of Home Bargains or BnM's for much cheaper!

            You can also get something called Glade Scented Oils Tins now, which are a new product with the same hot plate inside, as with the candle holder, but it is in a tin, which has a pretty little pattern on the top, and a little hole in it to release the smell even when the candle isn't lit. Each tin comes with one candle, and at the minute they cost £2 from Asda, but I also got one from BnMs yesterday for £1.69 which is great as they look much prettier than the other candle holders and look much prettier around the house, with the same delicious smell!!!

            In Conclusion, Glade Scented Oils are amazing, I just wish they were a little cheaper!

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            15.09.2009 18:42
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            I saw these for sale probably about a year ago and wanted them, but they were quite pricey at around £5.50 for the unit and 2 candles, and the refill packs at that time were £3 for 3. However while wndering down the Candle/Cleaning aisle in Asda about 3 months ago the unit packs were on offer for £2.50. Bargain I thought and had myself a pack.

            The packaging is quite large and looks posh enough. There is a cardboard base and about halfway up is cardboard as well. The rest of the pack is a cellophane part where you can see the unit and candle inside.

            So what's the idea around this? Well it is a candle that melts into an oil, and the oil burns away until it is all gone.

            The unit is a circular thing which is quite deep, but widens as it gets near the top. There is thin metal on the bottom of the bowl thing and on this part is where you put the candle. The candle isn't that large, and I was a bit disappointed. I didn't imagine this little thing would last that long, and it didn't. On the bottom of the Candles is a little metal type magent thing and this lets the Candle sit in place at the centre of the bowl. You just melt the Candle in the normal way, as it has a wick at the top, but when the candle burns then that is when the wax turns into oil and covers the bottom of the bowl. It only takes about 5 minutes to fully melt, and the fragrance speads through the house well.

            I'm not sure how the Oil evaporates, but it was all gone an hour later when i checked it. The smell was still lingering, but I would have expected a bit more from this at the price it was originally.

            In the Candle packs you tend to get 2 different fragrances, so I got Winter Ice - which was a cool, slightly vanilla Minty scent, and Mulled Wine, which was fruity and had a bit spice to it. There is only a few fragrances to choose from in my local shop, but don't know if other places have a better range.

            A nice enough scent and ornament to have in the house, but I wouldn't pay the full price for it ever!

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              28.12.2008 21:38
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              Nothing wrong with it as such, but I will stick with my scented tealights.

              I am a fan of candles, especially those that are lightly scented. My Aunt then bought me one of these Glade Scented Oil Candles for Christmas so this evening we thought we would light it instead of our usual candles.....

              First impressions - well it looks like a fairly unobtrusive oil burner, standing about three inches tall and about the same in diameter. The oil burner is made of fairly thick clear glass and looks to be of reasonable quality. There is a metal plate in the burner on which you will place the candle. This is accompanied in the box by two candles which are similar in size to a standard tealight. There is nothing offensive so far.....

              Place the candle on the metal plate and light it, and away you go - unlike a normal candle, this burns into a pool of oil. The pool of oil then burns away just as an oil burner would.

              The candle/oil lasted for about an hour before it burnt out - slightly less than a standard tea light I think.

              The scent, however, is quite strong and lasts a lot longer than an hour - we had the "Spiced Apple" version, and it really is a heady scent. We have a big lounge and just lit the one candle and it fills the room with quite a strong scent that could, in a smaller room, give a headache. Certainly if you go out of the room and then come back in, the scent hits you!

              It is not an unpleasant smell, and "spiced apple" is a nice warm scent for a Christmas/Winter's evening but it is quite heady and you would not need to light a second one in the same evening, I am sure!

              To get a more subtle fragrance, which could waft into other rooms, I would try this in my hallway, leaving the scent to drift up the stairs and through the various doorways.

              Because this was bought for me, I could not say what it cost, but it is advertised quite heavily on TV at the moment and is likely to be available in most supermarkets quite easily (sorry, not much use there, am I!).

              If you are a fan of scented candles, then you could try this as an alternative, but I will probably stick with my more subtle candles for the time being.

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                17.10.2008 10:51
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                Nice treat

                I recently purchased one a scented oil kit as it was on special offer in the supermarket. The product is made by the well known company Glade.

                The scented oils caught my eye as it comes with a very attractive glass bowl. It is packaged in a nice box and has a small hole in the top so you can smell the fragrance before you buy. The set comes with one glass bowl and two refills. The two scented oils that my set contained was Indian massage and Festival in Tuscany.

                The scented oil work by placing the solid candle onto the metal holder on the glass bowl. You light the wick and as the candle burns the bowl heats up and the candle melts and the scented oil is produced.

                I liked the scent produced by the candles. The Indian massage had a rich sensual fragrance. The Festival in Tuscany smelt of red berries and fruits. There are many other fragrances that are available and many are seasonal (for example spiced apple is out ready for christmas) The refills themselves are quite expensive about £3 for three. I like the fact that the oils do not overpower the house just leave a subtle smell. There is no smoke produced which is pleasant.

                The refills are very easy to change. You just wait for the bowl to cool and then pull the metal base away and put a new candle on.

                I like the look of the glass bowl it looks very nice on the coffee table and makes a change from normal candles.

                The downsides that I noticed is it can be difficult to get the wick to light sometimes it goes out if not lit very well. It is quite expensive as on candle only lasts about 2 hours.

                For the set I bought I paid £2.69 but this was on special half price offer from the supermarket.

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                03.01.2008 18:31
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                Oil based air freshener, very disappointing.

                Last night I expected my house, or at the very least my living room to be full of the smell of spiced apple after purchasing one of these Glade Scented Oils candles for £3.75. For that you get a glass holder and 2 scented oil refills.

                The scented oils are a solid block like a candle with a metal wick by which it is secured to the aluminium centre piece in the glass holder. When you light the normal wick the candle melts to leave the liquid oils in the jar which then burn off.

                Well the smell is very nice but it is in no way strong enough and unless you were really standing by it you could not detect anything, now my lounge is quite long and I reckon I would have needed at least four candles to have done the job and that would be much too expensive.I also found that the product only lasted for a couple of hours.

                Replacing the candles is easy, a simple twist once it has cooled removes themetal wick and a new one slots in. There will be a thin trace of wax left which you should clean with a damp sponge.

                You can purchase refills and I have a pack of three Indian Massage to try next which I bought at the same time but if these are not any better then I will not be repeating the exercise as the product does not live up to my expectations.

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                  20.11.2007 14:51

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                  Candle scent not very strong and went out within a couple of hours. I paid £3.75 for this product with 2 refills - both of which I used on the same night. I won't be buying refills for it as it would work out way too expensive at 2 per night; tealights and oils much cheaper and much more efficient. Very disappointing and overpriced product.

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                  18.11.2007 23:46
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                  rubbish

                  this is the worst product i have ever bought from glade the small candle doesn't smell of anything it is very expensive and soon went out i used 2 in one evening at a cost of 3.95 i will have to buy refills which will be another 3.75 for 2 small candles a total waste of money will never buy again.i have bought a lot of glade candles before but i was so disgusted with this product that i will not buy glade again.

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                  Glade Scented Oils Candles are the only candles that melt completely into a pool of scented oil. A unique, patented technology transfers heat from the flame through the cotton and metal wick to a warming plate, melting the candle and quickly filling the whole room with fragrance.