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This scented candle is made by Air Wick and has the scent of Mulled Wine and Cinnamon Apple. I am a huge fan of this type of scent during the festive season as I class this smell as Christmassy and it helps me to really get in the festive mood. This particular candle is new to the Air Wick range and is a Black Edition to the range. Once the candle is lit a soft and tranquil glow illuminated through the wax and gently changes colour. By shining through the design window on the candle holder it creates an elegant rainbow effect. The candle comes in cardboard packaging which states the scent of the product. It has a picture of a red apple and some cinnamon sticks on the packaging on both the top and the front of the packaging. It also states that this candle is the Black Edition and that it changes colour gently. On the back of the packaging it tells you some information about the candle and also states that the candle has a burn time of up to 30 hours. The information on the back is mainly warning information and where/how to use the candle. The candle itself is white in colour and comes in a tall glass jar which is approximately 4 inches high. The glass jar is quite thick and is black with a lovely design on 2 sides of the jar. The design is clear which enables the coloured light to shine through. Even before I had even lit the candle I could smell the lovely scent of light spice and apple. This smelt gorgeous and I was hoping that it would smell as good once it had been lit.
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The candle is available to buy from various Supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Ocado for £5.99. I actually purchased this from my local One Stop store for £2.99 which I thought was a bargain. The candle is also available to purchase in Purple Blackberry Fig and Golden Winter Woods.
Using the Candle
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I lit the candle and placed it on a table in my bedroom. I could already see that the colours were coming through the pattern of the jar so I decided to switch the light off to see how good this looked in the dark. The colours ranged from reds, oranges and green to yellows, purples and blues. The colours were really nice and it made the jar look really pretty. Although the lights weren't that bright it gave a calm, ambience feel to the room. The candle had been lit for approximately 15 minutes before I could smell any kind of scent from the candle. The scent from the candle wasn't very strong and definitely wasn't as strong as the previous Glade candle that I purchased. There was a very light spice smell and a slight hint of apple which I could smell when I went near the candle. Although my bedroom isn't big I couldn't smell the candle from the other side of the room which was disappointing. I blew the candle out after having it lit for just over an hour before going to bed. By then the scent of the candle had got slightly stronger but hadn't filled the whole room with the gorgeous spice apple scent. The scent of spice and apples disappeared quite quickly leaving virtually no smell of the candle at all. The scent of the candle didn't really cross to the other side of the room and by the time morning came I couldn't smell the scent at all.
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I love the idea of the candle lighting up and producing different coloured lights when it's lit and I think this is what makes the candle sell more than anything else. The glass jar that the candle comes in is very pretty and looks really nice, especially when it is lit up. The candle doesn't really produce much light but it does look good when it's in a room with dimmed lights. In terms of the scent of the candle it does smell nice, how-ever it took a good 10-15 minutes after lighting the candle before I could actually smell the fragrance of the candle. Once I could smell the scent of the candle it wasn't very strong and was actually a lot weaker than I expected. The scent from the candle didn't really go far and I could only really smell the scent when getting closer to the candle. In terms of value I think the candle is quite expensive for the lack of scent it gives off. I'm glad I purchased the candle when it was half price as I would have been disappointed if I had paid £5.99 for this candle. I think there is better scented candles out there than this one and one's which give off a stronger smell and is longer lasting. Although the lights in the candle were very nice I don't think I would buy this product again.
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I always have several candles on the go in my house, and my mum is also a scented candle addict. I first saw this candle in her kitchen and was admiring it, so she picked me one up the next time she was out shopping.
This candle's scent is 'Mulled Wine and Cinnamon Apple'.
The candle comes in a frosted glass tumbler, slightly smaller than a regular glass. It's packaged in a burgundy coloured cardboard box, which features the Air Wick logo on it in green, along with a picture of a juicy red apple and a cinnamon stick.
The wax is white and before lighting, smells of cinnamon. Just cinnamon - I couldn't detect any mulled wine or apple at all.
When lit, the candle's container glows blue, green, orange, red, pink, purple and back to blue, and all the shades in between. It's a bit of a novelty and a gimmick, but it's quite peaceful to sit and watch the colours changing, and the glowing effect looks very pretty if the room is dark. I have no idea how this works, there doesn't seem to be anything inside the candle or at the bottom to make the colour change, so for me, it remains a mystery!
I normally light Yankee Candles at home, and once those are lit, it doesn't take long for the scent to fill the room. Disappointingly, when I lit this candle, it must have been burning for the guts of an hour before I could detect any scent without actually lifting the candle to my nose and sniffing it. I have now been burning it for over 2.5 hours and when I leave the room and walk into it again, I can just about smell the candle.
On a plus point, the wax does seem to melt very slowly and so this candle should last for a reasonably long time. The packaging advises that the average burning time is about 30 hours.
These cost around £6 for a 155g candle. Because of the lack of strong fragrance, I do think it is too expensive. You are paying for the gimmick of the candle changing colour rather than any strong smell. While it does look nice, some people might find it a bit tacky. I wouldn't buy this candle myself; I'm pleased that my mum got it for me for free, but once the novelty of the different colours glowing wears off, you're just left with an average cinnamon scented candle that is nowhere near the quality of the likes of Yankee.
Last year I purchased an Air Wick device which was battery powered and which was meant to let out bursts of fragrance when it sensed movement as well as periodically. I seemed to have purchased a dud one and so contacted Air Wick letting them know I felt let down by the product and they said they would send me some vouchers out to cover the cost of the product. With the vouchers I bought a few bits of cleaning products but I also purchased an Air Wick colour change candle which was on offer in Asda at the time for around three pounds but the usual selling price is around £6.99.
The candle was only available in a pink sweet pea variety when I purchased it but since then they have released a few more fragrances including a cocoa truffle and bean which sounds lovely and a mulled wine and cinnamon variety which sounds perfect for winter and Christmas time. The candle comes packed in a thin cardboard packaging which features the air wick name, the candle name and some information about use from memory.
The actual candle comes in a frosted glass tumbler and it is pretty heavy to hold and so it does seem to be good quality. I like the fact that it is a frosted white glass as it looks really neutral and will fit in pretty much anywhere in my home. I have mine in my front room at the moment and it doesn't look out of place, cheap or tacky.
The wax inside the candle comes around an inch or so off the top of the glass tumbler and so there is plenty of candle in there and you aren't just paying for the gimmick of the colour change! Once lit the candle omits a soft glow which gradually changes colour in almost a rainbow effect as the candle burns. When it is burning and the room is quite dimly lit you really do appreciate the effect of this candle as it moves slowly through the colours and it does draw your attention to it and it feels quite calming watching it.
I have noticed that this candle burns really well and evenly so I have still got around half a jar full of wax to be able to melt as and when I please but Air Wicks advice is that this candle will give around thirty hours burning time. I tend to only burn it for a couple of hours every now and then and so I can imagine this is an accurate guide.
Although there are plenty of positive aspects to this colour changing candle I have to say that it really doesn't give off any fragrance when it is burning and it didn't even give any off when I first bought it so it is not a case of it becoming weaker over time. I am a massive fan of Yankee candle products and so I made comparisons to the scent that the wax tarts give and perhaps this is unfair of me but I would at least expect a little scent from this candle.
I wouldn't buy this candle at full price as I think it is quite expensive but as they can be found on offer in supermarkets I would say pick one up when it is on half price. The colour change is an unusual feature which I find really relaxing and which my son likes to watch too. I would say if you have small children to keep it well out of the way as they may become too interested in it but my son is seven and is well aware of the fact he must not go near a burning candle.
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I do enjoy the gentle light that comes from a candle and while I am not a fan of air fresheners in general I do like scented candles. I recently read a review by Drewster Rooster on the new candles from Airwick which change colour and I was instantly curious. My interest was pricked not just by the fact the candle changed colour - I also really liked the sound of the aroma he reviewed, Rich Vanilla and Caramel Swirl. When I found out the candles, which have an RRP of £6, were available for £3 in Morrisons my mind was made up and I managed to pick up the last candle in my local store the day after I read his review.
The candle is noticeably larger than other scented candles in the same price point but this isn't because there's more wax in the frosted glass jar. There has to be something to make the colour change and the light sensor which brings on this effect is actually a small electronic battery powered device. Of course you can't see this when you take your candle from the packaging - but it's the main reason why you cannot dispose of this candle once it's burned out in your regular dustbin.
The candle looks rather nondescript before lighting. The glass jar is a dull white and so is the wax contained inside. What is evident however is the fragrance which is pleasant without being overpowering. Don't be put off by the fact this candle doesn't have one of those pretty jars Glade use for their scented candles - you wouldn't be able to enjoy the colour changing if the jar was bright red after all.
I was a bit unsure of how the candle would work when I first lit it so I was delighted when the candle illuminated blue immediately. The colours gradually change working their way through a rainbow comprising of various shades of blue, green, pink and purple. The overall effect is beautiful and quite apart from the light from the candle this adds a gentle yet interesting touc h to your room.
Much as I love the colour change aspect of the candle what I love even more is the aroma. I love caramel but can sometimes find the smell a little sickly but there's no danger of that with this candle. Instead there is a delicate and warming aroma of vanilla with just a touch of caramel. The candle is available in other varieties but I love the vanilla and caramel so much - especially for this time of year - that I am disinclined to bother trying them.
The aroma really lingers in your room too. The first day I burned the candle almost all day as I was indoors all that time and I was amazed when I came downstairs the next morning to find the aroma was still lingering. My first candle is finished now and it has to be said that the aroma does diminish as the candle burns down but I was able to detect vanilla in the air right up until the candle burned out, albeit not as strongly as when I first lit the candle.
Airwick state that the candle will burn for a maximum of 30 hours and I found my first candle which I had on the go almost constantly lasted just shy of this. Because the light change feature continues even once the fragrance has started to die down you don't really mind the fact it's not as strongly scented towards the end of the candle's life.
The wax burns relatively evenly on the candle although there was a slight residue left on one side of the jar on the first candle I burned. Once the candle is almost burned out you can see the light changing on the top of the candle around the wick. By this point you won't be able to detect any fragrance from the candle.
Usual safety warnings apply when using the candle although it's worth noting that the lower part of the candle where the colour changing component is located doesn't get hot. I still would be very wary of moving it while lit however.
Once the candle has finished it's pretty easy to dispose of safely. Once cool you can remove the non-burning wax which houses the colour change section out (there is a cord to do this with) and at the bottom of this is a red plastic casing which houses the battery and electronic elements. You should dispose of these as you would any other battery or electrical item and you can either recycle or reuse the glass casing.
This is a lovely candle and it scores top marks from me for the colour changing feature and the beautiful aroma.
Unfortunately it loses a star due to the high price of the candle when it's not on offer and the fact the fragrance could be longer lasting. I like it so much I have bought another three and my second one is currently on the go meaning these candles are going to be a mainstay in my home over Christmas.
The candles are on offer in Sainsburys too but cost a little more at £4. They are also available in two other fragrances, mulled wine and apple or cocoa truffle and cream. Snap them up while you can - they are the perfect Christmas dinner table candle in my opinion.
In my time on review sites I shared my thoughts on many of the products available from Yankee Candles and have expressed my fondness for them. I like to light a candle on a night time as I think they create a nice atmosphere and ambiance, scented ones are particularly useful for getting rid of any doggy odours that may be hanging in the air courtesy of my dog, Barney, and I like the mood they create. I tend to stick to Yankee when it comes to scented candles as I find them to be the most authentic smelling and the wax tarts they produce are cheap at just over a pound each. I've had candles from both Glade and Airwick in the past and found them to be nice but nothing special, their scents aren't usually strong enough for my own personal tastes but if they are ever on special offer I'll buy a few in to give me a change from Yankee. The candle under review here, Air Wick's Colour Changing Rich Vanilla & Caramel Swirl Candle was recently featured in a half price promotion at Tesco and instead of costing £6.00 it was available for a limited period at just £3.00 and never one to let a bargain pass me by I bought a couple to see what they were like.
Packaged in an opaque glass tumbler the Air Wick Colour Changing Candle isn't just fragrance infused but also emanates a subtle glow from the wax which changes colour once it's lit. This may sound gimmicky and my first thoughts when I bought it were that it was going to be one of those marketing tricks to get you to buy a product and then be let down by it so I had very low expectations when I bought mine but decided to give it a try anyway. Air Wick claim that you can expect to receive around 30 hours of burning time from a single candle and that it's fragrance will create a warming aroma around your home as well as giving off a gentle rainbow-effect glow.
There are different variations of fragrance to chose from, I selected Rich Vanilla & Caramel Swirl simply because I like the smell of vanilla and thought the caramel would add a little depth to the overall fragrance and placed mine on my fireplace, lit it and waited for the magic to happen. Surprisingly I was quite impressed with the candle, not only by how it smelt but by the colour changing effect, it's a lot brighter than I thought it was going to be and is incredibly relaxing to watch it create a prism effect with its glow. Once the wick is lit and starts melting the wax in the glass jar there must be a heat activated trigger that starts off the colour change process and over the course of a few seconds the candle emits a glow that changes from green to orange, then to red, purple and blue.
Where I have my candle stood, the hearth of my fireplace, it gives off a surprising amount of light which illuminates the surrounding area nicely and really is relaxing to just sit and look at. It's not too bright that it becomes a distraction but is noticeable enough to draw your interest and I must admit that I have been pretty impressed with mine from Air Wick and whilst I do think it's quite quirky and expensive at full price it does add a bit of something special to just a bog standard wax-jarred candle.
The Vanilla and Caramel aroma is pleasant enough, it is true to life but isn't as strong as similar ones from Yankee. The aroma is quite subtle rather than being anything that fills a room but it's nice enough and does add to the ambiance of the glow. I wouldn't recommend this particular candle for anyone who likes really strong smelling ones though as you might be disappointed but for those who like subtle fragrances then this would certainly be suitable. It's aroma is sweet, the vanilla is the dominant note but is tempered by the caramel to stop it from becoming too sickly and whilst it did remind me of a candle I'd had before from Yankee I don't think it's as authentic and did smell a little synthetic and lacked the full-flavoured aroma that Yankee is renowned for.
The main selling point as far as I can see with this particular candle is it's colour changing abilities and its in that area that the candle excels. Although Air Wick claims that the candle will burn and give off an aroma for upto 30 hours I have found this to be inaccurate, 10 hours seems to be the lifespan of the actual aroma but it's still worth burning after that period simply for the glow it produces. Had it's aroma been a little stronger and lasted longer this would have been a five star product in my opinion as it should definitely appeal to anyone who likes candles and it's glow does add an extra level of interest that is nice to see and watch.
Overall though there's enough here for me to award a very good rating of 4 stars so that's what this gets from me, I do think they are slightly overpriced at £6.00 in terms of the fragrance it produces but I do like the colour change effect and I would definitely recommend this candle to anyone else.
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