“ Brand: Asda / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
~Asda Waxfill Candle~ If you head to the homeware department in larger Asda stores, you are likely to find lots of different candle products. They have 'waxfill candles' which are simply small glass tumblers 3/4 full of wax. There is a red (red berries), purple (purple berries) and cream (vanilla) candle available. These candles are priced at £1.50 each. ~My Thoughts~ During a recent visit to Asda, I decided to make a purchase of a waxfill candle. At £1.50, it is an an affordable purchase. The candle looks basic but pretty and the red candle would suit a cream and red colour scheme. The jar is quite solid and is simply adorned with a black label which should be removed before lighting the candle. The actual wax simply looks like a large votive secured inside a jar. I bought this particular candle as it had a lovely sweet berry scent when solid. I removed the label as soon as I got home so cannot give the exact recommended burning details but given that I had this lit for a few hours over the course of a week or so, I would estimate the actual wax to offer 20 hours of burning time - not bad for £1.50! As you all know, I am devoted to Yankee Candles but the jars are very expensive. I like to have jar candles around my home and lit at night to give the house a warm, cosy atmosphere. The wick of this one should be kept trimmed to avoid smoke causing damage. The wick is very easy to light and offers a calming flicker through the clear glass. It looks pretty and would be lovely on a dining table. The jar does get a little warm whilst being used. I wasn't expecting a powerful scent to filter around our flat and I was glad that I didn't expect too much from this candle! Whilst the glistening, melted wax looks enchanting, the actual scent that filters from the large opening of the tumbler is very subtle. This candle would be ok for a small room or for simply adding decoration and a faint hint of scent as it isn't very strong at all. If I pass by the candle whilst it is lit, I can detect a subtle fruity sweetness but I simply notice it as a blend of red berries rather than individual fruits. ~Conclusion~ This candle didn't burn down evenly. The wick seemed to move a little when melted and this resulted in the wax burning down one well at one end but clinging to the tumbler at the other end - not as pretty anymore! I would say these candles are only ideal for adding a touch of decorating to a room. My Mum has a red colour scheme in her living room and these would look lovely - one at either end of her fire place. Not bad for £1.50 but I don't think I'd bother with burning them again as they have a stronger scent in solid form. Thanks for reading :) Originally posted on ciao April 2012.
When it comes to scented tealights and candles and things like that I'm a real an of them in my home. I love to burn Yankee Candle wax tarts over tealights in little burners but sometimes I like the glow of larger candles and though I won't lie and say that I buy Yankee Candles cos more often than not I don't, make do with the wax tarts and feel that they are better value or money. So when I spotted this candle in Asda costing only £1.50 in a turquoise colour (to go in my turquoise dining room!) I decided to give it a try! The packaging of this is simply the candle itself in a see-through, strong and robust glass tumbler with a sticker on the side of it telling us that it is Asda Waxfill on the side and then on the base of the tumbler we are told how to use it, cautions and warnings are listed and contact details for Asda are given. Simple packaging this is, the label from the side peels off with real ease leaving no marks or sticky residue behind itself and all we are told to do before lighting it is to trim the wick a little. Please note that no fragrance is stated or size on these and the only other colour I spotted this in to purchase was a dark berry coloured one. The Candle Itself: This looks very basic but good value for £1.50. Although described as a small waxill candle on the Asda website, this isn't all that small to me and is basically the same size as half sized tumblers I own already and is almost full to the brim of the rich turquoise coloured wax with a long wick to the centre of it stuckk firm in. I didn't trim my wick as I didn't know I needed to and I've had no issues with that at all. I have no idea of burning time but so ar I have had mine lit about 10 hours in total and still have half of it left however although it offers value for money in the size stakes for me this doesn't contain any fragrance. If I sniff it up close and when it isn't lit it does have a very slight 'seafresh' aroma to it which is really pleasant but barely there but when lit, even after burning it for ages no fragrance really comes through at all! The issue with this that I have is that if I burn it for a while a black soot does appear on the inside sides of the glass though it does wipe off and I'm pretty sure that if you find a way of getting rid of all the wax from inside of it you could use it as a spare glass too! Verdict: Boring looking and too plain really for me, gives off a nice flickering glow in a room but no fragrance so all in all one to avoid really me thinks! Only available from Asda stores.