Product Type: Asda household products
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Pretty But Basic..
Asda Waxfill Candle
Member Name: angelboouk
Asda Waxfill Candle
Advantages: looks nice, smells good in solid form, price
Disadvantages: doesn't burn evenly, not enough scent
~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.
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.
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.
Summary: I prefer Yankee..