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Bomb Cosmetics Chilli & Chocolate Candle

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Brand: Bomb Cosmetics / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance

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      18.02.2014 19:58
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      Bomb Cosmetics Chocolate & Chilli Candle

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      The Product
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      I am reviewing the Chilli & Chocolate Candle which I purchased from the Bomb Cosmetics website when ordering a few bath items for myself. This candle appealed to me because I genuinely liked the sound of the candle as I think these would be two interesting flavours mixed together. The tempting chocolate scent opens this sweet smelling candle which has a touch of powdery rose. The rich sweet, sugary heart of the milk chocolate closes with notes of vanilla and balsam. The approximate burn time for this candle is around 35hrs which I think is quite good. The jar that the candle comes in is approximately 8cm high although the candle itself is only 6.5cm high in the glass jar. The candle is a pink in colour and has a good width of wick on the top to enable you to light it easily. There is a small wax heart on the top of the candle which is a dark purple colour. A piece of red paper is wrapped around the outside of the candle and this clearly states what scent the candle is. On the back of this red paper is some information about the candle and it also has the website address of Bomb Cosmetics. The writing on the red paper is a gold colour which gives the candle a nice finish to it. The candle looks nice enough to give as a gift to someone.

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      I purchased the candle from Bomb Cosmetics (www.bombcosmetics.co.uk) for £6.99 which I thought was reasonable. This candle is one of the cheaper candles that Bomb Cosmetics sell. There are lots of other scented glass candles in this range including:

      * Green Coconut
      * Harajuku
      * Marshmallow Root
      * Parma Violet
      * Vanilla Fleur
      * White Chocolate Truffle

      Please note that this is just a selection. There are lots more other scents to choose from.

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      Using the Candle
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      Although the candle comes in a glass container this must be placed on a heat resistant surface when burning the candle. For obvious reasons place the candle anyway from flammable materials, draughts and any other sources of heat. They also advise keeping the wick trimmed to 5mm to avoid an enlarged or smoking flame. Before lighting the candle I removed the plastic lid/cover which protects the candle when in transit. This can be thrown away. Before lighting the candle I smelt it and it definitely smells slightly of chocolate but also has another scent to it which I am not sure how to describe. I wasn't sure I liked the smell as it smelt a little musty to me. Despite this I was going to use the candle anyway and hoped that it would smell slightly better when burning than it did now. The wick is very easy to light as it's a good length. The scent from the candle was noticeable within just a few minutes of the candle burning. At first the scent from the candle smelt quite sweet and it did have a nice chocolate scent to it, but then that horrible musty smell I didn't like began to come through and mixed with the chocolate scent. Because the musty scent is slightly stronger than the chocolate this unfortunately overpowers the sweet chocolate scent. The candle gives off a good amount of scent which is quite strong; although I didn't like the scent at all. Due to this I had the candle burning for around 10mins before blowing it out. Thankfully the scent didn't linger for very long. I actually hated this scent so much that I then used a Yankee wax tart afterwards.

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      I really liked the sound of this candle and thought I would try it after reading a review about it. The candle sounded quite nice and I liked the idea of the different scents together. The candle itself is very pretty and looks nice and this would actually make a nice small gift for someone. I like the small wax heart which sits on top of the candle and this slowly melts into the wax as the candle burns. I actually didn't like the actual scent of the candle when smelling it before it was lit and although it smelt slightly chocolatey I wasn't too keen on what I would describe as a musty scent that was mixing with the chocolate scent. I hoped that the scent of the candle would be better once lit. I lit the candle and after it had been burning for at least 3-5mins I could start to smell the scent of the chocolate, this was quickly over-taken by the musty scent that I didn't like though which I was a bit disappointed by. Within 10mins the scent had become rather strong and I actually had to blow it out as I thought it smelt really awful. The smell of the candle just wasn't nice and it was refreshing or relaxing in any way. The smell got right up my nose and after blowing the candle out and leaving it to cool I then threw it in the bin as I wasn't going to use it again due to disliking the smell so much. In terms of value the candle isn't bad value so long as the scent is nice and that you like the scent. Although I didn't like this particular scent it hasn't put me off trying another scent in this range. I would recommend these candles but I don't recommend this scent!



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        13.06.2011 14:53
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        well worth it!

        I love trying new things, and being a girly girl am partial to a nice ambience in the house, whether it be by lighting or smell. To recieve this Chocolate and Chilli candle from my brother for my birthday from Bomb cosmetics was a treat indeed, and it will be on my Christmas list now too!!

        Bomb cosmetics sell a range of candles and bath treats that are divine and luxurious i think. From bath bombs that look like cakes, to smellies you would assume are edible. Bomb cosmetics can be bought from some retailers in local towns and cities nationwide and also online and i believe that the candle costs around £6.

        Bomb cosmetics claim to make everything by hand and do not test finished products on animals, which is always something that i would consider when buying products.

        The candle comes in its own cylindrical glass jar roughly 10cm tall. The glass is transparent and has a deep red paper label around it advertising the candle. The writing is a burnt metallic orange in colour and is written in italics.

        The candle itself is red in colour and has a dark brown heart that looks like chocolate sitting neatly on the top, which again looks edible! (havent tried it though, and i wouldnt advise it). The brilliant white white wick sits proudly sticking out of the top. The smell when you open the plastic lid is of a warm chocolate and smells divine. No hints of chilli though i have to say.

        Bomb cosmetics claim that the candle burns for roughly 35 hours, which is good going considering the size of the candle. I have burnt it for roughly 5 hours, and it hasnt really touched the top of the candle. The smells of chocolate infiltrates the room and feels very warming and cozy. To be fair though, even when burning, you cannot really get any hint of chilli, not that i am really worried about that, but think that 'the chilli' part of the chocolate and chilli is placed to sound hip and innovative rather than actually smelling of chilli when burning.

        Even now, when the candle is not being burnt in the lounge, the room has a hint of chocolate and acts as an air freshner which is a bonus. And the fact that it is small and portable, makes a lovely bathroom addition when i want to relax in the bath.

        To conclude, the essential oils in the candle along with the scent make for a great candle and addition to my living room, and although £6 is quite pricey, for 35 hours burning time it is a fair investment.

        4/5 for me!

        Thank you for reading!

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