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Coley & Gill Scented Candle Jars

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Brand: Coley and Gill / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance

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      02.01.2012 12:15
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      Nice candle for the price

      This is a review of the Coley and Gill of England candle in a jar. I bought two of these in 'Winter Cranberry' fragragrance to burn over Christmas.

      This fragrance appealed to me
      I love Cranberries (the fruit) and I didn't mind the music from the same-titled band either. When I saw these candles in Poundland I thought I'd give them a shot.

      Packaging
      The candle is packaged in a glass jar with a screw top lid which is silver, so varies slightly from the one pictured above. It is neat and safe to burn without fear of spillage. Instructions on the base give your basic candle burning advice and state that the burn time of this candle is typically 20 -22 hours.

      The make
      The label tells me that Coley & Gill are based in Birmingham but I think this is an import product as the base says it is made in India. I know some people would rather buy something locally produced but this is how places like Poundland keep their prices low. I had never heard of Coley and Gill before but a quick google tells me they make other household goods like incense sticks and even battery operated led candles.

      I liked
      The simple style and contained candle concept made me put a couple of these in my basket. Their price also meant that I could afford to make a mistake with these candles. There were other fragrances available but I went for the Christmassy one.

      Price
      You've probably guessed it by now, but yes, these candles cost a pound which is great value for money and due to the glass container and screw top lid they are convenient to store when not in use.

      In use
      These candles are easy to light and give a decent amount of fragrance off. I love coming into the room and getting a fresh waft of a nice candle smell. They should not be left to burn unsupervised in case they burn the house down! Keep them away from anything that looks flammable. I keep mine high up with an exclusion zone around mine just in case as I have a one year old and cats. If you extinguish the candle and the wick is long you should trim it to maintain efficient and safe future burning.

      A gift?
      I don't know how you feel about giving gifts to people from Poundland but I have in the past made up a hamper of items and included a few £1 items. I don't think people mind if it's a quality nice product.

      Repeat purchase?
      I would buy this brand again and would possibly venture into new fragrance lines now Christmas is over. I think they are great value for money and whilst they are not as strong or long lasting as the favourite Yankee Candle brand the price must be taken into consideration when comparing the two.

      Final word
      If you like candles and you see these on a shopping expedition, they are worth a purchase. Mine did not last 22 hours but then I did leave it burning virtually all day and this is not the best way to get longevity from a candle.

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        02.10.2010 00:01
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        would not recommend

        I got one of these candle scented jars as a Christmas present. Not one for usually liking candles, I was a bit hesitant to try this one out, but I decided to anyway.

        I honestly do not really know much about what scents there are available, however I do know that there is a wide range, although my candle was just a plain scented one.

        The jar is fairly simple with the title of the scent on the centre of the jar. Instructions are also given on the jar for safety purposes. The jars are also quite sturdy which is good since they are not easy to knock over.

        However, whilst the jar looks like it is about to offer a simple and elegant scent, it certainly does not, and I was disappointed with the smell, or should i say - lack of.

        There just seemed to be barely any scent. I was expecting to be hit with a huge whiff as soon as I opened the jar, but a smell could barely be detected. Upon lighting the candle, there was still hardly any scent, however interestingly, a few hours later a not so nice smell could be detected in the room the jar was in.

        I was hoping that this candle jar could help me change my opinion about candles and perhaps begin to like them, however I have been nothing but disappointed.

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        09.09.2010 17:08
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        Looked too good to be true..and I guess it was!

        Being out of work at the moment (hopefuly soon to change!), I have been avoiding spending money wherever possible, and cutting costs as much as I can. Whilst browsing the aisles at Poundland to save some pennies, I spotted a display of candles by the manufacturer Coley and Gill.

        I had never heard of this brand, but as I was coveting some Yankee Candles and could never afford them, thought it might be a nice treat to pick up a couple of jar candles, costing of course £1 each, thinking it couldn't hurt even if they turned out to not be amazing. For me candles are something that should NEVER cost the extortionate prices Yankee Candle charge, no matter how mouth-watering their scents may be. I mean, wax is wax, right?

        Aside from these jar candles, there were also a few scented tea lights, votives, and an assortment of incense. Really quite a decent range for Poundland, who tend to have more odds and ends, and a quick Google for review writing purposes suggested that the brand isn't really in circulation anywhere else.

        After sniffing a couple of scents, I settled for pineapple and apple pie. They have "catchy" alliterated names, but honestly to me that seemed pretty tacky and cheapened a brand which, let's face it, was selling for only £1 to begin with. So I will be referring to them in plain terms! In all there were around eight scents for the jar candles, including a really strange melon scent and a green apple which highly disappointed me because it's one of my favourite scents but just wasn't right at all.

        I tend to only use candles while having a bath, as at other times I'm a bit paranoid the clutter that accumulates around me will catch fire! I ran a bath with neutral, barely-scented products and first tried the apple pie candle. In the jar it smells delicious and cinnamony, and it took a while but once it was nicely warmed up I did get hints of that in the room. Just hints, mind you. These are only mildly scented, perhaps that's why some candles cost more than others, although in the jar it is really quite a strong whiff.

        Next time I tried the pineapple and I was quite disappointed. I could barely smell it at all unless I was really close to the candle, and obviously it's not a great idea to put your nose into a lit candle jar! What's more, the mixture of pineapple and burning wick became a little bonfire-like, and reminded me of teriyaki burgers or something! At most I could smell something sweet, but not necessarily distinguishable as pineapple.

        So not a raging success scent-wise, but what else? The jars are very sturdy and well-made, with a nice rubber seal to keep them fresh, and their size means that they would be good to pop in a travel bag. The label looks a tad tacky, in keeping with the brand, but not too awful. I have a feeling that these candles will burn for a good number of hours, about 30-40.

        I know it's early in the year, but they would make a nice stocking filler or token gift. The apple pie is really quite nice, although not amazingly scented. I will probably pick up a pack of incense by the brand to try out.

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