Product Type: Glade household products
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Glade Bali Sandalwood & Jasmine Candle
Member Name: catsholiday
Glade Bali Sandalwood & Jasmine Candle
Advantages: lovely scent that did carry into the room well
Disadvantages: Not exactly a natural product
Glade Bali Sandalwood & Jasmine scented candle
I cannot walk past a scented candle and these lovely little glass jars containing the scented candle from Glade just sort of popped into my trolley as they were on special at £2.00 each. I do have a few candles I bought from Amazon and ebay but I still thought these were worth trying as I do love my home to smell cosy and welcoming. I always think scented candles are more necessary in winter when the windows tend not to be open and we are inside more.
The candle is in a small rounded glass jar without a lid. The jar came with a cardboard outer but luckily you could still smell the candle as the cardboard outer didn't cover the entire candle. I tried smelling them all and came away with this Bali sandalwood and Jasmine fragrance and another that I forget now but will be reviewing later.
The jar is a warm caramel with a swirly design around the jar on a shrink wrapped plastic darker at the top fading to cream at the bottom. The plastic decorating cover on the outside of the jar does look quite attractive and certainly wouldn't look out of place in a sitting room or bedroom. If you are in to candles in the bathroom then it would look fine in there too.
The actual candle is weighs 120g. On the front of the cardboard outer is a picture of few cinnamon sticks and jasmine flowers and the words "Bali Sandalwood & Jasmine". I am also informed that the candle will last up to 30 hours but I think they are quite safe in claiming that as I cannot imagine anyone timing a candle bur but maybe I am wrong. I am not going to bother as I have far too many other things to do in my life!
I have had this candle since the start of October and it has been burning on and off for a number of days for about 4 hours at a time in quite a small room with the door closed as it is cold and we have the small radiator on rather than heating the entire house. Times are hard and we are also trying to do our bit for the planet!
This fragrance is much more noticeable than the previous Glade offering I bought. Glade candles are usually quite good I have found in the past and this was a good example as the smell was beautifully India and the fragrance of Sandalwood is one of my favourites which is lifted a bit by the floral jasmine addition. When I held the candle unlit under my nose I could smell a lovely sweet spicy blend which reminds me of India and evenings in tropical gardens. The room smelled comfortably warm and sweetly spicy, a bit like walking down a market in Oman or somewhere similar.
How this candle is scented is not divulged on the pack but I am warned that
"Air fresheners do not replace good hygiene practices".
So bummer I will have to continue cleaning the house and washing my clothes and having baths. What an amazing surprise. Who do they write these instructions for? Or should I ask "Who thinks of this sort of rubbish to write on packs?" I am honestly almost struck dumb with amazement at things I read on some packs.
Anyway this candle is not full of natural essential oils and natural ingredients it does contain octabenzone, and 2-(4-tert-butybenzyl|) propionaldehyde. Now doesn't that really tempt you? Apparently this may cause an allergic reaction. I am now wondering why I allowed this to jump into my trolley as it sounds more like a bomb than a scented candle.
Curiosity has got the better of me and I have discovered that octabenzone, is used to protect polymers against damage by UV light. Then the next ingredient propionaldehyde "is a colourless liquid with a slightly irritating, fruity odour".
It does say on the box that the candle is harmful to aquatic organisms but I am not sure if that is from the aroma or if you throw the candle into the tank or river. This might need investigating further if you own a fish tank.
I would suggest that you could have this one burning before or after a meal as the smell is warming and festive but in my humble view would not interfere with the food, especially not the desert or pre dinner drinks part. I'm not sure how I feel about scented candles during a meal personally I don't use them except before guests arrive but that is a matter of choice. I tend to save them for the relaxing area of the house to move into after you have enjoyed your meal.
I have used it to get rid of cooking smells and it does slowly freshen the stale cooking smell from my kitchen and replace it with a hints of Eastern markets generated by this candle's aroma which is much more pleasant so I can say it works with aroma removal but slowly.
So in short I would recommend this candle for its air freshening and scented qualities and I am sure it lasted the full promised 30 hours. This candle is one of the better ones from Glade you have just about and I hope the other candles I have are as good. Personally I prefer the Airwick Ribbon scented candles to these as the scent is much stronger, the jar more classy looking and the jar is much nicer and can re re-used or flowers etc after the candle has finished which I wouldn't bother with these Glade jars.
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Summary: A nice enough candle from Glade - one of their better ones