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I like burning scented candles in my home. I don't just like the atmosphere that you get from having a flickering flame in the house, but I also like the way the scents normally spread throughout your home, and linger even after you have blown the candle out.
I normally only but these Glade candles when they are on special offer. I usually buy vanilla or fresh linen scents as I like the clean, crisp smell of those.
I was doing my online Tesco shop last weekend and yes, these candles are currently on special offer. Instead of £5 they are currently on sale on a "Better than half price" offer at £2.00 and so I couldn't resist.
I realise that buying scented candles online for scents that you don't normally go for is a little bit of a risk, but that's just the kind of mood I was in, so instead of vanilla or fresh linen, I went for this one - chocolate and honey.
The candle arrived in the week and like all Glade candles, the candle itself is in a glass holder which is covered in a nice swirly pattern.
The candle is then in a cardboard square sleeve that has a corner cut away so you can give it a sniff.
The wick is a good length so that it is easy to light and stays lit, I find that if the wick is too short the flame will keep going out.
The scent is lovely. Despite the contents, it actually isn't as sickly sweet as I was expecting and actually has a bit of a masculine edge to it. My bf loves the scent too which is saying something as he isn't too keen on vanilla saying that it is "too girly!".
I leave the candle lit for an hour and the scent fills the room with the lovely warm fragrance. After an hour, there is clearly some wax melt (although this is not a problem as it all collects in the glass holder - not over my mantlepiece) but there is still lots of candle left and I do believe the claim that it might burn for 30 hours.
I can still smell the candle for an hour after it has been blown out and so I would definitely recommend this.
I can't wait to give it another go and will definitely be buying this scent again in the future.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I realised that my Yankee candle was running low. I like to burn candles, particularly in the colder months as it gives a nice cosy feeling to a room, as well as filling it with fragrance. I did not want to spend much on a candle, and as Glade had a few on offer I decided to opt for their 'honey and chocolate' scented one.
I purchased this from Asda whereby it was on offer for only £2.00. I think the candle retails at around the £3.00 mark but is almost always on offer. I was happy to pay £2.00 and it seemed like a good price for a good quality brand. I had previously used Glade candles so was more than happy to pick up another one. You can find their candles in most good supermarkets if you are interested in picking one up.
The candle itself comes in a lovely glass jar which I think adds a nice touch. It saves you have to use your own candle holders, and I think it looks pretty. The jar is of an average size, and is gold, white and yellow in colour making it perfect over the festive season. The design has star shapes spread over it, and I think it is really lovely. I would personally recommend clearing out the candle after use and reusing the jar with tea lights in it.
The candle is supposed to burn for up to 30 hours, which I think is very reasonable for a £2.00 candle. I have now just used up this, and I would say that I got a good 30 hours use out of it, so I am able to confirm this. When I smelt this candle in store, it seemed quite sweet and not something I would normally opt for. However, I was not into the other scents on offer, so I just bought this on a bit of a whim. Although honey and chocolate is not a scent I would go for, I thought it was perfect for the winter months.
The wick is of a good length, and lights easily. I personally trim the wick down as the candle gets smaller, as I feel it helps it burn better and makes less mess. I would recommend trimming the wick of this candle. The candle itself is cream in colour, and fills up the whole contents of the jar. After lighting the candle, I found that it took quite a while to fill up a whole room. For around the first half an hour, it is difficult to notice the smell at all which is a shame. However, after some time the scent really does just fill the room. I have to admit that it is quite a sickly sweet scent, and definitely would not be to everyone's tastes. Although it was a sweet and perfumed scent, I just did not think that it smelt like honey and chocolate. I'm not sure why, but this is just my personal opinion. It is sweet, but do not go out of your way to buy this simply for the honey and chocolate scent. As I was just buying a candle to fragrance the room in general, I was not too bothered by this. The scent is still very lovely, and leaves the whole room filled with a sweet scent, making it extremely cosy.
Overall, Glade candles are always of an exceptional quality, and this is no exception. It smells lovely and burns for a good time. I would recommend hunting around and buying this when it is on offer, as I don't feel it is worth the full price. The smell is gorgeous once it finally fills up a room, however it just doesn't really smell like it is intended to. Thanks for reading.
I love candles, especially scented ones which is what leas me to popping these in my shopping basket on a recent trip to town. I'd heard of these candles before but hadn't bothered to seek them out as I've had problems with headaches after using Glade products in the past. These candles looked really pretty on the shelf though and so I thought I'd give them a go seeing as these were a different product to the ones I'd had problems with in the past and it had been years ago (so something could have changed in that time) that I'd last used anything from Glade.
The candle comes packaged in cardboard (which of course you can recycle) and it has a gap which allows you to see and smell the candle and part of the candle holder through the box.
The words Glade and the scent (chocolate and honey) were clearly marked on the box along with the normal information and warnings that these kinds of product have. The packaging is in fairly neutral colours, as is the candle holder.
Overall the packaging looked fairly attractive, enough so to tempt me into buying the product even though I would usually stay away from the brand.
***The candle holder***
When taking the candle out of the box, you can see the candle holder more clearly. The bottom is white and the top is a honey colour and there are star and swirl patterns over it. Sadly, although this looks pretty once you get up close you can see that the glass candle holder is wrapped in a decorative plastic rather than the glass being coloured which makes it look a little cheap.
The candle holder does it's job well, as it does not seem to warm up too much at all while the candle is burning and so you do not have to worry about it ruining surfaces with it's heat. The cup shape of the holder also means that no wax will escape and drip anywhere.
The candle holder could be useful for holding other things once the candle has been used up, or it could be recycled.
When you smell the candle, it smells more chemical and less natural than many of my candles do and I couldn't really make out the chocolate or honey in the smell. Once lit the candle did give off a fairly nice, sweet smell but it really didn't smell natural enough for my tastes and it still didn't smell of honey or chocolate to me.
After using the candle for a few hours on the evening, I can still smell the scent lingering in the room the next morning so it does do a good job at keeping the house smelling good.
After being used several times for at least an hour at a time, the candle is still not finished and so it is long lasting. I would say that you certainly get your money's worth and the wax in the candle would seem to be good quality as many candles for around the same price burn down much quicker.
The packaging for this candle does warn that allergy sufferers should use the product with caution. Sadly, this candle did give me headaches, although not the awful migraines that some Glade products have given me in the past. So, if you are sensitive to some perfumes this is probably a product to skip.
I paid 1.69 for this candle in Bodycare. It's fairly easy to find in supermarkets and seems to retail at around 1.50 in most places. I feel that the price is fairly reasonable for this product
Overall, this candle looks pretty, lasts a long while and isn't badly priced but I cannot recommend it as it gave me headaches, didn't smell natural enough or smell of chocolate or honey.
I like to pick up a nice smelly candle now and again when I am at the shops and some of my favourite cheap but nice smelling candles are the range from Glade. I buy mine from Wilkinsons, I know, strange right but you can pick them up here for about £2 whereas in other supermarkets they are a couple more pounds and so you can really get a bargain if you buy these candles there.
One of my favourite smells is the honey and chocolate candle. I think just the thought of it conjours up a lovely sticky sweet candle which is good enough to eat. I love to have this one in my kitchen because it fragrances it very nice and sweetly and warms up the kitchen with a lovely tasty smell. Glade describe this candle as a sweet combination of honey with a hint of fine chocolate which makes it an essential accessory for a cosy evening.
What I really like about this Glade candles is that it comes in lovely looking patterned glass holder. THe look is perfect and if you are someone who likes decorating with candles like I am then this one is definitely one for you. The glass jar is a wonderful creamy brown colour, a bit darker than honey but I like to think of it as the two colours of honey and chocolate combined so it really is a rich, deep brown. It also has
The smell as mentioned above is really beautiful. For me the main smell that I get out of it is the chocolate, that sweet, thick smell and its quite strong but its a smell which I absolutely love. It is quite a strong smell so if you don't like this smell I would not recommend this candle, however if you do then you will love the lovely warm, chocolatey smell that this candle gives off. This is a candle that I light quite often. I have lots of candles around the house that I don't light but this is one that I do as its a cheap candle and so I can afford to light these. The wick always seems to be upright and ready to light each time I go back to this candle and that is nice as I don't like it when the wick disappears into the wax and then you can't light the candle again. This candle will burn for up to 30 hours which is a long time and I would say this is about right as they do get worn down eventually and then I just get a new one out from my stash.
I recommend putting this candle on some sort of mat when you do light it and not straight on the surface you choose such as a table, mantlepiece as the bottom does get rather hot if you leave it for a while. Also, do not burn it without being in attendance as although they are fairly safe and will not fall over it is best never to leave a naked flame.
A nice looking, sweet smelling candle.
With a family of six in one house, and a dog I like to use products to help keep my home smelling nice and fresh. While shopping in Tesco I came across this chocolate and honey candle for just £1 I thought I would give it a go. You are greeted with a medium size glass bowl which has the candle inside. The glass is fairly pretty, nothing amazing but still very pleasing on the eye. It looks very pretty sitting on my mantelpiece in a warm orange colour.
The wick of the candle is a fair size, and sits directly in the middle of the candle so it does burn down evenly. Even without lighting the candle I can smell the scent inside the glass. It sits well in the candle, and the wick is long so even on repeat uses it is very easy to light it, without having to pick it from the wax. I find that although it takes a little while to light the wick once it is done it stays burning without any problems. The candle is fairly deep but not so much so that I am struggling to get inside to light it.
As soon as you light the candle it begins to burn down releasing the lovely scent hidden inside it. The chocolate scent is lovely very warm and inviting I love it in the winter months best. There is a hint of honey to this candle but personally I would say it is definitely the chocolate that dominates. It is definitely an artificial smell, very sweet yet welcoming. I love sweet scents so this is perfect for me, but I do think it could be a little sickly for some as my husband is not too keen on it. The smell is very noticeable while the candle is burning, and it does tend to take over the room covering any aroma's that may be in the air. Even if I have the candle burning with the living room door open I find it fills the house just nicely. It claims to last up to 30 hours, which I do think is correct. I did not count up how long I used it for, but I was able to relight every evening for a few hours without it burning down too quickly.
Once the candle is put out I do find that the smell lingers for a small period after, but then quickly fades. That is my main problem with this candle, it does fill the house with a lovely sweet scent, but there is no longevity at all. I find it disappears almost instantly after the candle has finished burning. This is a big problem for me as I do not like to have candles burning while my children are around as they are so young. I find I can't even burn it before I do the school run to freshen the house up a little as when I return there is just no trace of it anywhere.
I do really like this candle as it smells lovely and sweet, and while the candle is burning it is very noticeable. The problem is it has no longevity at all, so as soon as you put the candle out you are in effect removing the scent too. I do not mind burning it in the evening when I can sit and enjoy it, but for day to day use it is not fantastic. I prefer to use this candle in the evening on a cold winter night, as it is very warming, and my living room door can be shut to produce maximum effect.
This is not a fancy product; it is cheap, simple and just a basic candle. It does live up to its claims of burning for 30 hours, and the scent is very pleasant if you do not mind overly sweet scents. I purchased mine on sale for £1 but usual retail is somewhere around £3 which I think is fairly reasonable. It can be used a number of times for long periods which is perfect as the scent is only really recognisable while it is burning. It is a very pleasant scent; I just hoped that the longevity could have been a little better.
I haven't been using candles or incense as much in recent years but I've taken a liking to a few the last couple of months, one being the Glade Honey & Choc candle. It may not quite meet expectations as far as the fragrance and powerfulness of it is concerned, but it's still a candle that I find comforting with a pleasant scent.
Glade is produced by SC Johnson, and so it gets a good reputation as being of high quality and popular. The Glade range is now pretty big, including scented oils, plug ins, aerosols and the candles. I bought the first one of these particular candles because I was tempted by an offer, and to be honest, I think I'd only buy them when on offer. They do offer something extra than your average candle, both in terms of fragrance and appearance, but at the end of the day, I know a lot of the price tag is for the brand.
This comes boxed with a side cut-out so you can see the candle inside. The box depicts a cosy looking fire and some honey on a stick, though unfortunately no chocolate (perhaps in case someone sues for thinking it's edible!). The candle itself is within a rounded glass jar with a yellow design; the shade gets darker near the top of the candle and has a white swirly design on it, giving it a half-frosted appearance. I'm not really concerned about 'matching my décor' with my candle, but it does go well anyway and I think it's fairly pretty to look at; fairly understated but noticeable nonetheless and a good size to provide a soft glow to a small room.
The candle itself is supposed to last for up to 30 hours, the 'up to' part being key. I can't really say how long it lasts because I've never timed it, though I do think that this candle lasts me a fair amount of time. Which it should really, considering the cost. It's easy enough to light with the wick, just be careful when it burns down close to the bottom when trying to tip the container to light it.
The sound of honey and chocolate really appealed to me as something that would smell delicious and provide a room with feelings of warmth and comfort. To be honest, I never expect too much from candles, as they're often not as fragranced, or don't smell like the description, as you would have hoped.
This particular candle is described as a 'sweet combination of honey with a hint of fine chocolate makes the Glade® Honey & Chocolate candle an essential accessory for a cosy evening'. Does it smell like that? I can't say that it's as strong and recognisable as I would have liked; if someone walked in to the room after it had been lit I don't think they could pick out that it's chocolate and honey. It does, however, have a very pleasant smell that's sweet but not sickly so, and has hints and the aforementioned tones. The fact that it's not as strong as it could be may be a good thing, because it means the candle isn't too overpowering and so you can leave it on a good while without feeling like you're being slowly poisoned!
Overall, this is a pleasant enough candle that I actually really enjoy using. Granted, it could be better, but when on offer it's one I'll be stocking up on to provide a comforting scent and soft warm glow.
Selling around £4 (Tesco)
I only buy Glade candles if they are on offer, I think at full price they are expensive for what they are. Just before Christmas Tesco had them at buy 1 get 2 free so I bought 3. I don't know if my Tesco were running low on stock or if there was just a limited choice of fragrances on the offer but I only had a choice of 2 scents when I bought mine and one was Honey and Chocolate, not a fragrance I would normally choose but as they were on offer I decided to try it.
Glade candles are sold in a cardboard wrapper with one corner cut away so you can see the glass jar inside. With Honey and Chocolate the packaging shows an open fire and a jar of honey. The top of the packaging informs the customer that this candle will last for up to 30 hours. The rest of the packaging gives all the usual cautions when burning candles, all common sense really.
The clear glass container has a plastic wrap around it which in the case of honey and chocolate is cream and toffee coloured with gold swirls and stars, its very pretty and suits the fragrance well. While the candle is lit the glass jar glows with a lovely soft golden colour. The actual wax is honey coloured and fills the jar to 3/4 of the way up.
Now the reason I never buy this type of fragrance is because I prefer floral or fruity scented candles and wax tarts, however when I got the candle from the wrapper and gave the wax a sniff there's nothing chocolaty or remotely honey about it! It smells like perfume, there is a sweetness to the fragrance but in my opinion its definitely not chocolate or honey.
I lit the candle one evening and the fragrance soon began to drift around. In the jar the smell of the wax is quite strong but once burning its more subtle. The fragrance is like a sweet perfume, and it created a lovely warm atmosphere. I usually burn my candles for an hour or two at a time and find the smell still lingers for some time afterwards. I found this to be the case with this particular Glade candle. I don't think the fragrance stayed around the room for as long as a Yankee one would but it was still evident some time later.
I like this candle more than I expected to, mainly due to the fact that it doesn't smell anything like its supposed to. It creates a lovely sweet warm atmosphere and gives a nice subtle fragrance to my home. One thing I am a bit disappointed about though is how the wax is burning down. Its very uneven and as a result of this I don't think I will get as many hours burning time as I would have if it had melted down nice and evenly. This aside, I would recommend the Honey and Chocolate Glade candle, it smells lovely and gives a reasonable amount of fragrance time. However if you are expecting a chocolate or honey smell you will in my opinion be disappointed.
Glade candles are currently selling in Tesco for £4.00 each which I personally think is expensive, and while I would buy this one again it would only be when on offer.
Product: Glade 120g Honey & Chocolate candle
Burning: Lasts up to 30 hours.
Purchased: Usually about £3.00 ASDA although they have offers from time to time with prices being as low as £1.50
We have been purchasing Glade products for as long as we can remember and have our favourites depending on the time of what time of year it is. For example we love Clean Linen or Relaxing Zen in during the spring, summer and the With Love and Christmas scents later on. Scents play a huge part in my life from perfumes to candles to even washing up liquid. As a perfume wearer I love seductive warm scents with amber, sandalwoods and honey, I feel these scents make me feel calm, feminine and glamorous (even when I'm not looking so glam).
I noticed that Glade had brought out the Honey & chocolate candle while shopping in ASDA and after sniffing it I had to snatch it up straight away. The scent of the candle is unlike any other that Glade have brought out, it actually smells more like a perfume and more real to its ingredients that any of the other candles in my opinion.
Normally chocolate scents aren't something that I would purchase as they tend to smell plastic and lab produced however the chocolate in this candle isn't too prominent and is blended really well with the honey. When I smell this candle I can imagine warm honey, vanilla and caramel with a touch of milky chocolate and a touch of real amber resin, it really is smells delicious although these aren't necessarily the notes they have used in the scent but are what my nose is picking up.
When I got the candle home I lit it straight away, the caramel coloured wax melts evenly and envelopes the room in its gorgeous warming scent, the scent eventually does make it around the home and lasts even when the candle wick has been put out. My sons now all love this candle scent and will literally run to get this from the shelves in ASDA. They say it remind them of Santa coming. (We first purchased this last Christmas so the association is probably due to that).
*Burning & Lasting times*
The packaging states that the candle should last for around 30 hours and in my opinion it does not last this long I'd say possible 12-20 max hours burning for 1 candle.
The candle comes in a square cardboard box with one edge exposed he box depicts a fireplace with a fire burning in it. The Glade branding is obvious on this candle as it is on all of their products. The side of the box tells us that this is a 'New Look' candle. The candle is poured into a glass jar with a plastic wrapping around it. The plastic wrapping is honey and caramel colours all swirled around the jar. There are also silver and gold swirls which always remind me of Christmas time.
I cannot fault this candle other than I wish Glade would make a huge version of it, I actually love the scent so much that I contacted Glade to ask if they would consider making an air freshener or perfume of this exact scent. Needless to say no-one got back to me.
The candle looks pretty, it burns really well and the scent actually does fill the whole house unlike some of the others in the Glade product range. I would recommend this candle to candle lovers and especially those who like warm foody scents. However, if you do not buy Glade products you can get a similar scent from Febreeze's Sandalwood candles and air freshners.
It's now the time of the year with the early dark nights that I start to burn more and more candles. I like the atmosphere they create and regular readers of my previous reviews will know that I have become a big fan of the American company Yankee Candles and their product range. For the most part I buy Wax Tarts from Yankee as I think their fragrances are the most authentic of any brand I have had and at around a pound each I think they represent fantastic value for money. Glade candles along with Airwick have recently been offered at half price at Tesco and never one to miss an opportunity to stock up and take advantage of a bargain I made the switch away from Yankee and bought a few Glade's, the Honey and Chocolate being one of them.
Presented in a squat, rounded glass jar the Glade Honey and Chocolate candle looks pleasing to the eye. It has a plastic sleeve which covers the glass which is decorated in golden colours and features some stylistic swirls and stars. Glade claims that the candle will last up to 30 hours of burning but anyone who has had any scented candles before will know that this does not necessarily mean that you will get 30 hours of fragrance from one. The wax is honey coloured and the wick is a good length which catches easily when lit. The good thing about these candles that I like is that they are self-contained and are mess-free, wax tarts need melting in a tart burner by means of a tea light so it made a change for me to actually burn a candle and not have to bother replacing tea lights or scooping out a fragrance-free wax tart and over the course of a few nights I have had my Honey and Chocolate candle burning.
Once lit and allowing a few minutes for the wax to start melting I soon detected the fragrances that the candle had to offer and my first impressions were good. The scent starts off quite sweet, definitely honey-smelling and whilst it didn't flood the area around the candle with a strong fragrance it was noticeable. The chocolate notes are subtle but do add a layer of added interest to the overall aroma although for me the dominant smell was undoubtedly honey and I found this to be the scent I could detect the most. It's not a strong smelling candle at all, even at its most intense when it had been burning for an hour or so it remained subtle and whilst I did think it created a nice atmosphere and I enjoyed the fragrance it had to offer I don't think it came close to rivalling Yankee in terms of its staying power and room-fragrancing qualities. The Honey notes were authentic though, Glade have done a good job in replicating the aroma and although it did slightly overpower the chocolate I did think that the two fragrances worked well together and I would consider this to be a good Autumn/Winter fragrance which definitely suits this time of the year.
Whilst the candle did last for around 30 hours in terms of how long it burned for I didn't get 30 hours worth of fragrance from it and stopped noticing the fragrance after around 10 hours, because there was still plenty of wax left in the jar I continued burning it until it had all gone but compared to Yankee I do think that this was rather disappointing. I like fragrances which are strong and Glades Honey and Chocolate whilst pleasant was just too subtle for me and it wouldn't be one that I buy again in the future unless it was offered again in a sale. I paid £2.00 for mine which I thought was OK as far as the price goes but at £4.00 I would consider this expensive and a waste of money if you're someone who likes long lasting, room-filling fragrances.
The Glade Honey and Chocolate candle is nicely presented, does create a warming and cosy atmosphere when lit but isn't a fragrance to get excited about for me and my 3 star rating here reflects my overall disappointment with it, it's not Yankee standard by any stretch of the imagination and overall I found this one to be a little too lack-lustre to give a glowing recommendation to.
Thanks for reading my review.
I bought a few of the different 2010 Christmas Glade editions, they were on half price offer in Tesco so I treated myself to a couple of each variety -a kind of house warming gift to myself as we'd just moved!
This is one of the nicest in my opinion, of all the festive ranges this year the Honey & Chocolate has the very best fragrance and although it isn't the strongest scent it manages to permeate into all the corners of my house. The fragrance is particularly yummy as you walk into the room where the candle is burning as the sweetness hits your nose and the air actually starts tasting nice.
Before I continue let me just advise you not to expect a candle that actually smells of honey or chocolate, this one contains fragrances that remind me of those two delicious foodstuffs but without ever really smelling of either one. The overall smell is sweetly delicate; it's rich and warm, even without the usual cinnamon and orange tones this is an extremely authentic Christmas inspired candle.
The candle is supplied in a very pretty glass jar overlaid with a golden starry design, the effect when the candle is lit is absolutely gorgeous as the flame shines among the stars and having a couple burning gives the living room a really cosy feel. Glade claim this candle will burn for thirty hours, I burn it in stages so haven't kept a talley to see if this is accurate but I'd say 20 - 25 hours would be closer to the mark.
It burns evenly and the wick is initially easy to light, unfortunately as the candle burns down it gets trickier and trickier as you try stuffing your lighter and fingers into the glass jar and then you start running the risk of burning your fingers! The jar prevents the candle going out before you want it to as no rogue draughts can get to the flame and another thing worth mentioning is they you do get a surprising amount of light from one candle, I'm not sure if that's down to the golden jar but it reflects and throws out the candlelight beautifully.
I think you can tell how much I love this candle. It has such a beautiful sweet fragrance that I can't think of a single negative point about it, when I light one in the living room I can smell it throughout the entire house after a few minutes. Last night I burned the Honey & Chocolate candle while I had a bath and when I woke up this morning was greeted by the remnants of the sweet, rich fragrance - which is better than any spray air freshener!
I love candles and have tons of holders scattered around my house so I can create the perfect romantic or haunting lighting effects. I particularly like fragranced candles as they create a lovely atmosphere, especially during the evenings when you want to feel all cosy. I really like this range of Glade scented candles and the Honey and Chocolate candle is my absolute favourite one. This scented candle is available from many high street retailers and I bought mine from Wilkinsons for £1.47, which is a good saving at just half the RRP.
Product description: "The sweet combination of honey with a twist of fine chocolate makes the Glade Honey and Chocolate candle an essential accessory for a cosy evening."
The item comes packaged in a decorative cardboard sleeve, and the different candles seem to each have their own colour packaging so you can easily tell the different scents apart from one another. The name of the candle clearly describes the ingredients and scent, as well as having a picture of a pot of drizzly honey on the front, so I was pretty sure of what to expect the fragrance to be like. These candles come in their own rounded glass holders, which have a printed image on the outside. This one has a nice golden coloured background with a swirling scroll design around the edge. This looks nice as the candle is lit, and is still decorative even without the flame burning. The candle itself is made of a pale amber coloured wax.
I had a good idea of what I could expect from the candle based on the information on the box and the way in which it was presented. As the candle was burning it quickly released a lovely fragrance which perfumed the room practically straight away. The Honey and Chocolate Candle lives up to its sweet name and is simply gorgeous. It has a super sweet smell of honey and chocolate, and gives off lovely rich and warm notes that are both comforting and sensual. This is a beautiful fragrance that is far more sophisticated than most other air freshener candles that I have tried before. I adore food scented products and this one is just perfect, especially as it is suited to my sweet tooth and gives me that chocolate hit without even having to raid the kitchen cupboard!
These candles are well filled, weighing in at 120g, and claim to give at least 30 hours of burning time. I must say that this has lived up to my expectations, if not surpassed them. You really do get a lot of use from them and the candle burns down slowly but effectively. Because I find the scent to be strong and effective I leave it burning for an hour or so before picking the candle up and moving it into another room to spread the fragrance around. Using this candle leaves my rooms heavily fragranced and the scent is intoxicatingly delicious. It is very effective at boosting the mood and creating a cosy atmosphere.
After the candle has completely burned out you are left with a pretty holder which can then be re-used. I like to keep the candle burning for a few hours at a time so that the wax melts down evenly and I'm not left with wasted leftover bits that get stuck against the edges of the glass holder.
I will definitely continue to buy this range of Glade scented candles as they produce a wonderful effect and look lovely too. I am really impressed that an air freshener company could create such a luxurious scented candle and the amount of enjoyment I get from this delicious scent makes the candle great value for money. This particular fragrance is incredible and it is my absolute favourite so far, a real pleasure for the senses.
Having burnt my last scented candle down to a liquid mess, I decided its replacement needed to be contained and with the Glade range being half price in Tesco at the moment, I purchased the Honey & Chocolate Glade Candle.
The product usually retails at £3.00 and the whole range were on offer when I visited last weekend, so much so that they were piled high on the end of the sweets aisle as well as with the various other air freshening products down their specified aisle.
The candle comes in a square box which is only half covered on two sides, exposing the edge of the candle for a good sniff. In the shop this candle smelt very sweet, almost sickly, but it also looked warm and inviting. The box depicts an open fireplace hosting a burning fire, with a snowflake behind the Glade title and a jar of honey running off a wooden spool. The side of the box also emphasises that it is a "New look" with the "New" being in bold and on a blue background. There is also the added incentive of the possibility to win a family trip to Lapland and meet Santa under the Northern Lights.
Glade is produced by SC Johnson - a family company and this too is mentioned on the side of the box. All this information in half the space of the rest of the sides. On the lid of the packaging is again the Glade title, a bigger version of the offer to Lapland and Santa driving his sleigh over large fir trees. It also states that this candle lasts up to 30 hours.
The candle itself is in a glass holder, the glass is emblazed with caramel colours in three shades working the darkest from the top to the palest at the bottom. There are lovely silver and gold swirls and stars around the whole thing and it looks very festive.
However, on further inspection this detail is not in the glass but instead on a plastic wrapper stuck on the plastic - not very carefully. I say not carefully because the top is not even and leaves an uneven gap between the design and the rim of the glass. Not a big deal and not something I would have noticed if I hadn't turned it upside down to see what was on the base.
I have read other reviews which state that the fragrance of this candle when lit is weak and doesn't carry throughout the room. I however have a very different experience. I have found that with the door to my lounge open or shut the fragrance of this candle when burning carries throughout my flat. I only burn candles in my lounge as its the cosiest room in my flat, but this scent can be detected when entering the flat from outside.
The chocolate notes are less detectable, instead you get a warm vanilla and honey fragrance, very caramel like when it hits the nose.
I am not usually a fan of vanilla in any sense, whether it be perfume, room scents, foods etc. However, for some reason I got on with this candle and have had it light several times since I bought it.
I am unsure however that it would last for 30 hours; unless my candle had less caramel coloured wax that most. I have burnt this candle for approximately 10 hours so far and I think there is only about 8 hours left to it. The wax has burnt down very quickly and this is unusual for Glade candles.
I would personally recommend this candle should you wish to have a sweet warm fragrance running throughout the place. However if you prefer the more clinical scent I would choose a different version.
(Additional information: The packaging has the usual safety warnings you would expect from candle packaging. It also has the written terms and conditions of the Lapland competiton.)
After purchasing a delightful scented candle from Glade recently (spiced apple) and loving the smell and also the look of it, I became determined to get the rest of the festive range, though only if they were on offer (£3.00 a candle is rather expensive!).
The candle I will now review is - "Glade - honey and chocolate candle".
The candle itself comes within it's own glass bowl, decorated yellow and gold and featuring gold stars and swirls, though not technically festive a must have candle due to it containing chocolate!
It states on the cardboard sleeve this comes in, that is have 30 hours burning time, though do be careful to trim the wick after it has been used a few times, nothing worse than a smoking wick contaminating the scent of the candle itself, never mind the smoke!
Once lit, especially if it's for the first time, you will have to give the candle chance to warm through before any visible scent can be detected, round about 20 minutes I found the scent developing.
The scent is actually quite subtle, but still very pleasant, with there being the scent of chocolate being there but more as an undertone, with the sweet honey scent being the stronger scent.
This is a lovely scent but be under no impressions that this will be strong enough to cover strong and unpleasant smells in your house, but more to subtly scent the air, I do find this candle nice to use at night giving a warm glow and nice scent I find it relaxes me, the same again for taking a bath, some of the stronger scented one's would be too strong for that and would probably give me a headache.
Most of these candles are being sold at a reduced price at present, I have seen them available in Wilkinson's and Tesco's for nearly half price, with this being actually purchased from Asda for £1.50.
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This is a lovely candle, that, even though subtle, adds a lovely sweet scent to the air, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
I love candles. I think at this time of year especially, the soft flickering light just creates such a lovely atmosphere, and I especially love scented candles that fill my home with a lovely fragrance. As you may know if you have read my reviews, I am a big fan of Yankee Candles, but unfortunately they can work out as being quite expensive. I remember this time last year buying a Glade candle and when I saw the range on special offer at just £1.50 in Wilkinson's I decided to try another one.
I went for Honey and Chocolate as I thought it was the nicest scent out of the 3 or 4 that were available in the shop. The cardboard sleeve that this is packed in describes this as 'an essential accessory for a cosy evening' and a cosy evening is what I used it for. I must say, I'm much less fussy about burning this for long periods of time than I am with the Yankee Candles as it's so much cheaper.
The candle comes in a glass holder which is wrapped in a yellow and gold wrapper - almost like shrink wrap - with a swirly pattern peppered with little stars. The wax is a yellowish colour and when the candle is burning it gives off a soft glow which is quite nice.
Before it's burning, the candle smells really nice. It's very sweet, although I'd have to say more honey than chocolate. I would say it has a slight smell of white chocolate about it, but on the whole it's a sweet honey-like scent.
Unfortunately when I started burning this I found that the scent was very weak. I put it on my coffee table - on a heat proof coaster - and I was sitting on the sofa, just a couple of feet away. Despite its close proximity to me, I couldn't notice the scent at all, and neither could my boyfriend who was with me. I found this really disappointing, especially as Glade are a company that concentrate on home fragrance. I did find that if I left the room and came back in that I could smell a mild fragrance, so it may just have been that the scent was so subtle I wasn't really noticing it.
It says on the box that this gives up to 30 hours burn time. That would be pretty impressive if it was correct, but I don't think it's entirely accurate. I burned it four times at around 4-5 hours each, so I'd say that was about 20 hours maximum.
As mentioned, I got this candle for just £1.50 from Wilkinson's, I believe that they normally retail at about the £3 mark.
On the whole, I have to say that I wasn't impressed with this candle. It gave quite a lot of burn time given the price, but the smell was barely noticeable, which to me was very disappointing, and I wouldn't buy it again, nor would I recommend it.
Glade Honey and Chocolate candle
This lovely little glass jar containing the scented candle from Glade jumped into my trolley on my last visit to Tesco. I allowed it, and two others, to stay as they were on special at £1.50 each. I do have a few candles I bought from Amazon ( thanks Nar2 from Dooyoo) but I still thought these were worth buying as I had just finished my Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine fragranced candle and needed another. 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 and two others. You will have to wait for the next reviews to find out which.
The jar is a pale warm brown at the top fading to cream at the bottom. There are swirls and stars decorating the outside of the jar so it 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 warm picture of an open fire and a large honey jar and wooden server and the words "Honey and Chocolate". 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 lit this candle today and it has been burning for about 4 hours 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. As we were all in the room with the two cats I decided to light the candle to make the atmosphere more fragrant.
I have to say I was a little underwhelmed with this fragrance. Glade candles have been quite good I have found in the past but this has almost no noticeable smell. I am sure it smelled more than that in the shop. When I hold the candle unlit under my nose I can smell a faint sweet vanillary smell but chocolate is nowhere detectable and the honey could be the vanilla I can pick out. I just passed the jar to my husband and asked him what it smelled like " vanilla and tangerine" is his verdict so chocolate is well hidden from both of us.
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 which is probably why it doesn't smell that natural or that strong. It does contain octabenzone, 2-(4-tert-butybenzyl|) propionaldehyde, coumarin. 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".Then finally coumarin "is a compound that smells like vanilla. "It is usually derived from the tonka bean but can be obtained from other plants. Ha ! so we were right that is where the vanilla smell comes from. No mention of any connection with honey or chocolate at all so no wonder it doesn't smell of either.
Well the candle has burned about four hours and I keep going out into the rest of the house, suffering the cold, the things I do for research, and coming back in after doing a few jibs and even then the smell is not at all evident. There is a slight sweet smell but I'm not sure that isn't me and my Tucatuca perfume.
I tell you Glade that if I was depending on this scented candle for letting my "good hygiene practices" slip I would be found lacking very quickly. It is not noticeable at all in a small CLEAN warm room and would do a very poor job covering up any smelly rooms.
One advantage of the lack of smell is that my husband is a bit funny about me burning scented things like joss sticks but he has not even noticed this one burning on the window sill beside him almost all day. He hasn't commented favourably or unfavaourably as it is completely unnoticeable.
It is hard to describe the smell of this as it is just slightly vanilla and sweet and nothing else is obvious at all. Chocolate and Honey was obviously just a name as neither ingredient seem to be included in the candle. The closest it gets is with the picture on the front of the cardboard outer packging and then that only shows honey, once again no chocolate.
I would suggest that you could have this one burning during a meal as the smell is also undetectable l. I'm not sure that any other scented candle would add much to a meal so save them for the relaxing area of the house to move into after you have enjoyed your meal. Don't bother using this for adding atmosphere anywhere else in the house as really you will be hard pushed to detect any change in atmosphere by burning this one. I have not used it to get rid of cooking smells so I can't say whether it would work with aroma removal but it certainly does not add any for me.
As I said this candle was on special at £1.50 and I find it disappointing at that price so I am glad I didn't pay the full £3.00 price as I would have felt very let down.
So in short I would not recommend bothering with this candle for its air freshening or scented qualities but it may well burn for the promised 30 hours. I was never under any delusion that I was in a chocolate or honey factory despite having burned this candle for about 4 or 5 hours in our small room. A very disappointing effort Glade and I hope the other two candles are more interesting otherwise I shall be avoiding all Glade scented candles in future. You have two more chances to prove your worth.
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