Product Type: SC Johnson household products
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Glade-don't expect it to smell as natural as one!
Glade Honey and Chocolate Candle
Member Name: ntg13
Glade Honey and Chocolate Candle
Advantages: scented, long lasting, pretty
Disadvantages: doesn't smell like chocolate or honey, gives me headaches
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.
Summary: An ok candle, but not one I will be buying again.