Product Type: SC Johnson household products
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Making your house into a cosy home
Glade Scented Oil Candle Tin
Member Name: princesslilo
Glade Scented Oil Candle Tin
Advantages: small, long lasting smell
Disadvantages: Refills are a little expensive
~Glade Scented Oils Candle Tin ~
Having been a member of quite a few survey sites for the past two years I have the task of trialing products from time to time - I know, it's a tough job but somebody has to do it!
On this particular occasion I took a survey on freshening up your home. A few days later a package was dropped off with lots of goodies inside. I received two tins each with a candle inside and also two candle refill packs.
~ The Company ~
For more than 50 years, Glade has been bringing quality, lasting, inspiring scents to the homes of families all over the world.
Glade is a brand owned by SC Johnson - A Family Company who own a majority of well known household products including Pledge, Mr Muscle, Oust and Duck to name a few. SC Johnson have been going for five generations and started with Samuel Curtis Johnson - born in 1833 - who invented Johnson's Wax at home in his bathtub which helped a number of households care for their prized parquet floors. By the time he died in 1919 Johnson's had become a household name. Naturally his son took over and the company kept growing to the successful one it is today.
~ The Product ~
Glade Scented Oil Candle Tins are an addition to the previously released glass candle holder. Both of which contain a metal warming plate at the bottom that helps to heat the candle from underneath so you end up with a luscious pool of molten wax. As the candles contain oil the fragrance of each candle is concentrating and fills the room within minutes and lasts for hours after too.
The tins are circular with a patterned lid - I received the blue and pink one. The bottom of the tin can sit on top of the lid whilst in use which makes it tidy. The lid also features a cut out leaf design so you can still smell the scent when the lid is on (without the candle alight). Inside the tin is the warming plate and a magnet that holds the candle in place.
The candles resemble floating candles. They are small with a thin sliver of metal attached to the bottom. A variety of flavours are available. I have tried fresh linen (light blue) Festival in Tuscany (deep red) and Relaxing Zen (lime green) but they are also available in their festive spiced apple and vanilla scents. Once the oil is gone, the candle goes out and leaves behind no mess for you to clear away. You just throw away the metal wick plate and replace with another candle.
Each candle has a burn time of around 3 hours which is not brilliant but the scent lasts well into the day or night and travels from room to room. The candles melt into the oil within about 10 minutes.
The tin will last forever as it is robust and features quite a few designs to choose from so there is sure to be one that matches your decor. They are easily portable so you can have them in your bathroom, bedroom, lounge or kitchen.
~ Price ~
As I did not purchase this product and had to send the tins back once the trial was over I have had to research the price. A refill pack of four candles cost £3.50 and the starter pack which includes the tin and a candle are £3.99 but are currently on offer half price for £1.99 at Tesco.
~ My Opinion ~
Overall these candles are a great addition to the Glade range. They are perfect for a quick freshen up of your home or to create a cosy atmosphere in the evening. So they are not the cheapest candles on the market but would certainly buy every now and then as a treat as they certainly work better than most plug ins and who doesn't like a candle or two?!