Product Type: SC Johnson household products
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Scented Oil Candle
Glade Scented Oil Candle Tin
Member Name: zombieflesh
Glade Scented Oil Candle Tin
Advantages: lovely scent, reusable tin
Disadvantages: scent does not spread well, burns out very quickly
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 saw discovered Glade's scented candle range last Christmas and have been addicted to them ever since. I came across this Glade Scented Oil Candle in Poundland, where of course it cost just £1.00. Knowing how much I enjoy Glade's scented candle range I couldn't resist trying this one, especially at such a great price.
Product description: "A contemporary mix of delicate white flowers and soft notes of watery fruits for calm, relaxing moments."
The item comes packaged in a plastic blister pack with a cardboard backing, and the candle is displayed so that you can see the tin and the little candle so you know what the entire product looks like before you buy. In the pack you get one candle and one reusable holder. The candle is quite small, more of a tea light size and it comes with its own tin which has a removable lid. The tin I chose had a pale background colour with a bold blue flower pattern all over (it's actually the same as the candle on the left in the picture here). The candle itself is made of a pale lime green coloured wax.
This Scented Oil Candle came in Glade's "Relaxing Zen" fragrance which is one that I've come across before in their scented candle range and I absolutely LOVE it. I would say that the scent is mainly floral, but has a fresh clean edge to it that is perfect for creating a light mood. The best comparison I could make is that it smells sort of like bamboo! This is something that I could see appealing to most people, as it is a wonderful fragrance that is neither too masculine nor too feminine. It is very unique and one of my favourite candle scents.
The candle holder tin comes in two halves and on the bottom section there is a raised area in the middle on which you place the candle. The candle is only very small and claims to give up to three hours burning time. This seemed completely spot on, as when I used mine it lasted for almost exactly three hours. The candle melted down very quickly and changed from a solid wax form into a melted pool of oily wax. By doing so this gave off a very concentrated scent. Unfortunately although the scent was lovely and strong, it did not seem to diffuse around the room at all, and instead was very concentrated only in the area where I had placed it. This meant that unless I was sat right next to the candle I didn't really experience any of the benefits of having it on. I much prefer a candle that can release a strong scent that spreads around the room so that it creates more of an atmosphere and gives an uplifting or comforting fragrance to the whole area. After the three hours my candle had all but completely disappeared, and there was only a tiny amount of residue left in the bottom of the tin.
After the candle has completely burned out you are left with a pretty holder which can then be re-used. I am tempted to keep it and use again but I have come across the problem that I cannot seem to find anywhere to buy the replacement candles from. I have seen the candles packaged with holders, but there is no need for me to buy another pack with another holder when I would only need the candles. In the long run I don't think that the effect of the candle was good enough to encourage me to keep buying these as a regular thing, but if I could find the candles separately then I may make the occasional purchase from time to time.
Overall I would say that this is a nice idea but the Scented Oil Candle just didn't perform as well as Glade's ordinary scented candle range. Worth a go if you can pick it up for a £1 like I did, and if anyone knows where they sell the extra candles please let me know!
Summary: A nice idea but I prefer Glade's regular scented candles over this scented oil candle