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Christmas scents are my favourite. I love spicy, fruity smells and so a few years ago I bought a Glade spiced apple candle for December, and now it's a Christmas staple in my household. I've been burning this candle since I put my tree up last week, and my house smells incredible!
The candle can be bought in plenty of places - I've bought them from supermarkets, Wilkinsons etc. I tend to start keeping an eye out in November as the Christmas scents are on offer, and then save it until December. This year I put the candle in a box with some presents I bought - as a result the scarf I've bought my nana smells divine! I can't remember exactly how much I paid, but it looks like the candle is selling for £2 at Tesco at the moment.
The candle is a bright red colour, so very festive and comes in a glass holder. There is an outer box of cardboard as well with information on it. The candle is peeping out a bit so you can get a good smell in the shop. The outside of the glass holder is festively patterned with swirls and snowflakes in a red, white and gold motif. This makes the candle look lovely and festive in the house over Christmas. It doesn't look cheap at all - just like a nice candle holder.
The wax is a lovely red colour as mentioned and turns liquid on top when lit. The wick is fairly long but due to the glass holder as the candle burns down it can get difficult to get in to light it without burning your fingers. I would suggest using matches not a lighter to save your fingertips!
As soon as you light the candle you can smell the gorgeous scent of spice, it smells very cinnamon-y to me. You also get the sweetness of the apple, to me this is the ultimate Christmas smell. The smell lingers as long as the candle is lit, and for a while afterwards as well. When we light it downstairs you can smell it throughout the living room and the hallway, but it doesn't travel into the kitchen or upstairs. I'm not very good at describing smells so I hope you get what I mean by this!
Apparently you get up to 30 hours out of this candle and whilst I haven't timed it I'd say that sounds about right. We tend to burn it all evening when we're in, as it smells lovely and the flicking red light is so Christmas-y and makes our house feel smug and homely. To be honest I love it so much I tend to get through two during the festive period!
Overall this candle looks great and smells divine. It's become a part of Christmas for me and I'm pleased with the quality of the candle. The only downsides are the fact that as the candle burns down it becomes harder to light, and for me the packaging. Whilst it's convenient to have the candle come in the glass pot, afterwards you are left with the glass pot. I tend to recycle it and I guess it could be reused with other candles, but I do wonder if they should sell the candle separately to the holder, so we'd all only have to buy the one holder to cut down on waste. I'd quite happily store a holder with the tree in the loft all year and just buy the candle on its own each year. The candle loses one star for the packaging and slightly burnt fingertips, but gets four stars for looking lovely, being a good price and making my home smell like Christmas!
When doing my online shopping a few weeks back I spotted these candles on Tesco.com for £2 instead of £4. I purchased this one and a white winter wonderland one.
The candle comes in a nice festive looking glass jar which has a red and white snowy pattern around it at the top of the glass are snowflakes. The candle looks really nice in the living room.
The jar is contained in a cardboard insert which has the usual warnings you would expect on a candle about keeping out of the reach of children etc.
The candle is a deep red in colour and you can smell the fragrance without holding it too close to your nose. What I like about this candle is the crisp scent of the apples combined with the sweet spice of the cinnamon. I find this candle really festive and I always burn them near Christmas time.
The candle smells almost as soon as it is lit. I allow it to burn for hours at a time when I am home and I have noticed that if I walk upstairs I can smell the scent through the whole house.
The candle will burn for up to 30 hours in total which for the price I think is good value. The candle is particularly good at masking strong cooking smells also. I made a french onion soup earlier which involved a kilo of onions and the smell was potent this candle masked the smell and made the house a bit more pleasant.
I would recommend this candle. It looks really nice and it smells lovely. It is perfect for hese cold dark evenings to brighten a corner of the room and fragrance your home.
There comes a time of year when the evenings are drawing in and its getting darker earlier when you want things that smell comforting and make your house have that homely feel and for me candles are part of this and I love the glow you get from them.
This time last year I was out looking for new candles as winter was well on its way and I came across a stand of glade winter candles on offer for £2 in tesco and after smelling them the apple and cinnamon was by far my favourite.
They are widely available all over the place and most supermarkets stock them. They retail at around £4 but you can usually find them on offer at this time of year so its worth looking around. Even at £4 I think its a really great price as you can pay a hell of a lot more for a candle.
The candle comes in an open topped card box so you can easily both see and smell the product you are buying which is essential when it comes to candles. It has the glade name on the box as well as the name of the scent.
Inside the box the candle comes in a really pretty glass jar with an outer decorative plastic sleeve. I really like the plastic sleeve it looks really pretty on my window sill especially when lit and makes a nice change from just clear glass.
The actual wax of the candle is a lovely deep red colour which matches the rich spicey cinnamon scent mixed with a slightly sweet undertone from the apple. The best way to describe the scent is like christmas in a jar, its gorgeous!
Because the candle was so cheap I honestly wasn't expecting much from the scent whilst burning, I was wrong. When I burn the candle the gorgeous spicey sweet smell wafts throughout the whole downstairs and even the next day you can still smell it when you walk into the house. I've been so impressed with the quality of the scented oils used in the candle.
I found the wick easy to light and it doesn't burn too quickly either. Glade claim that the candle burns for up to thirty hours and whilst I've not timed it I reckon its about right as I've been using it since last December and its only just coming to an end.
The only negative I have for the candle is that it tends to burn through the middle leaving wax around the sides which the further it burns down makes it harder to light the wick. This is something I've found with a lot of candles though so its not an issue unique to this candle.
Overall I've been really impressed with the quality of the candle especially for the price I paid. Despite the slight burning down the middle issue I will still definitely be purchasing the candle again once the one I have totally burns down. 4 out of 5 stars.
Glade is another well known brand amongst the fragrance industry. I brought this candle at Christmas 2012 along with a Spiced Cinnamon. I must say that both smell lovely and both were put to good use in my bedroom and the study. I haven't brought a Glade candle in a few years because I had a bad experience where it melted a hole in a piece of my furniture and ever since I strayed from buying another.
The product itself is packaged into a nice small cardboard container that just about fits the candle inside. A section of the candle is viewable to the consumer to smell in shops before they buy. The packaging is really attractive and it is what caught my attention before the scent did. It has a lovely little magical design that always reminds me of sparkles made with pixie dust. This candle is a perfect element in the magic of Christmas and the New Year. It is complimentary to your household. The Spiced Apple and Cinnamon candle came in the same packaging but it was pictured with a red Apple and sparkles. The apple reminded me of something you would see in Snow White.
The product itself is refreshing. It takes few moments to light and the flame is a good length. I have had candles in the past that have had a very small flame, smaller than a pea! The wax burns down at a good length and I was able to use the candle in 4 intervals, a couple of hours at each. Remember I bought the small one. This is the same for the Cinnamon one also.
However, I'm not too sure if the candle rope at the core burned out to quick. This is because I had about a quarter of the candle left and the rope refused to light. I wasted a whole lighter and a good few matches trying and in the end I assumed it had burned out. Though it is a waste of part of the candle, I can't complain because I got it at such a cheap price.
The scent of the Spiced Apple candle I found to be somewhat overwhelming. It also had the overpowering sickly sweet smell if it was left to burn for too long. However, I think that both candles are
perfect for the Winter and dark nights in. I enjoyed lighting it in the study in low light whilst reading a book or watching a film. Both of the scents are very luxurious and they are definitely a one off buy for me as a rare treat.
I brought this product, Spiced Apple, along with the Spiced Apple and Cinnamon candle for £1.50 each at home bargains. They also had the small one's for £1.00. I think this product is value for money if you can find it cheap. If you pay the full price of £3.00 and over, I sincerely urge you not to buy this item.
Again I would only recommend this candle if you find it for a healthy cheap price in a store such as Home Bargains. That is where I got mine from. However, if you are a lover of candles this candle is definitely worth buying. It is guaranteed to make you peckish!
We love candles in our house especially as we have a cat and cat smells can often linger, so the scent from fragranced candles can be a welcome addition to the home. Winter seems to be the best time for burning candles with the nights being longer, darker and colder so a couple of burning candles add to the snuggly comfortable atmosphere. The best part of winter is the build to christmas being snuggled under a blacnket watching xmas DVDs, eating snacks and sitting in the flicker of candle night; I'd add a log fire to the image if I could. All year round there are many different candle themes such as citrus and floral smells for the spring/summer but best of all are the minty glistening snow, cinnamons and spiced apples which really bring about the smell of fresh christmas baking. As my partner loves cinnamon and any scent similar my parents often buy these for us as gifts as well so we have a nice supply of the candles to burn as many times as we please.
The candle was bought from Tesco for £2 during their half price sale which I thought was very reasonable for a scented candle. It comes in a cardboard box covering with an opening enough to smell the candle before buying. Inside the deep red coloured wax is held within a bulb shape jar with a red, gold and white snow flake design. The jar is 6cm high and 5cm across.
The Glade candle range is made by SC Johnson and this information is included on the outer packaging, plus lighting instructions, warnings and ingredients labelling. The spiced apple candle is limited edition and part of the festive range. The candle is supposed to burn for approx 30 hours.
These candles are full of scent even when not in use so I put them in my cupboards and on my mantle piece to spread the frangrance. I also scrape out any excess candle wax from the jar and place this on plates or heat proof containers near radiators as it continue to give off scent for a good few weeks later.
As expected I do not burn the candles unattended or in reach of my cat for fear of an accident and the house being burned down. I also have to watch how long the wick is as when it gets too long the flame gets too high and the candle tends to smoke, by just trimming it this issue can be resolved. Another issue is lighting once the candle has burned down in the jar. To initially light the candle I can tilt it and light with a lighter, however, as it burnt down I found myself burning my thumb or spilling wax from tilting the candle. To light the candle throughout I now have bought a long click lighter which means I can safely light at a distance.
The candle does tend to burn nice and evenly which means there is less wastage at the end of its life and is easy to light throughout its life unlike some cheaper candles. The scent is a nice warm xmas baking sweet smell and is present whether the candel is burning or not. The last candle I used burned for apprx 27 hours which was near enough to the suggested up to 30 hours burning time promise.
I would highly recommend this candle especially when on half price offers as the fragrance can freshen up any room or cupboard and when in use lights up any cosy night.
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The Candle is by Glade whom is part of SC Johnson which is a family company. Glade are well known for their large range of different fragranced products such as candles, air fresheners, electric plug in's and more. The candle I am reviewing is limited edition and has a heart-warming scent of crisp apples and sweet cider accompanied by a spicy blend of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. I love products such as scented candles and this particular smell reminds me of Christmas so I couldn't resist buying it when I saw it was on offer in my local One Stop store. My boyfriend hate's spicy fragrances so I would have to keep this in my room at my parents' house for when I stay there over the Christmas period. Before even taking the candle out of the packaging you can smell the scent of the candle. I personally think it smells more of a cinnamon smell rather than anything else. The candle definitely smelt very spicy, but not so spicy that it was overpowering. I personally love this smell and have purchased products with this scent before.
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The candle is normally £4.00 at full price but a lot of shops including Tesco and One Stop currently have this on offer for just £2.00 which I think is very good value. You may also find this product in Sainsbury's, Asda and other supermarkets. This particular scent is also available to buy in Sense & Spray, Essential Oil (Plug in), Discreet Electric (Plug in).
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The Candle comes in a lovely festive looking glass jar which is circular in shape. The bottom of the jar is white in colour and then goes into a light red colour, which then goes into a deep red colour. There is a pattern on the jar which includes white snowflakes and gold stars as well as swirly patterns. The pattern on the jar looks really festive and Christmassy. The candle is a deep red colour and comes just over half way in the glass jar. The wick to the candle is quite long so there should be no problems lighting it. The jar is packaged in an outer cardboard sleeve to help protect the jar from getting broken or scratched. On the packaging it states that the scent of the candle is (Spiced apple & cinnamon), it also states that this candle is limited edition. I'm guessing this has been released for Christmas. On the top of the packaging it states that the candle has up to 30 hours burning time. On the back of the packaging it gives you some information about the candle like where you should and shouldn't use it and what the candle contains. On the bottom of the packaging are diagrams where the candle should/shouldn't be placed.
Using the Candle
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I placed the candle on a suitable surface away from electrical items and away from draughty areas. I placed the candle on a table away from anything else and used a lighter to light it. As the wick is just over about 1cm long it was easy to light. The candle had been lit for about 5 minutes before I started to smell a small hint of the spice in the candle. After about 15 minutes the small of the candle was stronger and filled the room with a lovely spicy smell. Although the smell of spice is quite strong the smell of the candle wasn't overpowering and gave the room a very light cinnamon smell with a slight hint of apple. The smell reminded me of Christmas and gave a festive feel to the room. The candle was burning for approximately one hour before I extinguished the flame which by this time the whole room smelt lovely. The scent from the candle stayed in the room for a good hour or so before disappearing. The smell of the spice did travel a little out of the bedroom onto the landing but the smell was much weaker here. When I woke up the following morning there was no hint of any smell of the spice from when I lit the candle the previous evening.
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I love the smell of the candle and I love that it leaves a nice light spicy fragrance in the room after extinguishing the flame. The smell isn't too overpowering which is nice. Although I could mainly smell cinnamon and nutmeg in the candle there was also a hint of apple in the smell as well. This smell reminds me of Christmas and I probably wouldn't use this scented candle at any other time of the year. In terms of value I think the candle was very good value, especially as I got it for half price. I probably would have paid £4.00 for the candle; how-ever the half price sticker is what attracted me to buying this candle in the first place. If you like spicy smells then I would recommend this to you as it's a lovely smell. The glass jar that the candle comes in is also very pretty and looks nice sat on a table or on a mantelpiece. I'm going to give this product 4 out of 5 stars.
(review also on ciao)
I decided to buy this candle because it was offer in ADSA. It was £1.50 recuded from around £4.00 which I thought was a good offer. I probably wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't on offer as I usually buy my scented candles from Poundland (I'm a student).
The candle is in a little glass jar with a pretty festive pattern on and is a nice red colour to match the actual candle. The jar came in a box which ensured that it didn't smash on my way home.
The candle itself smells very Christmassy and is quite strong. At first I didn't notice how strong the scent was but when I went out of my room and then came back in I could smell it straight away. I got quite a few uses out of this candle, although once it has burned quite far down the wax ended up covering part of the wick and I had to thow it away before the wax had all melted down.
I would definitely recommend this product because it has a lovely smell and is perfect to make your room feel cosy for the festive season.
Before I get stuck into writing this review I feel the need to point out that the candle I am reviewing is the Spiced Apple & Cinnamon variety and not just the Glade Spiced Apple one and the reason for this is that Dooyoo told me to pop my review here and deemed it to be the same candle when I asked for the link which of course it isn't!
I bought this three reasons. Firstly as a smoker and mummy to 4 beautiful hamsters and a gorgeous kitten called Myrtle I worry about what my home smells like, I love candles and find them a very relaxing thing to burn and the main reason I bought it.....well that was actually due to the colour as its red and I have a bit of a red colourscheme going on at the moment in my living room and wanted something to blend in nicely with my room and look ornate.
This came in a box that had several open sections to the sides of it so you could see the candle and give it a good sniff before purchase, which I did and I really liked it. The box shows us pictures of apples and sticks of cinnamon on the sides of it and we are clearly told that it is a Johnson product and what it is and the scent of it and that it is indeed a limited edition. Other information on the box clearly states warnings, the weight of it is given which is 120g, we are told it gives up to 30 hours of burn time and contact details for the manufacturer are given.
What you get is a reusuable round glass jar and on the outside of it there is white, gold and red colourscheme to it. Towards the top of the jar to me there is a pattern of white snowflakes and gold dots and under that gold snowflakes and a gold swirly pattern. Its a really nice pattern on the jar of this and I love the different tones of red used and it looks good quality and feels it as well.
Inside you get a lot of dark red and slightly shiny wax with a wick to the middle of it about an inch long. This wick doesn't need trimming and your ready to go.
The scent of this is lovely when the candle isn't lit and when I smelt it in the shop I did think this was going to smell the same and be the same strong scent but it isn't which is actually rather a pity.
Unlit this really does smell of spicy cinnamon and rather festive really the same as the jar it comes in suggests. The apple tone is rather overpowered though by the spicy scent but I didn't mind at all and rather liked the natural scent of the cinnamon anyway. However this really doesn't smell all that fragrant once lit really no matter how long I burn it for and like I stated earlier you are meant to get 30 hours ish of burn time from one of these which I usually do.
Sat in a room with it lit it gives a nice reddish glow. I was pleased that although I have a habit of letting them burn for hours the glass didn't go discoloured or go sooty looking and it burnt evenly but I couldn't really detect much aroma only a hint of the spicy cinnamon really. I could smell this more when I left the room for a couple of minutes say to use the loo or make a cuppa and then I got a warm spicy waft of it but sat with it, it really didn't do a lot for me at all really.
It looks nice but sadly the scent isn't as great as I expected it to be having owned a few candles from this range however if you like lightly scented candles you may actually appreciate this one!
I bought this in my local Tesco store for £2.00 but I have seen them on offer just today in my local Wilkinson's store for £1.75 though at usual retail price they can cost about £4.00 a candle which to be honest I have never paid.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
WHAT IS IT?
A scented candle in a glass jar with a spicy apple fragrance and plastic layer decorated with gold stars.
It is a very nice fragrance but not strong. The fragrance is fruity and the main fragrance is a sweet apple, the spice is cinnamon and it compliments the apple to give the candle a rich apple pie smell. I have burnt mine in the second lounge and it fills that room but I cannot smell it anywhere else in my home, last Christmas I had four and I put them in different places downstairs. When they were all alight at the same time they gave my home a very strong fragrance but made my husband cough.
WHAT I THINK
I think this candle is beautiful even though it is not as strong as my Yankee Candle candles. The fragrance is very warm and fruity, the apple is natural and doesn't smell as fake as a lot of apple scents do. I think there is another spice in the fragrance because it smells a bit different from plain cinnamon, this is a faint smell but is there for a long time after I blow the candle out.
The candle burns down quicker than it says on the cardboard sleeve and the fragrance is only there for about 15 hours, then there is still wax in the jar but the fragrance has gone. The jar makes the flame glow because it reflects on the glass, the gold stars glow when the candle is lit. The wick was very long when the candle was new but I cut it down and now it is fine.
The fragrance stays in my home for an hour after I blow the candle out and that is quite good I think because of the fragrance not being very strong. It is a sweet fragrance but does not become overpowering or sickly, I think this is because the apple is so pretty and fresh.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Winter soon makes it's way round and the smell of summer disappears and everywhere just smells damp and cold. I am a big fan of Christmas and the Winter season so I always look for something to make my house smell warm and cosy. When I first moved into this house, I had been using these glade candles before and found this spiced apple scented candle in their range and decided to give it a go. I like a scent which smells inviting, warm and not too overpowering. I was able to smell the candle before purchasing so when I got home I was very excited to try it for the first time. The smell hasn't changed much over the years and the smell of cinnamon is the warming scent that makes you feel comforted that Christmas is just round the corner.
This type of candle is from the Glade brand. It comes in a ball shaped glass holder which has a decorative decal on the outside in red. This particular candle is Spiced apple scented and the candle colour is red. The scent is detectable after around 3 minutes of burning time. If left burning for an hour or more, the smell really fills the whole house with a soft cinnamon fragrance which reminds me of Christmas. I love to burn this particular scent around November onwards as the smell really makes you feel warm and ready for the winter.
The candles don't burn as well as the same scented candles from Air Wick in the square holder. The glass holder than this Glade spiced apple candle is held in is very thin and I worry about it getting too hot and have to put it on a plate for peace of mind. The benefit of it is, that the smell is amazing. The candle starts to burn giving off a beautiful Christmas smell which will get you excited for that time of year. The main scent is cinnamon and cloves from the "spiced" part of the scent. I can't really smell the apple part but the spices are wonderfully powerful.
I really enjoy burning these candles at Christmas time. I don't think this particular scent is suitable for any other time of the year other than Winter as the smell is definitely a Winter warming fragrance. I think the problem with this candle is mainly that it burns straight down and doesn't catch the sides leaving a well in the middle. I usually have to use a knife to chip some of the wax from the sides to help it last longer. The ball shape is rather useless for the candle and wasting wax is a bit of a pain.
I first purchased these from Home Bargains a few years ago for around £1.50 but have seen then this year in Wilkinsons at the same price. I prefer the Airwick scented candles how but still have a few of these for the kitchen at Christmas as the decorative decal on the glass holder is very festive. You can buy these candles from a few different supermarkets and other shops that sell household products.
For the price of the candle, I don't find it too much of an issue that it wakes a well and burns strangely but i can push it down with a knife so not all is lost. The other negative I find slightly irritating is the flickering of the candle when the candle is about halfway burnt down. The ball shape makes me light flicker all over the place and when in a poorly lit room, it feels like you're in a nightclub with a strobe light.
I give this candle 4/5 for it's warming Christmas fragrance but it would have been 5/5 if the candle burn level and didn't dip in the middle.
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My other half loves scented candles and at this time of the year she seems to go especially mad and she buys more of them than we usually do. The latest one we have had lit for the past week or so is the Glade Spice Apple candle which comes in its own glass jar.
The colour of the candle is delicate orange and I liked the smell of this even before I lit it. It is easy to light and I don't have to stand there for ages trying to get the wick to light up. The fragrance is rather pleasant, I have to admit. It is not too overpowering or sickly or womany. I am not saying it is a manly candle but I can get away with this one and if I lived alone I don't think I'd be too embarrassed if someone came to visit me and smelled and saw this lit up in my flat.
The smell of the candle seems to permeate the whole room rather nicely without being over the top. This candle has also lasted a long time. The box says it burns for up to 30 hours. I know this often isn't the case, but I have to say that with this one it really has lasted about that long, so I think it was worth the £1.99 she said she paid for it.
It also looks rather attractive I think in its little glowing glass jar and it doesn't look overly feminine at all.
Overall a nice Christmas candle which reminds me of the festive season and ideal for this time of the year.
With the dark nights setting in from 4.30pm on an evening, my hopes of some form of summer have been well and truly dashed. I'm a lot more motivated when it's warm and bright but the lead up to the festive season is a time I really like. I also find it a wonderful excuse to "chill out" on the sofa in my dressing gown as the dark cold nights draw in. Mr Lools and I really are big kids at heart and as soon as we see the Christmas themed products filling the shelves of the department stores and supermarkets we do seem to get swept along in all of the festive excitement and stock up (extremely) early on all of these Christmas themed products. Candles are a big purchase, especially those with warm cosy, festive scents and we always look out for the Glade Festive range each year. Our local Asda store was stocking these mid-October so in our usual fashion, we bundled a large number of candles from the range into our shopping trolley which included the Glade Spiced Apple Candle.
***Glade Spiced Apple Candle***
The Glade Spiced Apple Candle is described as "with the fragrance of Spiced Apple, enjoy a magical blend of winter spices with cinnamon and juicy apple to bring a warm and festive atmosphere to your home."
The Glade Spiced Apple Candle is part of the Glade "Festive" range of scented candles from the JC Johnson brand. The candle comes in a circular glass jar which has a slightly wider base than rim so is a slight bulb shape. The jar is about 5cm in diameter and 6cm high. The candle jar is clear glass but is frosted with a deep red colour at the top of the jar filtering down to a white coloured base. On the jar there are gold swirls decorating the jar and holly and berry shapes giving this candle a real festive feel to it.
The candle comes in a square cardboard sleeve which is easily removed before use. This gives you all of the product information and lighting instructions.
According to the packaging the candle has over 30 hours of burning time.
The usual selling price of these candles is £4.00. I think this is quite expensive and tend not to purchase at full price. Asda currently have all of the candles in the Glade Festive range on special offer and I stocked up as they were priced at £2.00. Discount stores such as Wilkinson's and B&M's tend to sell these candles cheaper at around the £2.50 mark continuously.
We tend to burn scented candles only on an evening. This is mainly when we spend the most time in our living areas and secondly it is when our children have gone to bed. For safety reasons I tend not to light candles when my 21 month old children are around so obviously with this candle the same safety implications apply as they do with other candles. I also do not leave the candle to burn unsupervised and I tend to light it in an open area away from curtains.
Prior to using the Glade Spiced Apple Candle we have tried out other candles from the Glade Festive range which we have been very impressed with for the scent whilst burning and the long lasting scent once the candles have been extinguished so had high hopes for this candle.
I do feel that the Glade Spiced Apple Candle has a feel festive feel to it and the design on the frosted red jar is very pretty but it is also very festive. The candle itself is also made from a deep red wax which adds to this Christmas feel. This is within the "festive" range so you would expect this however I do feel if you are burning the candle in October/ early November like we are it does look slightly like a Christmas decoration and I do not put my Christmas decorations up until early December. Some of the other candles from the Festive range are a little more subtle and less Christmas decoration looking!
Lighting the candle initially is very easy. Glade states to optimise burning to trim the wick. I tend to use a lighter to light the candle which is easy to do when the wick is near the top of the jar. However once the wax has burnt down past half way in the jar I struggle to fit my hand and lighter far enough into the jar to reach the wick as the top of the jar is narrow. I now use a longer match as I with my lighter method I suffered too many burnt fingers. Those with a candle lighter should have no issues. Extinguishing the flame is very easy but I do find the wick glows for around 1 minute after it has gone out. Because I go to bed straight after the candle gets put out I tend to wait until I know the candle has definitely gone out because on one occasion the candle lit up again but luckily I was still watching to ensure it had gone out completely.
I always burn the candle on a candle plate because I put it on a very expensive oak cabinet to burn so I do not want to take an risks that it would mark the wood. Although the glass jar does heat up at the sides so you can burn your fingers if you touch the base of the jar does not get as hot. Mr Lools did put one of these candles onto a wooden side table without a coaster and it did not leave a mark but I personally just do not like to risk it.
Glade states the candle has a 30 hour burning life and I would say we got around 26-28 hours out of the ones that we purchased. We would light the candle around 7pm on an evening and extinguish around 11pm when we went to bed. I find the candles usually last a week before I have to put it in the bin.
What I like about the Glade candles is that they burn evenly. The wax burns so that you do not end up with a concave in the middle of the candle and wax is left up the side of the jar. As it burns down this makes it easier to light. I find cheaper candles are more difficult to light once they have gone past the half-way point as there is so much wax left on the side of the jar.
I really like the scent of the Glade Spiced Apple Candle. Before the candle is lit there is quite a strong scent of cinnamon however when the candle is lit the cinnamon scent is a lot more subtle than I initially thought. The scent is of a warm apple scent, with the subtle cinnamon giving quite a sweet spicy aroma very much like a fruit cake cooking. This gives a very warm homely feel and very festive scent.
Neither Mr Lools nor I smoke and we do not allow others to smoke in our house but we do cook an evening meal on an evening. Because of the design of our home it is pretty much open plan and we have a living room/ dining room which then leads to a large separate kitchen however we cook with the kitchen door open so cooking scents spread into the living area. I would not describe cooking scents as unpleasant but I do not like these scents to linger especially the following morning when you walk downstairs. I find that not many air fresheners get rid of some scents especially garlic or if something has been fried. If we light the Glistening Snow candle on an evening and allow it to burn for 2 hours the scent after only around 30 minutes has completely gone. What I particularly like about most candles from the Glade Festive range is the following morning when I get up and go into the living room where we have been burning the candle the room still has the scent of the candle. However with the Glade Spiced Apple Candle this is not the case and the scent does not have the same staying power. I have sometimes smelt a very light cinnamon scent but this is very rare. The candle does get rid of most cooking smells however I have found that when cooking quite strong foods (like curry) the Glade Spiced Apple Candle does not get rid of this whereas the Glade Glistening Snow Candle does.
I really do like the scent of the Glade Spiced Apple Candle as it gives a room a very warm cosy glow when lit and gives off a very warm inviting smell. The candle when burning has a fruity sweet apple scent with a subtle sweet but spicy cinnamon smell which is extremely festive and homely; very much like baking a cake. However this candle is not my favourite from the Glade Festive range and I feel it is let down slightly because the scent is not as long lasting and it does not eliminate all odours like some of the other candles from the range do.
The rounded glass jar the candle is contained within is pretty and very festive however because of the red and gold design it does look very much like a Christmas decoration. In my opinion this is great for December but a little too festive if you plan on burning this candle like we do in October.
When on special offer the candle is an excellent purchase and costing only £2.00 with a 30 hour burn time I think this is a good value scented candle.
My main criticisms of the candles from the Glade range is the price (at full price) as I think at £4.00 this is excessive especially if you consider some of the IKEA TINDRA range of scented candles have quite similar scents but cost of £1.50. My second criticism is that once the candle has burnt down past half way you need a long taper or match or candle lighter to light the candle. Because of the shape of the jar being slightly narrow at the top it is difficult to get the flame of a standard lighter close enough to the wick and I end up with burnt fingers!
A warm festive scent for my home, even if it was October when I started burning the candle!
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 this range of Glade scented candles advertised over Christmas time and picked up a few in various scents. This Spiced Apple 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: "Enjoy a magical blend of winter spices with cinnamon and juicy apple to bring a warm and festive atmosphere in your home."
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. This one is clearly decorated with the picture of an apple and a stick of cinnamon so you can tell straight away what the fragrance should be like. These candles come in their own rounded glass holders, which have a printed image on the outside. This one has a lovely holly design in a bold deep red colour, which fits in well with the time that it was released, and still looks pretty the rest of the year round. The candle itself is made of a rich red coloured wax that nicely fits in with the apple theme.
I was pretty sure 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 could easily be identified as apple with mixed spices. I find this a very comforting fragrance that is nice and homely, and really refreshes my rooms. Although it is part of the Christmas range it was not overly festive, and I've still been using it these past few weeks, until it ran out the other day. It has a nice warm scent to it and the spices complement the apple to make a gorgeous tasty blend. 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. The spices add depth to the light and sweet apple scent so that it is well balanced.
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 only leave it burning for an hour or two at most and this leaves the room heavily fragranced. It is very effective at boosting the mood and freshening up your rooms. After the candle has completely burned out you are left with a pretty holder which can then be re-used. Sadly there was a bit of waste leftover from this candle, as when the wick burned down it seemed to burn away wax more on one side of the holder than the other. There is still quite a bit of wax left in the holder and I will be salvaging that to melt together with my candle making kit to really get the most out of it and avoid throwing anything away.
I would definitely buy Glade scented candles again as they are great value for money, produce a wonderful effect and look lovely too. This particular fragrance is very pleasant and I am looking forward to trying the others that I have in this range.
I love candles and this is one of my favourites. Scented candles can be quite expensive, so if you just want a low-cost, easy-to-find candle then go for Glade!
This candle smells absolutely divine, a definite must-have for Christmastime with its yummy apple and cinnamon smell. Unlike a lot of cheapish candles, this one maintains an amazing smell for the entire burning period, and the smell really does filtrate throughout the room (and in my case most of my flat) whilst it's burning. I live with a smoker and it even manages to overpower that, which is fantastic.
Glade claims that it has up to 30 hours of burn time, I am a prolific candle-user and for me it lasted about two weeks burning for a few hours each day. It also comes in a lovely little glass jar, which I tend to keep after the candle has burned away and put a little tea-light candle in it instead (which actually helped burn more of the wax so I benefitted from apple-cinnamon goodness for an extra few hours).
Another major benefit that got me hooked on Glade in the first place was that I was actually able to smell it in the shop before I bought it as it comes in a cardboard box, instead of plastic. I was worried that this kind of packaging would dilute the smell but was happily surprised when it didn't.
I bought mine from Wilkinson's for about £4 (sorry can't exactly remember) but there might still be some leftover Christmas-smells on offer. I say go for it - a good smell is a good smell!
Glade Spiced Apple scented candle
This is the second of these lovely little glass jars containing the scented candle from Glade that I have tried. They just sort of popped into my trolley as they were on special at £1.50 each. I do have a few candles I bought from Amazon (thanks Nar2 ) 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 Spiced Apple fragrance and the previous one which was Honey and Chocolate which I was less impressed with.
The jar is a warm burgundy with a holly 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 an bright red apple with a cinnamon stick the words "Spiced Apple". 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 Christmas 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! As we were all in the room with our little granddaughter playing with all her noisy toys.
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 lightly spicy but fresh. I. When I held the candle unlit under my nose I could smell a lovely sweet cinnamon smell with a hint of fruitiness. The room smelled comfortably sweet and slightly of cinnamon, a bit like a spicy fruit cake cooking in the oven.
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".
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 fruit spiced cake sort of 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 was a vast improvement on the 'Chocolate and honey' scented one and Glade you have just about redeemed yourself with this one and I hope the other candles I have are as good as this otherwise I shall be very wary of Glade scented candles in future. 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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