“ Brand: Glade / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
Just before Christmas Tesco were selling Glade candles for £2.00 which is half price, I bought a few while they were on offer as I would never pay full price for one. One of them was Warm Orange and Spice which was a limited edition.
The candle is sold in a card box with one corner cut away allowing you to see the candle inside and give it a good sniff before you buy. The box is as you would expect mainly orange in colour and shows a picture of oranges and spice, it shows the Glade logo on most sides and also states that this will burn for up to 30 hours.
The wax is in a glass round container which measures approximately 3 inches high, its actually made from clear glass and Glade put a plastic wrap around it which to be honest makes it look like coloured glass its very effective. The wrap is mainly orange, cream and gold colour and looks really festive. There is a little band of tiny white snow flakes around the top and the rest of the container is decorated with gold and cream swirls and snowflakes. Its very pretty and despite looking festive I would use it at anytime of year.
The wax is a creamy colour and the smell just screams Christmas, its very sweet and spicy with a lovely fresh citrus hit. Its a strong fragrance but in no way overpowering its delicious.
Once lit the Glade candle soon starts to release the most gorgeous fragrance, its warm, sweet, spicy and fruity. Its a lovely welcoming scent that's warm and relaxing, it suits the festive season perfectly but I would be happy to burn this on any winters evening or even daytime.
I found the wax melted down evenly and none was wasted, I don't think I got the full 30 hours from mine in my opinion I would say 20 - 25 was nearer the mark but I was more than happy with that.
Price and Availability
Glade candles are available in several major supermarkets and online shops, Tesco stock them pretty regularly and periodically have them for half price, this is when I buy them, although I was really pleased with Warm Orange and Spice I don't think I would pay round about the £4.00 mark for it.
I have been very impressed with this candle from Glade, it was long lasting and smelt wonderful, the fragrance although strong wasn't overpowering and lingered for a while after the candle was out. All of the wax melted down evenly so there was no waste. Warm Orange and Spice is obviously aimed at the Christmas market but personally I would use this anytime of year.
Glade Orange and Warm Spice scented candle
This is one of a few of Glade's festive scented candle offerings that I picked up in Tesco before Christmas. They were all £2 which is apparently half price but I would never have paid $4 for them but £2 if okay. I do have a drawer full of candles but still thought these were worth trying as I do love my home to smell cosy ,welcoming and festive. 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 Orange and Warm Spice fragrance and the a couple of others as well.
The jar is a warm orange colour with a swirly 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 orange cut in half with star anise and the words "Orange and Warm Spice". 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 bought and used this candle before Christmas and had it burning on and off for a number of days for about 4 hours at a time . During this time there were people in and out constantly and we had quite a few extra visitors in the house so it had to work quite hard to makes its present known.
I had this in a small room but the door was always open and each time I went in and out I noticed the scent. I also noticed it as I passed the open door too so the scent did carry a fair way.
This fragrance is much more noticeable than some of the previous Glade offerings I have 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. When I held the candle unlit under my nose I could smell a lovely orange combined with a hint of sweet cinnamon smell and other festive spicy notes. The room smelled comfortably sweet and slightly of cinnamon, a bit like a spicy fruit cake cooking in the oven. Or one of those pomanders you make by stuffing cloves in oranges through the skin
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 sadly 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 mulled wine sort of orangey spicy fruit scent 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 I tried a while back .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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