“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Candles / Category: Home Fragrance „
My boyfriend took me to ikea for my very first visit two weeks ago. We're moving house and I love furniture shopping a bit too much. I was told by his Mum about the awesome range of candles that Ikea do and was keen to go and check them out. Of course, me being me; I came out with a basket full. Among my purchases was this pack of candles.
Heres the details: In the plastic film wrapped pack, you get 36 candles for a cool price of £1.50. They are of regular tea light size and shape. They come in a great range of scents; berry, fruit, apple, vanilla and a peachy sort-of-scent. The pack includes three different colours and it might be my nose making things up but each colour in a pack has a slightly different scent. The downside is that each candle only burns for 3 and a half hours. You can't buy these on the online ikea shop unfortunately so anyone who wants some would have to make the journey to their nearest Ikea.
I chose the red berry candles as I loved the colour and the scent and much preferred them to the other packs on offer. I have them in a black bowl on my living room coffee table and they look really great! I'm sure that the colour and scent would really suit bedrooms too.
Talking of the scent itself; These little tea lights are quite powerful! I currently live in a house share with three guys so I use them to make the living room smell less of boy! They do that job really well! Not only that, the scent is warm and luxurious, I think they would be lovely to be used around Christmas time.
My beef with these candles is that they really don't last long at all. I like to have candles lit in the afternoon and evening when people are around to enjoy them. I will light them, pick up a book or start some work and by the time I'm finished, the candles have been used up and I find myself getting up to replace them. However, I realise that there is fair warning about this on the packaging and it is my own fault that I didn't pick up any longer lasting ones.
Overall, I love these candles. They smell and look absolutely amazing and I would continue to buy them if:
a) Ikea was closer, or allowed me to purchase them online.
b) They lasted longer!
I highly recommend these candles to anyone who doesn't mind these factors.
As Christmas comes it is no surprise that I usually get given an array of candles and tea lights as the majority of friends and family know how much I love receiving and using them around our home. This year was no exception and I ended up with such an assortment of different candles that I could have opened up my own candle shop, with one such gift being a pack of Ikea Tindra Tealights. I had seen these tealights around the Ikea store in the past however; having never bought them myself I was keen to see how they would perform.
My Ikea Tindra Tea lights come simply packaged in what can only be descried as a thick layer of plastic which grouped the 36 tealights together into a solid block. There are a number of colour ways to chose from and I recall seeing them in neutral tones, soft pinks and purples, greens and then as in my case more vibrant colours such as red and orange. Why I was given the red, orange and yellow tealights I shall never know, as my house is a sea of neutrality with blues and purples being the only accent colours. Upon opening the plastic shield, the tealights pop easily out of their plastic home and can be described as being standard in size with a light metal casing and a sturdy white wick. There is an even number of each colour in a pack and so in my case I have 12 orange, 12 red and 12 yellow lights.
These tealights are scented and I believe that the scent differs according to the colour way purchased. In my case, the red, orange and yellow tealights are scented with what can only be described as a tropical smell which is fruity and light in odour. The fragrance is pleasant and whilst it was distinguishable whilst the tealights were in the pack I was interested to know how they would smell once lit. The tealight casing though metal in material is quite flimsy and does have a tendency to dent easily therefore I store my tealights in a drawer in between uses to prevent knocking.
To use these tealights I simply place them in an appropriate tealight holder before pulling the wick away from the body of the tealight so that it is in a vertical position and lighting with a match. I must stress from own experience the importance of placing the tealights in a holder as I have in the past left an exposed tealight on a kitchen counter leaving a round little scorch mark when the tealight was discarded. The wick ignites very easily in my opinion and produces a strong flame. In our house these tealights generally last for around 3 to 3 ½ hours burning time at which point the wick has used up all the wax and you are left with a small silver tin to discard.
In my opinion these are good quality tealights for the price that they cost and they do the job very well. The tealights look lovely at this time of the year as the flame jumps around in my clear glass holders and therefore I enjoy using them for the sparkle that they produce. I also have used mine in a tart burner with success. The scent of these tealights is very faint compared to some of the more expensive brands such as Yankee in which the smell jumps out on you as you enter the room, however I can detect a hint of scent when these are being burned which is more noticeable the closer that you are to the tealight.
These tealights are priced at £1.75 for a pack of 36 tealights from the Ikea store. Effectively this equates to just under 5p per tealight or more scientifically a minimum of 108 hours of burn time for the entire pack. The reasonable price of these tealights and the usefulness of them around my home means that I consider the price a bargain and would definitely consider buying these tealights myself in the future, albeit not in the vibrant colours that I currently own.
I would highly recommend these tealights to you and as a result they score an excellent four stars from me.
Thanks for reading! x
I discovered Ikeas Tindra tealight candles just over 6 months ago whilst shopping for items for our wedding.
We wanted tealights whilst we have our wedding breakfast and was recommended to try these by a close friend and we was not disapointed with them.
They are the standard size for tealights whih is around 1 and a half inches, however they also sell a larger size which is just over 2 inches.
They come in the silver folder to keep the melting wax from covering any surface you put them on, however i would recommend putting them into a tealight holder to prevent scorching or marking any surface you put them on.
The silver holder is very flimsy and dents very easily so i would recommend looking at all the packets in the store so you can get some without dents or folded edges. Something we had to so we had perfect ones for our wedding.
Now there is 6 different scents which have their own colours so you can spot the scent you want without having to look at all the packaging.
The scents and colour are :-
Green - Apple
Brown - Apple and cinnamon
Red - Red berries
Cream - Vanilla
Pink - Rose
Orange - Tropical
My personal favourite is the Vanilla, they really do smell like ice cream and the scent lasts for hours after they have finished burning which is roughly around 3 hours burning time.
We have tried all the scents and we have found that the Apple ones, although they do have an aroma they are not as strong as the other scents.
We brought the Red berries ones for our wedding venue and they filled the entire room (which was very large) for the entire night and we only had to light 16 candles that was placed on the tables .
The smaller tea lights are sold in packs of 36 tealight, which have 3 different shades of the colour in them although they all smell the same
The larger tealights are sold in packs of 12 and again have 3 different shades of the colour in them.
For 36 small tealights, they are £1.75
for 12 large tealights, they are £2.50
I have never brought any other candles from anywhere else since we have found these. They are strong scented, last a long while whilst burning and the aroma lingers afterwards. They are also very reasonably priced.
The only downfall i have found is that if you burn them in a colder room they do not melt evenly and the sides of the candles are left intact whilst the middle of the candle has burnt away, so i would recommend burning them in a warmer room.
With a love of Yankee candles I often buy myself large bags of tealights. I don't usually burn scented tealights at the same time as using anything Yankee but seeing as these cost just £1.75 for 36 of them not only did I use them occasionally for burning my Yankee wax tarts but I also used them in a tealight holder and on candle plates I own for a bit of a homely feel of a night time.
These come in a variety of different scents and colours. Mine came in a clear plastic bag and I was simply told what they were on them and contact details for Ikea were clearly given and that sort of thing, its very basic and easy to tear open packaging this not a resealable bag.
I bought mine in the rose scented option which meant I got 3 different shades of pink tealights in silver throw away holders. On the bag I was told I'd get 3.5 hours of burn time from each and I got about 3 hours ish from every single one of them which was great.
They are simply round in shape and the holders are full of wax with a white wick to the centre of each one which is rather long. I found that I didn't need to trim the wick at all and that they were easy to light. However I expected a rose scent from them that I could detect if smelling an unlit tealight sadly though when burning them they gave off a lovely flame and light but no real scent at all.
The one thing I can say is that they worked great as they were so unscented under my Yankee wax tarts and that they burn evenly and with no spills at all and although they have no real scent to them I would buy them again as they are great quality and cheap ta boot!
Only available from Ikea and in different fragrances too.
I don't visit Ikea very often as its a bit of a trek. However I do enjoy looking around the store and think they have some good offers. On my last visit several months ago I picked up a pack of Tindra tea lights as they really appealed to me!
The tea lights come in a variety of fragrances including pink rose,apple,vanilla and tropical fruit. I opted for the pink rose as I really love the scent of roses and hoped these tea lights would fill my room with lovely fragrance. The tea lights are the same size as other brands of tea lights I have bought and Ikea claim they have a burn time of 3 1/2 hours. I paid £1.75 for a pack of 36 and thought this was a very reasonable price.
The tea lights come in a clear plastic bag and there are 3 different shades of colour. As I had purchased the pink rose variant my pack included 3 shades of pink from dark to light. The tea lights are encases in a small metal cup holder and have a decent sized wick. I have a tea light holder that takes several tea lights. I really had high hopes of these tea lights and so was very disappointed at the lack of scent! They did burn well although perhaps not for as long as the 31/2 hours Ikea claim! However there was very little scent and I certainly would not have identified it as rose! They do give a slightly sweet scent but it really isn't that p[pleasant as far as I'm concerned!
Overall these tea lights burn well ,but I really don't like the scent! I will not be buying these again!
I have been buying IKEA's scented 'Tindra' tea lights for a good few years now. They're not a regular purchase as IKEA is not somewhere I go all that often, but I'm onto my fourth or fifth pack now.
The Tindra tea lights come in two different sizes and I will discuss both in this review as I have found that the different sizes perform differently from each other. First there are the regular tea lights which are an inch and a half across, the same as any other standard tea light. These give a three and a half hour burn time according to the pack I have in front of me. Then, there are my favoured ones, the large tea lights. These are 2 and a quarter inches wide and give a nine hour burn time each.
The tea lights come in a variety of fragrances and each pack contains three different shades of the same colour. From what I can tell the shade of candle doesn't have any impact on the fragrance, although I could be wrong about that. My favourites are the brown ones, which are apple and cinnamon, closely followed by the green ones which are just apple. I also have a pack of the red berry ones open at the moment, but I'd describe that scent as just OK. Cream, which I think is vanilla, pink which is rose and orange which is tropical fruit are also available.
The tea lights are presented in silver foil cups, like the majority of those on the market. I find that the cups are very soft and will dent easily and it can be a chore to find a pack that isn't misshapen at times.
I mentioned that I prefer the larger tea lights. The reason for this is that not only do they burn longer than the smaller ones, but I find the intensity of the scent is much better. I started off buying the larger ones, so when I purchased my first pack of regular sized tea lights I was very disappointed with them. I find I need to group three of the small ones together to get enough scent to fill a room, whereas the larger ones can fill more than one room with fragrance on their own.
At the moment I am burning the green apple scented variety. The scent is juicy green apples and like other fragrances in the Tindra range, I find it to be a little bit sweet and not completely natural. Even so, I can't complain - the scent is still very nice if perhaps not as true to life as some of the fragrances I have used from my favourite candle brand, Yankee. This said, it is most definitely still identifiable as apple, but the sort of apple scent you get from a shampoo or a sweet.
The candles burn evenly and slowly and the longevity is great. Nine hours from one of the larger tea lights is fantastic in my opinion and I normally light them for just a few hours before blowing the candle out, meaning that I can get a few days use from just one. I also find the scent lingers after the candle is blown out, so the longevity is great.
The small tea lights come in a pack of 36 and cost £1.75. The larger tea lights come in a pack of 12 and cost £2.50.
Would I recommend the Tindra tea lights? Well, yes, but only the larger ones. They give a strong and welcoming scent that is long lasting, whereas the small ones have little impact unless burning several together.
I am a big fan of Ikea and I like to go a few times a year and when I am there I always like to buy a few of their Tindra candles. Not only do I buy the Tindra candles but more than anything I get a bag of the tealights which comes in a bag of 36 which is a very good amount for the price. These come in a few different scents and are great for candle holders or to put on stands, anywhere really as I love to light candles around the house. These are a worthwhile buy as they do last a long time and come in useful for anything.
These tealights come in a tray of 36 and they are just your standard looking tealights, a small circle of wax with a wick and they have a metal tray case round them to keep them safe for when all of the wax has melted. I usually buy the white candles which are the natural, original ones and they are normally a light vanilla scent. You can get red ones, brown, pink, green and orange, it all depends what your colourscheme in your room is as to which you buy. They also have mixed selections if you want a bit of variety in your candles.
IKEA TINDRA TEA LIGHTS
To begin with you just take them out of the packaging and then make sure you place them on a surface so that they don't leave a mark and are in a safe place. The diameter of these candles is 38mm and they have a burning time of 3.5 hours which isn't really too bad when you think of the price you are paying and the candles you get in this pack. It is a good burning time definitely and when I have mine lit I would say this is about right but I never usually leave them burning this long so blow them out and relight them again.
The advice given by Ikea is that for the scent to remain longer you need to keep these in a jar with a lid, I don't really do this though as there is usually still a nice light scent in the air even if you have them lying about for a little while. The safety information given with these tealights is to never leave a burning candle unattended and also to not burn candles near any flammable materials. The candle cup is made from aluminium and the candle itself is made from paraffin/vegetable wax which is normal for a candle.
In the whole pack of 36 I tend to find that all of the candles will always light, you might get the odd faulty wick that will not light no matter what but what is one tealight when you have gotten these so cheap. They usually light really easily with a match and they only tend to go out by themself when the whole candle has fully melted and there is no wax left, then they will just go out and can be thrown out. They are good quality though and having bought cheap tealights before I have had the most success with burning time on the Ikea Tindra tealights.
I would recommend these definitely to anyone who likes to have candles burning around the house. The quality is really good with these and the colour and scent range is definitely worth having a play around with as you can have new scents in your home. I always have a pack of these in as I like to have tealights ready to replace those that have already burned and the nice scent they create in my home always makes it more welcoming. There is a good amount in this pack to keep your home full of tealights for a good while.
You can buy these at all Ikea stores a pack of 36 will cost you £1.75 and on the official Ikea website you can check to see if they are currently in stock before going to the store.
The official Ikea website is http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/.
We used these tealights as table decorations at our wedding reception earlier this year, and have since been trying to use up the ones we had leftover! Our colour scheme was pink and silver, and as we bought the candle holders from Ikea, it made sense to get the tealights at the same time. We spotted these tealights and I decided they would be ideal, as they contained a few different shades of pink which I thought would bring a bit of interest to the tables. These are a standard size for a tealight, looking about the same size as a fifty pence piece (38mm diameter to be precise), so this makes them suitable for any standard sized tealight holders.
The tealights are available in several different colours schemes, including pink, green, beige/cream, orange, red, and brown. Each set contains three variations on the colour scheme, so the set we had which was pink contained very light pink, mid-pink, and a hot pink which was almost cerise in colour. There are 36 tealights in a pack, and this is made up of 12 of each colour. Although this was useful for us because I wanted a bit of variety in the different shades of pink, I imagine it would be a bit annoying if you were after just one particular colour. These tealights currently cost £1.75 for a pack of 36.
The tealights are scented, and although I could smell the fragrance in the packet, I have to admit this got lost in the restaurant despite having a lot of these candles scattered around. At home, I do notice the fragrance but only slightly, it isn't overwhelming or particularly noticeable, more of a background scent. You can only smell it properly if you stick your nose next to it, which obviously isn't recommended what with burning candles getting rather hot! The fragrance is allegedly of rose, hence the pink colour, and the others in the range have scents which relate to their colour also.
Ikea state that the burning time of these candles is around 3.5 hours which is probably about right as I noticed they were still going towards the end of our wedding meal which must have lasted a good few hours. I'm not sure how this compares to other brands of candle as I don't really use tealights very often. They are easy to light and I have never had any issues getting the wick to light, although hubby is usually in charge of extinguishing candles as I'm quite forgetful so he doesn't trust me not to forget one and end up burning the house down.....
Interestingly, if you are purchasing these as decorations for a special occasion, it is worth noting that there are matching and co-ordinating items available. We bought the Ikea neglinge tealight holders to display these tealights, and that worked perfectly for the effect we were trying to achieve. I notice they also recommend on their website that they have matching napkins available, which could be useful if you are trying to co-ordinate all your table decorations for a party or special event.
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I'm not a huge fan of Ikea; I don't dislike the place as some people do, but it's just too far away and when I do make the effort to travel there I can never seem to find any of the showstopping bargains that everyone else finds. Hell, our 'local' store wasn't even running the cheapo breakfast deal last time we visited - something that irritated my other half no end as he was 'starving' by this point and needed greasy sustenance before battling the hordes inside the store. Well, a Kit Kat had to suffice and we set off looking for all the things we had on our list - candles weren't on my list (in fact I'm certain Mark attempted to steer me away from them) but after arriving at the display I decided to stock up on a few bits and pieces.
The Tindra tealights are more expensive than I'd usually pay for this type of this, costing £1.75 for 36 tealights. I'd normally pay £1 - £1.20 for 75 or 100, depending on where I'm shopping at the time - despite this, I'd say the price I paid was well worth the money as the tealights burn so beautifully and have a longer burn time than my usual Sainsbury's or Poundland tealights. These Tindra tealights are scented and there are a range of scents available, I chose the Rose selection (basically because they're pink, I like pink) but could have picked vanilla, a fruity selection or possibly the most revolting cinnamon fragrance I've ever had the misfortune to smell.
The wicks on all 36 tealights are very long, they don't need trimming because they burn down quickly and evenly with no charring or uneven flame. At first I've noticed that the flame burns higher than I'd like but this soon dies down to a more manageable level to create a lovely twinkling glow that looks fabulous in (mainly) my Yankee Candle tart burner and also dropped into the various tealight holders I have dotted around the house. I'm impressed with the strong flame which burns beautifully throughout the lifespan of the tealight and begins to melt my wax tarts within a few short minutes of placing it at the bottom of the burner.
The scented aspect isn't the best; although the tealights smell gorgeous before lighting the scent doesn't really transfer well to the air once you light them. This isn't really an issue for me as any fragrance would quickly be swallowed up by the stronger wax tarts, but I have a tealight holder which holds six tealights so it would be nice to be able to light all six and have even a vague rose fragrance drifting around my living room. This doesn't happen and I can't help but feel a little cheated considering how much these cost for so few tealights as surely the upshift in price is (in part) due to the fact that these are scented. In my pack there are twelve each of pale pink, mid pink and a darker pink tealights and all have a slightly different scent - it's all a variation on a rose theme with the dark pink being the most robust fragrance, and the pale pink having a more sugared scent that reminds me slightly of Turkish Delight. This is obviously when the tealights are in their unlit state as once burning none of the fragrances are particularly apparent, if anything it's the pale (and generally more vague) tealight which throws out the strongest scent (in relative terms) once lit.
The tealights are provided in good quality metal cups which feel comfortable as I pick them up and don't get hot, you're not supposed to move lit candles obviously but sometimes the need arises and I can tell you that these don't burn your fingers and are high enough to prevent molten wax sloshing out as you move them. A fireman friend told me once that these metal cups conduct heat so well that they in themselves are a fire hazard, obviously there's no way to avoid using them unless you're prepared to pay mega bucks for Yankee Candle tealights which come in plastic cups - these Tindra tealights do get very warm on the base after they've been burning for a while so I'd definitely recommend you don't burn them on wooden surfaces and always use a tealight holder or at the very least a non-flammable plate.
The promised three hour burning time of each tealight is spot on, making them slightly longer lasting than the cheaper tealights I buy. This is great as I burn a wax tart every day so it's good to know that I'm going to get a lengthier period of fragrance when using the Tindra version, a complaint would be that if I have to blow one out for whatever reason they're really hard to relight as the wax tends to solidify over the wick. This is a nuisance and although I can usually dig out the wick using a pin I haven't always got the time (or patience!) and this means a few tarts have already been binned despite the fact that they were only half used.
Overall I'd recommend these tealights if you happen to be in Ikea and need tealights. The pack of 36 just about lasted me for a week so it's not exactly cost effective for me personally, however if you don't use as many as I do on a daily basis then the quality is worth the extra pennies regardless of the poor scent.
Our nearest Ikea is not exactly close at hand, so we tend to make an annual trip, where we seem to spend a small fortune. One thing that I always like to stock up on are candles, as I like Ikea's range and prices! On my last trip to Ikea, I picked up a pack of these Tindra tealights, which currently cost £1.75 for a pack of 36. Now there are better value packs of tealights out there, but I liked the fact that these were scented, plus they also came a variety of fragrances.
Of the various fragrances on offer, including apple and berry, I chose the natural vanilla pack, as I thought they would look the best in some of my tealight holders, as my living room decor is also natural. I love vanilla, and was hoping for a lovely scent to fill the room when I would light a handful of these tealights, especially since most tealights that you buy in large packs are unscented.
Of the 36 tealights in the pack, there are three various shades of tealight, all a variance on the natural colour. Like other tealights, this Ikea range of candles come in little metal holders to protect you and your tealight holder from wax.
When I first put these tealights into my tealight holder in our front room which holds 6 tealights, as I said I was expected to get the lovely aroma of vanilla, but unfortunately I can't say I got that. Yes, these tealights are easily lit and they do burn well leaving nothing but the wick at the end (in fact, they are meant to have a burning time of 3 and a half hours, which I would say is realistic) but there really is little to no scent went they are burning. Despite the scent being very obvious when you open the pack, it just doesn't seem to linger when actually burning, which is very disappointing, and therefore you may as well simply purchase a big bulk bag of unscented tealights.
All in all, these tealights do burn well and do last the length of time suggested by Ikea however, if you are purchasing these tealights simply for the scent, which in my case I was, then you will be disappointed, and you may as well go for the better value option of buying a big pack of unscented tealights that will burn just as well without claiming to give any scent. On a final note I cannot comment on the scent of some of the other fragrances within the Tindra range, but I cannot really recommend these tealights in the vanilla scent.
Ikea Tindra Tealight Candles
On one of our many Ikea trips we have made in recent months we found ourselves purchasing a pack of Ikea Tindra Tealight candles. I have a fascination with candles and simply love the atmosphere they create. On our coffee table we have a couple of small glass dishes which I like to put candles in while they burn as this creates a lovely shadowy effect on the walls. The ideal candle for these dishes are tealight ones and therefore I remember thinking how nice it would be to have some scented ones to add even more atmosphere.
Ikea Tindra tealights are available in a variety of scents including Vanilla, Apple and Rose. We chose the rose scented ones as I seem to remember it was pretty close to Valentines day, cheesy, I know!
The different scents have different coloured tealights, i.e.: the vanilla scents are creamy colours and the apple are different shades of green. Our packet of rose scented tealights contains 36 tealights in 3 shades of pink, with the darkest being almost red.
Upon first removing a tealight from the packet I took a deep sniff and was really pleased with the gorgeous scent of roses... just as they should be! The smell was lovely and fresh and in a way rather sweet so because of this I was really looking forward to lighting one and making the room smell nice and flowery.
Light the Candle
I found the tealights really easy to light and I can easily light 2 tealights with just one match. Once lit I was expecting our room to be filled with the lovely soft scent of roses, however, I was slightly disappointed as while the candles do give off a lovely scent when they are unlit I really struggled to detect any kind of scent once they are lit. Most of the time when we have tealights burning we use 2 as we have 2 dishes and I like it to be even, but even with 2 tealights burning we still struggle to smell them unless we sit extremely close to the table. I found this to be really disappointing, especially as this meant that the cheaper scented tealights I had bought in Lidl were much stronger and better.
While the scent from the candles was quite disappointing, I did find that the tealights melt into gorgeous shades of pink when they are lit, with the darkest one turning a really nice deep red. The tealights burn steadily and as the packaging states they will burn for around 4 hours, which I think is perfect for us as we usually have them on in the evening and they burn out at around the time we are heading for bed.
As with all candles you should observe the safety warnings even for tealights. We always burn our tealights on a heatproof surface, within our glass dishes or on specially designed candle holders because even though they are so small the little metal dishes they are contained in can get really hot.
We bought our tealights in Ikea here in Krakow, but I have checked on Ikeas UK website and it tells me that you can buy them in the UK for £1.69 for a pack of 36 tealights. I think this price is good and it is about the same as what we paid here, however I would like it more if I was getting more scent for my money!
Would I Recommend?
Yes, I would recommend the Ikea Tindra tealights even though they don't smell very strong, they do look nice and they are a good price, just don't expect to be whisked away into a garden of roses by the scent!
3 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading :)
I have bought packs and packs of candles over the years as I enjoy the warm lighting and the delicate fragrance of scented candles as it allows me to relax and wind down whether I'm sat watching a film, reading a book or having a bath I always need some candles to hand.
I've gone through so many cheap candles that burn out in no time or have hardly any scent at all and I've always found that the most expensive ones are the ones with the nicest and strongest smell and burn for hours, that was of course until I discovered ikea's huge candle collection. For under £2 I can have a pack of candles that will easily last me a couple of months (varies on how much I wish to have a candle lit evening)
Granted these candles are not as phenomenal as brands such as Yankee candle - however for an 8th of the price you really can't go wrong. They have a number of different scents available such as the tropical collection, rose and floral scents, cookie and vanilla cooking scents and my favourite; red berries! All smell absolutely amazing and it takes just one candle to burn for half an hour minimum before your entire room is filled with a cheerful aroma, and because of this I find myself using one candle up to three times if I'm just wanting to make my house smell good. Otherwise I've found that the candles last between 3-4 hours which is perfect for a lovely relaxing evening.
You get 36 candles all of which have a series of three scents from the same family, for instance the red berries collection includes smells similar to blackberries cherries and blueberry all infused together, each are similar colours but are slightly different so you can tell them apart and I always find it nice to light one of each colour at the same time so you can experience all the amazing smells together rather than individually.
The candles are great value and I always buy them whenever I have the chance to visit an ikea store. I don't need to buy another brand as they cater for my needs by being so cheap and convenient but great quality at the same time. Admittedly it is a bit limited with the fragrances they have to offer but if you're looking to save a few pounds then it really is a great idea.
As well as stocking up on Ikea's pack of standard tealights whenever I brave going into the store, I often can't resist grabbing a pack of scented tealights too.
Coming in at £1.69 for a pack of 36, these tealights cost just under 5p each and come in a range of scents, including Tropical Fruit and Apple. I opted for the vanilla scented pack. They are also complemented by the larger Tindra candles that come in glass jars, as well as larger pillar candles - all scented and all at reasonable prices!
These are standard size tealights and according to Ikea have a burning time of 3.5 hours each.
Each set of tealights has three different shades in the pack and in the vanilla pack that I purchased these are basically three varying shades of cream. The tealights come shrink-wrapped in plastic so as soon as I get home I unwrap them and place them in a basket I have in my living room to keep my candles in, as this isn't packaging you could possibly store your candles in after opening.
Despite the three different shades of tealight, I am pretty sure these all smell the same. To me it is a very subtle vanilla fragrance - it's neither too strong or too sickly - instead it's a really subtle scent and while you can smell this well when you first open the whole pack if you pick up a tealight on its own to have a sniff it really isn't that strong at all.
Light 'em up
I tend to light quite a lot of tealights at once - I have five coloured glass jars along my mantlepiece that I generally light together. And I do find that if I light multiple tealights at once that these do fill the room with a very faint scent. This is definitely not as strong with other scented tealights I've used - however it is quite a nice warm fragrance that although subtle is pleasant. I would also say that the burning time isn't far wrong - although 3.5 hours is definitely the absolute maximum you would get out of one of these!
Worth the extra pennies?
In all honesty I should probably stick with the cheaper, unscented tealights as these aren't really all that different other than having a bit of colour and a very subtle fragrance. But I guess I quite like the subtle fragrance and probably won't be able to resist buying them again from time to time. However, there are stronger scented tealights out there if you are really after something with a stronger fragrance.
When I first left home, I seemed to live at Ikea, I couldn't believe how cheap some of the products were.
One item that I sometimes pick up when I go is a set of Tindra Tea lights in the mixed berry fragrance.
The candles come in a long cardboard box and rows of 3 and stacked two high. In the mixed berry fragrance you get 12 light red, 12 deep red and 12 burgundy candles. I am not sure if there is any difference in the smell as to me they all seem to smell fruity.
The candles are like standard tea lights, about 3cm deep an 3.8cm in diameter.
*Price and availability*:
Available for all Ikeas stores and some of the product can be brought online. The cost for a 36 pack is £1.69
As well as the tea lights, Ikea also sell block candles and candles in glass tumblers, they also sell them in singles or packs of three.
They are available in several different fragrances; mixed fruit, apple, vanilla, rose, mixed berries and apple & cinnamon.
The fragrance is quite subtle and I found that to find out which fragrance you are buying (if you didn't look at the packaging), you would have to put the product to your nose.
Once the candle has been lit, it does take a good 10 minutes for you to be able to smell in the room and unlike other scented candle, you can really only smell in the room where you candle is.
The burn time is advertised as up to 3.5 hours, which I think is pretty accurate.
Overall, they are ok for the value but if you want a strong fragrance, these are recommended,
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My husband would say that I'm obsessed with candles, and I guess that he is probably right. I always have candles lit up in the house every evening, and I go through vast quantities of them. I especially like using scented candles and tealights to fragrance the room. I've found that Ikea seems to be the best place to buy tealights and candles, it certainly seems to be the cheapest.
I always pick up two or three of the packets of the Tindra scented tealights whenever I'm in Ikea.
They are just £1.69 for a packet of 36. They come in a wide range of fragrances; vanilla ice cream, rose, apple, exotic fruits, forest fruits, cinnamon apple, and only available at Christmas time - gingerbread. I've just recently bought a couple of packets each of cinnamon apple and gingerbread.
The tindra tealights burn for 3.5 hours each. They are very subtly fragranced, but you can definately smell the fragrance when you walk into the room, or walk past them. However is not an overpowering synthetic fragrance, it is very natural and close to what it should be mimicking. I tend to use half scented and half non scented each evening, as I burn so many candles around the house this both keeps the cost down, and also ensures that the fragrance isn't too much as I have so many tealights and candles on the go all at once.
My favourite tindra fragrances are the cinnamon apple and the gingerbread during the winter time, and the exotic fruits and the forest fruits during the summer time. I think that for the price the Ikea tindra scented tealights are brilliant, I've had more expensive scented tealights that haven't been half as good as these. I would certainly reccomend these to anybody.