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I actually got this as a free gift when I last placed an order on www.very.co.uk You didnt get a choice of scents but I love scented candles and I had seen this range about for a while but had yet to try them so I was keen to give them a try. When the candle arrived I saw that I had been sent Very Cherry. Fruity fragrances are almost always my first choice but cherry isnt one of my favourite scents however I was still keen to try it.
I could smell the candle through the tin which was promising as I love a candle to fragrance my entire room when used. I liked the tin design and thought it was quite different to most of the candles I have at home as most of these are jar candles.
The candle is approximately 3 inches wide at its widest point and two inches tall. The tins lid is easy to pull off and the design of the jar is pretty with lots of different jelly belly jelly beans on and it looks bright and fun.
Inside, the candle is a deep red. You can immediately smell the candle and the wick is thick at around 3mm. I lit the wick and was pleased with how well it began to burn as it didnt start to curl over or burn unevenly.
The scent that filled the room was rich and fruity. It had a strong cherry scent and it was really nice and heavily scented. I burned the candle for about 3 hours. After I blew out the candle I could still scent the fruity scent for a good couple of hours. I was really pleased with how small of a 'dent' this burn time took from my candle and it has burned evenly too. There was no burn time on the tin but I imagine it would burn for at least 30 hours, maybe even 50.
I like this candle and I think it is brilliant quality. I will definitely be looking out for more from the range.
I first came across the Jelly Belly range of candles and diffusers quite a while ago now and I have since tried all of the different mouth-wateringly delicious fragrances.
Jelly Belly state that their candles are 'the delicious flavours of Jelly Belly jelly beans in candle form'. There are 8 fragrances to choose from, including bubblegum, blueberry, coconut and apple. I love all of the different scents so it's hard to choose a favourite, but 'very cherry' is one that I re-purchase the most often as it has such a yummy, versatile scent. Plus, this isn't quite as overpoweringly sweet and girly as some of the other fragrances in the Jelly Belly range are, so my boyfriend doesn't complain too much that it makes the house smell like a perfume/sweet shop!
I usually buy my Jelly Belly candles from Topshop, but a wide range of other shops including Debenhams, John Lewis and Amazon sell them too. Prices vary depending on where you buy it from and the size of the candle as two different sizes are available and I buy the small version which comes in a tin. This retails at around £5.00 which I feel is a reasonable price considering the burn time and the gorgeous scent. A larger version which has double the burn time is also available and this retails at around £13.00.
The candle comes in a medium sized jar which I find really cute. The jar is made of quite a thin but sturdy metal and it is white with various pictures of different coloured jelly beans all over it. The name of the fragrance is written clearly on the front of the jar and underneath this it simply says 'highly fragranced candle'. Underneath the jar there's a little label with informaton on it including the burn time (16 hours) and brief safety warnings. The jar has a red lid which is very secure and I find it quite awkward to remove - I usually resort to prising it off with my nails. As soon as the lid is off the gorgeous smell begins to escape and I usually have a good sniff before I light it - it smells amazing, lol!
The candle itself is a dark red and it fills most of the jar, so you do get a reasonably good sized candle for the money. The long, thick wick is very sturdy and easy to light with a match or lighter. The strong (but not overpoweringly strong) smell begins to fill the room almost as soon as the wick is lit and within five minutes I am able to smell the scent in my living room, kitchen and generally most of the downstairs of my house. I usually light this in my open plan living room diner after I've cooked and we've eaten as it does such a great job of covering up the smell of food. I especially like lighting this in the evenings as it's a warm and homely scent in my opinion and it makes me feel quite comforted and relaxed. When I first tried this I found it quite overpowering but I soon got used to it and I find the strength pretty much perfect now - it's not at all weak but not migraine inducingly strong!
I was expecting this to smell quite natural and fruity but it's quite artificial smelling and while it does smell like cherries it is not a fruity smell - more of a sugarry, sweet shop smell. The smell is quite girly, however when compared to the bubblegum scent it is very subtle!! My boyfriend quite likes this as far as I'm aware and I've had several compliments from guests on the smell of my home while this has been burning. After the candle is blown out the smell lingers for a good hour or so which is the perfect amount of time in my opinion. I usually light this for 2-3 hours a day and after around a week the whole of the middle has melted leaving just the wick and a bit of wax on the sides. I feel that this is a decent amount of time considering the price and I also like that the little jar that it comes in can be re-used.
I use mine to store bits and bobs in such as coins and the jars look quite quirky and eye-catching sat on my dressing table. Overall, I highly recommend this candle. It's worth keeping in mind that it smells quite sweet and synthetic though and I doubt that this will appeal to everyone. I personally love it though and I give it a well deserved five out of five stars.
One of the first shops you come across when parking in my town is John Lewis. It was around Christmas time last year, so quite naturally I had a look around. I normally don't like big shops like this as there's so many things to look at and a lot of things are a bit expensive. I was just making my way out after ten minutes of looking around when that sweet smell hit my nose.
I span to find that I was next to a bunch of candles. So many different kinds, so many different scents. However the ones that immediately caught my eye was the Jelly Belly Jelly Bean range. I absolutely love jelly beans, so I got a little excited when I seen the candles. There are quite a few scents available some include lemon lime (my favourite) strawberry cheesecake, toasted marshmallow, very cherry, bubble gum, blueberry, crushed pine and coconut to name but a few!
The candles do come in different sizes. The smallest is around 4cm tall and 6cm wide. So a little small I think. They have around 16 hours burn time. I normally have mine in my bedroom so it doesn't really run out that quickly. The packaging is white with different coloured jelly beans and has a red lid, so there not hard to miss. The scent of the candle is found around the side and is normally the colour of the candle it's self.
When I finally got home with the very cherry I couldn't wait to try it! With in a few minutes of it burning the scent had filled the room and smelt of lovely, fresh, warm cherries. In the shop I wanted to eat every candle because of the scent. How I managed not to scoff the cherry flavoured wax at home I do not know!
The only thing I find a down side to this candle is the price. In John Lewis you can pick up the candle for around £5. Which I find quite steep. It's the brand I guess. You can also buy the candles of the jelly belly uk website for around the same price. You will also be able to view the other flavours that they do too. The only thing is you won't be able to smell those sweet, fruity smells. However if you do buy online I can assure you, you won't be disappointed. Just remember they can be a little small. The website is www.jellybelly-uk.com
I love all things Jelly Belly so when I saw that they now make candles I just had to try one! There is a small range of frangrances, all based around the jelly bean flavours, including Bubblegum, Tangerine and of course Very Cherry... all smell good enough to eat!
The price is pretty fair (I got my candle for £4), particluarly compared to many of the high-end candle ranges on the market, and despite the bargain price I found the candle to be really highly frangranced. Within a few minutes of lighting, the room smelt of lovely sweet candy cherries and the frangrance lingered for quite some time afterwards.
I've lit my candle several times for an hour or more each time, and it still has some life left in it, so the burn-time seems pretty good too - particularly considering the price.
I'm not sure these sugary-sweet smelling candles would be to everyones taste, but they're certainly a bit different from most of the home frangrances available - I love them and I'll definitely be working my way through the range!
Jelly Belly Fragrance Candle Tin (Very Cherry) - from £4 to £7 available on-line
Size: Height: 5.0cm (2.0")
Diameter: 6.5cm (2.6")
The candle is a deep red in colour and has a strong scent of cherries. The candle burns for approximately 16 hours, and is supplied in a tin, with a lid that will stop any dust getting into it. The smell itself is a little synthetic and sweet, but it is non the less wonderful.
The candle releases a strong smell while it is burning which does well to cover any smells around the home. The candle smell is long lasting, and they come in a range of other fragrances such as blueberry, buttered popcorn, bubble gum, crushed pineapple, mango, watermelon and toasted marshmallow.
The scent is well worth a go, and I would definitely worth purchasing, I have had this flavour of candle previously in both the tine form, and a glass jar. they do really well as scenting the house, and look wonderful too.
I recently purchased the Jelly Belly Liquorice flavoured candle from my local candle shop. When I lit the candle, it smelled like old cardboard so I emailed Jelly Belly and they sent me a replacement candle.
A few days later, I received a parcel with a Jelly Belly Very Cherry large jar inside. The candle comes in a jar which looks like it should hold some old sweets or seaside rock, it looks very lovely and can be used to do this once the candle has burned away. The jar does not state what weight it holds, but I believe it is around 11oz.
When you take the lid off the jar you can instantly smell the cherry. It is a very strong, sweet smell and hits your nostrils straight away. I think the best way to describe the smell, is a cherry flavoured sweet (such as cherry drops). It does not have your typical fruity cherry scent.
The bottom of the jar indicates that you should light the jar and leave it for a minimum of 4 hours before blowing it out. You should get 60 hours worth of burning time in the jar which means you should be able to light the candle around 15 times before it burns right down.
When I lit the candle, the scent seemed to spread around the whole house. Everywhere smelled very sweet for around an hour and the scent of cherry smelled amazing! However, after an hour or so, I found I could not smell the candle any longer. I don't know if I had grown used to the smell or if this was because the candle had lost it's scent after a while but I was very disappointed.
I purcahsed my first Jelly Belly jar for £9.99, this was at a reduced price and RRP is usually around £15 for one of these. For this price, I would recommend you pay an extra £2-3 and buy a Yankee Candle as these seem to have a stronger scent that lasts longer.
Whilst walking around John Lewis a few weeks ago to witness a morning demo led by an American company spokeswoman to try out their new Cuisinart soup maker blender (the one model I can't fit in my kitchen because of height restrictions) my attention was distracted briefly by the sweet smelling scents that had wafted through John Lewis. Whilst the air filled with black berries, then mango smells and finally marshmallow, my stomach grumbled with angst to find out what was making me feel hungry. Yet, there was no cooking to be found at the oven/cooking department and the soup ingredients in front of me had nothing to suggest the sweet smells.
After realizing that the fruity odours were leading me up to the ground floor from the escalator, I was half delighted and half disappointed to find that John Lewis were burning mere candles! Out of the ranges I've tried this year from Price's odour eliminator candles to IKEA, then Scottish company Shearer I was more than surprised to find a couple of Jelly Belly candle tins, pre lit and already on display.
John Lewis are only selling small candle tins of the famous American Jelly Belly jelly beans in scented wax form and priced at £5 for a small tin that measures approximately 5cm by 6cm, it doesn't bode well based on the size for such a premium price. There are eight different scents available however and from what I sampled, a menagerie of fruity and citrus scents on offer such as "Watermelon," "Crushed Pine," "Mango," "Lemon Lime," in one corner whilst sweet scents, like "Toasted Marshmallow," "Very Cherry," and "Blueberry," and "Bubblegum," made the purchase extremely difficult! All of these candles have around 16 hours burning time, made of low burn wax and whilst they may be small, they carry simple paper adhesive labels in bright colours, similar to the advertising you'd find with standard Jelly Belly product ranges and showing off the colours as per the actual bean you can buy. The tins are also about the same size as a medium sized tub of Astral hand cream, so in theory they make a good travelling companion complete with little tin lids that cease the wick from burning and 10% of the fragrance is contained within the wax. I must say from reading all the blurb from John Lewis I wasn't immediately impressed by the fact of having 10% added for a mere fiver!
When I got my choice home, in the case of one of my favourite Jelly Belly flavours such as "Very Cherry," I naturally couldn't wait to try out the candle. In place of the "Winter," reeds I had bought at the start of the year from the White Company, the pride of place for "Very Cherry," rests solely in the bathroom for obvious odour elimination. However as I had purchased two of the same candles I decided to put one in my living room, which is currently used to "Autumn Fruit," by Yankee Candle or "Red Berry and Cedar," (yes, I like a choice as you can see!).
It was only within a couple of minutes the smell of deliciously sweet very berry cherry pervaded around the room. The actual claim of "highly fragranced candle," as it states on the tin is very true! After an hour with the room door closed over my living room stank of thick sweet red cherry and if you have ever sampled Chap Stick cherry flavour, this is the exact kind of scent you're likely to get out of the candle. The surprising factor is that the cherry burning scent doesn't smell sickly though and I think the 10% added fragrance factor has a lot to do with this aspect.
One of the factors for buying these candles wasn't just down to the scent on offer. The Very Cherry scent whips off tobacco smells in an instant, gets rid of generally negative odours and looks quite unusual for a sweet smelling candle. Certainly none of my friends would ever feel uncomfortable with a candle of this type, particularly when it can shift odours and at the same time present itself as being a fun, child marketed product even though a candle in any form should never be purchased for a child and this candle is no exception.
Another aspect of Jelly Belly's Very Cherry candle is the surprise that no paraffin after tones is present. This is very welcomed as most premium priced candles such as Yankee Candle and Colonial can be too over powering. Overpowering is something that the Jelly Belly candle is on scent alone and certainly if you don't like sweet smells being heavy, don't light this candle for very long as it only has 16 hours maximum burning time.
Even on Jelly Belly's UK website there are still the same 8 scents available and I for one would have loved an Apple scent as apple scented candles are hard to come by. YC's Mackintosh Apple and Green apple candles always make me sneeze. As such a particular downside to the actual product isn't just a limitation of scents on offer; the actual tin itself is not heat insulated and you need to wait for the candle to cool down before the lid can be fixed back on. You'll also need a saucer or a coaster for the candle to sit on whilst lit to avoid surfaces being burnt or damaged. Another downside is that according to John Lewis, these candles are a limited edition, so if you love sweet scented candles you may need to visit John Lewis on the high street to get them and before they sell out. For the fact that they are so pricey, it means they are almost a perfect gift but what a pity it's not edible! Thanks for reading!(C)Nar2 2010
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