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Lily-Flame Mango Fandango
Member Name: jeffjen
Lily-Flame Mango Fandango
Date: 27/04/12, updated on 27/04/12 (98 review reads)
Advantages: Excellent quality, great unique designs, very eye catching.
My first experience of a Lily-Flame candle was a couple of years ago now when I received one as a gift. Since then I have had more experience of these delightful candles, a couple have been given as gifts and some I have purchased myself.
Mango Fandango was one I purchased after Christmas in an online sale from BHS, where they were reduced in price. Up until then, I hadn't realised BHS stocked these candles at all as I had only ever personally seen them online, either direct from the Lily-Flame website or Amazon, but I was aware they could be purchased from the John Lewis department store as this is where my gift had been purchased.
I had never heard of Lily-Flame Candles prior to receiving one of their 'candles in a tin' and as I was so impressed with that first one I received a couple of years back, I looked them up online and was surprised to discover Lily-Flame offered 42 different scented tins in the range. This has now grown to around 58 I believe and each one has its own unique, attractive and luxurious-looking embossed 7.7 x 6.6cm tin.
Lily-Flame was established in 1997 and all their products are made by hand in the heart of the Somerset countryside. They are now the UK's favourite scented candle manufacturer thanks to their eye catching designs and high quality ingredients used.
As well as these scented tins, Lily-Flame also produce a range of scented glassware, room mist sprays and reed diffusers.
Lily-Flame Candles state that a lot of work goes into the preparation of their scented candles. They have lots of samples made up and whittle them down to the very best ones using blind testing as well as burning tests to judge which scent gives the best 'throw' (sending the scent into your room's atmosphere).
Whilst I did purchase this particular candle because it was reduced, there were also others to choose from, but the name 'Mango Fandango' really caught my attention as I thought it was great! Also I do like fruity scents when I purchase scented candles, so I would have chosen either a fruity scent or a woody scent as I tend to favour these over floral scents.
Mango Fandango comes in an attractive orange tin with green embossed writing. Under the name Mango Fandango is written "Hot! Hot! Hot!" and this is another reason these charming little tins appeal to me as each one also has its own unique description inscribed underneath the name. Indeed these little touches added to the design makes these candles so appealing before you even open the tin or light the wick.
On opening the tin I found an orange coloured wax inside, which matched the colour of the tin. The candle itself is handmade and has an unusual design, with raised wax triangles on the surface. In this case these triangles are green-coloured wax to compliment the orange. Just as these colours are used on the design of the tin, they are carried over to the wax inside.
The scent of the candle was noticeable immediately when opening the tin and I was greeted with a strong and tangy, mango fragrance which was really nice. I also like other Mango scented candles, in particular the Mango fragrance from Yankee, but I actually like this one even better.
Lily-Flame state this is "The worlds tangiest, most mango-ey candle" and maybe they are right as this fruity fragrance is really something special.
Once lit, I have noticed that the scent doesn't lose any of its strength and after a couple of minutes I could detect the fruity scent beginning to appear in the room.
Considering it is a small candle, it does give off quite a powerful throw, just like the others I have used from this range and once again I was impressed by these Lily-Flame tins. The longevity is excellent and I have also found the scent lingers on in the room for quite some time after the flame is extinguished.
The burn time for these candles is approx 35 hours. I have found mine last around a month when lighting them for an hour or so every evening, which I think represents good value as you don't lose any of the strength of fragrance during that time either. Also the wax burns evenly down the tin which is another sign of the good quality of these candles, as you are not left with a hollow well in the centre. All the wax is used.
Another thing I like about these candles is the fact they are in a tin and therefore you can take the candle with you when going away somewhere. I took one on a short break with me last November and although it was one I had already started burning at home, it was easy just to pop the lid on and take it with me. There was no mess.
You can buy these candles direct from the Lily-Flame website at www.lily-flame.co.uk where they are priced at £8.50 each, but they are also available from Amazon where you can currently purchase Mango Fandango for £8.09 with free P&P. They can also be found in certain department stores as I have mentioned.
For further info and product image go to: http://www.lily-flame.co.uk/mango-fandango-scented -candle-25
Summary: Another excellent product from Lily-Flame.