Product Type: Lily-Flame household products
Newest Review: ... the happiest time of your life" which is a nice little phrase. The back of the tin explains that these candles are hand made in ... more
I was over the moon with this candle.
Lily-Flame Over The Moon Scented Tin
Member Name: jeffjen
Lily-Flame Over The Moon Scented Tin
Advantages: Excellent quality and design. Great strength of fragrance.
I was surprised to discover they had a large number of different scented candle tins for sale as well as other candle products and I purchased another candle tin directly from them as I had enjoyed my gift so much.
I have returned to the website a couple of times since and thought this was the only place you could purchase Lily-Flame products from, but just before Christmas I was in my local Bhs store in town and noticed a selection of these candles on sale amongst their Christmas gift ideas and bought myself one.
After Christmas, there were a number of these candles reduced in price in the sale on the Bhs website and I was able to buy more, but most had sold out very quickly.
One I was able to buy before they all sold out was this 'Over The Moon' scented candle tin. These candles usual selling price is around £8.50 each and I paid £4.50 for this one so it was quite a bargain.
What I love about these candles is that they are quite unique compared to anything else I have seen and they are really attractive before you even come to use them.
Each tin measures 7.7 x 6.6cm tin and although there are around 58 different tins to choose from, each one is individually designed and handmade. The lettering on the tins is embossed to give off a touch of luxury and also each tin has an individual description or slogan underneath the name of the candle, which is also embossed.
My Over The Moon candle was packaged in an attractive teal and gold tin and underneath the embossed name was the wording "Now is the Happiest Time of your Life!"
It is not just the lettering and tin design which is unique, inside the tin you will find it filled with coloured wax, but they also have what is usually triangular shaped pieces of wax on the surface of the candle.
The wax here was white coloured with pale blue triangular pieces and the wax itself had what I would describe as a vibrant fresh scent which was also slightly spicy. It is meant to be an uplifting scent to compliment the label and I think Lily-Flame have got this spot-on here.
Lily-Flame Candles state that a lot of work goes into the preparation of their scented candles. They have many 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).
Every candle I have had from the Lily-Flame range have been excellent quality and produce a good throw to match. Indeed, a great amount of fragrance is produced from these small tins.
The burn time for these candles is approx 35 hours. I have found all my candles from this range have lasted around a month when lighting them for an hour or so every evening, which I think represents good value for money as you don't lose any of the strength of fragrance during that time either.
Another sign of the qaulity here is that the wax burns evenly down the tin and therefore you are not left with a hollow well in the centre as all the wax is used.
Being in a tin like this means you can simply replace the lid after extinguishing the flame and the wax has set and take it with you, meaning these are ideal to take away on holiday with you which is something I have done myself.
On lighting this candle in the tin, it was only a few minutes before I began to notice a spicy fragrance begin to appear and then a fresher fragrance appeared and the two blended together really well to produce a very appealing fragrance, which reminded me of Spring flowers but with a twist of spice. It is really difficult to descirbe, but it is a really lovely fragrance, which hung in the air for quite some time after the flame was extinguished too. The throw from the candle was once again excellent and the longevity of the scent I couldn't fault, as the strength of fragrance did not weaken at all during the entire life of the candle.
Overall, these Lily-Flame candles are a favourite of mine. They make ideal gifts as they are such good quality and look so unique and attractive. 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 a number of them are also available from Amazon. It is also worth checking department stores too as I spotted these in Bhs and have been told that John Lewis have also stocked these candles. As well as these scented tins, Lily-Flame also produce a range of scented glassware, room mist sprays and reed diffusers.
Summary: Another excellent quality candle from Lily-Flame.