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I'm a big scented candle fan and my first choice is always Yankee Candles but recently I was given a Lily Flame candle in a tin as a thank you present. I had never tried these candles up till now and I was pleasantly surprised.
Lily Flame candles are hand made in Somerset. The one I received is one of their scented candles in a tin and its Wild Jasmine. I love floral fragrances so I was looking forward to burning this.
The tin is approximately 7 x 8 cms and has a peachy coloured label around it and the same on the lid. The label has gold writing on it that says Wild Jasmine in large scrawly letters and underneath is a little caption which says "In the hazy morning sun". All of the scented candle tins have a different caption on them. The whole tin looks quite classy. The scented tins cost in between £7 and £8 each which does sound a bit pricey but they are designed to burn for 35 hours.
The candle is made of a creamy yellow coloured wax and has little chunks of different coloured wax melted into it. With the Wild Jasmine one, the chunks are 2 shades of darker yellow wax, one being almost orange. It looks like little chunks of wax have been dropped into a tin of melted wax and have been left to solidify. Its quite pretty.
When you first take the lid from the tin the smell of jasmine is immediately evident without having to lift the tin towards your nose. The smell is very strong. When I lit the candle it didn't take long for the smell to filter round the room. Jasmine is described as a "heady intoxicating " fragrance and I would totally agree with that, it describes the fragrance of this Lily Flame scented candle perfectly.
After the candle had been alight for a bout an hour I was starting to find the smell rather overpowering, it seemed to get in the back of my throat. I've never burnt a candle that had been too strong for me, especially a floral scented one. In the end I had to blow it out but I noticed the fragrance lingered for a long while. When I use the candle now I just leave it burning for about 45minuets at a time. I find this makes the room smell lovely and the Jasmine fragrance lingers without being too strong.
I cannot comment as to weather the candle will last for 35 hours but judging by how its burning down I would imagine this to be the case. The fragrance seems to be lasting well too and shows no signs of fading.
Despite the fragrance of this Lily Flame candle being a bit too overpowering to have burning for long I would still recommend it. There is absolutely no mistaking that its Jasmine and it leaves my lounge with a lovely floral sweet smell for a long time after the candle has been put out.
Overall I would recommend the Lily Candle I have, although the fragrance is a bit strong there's no denying that it smells exactly like Jasmine.
As I said I received this as a gift but Lily Flame Candles are available in John Lewis department stores or from the Lily Flame website www.lily-flame.co.uk.
I love candles and like nothing better now that the nights are drawing in, than to light a couple of candles on an evening. I find it both cosy and comforting in the depressing dark nights and winter months.
I first discovered Lily Flame candles when I was bought one as a gift. I was so taken with these luxurious candles in a tin, that I decided I would treat myself to one now and again from the vast selection available.
Handmade in Somerset, these Lily Flame candles can be purchased direct from the Lily Flame website : www.lily-flame.co.uk or from other outlets such as John Lewis and Amazon.
Lily Flame candles are not cheap. Expect to pay between £7 - £8 each. They retail at £7.95 each with a £2.00 p&p charge when purchased from the Lily Flame website, which I have found the cheapest option if purchasing online, taking into account the delivery charges from other online outlets.
However, these candles are rather unique and are unlike any other candles I have seen. They look luxurious, with each one being different. Each candle comes in an embossed tin with its own individual colour and design.
Lily Flame state that a lot of work goes into their designs and that they are subject to rigorous blind testing and burn testing to discover which ones throw off the best scents.
The Wild Jasmine candle comes in a pale peach and gold tin. The gold embossed writing states 'Wild Jasmine (In the hazy morning sun).' Inside the tin is a cream coloured candle with orange triangular segments raised in peaks. The scent is noticeable right away and gives you optimism that when lit, the scent will fill the room.
This Wild Jasmine candle is advertised as one of the strongest and most intoxicating scents amongst Lily Flame's range and I did notice the distinct floral wild Jasmine scent indeed smells stronger than the other candle I have tried from the range.
Once lit, it doesn't take long before the room is filled with a lingering Jasmine fragrance, which although seems quite heavy, it is nonetheless a really lovely floral fragrance, which also seemed to fill not only the room, but also the hallway when the door was left open a little.
The candle may only be small - its dimensions are 7.7 x 6.6cm, but the lingering scent it throws off is really good. The fact that the scent it gives off is long lasting, means that you can extinguish the candle to save the burning time and find that the scent is lingering in the room for quite some time afterwards.
The burn time is stated as 35 hours. I used mine for around an hour nearly every evening and found it lasted approx five weeks.
These candles would make an ideal gift as they look both luxurious and unique. Any candle lover I am sure would be quite taken with these candles and with 42 different ones to choose from, you may be spoilt for choice. I find the individual tins so attractive to look at, I would love to buy them all!
With names such as Bluebell Forest or White Lily there is bound to be a candle to please everyone. There is also a festive range featuring Holly Hill, Ho,Ho,Ho and Christmas Pudding amongst others, so I am sure I will be stocking up on a couple to use over the Christmas period.
Whether you are a candle lover yourself or are looking for a unique gift for someone, I can recommend Lily Flame candles. They may be expensive but they are a luxurious treat and I don't think anyone would be disappointed to receive one of these.
I was given this candle as a gift last christmas, it is by Lily-Flame and the scent is Wild Jasmine with the tagline (In The Hazy Morning Sun) these candles are handmade in Somerset. It states on the candle that it has been handmade with the finest ingredients. It also says on the tin that it will burn for 35 hours.
The candle itself is contained within a tin which is gold in colour with a cream band going around. The writing on the tin is in gold and looks very effective against the cream background. This makes it look very attractive for when you have it lit and on display.
When you remove the lid you can see a cream candle with orange segments which stick up from the top of the smooth candle surface. The scent hits you straight away and you can pretty much guess that it will be a strong scented candle once it has been lit.
The scent from the candle fills your room within minutes once lit and is one of the better Jasmine scents. I generally try to stick to Jasmine, Lavender or Vanilla as I have always been happy with their fragrances. This candle does not disappoint, and due to the fact it is a strong scent you do not have to keep it lit for very long at all. Therefore prolonging the candles life, it does say it burns for 35 hours and I would have to agree with this statement.
You can buy direct from their website which is www.lily-flame.co.uk or you can also buy them from John Lewis. On the Lily-Flame website it does say that the Wild Jasmine is one of their most popular scents. They do however have a vast selection of candles so if you are not keen on Jasmine there is plenty of other scents available. I wouldn't mind trying the Fresh Linen, Lavender & Lime and Morning Dewberry at some point.
These candles are more expensive than the average candle as they retail at around £7.75 at John Lewis and £7.95 on the Lily-Flame website. To be honest in the long run I would say that they are worth the extra cost.
All in all it is very much a splurge item but never the less one that is of good quality!
An intoxicating wild jasmine fragrance