Product Type: Homecare household products
Newest Review: ... a lot for your money. The jar is fairly heavy and also quite large. I have it sitting on a chest of drawyers in my bedroom however it is... more
A cheap but really nice scented candle that burns long but doesn't last
Scented Candle Jar Red Cherry
Member Name: Kary
Scented Candle Jar Red Cherry
Advantages: A really nice scented candle that burns long
Disadvantages: The smell doesn't last once it has finished burning
A common cause of migraines can be smells, these can really trigger them so we are always careful to try and keep scented candles around the house and generally try to keep things nice and clean. Last time we went to Homebase (one I actually used to work in) we were not looking for candles, probably a new bin or something, but we came across a range of scented candles. We went through the selection which included the likes of Vanilla but the one that caught the attention of our nostrils was the Red Cherry candle. We had a whiff and thought it smelt nice and it didn't really cost too much at only £3.29 for 90hours burning time, that's a pretty good, 3.65p per hour. The red berry as you can imagine is a shade of red that is edging towards pink but is not a girly colour by any means and it normally sits in the middle of our dining table.
The candle comes in a nice glass jar, for the price I think getting the candle in a sturdy glass jar is brilliant, it does a great job of keeping the candle wax in and the lid forms a tight seal meaning that if you want to stop the candle burning you can just plonk the lid on and the oxygen will get depleted and blow the candle out for you. Another advantage for this kind of candle for us is that the cat is less able to get herself caught on fire, she has never done this but with the way she chucks herself around it would be a possibility with a more open candle.
The candle itself has an easy to light wick and unlike some other candles we have it only takes a second to light up, the smell is quite strong but not too strong, it fills the room pretty quickly and spreads throughout the flat if we have it on for an hour or so. One thing that I would say is that the smell isn't quite as nice and doesn't last quite as long as some of the brand name ones such as Glade, the Vanilla ones in particular are really nice. Depending on your tastes you may or may not like this product and whilst I wouldn't say the smell particularly reminds me of cherries it is quite nice.
Personally I think that the label on the front of candle looks ok and all it does is explain the scent of the candle, however I thought it would look nicer to remove the label and have the candle burning in a plain glass jar however the label is a real plain to take off and it just ends up looking terrible and I ended up being annoyed at myself until we moved onto the next one.
Overall we are very pleased with the purchase, despite the size of the candle and the length of time it lasts and the strength of the smell it is under a fiver and can sometimes even be found on special offer, a great purchase for us and we would certainly recommend them to friends after a long lasting (in terms of burning time) scented candle.
Summary: Amazing price for a candle that lasts ages and smells nice