Incense Without Smoke: Voluspa Baltic Amber Candle Review

OK, if you’ve read my previous Voluspa candle reviews then you know that I like the candles. They burn evenly and are fragrant throughout. I really have nothing more to say about that end of it, but I do have something to say about the fragrance. I like amber. In high school I would smear amber resin on my pulse points. I like the creamy, butteriness of it. Even though I am a fragrance addict and a fragrance flirt, I guess I would have to say that my favorite fragrances are woodsy and incensy. Voluspa Baltic Amber fits in this category.

At times I think I could just burn incense and get this fragrance. It is a very incensy fragrance. But, sometimes you don’t want the smoke and you want the ambiance of a candle. This is why I continue to use Baltic Amber instead. I love to have it burning during cooler, moody, rainy nights. This means this candle scent gets burned frequently here in Western Washington. The scent is warm, rich and ambery. It’s resiny and woodsy but creamy. It’s a very decadent, luxurious fragrance. It’s a powdery amber resin with woods rounded by vanilla. If this came in a solid perfume, I would have to buy it. This scent is sensual, romantic, and somehow comforting.

Notes listed include amber resin, sandalwood, cedar, and vanilla bloom. You should like this fragrance if you like home scents/candles like Saint Parfum Madagascar Amber, Nest Moroccan Amber, Archipelago Private Reserve No. 83-Lust, Burn Balinese Woods, Côté Bastide Ambre, Henri Bendel Amber, and/or L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Ambre.

It is available in a variety of sizes and prices at b-glowing.com and Candles Off Main.

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5 thoughts on “Incense Without Smoke: Voluspa Baltic Amber Candle Review

  1. I love this candle when I’m in the mood for something heavy and rich. Like cold winter nights or rainy days as you mentioned. It’s a very cozy, comforting scent. As rich as it is, it doesn’t overwhelm me. I can definitely smell it, but I don’t get sick from it.

    If this scent is too deep for you, Voluspa French Bourbon Vanille is nice alternative. http://www.candlesoffmain.com/voluspa-french-bourbon-vanille-3wick-tin-candle.aspx It still has that same yummy, coziness but it isn’t as heavy. It has a very delicate, natural vanilla scent. I even like layering the 2 sometimes – Baltic Amber in my family room and French Bouron Vanille in my kitchen. In between is heavenly.

    • I have to be in the mood for Baltic Amber. It’s really good.
      I sniffed French Bourbon Vanille in store. It’s good and I bet it does layer nicely with Baltic Amber.

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