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A Few Candle Mini Reviews

OK, so are you ready for some quick and dirty candle fragrance reviews? Here you go!

Aura Radiant

Aura Radiant –ย Notes listed include grapefruit, goji berry and bergamot. Retails for $26.

This is one tart berry! Somebody add some vodka to this, it would be delicious! Grapefruit lovers should like this one. I’m not even a grapefruit lover and I ended up buying this. Great price and great quality.

Aquiesse Black Coco Havana

Aquiesse Black Coco Havana -Notes listed include sweet tobacco, creamy vanilla and earthy woods. Retails for $38.

This is my sort of candle. It’s a spicy pipe tobacco with a boozy vanilla. Cozy. It’s a good choice for fall and winter. I see myself buying this one in the future.

Jonathan Adler Pink Bubblegum

Jonathan Adler Pink Bubblegum – Retails for $38.

Pink bubblegum. This is what you need to know.

LAFCO Guest Room Candle

LAFCO Guest RoomDaffodil -Notes listed include daffodils, daises, orange blossom and honeysuckle. Retails for $60.

This is a sunny floral that smells like narcissus and tart citrus blossoms. It’s really pretty and reminds me of late spring.

LAFCO Sun Room

LAFCO Sun RoomMoonglow Apricot -Notes listed include apricot, lychee and white tea. Retails for $60.

Peach white tea. I think Tazo has a tea like this. It’s one of those that sounds like it would be best for summer but it’s cozy enough for autumn/winter.

What do you think? Any of these stand out to you?

All of these are available at Candles Off Main.ย 

Product pics from Candles Off Main.


19 thoughts on “A Few Candle Mini Reviews

  1. All of these sound great except the bubblegum one (not a fan of bubblegum scent). I’m particularly in the mood for stuff like the LAFCO Daffodil because the weather has been so unseasonably nice… sorry east coasters! The daffodils are already blooming here!

    1. Isn’t it nuts how much is in bloom? I was out this weekend and all the daffodils and crocus are blooming! I even saw iris!
      And yep, this makes me crave all those pretty spring florals such as that LAFCO candle.

  2. Aquiesse Black Coco Havana was my first Aquiesse and I love it in winter. So cozy and not too sweet. I recently found this brand after xmas at Nordstrom Rack. In addition to the great scents, I really like the heavy glass and glass cover/stand.
    Aura Radiant sounds like a great choice for spring and summer.

    1. Ohhhh, I haven’t been to Nordstrom Rack at a long time. I didn’t even think about holiday candles marked down…I need to go now ๐Ÿ™‚

      Aura makes great candles for the money. I’m surprised by how much I like it but it’s a good fresh scent for the home.

  3. I just finished my Aura Muse candle and want to try out more of theirs. All these candle sound wonderful too, even the bubble gum one!

    1. Oh, I just got Muse and Karma and wow, those are both awesome. I really like Muse and can’t believe I’m just getting around to trying it! Karma is really great too.

      1. I LOVE scented calneds around the holidays. My favourite is Kiehl’s Amber scent—it was a limited edition a couple of years ago, and when I found out they were discontinuing it I stocked up and called every department store in town to buy every candle they had! I use them sparingly but the scent is SO divine. Really warm and inviting, and perfect for this time of year.

  4. I have one Aura candle, Clairvoyant, and it tunnels. I am a stickler for burning my candles correctly till the entire top is liquified, but I can burn this one for five hours or more and it still tunnels. Maybe I just got a dud? On the brighter side I just got two new Nest candles from Nordstrom, Ocean Mist and Sea Salt and also Cedar Leaf and Lavender. They are fabulous! They are bringing me a bit of spring and summer in the gray bleak cold winter.

    1. That’s a bummer ๐Ÿ™ It’s possible that you got a dud. I haven’t had this issue with the ones that I have used but it’s completely possible. I had this happen with a small candle brand before. I actually brought up the tunneling (pic on social media) and they reached out and replaced it. The 2nd one, same size, scent, etc. did not have this issue. So, I learned that candles, like Ikea furniture, can be defective, lol.

      Oh, the new ones??? I just read about those yesterday and they both sound really good. I’m jealous ๐Ÿ™‚ I meant to stop by Nordstrom today and sniff them but got sidetracked by the new Chanel Exclusif. Slightly off topic, one of my favorite candles for spring or a blah weather pick-me-up is Nest Peony Blanche. I didn’t even think that I liked peony until I burned that candle!

        1. Yep ๐Ÿ™‚ I shouldn’t do a spoiler but if bottles were available to buy, I would have. But, I guess it’s good to “sleep on” my perfume purchases.

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