OK, I did not expect to love a grapefruit candle. And I definitely didn’t expect to love it so much. I usually don’t like citrus fragrances for the home or the body. Most citrus scents are too household cleaner for me. But, NEST Grapefruit has won me over. This is a sparkling fragrance that is optimistic and perfect for the home.
I was scared of the notes listed. Like I said, I’m not a citrus person and the thought of “watery green nuances” makes me cringe. NEST Grapefruit is a pretty citrus with just enough tartness. It isn’t too sour; it does smell “pink”. Grapefruit isn’t all pink grapefruit. It has a perfectly balanced amount of green spring florals. The end result is that Grapefruit comes across as optimistic but not obnoxious. It’s a pretty home fragrance that is inviting. It’s the kind of candle that I would burn when friends come over. It isn’t a “serious” fragrance. It’s hanging out, celeb gossiping, and drinking margaritas.
This candle burns evenly and slowly. The throw is awesome. I have the votive. I burned it for about 4 hours. An entire floor of my house was fragranced with the cheery scent of Grapefruit. The next day, almost 20 hours after burning the candle, I get off work, walk inside and smell Grapefruit. If panicked because I thought somehow I had let it burn while I was at work. That is absurd, but I’m paranoid like that. I rushed to the candle which looks like it has only been burned for a few hours. Wheew. I’m not a dope, this is just one fragrant votive!
Notes listed include pink pomelo grapefruit, watery green nuances, lily of the valley, and coriander blossom.
There are many sizes of Grapefruit. I have the votive that retails for only $14 at Candles Off Main. It’s a good sized candle for that price. This is the perfect little gift. I think everyone loves this scent.
15 thoughts on “NEST Grapefruit Candle Review”
I love Nest Grapefruit! Such a fresh and cheery blend. For me it’s a great balance between citrus and floral. Nest candles do pack a powerful punch. I had the same experience where I could still smell my Nest candle the next day when I returned home from work. Crazy fragrant! And they burn so beautifully. I’m anxious to try the diffuser and soap.
Usually I don’t like cheery fragrances but this one is well done and isn’t “Pollyanna” at all.
I seriously freaked when I came home and still smelled this candle. That’s some power! And yes, they do burn very evenly and smoothly.
There’s a soap?!
Optimistic is an interesting adjective and this is a scent I wouldn’t gravitate towards. After reading your review, however, I’m picturing a sun-filled living room made brighter by the optimistic presence of Nest’s Grapefruit candle.
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I usually go for broody, moody fragrances for myself and for the home, but there’s something that I really appreciate about Grapefruit. It’s optimistic without being obnoxious, like so many citrus fragrances are.
Living in the PNW, I need to learn to enjoy the “sunshine” when I get it!
You make me want to try this one!
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Citrus isn’t usually my type of candle but I think I would like this one.
It isn’t usually my type either. I usually like sweet (vanilla) or woodsy, but something about this one is really good. It’s citrus without smelling like a household cleaner!
I love grapefruit. I will have to sniff this one.
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I am 100% in love with the Nest Grapefruit candle! I received it as a gift and I’m absolutely sold. We have a Christimas one too and it even fills the room when it’s not lit. For me, $35 for a candle is a little pricey (Pier 1 is only about $10), so I’m on the hunt for a candle with the ability to freshen a whole floor, but for a lesser price. If you’ve come upon any let me know! Otherwise I’m going to keep splurging on Nest…
Oh, I wish I could come up with a dupe, but so far I haven’t found one like it!
I don’t think all “luxury” candles are worth the price but I love Nest. Like you said, you can smell them when they aren’t even burning!
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