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Thymes Wildwood Candle Collection – Mini Reviews

Thymes has launched the Wildwood Collection, a collection of home fragrances that are woodland-inspired. This collection consists of 3 fragrances that come in candles, home fragrance mists, potpourri (how retro!), and reed diffusers.

Here’s my quick impressions of this home fragrance collection in wax form:

Thymes Bitter Orange & Cedar Candle

Bitter Orange & Cedar – Notes listed include patchouli, sandalwood, orange cedar, cinnamon, bourbon vanilla, and Valencia orange.

This is a spicy orange with vanilla creaminess. But, wait, there’s more! There is a very astringent cedar, earthy patchouli and dry spices. It’s like a “masculine” orange cream.

Thymes Blue Spruce & Elderberry

Blue Spruce & Elderberry – Notes listed include spruce, elderberries, smokey birch, bergamot, eucalyptus, cinnamon, frankincense and moss.

Oh, wow, this is a blend of evergreens, gin, and incense “steam”. I love it. This is really all you need to know about this fragrance. It’s meditative  calming and perfect as a home scent. This is my favorite from the Wildwood Candle Collection. I think if you like scents like Votivo Smoke on the Water, then try this one.

Thymes Brandied Pumpkin & Chestnut

Brandied Pumpkin Chestnut – Notes listed include pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, amber, nutmeg, clove, sandalwood and patchouli.

This is a delicious spicy scent. Yes, it is gourmand but it isn’t as sickly sweet as so many other “pumpkin pie” scents on the market. It has the right amount of boozy vanilla. It’s a very sophisticated gourmand fall fragrance. This makes me sound like a snob, but so be it. I’ve smelled a lot of stuff and I’m spoiled. Brandied Pumpkin & Chestnut smells much better than any of the pumpkin candles sold at malls or big box stores throughout America. However, it’s not as good as my favorite pumpkin spice candle, NEST Pumpkin Chai 😉  But, Brandied Pumpkin Chestnut is good…they should have added cardamom IMO.

Thymes Lotus Santal

And here’s an extra! Here’s a quick mini review of the new Lotus Santal! This one is available as a home fragrance in a mist and candle. It is also available as a bath and body product – lotion, bubble bath, bath salts, etc.

Lotus Santal – Notes listed include cocoa orchid, red lotus, plum wood, patchouli, clove bud, amber, and sandalwood.

This is a soft warm floral. I love it because it’s a floral for cooler weather. The patchouli and clove warm it up. The amber adds a softness. Most lotus scents are watery. This is a woodsy lotus fragrance. I really like this one as a home scent.

Thymes products can be purchased at Candles Off Main. Prices range from $27-$32.

*Disclaimer – Wax samples provided by Candles Off Main. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Product pics from Candles Off Main.

4 thoughts on “Thymes Wildwood Candle Collection – Mini Reviews

  1. Great reviews!!!! I like your connection to Blue Spruce & Elderberry with Votivo Smoke on the Water. They would appeal to the same palate.

    Did you notice honey in the Brandied Pumpkin & Chestnut? It’s subtle in the cold throw, but I thought that really came out a lot burning.

    I love Lotus Santal. It’s adds great variety to the Thymes offering. Most of their fragrances are light and feminine. This one is perfectly unisex and cozy. They have a Blue Lotus which is exactly as you described most lotus scents to be – watery and light. This one is more rich. I love the packaging design as well. Again, more unisex.

    Great reviews as always!

    1. I could see myself buying Blue Spruce & Elderberry because it’s what I want my house to smell like. I also see myself buying Lotus Santal. It’s a great “winter floral” in my mind because it has that depth and warmth to it. I tend to like lotus scents in general, but I really like the direction that Thymes went with this one.

      I didn’t get the honey. I got a boozy sweet, the vanilla used in Brandied Pumpkin & Chestnut is very sophisticated. I know want to drink brandy with my pumpkin pies…

      Thanks for sharing!

    1. I like cozy or fresh home scents. I haven’t really tried many berry perfumes but so far my favorite berry is Lafco Penthouse which smells like raspberries and champagne 🙂

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