|Scented Candle - The Body Shop £10*|
I was recently contacted by the lovely people at the Bodyshop to review this candle, being a huge lover of candles and never even knowing that Bodyshop had a candle range I was really excited to try it out.
Described as A luxury candle with the exquisite floral aroma of jasmine and white frangipani , me and floral are not usually 2 words that go together. I like fruity clean scents and do normally stay away from floral scents but I must say I am pleasantly surprised by this.
Packaged in lovely box which would be perfect as a gift, this candle is paraffin-free, has an unbleached cotton wick, is presented in a glass jar and is full of essential oils. As I wasn't aware that Bodyshop had a candle range I was pleasantly surprised to see that you can choose from a variety of aromas designed to revitalise, refresh, uplift, sharpen, invigorate and soothe the senses, including aloe and soft linen, green tea and lemon, there are a few options to suit.
On a typical stressed Monday night I thought I would have a nice long shower and lit this candle to give myself a little treat. It made my usual boring shower a bit more of a relaxing treat and after the candle being lit for 10 minutes or so the scent filled the room. You can tell this candle is packed full of essential oils as even when this was not lit, I could still smell it in my bathroom the next day, provided a nice subtle scent. I have never had a candle that still provided a scent when unlit and this is definitely a good thing!
Really strong scented candles often give me a sore head after time and I know this would end up doing the same so I only burn this for around an hour or so. My husband loves strong scents more than me so he really loves this candle, every time he walked into the room where it was lit he would comment on how nice it was.
I have lit this around 4 times, cutting the wick each time I re-light and I noticed that it doesn't burn evenly, it burns straight down the middle leaving wax around the sides which is not ideal, not sure if I am doing something wrong, I know there is proper candle aftercare so maybe I should be doing something different to stop this from happening. It does provide a nice effect as you see a nice glow through the wax but I would imagine this means you get less burning time from the candle so if anyone could provide me with some tips on how to prevent this, it would be much appreciated.
Overall, I really like everything about this candle, and although the scent is not normally something I would re-purchase or purchase myself I have spotted a few more in the range that I would be interested in.