It is so exciting when we are asked to review candles here at V&L towers. Most of the time we have no idea what we will be getting, we will have stalked the website loads before anyway but it’s like Christmas when something comes in the post to review.
I was exactly the same with my parcel from The Melt Pool. I have never had or smelt a mint candle before. NEVER. As soon as I took the lid off, my nose was full of peppermint and a strong sniff could probably kill a cold (more on that later). Read More
We’ve been a bit obsessed with Witch City Wicks for a long time now so it was such a nice surprise to wake up a couple days ago to a delivery of lots of lovely candles and treats all the way from Salem, Massachusetts.
Words can’t express how personally excited I am to be working with Witch City Wicks, I’ve always had a love for all things spooky and witchy and dream of one day visiting Salem, and bringing back suitcases and suitcases filled with amazing candles and tarts.
We’ll have a few reviews coming, because we got so many goodies but first up let us tell you about their amazing Holiday range.
We were sent some lovely tealights and lots of votives to review…
Blue Spruce – “A strong pine scent that’s reminiscent of a winter walk in the woods.” Normally we stay well clear of pine scented things, not massive fans of them but there is just something so lovely and fresh about Blue Spruce, think it’s converted us, plus the colour is gorgeous.
Peppermint Bark – “A mouth watering combination of dark chocolate with a punch of peppermint.” No words…. we’ve never smelled anything quite so amazing. I would’ve never really gone out of my way to buy mint scented candles, but I’m officially hooked. This is creamy, chocolatey, minty, fresh and just heavenly. Another candle we worked hard not to eat…
Amaretto Egg Nog – “This creamy eggnog is a holiday warmer of sweet almond and vanilla.” You had us at Amaretto. This is just a lovely boozey, nutty, vanilla candle and we’re obsessed with it’s yumminess.
Merry Mistletoe – “A blend of citrus, blue spruce, and frosted cranberries create this perfect holiday scent!” You can really smell the cranberry and citrus notes in this candle and you know how we love citrus scents. It reminds us of home on a Christmas day.
Sugar Cookie – “Fresh baked, buttery cookies right from the oven.” No better way to describe it than that, and honestly the best sugar cookie candle we’ve ever tried!
Cranberry Balsam – “Get into the spirit with wonderful blend of cranberry with fresh greenery of balsam fir.” This candle smells insanely good, the only way we can describe it is, imagine decorating your real Christmas tree with fresh cranberries, sounds so good right?!
We love votives here at V&L, cause then we can try new ones faster. These votives burned amazingly well in our little holders and the scent off them was unreal.
I always say never underestimate the fabulousness of a simple tealight; I honestly don’t think people realise how good a well made highly fragranced tealight can be.Witch City Wicks proved that I’m right once again, with their amazing little hunks of wax greatness.
These tealights are jammed with fragrance and as soon as you light them you can smell them everywhere, actually you can smell them even before you light them!
The gingerbread scent is so good, another candle we wanted to eat! It’s like spicy and creamy with hints of vanilla, just so yummy.
Get your orders in now to ensure delivery for Christmas, oh and Witch City Wicks are offering free shipping too. Seriously get some and then you can thank us (and them) because everyone will love their presents and your home will smell amazing!
I barely had it lit and I could literally smell it everywhere.
A hand poured 6oz soy candle made with essential oils, in the delectable scent of Lemon Pound Cake…A sweet vanilla-y buttery cake loaded with sweet sugary lemons and delicious icing.
I’m making you hungry now aren’t I?
The Milk and Cookie Candle Company really pride themselves on their amazing candles and using the best materials and the most Eco-friendly ones too. The soy wax used in these insanely good candles is non-carcinogenic, non-toxic, is cleaner burning and longer lasting; just to name a few of its so many great qualities, plus all their holders are reusable too.
Banana Nut Bread– You know Sam’s crazy and can’t be anywhere near anything with bananas so this one was all for me, not that I’m complaining. It was a really sweet banana scent and it was like peanut butter had been mixed into it; really good. – Sarah
Cappuccino – A really strong coffee scent with a great hit of vanilla, this one really perked us up.
Cotton Candy – This is going to sound so weird, but this one actually smelled pink. Please don’t think us any crazier than we already are, if you try it out you’ll know what we mean. This was a lovely sweet girly scent.
Fudge Brownie – A chocolate fudge brownie scented candle, seriously who would like that?!
Raspberry Lemonade – This smelled real raspberries (not like the fake raspberry syrup scent) with a big hint of really fresh lemons. It made us want some cocktails.
Strawberry Shortcake – This was our favourite! It smelled like real strawberries with a buttery vanilla cake, so freakin good!
As if they don’t all sound amazing, the Milk and Cookie Candle Company have oh only about a million more scents to try out, so you’re easily going to find one (or a million) that you’ll love.
We love these fabulous Eco-friendly candle making people and feel blessed to be working with them.
When I first joined twitter (with my own personal twitter account) I came across Busy Bee Candles and they were one of the first companies I followed in my first few months, I soon unfollowed. They seemed to attach themselves onto the #BBC hashtag, of course it is their initials but I found it a bit too “big corporation” and although the twitter account seemed nice enough it riled me. Not the greatest start I’ll admit.
Only recently did I think about them again and decided it was time to make an order. I chose not to order from the site as I didn’t want a lot and the postage was a bit excessive for a first small try. So I ordered some items of theirs through ebay instead. Just like Sam mentioned I’ve found myself going more into buying tarts as I’m constantly changing my mind about the scents I have and this way I can change quicker without having candles pots everywhere! I ordered two wax tarts, Christmas Cookie and Black Cherry. Two of my fave scents, Christmas Cookie is one of my favourite Christmas scents and I absolutely ADORE purple so I’ll always give purple scents a go. Plus who doesn’t like a fruity scent?
As you can see the Christmas Cookie was broken, no major issue apart from if this had been for a gift and of course for taking the photo! They were bubble wrapped really well and also put in a jiffy bag too so were perfectly secure. There is a quote from Theo Paphitis (Dragon’s Den) on the website saying “Busy Bee Candles better then Yankee” which as a major Yankee lover was quite the recommendation.
I went with Christmas Cookie first as I was browsing online for Christmas gifts and popped it in my burner. The scent came out pretty strong for the first 30 minutes or so and then I thought I’d just got used to it as didn’t smell it any more. Then my husband came home and he said “I thought you got candles today?” and I quickly said “Yeah, there’s one on now!” and then he simply said “Can’t smell it!” Oh! He is always moaning at my candles and this one avoided the moans but it seemed to fade off pretty quickly and I did give it as long a burn as I would a Yankee but it didn’t seem strong enough. The Black Cherry one had to be better. I waited until the next day and popped Black Cherry in, this lasted longer but still not as long as others. It wasn’t as strong smelling as I had expected either and this was why I had picked it.
Overall I wasn’t impressed by my Busy Bee Candles purchases, maybe I’d selected the wrong scents as I have seen a lot of people mentioning loving the fruit cake scent which I’m pretty sure I’d love. I might go back and have another shop but it’s not on my priorities for now which is a shame as I’ve seen they are very popular. I can’t help but think they are popular because Yankee don’t always get their scents over here. Sometimes it’s months before we see some scents that have been in the US for ages.
Has anyone tried them before and what scents should I try if I want to do another order?
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