You can’t tell me that at this time of year you wouldn’t love to light some candles, make yourself your own pumpkin spice latte and snuggle up on the couch with a big warm blanket; to me that’s basically what autumn is all about.
Having NEVER tried them before, when the lovely folks at Colonial Candle contacted me about doing a review, I jumped at the chance.
I had a browse around their site, and it all just became one big online wishlist for me; not only did their candles look great but all the different scents sounded just heavenly.
I was over the moon (still am) when two AMAZING candles arrived at my door, from The Collection range.
These candles say “The Light of Luxury” on them and that’s just what they are, they ooze luxury. Read More
UPDATE 22/10/2015 – You’ve probably found this page after searching for something relating to Coley & Gill.
We’ve been contacted too many times regarding this brand after writing one review. No, we are not Coley & Gill, I swear! We are two ladies who once purchased a candle and wrote a review about it. If you have any problems with your Coley & Gill products we’d advise that you bring them back to the store where you purchased them. Please, PLEASE do not send us threatening emails and/or pictures of your phlegm/mucus or any other bodily fluids. (Yes, this happened!) We’re too sweet and innocent to deal with stuff like that lol. Remember, you get what you pay for. – S&S
When I picked it up I couldn’t really smell the vanilla which in many circumstances would have made me put it down but it was only one pound. When I was lighting the candle I did notice that the design of the candle made a pretty pattern that made me say oooh! But the smell was where exactly?! Also the wick kept disintegrating and I ended up with speckled wax. Urgh. I have a teeny tiny spoon that I use to scoop it out, I don’t have OCD but that makes me get very OCD.
When I got about 3/4 down the candle it started to smell but it wasn’t vanilla, it was a burning smell. I know how to burn a candle, trim a wick etc and as soon as it started smelling like a bonfire it was in the bin! Obviously I blew out the flame and let it cool first.
It was just £1 so I don’t feel too annoyed but I did a bit of digging and found out that they do quite a few scents and started to think why bother, seems like a company that needs to perfect it’s candle quality first before going into lots of scents. Particularly as they don’t smell! Even for £1 I’m disappointed not by the price but by how much I love candles and when I get one that’s not so good, it makes me have a sad face.
Oh and want to eat cake.
A fan of Vanilla&Lime recently asked: “Are there any candles you don’t like?”
So I thought I’d answer it here; it’s kind of a tough question.
There are a few scents in candles that I don’t like. I literally can’t handle lavender it gives me the worst headaches ever, which is funny because I’d recommend lavender to people who have headaches or for those in need of some relaxation.
Also I hate anything banana flavoured or scented; if you want to see me reenact gross scenes from The Exorcist then put something bananaish near me, lol. I’ve never liked anything banana even if there’s a trace of banana in something, I’ll be able to smell/taste it.
So when it comes to candles, I won’t buy anything with those in it.
Even if a candle has an amazing scent but turns out to be dodgy; see here, I won’t buy that brand again, why waste money hoping something will eventually work… Those candles have been one of my worst candle experiences so far, so there aren’t really a whole lot of brands that I won’t buy.
I refuse to buy over priced candles that aren’t really worth it. I was once gifted a candle that cost easily three times the most I like to spend on candles; the (crazy) person who bought it for me was obviously fed a lot of sales talk that was far from true when buying it. They were told “lots of essential oils and perfumes, over 150 hours burning time, made so that they wouldn’t get smokey like all other candles, and that you could smell them really well even when they weren’t burning.”
Now I know my candles and trust me if all that stuff was true, I’d have gone and bought ten more. I know how to burn candles, I know how to make them last longer, I know how to keep them from getting too smokey; but that candle burnt for all of about 20 hours if even that, there was no smell off of it when burning which with make me doubt it having “lots of essential oils and perfumes” and even when the wick was super short it smoked like crazy.
That company only had about eight candles along with all their bath and body products at the time, they now have about four different styles of candles in all lots of different scents, one kind even costs $265! Now hopefully they’ve changed how their candles are made because I’d hate to be the candle lover that spends that much on a candle only to highly disappointed and fooled by false advertising and crazy sales people. A candle has to really WOW me to make we want to spend a lot of money on it, but if I came home with a $265 candle, I’d be sent to an insane asylum.
I won’t buy a candle for the sake of buying a candle, but if it smells nice and doesn’t cost a small fortune I’ll probably buy it. I have my favourite brands and love finding new brands to change things up a bit and trust me if you wow me, you’ll never get rid of me.
Some girls buy shoes, some girls buy handbags; I buy candles….shoes and handbags.
If you have any questions for me just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just love random awesome finds, don’t you? While I was out doing some shopping for groceries and stuff, I found Skittles candles!
I love Skittles, but haven’t had any in a long time because of diet and fear of the evil dentist, so I was very happy to find two of my favourite things combined into one. Read More