I’ve never been in a B&M store before, we have had one in our town for over a year but I’d never gone in. I don’t know why I just never had. I was looking for one of those family organisers and couldn’t find one and thought I’d see if they had one. They didn’t but I started to have a mooch about as I was amazed how much stuff they had in, from linens to food, to toothpaste to candles.
You know how you get excited when a new season of your favourite TV show is about to start or when your favourite designer launches some new shoes or whatever, well that’s what we’re like when we find out that our favourite candle folks are launching new scents and treats. It’s gets all very loud and “OMG” here at V&L.
Colonial Candle have six bright and cheerful new fragrances that will add a little sunshine to your everyday.
Brazilian Lychee – An exotic combination of juicy rambutan, wild passion fruit and lychee.
Clementine Cupcake – A yummy citrus treat of rich cake batter and clementine slices, topped off with a dollop of sweet frosting. (Seriously yum yum yum!)
Lemongrass & Cilantro – A refreshing scent of lemon, mixed with armoise and sparkling bergamot.
Daffodils & Daisies – A bright and cheerful blend of airy greens, citrus and blooming jasmine.
Leeward Lagoon – A serene and tropical mixture of water lily, flowering tonka and pink grapefruit with a splash of coconut water.
Water Lily – A simple delight of dew-covered greens, fresh jasmine and soft cedar.
Oh how we need them all!
Another great bargain find of mine. This lovely candle was only €3.99! I found it in the little random shop that I love that sells EVERYTHING.
I picked it up because I loved the colours and it matched my living room perfectly, but I knew I had to get it because as soon I grabbed it even though it was really well packaged I could still smell it’s amazing scent.
The top layer of the candle is a pretty purple colour and smells of black cherry coulis. We love black cherry candles here at V&L and this scent is just as nice as any other black cherry candles out there.
The second layer of the candle is vanilla and amaretti biscuit, yeah you already know I’m going to say it’s yummy, how could it not be?! It’s a yummy buttery boozey cakey scent.
The candle still has a bit left to burn but it has been burning perfectly and isn’t at all smokey which I love. I’d definitely get one again.
Yeah that’s right, I said OBSESSION.
Witch City Wicks will have to deal with us forever and ever now; but it’s all their fault really, for making such amazing candles and goodies.
As candle nuts it’s pretty easy for us to fall in love with all candles and it’s very rare (but it happens) where we find a candle that we don’t like, but we honestly LOVED Witch City Wicks’ candles and melts, some of the best we ever had.
It’s taken us a while to do up this second review because we’ve been savoring all of our treats, and we’re kind of sad that they’re almost all gone. Boo hoo hoo.
Cranberry Marmalade Melts “Luscious blend of tart cranberries spiced apples and fresh California orange peel.”
First of all the colour of these was insane; like a gorgeous rich deep purple, just one of the many things we loved and noticed. We expected this scent to be quite sweet but it wasn’t. It was a lovely tart scent, quite fresh and just another scent to add to our list of favourites.
Buttered Rum Melts “Dark rum, butter, sugar and cloves. Perfect for any butterscotch lovers!”
You had us at rum… Such a gorgeous scent, and holy moley did the tarts last a long time. The only way we could think best to describe this was “a real grown up scent” if that makes any sense at all…
Creme Brulée Tea Lights “A traditional base of vanilla custard with a hint of caramelized sugar.”
You already know how much we love vanilla scented things, and this is definitely one of, if not the best, vanilla scent we’ve ever had.
It was creamy and long lasting, but you could actually get a hit of that caramelized sugar scent which was pretty cool.
Travel Tea Lights
We’ve always said that you should never underestimate how great a simple let well made tea light can be, and these quite frankly blew us away!
Poison Apple This is going to be one of our top scents of 2013, you seriously need to get yourself some Poison Apple treats from Witch City Wicks.
One tea light filled all of V&L headquarters with an amazing fresh fruity scent, with a kick of spice. Just gorgeous and highly recommended.
Coffee Dark, roasted coffee-bean fragrance with a touch of chocolate, the perfect scent to perk you right up.
Sleepy Hollow We’re holding off on burning this one because it smells that good! It’s one of the most unique scents we’ve ever had, and we keeping smelling it going “oooh what is that?!” and making silly “mmmmmm” noises. Plus its the most beautiful blue green colour, just too pretty to burn. Get one and you’ll feel the exact same way. Yes we really are that sad for wanting to save a candle. LOL.
Lavender Rosemary It’s pretty well known that we’re not crazy about lavender here at V&L and we’d never have thought to mix lavender with rosemary, but together they make a gorgeous sweet and earthy scent, and one that doesn’t give us wicked headaches.
Caramel Pear Tart apples and pears mixed with sweet caramel and maple sugar, with lots of vanilla. You can quite literally smell each note in this gorgeous candle, it’s potent in the most delicious way and so yummy.
Wolf Moon A sort of musky candle with woody notes, it’s also floral with hints of patchouli and geranium. This is what we imagine someone like George Clooney to smell like; manly yet fabulous.
Pumpkin Head Pumpkin, spices and a touch of vanilla, so yummy and was just another of the many candles we wanted to eat.
A million out of ten for everything Witch City Wicks!
Yeah you read right, Pillsbury does candles, who’d have thunk it?!
I picked up this candle in a quirky little shop that quite literally sells EVERYTHING and it was only €5!
For what I paid I expected the worse; in fact I’ve paid lots more for candles before and have been let down, I really just bought this large candle because it was cheap and for atmospheric purposes; but actually I was quite impressed with it.
The candle had a lovely buttery cakey vanilla scent and even though it wasn’t a strongly scented candle you could still smell it quite well when it was burning.
It burnt really well, wasn’t really smokey or anything; I got a few days out of it and that was with it pretty much burning all the time, remember to keep trimming the wick to get longer out of it.
My only fault with it was that I couldn’t fit my tiny hand in the jar to re-light it when it got towards the end, and I think a raccoon stole my clicky lighter….
If you see one and it’s only about €5 get it, get two or three if you can. It was a perfect everyday candle to burn, or one to use when you’re saving all your fancy candles for a special occasion.