When you walk into our home, you will always see and smell candles burning. We have several candles burning in our home at all times, unless we aren’t home of course. There’s always at least two burning in the kitchen and dining room, and in the evenings we have a candle burning in the living room. I think candles just bring such a warm ambience to a room, not to mention they make the house smell so good.
I was sent a candle from CT River Candles to review. I got to choose from one of their over 50 scents, and I chose a Mason Jar Soy Candle in the Caramelized Pecan scent. It arrived within just a couple of days! I always get nervous with receiving glass in the mail, as I’ve received so many broken items in the mail over the years. But no worries with this company – this candle was packaged very carefully.
When I removed the candle from the packaging and opened the lid, the smell of the candle was simply HEAVENLY! I can’t imagine a better smelling candle! It smelled so good, I seriously just wanted to bite into it! lol BUT, the real test was how does it smell when it’s lit? This seems to be a common problem I have had with so many candles. Over the years, we have bought candles in probably every brand. I like the scent of Yankee Candles a lot, but they lose their scent very quickly. And when I’m spending so much money on candles, I want and expect them to be fragrant for a long time.
So, right after this candle came in, I anxiously lit this candle from CT River Candles in the dining room. In almost no time at all, I could smell this candle throughout the whole house! The scent in the house was just unbelievably incredible! Out of all of the candles we have in our collection, and ones we have owned in the past, this is hands down, my favorite candle so far!
The first day, it had been lit for a few hours, when my boyfriend came home from work for lunch. The first thing he said was “Wow! What smells so good in here, are you baking?” I showed him the candle. As disappointed as he was that I hadn’t been baking, he was very impressed with how it smelled up our house. In fact, he immediately said that it was the best smelling candle that we had, and asked where we could get more.
There are so many things I love about this candle, other than the incredible smell it fills our house with.
- I love that it burns evenly. I have burned so many candles that when they are done, have lots of wax buildup on the sides. Such a waste! This candle from CT River Candle burns nicely and evenly – no buildup of wasted wax anywhere.
- I love that it lasts a long time. So many other candles seem to burn up in no time at all. We have had this candle lit for a couple of days now, from morning until bedtime, and I’ve noticed that this burns a lot slower than the other candles we’ve used in the past. It seems like this candle will probably last at least twice as long as our other candles.
- I love that it burns clean. Most of my candles have black soot around the rim – this one does not do this, because it is made of soy!
I wish we had smell-o-vision capabilities on our computers, because I would love to share the smell of this candle with you all! I can’t put into words how incredible it smells. So unfortunately, the only way to experience these awesome candles, is to get one of your own. CT River Candles makes soy candles, spa candles, tarts, and soy melts. You can purchase their products off of their website, and you can also follow them on Facebook and on Twitter!
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(Disclosure: I was provided with a free CT River Candle to review, free of charge. Comments and thoughts are my own.)