My apologies to my readers…..I have a very large amount of lemon/citrus scented candles left over from my wedding…..so I will be reviewing quite a few citrus candles over the coming months!
Basically, I started to collected yellow, orange, and pink candles from Bath & Body Works and Yankee Candle….but it was getting way too $$$ (I had 18 tables) and the various sizes and shapes were not making my “vision” come to life. I eventually switched entirely to Ashland Candles (they were 3/$10 on sale and have decent quality for that price!).
Anyways, one of the candles I bought last year was B&BW’s Lemon Mint Leaf.
The Scent: Okay, I love this scent. I’ve heard mixed options…. it’s one of those candles you either love or hate. Some think it’s smells like Pinesol mixed with Pledge…but not me! I think it’s the perfect blend of “freshness.” The crisp mint scent pairs refreshingly nice with the tart and sweet lemon. I really like this scent…..it sits on the border of being a fruit scent and a fresh scent. B+
The Throw: I think this picture will answer this…
This candle is a nightmare! The wicks keep on ashing, so they are always too short. And that unlit wick………it just will not stay lit, no matter how much surgery I give it! I tried foiling it, but the wicks are so puny, they drown almost right away.
So…the throw for this poor excuse of a tumbler is light-medium. The lemon notes punch through to my nose every once and a while….but there is never a good enough wax pool to create a throw. If this was a non-tunneling candle, my gut says it would have a stellar throw…..but for now…this candle is getting the dreaded F+