My mother gave me this large jar of Orange Cinnamon from Village Candle as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving. It’s no secret that Village Candle’s design looks awfully similar to Yankee Candle… well the old design at least. They are also sold at a slightly more affordable price. Village Candle’s large jars also have 2 wicks, which in my limited sample size has shown to deter tunneling.
Anyways, this jar of Orange Cinnamon has been a delight. To me, good Christmas scents should evoke memories – and this one did (story below!).
The Scent: It smells like spiced citrus pure and simple and perfect! The most dominant notes are freshly squeezed oranges and heavy dashes of cinnamon and clove. Story time!: When I was in elementary school, the last day before winter break would be a ‘Holidays Around the World” event. Throughout the day, we’d move to different classrooms, where each classroom would be a different country. In each ‘country,’ you would get to try one traditional food and make a holiday craft appropriate for that country (which would be great gifts for out family). One that I remember was France, where we would make pomanders, or a hanging orange with cloves stuck into it. It smelled amazing, like fresh orange zest and mandarin juice with the spiciness of clove. This scent reminded me of those clove-dotted-oranges from my childhood! A+
The Throw: Okay, the throw on this jar is wonderful! A solid medium-strong that completely fills my living room each time. It was the type of throw that complemented Thanksgiving dinner instead of over-powering it. The wax pool is also gorgeous. A
Overall, I am loving Orange Cinnamon. This scent brought back a childhood memory, so this scent combination resonated particularly strong with me. I also am really happy with this Village Candle and plan to try out some more scents!