Aloe & Soft Linen Scented Candle
different this year
I have bought 12 of these candles in the past 3 years -- and have a set of glasses to prove it! I love the scent -- and still do. This year, however, the candle seems to burn differently. It burns down the middle leaving a lot of that great wax unmelted and doesn't last as long. I guess I will keep buying it because the scent is wonderful and not obnoxious like so many other candles. But I miss the candle of yore!
February 27, 2013
The scent itself is very fresh and clean smelling. The Candle however, burns horribly. It only burned about half way down. The throw is also horrible. I couldn't even smell it when it was burning. $16 is a little much for this dud. Even with my 20% discount, it was still not worth it.
January 23, 2013
Great Scent, Poor Candle
I LOVE this scent. My mom had one of these candles and I immediately ordered 2 online after smelling it. The package came very quickly and the candles were in good shape.
I had a party a few days later and lit both the candles. I let them burn for about 3 hours. I always do this with new candles to make sure that the wax burns to the outer edge of the holder to maximize burning time.
Both candles only burned down the middle...wasting all the wax on the outside. They were almost halfway finished after the party due to them not burning evenly.
I'm sorry this happened as this is one of the best scents I have ever smelled. But, even if you get the candle on sale, it's still not worth the value.
January 10, 2013
Great smell, poor quality
I truly love the smell of this candle. The Body Shop has done a wonderful job of creating a relaxing, peaceful, clean scent. With that said, however, I won't be buying these in the future, nor would I recommend them to a friend. First, the glass in which the candle is placed is extremely thin, and seems to be of poor quality. The first candle I ordered broke into a million pieces during shipping, and I thought it was due to the rough treatment it may have encountered on the road. However, I found that the second one I had broke extremely easily at home, just the same, without the shipping process to blame it on. In addition, the wick ran out when there was still a good 1/2" - 3/4" of wax left surrounding it. I am meticulous about burning a candle this wide for hours at a time, so as not to allow the wax to burn in the center of the candle only, so that wasn't the issue. Overall, I would recommend going with the Aloe & Soft Linen oil diffuser instead of this candle: much sturdier glass, same great scent, and a better value.
August 24, 2011