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I own four of these candles. Two of them (peace & tranquility and balance & harmony) are very fragrant and can fill a room. The other two, which are both serenity & calm (lavender thyme) bought at the same time, have little to no scent at all. I'm wondering if it's a bad batch? The burn time on all of the candles is good. They seem to last as long as they say.
Candle tip I recently learned - Make sure when you light it for the first time you let it burn long enough so that the wax melts all the way to the edge. Apparently candles have 'memory' and if you don't do this the next time you light it it will only burn as far out as when previously lit and then you end up with a bunch of unused wax.
I've had a few of this brand of candle. So far, "serenity + calm" (lavender thyme) is my favorite. I use it every single day. Least favorite was probably "balance + harmony" (water lily pear) because its overpowering and just not a pleasant smell to me. I've had "confidence + freedom" and "peace + tranquility" which were mild scents but I wasnt impressed enough to buy them again. I will continue buying the lavender thyme one! Good candles for being so cheap.
I thought that this candle (Lavender and Thyme) would relax me as I took a bath. It had the opposite effect. The scent was so strong it made me want to get out of the tub asap. I know lavender has the reputation for being soothing but I don't know if the addition of the thyme gave it a wickedly strong scent imo. The candle seems to last reasonably long but maybe that's because it doesn't burn a long time when I light it. I was definitely not feeling the "serenity and calm" influence I was hoping for.
The frosted jar and wooden cap are very appealing. The candle, not so much. There isn't any fragrance or scent whatsoever. Very disappointing as this was to be a birthday present. I would be embarrassed to give this to anyone, especially when you know the person will lift the lid and breathe in the aroma . . . in this there would be none. I wish Newell Brands who makes Chesapeake Bay would have been forthcoming and state this candle has a VERY light scent (that's being polite) that should be used in a small room or bathroom. The tons of positive ratings is what made me try this company and candle but I was duped. Good news is the Coco Benjamin Honeysuckle and Jasmine soy candle gave off a delightful and fragrant scent. See, something good did come out of this.
I initially thought it may contain Formaldehyde because the white sticker under the wooden lid said 2 compliant for Formaldehyde. I thought that meant there were 2 complaints. It could mean it’s compliant. Just mentioning Formaldehyde & saying there’s none ADDED has me feeling uneasy. I’ll skip this one in the future. Just because they haven’t added it, doesn’t make me comfortable there’s none in there to begin with. Why is Formaldehyde even mentioned? I checked. Most scented candles contain limonene, which when burned releases Formaldehyde into the air. Look for candles without this, open a window & there are even certain houseplants that suck the Formaldehyde out of the air. Many, if not all, Air Fresheners contain this as well. Do some research. It’s important. Be well.
Love theses candles.. Haven’t bought in awhile but notice the serenity +calm(lavender thyme) was on sale so I ordered 3, 2 for Birthday presents & one for me. The price was nearly half.. Got candles but couldn’t really smell?!?! I lit it has a hint of smell. Don’t remember in the past this happening?? I had also ordered reflection + clarity which I could smell really good.. Maybe that’s why the serenity+calm on sale?? I will keep buying this brand but maybe not this flavor which I’ve loved in the past..
I’m into aromatherapy, and the effect a particular fragrance can have on ones well~being. Looking to duplicate the tranquillity of a spa experience, I decided from its description to give this candle a try. When I say you couldn’t smell anything at all, whether straight out of its box or lit, that would be completely accurate (the box is so pretty it comes in I had high expectations for its contents). I had no option but to return it. Perhaps it was just a bad batch, but I wasn’t willing to make a second purchase.
***UPDATE*** I have been using this in my small study and have to say it is much more noticeable in small spaces. It would be nice for people who are sensitive to strong scents. Also nice for yoga or meditation in small spaces. Updating to 4 stars but would be still preferred something more noticeable.
I can barely smell anything when it's lit. It's a big scent when you hold your nose to the unlit candle but barely a thing when lit. Very sad.