I’ve put together a list of Colonial Candles that I find fit best for a nice spring burning.
5 Spring Colonial Candle Reviews
It’s a chilly, rainy February evening and I have Colonial Candle Indian Summer burning. It’s a lovely warm scent and even though I’m not generally a fan of woody scents, this one is a winner.
The official notes in Colonial Candle Indian Summer scented candle are: white pumpkin and spice.
This is far more complex than the description would have you think. It’s absolutely not what I would call a spicy pumpkin fragrance. I smell mostly cashmere wood, which is my favorite wood note. It’s light and soft and airy but warm and woody at the same time. The cashmere note is underlined by a soft spice cloud. There’s some clove, a bit of cinnamon and ginger. The clove and cinnamon go well with the warmth of the cashmere and the ginger gives it the zing to keep it from getting heavy. I also get an apple note and a faint apple blossom. I don’t know about the pumpkin though…sometimes I feel like it’s there and other times I think I’m just smelling the earthiness of the cloves. If it is in here, it’s super light and it’s the earthy type, not the pumpkin puree or cooked pumpkin type.
The throw on my medium jar is a strong 8. It scents my large living room in half an hour.
It’s an autumn evening candle for me and I’d burn it in October and November on a cold night. If you feel like mixing things up, it goes really well with a plain vanilla scent or a sandalwood vanilla fragrance for extra woody warmth.
A friend gave me half of a Colonial Candle Powdered Beignets simmer snap packet to try out. He’d bought it for himself, melted half and decided it wasn’t for him so he gave the rest to me.
Colonial Candle Powdered Beignets is a part of the Colonial Candle New Orleans Collection. The candle and the wax melt are still available.
I melted a quarter of the wax melt in my medium sized office and it’s so strong! It has a 9 in scent throw. I put the wax on the melter, closed the door and left the room for 15 minutes. When I came back in I had to go straight to opening a window.
The official notes in Colonial Candle Powdered Beignets are: powdered sugar, fried dough, and sweet vanilla.
Melting Colonial Candle Powdered Beignets I smell a lot of vanilla and the sugar. The bakery or rather the “fried dough” note is strong as well but the problem is, that it smells burned. I’ve mentioned before that some companies struggle with the “bakery” notes that can lean burned fast. Yankee Candle Pain Au Rasin is a great example of that. This one also has that burned toast smell. With vanilla and sugar.
I haven’t tried many Colonial Candles since they aren’t available in my country but I’ve recently found a great European online scented candle store that has a good selection of various brands so maybe I’ll do a haul of wax melts soon, just to try out some new scents.
I bought Colonial Candle Topaz Waters a long time ago because I was (and am still) looking for a good sea or rather ocean scented candle. I just have the hardest time finding one that I would really like, they either smell like a toilet cleaner to me or like a perfume/cologne with watery notes and I really don’t want that either. So while on the hunt for a salty, airy, watery scented candle I got Colonial Candle Topaz Waters and I gave it a long, 10 hour burn, today in my living room that I was constantly in and out of, so that I could really get the full impact of the fragrance.
The official notes in Colonial Candle Topaz Waters scented candle are: Fresh Bergamot, Blue Mandarin, Black Anise , Blue Freesia, Geranium, Mediterranean Lavender , Tonka Bean, Driftwood, Turquoise Musk.
That’s a whole lot of notes, and I’m starting to see my issue with my Colonial Candles; while I like complex fragrances and in fact prefer them to a one two note ones, I need the notes to go together and make a cohesive final fragrance. The anise note in this I really dislike. It’s also strong on driftwood, which I wouldn’t mind but it sort of overpowers all the floral notes and you end up smelling watery driftwood and musky anise with a bit of citrus. There’s also a men’s cologne or rather men’s deodorant note that sadly makes it unappealing to my nose.
The cologne note spoils it for me, it’s already at my brother’s house where it will get plenty of burns and happy sniffs. Fragrance tastes just differ vastly and I’m lucky that I have 6 very different noses in my family so nothing ever goes to waste, it just relocates.
I burned Colonial Candle Topaz Waters in my main living room, I got a nice even wax pool after about one and a half hour and the scent throw was a weak 6.
I had an 8 oz. oval jar of Colonial Candle Topaz Waters. The oval jar has two cotton wicks and burns for up to 50 hours.
I bought Colonial Candle Fresh Aloe when I was on my aloe scented candles kick that was started by the amazing Yankee Candle Aloe. I have an 8 oz. oval jar of Colonial Candle Fresh Aloe and it did leave some residue while burning and I find that the wicks need regular trimming or I get soot. I burn my Colonial Candles outside all my usual candle accessories because I really enjoy the oval shape and the general look of the candles but I think they would burn even better in a candle holder like a luminary or a hurricane. The 8 oz. oval jar has two cotton wicks and burns for up to 50 hours.
The official notes in Colonial Candle Fresh Aloe are: palm leaves, rainforest bamboo, and sparkling citrus.
So it’s not actually and aloe scent, but it a beautiful, super fresh fragrance nonetheless. I get the green notes that I guess were supposed to be palms and bamboo and a lot of watery notes and it’s all blended together by the citrus. Really lovely, perfect candle to burn in a living room during summer or on any morning when you need a pick up. It’s also a perfect bathroom candle.
I got a decent wax pool in about two hours and the scent throw is a strong 7.
I got Colonial Candle Clementine Cupcake during my last UK trip since I can’t get Colonial Candles locally. I hauled a bunch of Colonial and Goose Creek candles that time and I did burn a bunch of them a few times but then I got a ton of new Yankee and Village ones and the Colonial and Goose Creek got put away and they’ve been hanging out in storage ever since because I’ve been busy burning my Yankee and Village candles. I did burn Colonial Candle Clementine Cupcake a couple of times though and then my Mum came over for tea one time I had it burning and loved it so it went home with her.
I was dropping the kids off at Mum’s this afternoon and I saw she was burning Colonial Candle Clementine Cupcake and it dawned on me that I haven’t reviewed any of the candles from that UK haul. Can’t have that.
The official notes in Colonial Candle Clementine Cupcake are: citrus fruit, cake mixture and clementine, icing.
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Burning Colonial Candle Clementine Cupcake, I get a lot of cake, it’s basically an orange cupcake smell. I can only get a hint of the orange; it’s almost purely a bakery, cake fragrance. I can’t smell any icing.
I had an 8 oz. oval jar of Colonial Candle Clementine Cupcake and it burned fine as long as I kept the wicks trimmed short. If I forgot to trim them, I got really bad soot. It had a scent throw of about a 6. The oval jar has two cotton wicks and burns for up to 50 hours.