Colonial Candle Winter scented candle reviews

Colonial Candle Snowday scented candle review

Colonial Candle Moroccan Market scented candle review

Colonial Candle Rum Raisin scented candle review

Colonial Candle Sea Salt and Yuzu scented candle review

Colonial Candle White Pear and Cedar scented candle review

Colonial Candle Rosewood scented candle review

Colonial Candle Pomander Tea scented candle review

Colonial Candle Snowday scented candle review

Colonial Candle Pomander Tea scented candle review


Colonial Candle Pomander Tea is my last candle from Colonial Candle Winter collection. I am a fan of tea scented candles but I was worried it will be a lot like mulled wine. It’s nothing like that, it’s actually a tea scent and I think it is my favorite from the Winter Collection.

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The official notes in Colonial Candle Pomander Tea scented candle are: Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Clove, Benzoin, Rose, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Labdanum, Musk.

Burning Colonial Candle Pomander Tea, I get a very fruity, spiced tea fragrance. I get the citrus but it’s not overly tart. The tea scent is the earthy type, like roiboos teas. I get quite a bit of the spice and I can get any rose at all. The musk is super light, I only got it at the end of my five hour burn.

It’s almost a chai type scent because of the spice but the fruity notes take away from being too sweet and heavy. It’s quite original and I’m looking forward to burning it when the temperatures drop a bit.

It’s a day candle for me since it’s not heavy or overly spiced. I’ll burn it in my living room and my kitchen. The burn on my Colonial Candle Pomander Tea was even and the scent throw was a 7.

I have an 8 oz. oval jar of Colonial Candle Pomander Tea. The oval jar has two cotton wicks and it burns for up to 50 hours.

Colonial Candle Rosewood scented candle review

As a collector of roses, I’m always giving rose fragrances a try. And mostly, they are a miss. It’s very hard to find a rose scent that doesn’t read stale and old after a while. It’s the same with rose notes in perfume, finding a couple that I like took me years of sampling. As a general rule, rose notes mixed with fresh or dry grass scents are a win for me and rose and musk mixes are thrown into the “never again” category. Yankee’s Fresh Cut Roses are a nice take on the rose scent while Village Candle’s Just For You is an example of a rose fragrance that I only burned once for a half an hour and then I gave it away.

Colonial Candle Rosewood is a new take on using the rose note. First off, it’s a Bulgarian rose, the mature, spicy, velvety, potpourri version of the rose scent. But it’s not the star of the fragrance. Primarily, this is a woody scent, with a rose undertone.

The official notes in Colonial Candle Rosewood scented candle are: dune rose and dew-misted greens.

Burning this, I get cedar wood and verbena, mixed with the Bulgarian rose and musk. The verbena smells like a citrus-y herb, freshening up the cedar. The rose note together with the musk sort of negates the freshness of the herbal note and adds an earthy tone.

It’s not for me; my brother had it for a while and apparently enjoyed it, since the jar is almost empty now. I gave it another chance today and mixed it with a lemon and lavender candle, to bring out the citrus and herb side. I did like it much better mixed, but still not something I’d buy again.

If you like woodsy and earthy scents, this is a very unique one and you should give it a sniff.

Colonial Candle White Pear and Cedar scented candle review


Colonial Candle White Pear and Cedar was one of my brother’s favorite scents for last year’s Colonial range. Colonial Candles in general are more intense, with more wood notes and more on the masculine spectrum than most of Yankee or Village, so they’re generally tested by me and then I give them to my brother and SIL, who prefer these type of fragrance.

Colonial Candle White Pear and Cedar scented candle review

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The official notes in Colonial Candle White Pear and Cedar scented candle are: soft flowers, fruits, musk and sandalwood.

Burning this, I get warm, smooth, musky cashmere wood, underlined by gardenia and pear mix. The cashmere wood is done really well. It’s very interesting, and very well blended.

The throw on this is an 8, this will scent your large room in 30 minutes.

I’d burn this on a November, January or February evening and if you want to amp it up, mix it with Yankee’s Midnight Jasmine.

Colonial Candle Sea Salt and Yuzu scented candle review

My friend brought me a whole bag of scented candles and wax. She was doing a big wax declutter so all of the stuff she gave me has been tried out but she decided to pass along the scents she wasn’t feeling. The first thing I decided to try out was a large jar of Colonial Candle Sea Salt and Yuzu. It was half gone when I started it and my friend said she liked it fine at first but just grew tired of it.

The official notes in Colonial Candle Sea Salt and Yuzu are: Pink Grapefruit, Sea Salt, Lime Blossom, Tart Yuzu, Bergamot, Musk, Peony, White Amber

It’s a very complex description (as they always are with Colonial Candle) but a much simpler scent. I smell lime, yuzu, salt and an airy note. The yuzu is sort of a mix between lime and grapefruit so the overall fragrance is ocean air and citrus.

I was expecting a twist on a margarita scent but it’s much more airy and natural. It’s OK, I would love to be able to smell the lime blossom and peony in here because I think that would make it far more interesting, but I really can’t smell any florals. I also can’t smell the bergamot and amber so it’s not at all as interesting of a scent as it was on paper.

The scent is light and the throw is also pretty weak for a Colonial candle, I only managed to scent a small room with this so I’d say it’s a weak 6.

Since the fragrance was so light I didn’t try to mix it with anything because it would just be drowned out by any additions.

Colonial Candle Rum Raisin scented candle review

Colonial Candle Rum Raisin is another one of the new Winter Colonial Candle fragrances I tested out. I liked the Rum Raisin scented candle from Woodwick and disliked the Pain Au Raisin scented candle from Yankee Candle so I wasn’t sure what to expect with Colonial Candle Rum Raisin.

The official notes in Colonial Candle Rum Raisin scented candle are: Peach, Apple, Pomegranate Rum, Lily, Peony, Vanilla, Musk, and Amber.

When burning Colonial Candle Rum Raisin, I got a perfumey vanilla with quite a bit of rum and musky amber. It’s a nice fragrance, very unexpected from the name and the label, I thought if will be similar to Yankee Candle’s Pain Au Raisin but there’s no bakery note and no raisin note. I’m a bit peeved since it’s the second Winter Colonial Candle with a note in the name that’s not in the actual fragrance but all in all it’s a good scent so I’m not that bothered. The floral notes are noticeable and add to the perfume feeling and I don’t get the peach but there is a warm apple or more like a cooked apple note.

It’s a day scent for me and I think I’ll finish burning it in my living room when the temperatures drop considerably.

I burned Colonial Candle Rum Raisin 8 oz. jar with two cotton wicks and a burn time of 50 hours and I had no burning issues and the scent throw is a weak 7.

Colonial Candle Moroccan Market scented candle review


I’m burning Colonial Candle Moroccan Market in my living room right now. It’s a typical end of November day with lots of rain, fog and cold and this is a great fragrance to warm things up and bring some sunny feeling into the house.

The official notes in Colonial Candle Moroccan Market scented candle are: spices, creamy vanilla, woods and musk.

This is a nice twist on the standard fall spice fragrance. You have your classic cinnamon and clove and a bit of dark, smoky vanilla. But here, you get a strong patchouli note as well. The patchouli gives it a incense quality, making it a bit dreamy. There are also some citrus notes, keeping the overall fragrance from getting too heavy and thick.

There are a few “exotic market” fragrances out there and this is one of my favorites. Having rummaged through my fair share (and then some) of spice markets, there are a few things missing in the spice spectrum to make it more “Moroccan” but it’s still fine, because the incense note is what gives this dreamy, exotic, heavy feeling that is so present in these places.

It’s a day or evening candle for me and I’d burn it in October and November and sometimes on July nights, if the mood strikes. The scent throw is a solid 8.

Colonial Candle Snowday scented candle review


I’ve been going through my Winter and Holiday stash, just re-sniffing some things and came across a leftover Colonial Candle Snowday candle. I think my brother had it for a while and then returned it when it was almost done. He does that sometimes, and even though I’m convinced it’s only because he doesn’t want to deal with recycling of the empty jars, he is horribly offended by this theory of mine, and claims he just want me to have the last few burns, since the candles were purchased by me. Right.


The official notes in Colonial Candle Snowday scented candle are: eucalyptus, mint, and dewy greens.

It only had about a centimeter of wax left in the jar, so I chucked it on a warmer. It’s strong, I’d say an 8 in throw on a warmer. I smell tons of eucalyptus and mint and underneath all that icy fresh I get a sweet fruit mix of apples and peaches. There’s a bit of a cologne note, I’d say some vetiver and a musky wood note, but it’s all toned down due to the intense eucalyptus and mint mix.

I don’t know about this, it’s a bit much on the top notes and the sweet fruity mix just makes it sort of like the fruit chewing gum we had in the 90s. I’ve tried to mix it with other stuff to make it more to my liking but nothing really worked.

I guess if you really love BBW Sweater Weather and always wondered what it would be like if it had a sweet fruity scent mixed in, this is your candle.