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Village Candle

Village Candle
Village Candle

When it comes to enjoyable fragrances captured with high-quality blends and materials, Village Candle which is Manufactured in the USA with Over 126 Fragrances should be on your mind.

 
Village Candle boasts its use of pure essential oils and plant extracts from around the world and with the use of food grade paraffin wax and blends to create the finest quality fragranced candles.

 
To the credit of the founder Paul Aldrich who invented the Dual Wick™ design, he managed to capture the audience who enjoy a soot free and even burn.

 
I must admit I do like the ambiance that is provided by the dual-wick. The glow is far greater and fills the room with a lot more light. You might think that the wax would burn away far quicker than its competitors such as Yankee Candle, but Village Candle jars do contain far more wax in comparison to the Yankee Candle Jars. Here are some stats for example;

 

Yankee Candle Village Candle
Small Jar: 3.7oz
Medium Jar: 14.5oz
Large Jar: 22oz
Small Jar: 11oz
Medium Jar: 16oz
Large Jar: 26 oz

 

As far as burn time goes here is how they compare.

 

Yankee Candle Village Candle
Small Jar Burn Time: up to 30 hours
Medium Jar Burn Time: up to 75 hours
Large Jar Burn Time: up to 150 hours
Small Jar Burn Time: up to 55 hours
Medium Jar Burn Time: up to 105 hours
Large Jar Burn Time: up to 170 hours

 

Having had the chance to try both brands, I can say that Village Candle is my winner the fragrances are true to life and smell fantastic. Here are the best sellers of 2017.

 

Summer Breeze Dahlia Tropical Getaway Warm Buttered Bread
Obsidian Pure Linen Brownie Delight Cherry Vanilla Swirl

 

Product Types

Jars – Glass Tumblers – Glass Pillars – Minis Jar Candles – Wooden Wicks – Air Freshers – Votive Samplers – Wax Melts – Tea Lights – Votive Candle Holders – Candle Warmers – Jar Shades – Candle Plates

 

Product Collections

Traditional – Decor – Radiance – Classics – Limited Edition

 

Fragrances Available
ACAI BERRY TOBAC AFRICAN SAFARI AMBER WOODS APPLE PUMPKIN
APPLES & CINNAMON APPLES & EVERGREEN APPLES N’ ACORNS AUTUMN COMFORT
AWAKENING BALSAM FIR BEACH PARTY BERRY BLOSSOM
BLACK BAMBOO BLACK CHERRY BLUEBERRY MUFFIN BROWNIE DELIGHT
CARAMEL KETTLE CORN CELEBRATION BLUEBERRY MUFFIN CHERRY BLOSSOM
CHERRY VANILLA SWIRL CHRISTMAS ON THE BEACH CHRISTMAS TREE CINNABERRIES
CINNAMON BUN CINNAMON SPICE CITRUS & SAGE COFFEE BEAN
COZY CASHMERE COZY HOME CRANBERRY GRAPEFRUIT CREAMY VANILLA
CRISP APPLE DAHLIA ENGLISH GARDEN ETERNAL
EUCALYPTUS MINT EXOTICA FALL FUN FESTIVE CRANBERRY
FIELDS OF CLOVER FIRESIDE FOREST HIKE FOREST PINE
FRENCH LAVENDER FRESH APPLES FRESH STRAWBERRIES FROZEN MARGARITA
FUN IN THE SUN GARDENIA GINGER PEAR FIZZ GINGERBREAD HOUSE
GLACIAL SPRING HAPPY HOLIDAYS HARD CIDER HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
HONEY CRÉME HONEY PATCHOULI HYDRANGEA ICE CASTLE
JINGLE BELLS JUST FOR YOU LAVENDER LAVENDER MIST
LAVISH BOUQUET LEMON PISTACHIO LEMON POUND CAKE LILY OF THE VALLEY
MANDARIN SUNFLOWER MAPLE BUTTER MOONLIGHT MOUNTAIN CURRANT
MULLED CIDER NANTUCKET CRANBERRY OBSIDIAN ORANGE CINNAMON
PALM BEACH PALM BREEZE PAPAYA PASSION PATCHOULI PEPPERCORN
PEPPERMINT BARK PEPPERMINT STICK PINK GRAPEFRUIT PINKALICIOUS
POMEGRANATE JUBILEE POWDER FRESH PURE LINEN RAIN
RAINBOW RASPBERRY ROSE TEA RED HOT CINNAMON RENDEZVOUS
RIO CARNIVAL ROSEMARY LAVENDER SAGE & CELERY SCARLET BERRY TULIP
SEA SALT CUCUMBER SEA SPRAY SECLUDED DUNES SERENITY
SIBERIAN PINE SLEIGH RIDE SMOKED BIRCH SOFT LINEN
SPICED PUMPKIN SPRING LILAC SUGARPLUM FAIRY SUMMER BREEZE
SUMMER SLICES SUN SPLASH SUNRISE TEA TIME
TRANQUILITY TROPICAL GETAWAY TWILIGHT MOMENTS URBAN NIGHTS
VANILLA CARAMEL SWIRL VANILLA CUPCAKE VANILLA SANDALWOOD VIOLET BLOSSOM
WALK ON THE BEACH WARM APPLE PIE WARM BUTTERED BREAD WATERFALL
WILD ROSE WINTER WONDERLAND WISH UPON A STAR .

 

Fragrances that are being discontinued (As of June 2017)

African safari, Beach Party, Caramel Kettle Corn, Christmas on the beach, Citrus & Sage, Eternal, Fall Fun, Festive Cranberry, Fields of Clover, Frozen Margarita, Fun in the Sun, Ginger Bread House, Hard Cider, Ice Castle, Jingle Bells, Lemon Pistachio, Lily of the Valley, Patchouli Peppercorn, Peppermint Stick, Raspberry Rose Tea, Rio Carnival, Smoked Birch, Soft Linen, Tea Time, Wild Rose, Winter Wonderland.

Candles Better Than Yankee Candle

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Yankee Candles are one of the benchmarks of the scented candle scene. They are consistently of the highest quality and feature both traditional and innovative designs. The Yankee Candle range also has a selection of fragrances the size of which is truly unrivalled. But are they the best in every department? Many people would answer yes without hesitation. I think I have found five other candle types which at the very least will give the Yankee Candle range a run for its money. Talking of money…

Better Price

The range of Yankee wax tarts is a formidable one and any other candle brand that wants to compete with it will have to match the incredibly wide range of aromas available in the Yankee selection. Village Candle Wax Melts do exactly that, only they have found a way to offer more product for a lower cost. While Yankee tarts go for a perfectly reasonable £1.40 a pop, the Village Melts come in multi-packs of 6 for just £4.75. The individual melts are broken off the pack and placed in the oil burner for a saving of £3.65 for every six Yankee tarts you could have bought instead. That might not sound like a huge amount at first, but if you go through a pack of Village Candle Melts a week instead of buying six individual Yankee tarts, then you will save over £692 a year. Obviously the saving depends on how much you spend on these kinds of candles already, but it’s certainly worth noting the significant difference in cost. There are also less expensive alternative jar candles in the form of Colony Candles and Price’s Candles, to mention but two. Votive candles are another area where savings can be made in comparison to the Yankee candle variety.

Woodwick Candle Wick
You’ll Love The Cracking Woodwick

Better Wick

It might seem a little pedantic to start comparing wicks. After all, they’re just a bit of string, right? Wrong. While Yankee candles do indeed rely on the trusty bit of string wicking method, there is one candle brand that dares to be different. Look out for a spoiler in the name of the Woodwick Jar Candles range. They use a natural and organic wooden wick, which burns evenly and produces crackling sounds reminiscent of an open fire. They are also made from soy wax and come in a variety of jar designs and sizes, as well as featuring an interesting variety of fragrances including theme-enhancing scents such as Campfire Marshmallow and Ruby Sunset, as well as refreshingly original scents like Dew Drops and Twinkling Mint Cocoa.

Better Wax Design

Temptations Jar Candles only have three products in their selection, but a couple of them are arguably more innovative than the entire Yankee Candle range. Temptations and Yankee both feature candles with candle jar shades and lids, but Yankee has the superior range with a host of designs and colours to choose from. However, Temptations score more innovation points with their other scented candle offerings. The Temptations Scented Candle Jar with Wax Pieces features chunks of scented wax in the jar, giving the impression of real fruit pieces burning away and eliciting their cinnamon spice fragrance. There is also the Frosted Rose Scented Glitter Jar Candle, where the wax is carved into the elegant shape of rose petals. The frosting effect also elevates this candle above similarly scented candles to the point where you might struggle to bring yourself to ever actually set the thing alight.

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Get That Fresh Linen Smell With Village Candles

Better Jar Design

There’s no doubt that the Yankee candle range features a lot of awesome jar candles, but there’s just something about the Pintail Glass Cube Candles which set them apart from the more traditional Yankee jar designs. Perfectly moulded into modern-looking glass cubes, these Pintail candles have a contemporary look which can enhance and compliment modern home interior designs. The Pintail scented candles also feature some rather interesting scents such as Mulled Wine, Posh Powder and Spiced Pear; all excellent conversation starters for hip and cool folks who enjoy those finer things in life that everybody else probably hasn’t heard of yet.

Better Scent

Okay, so this one is not exactly definitive, but is true for myself and I’m writing this article so it’s getting on the list. You probably have your own favourite scent, but for me it is the simplistically refreshing Cotton Fresh fragrance by Heaven Scent Organic Candles. Everybody knows the pleasure of fresh cotton sheets on the bed, and that uplifting aroma is perfectly recreated in this special scented candle. Sure, Yankee candles have so many different scents that it is practically impossible to fully experience them all, but we all know when we have found The One. And for this humble writer, that one is Cotton Fresh by Heaven Scent.

10 Candles Men Will Love

Scented candles often come with pretty scents like flowers, but they need not be the preserve of our womenfolk as there are many other candles which will suit the rough and tumble existence of certain men without scoring any pansy points. While some modern men have no such worries as scoring pansy points, many of us do suffer from that terrible affliction of having a bunch of friends who constantly search for reasons to take the mickey out of us.

However, candles can actually be extremely beneficial to a man’s home life, as well as making cool gifts for a woman to buy her husband, boyfriend or family member. A man with such mickey-taking mates might not be overly keen to publically demonstrate his love for the scent of lavender, but there are plenty of other scents and candle types which he can indulge in without fear of reprisal. Here are ten candles for men which can improve his home environment or help him achieve that perfect atmosphere for a special occasion with his lady (wink wink, nudge nudge).

Yankee Candle Favourites for Men
Yankee Candle Favourites for Men

Vanilla Bourbon Jar Candle

The smoky notes of this bourbon scented candle are combined with vanilla, sugar cane and praline to create a sweet, cosy but very manly atmosphere when lit. The Woodwick candles also use a unique wick which burns consistently while producing a crackling effect reminiscent of a wood fire, which everybody knows are something only men understand how to start and maintain (come on, ladies, let us keep the wood fire thing).

Bourbon Creme Brulee Scented Candle Tin

A more decorative option that also includes the crackling fire effect wick is this similarly bourbon scented candle which also features hints of cinnamon, clove and raisin. The candle holder features a lid so the candle can be closed completely when not in use, and eventually when the candle is all burned out you will still have a handy container for nuts and bolts, screws and other manly items which require a container.

Merry Marshmallow Candle

If you’re going to make the most of these special Yankee candles then why not go the whole hog and recreate that awesome campfire atmosphere with this Marshmallow scented candle. Just beware – it might inspire you to pack a bag full of tins of beans before heading off into the woods to do manly things like chop wood and have important discussions about whether Aaron Lennon’s lightning speed justifies his inclusion in the England squad.

Merry Marshmallow Wax Tart
Merry Marshmallow Wax Tart

Clean Cotton Scented Tealights

Men are always copping flack for failing to change the bed sheets regularly but that’s only because we have more important things to do like building things, breaking things and watching the snooker. We can overcome this failing somewhat though with these Clean Cotton scented candles which will emanate a scent of fresh linen throughout the home. Job done, lads. Now how’s Ronnie doing?

Tapered Dinner Candles

Every man needs to be prepared to dazzle a lady from time to time, be it a second or third date where you have decided to impress her with the only meal you know how to cook, or a long time partner who loves it when you get all romantic every now and then (when the snooker’s not on, of course). Such occasions require fancy dinner candles to create that sensual atmosphere as you sexily explain that the chicken might be a bit burnt.

Ylang Ylang & Cardamom Pillar Candle

Once you have somehow convinced your lady that the green beans were meant to be black and taste like charcoal, then it’s time to relax and start slowly nudging that romantic atmosphere towards the moment where you finally lean forward, hold her hand and offer to cuddle for a bit (this is a family website, so we’re cuddling and holding hands, okay?). For such moments, a man can only help his chances of getting a nice cuddle by lighting a candle infused with the scents of Ylang Ylang which has strong aphrodisiac properties.

Sea Breeze Organic Pillar Candle

As brave men of action, we don’t always have time for soppy nonsense though and sometimes we just want to be reminded of how awesome life can be when we’re on one of our manly adventures, like wrestling sharks or shopping for timber at Homebase. This simple pillar candle which will fill your room with the scent of a sea breeze so you can imagine the waves crashing against the boat as you fend off giant sharks and monstrous squids with nothing but your wits. And a harpoon. Always bring a harpoon when you wrestle giant imaginary squids.

Candle Gift for Him
Candle Gift for Him

Grapefruit Essential Oil Pillar Candle

You don’t need to worry about having the grapes when you’ve got the grapefruits. This mini pillar candle smells awesome and it’s made from plant wax so you can show off how sustainable you are. Not entirely sure how plants feel about this kind of candle, I did ask a few from the garden but as of writing this sentence they have yet to make a comment.

Ivory Pillar Candle

We like big stuff, don’t we, fellas? And you’ll be hard pushed to find a bigger candle than this beauty, rightfully called the Mammoth. It’s so big that it actually features three wicks so it’s technically three candles in one. Huge candles such as this Ivory Pillar Candle actually make great ornaments and they last so long that you won’t have to buy another for ages, leaving you plenty of extra cash to spend down the pub or on that new Xbox game (that pretty much covers everything we spend our money on, right?).

Household Roomscenter Candles

Let’s finish on that age old problem the ladies have always complained about and that is the human male’s unmatched ability to stink a room out. We sweat, we fart and we’re damned if we’re ever going to stop. However, there are solutions to these odours we can’t help but occasionally emit such as these Roomscenter candles which neutralise unwanted smells. The candles contain Odourfoyl which can render unpleasant scents and other odours like pet smells undetectable leaving your home smelling clean and fresh.

Top 10 Facts about Soy Candles

Soy Wax Candles are long-lasting, clean-burning candles with a conscience. They are made from the hydrogenated oil of the soy bean vegetable, which means they are a natural and renewable resource which creates excellent candle wax that burns consistently while emitting aromatic scents all the way to the end. Here’s a top ten facts about Soy Wax Candles to help you get to know them and why they are so highly recommended.

The Soy Candle Lowdown

Soy Bean Candle
Soy Bean Candle

10. CLEANER BURNING CANDLES
Soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax and there is no petrol-carbon soot which can leave black marks on nearby surfaces, a problem that is immediately obvious with normal candles when you hold something close to the flame (such as heating a plate). However, even from distance the sooty resin from paraffin candles will build up over time and leave dark blotches on nearby walls and the ceiling above.

9. PURER BURNING CANDLES
Being non-toxic, the smoke from soy wax contains no carcinogens that are usually present in normal candle smoke. While candle smoke is not excessively dangerous in the way that the carcinogens in cigarette smoke are, it is still a health factor worth noting, especially for those already suffering breathing problems such as asthma.

8. COOLER BURNING CANDLE FLAMES
Soy candles burn cooler than paraffin wax so are actually a bit safer, with their heat less likely to build up as it can with a paraffin candle. Safety measures are of course still advised, but the cooler-burning soy wax candle flame is less of a threat than the much hotter paraffin candles.

7. LONGER BURNING CANDLES
Because soy wax candles burn cooler, they also burn slower and thus produce much longer lasting candles, meaning you get a lot more for your money when you buy soy wax candles.

6. RENEWABLE RESOURCES
Soy wax comes from soy beans which are a renewable source, unlike paraffin which includes non-renewable petroleum. In this modern age we really need to do all we can to help the environment and switching from paraffin candles to soy candles is another small step we can all take.

Soy Bean Farming
Soy Bean Farming

5. NATURALLY BIODEGRADABLE
Because soy wax is made from the hydrogenated oil of the soy bean vegetable, it is completely and naturally biodegradable, which means it is capable of decomposing via bacteria or other living organisms, thus avoiding unnecessary pollution – making them very eco friendly.

4. SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS
Soy candles are also ideal for vegans and vegetarians because they are made from the oil of the soy bean. This doesn’t mean you can eat them, of course, but they are made with completely natural materials which will ease the consciences of the earthly minded.

3. EASILY CLEANED
Where normal wax can ruin many surfaces, soy wax is a lot easier to clean off of other materials. It can usually be cleaned away using just a bit of warm, soapy water, whereas dripping paraffin wax onto a material or surface will likely result in permanent damage.

2. HELP FARMERS
The purchase of soy bean products can significantly help the agricultural sectors of many economies around the world and instigate important growth. As soy beans are grown by farmers, buying soy products helps them rather than the petroleum companies that have probably had enough of our money by now.

1. SCENT PRESERVATION
Soy wax also maintains and preserves the purity of the scent it is infused with, creating much higher quality scented candles with truer aromas that are less affected by the melting wax and burning wick than scented paraffin candles.

Wild Cranberry Bolsius Candles Refresh The Home

To enjoy Wild Cranberry Candles at their best choose a time that you can relax and sit back and take in the refreshing fruit aroma. Light one or several of these exceptional scented candles after a tiring day at work or when entertaining guests, the choice is entirely yours. You can choose a variety of Wild Cranberry Candles products such as scented tea lights, jar candles and even scented pillar candles. Wild Cranberry Candles make fantastic gifts for house warmings, birthdays, Christmas and Valentines Day. Make sure you treat yourself or a candle-loving friend or family member this year.

Wild Cranberry Candle Scented Tea Lights

Wild Cranberry Tea Lights
Wild Cranberry Tea Lights

Cranberries are not only healthy to eat but they are also very refreshing to smell around the home. The bright and juicy succulence of the cranberries comes out beautifully in these sensational Bolsius scented tea lights. These long-lasting tea lights will create a warm and inviting atmosphere any time of year; they are also uplifting in the winter months which make it a great festive scent.

These gorgeous red tea lights mix realistic scent with premium wax and with 30 in each pack, they will last you a long time. Dot these heavenly scented tea lights all around your home so that you make up to the fresh scent as well as wind down to it in the evenings. You just won’t be able to resist the charm of the wild cranberry.

Wild Cranberry Candle Scented Pillar

Wild Cranberry Pillar Candle
Wild Cranberry Pillar Candle

Decorate and freshen your home with this gorgeous wild cranberry Bolsius scented pillar candle, creating a sweet atmosphere for any occasion. This stylish Bolsius candle combines realistic fragrance with quality premium wax which makes them so irresistible.

Simply place this pillar candle onto a pillar candle holder before burning to stop any drips and heat damaging your surfaces. A lovely gift for any occasion, this delightful pillar candle will bring a smile to everyone’s faces. They will absolutely fall in love with the bold colour and incredible fruity perfume.