Category Archives: Scented Candles

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.

Fresh Scents for Summer 2015

What comes to mind when you think of a nice summer’s day? Could it be, the warm Sun and clear blue skies, green grass, a gentle breeze, and the scents of summer, so fresh and invigorating. You can finally open your windows after the rigours of winter, but what about the evenings, sitting indoors or if you are lucky on the veranda. Why not accentuate the aromas with scented atmospheric candles.

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See Our New Yankee Summer Fragrances

Floral Candles

What about the wonderful Vincent Van Gogh inspired sunflower yellow candle, by St Eval in Cornwall. It will send tones of amber and linden blossom drifting into the room,combined with natural mimosa, to create a perfect balance of natural summer fragrances.

Linden produces a divine aroma, bees flock to the flowers, and it often appears in poetry as a tree to sit under on a summer’s day. The scent of mimosa may inspire you to sip a refreshing summer drink of chilled citrus fruit and champagne, aptly named after it.

Fruity Candles

The aromas of natural fruit always remind us of the growing season. Fresh and invigorating the Blueberry pillar candle by Bolsius is aromatic and fruity without being overbearing. The blueberry is noted for being one of the world’s healthiest fruits with its antioxidant properties.There is also an exotic mango candle that is unique in flavour and fragrance. Your guests will be wondering where you have hidden the summer fruit bowl.

Honeydew Melon fragrance candles,smell like fresh cut melon,on a hot day, one of summers supreme pleasures. Sweet and deliciously juicy! Honeydew will remind those who sense it, of summer salads with melon and cantaloupe, and healthy breakfasts with mixed fruits and cereal.

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Refresh Your Senses with Pink Grapefruit

More Summertime Favourites

Lemon grass is not instantly thought of as a summer scent. However it does have a few properties that make it a good candidate. It does have a mild citrus aroma which may prove more beneficial to those with a sensitive nose, for the stronger scented candles. It also has properties that will help keep those annoying flies away whilst you are dozing on the porch on a summers evening. It may even entice you to go and make a cup of lemongrass tea to help you relax even more.

Simon and Garfunkel sang about Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, and going to summer fairs.The unmistakable aromas of herbs and spices from Provence bring to mind eating at a long table in the garden under a clear blue sky. Price’s Provence Scented Candle Lantern will let you carry on the festivities into the summer night. It also has insect repellent qualities that work effectively without the overpowering scent of citronella.

Everyone will equate different aromas with summer, possibly the more rural you’re past experiences,the stronger will be the association. Scented Candle Shop has a large selection and you will be able to find something to suit your taste, or more to the point sense of smell. Take the fresh scents of summer right into your home.

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Try This Creamy Summer Scoop Candle Today

Fun Christmas Candle Games

There’s lots of fun to be had with candles during Christmas time when the house is often full of folks wanting to have a bit of fun. Here are five original games to play and make the most out of your candles.

Candle Car Racing

Attach a short candle to a matchbox or small piece of wood (your ‘car’) by melting a bit of wax onto the surface and placing the candle firmly onto it before it solidifies. Then get a long piece of string, between a metre or two in length, and tie one end to your candle car and the other end to a pen or pencil. After lighting the candle and laying out the string, you must ‘drive’ your car to the finish line by winding the string around the pencil. If the car topples or the candle goes out then you must stop and set it right and relight the flame before continuing.

Candle Archery Contest

It’s not really archery, I suppose, because the bow and arrow is simply your breath, but the principle is basically the same. Set up a series of target candles, each further away than the last, and attempt to blow them out one at a time, scoring points according to the distance between you and the candle. The ideal candle for this kind of game would be the Bolsius Tapered Candles as they are sturdy, colourful and available at a good price.

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Candle Game Favourites

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Two blindfolded players stand facing each other while holding a lit candle in one hand. They can move it to wherever they like but must keep it in that place for the entirety of their opponent’s move. Then they take turns trying to blow their opponent’s candle out, though they can only blow in one direction (no whirling about blowing everywhere). It will need a referee, or even better why not team up and have sighted partners give directions, perhaps with some restrictions on what they can say to help their blindfolded teammate.

Candle Relay Racing

There are couple of varieties of this kind of game you can try. One version is to give two teams two candles each and light them to begin. Then, the first players have to blow out one candle and relight it with the other, before blowing out the second candle and relighting it with the first candle. Then he passes the two relit candles onto his teammate who repeats the process. Another version is to use just one candle but provide the team with a lighter or box of matches, and each player has to blow out the candle and then relight it before passing it on.

Fireman Frenzy

An outdoors game, unless you don’t mind drenching your living room carpet, in which you line up a series of candles at suitable distances from each other and attempt to extinguish the flames with water. Various methods can be applied, from taking a mouthful of water from a cup and aiming with your mouth or even using a water pistol. You can have singles competition or team up and try to put out all the candles before the other mob. As the candles get soaked, it can be a good idea to use plain Unscented Tealight Candles as they are cheap and plentiful.

5 Reasons Why Candles Make Great Christmas Gifts

Candles can be great gifts for friends and loved ones, but it’s not just because they are nice little ornaments. Their symbolism, if presented correctly, can be incredibly heart-warming and afford the gift of a candle a thoughtful relevance that other fancier presents just don’t have. Here are five ways in which candle gifts can be far more than the mere sum of their parts.

Christmas Candle Ideas

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Apple and Pine Needle Yankee Wax Tart

1) Scented candles are wonderful at this time of year as their nostalgic scents can instantly create a seasonal atmosphere in any room of the house. Waft an Apple and Pine Needle Scented Candle aroma throughout the hallways and let it permeate every inch of your home to really kick start Christmas and get everybody in the mood for some holiday fun.

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Christmas Pillar Candles

2) A collection of Christmas Pillar Candles can make a lovely gift for a grandparent who overseas a large family, especially if there should be a candle for each member of their family so the lighting of them all becomes a ritual of remembrance and heart-warming reflection upon all the people that they love and love them the most.

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Christmas Candle Gifts

3) The gift of a candle to a parent, particularly a mother, is hugely symbolic as it was the mastering of fire which helped the human race survive, develop and progress to where we are now. The flame of a candle represents our acknowledgement of the debt we owe those who fed and cared for us during our most vulnerable moments and who guided us through our childhoods to become the awesome adults that our mothers think we are today. A meaningful narrative accompanying the gift of a candle can elevate its importance above all the other gifts, even the big expensive ones which are just showing off really. Every mother knows that.

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LED Candles

4) Because candles are made of wax, and wax melts under the heat of a flame, they can symbolise the relationship between our hearts and that which melts them: the pure loveliness of our partners. Show him or her how much you love them by lighting a Red Heart Candle and explaining that the flame is her love, and we are just melted wax at the mercy of her favour, willing to sacrifice ourselves to keep their fabulous flame burning. Getting super soppy instead of splashing out can be a great way of saving money on presents as well.

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Ivory Floating Candles

5) Finally, never underestimate the practical use of a candle or set of candles. If you know someone who lives in a place that doesn’t have a dimmer switch on their living room light, then a gift of candles will allow them to create an ambient effect during their evenings relaxing in front of the TV. Having a few candles around can always serve as emergency lighting during a power cut, plus a good few of them lit at once will raise the temperature a little which is always worthwhile during these winter months. Consider something simple yet incredibly useful like a set of Tealight Candles, which make extremely thoughtful stocking fillers.

 

 

 

 

Freezing Candles Double the Burn Time! Is it True and is it Safe?

Do candles really burn for twice as long if they are put in the freezer? Or is the theory nothing more than a wishful-thinking myth? We’d all love to have candles that took longer to burn for the simple reason we could enjoy the flame for longer and not have to buy new candles as often. But can candles really be made to last longer after they’ve been frozen? We endeavour to find out.

The Freezing Candles Test

Find out more about the Mythbusters experiment here!
Find out more about the Mythbusters experiment here!

Mythbusters conducted an experiment to determine once and for all whether the freezing-candles-increases-longevity theory was true or nothing more than a myth. The researchers put three candles in the freezer at 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The Mythbusters also left three candles on a table at room temperature. All six candles were left in their location for 24 hours. The next day the experimenters burned all of the candles in a glass tank and recorded the results.

The Results

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According to the Mythbusters, the candles that had been left in the freezer burned slower. Not only did the frozen candles last longer but they melted all the way down. By contrast, the candles that had been left in room temperature burned out faster and did not melt all the way down.

The experiment concludes that the colder a candle is, the slower the wax will burn and melt and the warmer it is, the quicker it will burn. However whenever a theory has allegedly been proved, some sort of conflicting evidence nearly always emerges and none more so that with the freezing candles to increase the lifeline of the wax idea.

Runs The Risk Of Cracking

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Read more from US Candle Blogger about frozen candles.

According to the US Candle Company Blog, the idea about putting candles in the freezer to prolong their life is a misconceived notion. The US Candle Company carried out a similar experiment and put both pillar candles and votive candles in the freezer. The researcher claims to have known the candles would crack so decided to time how long it would take before they cracked. After just 15 minutes in the fridge, the pillars and votives had already cracked.

In terms of whether the frozen candles burned faster, the US Candle Company claims when the candle is removed from the freezer and lit the surface area of the candle around the flame warms up quickly and above room temperature exceedingly fast. This effectively undoes all the good of the freezing as when the wax melts it heats the surface of the candle faster, so by the time you get to burning the ‘core’ it has long lost the effect the freezer had on it.

Risks and Safety

We recommend using a Wick Trimmer to keep your candle to reduce soot emissions and enhance burning performance.
We recommend using a Wick Trimmer to keep your candle to enhance burning performance.

As well as running the risk of your beautiful candles being cracked by the freezing temperature of the freezer, it still remains arguable to whether freezing a candle actually makes it last longer. In order to get the longest burning candle with the cleanest flame, it is more widely accepted to trim the wick before lighting the candle.