Being a stay-at-home mom is sometimes very stressful–especially with a very opinionated and independent 4-year-old daughter. I often butted heads with my mother (and still do, if I’m being perfectly honest), and my daughter does the same with me. There are a few things I love to have around me when I need to de-stress and relax: chocolate, a nice soak in the bath, pizza, or fragrant candles.
During the past few weeks, I have been enjoying the relaxing and soothing fragrances from Colonial Candle, a new to me candle company with a wide variety of enticing scents, from baked goods to floral to exotic smells. I had the pleasure of relaxing with fragrances from the Spring Collection and the St. Barths Destinations Collection.
Spring Collection Scents
- Cucumber Fresca
- Apricot Mint
- Fresh Aloe
It’s really hard to pick a favorite from this collection, because I love each of the scents for different reasons. The Rosewood is definitely the most heavy of the fragrances, and I have to be in the right mood to light it up. I associate “romance” with rosewood, and it would be the perfect fragrance for a romantic dinner on an outdoor patio. Cucumber Fresca is a really airy, mild sweet fragrance that doesn’t remind me of cucumbers at all. Apricot Mint is a combination of two perfectly complementary scents: apricot and mint. I never would have thought to pair them up, but the result is absolutely delightful. The Fresh Aloe is my go-to scent on the extremely hot summer days when I cannot stand being outside for even 30 seconds. I also use quite a few bath products that have aloe as an ingredient, so it is a very familiar and comforting smell for me.
The Spring Collection scents are not overwhelming or powerful; they are the perfect level of smell for me. Since I have allergies nearly year round but especially during the summer months, lighter scents are the better fit for me. Colonial Candles do not make me sneeze or agitate my allergies at all.
St. Barths Destinations Scents
I love the idea of “travel-inspired” scents; this collection is just the first of many that Colonial Candle has in store for candle lovers. I definitely feel as if I am hanging out somewhere exotic when any in this collection are being used. I love Topaz Waters best of all from this collection since my “signature fragrance” in high school was the Bath & Body Works Freesia. I had freesia everything: lotion, shower gel, body mist, shampoo, and conditioner. The freesia in this scent really stands out to me. I love the name Melon Mojito; this sounds like a great name for a tasty summer cocktail. I’ve never really though of melons as particularly fragrant, and I can’t identify any of the other scents that might be mixed with it but it definitely stands out from its competition! Cocoa Plum is also another candle fragrance that I would consider “romantic”; chocolate and fruit most definitely set the mood. Coral Hibiscus had a different effect on me than the other scents in this collection; my nose tends to get stuffed up around this scent, which saddens me because I do like it quite a bit. It’s what I’d call a heavy floral fragrance; I don’t think I’ve ever had any hibiscus scented before but it has definitely grown on me.
The 8 oz. candle is also the perfect size and weight for me; with glass jars I’m always afraid I’m going to drop them with my small hands and then watch them shatter. The oval shape also allows me to get the perfect grip on them if I want to relocate them to another room. Each 8 oz. candle provides about 50 hours of perfect fragrance; there are two wicks to the candle, and both should be lighted so that they will burn evenly. Colonial Candle operates entirely in the USA and offers eco-friendly candles.
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.