Various Candle Reviews

Village Candle - Large Cinnamon Stick Candle

You can see how nice this candle is burning.
You can see how nice this candle is burning. | Source

Cinnamon Stick Candle - By Village Candle

This is my first time burning Cinnamon Stick by Village Candle. This particular candle is a large jar, with a net weight of 22.75 ounces. These candles are newer to me, but I had to give them a try as so many people seem to love these candles! The candle is $9.99 at TJ Maxx in my area.

As you can see this is a very nice burning candle, not too feminine either. A nice dark brown cinnamon color, it is very nice. I do get a fair throw from this candle. I mean that the fragrance can be smelled generally in the area where it is burning. However, I am just not super fond of the fragrance itself. It is ok, but just not a favorite cinnamon fragrance of mine. The burn is beautiful though and it needs no "Illuma lids" or anything like that to burn clean.

My best tips for burning this candle is to not trim the wicks like you normally would in your other candles. Unless the flames get huge or are putting off black smoke, the wicks can get almost drowned out otherwise. Of course, always follow manufacturers instructions above all and never leave candles unattended, ever. It just isn't worth it.

I may not buy this one again, but I will be trying Village Candles again. They are nice candles and have a nice feature of having two wicks. Double the flame, double the light I would imagine. If you have burned these ones, I would love to know your feedback below.

Brookside's Cafe Mocha Candle

This smells heavenly, if you like coffee at all, and vanilla.  Wow, does it smell good!
This smells heavenly, if you like coffee at all, and vanilla. Wow, does it smell good! | Source

Cafe Mocha by Brookside Candle

This candle brand is still fairly new to me, but I saw them for a great deal and they are pretty and smelled very good on the cold sniff, as they say. Seriously, upon taking off the lid of this candle, I was overwhelmed by very delightful coffee smells!

I am not sure you if you can tell, but this is a layered candle, meaning there are three different fragrances all in one candle. There is vanilla, Irish cream, and mocha in this candle. It states on the front label what the three different layers are.

The price was $6.99 for 18 ounces. That is a pretty good deal. I have heard others say that these candles can need some babysitting, so I will share what I think they might have meant based on my own experience. You need to really keep these wicks trimmed, because they will give off black smoke, at least in my experience. What really helps with the smoking and clean burn are those Illuma Lids they sell in places like Yankee Candle store, etc. You need to let them burn a long time as well, to let the wax pool go all the way to the edges of the candle. If you can deal with these issues, which aren't that big of a deal in my opinion, you can very much enjoy these candles! I love mine so far. I have had another one that was like a cupcake or vanilla cake smell. It smelled amazing from beginning to the end.

I will probably keep on trying these candles. If you like fragrance, these are a must. I must say though, that if not for the great fragrance, I wouldn't buy them at all. The extra effort just isn't worth it.

A large pine tree in Missouri.  I love candles that smell like pine, especially around Christmas.
A large pine tree in Missouri. I love candles that smell like pine, especially around Christmas. | Source

Winter Woods By Yankee Candle - A Nice Pine Fragrance

This candle look like a pine tree scented candle going by the décor of the outside and the color of the wax. The picture on it showed a pine cone and snow with pine boughs in the background. To smell it, it smells like a very nice pine tree or Christmas tree fragrance.

This is one of the first times I am trying one of Yankee's candles that are found in stores like Kohl's, or TJ Maxx ,etc. These particular styles of candles are not sold in their main stores that I have ever seen. I think they are a slightly less high quality which is why they can sell them at such a fair price. This was in a set of three candles being sold around the holidays. They are large jars with lids, and one wick.

The net weight is 22 ounces. It burned fine if I kept the wick trimmed, and burned pretty clean. I mean by that that it wasn't a candle that put off a lot of black smoke, or left wax down the sides as you burned it.

My best tips for this candle are to burn it for a long enough period of time to let the wax pool to the edges. Trim the wick each time to about a quarter of an inch. I liked how this candle burned and lit up a room, however the fragrance left something to be desired. It didn't have much throw in that regard. In fact, I tried moving it to a smaller room, and then the bathroom. Even in a small bathroom, I couldn't hardly smell it but you could if you tried really hard. So I probably won't be buying this one again as I like to buy them for their fragrance so often.

Peppermint Meringue - Everyday Luxe Candle

A fun and very pretty candle to burn. Peppermint Meringue - by Everyday Luxe.  A three wick candle.
A fun and very pretty candle to burn. Peppermint Meringue - by Everyday Luxe. A three wick candle. | Source

Peppermint Merinque - 3 Wick Candle

This was one of the first times I am trying out Everday Luxe Candles. They remind me of the candles that Bath and Body Works puts out, to be honest. This candle caught my eye for the fragrance and the color of the wax. It is beautiful and burns even more beautifully.

My best tips about this candle is that you want to trim the wicks when they get a little over a quarter of an inch. If you don't, this candle will burn very hot and fast, especially with the three wicks. It doesn't take long at all, even with trimmed wicks to get a large wax pool and fragrance is given off pretty fast.

While you want to be careful with all candles, this one is one that you want to be especially careful with as there are three wicks that burn hot and fast. Even if you are careful of fire, the hot wax spill could be harmful to animals, children or anyone. So keep these up and away in a safe place. There is going to just be some heat around this candle, and therefore it does burn very clean down the sides. I will probably continue to try these candles if I see them for a great deal and if the fragrance is still as strong as it has been so far. Definitely worth a try!

Burning Candles - Poll

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  • I burn candles once a week or so.
  • I burn candles once a month or so
  • I burn candles once a year or so, or on special occasions.
  • I burn candles 3-5 times a week
  • I don't burn candles
  • I prefer to use Wax Melts or Chips and no flame
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The Examiner-1 2 years ago


Even though I do not use candles, you made them sound tempting. It was interesting and lovely photos of the candles.


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oceansnsunsets 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Kevin, I am so glad to hear that, thank you very much. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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