A scent of scandal

Candle by A Scent of Scandal

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A Scent of Scandal candles are a widely loved brand of 100% soy based candles which come in many scents. Their candles burn cleanly, but are also vegan and cruelty free. The scent isn't overwhelming or too powerful. I would definitely buy more candles from this company, and recommend them to anyone looking for a good, environmentally conscious candle.
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Pros:
Simple packaging. Cute names. Vegan. Cruelty-free. Recyclable tin. scent isn't too over-powering.
Cons:
Hard to light wick.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This is an eight ounce candle, it comes in a metal tin which is recyclable. All of the A Scent of Scandal candles are hand-poured, and made with 100% soy wax with all cotton wicks. The candles are not meant to be used as a massage candles, but I don't see why it couldn't be. They are not going to melt into a massage oil. I haven't tried melting this and putting in on my skin, but it would probably leave a waxy residue. Its best use would be to be used as an aroma candle and mood enhancer, something to make a room, dorm, or apartment smell nice. If you can't burn these (i.e. you're in a dorm or an apartment where you're not allowed to light candles), you could use a wax heater, coffee warmer, or really anything that would warm up the tin. I could see cutting the candle into large chunks and putting it in a wax warmer if you have one and couldn't burn the candles as well. I think these would work really great as gifts, they all come with really cute names and there's TONs of scents!


(My bedroom is about 15'x10' and I can smell this about 5-6 feet away but it doesn't make my WHOLE room smell like the candle)
    • Mood enhancer
    • Gift

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

Since candles don't really have texture, consistency, etc. This shall be my care and safety section.

•Remember to trim the wick of your candle to about 1/4", if your candle is smoking, blow it out, wait for it to cool and trim the wick.
•Burn your candle on a fire resistant surface.(I put my candles on a ceramic tile I made at a pottery store.)
•Leave 1/4" of wax at the bottom of your candle jar, tin, votive, etc.
•Don't leave candles unattended
•Don't leave wick trimmings in the wax of your candle.

Taste / Aroma

The smell really reminded me of carrot cake not burning, right out of the package. When it is burning it has a sweet baking smell, not exactly reminiscent of carrot cake. This didn't start to smell right after burning and took about 20 or so minutes of burning to get the aroma in the air. The scent isn't a particularly overwhelming or really potent/strong, but it's not light enough that it's not noticeable. This isn't something that will make your whole house smell, but more limited to one room. I imagine in an apartment or dorm room this could possibly smell more.
    • Smells good

Performance

The Scent of Scandal website lists the burn time as 30 to 35 hours, Eden lists it as 35 hours. The bottom of the tin says to stop burning before al the wax completely runs out so I would say 30-35 is a more accurate guesstimate of burn time.
What I like best about this product:
•Simple, discreet packaging
•Cute, naughty names
•Vegan
•Cruelty-free
•Recyclable tin
•Lovely scent, not too over-powering

The one thing that I didn't like about the candle, so far is that the first time I tried to light the candle it was really hard to get the wick to start burning. I'm not sure if that's because of how it's made or that was just me. Not a huge concern, it was just annoying at the time.

Packaging

The candle comes in an 8 ounce metal tin. It's very simple and effective; I love that this comes in a tin rather than a glass votive. The bottom of the tin has some safety and care tips for your candle, it also includes the website that the candle is vegan, cruelty-free, and recyclable. This doesn't look like it comes from a 'sex shop' it just looks like a candle and no one's going to guess where you got it.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Recyclable
    • Would make a nice gift

Special Features

This product is vegan, recyclable, and cruelty-free.

They also have three scents on their website which 15% of your purchase goes to:

Farm sanctuary: "Works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living" from their website which you can find here

Kind green planet: "Is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about healthy, eco-friendly living. Through grassroots filmscreenings, and workshops, activism and lifestyle coaching, and community programs, we empower people to make personal choices that align with their values of justice, peace, respect for the earth and compassion for all living beings" from their website which you can find more information from here

Sea shepard: "Uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations." from their mission statement which you can find here

Personal comments

This product is vegan and 'cruelty-free'. Scent of Scandal has MANY more scents, that Eden doesn't carry, and they all have really cute/naughty names including:

'69 - patchouli
DILF - shaving cream
Down under - Eucalyptus
Happy daze - Marijuana
Morning wood - Sandalwood
Pimpin' - peppermint and dark chocolate
Stoner - grass
Get lei'd - hawaiian plumeria
Knocked up - baby powder
Rehab - clean (lime, mint, and 'ozone')
Sleep around - lavender
Tighty Whities - fresh laundry
Walk of Shame - early morning dew
What the Pluck - freshly picked flowers
8 inches - banana
Cougar - blackberry & cranberry
Crazy Bitch - fruity & loopy
D-cups - melons
Threesome - blueberry, strawberry, & raspberry
Ball and chain - wedding cake
Bee-otch - honey
Hot Mama - sugar & spice
Oh snap! - ginger snap
Skinny bitch - vanilla wafer
and their seasonal candle F*ck winter - island beach

As you can see, they have TONS of scents! There's definitely something for everyone!
Follow-up commentary
It's been about a month since I first got this candle, and I'd like to report a few things. Firstly, the wax could be used for a massage oil...but it WILL leave you feeling waxy. It does make your skin feel soft, but...waxy. If you don't mind showering off after receiving a massage (or washing hands after giving a massage). If you don't like the idea of having to shower you'd be better off buying a massage oil. Secondly, I've been noticing that the candle smells more the more you burn it. I've burned it three times. It sits on my nightstand so after the third time it's gotten to the point where I can smell it in bed. The first time I burned it I definitely didn't smell it after it was done burning much, if at all. Thirdly, I would definitely recommend longer burn times to make sure the wax won't create a funnel. I would say 6 hours or more.
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Comments
  • bluekaren
    bluekaren  
    Great review! I wouldn't even know how to start a review for a candle, but this was very fun and informative!
  • dv8
    dv8  
    I'm surprised Stoner isn't the marijuana-scented candle.
  • sexyintexas
    sexyintexas  
    Fantastic review!
  • liilii080
    liilii080  
    I love the funny names they have for all the scents. Nice review!
  • The Curious Couple
    The Curious Couple  
    Awesome review! I love that it's vegan.
  • potstickers
    potstickers  
    Great review! There are so many scents with fun names... now I want to try them.
  • Lady Venus
    Lady Venus  
    Awesome review!
  • Daniel & Brittany
    Daniel & Brittany  
    Great job on the review!
  • wetone123
    wetone123  
    Awesome review! Very informative
  • Miss Voluptuous
    Miss Voluptuous  
    Ooh, this looks nice! Thanks for the review
  • tigerkate
    tigerkate  
    Awesome review! I wouldn't have thought of putting this on a wax warmer or electric oil burner type of thing...

    Just a thought-- the next time you review something like this, maybe try the Standard Format? You could put your own headings into Standard, using bold text, if you wanted. Again, just a thought!
    Great review! I will definitely be checking these out.
  • Upskirt
    Upskirt  
    I actually didn't think about using the standard format...thanks
  • namelesschaos
    namelesschaos  
    Great Review. Those are a lot of scents, I love the cute names.
  • lezergirl
    lezergirl  
    Nice review!
  • mistre$$
    mistre$$  
    OH lordy, the other scents! Threesome, Stoner, and DILF sound faaabulous. A+ review.
  • SiNn
    SiNn  
    awesomee review
  • mistre$$
    mistre$$  
    Wish they still sold these!
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