His and hers candle by Illume candles - review by Hannah Savage

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His and hers candle

Candle by Illume candles

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The Hint of Vanilla

This candle emits a soft, warm and inviting scent for a romantic evening or calm relaxation. The set creates a great gift for friends or loved ones. You will be surprised at how luxurious a candle can be.
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Pros:
Great craftsmanship, clean burning, high quality, and a soft scent
Cons:
Scent may be too mild for some
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
This is my second candle from Illume, and I have to say that I love their craftsmanship and product quality. Illume is a company that believes in getting the most from every candle they craft. They use clean-burning wicks made of cotton and their wax is either soy or paraffin-based, blended with essential oils. The term "clean burning" means that the candle won't leave soot on nearby surfaces or emit carcinogens into the air, and generally soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin.

This candle is half of a set called His & Hers (Seduction & Affection). Illume says, "Gorgeously updated and unabashedly seductive, our His & Hers collection ignites passion of all intensities. His & Hers fragrances are specially formulated to burn together, fusing into one luscious, seductive mood". While the His (Seduction) candle has exotic spices and precious woods, layered with rich white musk, the Hers (Affection) candle is a romantic blend of Tahitian vanilla, spun sugar and a hint of coconut cream. Both candles are encased in beautiful smoky glass and come in a very high-quality box. The perfect gift, in my opinion!

This candle has a burn time of 50 hours and weighs almost 10oz. The type of wax is not indicated on the box, but it is very soft and is either paraffin-based or soy. I have noticed that after burning this candle for approximately 5 hours, a crater is created in the center and the wax does not dissipate as quickly as other candles, so the wick only casts a very small flame. If you are a fan of bigger flames, once the candle is done burning you can manipulate the wax further down into the jar to create a smooth surface (as if it were new again). It is very easy to manipulate, and gets extremely soft--like butter--when warm.

The scent reminds me of a warm cupcake, sugary and sweet. It is very, very mild in my opinion. I set this candle next to my computer and light it on some evenings and the strength is enough to only maybe fill a small room, if not just the area immediately surrounding the candle. Of course this opinion varies person to person and their sensitivities to scent. Personally, I'm a vanilla freak!

I am amazed by the quality of Illume candles, both this and the Velas de Casa are wonderful to look at, feel, smell and share with friends. This is the perfect gift, especially as a set, for an anniversary, birthday, wedding, or spur-of-the-moment romantic surprise for your sweetheart.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
    • Bridal gift
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
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Comments
  • Splendwhore
    Splendwhore  
    I want to try one of these! Just wish they weren't so pricey. $34 for a candle is a bit much.
  • Kayla
    Kayla  
    Good review. I agree with Splendwhore - your review would have had it straight on my wishlist if it wasn't so expensive. Even brand-name candles aren't quite so expensive.
  • Hannah Savage
    Hannah Savage  
    I agree with both of you. Although it is a really beautiful candle, it is quite expensive. Especially for its lack of potency.
  • cherryredhead88
    cherryredhead88  
    Now which one did you try? Was it the his, hers, or both? I am interested in both, but I am wondering if the smell will be enough for me. I like the whole apartment to smell nice when I light a candle
  • Hannah Savage
    Hannah Savage  
    I tried the Hers candle, which is a vanilla scent. Mine was not strong enough, for me, to fill a whole room with fragrance, but there are a lot of other factors that could have caused this.
  • Apinkjellybean04
    Apinkjellybean04  
    Thanks for the great review i have had this on my wishlist for a while now. just wasnt sure.
  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Viktor Vysheslav Malkin  
    I wont repeat what I said when I saw the price, but damn that is expensive!

    Very good review!
  • Jenn (aka kissmykitty)
    Jenn (aka kissmykitty)  
    These candles are amazing. After I read your review I just had to purchase one, and I wasn't disappointed!
  • wondertoes
    wondertoes  
    Thanks for the great review! I agree that the price is a bit much for me, but who knows, maybe I'll splurge sometime.
  • Hannah Savage
    Hannah Savage  
    Viktor & Wondertoes: Yes... It definitely is expensive. But it does burn for quite a long time, so keep that in mind! However, my opinion still remains that this is a splurge/luxury item.

    Jenn: I'm glad you liked it!
  • darkkitty
    darkkitty  
    Nice review!
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