Afterglow - massage candle by Jimmyjane - review by Angelica

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Afterglow

Massage candle by Jimmyjane

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They Say Figs Are an Aphrodisiac

With a warm and rich smell, this candle is sure to set the mood with a partner or even solo. The candle melts into luxurious oil that spreads well over the skin and absorbs nicely, leaving just the sexy fragrance behind.
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Pros:
Rubs in nicely, Strong smell, Pretty container
Cons:
Must pay attention to weather when ordering, no pouring spout
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

This candle both looks and smells wonderful, but also serves a lovely function in the bedroom. It melts into oil that can be poured onto the skin or applied with the included brush. This is wonderful for use solo or with a partner. It can be used with massage aid (stones, wands, etc) or with bare hands. The product can even be used as a lotion as well. This candle helps set the mood as well as getting in on the action.

Since the product contains wax, it is for external use only. It is also advertised by Jimmyjane to contain no nasties such as phthalates, sulfates, lead, paraffin, or petrochemicals. It also does not contain animal products or use animal testing so it is a nice vegan product.
    • Foreplay
    • Massage
    • Mood enhancer

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The candle, when not lit, is not a hard wax. It is very soft and is almost like a balm. It melts very slightly with body temperature and you can pick some up when running your fingers across it. It reminds me of those lip balms that come in a tin, although not as sticky.

Melted, the candle is a very runny oil. It is incredibly slick and smooth. Because of how runny it is, it is advisable to use the included brush for mess free application. The oil sticks nicely to the brush and transfers well to the skin.

When rubbed into the skin fully the oil is neither greasy nor sticky, though if you do not rub it in fully it is a bit greasy. It is more of a moisturizer when rubbed in, due to many of the ingredients dual function as skincare products. The candle contains jojoba, shea butter, vitamin E, soy, and aloe. All of these products are also used for general skin care products.
    • Oily
    • Slick

Taste / Aroma

As the title suggests, I have the Fig Leaf scented candles. The smell is very strong and is unisex, although if you try to use this as a solid perfume, the fragrance does not last long. It is a layered smell. It is not fruity or sweet. It reminds me of winter, as it has the warmness of wintery scents. It simply smells sensual. The scent is great for getting in the mood for solo or play with your partner. As far as taste is concerned, it tastes like it smells. If you have ever had perfume in your mouth, it tastes very much like that. It is not very pleasant nor mild.
    • Smells good
    • Strong smell

Performance

The candle performs well. The smell is strong enough to be noticed but weak enough as to not overpower. A little goes a long way in a massage, and does not need super frequent reapplication. The oil takes a bit of work to rub completely in, but that work is worth it for the luxurious moisturized feel.

If it does not get rubbed in all the way, a shower with soap and water is good to wash it off. Because it is oily, more than just water is needed for cleanup. A nice soap will do the job just fine though.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural

Packaging

The candle comes packed in a small, simple cardboard box. It was discreet enough for me to leave out in my living room in plain view of my parents. Inside the box is the candle, a brush and some matches (my box was much smaller than the ones pictured on the product page). There is also a pamphlet that has other Jimmyjane products in it. The candle arrives with an adhesive film covering over the top of the candle. Maybe to prevent leakage? It didn’t work so well for that though during the shipment of one of my candles. The packaging can be tossed as the glass candle holder is suitable enough for storage (or leaving out in your living area).
    • Minimal
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

If you plan on ordering this candle, do not do so during a heat wave or be aware that it probably will melt. The wax has a low melting point and melts at low heat. I ordered two of these candles and one arrived during a 80-90F average week. The candle arrived melted all over the packaging and half of it is gone as a result.
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  • johnson01
    johnson01  
    thanks
  • queergaze
    queergaze  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Kissy
    Kissy  
    Didn't know about figs!!
  • Undead
    Undead  
    Thanks for the review.
  • pixxie87
    pixxie87  
    thank you
  • thisisadeletedaccount
    thisisadeletedaccount  
    Thanks for reviewing! Good to have that tip about heat when ordering.
  • lovebites
    lovebites  
    thanks for the review!
  • SilverMinxxx
    SilverMinxxx  
    Great review! Thank you!
  • klyte
    klyte  
    Goodness, that stinks about the candle melting. It's a wonderful warning to give, though, thank you for the tip and review
  • annalee15
    annalee15  
    thanks
  • Cynthia Jordan
    Cynthia Jordan  
    Great review sucks it melted
  • HannahPanda
    HannahPanda  
    Thank you for the really descriptive review of the scent! I was thinking the fig would be a sweeter smell. Great review
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