Shunga massage candle by Shunga Erotic Art - review by TrenchcoatHunters

Vanilla Dreams

The vanilla candle smelt great and left the room with the lingering after-smell for a while. As it's my first massage candle, I can't judge it so harshly yet, but overall, it was a good buy and made for a nice relaxing time with my partner.
Smells great
Doesn't burn skin
Nice packaging
Hard to pour/apply
Must wash hands after applying
Takes a while to melt
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


I've never had a massage candle before I got this one. My partner and I thought it'd be fun to try and decided that we had to try it. I have bad back problems so my partner used it on my back to help ease the muscles. It was rather relaxing and very sensual when you are the one receiving it.

This would make for a great gift for a friend, a bridal gift, or even for someone who professionally gives others massages!
    • Bridal gift
    • Massage

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This candle is very smooth when you first touch it, even velvety! When we first received this candle and opened it, it had already started to melt! We were shocked by this and threw it into the fridge for a while. We don't have that problem anymore and are able to leave it out without being in fear of it melting. I'm not too sure as to why it was melting, but I don't think it's a common thing to happen so you shouldn't have to worry about it happening to you.

    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

We ended up getting the vanilla massage candle. We wanted to try out a smell we knew for a fact that we'd like before trying any of the other candles and being disappointed with it. When we lit up our candle, it took a little while for the smell to really take effect, but once it did, it smelt amazing! It wasn't all that overpowering. Rather, it was relaxing and calming for the soul. And once you are done receiving the massage, it will leave you feeling rejuvenatated!
    • Smells good


However, when you first light up the candle it seems to take a while to heat up and melt the wax. Rather, it takes an hour to get a good enough amount of wax melted for use. Then, on top of that, you receive a small white spoon with the candle to help gather the wax to pour onto the person receiving the massage. The thing is, this small spoon is a little too small. It didn't hold enough wax and by the time you got enough on the person the wax would be dry, plus the heat from the wax melted our spoon! We don't really use the spoon anymore, instead we just pour it on.

The wax dries nicely into the skin. However, it does dry up a little too fast for my liking so we have to re-apply it often. While rubbing it in, it does feel a bit oily on your hands. After giving the massage you will have to go wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Needs to be washed off with soap and water


The packaging for this was very simple. If you don't want to use it to store the candle in then you can recycle it. The box had lots of great information on it and looked very elegant. When you open the box, you find the candle nested within. When you take the candle out, you get to really look at it and see the picture on the lid of it and surrounding the outside of it.

Some people might find the candle to not be discreet looking due to the picture on it. We tend to leave ours out and nobody seems to say anything to us about it.
    • Would make a nice gift
    • Recyclable
    • Travel friendly
Follow-up commentary
After months of having this candle I still love it! It is so far one of my favorite go to massage candles to use. I'm hoping to be able to buy more candles by Shunga because they are over all great quality. The only downside still is the fact is takes a while for the wax to melt.
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  • Upyourreviews
    Thanks for the info!
  • K101
    Nice review. I'm really happy you liked this! I have the same one and this is by far the best massage candle I've ever tried. Also I notice Shunga's products have such a better scent than any other. I like this candle a lot, and it lasted me forever.
  • Supervixen
    Great review! I can't believe it melted the spoon...but oh well, at least you can just pour it. Thanks for sharing, I think I'll give this one a try.
  • ViVix
    Good review! I recently tried a massage candle that took over an hour just to form a little puddle. They've got to correct this issue!
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    Thanks for the review!
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    Thanks for the great review!
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    Great review!
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