Monday, November 3, 2014

Romance Candle Gift Giveaway

Usually we test food or drink products here on The Chocolate Cult but today I want to tell you about the Old Factory Candle Romance Trio that we received and tested.  We're also hosting a GIVEAWAY of a candle trio that might just be what you need for the upcoming gift giving season.  More on the giveaway after I tell you about how we tested these candles and the results. As you can see in the photo, the romance set has rose petals, champagne, and dark chocolate scented candles though you may also note that all of them are white not dyed as you may be used to with other scented candles.  I choose this set over the Winter Time set which had hot cocoa as a choice because I've smelled that before in candles but dark chocolate is more rare.  Let's see if I could get

There are three moments when you want your scented candles to give off their scent -- before you light, while they burn, and after you blow them out.  So we tested the Dark Chocolate candle this way. Since this is also a set we tested the Dark Chocolate along with both and then with only one of the other fragrances to see how it affected the overall atmosphere of the room.

Unlit Candles: Each one has a light fragrance that matches what the name is even though they are all identical, white , soy wax candles in a glass jar. Dark Chocolate has a light cocoa scent to it.

Lit Dark Chocolate Candle: Takes about five minutes for a scent to start releasing.  I recommend turning off any fans and air currents that you can in the house or room to maximize the fragrance which remains fairly light. The smaller the space, the more intense the scent.  In my bedroom, door closed, fans off, the entire room was dark scented within 20 minutes.

Lit Dark Chocolate + Champagne Candles: The champagne variety had a lighter unlit scent so I wanted to see if it would complement the dark chocolate.  Again I tried this in my closed bedroom and gave them 20 minutes to burn. This time when I got in the bedroom there is a light fruity edge to the chocolate scent in the room.  This is good because it complements not overpowers the chocolate but the champagne essence comes out as well.

Lit Dark Chocolate + Rose Petals Candles: The rose petals were the strongest unlit scent so I saved those to test last using the same formula. The rose is fairly strong after 20 minutes but the dark chocolate was also still there in the room. The two fragrances complemented each other very well.

Lit Trio of Candles: Finally I lit the champagne candle again and set it between the other two, just as the trio came in their box. I let them burn for 20 minutes in the closed bedroom then went back to check them out. The first scent was the rose petal with a slight cocoa edge and a little fruit underneath. The three fragrances together were very pleasant, soothing, and that can be a good thing if you are trying to help someone get into or maintain a romantic mood.

Blown Out Dark Chocolate Candle: All I get is burnt cotton wick.  Didn't expect much because in general I find that candles smell like that when you blow them out.  Afterwards when the wick stopped glowing though there was a deeper chocolate scent if you got an inch or two away from the candle.

The GIVEAWAY starts NOW and ends on FRIDAY at Midnight Eastern Time.  Just follow the directions below to enter.  Note: You must live in the USA and you must use Amazon since the gift code to get your own trio of candles from Old Factory Candle will be sent to your email to use on Amazon; shipping will be redeemable by the company as well as the wrapping fee if you want to send these as a gift to someone. NOTE: you wouldn't have to get the same trio I was sent, the company have many different themes for the gift trio.

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We had 86 entries from 16 readers and our winner is: Joshua Robertson!

The Old Factory Candle Romance Trio was as good as I had hoped it would be. Use as you would all candles, with caution, and enjoy them! I did not burn them for 20 hours to test that claim simply because I'd like to enjoy them later, too. I can't tell if the dark chocolate was made with actual cocoa oils or not so I can't really give this our highest honor but I can say that if you win and pick the Romance variety you will enjoy it.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Joshua Roberson said...

This would make an awesome "hearth stuffer" as I don't know that I'd want to put the glass in a stocking.

The Prosey Rose said...

I think it would be an excellent stocking stuffer...for me. ;) Seriously...chocolate and roses. I love both of those scents together.

Kaitlin Boles-VanFleet said...

I know this would be an awesome stocking stuffer. I would love for someone to put these in my stocking!

Manda said...

It will be a stocking stuffer for my sister.

Wendy Rozema said...

Yes, this would be a great stocking stuffer for my sister!

Kate Hanley said...

Sounds like a good gift to give closer to Valentine's Day, but it sounds nice.

Nancy Loring said...

This would fit perfect in my stocking. This trio set would be a nice stocking stuffer for anyone.

Alexa Cohen said...

It will be a stocking stuffer for my girlfriend.

Jamie Joy said...

They all sound nice and like they would set a romantic mood!

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