Disclaimer: I received a complimentary candle set for myself and to giveaway on the blog from Old Factory Candles in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Ask my mom or any roommate I’ve ever had…decorating and accents are not my forte. AT ALL. If you can see the floor in my house or my counter-tops…that’s a win in itself. I blame part on never having a large enough income to spend on decorations I really liked…so now that I finally have a big kid job, I’ve been doing more searching to make my place feel more homey. One small decoration that my mom has always had in our house that I adored were decadent candles…especially in the winter time! I loved coming into our warm house and smelling the pumpkin spice or vanilla frosting scented candles…it made the cold weather and dreary conditions outside just seem to disappear.
A few weeks ago, Old Factory Candles asked me to review one of their gift sets and I was ecstatic. I have been looking for some candles for awhile now and this was a great opportunity. These candles come in gift sets of 3 candles, all of which have fragrances of a similar theme. They are also made in the USA with soy wax and have a self-trimming cotton wick, three big bonuses in my opinion!
I have never been a huge fan of fruity-smelling candles, so I tried out the coffee shop gift set, because who DOESN’T love how a coffee shop smells? I also try to stay away from caffeine as much as possible, so I was hoping these candles would help wake me up when I need it! The 3 candles included were coffee bean, hazelnut, and chai tea. There also are fall and winter flavored gift sets, ocean breeze fragrances, and even scents appropriate for a man cave!
The Review of Old Factory Candles: Coffee Shop Scents Gift Set
Pros: The hazelnut is my absolute favorite and the scent is great in my kitchen! I also love the chai tea candle…I had never heard of a chai tea candle and I love that it has a unique flavor to it! So far, I’ve burned each about 10 hours I would say and they are still going strong with enough wax and wick…the scent is still as strong as before too. I’ve also found that using a candle warmer is great at making them last longer! I also like that they use soy wax and very few chemical ingredients…the more natural the better!
Cons: The candles are pretty tiny (3 candles that are 2 oz each) for $25…although they do burn for awhile (see above), I still think it’s a tad pricey. The other con was that the coffee bean candle wasn’t very strong…I did some checking on the reviews and actually found others who \ had the same issue. I don’t know if I just am in love with the coffee smell so much that I want it to be stronger? Just something to be aware of. I am toying with the idea of taking the coffee bean candle to my office…maybe in a smaller area the scent will be stronger?
Overall, I loved the hazelnut and chai tea candles, but agree with other reviews that the coffee candle scent definitely needs to be stronger. For someone who is decorating on a budget, I would also want the candles to be a little bigger for the price, but i appreciate the variety in the gift set!
Now for more fun… Old Factory candles wants to give one lucky More Than Just Dessert Reader their own candle gift set!
There are FOUR ways to enter:
Mandatory Entry: Go to Old Factory Candles on amazon here and scroll down to the product description that lists all the available gift sets. Leave a comment and tell me which gift set you would buy. You can also find the different gift sets under the Size option on each gift set’s page (photo below should help!)
Additional ways to enter the giveaway!
2. Subscribe to post updates from More Than Just Dessert via email. There is a place on the right side of my site near the top underneath my picture that you can submit your email to receive updates. Leave a separate comment telling me that you did (no need to put your email in the actual comment). Don’t worry, your email address will remain private and you’ll only receive updates on new posts, no junk!
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4. Tweet or post on facebook about the giveaway, then leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet or post. If you’re having trouble coming up with something, you can use these:
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Phew, ok…so to recap, you must complete the mandatory entry to be eligible and then the other three are optional…if you choose to do all four you should leave four separate comments with the tasks. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end Monday, November 24th at 11 pm CT. I’ll notify the winner via email the following day. Good luck!
Thanks again to Old Factory Candles for keeping my house smelling amazing this winter!