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Monday, November 3, 2014

Old Factory Candle Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review. 


While I realize this is not fashion, nor beauty related, I can't help the fact that I, and most women I know, love candles! When approached by Old Factory Candles to do a review on their product I could not resist!


Old Factory Candle Review and Giveaway
Beautiful and Smells Great! 



These candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.


Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are sold exclusively on Amazon.


Below are the list of themes and their related fragrances.


Fall Harvest: Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves


Happy Holidays: Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread


Winter Wonderland: Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow


Romance: Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate


Fresh & Clean: Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen


Spa Day: Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea


Vacation: Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi


Coffee Shop: Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea


Man Cave: Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany


High as a Kite: Cannabis, Incense, Bag O' Cookies


New Born Baby: Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket


50 Shades: Leather, Vanilla Sex, Jasmine Bubbles


I elected for the Fall Harvest Set which includes:  Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves


So my opinion on these candles? Well first, let me say I buy a LOT of candles! I usually purchase from Root Candle Company, Yankee Candle, and Bath and Body Works. So when I tell you these candles are very nice, you can use those companies as a frame of reference as to what I usually like. One thing I love about these candles is that they scent does not overwhelm the room, but rather waifs delicately throughout yet you absolutely can smell them! What surprised me is that every now and then I would get a larger whiff of the aroma, while the rest of the time it seemed to linger, delicately in the air. My daughter had been out of the house all day at her boyfriends and when she returned home she commented on how lovely it smelled in the house, and trust me, with three dogs, and five cats, that is saying something! Not that I allow my home to smell bad, but let's face it, if you have pets, you know there is always some strange smell lingering around somewhere in the home. 


These candles are very well scented, they are made in the USA which is a huge bonus and they use good quality ingredients. I loved how each time I thought maybe the candle was ready to be put out, and I went to do so, I found far less liquid wax than in other candles! In fact I burned this for seven hours straight just to see how much liquid wax versus solid wax was remaining and the only reason I finally put the candle out was because I wanted to go to bed! Other candles, yes, even the brands I listed above, could only go about two to maybe three hours before they had to be put out to re-solidify! 


Let me share more photos with you ....



Old Factory Candle Review and Giveaway
Old Factory Candles

Okay so ... that's a lot of photos! First set upper left you see the lovely gift wrapping, along with a note you can personalize. I admit I had no idea what to put on a note to myself, so I just put what you see. You can of course opt for your note to say anything you want it to! Of course I had to snap a shot of the unwrapping process, and now you see I am one of those people who rip into gifts! 


Second set of photos, upper right, very nice printing on each side of the box telling you about the company, made in the USA, and the first thing you see when you open the package is a nice insert telling you the candle scents and what group the candles belong to. 


Third set of photos lower left, unboxing photos showing more quality of the packaging, each step of the way everything is labeled, making for a nice experience for your gift recipients. Also the bottom of the candles also have the scent of the candle on them.


Forth set of photos, lower right, you see a return label so that your recipient can return easily if they, for some reason, do not like the candles, are allergic, or whatever crazy reason they would return them. Also included in this set of photos is a gift note, once agin reminding who the gift is from in case you didn't want to tell them upfront in the card attached on top that you can personalize. Oh and a photo of my husband sniffing one of the candles. He loves scents, colognes, and nice aromas, and the candles passed the test with him. See the concentration in his eyes! 


I have seen some reviews stating that these candles were small, smaller than they expected, but I don't really feel that way about them when you really love candles you realize that size is not always as important as how the candles burn and these burn evenly, and very slowly. In fact, I am burning the same candle right now that I started last night and I have many more nights worth of long hours of burning this candle! 


This is a product I will be reordering and I can't wait to try some of the holiday gift sets, as well as some of the other's like 50 Shades, and Romance, I guess that is telling of what is on my mind! 


I think these are going to make excellent gifts for the holidays! In fact I can see this as gifts for friends, family, and loved ones as much as I can see them as gifts to give business connections! If you have ever worked in an office you know that around the holidays businesses send gifts to other businesses, I think this would be a really nice option instead of the same ol same ol pop corn tub, or poinsettia! Consider this as a gift for your connections and loved ones because the gift wrapping is nice and comes with the card which you can personalize. 


Which of the scent groups sound exciting to you? Leave me a comment below letting me know what you would like to receive as a gift! I love talking candles, and while it may not be fashion or beauty related, in my opinion I feel candles can make you feel beautiful, relaxing to the warm, inviting scent candles can be rejuvenating, decompressing, and the more relaxed and rested we are the better we feel, thus look on the outside! 


Enter below for your chance to win your own gift set, whichever set appeals to you most! 


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