Voluspa make really great candles. This gorgeous specimen, for example. We’ve had a couple before this one, and they are consistently perfect. The scents are beautiful, they burn nicely, and the packaging…well, I’ve told you I have a thing for packaging. Isn’t it so pretty?
I’ve had a hard time finding a candle scent to please all four of us in the house. My older son is bothered by certain fruity scents, and my younger son has the odd thing he dislikes, but those feel very random to me. I still haven’t quite gotten his number, and I have to take him with me when I shop so we can take it on a case by case basis. Thankfully, that’s an errand he enjoys. My husband isn’t very picky; I’m picky but I will tolerate many different categories of scent as long as they aren’t too strong and they have a certain something that pleases me, or maybe it’s the absence of a certain something that displeases me. I’m sorry I can’t define the certain something, but it’s different for each category. For instance, if it’s a yummy, vanilla-caramel sort of candle, there can be something in there that smells dirty to me. If it’s a floral candle, sometimes there’s a harsh note I hate. And on and on and ON.
But really, it’s only the presence of a certain good something which pleases that will make me part with cash. Plenty of things can smell fine, but I will only spend money if it smells really fine.
I’m no fun to shop with.
Anyway, we all like this one.
When I stick my nose into the candle (unlit) I get the feeling of fresh air. There’s a perfumed element to the scent, as well, a beachy sort of thing. Maybe a little of a rain scent, too. If you’re not a fan of fresh and beachy, this probably won’t convert you. If you are, you may really, really like this. It’s the one to which I compare all others, my favorite. The house looks brighter and crisper to me when we burn it.
It was medium-expensive as candles go, but it has lasted us about seven months so far. It’s the kind of thing we only burn at certain times, like when we’ve done a really, really thorough housecleaning, or when someone is coming over and we want to purge, PURGE the air. Oh, confessions: the air purge is necessary.
We’ve used almost the whole thing, and I plan to buy another one because it’s so good.