I have a bit of an obsession with TK Maxx candles at the moment. The candle section is like a little treasure trove and you just never know what you are going to find. You will note from the range of candles here that I have a tendency to choose fresh, fruity scents but this is not always the case.
Candle fragrances are often very ‘marmite’ for me and I have often found that a good scout about the candle shelves will leave me with a crinkled up nose from a disagreeable scent. This is particularly true of floral scents as, although I love flowers, I often find floral scents to be overpowering and excessive.
As many will agree I am sure, packaging can be an important factor when it comes to selecting a product and many of the candles that line the TK Maxx shelves could be purchased purely for display purposes due to their splendid appearance. But to have a blend of beautiful packaging and a wonderful scent to enjoy is, at times, an exquisite pleasure, and TK Maxx has heavily influenced my emergent love for candles.
The following collection has been established over a number of months. The Yankee Candle Advent Calendar took precedence during December and I am somewhat hesitant to take the plunge and burn these delicious individuals.
Mandarin & Basil (Dickens & Hawthorne, Australia)
This candle is stunning in both scent and design. With a mirrored rose gold casing and textured rose gold lid, the scent is incredibly fresh, fruity and beautiful, with the touch of basil in the background. As I mentioned above, I have a thing for both fresh smelling scented candles and citrus flavours so, for me, this is perfect.
Aroma Natural - Summer Mandarin (Tilley soaps)
The wax in this candle is black like the outer jar. The scent, whilst citrus based, echoes the dark packaging with its rich and sophisticated depth. This candle is actually a repurchase as the first was so lovely and although the range regularly changes in TK Maxx, a trip to a larger TK Maxx store saw me spotting a second of these and the temptation was just too great.
Coconut & Lime Soy Candle (Citta Design)
This one is also a repurchase and is, quite literally, mouth-wateringly delicious. Packaged in a very attractive box and pretty glass, this candle has an effervescence about its scent. Although heavy on the citrus tang, the coconut is richly prevalent, inspiring thoughts of a heavenly sweet, tropical sherbet.
Sweet Orange Burst “Opulent” Scented Candle (Eadie & Wallace, Australia)
Packaged in a bottle, this candle is well presented and smells absolutely divine. Not everyone will be keen but orange creams in a box of chocolates are a favourite for me and this candle smells exactly like them; sweet, creamy, rich, orange indulgence. Gorgeous. However, I do wonder whether the bottleneck will restrict the spread of the fragrance.
Black Vanilla (Cereria Molla Since 1899)
The scent is deep, refined and very fragrant. It reminds me of the taste of a rich clotted cream vanilla ice cream made with vanilla pods. Mmmmm. I have to remind myself that it isn’t edible.
This candle has a copper external casing with a cream coloured wax. I find the scent more masculine than the others but the delicate floral notes and feather touch of lemon keep it clean, and light enough to entice my sense preference, making this another purchase I didn’t resist.
Each of the candles listed in this review are lovely and I would, therefore, recommend them all. Priced between £4.99 and £6.99 and I have yet to come across a bad candle picked up from TK Maxx. Two of the candles listed were repurchases and that fact in itself demonstrates how pleased I have been with them. The burn time and scent payoff have always been good and I can’t wait to enjoy these beauties.
This post is not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased by myself and all views and opinions are my own.