Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sept. 25 - My CBV Prize

If you love candles (or tarts) and you haven't acquainted yourself with Candles By Victoria, you really should.  And you really should 'Like' them on Facebook because they have so many sales and contests and ways to win things.  One of the contests they have is they pick a candle they'll give away and you have to 'Like' and comment on that photo.  And I won!  Yay me!!

Not only was I thrilled to win something, I was thrilled to win THIS one.  It is the Pumpkin Cheesecake candle from their Sweet Treats line.  It's described simply as 'The perfect blend of spicy pumpkin and sweet cheesecake.'  When they debuted the Sweet Treats line a while ago I was absolutely drooling over several of them, even wrote myself a note of which ones I wanted to order when we got into fall and winter.  This was one of them.  Unfortunately I have a cold right now and can't really smell things but I do pick up a spicy warm pumpkin scent even through my stuffiness.  
And it looks so nice, beautiful fall colors, and that cute little pumpkin candle on top.  There are shimmery gold bits set into the top and then it's been dusted with something that might be cinnamon.  Very nice.  I really want to burn it!!  BUT . . . I don't want to waste the deliciousness of the scent right now when hubby and I are sick, and I'm undecided if I'll even keep this.  It would make an excellent holiday gift because I know there are candle lovers in my family.


With every order from Candles By Victoria you get a free, random 'scent shot' (tart).  I thought it was sweet that I still got a free one even though I technically didn't order anything.  This one is Tonka Truck scent, and is described on the site as 'deep, rich woody scent has notes of Italian bergamot, apple wood and tonka bean to round out the darker, more sensuous patchouli, cedarwood and oakmoss. Bottom notes of cardamom, vanilla bourbon and allspice. Very rich and complex.'   I can't wait till my cold passes because this sounds interesting but I just can't smell anything from it now.  Maybe when I melt it the scent will be stronger.  

I was thrilled to win this candle, and have loved the candles we've tried so far from Candles By Victoria.  They might seem pricey at first but heck, Slatkin candles at Bath & Body Works are outrageously priced and people swarm on those.  At least with the Candles By Victoria candles you can smell them throughout the room, even the house.  And with all the sales and contests they have, you have to at least give them a try.

Thank you, Candles By Victoria!!

6 comments:

  1. Amazing prize, I wish someone in the UK made such great candles, I have heard CBV have a good scent throw. They always look so good too!

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  2. Does CBV ship internationally? I thought I heard somewhere that they don't, and that sucks.

    ~Deb

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  3. No they don't, I've asked them twice already lol Told them to check out my feedback ratings from sellers on Etsy, Ebay and also on YT but still no luck :(

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  4. That sucks. I wonder if Tiggy knows of any UK candle makers? I tried Googling to find some but can't tell what's handmade vs. possibly brand names. And nothing I saw came anywhere close to what CBV offers.

    ~Deb

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  5. I was amazed at how big that sucker was, considering it was a giveaway prize. And it smelled awesome, too.

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  6. It's sitting on the buffet, waiting to be lit . . . waiting for us to be over or colds so we can smell it.

    Did melt that tart though and managed to pick up some scent through my stuffiness. I liked it, and would order that scent again.

    ~Deb

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