Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Oct. 12 - Wood Wick Candle
I'm almost always disappointed in candles because I just can't smell them unless my face is practically shoved right into it. That's why I prefer tarts, the throw being so much stronger. Candles By Victoria has been the exception so far. I can always smell candles from them, usually throughout the whole dang house. Woot! So, buying this wood wick cheapie candle from Walmart, I didn't have high expectations but I was ok with that because it was the wick I was curious about. I'd heard they make a quiet cackling sound, just like real logs on a fire.
We burned this candle for the first time a couple nights ago. It's in Pumpkin Pie scent, and it's orange, very appropriate for mid-October. I didn't notice the crackling sound right away but Minion did. He was drawn to it like a moth to a light. He was fascinated. He stayed back because of the heat but he sat there and studied, tipping his head and listening for a long time. Once I finally noticed the sound I thought it was so cool. We all got a kick out of it.
This is an eight ounce Wonderful Wick brand jar candle, and was somewhere around $8.00 at Walmart. It was a nice little find, and an affordable alternative to the common high priced big name brands.
(UPDATE - Oct. 17 - I was just at Walmart and noticed the small size that I have is $5.92 and there is a larger size that costs $8.92. They were on an end display and there were six or seven scents that I saw.)
If you've tried wooden wick candles, I'd love to hear what you thought of them.