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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Mainstays (Walmart) 3-wick Candle
I've heard a couple YouTube scent lovers say that the Mainstays brand 3-wick candles found at Walmart are surprisingly good. I decided to check them out yesterday. Amazingly affordable, these 11.5 oz. candles are only $3.25! There were maybe ten scents or so, mostly fruits and florals. I almost got the Black Cherry but then decided to go with this . . . Garden Rain. Described as 'that just-rained smell, with hints of white rose, apple blossom and water lily,' there really is a sort of 'rain' note to this. It is floral but there is a sweetness, and a sort of ocean or ozone hint, sort of fresh and clean too.
We were pleasantly surprised with how strong the scent throw was from this candle! One of the reasons I prefer tarts is that candles are usually too weak for my liking. You also don't have to deal with tunneling or making sure you've burned the candle long enough or any of the other hassles that can come with candles. This one burned perfectly. We were amazed how quickly a flawless, even wax pool formed. Maybe one of the downfalls might be that it burns TOO fast. We're not sure yet. But within an hour there was this lovely pool across the whole four inch surface. It quickly scented not only our large living room, but most of the downstairs of our house. Awesome! We let it burn all evening without any problems.
As you can see, it burned smooth and clear, barely any residue on the sides and no soot around the edges. I will absolutely be getting more of these candles in other scents! At only $3.25 each, you'd be crazy not to at least give one a try. I'm really hoping they come out with seasonal scents. Ooooh, I'm excited now!
(This post is only referring to the 3-wick style candles, not the Mainstays brand in general. I don't remember trying any of the other styles or sizes that are available, so I don't know how good or bad those are.)
Have YOU tried these Mainstays 3-wick candles from Walmart? What did you think? I'd love to hear!