This is not some skimpy, cheap sample product. This is the real deal. There is not much information on the candle or the box, but a bit of browsing on the website says this is a 14 oz candle and they use 'a high quality paraffin soft blend that allows for slow burning and maximum fragrance hold.' It is a heavy, frosted glass container. This one sells for $16.50 on their website.
One small irk I have about the website is that the scent descriptions are not very descriptive. For example, this one is listed as 'Light top notes blend with tropical bold base scents to make a wonderful scent for the home or office.' Heh, that's not very helpful at all. Light top notes of what? I understand that companies don't want to give away their secrets but when it comes to scents, I think a bit more detail is better. So, in trying to figure it out on my own I'll start by saying . . . I love this scent! When hubby and I were trying to decide what it was, my first impression was that there is vanilla in it. He thought he detected peach, but I don't get that at all. I almost thought there might be rose in it. After letting it sit, and going back for the occasional sniff throughout the day, it eventually dawned on me that I'm smelling coconut. There might still be vanilla, and I still don't know what those 'light top notes' are but I'm quite sure now it is predominantly coconut.
Speaking of the wick, it did some major mushrooming rather early in the four hours we burned it, and it did drop some black speckled bits into the wax. You can see some mushrooming in the picture, but by the time we blew it out for the day, the glob was huge. I did not notice any soot or smoke though, so that's good.
Overall, I'm impressed with this candle because the scent throw was so good. Usually I find candles to be too weak for my taste, and that is why I prefer tarts. I love the look of the frosted glass and the label. I love this particular scent. I'm so glad I was given the chance to try this!
Thank you, Makes Scents of New York!!