I’m drawn to minty, spa-like scents and I always have one in this scent range at home. How much I’ve been burning the “Cooling Eucalyptus” candle since I got it for Christmas made me realize, that if I don’t wake up from my winter-blog-sleep, I won’t have anything to write about. And it’s definitely worth a review.
Size and burn time:
Standard size (on the webpage described as “medium single wick”)–> 269g/ 9,5oz oz, burn time according to the producer: 33 hours.
Standard size –> $12.00
Ingredients: The producer states on the webpage, that “DW Home is proud to use U.S. developed fragrances and wax formulas” and ” Our blends consist of palm, paraffin, vegetable and soy waxes”. Based on the candle’s performance I would definitely suppose a higher vegetable to synthetic ratio. The wick is lead and metal free.
The brand has got an amazing range of fantastic sounding scent blends and nice to the eye tumbler designs and is very pleasantly priced. The “about” section of their webpage is, however, extremely vague and full of multi-meaning words. It’s a pity the brand has got no clear vision/ mission behind their scent business.
Subjective scent evaluation: The producer describes the scent as “Fresh picked Eucalyptus leaf, wild herbs and blond woods”. And even though the candle’s website has interestingly “spearmint” in the address area, I will definitely stick with the producer’s description. The cooling eucalyptus definitely is the main scent and nothing confuses this note. The “woody” undertones are responsible for the candle’s certain warmth. Yes, warm and cool in one. Bare with me on this one.
Scent throw evaluation: Cooling Eucalyptus fills out my living room within half an hour, and although it is not Diptyque-like quality, yet creates a very beautiful and balanced scent. It is very similar character to the Fragonard’s Menthe-Basilic candle I reviewed last year. Its “coziness is just warm enough for an early spring midday and just fresh enough for a late summer evening.”
Packaging: This candle forms part of DW Home’s signature everyday collection, which consists as for today of 34 scents (!). Cooling Eucalyptus smartly uses a matte, rather thick, light-green glass tumbler of satisfying cylindrical shape (somewhere along the line of the BsaB candles) with a black metal lid, that closes tightly thanks to a silicone rubber inside.
Additional comments: The candle creates a full melt pool after around 2 hours. According to the producer’s webpage, the wick can sometimes self extinguish, letting know, that “you have burned the candle for too long”, and stating 3 hours as the “optimum burn time”. I honestly don’t imagine what “burn performance issues” could a candle create when being burned for longer periods of time. I did burn it for 4 hours a couple of times and the only
“issue” must have probably been a slightly sooting wick (easily eliminated by cutting it slightly – just like with any other candle in the world :P) and a beautiful scent filling out your apartment. Needless to say, my candles stop burning when I tell them to! Nothing self-extinguishes ;)
Would I repurchase: Definitely, I’m very curious of their other scents and collections, even though the brand is slightly complicated to get your hands on in Europe.
Where to buy:
Official producer’s webpage as well as some online shops, Amazon and Ebay.