Whenever I go to Bed Bath & Beyond, I get what I need and then I make a beeline for the candle department. My ol’ standby’s – Colonial and Yankee are colorfully displayed there. On my last visit, I slowed down and looked around at some of the other items they had stocked in this department. Funny – in my haste to get to my usuals, I had been walking by a bunch of other candles – and really had not noticed them!
Since they were “off brands” and many were pillars, I had not given them much thought in the past. However, since they always have them – someone must be buying them. Otherwise they would not be occupying so much retail space, right?
So, I marched over to the scented pillars. Westbrook was the name of the company on the label. Not familiar with that one! I did the cold sniff to see if I could find a scented pillar that might at least start off well. I chose the brown mottled 4″ pillar in the scent of Bergamot Citron – I could easily smell it through the mylar plastic sleeve.
Once the sleeve came off I was even more hopeful – I noticed the scent on my hands after I placed the candle on its holder. I closed the door – tomorrow I would test.
The next morning I opened the door and I was pleased to smell the scent drifting in the air – preburn!
Once I lit the candle it burned very nicely – it even did its own “hugging”! As it burned down it’s tunnel narrowed a bit and I nudged the wick a couple of times, but it was still a pretty good burn overall. The scent was not overpowering, but I could certainly smell it. Not much Citron – but there was no missing the Bergamot! Hmmm… so that is why these candles have been in stock at BB&B! Somebody knew the secret!
They weren’t too expensive – at about $6.99 for this smaller size. (Of course you know I got a better deal – who doesn’t go to BB&B armed with a purseful of their coupons?! )
Bergamot is generally a strong scent so maybe it was cheating trying this as a test. However, since the candle burned so well I would not hesitate to try another fragrance in the line.
Happy candle burning ~