Candle Review: Oakmoss, Illume Candles

Illume Candles, Oakmoss
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Review Summary:

Oakmoss (Illume Candles) is a slightly sweet, earthy grass type scent that is very soothing and relaxing. It is, however, on the lighter side strength-wise.

Illume Candles are known for being vibrant and trendy with a variety of innovative scents. My Oakmoss candle was no exception. The retro candle tin I burned recently is no longer carried by Illume, but the scent is still available in a variety of other products.  Same earthy green color…same scent:

Tuscan cypress and oakmoss are infused with wild geranium, Japanese yuzu and Mandarin orange.

This candle was beautiful inside…


Illume Candle scented in Oakmoss with lid off showing green wax.

Oakmoss (Illume Candles) has a pretty green coloring to the wax.


and out…


Oakmoss candle from Illume Candles outside of tin with label

Outside tin of Oakmoss candle (Illume Candles)

Cold sniff was rather light and deceiving for this candle. The beauty was in the burn – I smelled a sweet, earthy grassy type scent with just a hint of citrus notes. This candle scent was very soothing and relaxing. I burned it in a bathroom and thought it was perfect for the space. Scent strength was on the lighter side…I would give it a 3/5 for throw. But keeping this smaller sized candle in a small space was the key to enjoying this fragrance.

As my experience with most Illume candles, the wick does need to be frequently trimmed or the flame can get a little out of hand. I did not notice a lot of sooting with frequent maintenance. Overall, I really enjoyed this candle and scent and would like to try it in their large jar at a later time.

Do you have any experience with Illume Candles? What are your thoughts?

Happy candle burning ~


Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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  1. I love their candles. I always wonder what Oak moss is going to smell like, so this was really helpful. And I LOVE a pretty tin.

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