Candle Review: Lemon Verbena, Henri Bendel

Henri Bendel, Lemon Verbena
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Review Summary:

Scent Description: Lemon Verbena combines the fruity notes of papaya and bergamot, and green woody notes of cedarwood and vetiver to kindle the allure of the citrusy fragrance. Its aromatic leaves produce a cologne-type freshness when gracefully crushed. As a native of South America, lemon verbena's luscious, sunny quality will allow you to daydream of a summer's walk through a Guatemalan garden.

Candle Size: 4 ounce travel tin

Stated Burn Time: 20 hours (This is indicated on the bottom of the tin.)

Where Burned: Small powder room (6′ x 6.5′)

Great For: Spring; Hotel rooms; Bathrooms; Kitchen

Would I repurchase?  Yes

Rating Breakdown:

  • Packaging/Presentation: The travel tin was absolutely adorable. It was a buttercream yellow tin, square shaped. There was an intricate design on the lid with the scent name and company name clearly displayed. The bottom of the tin had little “feet” so that the tin did not rest directly against the table – great attention to detail for such a small candle! The wax was a pale yellow and there was a single, thick wick in the center. 4.5/5
  • Scent: A fresh and clean lemon scent. It did not smell like a harsh lemon cleaner. It was tangy and had a bit of an herbal element, too. A very uplifting and refreshing scent! 4/5
  • Scent Throw: The scent throw on this candle was very good, especially given its size. It filled the small size room it was in – I noticed the scent every time I walked into the room. I did move this tin momentarily to other spots in the house. I could also smell the scent as I walked by, no matter how large of a space it was in. 4/5
  • Performance: I think my problem with this candle had more to do with the shape than anything. I’ve never been able to get really good, full wax melt pools with containers that have corners. I always seem to have wax hung up in the corner crevices and this candle was no exception. I did use the foil trick to help get a full wax melt pool, but found I needed to use it every time if I wanted that full pool. (Pics below demonstrate before and after the use of the foil trick.) I kept a medium size flame that never got out of hand. I didn’t see any black sooting. 3.5/5
  • Customer Service (if applicable): Super fast shipping. Excellent CS. 5/5
  • Overall rating: 4/5 (Technically 4.2 but rounding down for performance.)

Disclosures: None. I purchased this product myself.











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  1. Sad to see you breaking out the foil. I guess that is why most candle containers are circle shaped instead of square.

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  2. I know, Bonnie! I don’t like those candles with corners. I don’t really have much luck.

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