Candle Review: October Sky, RibbonWick from Virginia Candle Company

RibbonWick, October Sky
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Review Summary:

A mesmerizing candle that gives off a moderate scent throw of pumpkin pie filling.

What better way to close out the month of October than to review this stunning RibbonWick Candle scented in October Sky? This candle can be purchased on the Virginia Candle Company website, but I bought mine during a sale at The Lampstand. I had not burned a RibbonWick before, so I was intrigued by how it would look, burn and smell.

The candle vessel itself is stunning – it is hefty and textured with a rich copper coloring and gold flecks. The shape is a bit unusual but decorative and inside is a creamy white wax. The candle holds approximately 13 ounces of wax and has a listed burn time of 40 hours.

A buttery rich pumpkin fragrance mixed with sweet almond extract baked in a warm strudel.

The cold sniff was mostly a spicy pumpkin and was notably light. Not to be daunted, I decided to light this candle just to see what it would do and how the scent throw would change.

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I will say that I was mesmerized by the look and the sound of this candle. It was gorgeous! Something to have on display. And the scent? Pumpkin perfection. It was a rich, heavy pumpkin scent with cinnamon and nutmeg easily detectable. It was very creamy – almost like a pumpkin pie filling. I thought the scent throw was moderate – enough to know the candle was lit in a medium sized room, but not super strong. That was really ok – the beauty of this candle really made up for it! The crackle-crackle-pop-pop was comforting and nice to hear in the evenings. I will say that this candle did smoke a lot more than I am used to with regularly wicked candles. That bugged me a little but not too much. There was no wasted wax on the sides, which made me a happy camper. This is a candle I would repurchase and I would also like to try other RibbonWick candles.

Have you tried RibbonWick candles? What do you think?

Happy candle burning and Happy Halloween!


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. Wow, love the look of the ribbon wick. I havent tried one of these…or even seen one in person. Nice to know the wax all melts.

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  2. I enjoyed this review. I haven’t gotten the opportunity to burn a ribbonwick candle but have burned other candles with a wooden wick and have enjoyed them.

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    • The RibbonWick candles are certainly charming and I’d like to try other scents in the (near) future.

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  3. That candle looks amazing! what a great centerpiece it would make for a party! Gorgeous. Thanks for showing us them!

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    • Sure, Amy. It was a beautiful candle. I have the vessel cleaned out now waiting for display! 🙂

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  4. I have made a couple of these and they burn very well but yes they are a bit smokey but i’ve since learned how to combat this a touch but not completely.

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      • You make them? I am an avid candle maker myself and cannot identify the material used for the wick! what do you use?

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    • Swampy please please please email me at I have desperately been trying to figure out where to find or how to make these wicks

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      • I LOVE this brand! I’m not a candle maker but I did see the patent note on the bottom of my Ribbonwick container. I’m not sure how anyone can make these without paying the company a fee? Must be like copyrighted Disney products, if they catch ya’… gotta pay.

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        • I assume you are correct. Otherwise the market would already be flooded with them. I would be happy to make my wick straight (horizontally) even if that were possible. Can I invert a regular vertical woodwick? Haha. It would have to be a shallow candle!

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