I have not had much experience with Kringle Candle Company, so I leapt at the chance to purchase one of their large, classic apothecary jars on sale at The Lamp Stand recently. The scent I chose was Pancake Breakfast…mmmm! From perusing the Kringle Candle Company website, I can see this is a discontinued fragrance, but it is still obtainable from various sources online.
This was a tall, slender apothecary style jar with a 95-hour listed burn time. The label on the jar illustrated a delicious looking stack of pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup and covered with blueberries and raspberries. The wax was a solid white color and there was a single wick in the jar.
Comfort food for the nose: steaming blueberry flapjacks piled high, butter melting perfectly and hot maple syrup were the inspiration for Pancake Breakfast.
The cold sniff was light but had that distinctive maple syrup smell to it. I could also detect just hints of blueberry with each whiff. Delicious! Once I started burning this candle, I noticed that the maple syrup scent was predominant. The blueberry scent simply got lost in the maple syrup and I was no longer able to smell it. Total bummer! I never did detect any raspberry type of scent. There was a heavier, bready backnote that reminded me of fluffy pancakes. The scent throw itself was moderately strong – I was able to detect the scent each time I entered the small room it was in. I certainly would have liked the scent throw to be stronger.
This was a very slow burning candle and I wouldn’t doubt the reported burn time, even though I didn’t time it. Because the mouth of this jar was not very wide, it did not take a long time to reach a full melt pool. I did use an Illuma-Lid from YC to help tame the flame initially, but I really didn’t need it after the first couple of burns.
Overall, this was a decent candle but nothing to oooh and ahhh over. The scent was not as complex as I was hoping and the scent throw was not strong enough for a large candle in my opinion. This sized candle sells for $25 on the Kringle Candle website. With this particular fragrance being discontinued, I was able to snag it for only $21.95.
I do want to try other candles from Kringle, but this is not a particular fragrance I would buy again.
Have you tried Kringle Candle Company? What are your favorite scents?