Candle Review: Sweet Rhubarb, Illume

Illume Candles Sweet Rhubarb Candle
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  • Packaging/Presentation: This was their large three-wick tin - I do not see this type of tin available anymore. It was very colorful and cheerful. The bottom of the tin was a deep purplish red and there were colorful circles all around it. The lid was the same base color with a bright yellow outside. The company and scent name were clearly displayed on the lid. The wax color was a purple-y red and variegated. The wicks were well positioned. 4.5/5
  • Scent: This was a tart, slightly sour rhubarb scent that was sweetened by the fruity grape scent (just slightly). The vanilla added a smoothness and pulled it all together. I never could really detect the pomegranate individually. Overall very fresh and pleasing. 3.5/5
  • Scent Throw: Very  good scent throw. It completely filled the smallest room I used it in. I could detect it when burning it in the large open living area - it floated in the air and constantly made its presence known. Not overpowering but ever present and fresh, which would make it a great scent for entertaining guests. 4/5
  • Performance: It took no time to get a full wax melt pool with this three wick candle. I had very minimal wax left on the sides of the container as it burned down. The flames on my wicks stayed nice and big, manageable. I never noticed any black sooting. The burn time was approximately 40 hours. 4.5/5
  • Customer Service (if applicable): N/A
  • Overall rating: 4/5 (Technically 4.1 but rounding down for scent throw.)

Sweet Rhubarb, Illume

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Illume Candles Sweet Rhubarb candle with red patterned wax

A delightful fusion of tart pomegranate, fresh rhubarb and acai berry with accents of vanilla and fresh grapes blend together to create this delicious scent.

Candle Size: 16.2 ounces (three wick candle tin)

Stated Burn Time: Up to 35 hours

Where Burned: Rooms sized 6′ x 6.5′ & 8′ x 9′. Also large open living area.

Great For: Summer; Kitchen; Entertaining guests

Comments: This is an old candle – at least 3 years old. This scent is no longer offered on the website.

Would I repurchase? Yes, if it were still available.

Disclosures: This is a candle I won in a contest a few years ago. The contest was not sponsored by Illume.

Additional Photos:

Label for Illume Candles Sweet Rhubarb


Illume Candles Sweet Rhubarb candle burning with three wicks

Happy candle burning ~



  • Burns well, got a longer burn time than stated online.
  • Pretty color


  • Scent is no longer available on
  • This type tin candle is no longer available on

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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