I am so easily enabled into buying things. Put something in a jar and I am pretty much certain to buy it. Add a recommendation from Tine at Beautyholics Anonymous and I am definitely going to buy it. And so it was with the Mrs Meyers Clean Day Soy Candles. I am now absolutely obsessed.
Since I purchased my first Mrs Meyers candle, I have since bought four of the different scents. I would say that is definitely bordering on obsessed. The scents are very true to life - they actually smell like real garden flowers, not fake at all. Plus, they come in adorable little jam jars, which are practical (they come with a lid), and reusable, and oh, so, cute! For a small sized candle, they hold their burn time remarkably well. The label states that each candle should have about 35 hours burn time, and whilst I haven't timed it, I can certainly attest that these candles will burn for quite a while. The Mrs Meyers candles are made on soy wax, which is something that I always look for, as soy wax is much easier to clean out once the candle is finished if you plan on re-using the jar.
So, on to the scents I have tried:
Geranium - is my favourite. It has a lovely floral scent, which is reminiscent of warm garden roses. It is soft, and perfect for the bedroom because it isn't too overpowering.
Basil - is my second favourite, (and my best friends favourite). The basil scent is very sweet and fresh. It reminds me of a shampoo that I used to use. The scent is a little stronger than geranium.
Orange Clove (not pictured) - I had used this one up before I took a photo of it, so there is no picture, I am sorry! It reminds me of Christmas, and it has a spicy, orange scent. A little bit more man-ly, if you need to worry about that sort of thing.
Lemon Verbena - this candle is lovely, but it is strongly fragranced. It has such a refreshing lemongrass (or lemon slice, lemon meringue, delicious lemon treat) like scent, and it fills your house up with the scent of citrus, which is very invigorating. One to burn to wake you up in the morning, but maybe not one for the bedroom.
I buy my Mrs Meyers candles on line, but I would be interested to know if anywhere in Australia stocks them in store. In case you couldn't tell from the love-fest, I definitely recommend them!