Well one of my Royal Essence parcels has made it to my doorstep finally. And in it? [among other things] My Bora Bora jewelry candle.
The fragrance notes were of mandarine orange, lemon, and orange peel… with subtle hints of thyme leaf, lily of the valley, and… drum roll… cilantro.
WHAT?!?! CILANTRO?!??!?! Yes, you may be as confused and/or as excited as I was to find there was a cilantro scented candle out there. Cilantro that flavour you either hate with a passion or love beyond all other flavours and add way to much of it into your pico de gallo or guacamole….. but I digress. Cilantro in a candle, let’s find out how this pans out.
I’m not sure how someone who may hate the taste of cilantro might do with the scent undertones of the herb, but I can tell you as one who loves cilantro it turned out really nice in this candle.
This Bora Bora candle turned out to be a pleasantly fresh scented, and stronger when it burned than when it was unlit. I did end up stopping my burning for a little bit in order to try trimming the wicks something I had never done in the past but basically all of these candle companies recommend it… you know why? If you trim your wicks the candles don’t spit burning wick embers at you when you re-light them (at least I assume that since it didn’t happen after I’d trimmed them)!
Jewelry: Simple and fancy, not to big, not too small, juuuuust right.
Scent: Weird and wonderful, definitely a friends are coming over need a fresh scent in the house type of scent.
Burn: Burned for like 3 hours (total) and the earrings were exposed for reveal.
Uniqueness: The scent? Totally unique and lovely. The earrings? Cute, something I havent seen before and something I will happily wear.
Happiness: Confusion, chuckles, delight in the scent
Overall Results: Easy 5/5 I was looking forward to this particular candle, and it did not disappoint.