Sunday, 23 August 2015

PartyLite Candles

If you read this blog regularly you will know that I am a massive fan of candles and now Summer has been and gone and Autumn is drawing ever closer, I will burn a lot of candles.  I usually get home from work, close the curtains to close out the outside world, park myself on the sofa after lighting some candles to relax.  For me this is what candles are all about.  So when I was given the chance to try some from PartyLite, a brand I knew nothing about, I jumped at the chance.

PartyLite are an online store which specialises in home fragrance and decor and they have a really large selection of home fragrance options for you to choose from such as candles, diffusers and wax melts. So I have spent the last few weeks burning these candles to see if they can compare to those well known brands when it comes to burn time and fragrance.

The first candle I tried was the Vanilla Citron Escential Jar by PartyLite which I expected to hate because I am not a Vanilla scent enthusiast, infact it usually gives me a headache.  To look at the candle isn't overly decorative and as soon as the box is open, there is an immediate scent of both vanilla and citrus, neither overpowering the other but both very much present and as soon as it is alight, that scent intensifies quite quickly and fills every room.



PartyLite Candles
PartyLite Candles

Then came the Discovery Trio, which again as soon as the box is opened, not only are you greeted with three lovely bright coloured candles, but the scent is really noticeable.

  • Japanese Yuzu is bright orange and has blue fans nicely decorating the glass jar.  The scent is really citrusy, a cross between being an orange and a mandarin and it is an absolute delight on its own or as part of the trio.
  • Costa Rican Fruta Dorada which is bright yellow and decorated with sunshine shapes.  As a scent it is much more fruity than the Japanese Yuzu and more like a fresh peach.
  • The final candle is Hawaiian Hibiscus which is probably my favourite of the trio. A bright pink candle with a glass decorated with green leaves and flowers. I had expected the scent to be quite floral there is something quite tropical about the scent.  
PartyLite Candles
PartyLite Candles

Together as a trio they smell absolutely divine as you might expect, there is a lovely fresh floral and fruity fragrance which quickly fills whichever room you happen to have them in and even after you have distinguished them, the scent lingers for a good few hours afterwards.  

Overall, I really like these candles and they're definitely comparable to some of the higher end brands I've tried.

31 comments:

  1. They sounds like great candles - I always burn so many during the colder months x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  2. I love these candles. Been using them for a while now, they are always popular as well if you give them as a present ;)

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  3. They sound like lovely candles! I am a big fan of Yankee candles but these sound nice, I like the sound of Hawaiian hibiscus :)

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  4. It's lovely to have candles flickering during the darker months. The 'Discovery Trio' candles look really pretty!

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  5. I love candles too. These look really pretty and the glasses can be reused

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  6. I love candles too. These look really pretty and the glasses can be reused

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  7. I love candles, especially as the darker nights draw in. I adore great quality ones that do not smell artificial.

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  8. Partylite have been around for years - I remember buying a candle and table centrepiece from them about 20 years ago! Glad you have found them:-)

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  9. my sister used to be a party lite representative and I loved attending the parties:) they also have lots of really cute holders too!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  10. I brought some partylite candles years ago and had no problems. I'm a yankee fan so candles have a lot to live up to for me. The Costa Rican Fruta Dorada sounds lovely. Like you Vanilla gives me a headache

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  11. i love candles and I am yet to try the partylite ones x

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  12. Some really pretty ones - I'd wash them out afterwards and use them as trinket holders or something.

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  13. I love a simple vanilla scent, but I love the look of the trio as they are so bright and fun

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  14. These sound great! We've started lighting a candle at night (hubby treated me to a yankee candle) now the children are a bit older and I don' worry as much. These sound great, especially given how lovely the holders are.

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  15. These do smell amazing - although I think one of them sets me off sneezing (that or it's my own aftershave lol)! Husband :o) x

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  16. The trio of candles looks like it would make a lovely present and the glass could be re-used with a tea light afterwards

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  17. Ooh I love candles, the colourful ones look fabulous. They'd make a great gift xxx

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  18. I like candles too on the darker days. It can be tricky finding a scent that you like.

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  19. The first (single) candle's packaging doesn't look appealing to me at all, but the trio look really pretty! Love burning candles, I am too a bit obsessive, especially in the autumn winter months. Have you tried Malin & Goetz? They do some lovely and unusual scents xx

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  20. I think Hawaiian Hibiscus would be my favourite too. I really like the patterns on the jars.

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  21. The trio looks so cute <3 I love to burn candles on fall and winter x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  22. I adore candles, my pet hate though is when they don't quite burn down and you have that little bit left over in the bottom. I use these to make my own candles. They always look a funny muddy brown colour though!!

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  23. These sound wonderful - I do like lovely scented candles

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  24. I love these! The jars would be really pretty to reuse afterwards too!

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  25. I had a PartyLite party once - the candles and accessories were gorgeous - just such a shame you can only buy them from the reps :/

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  26. I love candles but I've never heard of these ones, the jars are really pretty x

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  27. These look fab, I love candles but haven't yet tried this brand.

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  28. I totally admit I love candles, but I haven't ever tried PartyLite - I need to rectify this ASAP! x

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  29. Ohh I do love candles.....I haven't heard of this brand before. I like the sound of the Discovery Trio, they are so pretty too x

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  30. I too love candles but I have to like the smell, some can be really overpowering and I tend not to use yankee candles (although I don't mind them if they are not lit) These ones look really pretty and sound as though they smell nice too.

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  31. I am a huge fan of candles also - I just love how you can light one and how it can instantly change your mood. These ones look great - Hawaiian Hibiscus sounds delightful!

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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