Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Ross Candle Haul
I kept hearing amongst my fellow bloggers and on social media that there were good candle deals to be had at discount stores such as Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshall's. I used to love these stores, but it's been years since I've set foot in one since I tend to do a lot of my shopping online these days.
I happened to be at a laundromat that had a Ross next door and I thought I'd pop in while the clothes were washing. There were lots of tempting clothes and things on the endless sea of racks but I went right past them without browsing. I was proud of myself for not giving into the temptation because I didn't need any clothing items at the time. The candle section was a bit haphazard, but I discovered lots of treasures to sniff. These are the 6 I ended up with.
Ironically enough, most of these aren't "summer" candles except the Meyer Lemon & Lime, although vanilla is good year round. These are just the scents that appealed to me on cold sniff.
In the travel tins we have Bloom & Prosper Wild At Heart- Indian Saffron & Cinnamon 5 oz candle for $2.99. (1 wick.) This is wonderfully strong on cold, fragrant with exotic spices, including cinnamon, and mysterious musky frankincense. I love this; can't wait to melt it.
Haven Street Candle Co Dancing Ember- Smoked Hickory & Balsam 4.6 oz for $2.99. (1 wick.) Also quite strong; with heavenly wisps of woodsmoke and fresh coniferous needles. Quite similar to BBW Fireside with a touch of Fresh Balsam.
Haven Street Candle Co Vanilla Bourbon 11.8 oz candle for $6.99. (1 wood wick.) This is the lightest of the bunch on cold but I still get an intoxicating whiff of rich vanilla and a caramelized boozy bourbon note. Very decadent and gourmand.
Bloom & Prosper Salted Pumpkin & Ginger 14.5 oz candle for $7.99. (2 wicks.) I had been melting pumpkin and bakery wax blends when I bought these beauties home, so I lit this one up to test it out. I'm quite pleased with its performance. After an hour I had a nice, even wax pool and the wicks seem to burn at June the right pace without being trimmed; not too tall of a flame but not so short they drown. The throw is fairly strong, just right in fact. Not overwhelming but pleasantly noticeable in the room. I can't say I get a distinct ginger note but I do get a rich and sweet pumpkin with a salted caramel swirl. It's really yummy and reminds me a lot of BBW's Caramel Pumpkin Swirl.
DW Home Vanilla Bean 9 oz candle for $5.99. (1 wood wick.) This is one of the most decadent vanilla dessert aromas I've ever smelled! Not a generic vanilla at all.
I'm really excited that these candles smell so yummy on cold; I can't wait to melt them and review them for you guys.
Have you seen or tried any of these candle brands?
Have you ever shopped for candles or other home goods at discount retailers?
Where do you find your best candle deals?