At this time of year, my thoughts turn to gifts. Whenever I see something, I’m always thinking would this be a good gift for someone on my list…or truth be told, for me! 😈
So I was very happy to have a chance to try the autumn collection of soy candles from Old Factory. I love candles because of the atmosphere they create. In fact, Jeff and I have dinner by candlelight just about every night!
And the other reason why I adore candles is because of the scent. I am a fragrance junkie!
Old Factory sells collections of 3 two ounce candles, each in a small glass jar, that arrive in an attractive old-fashioned/handmade-looking cardboard box with the Old Factory logo.
For me, the candles are the perfect size. They last for quite a while (the company says 20 hours), but not so long that I’m wishing I could go on to a new set of scents (like the big jars I owned previously). I often like to change scents with the seasons.
And Old Factory candles gift sets have a lot of variety. There are about 12 themed collections with related scents. Here are a few examples:
- Fall Harvest: the collection that I ordered: Spiced Pumpkin, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves
- Coffee Shop: Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea
- Fresh Scent: Lemongrass, Fresh Linen, Olive Blossom
- Romance: Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate
- Spa Day: Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea
- Winter Wonderland: Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow
I love the scents in the Fall Harvest collection. Old Factory candles are made with high-quality fragrance oils, and the scents are fabulous. For me, the Pumpkin Spice is the star. The fragrance is so delicious, it literally smells like a pumpkin spice cake. Yum! And it’s fun to have three different scents that I can burn in different rooms of the house.
In spite of my love of candles, I have to be careful because I have asthma. Some candles can make me cough or give me that tightness in my throat and chest. Old Factory candles are made with natural soy wax, and they burn clean. No smoke.
Another benefit is that Old Factory candles stay clean in the jar.
My old jarred candles used to turn black with soot at the top after I blew them out, and they looked awful after only a couple of uses. Old Factory candles stay clean and maintain their off-white color. Wow, I never knew that there was a type of candle that would not turn black! This was big news to me!
What about the gift factor? I ordered the candles from Old Factory gift-wrapped. I placed my order prior to the holiday season so they arrived in a beautiful blue box with a yellow ribbon. There was a utilitarian gift card attached that sported the Amazon smiley logo. The Old Factory cardboard box inside was covered by tissue paper. It made for a very nice presentation. I think Old Factory candles would be a fabulous gift for any candle or scent lover.
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