Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Flicker & Flame Candle Subscription Review, August 2015

Did you know that the candle industry in the U.S. is a $2 billion business? According to the National Candle Association (yes, there is such a thing), 90% of all candles are purchased by women and candles are used in 70% of U.S. households.  I am a woman.  I live in a house.  I love candles.  The numbers don't lie!

One of the newer entrants to the candle subscription business is Flicker & Flame which sends a limited edition scented candle to your door each month.  Their 10 oz. candles are a soy-blend with a burn time of more than 40 hours.  When signing up, there is a short scent profile that helps them customize your candle.  The general scent categories are floral, oriental, woody and fresh.  For eight sub categories, you can indicate a preference of "Dislike", "Indifferent" or "Like", which helps them create a detailed scent profile for each customer. To add a mood element, you're also asked whether you primarily use candles to relax, for romance, excitement or cleanliness.

The candle I received for August arrived in a small branded cardboard box.  Inside the lid, the scent notes were marked in gold ink. Subscribers will get printed information cards.  This candle has a floral blend which includes notes of lilac, rose, bergamot and ylang ylang.

The candle was beautifully packaged in an elegant black presentation box...the kind you definitely keep and use for re-gifting!

It is in a frosted glass container with a coppery gold flame logo on one side.  I really like the complex scent blend; the scents are intense and work well together. When burning, the aroma (or "scent throw") is subtle, not over-powering at all.  To my undisciplined nose, it smells like a lovely combination of jasmine and honeysuckle, although neither of those words appear in the description!  The expensive looking container is nice enough to keep and re-purpose once the candle is gone.

An added bonus is a box of matches with the Flicker & Flame logo on top....nice to have around, since I can never find matches when I need them.

The monthly subscription cost for Flicker & Flame is $25.00 and shipping is free. Candles are shipped around the 26th of each month.  If you order before the 16th of the month, you'll get your candle the following month. Order after the 16th and get your candle the following month.  

Flicker & Flame candle scents also reflect the seasons.  I'm guessing that means that the more spicy, woodsy and holiday-oriented scents will soon be arriving....a very good reason to sign up now!

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was received complimentary for review purposes. Post does not contain referral or affiliate links.

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