I have tried quite a few Beauty Pie products in the past, but never a candle. The Beauty Pie Gingerbread Almond and Orange Blossom Candle launched a couple of weeks ago, as part of the Beauty Pie Christmas collection.
I’ve heard really great things about Beauty Pie’s candle, and gingerbread candles are my favourite for the festive period. So I knew I had to give the candle a try.
I have to admit, I haven’t been a fan of the Beauty Pie monthly subscription concept. I don’t have an issue with the monthly fee part, but it’s the monthly spending limit cap, and the fact you could be spending £50, but if the products are worth £300, you cannot order anything at all until the following month.
It’s just too restrictive, and whilst the monthly fee is still a “thing”, they now have a Plus membership, where you pay one fee up front, and you then get access to their entire website with no monthly fees, and you have a spending limit of £3000.
Of course, the £3000 limit is made from the “full” prices of each product and not what you personally spend. So I decided to join the Plus membership to fully experience the whole Beauty Pie experience, and you can find out all about how Beauty Pie works right here.
“Gorgeous and gourmand, with whiffs of Cinnamon and Ginger, a centre of Almond and Orange Blossom, and soft Musk underneath.”
The Beauty Pie Gingerbread Almond and Orange Blossom Candle is £65 to purchase outright, but if you’re a member of Beauty Pie, you can purchase this candle for £24.02.
It’s a 240g / 8oz candle with a copper chrome effect glass jar. It looks so luxurious and beautiful, with a burnt orange box. Even the box feels luxurious, and I can totally see why everyone raves about how beautiful these candles are.
The Beauty Pie Gingerbread Almond and Orange Blossom Candle is said to feature the following notes;
- Top Notes: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger
- Middle Notes: Gingerbread, Almond, Orange Blossom, Heliotrope
- Base Notes: Vanilla, Caramel, Musk
I ordered a few of the Beauty Pie candles at the same time as the Beauty Pie Gingerbread Almond and Orange Blossom Candle, and it is the more subtle scented candle out of the candles I bought.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not weak in terms of scent, but their Leather, Violet Leaves and Labdanum candle and their Pomegranate & Baies Rose Candle are much more potent in scent.
If you enjoy subtle scented candles, I think you’ll enjoy this Beauty Pie Gingerbread Almond and Orange Blossom Candle. If you prefer a candle which will throw the scent around the room, and will leave the room scented for hours once it’s been blown out, this candle won’t be for you.
Candles and home fragrance is such a personal thing. I personally prefer stronger scented candles with a good throw, and I have burnt this candle for at least six hours solid for three days in a row, and it is tunnelling.
Even with eight hours of burning, the candle wax around the edges didn’t melt, so once I’ve finished I’ll scoop out the remnants and use it in a wax melt burner, so there’s no wastage. It’s still a lovely festive candle, and the jar will look stunning as storage once the candle is finished too
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