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Otherland Candles Review Roundup + Overview

otherland candles review + roundup

What is it that makes a candle great? What makes it stand apart from all of the other candles that are on the market?

This question has many different answers depending on the person you ask. But generally, the 3 most important aspects people look for are: the smell (including how well it throws), the look (packaging and jar), and the burn quality.

Otherland Candles is a new-ish brand that leans heavily into creating an attractive, sleek presentation for their products that rival other big luxury brands while aiming to cut costs by selling directly to the consumer.

In this post we are going to cover their candles a little more in depth including all the scents from their core collection as well as their seasonal lineups. We’ll also share some reviews from the candle community and hopefully, by the end of the post, you’ll be an expert on the brand 😉

The Brains Behind Otherland Candles

The creativity in the presentation of these candles is really no surprise if you know a bit about it’s founder: Abigail Cook Stone.


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Her previous job was to travel the world as an art buyer for Ralph Lauren. Yes, she was literally paid for having an eye for things that look beautiful.

She took that invaluable knowledge and experience, and transferred it into this brand.

The Complete Guide To The Otherland Candle Scents

Otherland Candles has a core lineup of five different candles which are available for purchase all year round. The candles included in this group have not changed since the inception of the brand and in the words of the company itself, are the essential home scents.

Aside from this core collection are the limited edition collections. These collections are usually seasonal and mix things up a bit, with more experimental scents for a particular season or theme.

Important Info On The Candles

Wax type: A soft coconut wax and soy wax blend

Burn Time: Approximately 55 hours with proper candle care (candle care tips)

Candle size: 8 ounces and 3.25″ tall

Value: These candles work out to around $4.50 an ounce putting them in a mid-luxury price range. For comparisons sake, traditional luxury candles such as Diptyque work out to around $10 an ounce, while more mass produced budget candles like Yankee Candle work out to around $2.40 for a similar size. As a side note, with most candle brands you will get better value if you go for the larger variations of candles within a brand.

Otherland Candle Buying Tips For Saving Money

So with these candles from Otherland, there isn’t a whole lot of different ways to save money. Usually candles that come in various sizes give you more candle per dollar if you go for their larger sizes. That doesn’t really work here as the candles only come in single sizes. However, they do give you the option of buying 3 candles together for $89 (a savings of just over 17%) compared to the $108 these would come to separately.

Another way to save an additional 10% is to use a referral link from someone. That person receives $10 off their next order, while you get 10% off your order! You can use our referral link by clicking here (much appreciated btw!) https://www.otherland.com/a/refer-a-friend/redeem/7cyuatoxemnvc7guozwhgslfqbzlmgjnycltgo4q/954

Otherland Candle Customization, The Best Way To Gift

One idea that Otherland has nailed is their way of setting up your candles to buy for gifting. This kind of goes hand in hand with their excellent packaging (see below) in that each candle is already presented in a way that is essentially like opening a gift in itself.

Within the “Gift” section of the Otherland website, they guide you through a 4 step process that allows you to choose the number of candles you’d like to add, the scents, the matchbox – which can be tailored to the occasion, and finally the message which the receiver of the gift will be presented with upon opening the box.

While this is a relatively small touch, it’s these little details that really make things like this memorable.

The Otherland Core Collection Review + Rundown

So this is the collection that is available year round. For being only 5 candles, it has quite a range of scents that all go in their own directions, with something within for everyone.

Below you can find an excellent video by Youtuber ‘Drew Yauch‘ in which he shares his two cents on each of the candles from this collection.


Rattan

Sandalwood, golden amber, warm musk.

Rattan | $36 | Otherland

First up is Rattan. This is a scent that you can have around the house that is gonna please anyone that has the pleasure to be around it. This the first one that I had a chance to smell and it is still one of my absolute favorites.

Video: cupcakesandscissors

Chandelier

Champagne, saffron, leather.

Chandelier | $36 | Otherland

Chandelier is a great all-round scent. You can put this thing nearly anywhere and give your space a classy, fresh scent.


Daybed

Rosebud, peony blossom, pear water.

Daybed | $36 | Otherland

Daybed was the second candle that I had a chance to smell and I loved it so much that I included it on our best spring candles list from earlier in the year. Obviously it’s quite a floral scent and it won’t convince those that aren’t into florals to change their minds, but this one is absolutely beautiful!


Canopy

California fig, ivy greens, summer dew.

Canopy | $36 | Otherland

Canopy smells like a combination of ozonic notes tossed with some damp greeneries, a hint of fruitiness, and a warm – creamy base. I hope that paints an alright picture for you. It’s really good!


Kindling

Alaskan cedar, smokey embers, incense.

While Kindling is a scent from the Core Collection, there is no better time to burn it than right now. In fact, I was heavily debating including this scent instead of Cardamom Milk in our best candles for fall 2020 list(ideally I would have included them both). This candle is an excellent fall and winter scent which is powerful and throws a smoky, woodsy fragrance.

Kindling | $36 | Otherland


Otherland Manor House Weekend Collection Review + Rundown (Limited Edition)

Dappled Wood

Sandalwood, toasted walnut, sweet hay.

Dappled Wood | $36 | Otherland


Crisp Cornflower

Corn silk, golden husk, water lily.

Crisp Cornflower | $36 | Otherland


Mountain Lace

Elderflower fizz, anjou pear, apple blossom.

Mountain Lace | $36 | Otherland


Cardamom Milk

Frothy milk, cardamom, praline woods

Cardamom Milk | $36 | Otherland


Tapestry

Burnt maple, smoky oud, vetiver

Tapestry | $36 | Otherland


Sun Suede

Salty saffron, pink peppercorn, white suede.

Sun Suede | $36 | Otherland


Past Collections

These collections were from past collections that are no longer available. Some fragrances could come back however, so keep an eye out here as we will keep this list updated with what is currently available.

Otherland Beach Club Collection Review + Rundown (Limited Edition)

Beach Club is a summer collection which was first released back in 2018. It has been an annual collection that has released with the same lineup 3 years running. Very unique scent combos in this one.


Matchpoint

Matchpoint | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Tennis ball, cut grass, cucumber.

Here is a review for Matchpoint from ‘Philly Candle Man

Video: ‘Philly Candle Man

Freshwater Pearl

Freshwater Pearl | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Sea crystal, salt water, crushed shells.


Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Beach plum, peach skin, brown sugar.


Otherland Gilded Collection Review + Rundown (Limited Edition)

The Gilded collection has been available a couple times and with a different lineup between the different periods.

Philly Candle Man‘ does a nice overview of the lineup from 2018 in this video below.

Video: ‘Philly Candle Man

Black Velvet

Black Velvet | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Alpine violet, iris woods, midnight jasmine.


Fallen Fir

Fallen Fir | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Fir, musk, winter spice.


Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Plum brandy, worn leather, dried fruit.


Silk Pajamas

Silk Pajamas | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Crystal ginger, bergamot zest, spiced yuzu.


Sacred Dusk

Sacred Dusk | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Crimson incense, palo santo, cypress bark.


Moonstruck

Moonstruck | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Sweet myrrh, white mahogany, smoked birch.


Otherland Carefree 90’s Collection Review + Rundown (Limited Edition)

Carefree 90’s was a new collection which came out in January 2020. It was an ode to the decade and arrived with 3 different fragrances to evoke nostalgia in the millennials who grew up in the time.

Bluejean Baby

Bluejean Baby | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Washed denim, white musk, mimosa flower.


Glosspop

Glosspop | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Strawberry gloss, hard candy, frosted rose.


Dreamlight

Dreamlight | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Wild freesia, plush plumeria, juicy tangerine.


Otherland Awakening Collection Review + Rundown (Limited Edition)

This collection was first released back in 2018. Youtuber ‘Tomasilienne‘ does a nice little unboxing video of this collection in the video below.

Video: Tomasilienne

Ruby Root

Ruby Root | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Sugarbeets, grass, ginger.


Purple Petals

Purple Petals | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Lilacs, hyacinth, lychee.


Extra Hour

Extra Hour | $36 Currently Unavailable | Otherland

Shiso leaf , verbena, mint.


More Reviews From The Community

Below I’ve listed some other reviews on the brand that you may want to check out!

Manor House Weekend Collection: Cardamom Milk, Sun Suede, Tapestry Review – Blue Skies For Me Please

Core Collection: Rattan, Canopy, Kindling Review – Bit Of The Same

Manor House: Dappled Wood, Crisp Cornflower, Mountain Lace Review – Thrifty Pineapple

A Reddit thread discussing Otherland Candles

Manor House: Cardamom Milk Review – Isabelle Vita NYC

9 Scent Review: Rattan, Canopy, Kindling, Pearl, Sun Suede, Daybed, Fallen Fir, Black Velvet and Old Fashioned – ‘Kaila‘ on Youtube, video is below

Spring Awakening Collection Review – ‘Philly Candle Man‘ on Youtube, video is below

Conclusion

Is direct to consumer branding the way to go when it comes to candles? Otherland seems to think so, and they feel that cutting out the middleman can help pass the savings on to the consumer while giving a more personalized experience along the way.

While it can be somewhat annoying not smelling a candle before buying it, the convenience of shopping from home with free shipping and free returns, in my opinion, makes up for it.

What are your thoughts on Otherland? Have you given them a try? Let us know in the comments below!

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