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Review: Single Barrel Vanilla by Candleberry Co.

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Single Barrel Vanilla is one of the newest scents from The Candleberry Co. It comes from their new spring collection alongside 4 other scents: Apples & Oak, Blueberry Cobbler, Coconut Island, and Distiller’s Charred Oak. I had a tough time picking between these 5 as all of them sounded so great, but in the end, my love of sugary scents and vanilla prevailed and I opted for this one. We will be reviewing the 26 oz size candle but it should be noted that the scents are also available in a smaller 10 oz candle as well as Candleberry’s very own ‘Simmering Cake Tart’.

For those unaware, The Candleberry Company is a family owned business out of Frankfurt, Kentucky. They decided to start a candle company with the goal of making a quality candle with strong fragrance all the way through. The company oozes with Kentucky spirit that shines through to their candle scents and also the candle names.

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Product Overview:

Wax Type: Not stated, appears to paraffin or blend
Scent: Single Barrel Vanilla
Size: 26 oz jar
Price: $ (check current prices online)
Burn Time: Approx 150 hours
Wick: Single wick

Review Rundown:

Is it Scent-sational?

So how does this candle hold up in the scent department? One thing is for sure, it is STRONG. From the point of opening the well-sealed jar I received an instant whiff of strong sugary scent. While it was quite delightful even unlit, giving off a very natural vanilla smell, I wanted to see what it was like when lit.

I lit the candle up and within minutes the scent was carrying throughout the room. If you like strong fragrances, you will love this candle. I wouldn’t recommend putting this in a small room such as a bathroom, it would be far too strong. This candle can be lit for a few hours in a big room and fill the room with fragrance for a couple hours even after it is extinguished.

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Fragrance Intensity:

This candle is quite strong and if you are not a fan of big scents than I suggest only lighting it for an hour or so at a time. Given that this is a large 26 oz candle, you will also get a long life out of it. We wanted to test how well the fragrance held up throughout the life of this candle so we had to really get into it. Eventually we got the candle down to about half the jar full of wax. We waited a day to let the fragrance clear out before we lit it up again. This candle held fragrance all the way down to the bottom, just as strong as it was from it’s first lighting.

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Candleberry Co. has their signature label on these jars with a checkered pattern top and bottom and a nice tradition look to it. The lid is a solid black and has the company logo embossed and looks great.

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Burn Quality and Longevity:

This candle formed a full melt pool to both all sides of it’s glass container within 2 hours. It left little residue on the sides and never once showed any signs of tunnelling.

The wick is where we ran into some minor problems with this candle, but they were easily corrected. At first the candle was giving off a visible amount of soot and a larger flame than we would have liked but with a slight trimming and tweak of the wick this issue was cleared up and the candle continued to burn great.

When it comes to longevity, this candle matched our exceeded it’s estimated 150 hour burn time. It seemed like we had this thing burning forever. We clocked around 145 hours and the candle is still not at its bottom. This thing is long lasting at a great price.

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Cost and Value:

(Please check current prices online)

Great price for what you get. A long-lasting candle that is strong and true to its scent.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Lisa Godden March 3, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Hi There,
    Thanks for your review on the Candleberry Single Barrel Vanilla candle!I love Candleberry candles but I’ve recently had a really bad experience with the Buttercream Snickerdoodle candle (within half an hour my whole house smelled like cheese, rather than buttercream smothered cookies straight out of the oven!) Have you also tried the Harvest Sugar Cookie scent please, as I can’t find any reviews online for that one!
    Thanks again!
    Kindest regards,
    Lisa xx

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