You know how every apartment complex has that one tenant who loves to cook pungent seafood dishes? Well, that person is me. So it is no wonder why I was on a hunt for a candle that can make my apartment smell less embarrassing.
I decided to try Archipelago Botanicals because (1) they use 70% soy wax and essential oils (which is a HUGE deal to me because I refuse to burn paraffin because of all the toxins), the candles smell amazing, and the candles seem to have pretty good throw. I picked up Fiji because I was looking for a nice summery scent.
Fiji’s main notes are coconut, lemon leaf, and sugar cane. I mostly smell the coconut, a little bit of burnt sugar, and a
slight hint of woodiness. I would say that the scent is unisex. Men can easily have this in their homes without worrying about smelling feminine. Women can also enjoy the sophistication of this scent. My favorite part of the scent is that it smells very natural. In fact, it reminds me of the time I visited the beach in the Philippines when I was a teen.
The throw is UNBELIEVABLE. I can light this in my kitchen and I’ll be able to smell it in my bedroom. Even when it is unlit, I can easily smell this. Because it is really strong, I would advise people to avoid blind-buying it. It is quite heavy, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it induced headaches in some people. Personally, I have never had any issues with headaches, but the strength of the scent can be quite overpowering. I actually enjoy that, because I use this candle to hide the godawful, lingering smells of my cooking!
The candle’s appearance is nice, though not the nicest packaging I’ve seen. First, the candle is straight up BROWN. When it hardens after being lit, it looks like the color of…well, you know. The candle comes in an apothecary style jar. It has stickers of the logo on the lid and around the opening of the jar. I personally think the stickers cheapen the look a little bit, though this can easily be solved using goo-gone. The glass is very durable, however. I am sure I will reuse it for ...