Monday, November 10, 2014

Old Factory Candle Set



When you buy candles, they are usually for a few things, either to light your home so you don't use so much electricity, for use as a decoration, or to make your home smell nice. I like to use candles so my home will smell nice and at times, I do use them to save on electricity and for decoration. Some candles though, are purely for the smell and help with electricity and have no real decoration potential. When you buy a candle, you expect that the candle will have a smell when it is burnt and that it will burn all the way and not right down the middle and leave half the candle untouched.

Old Factory, has many different scents that you can choose from, many are seasonal, there is one called Man Cave, and others. I believe there are 13 in all to choose from. You get three 2 ounce candles and they are three different scents. You can't pick and choose from their many different scents, you have to choose one type and get all three of them. I chose the set called High As A Kite. The scents that came with it are Bag O' Cookies, Incense, and Cannabis. 

I know when i burn a candle, if they have a smell then I expect them to smell every single time I light them. Old Factory candles sadly, are not that way. I lit them for a good 6 hours a piece on the first day and night and there was no smell. Before I lit them, I could smell them and they smelled nice. After though it was like they were those tea light candles that have no smell.

I talked to a few of my friends, and they said to give it a few more goes, because with soy candles, this is a common problem. I guess the wax has to melt all the way before you can really get a good smell from them. So the next day, I placed them in different rooms and lit them all for another 6 hours and even then, there was only a small smell coming from them. That was even with me leaving the apartment and leaving them lit the whole time. They weren't any better then simply spraying one of those bottles of air freshener in the air.

The third day, I figured I would give them one last attempt to impress me. They burnt for 5 hours this time, until they burnt themselves out. That is a total of 17 hours and the box clearly states that they should burn for 20 hours a piece. Anyway with that aside, The last day, I could actually smell them all. It was awesome, I loved the smell of each of them. They were great, But it didn't take long before they became over powering and I had a head ache in no time. I was actually happy when the burned themselves out and were gone that night, because I had the hardest time falling asleep because I couldn't sleep because of the massive headache that the candles caused.

There are a few pros to these candles, they burn evenly and very well. They light up a dark room on there own even though they are small. They also come in a cute old school design. So if you were to buy these and didn't want to light them, then I suppose you could just sit them around as decoration in a room somewhere.  If you have a big room or a big area, then you probably wouldn't get the headache from them. I live in an apartment so we are enclosed in smaller spaces then a house would be. 

Bottom line is, if you are going to use these as a decoration then they would be fine. If you want to light them and have a house or large open area, then you should be ok and not get the headache associated with the third day. If you want them to light and be perfect and smell amazing the first time you use them, these probably aren't for you. They do smell good, but it was just too much for me. The price is also a bit steep $25 for three 2 ounce candles. You can get a huge candle for the same price or cheaper that will last 3 to 5 years and smell as it should every single time. 

As always, don't just take my word for it, check them out on Amazon and find out what other people have to say about these candles by clicking here. The reviews are mixed, I am not sure if it because they are all people who got a free product in exchange for a review like I have or if the other scents actually do smell better and work better then the one's that I got. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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