Very Strong Fragrance Strength
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I bought several wax melts to sample the aromas - Oatmeal cookie, Apple strudel, Victorian Christmas, Sandalwood Amber, Whispering pines, Evergreen, Maple, and Cocoa Mint.
I loved Oatmeal Cookie, Apple Strudel, Victorian Christmas, Maple, and Cocoa Mint. Oatmeal cookie was my favorite. It has a strong scent and can be combined with Apple Strudel and Maple for a heavenly aroma.
Sandalwood Amber, however, was a big disappointment. It did not smell like sandalwood or amber. It had a heavy artificially sweet smell - like bad perfume. I am trying to give the rest of it away.
Evergreen and Whispering pines were almost as bad. They smelt a bit like pine or balsam trees, but they also had a very strange sweet undertone. The combination was a bit nauseating for me. I may try to add some essential oils to them if I try them again in the future. Perhaps pine oil could mask the undertone.
For me the best Christmas tree smell was Victorian Christmas. It is moderate in strength.
Tired of dishing out large sums of moola for non-soy candles from favorite scent shop so I ventured out on the net to find a soy candle company worth it's wax. Pure Integrity has me sold with their packaging and this aroma. We purchased several scents to try and instantly fell in love with the Victorian Christmas. This aroma is Christmas in a jar. I feel the urge to bring home a tree, decorate for Christmas, eat baked goods, and venture off to the malls regardless of the crowds. Note: If this were an essential oil I'd take it with me to sniff every-time someone in line compromises my Christmas spirit. I recommend the largest jar possible and purchasing at least two for the upcoming Holidays. The scent has the same wonderful smell we love while venturing out to the malls; but this scent has a distinctly purer smell than those paraffin money suckers in the malls. If skeptical, get the soy melts instead. They're reasonably priced and will make or break your decision. Enjoy!
I received a couple of Victorian Christmas tealights as a "bonus gift" with my last order. This is a "level-4" fragrance on the PI 5-level scale. The small area of a tealight won't be as powerful as a wide-mouth glass container, but I found this to be quite strong nonetheless and it filled my 40x30 room with fragrance quickly. You could always burn more than one tealight at the same time for more "punch", if you feel the need. I was also pleased to discover that these tealights come in small plastic cups, so I won't have to fight with residual wax in my votive-glass. Each candle is listed as 6-7 hours of burn-time, and given the price of a package of 12, this also seems very cost-effective too.
The fragrance of Victorian Christmas is heavy on the spice, mostly cinnamon. This is OK, but not my personal favorite (it WAS a free bonus). I am impressed with the tealight format however, and I will probably purchase other fragrances as tealights in the future.
Our animal shelter has cats housed in our main lobby, which makes it difficult to maintain a fresh first impression for our guests. We have tried scented candles, crystals, plug-ins...you name it! Nothing really had any staying power and we had concerns about the harmful chemicals these options emitted into our air- for our employees and guests, but especially for our four-legged inhabitants.
While looking for a safer alternative for our lobby I came across Pure Integrity. This holiday season we have Victorian Christmas wax melts simmering from the time we get here in the morning to clean and care for the animals to the time the last guests and volunteers have left. The scent is lovely and clean, but strong enough to battle even the most pungent critter odors. We have had so many compliments on the freshness greeting guests when they come in the building, and we are content knowing we aren't exposing anyone to harmful pollutants.
These Victorian Christmas candles are my signature scent. Over the years I have ordered various fragrances, but this fragrance tops them all! I burn two tealights at a time in my living room, and the scent fills both the living room and kitchen. When my front door is opened this beautiful scent greets me and all my visitors. No other soy candles Come close to the quality and strength of Pure Integrity candles. Everything that Pure Integrity says about their candles is absolutely true. Delivery is fast and the candles are beautifully protected and have a personal note with them. What more could I possibly want?
I know that the Victorian Christmas candles are for the holidays, but I burn them all year around because they are so delightful to me. Kudos to Pure Integrity for the wonderful work that they do.
I have bought 8 or 9 candles from this company recently and have LOVED every single one. I used to buy from major candle companies, and discovered this company while searching for Pina Colada (it was always out of stock at my preferred company). Since my first candle, I have fallen for this company! Service is very personable and I have enjoyed every scent. I have tried mostly fruit scents, and I think that what I enjoy most is the simplicity of the scents. My prior candle company had "layers" of scents, that have sort of overwhelmed me. For this reason, I am totally invested in this company. I have asked all my family members to purchased me these candles for Christmas. I think my "want to try" list is at 20 candles. Also, my first candle was light colored and burned totally clean and the wax remained white!
I was shopping for candles as Christmas presents.
I had no idea that most candles are not good for you. So educated myself, and then realized that explained why I had been sneezing when I burned candles. Hmm. Then I searched for soy candles and natural wicks, and there you were. As I read about the way you produce your candles, and how it was a family business, I started to get excited. Before I gave this as a gift, I did open the candle to sniff. I was so impressed with the smell that I left it on my desk, not burning, just wafting. I also like that there are no obvious labels (apart from bottom) on the container. A final plus is the lack smoke when extinguished. I now know where to go for candles. Hope you have a happy and successful new year!
I found Pure Integrity on line and reviews were positive and price reasonable so I ordered several fragrances in melts to try. I am so in love with Victorian Christmas that I haven't tried the others yet but these are awesome. I live in mobile home so I prefer the electric warmers to an open flame. I melted 2 melts and it quickly scented my living room kitchen and hallway. I also loved the hand written thank you note and sample tealightss that came with my order. I burned a tealightss on my screened in porch..incredible. I will definitely be stocking up after the holidays and also plan to use as gifts to encourage others to go soy instead of wax candles and all that poison. Thank you Theresa for a wonderful product. Merry Christmas
The Victorian Christmas is wonderful. It is the first Pure Integrity candle I purchased, and I have been very pleased. We have a two story space, but the scent fills the entire main living space... I can smell it when I walk in the house even though it is burning in the other room. It burns evenly, and I love the frosted glass container - pretty but understated. And this scent feels very much like Christmas. I have a feeling I will be burning it enough to use it up this year and will need to reorder for next. The shipping was quick, the packaging was well done, and the personal note and small sample were very thoughtful and appreciated. Thank you for your great customer service, and a great product!
Love this scent! Smells natural, and it did not take long to fill the room with it's warm, friendly scent. Memories of Christmas past came to mind, especially the natural Christmas trees we had when I was a young child. Very clean burning, no black smoke. Beautiful frosted glass with no labeling except on the bottom. Love this business and how much they care; they included a free sample of another scent they thought I might like based on what I ordered....they were spot on! There was a handwritten thank you note included with my candles! I will be a forever customer as I burn candles daily! Your mood can change just by the influence of scent and isn't it wonderful that these are healthy candles!
I have found the perfect blend of spice, sweetness, fruit and greens in this beautifully crafted fragrance! I ordered the wax melts and they are fully fragrant and long-lasting with a clean clear scent, no lingering "waxy" smell even as the fragrance eventually lessens (more than 2 days a square in my electric melting dish!)
I chose to try this even in August - in my family bath room! The fragrance astonished everyone who used the room and it even scented out through other rooms of the house from time to time! It's a perfectly lovely scent in any room and at any time of the year, especially if you live out in the country as we do, among the fragrant forest. I need more!!! Thank you
This is one of the most unique scents I have ever experienced. It definitely reminds me of Christmas, however, it is unlike any other Christmas scent I have ever purchased. I had this burning in my kitchen the day I was decorating for Christmas. Talk about putting you in the holiday spirit. Aside from the fact these are the best smelling candles I have ever come upon, I am grateful for no more black soot and toxins. I have not been burning candles for years due to the carcinogen factors, black soot ceilings, headaches, etc. Thank you for taking so much time and effort to make these not only safe for consmers, but also for our environment.
Over the past 2 months I purchased many candles for myself and friends. The candles are of high quality, the scents are beautiful, and burn very clean. I love to purchase my products from smalerl companies who work hard to make their customers happy. Pure Integrity does just that...high quality, fast delivery, and a nice note included with the order. I light candles often for the ambiance, their light of hope and peace, and of course the SCENTS! Since I am a holistic nurse, I love the fact these candles burn cleaner, smell wonderful, and Pure Integrity gives their customers personalized attention with a touch of spirituality and blessings!
Victorian Christmas candles have a wonderful scent that fills your house with the smell of the holidays. I ordered one last year and loved it! Ordered two more this year and am still burning one! They last for a long time and the scent.....oh my! It smells soooo good! I also loved the mistletoe samples that came with the order. I just bought 2 more in different scents and am expecting the same WOW factor. I recently ordered some other candles from another company and was really disappointed! Thank you, Pure Integrity, for taking such good care of your customers and providing such a high quality product!
As with EVERY candle I purchase from them I will say this...as an aromatherapist I am EXTREMELY particulr about quality,"healthy" and the notes of the candle scents..this company NEVER lets me down...this candle is "Christmas"..one minute it is the pine trees the next the spice you put in your egg nog..I purchased 4 flavours..DO NOT buy soy candles off of Amazon or elsewhere I have a lot of experience here..they say they burn for at least 100 hours..try 50/60 max.."Integrity" really means something here...customer for life! I'll let you know about other scents as I go along!!Blessings to all..
On cold smell this candle is amazing! Pine, sugar and Christmas aromas. I'm sure this candle will be soo good when I finally burn it. I prefer the stronger scented candles, and I'm sure this one will not disappoint me! Every PI candle I've burned does not pool, nor have I ever had wick issues. The jars with the wood lids are nice too. I recycle the jars. I just add water to the remaining wax in the jar, and let it soak overnight. Then I put Goo Gone in the jar once I've removed the remaining wax. Let that soak for a day. Then I have great looking jars to either use myself or donate.
My first Pure Integrity soy candle was a Victorian Christmas candle given by a co-worker and I was immediately hooked. I have since ordered and re-ordered, many based upon the lovely free samples sent with every order. Victorian Christmas is my favorite, which I order most often. It's an indescribable fragrance which conjures up the best of the holidays. The maple is great to burn for late winter/early spring and every order comes with a handwritten, heartfelt personal note. I'm a customer for life and only hope that I can visit the store someday to discover more wonderful fragrances.
As part of my very first order of Pure Integrity candles I purchased the Victorian Christmas for the holidays. It is such a lovely scent I will be burning it for the rest of the winter season! The candles from Pure Integrity are not only simple and beautiful in their design and scents, but they burn slowly and evenly, which makes them a good value as well. Add great customer service with a personal touch to the list. I will definitely be a regular customer!
I was recently introduced to Pure Integrity candles. I bought the 5 oz jar in this fragrance since it was just a few days from December. I was skeptical that it would smell like Christmas, since I never grew up with a real Christmas tree. But, after lighting it, my immediate thought was "It smells like Christmas!". It brought back some wonderful memories holiday shopping and spending time with friends. The fragrance filled up most my house despite being one of the smaller candles. Shipping was quick and I am extremely happy with my purchase.
As soon as I popped the top of my Victorian Christmas candle, it became one of my favorite holiday scents. It's warm, earthy, slightly spicy, and produces no soot when burning. I ordered the 5 oz. candle (mostly to test out if I'd like the scent), and the throw didn't quite reach the other end of my bedroom, so I think I'll order a larger size next time - now that I know how wonderful this scent is! The handwritten note you receive with your order is so sweet - the perfect extra touch. This scent IS Christmas in an adorable frosted jar.
I was first introduced to Pure Integrity and Victorian Christmas back when I lived near Buffalo, NY in early 2000. I have sinced moved to Washington State but every year, I buy the Victorian Christmas (and many more!) because they are the best candles I have ever tried. I, for years, was only buying Yankee Candles but never again. Pure Integrity candles are a strong scent - clean burning and an even burn. Victorian Christmas is a must for my every holiday season and smells just as described! Thanks Teresa & Jeffrey!
I have been a repeat customer with Pure Integrity for about a year now. I've tried many of the various scents and have found some go-to favs. This one is one of my favorites! I have a large 2-story great room, so I need strong scents that will fill a large room. Even though this scent is not one of the strongest, it fills my great room and is such a wonderful scent! I also love knowing these candles do not contain parafin and are safe to use. This is where I will continue to buy my candles!
I've purchased Victorian Christmas a couple of times; and I've purchased misteltoe and sugared spruce -- Victorian Christmas is still the favorite. It has a strong, fresh smell of pine and evergreen, which is perfect during the winter months. Misteltoe is a close second because it's a bit milder in scent -- I prefer a strong scent. Sugared spruce does smell like spruce with a hint of sugar -- it has a sweet overlay to it. It's not bad -- but I prefer Victorian Christmas.
Love, love, LOVE! I've purchased this candle during the fall season, and I look forward to light it when winter rolls in. I'm a true lover of the fall scents, and never have I gotten so pumped for a winter candle. This is a winner! Just enough evergreen for me, usually i'm not a fan of the smell. This is a dynamic smelling candle for sure! Has just the right notes of Christmas time. I'm sure the scent is even grander when warmed. I've been tempted to light it! :)
I haven't ordered in a while because these candles really last a long time. Recently, I lit a "regular" wax candle someone had given me and the scent wasn't a strong as my new candles from Pure Integrity and when I put it out, there was that black smoke that my Pure Integrity soy candles DO NOT have. The scent is wonderful and long lasting. I'll buy these candles again and again because of the quality and the customer service. Even a handwritten thank you note.
Now that I am elderly I have a small fake Christmas Tree. I missed the forest smell of the real trees; So I purchased this candle. It fills the house with the wonderful piney, forest smell that I love. I just took the cover off the jar and the house smells wonderful. I can not wait to actually light it. I know it will be almost completely smoke free just as the other candles from Pure Integrity are! The scent brings such good memories! Love it
I ordered the Victorian Christmas, Cranberry Spice and Cinnamon candles. I have issues with other scented candles, but these soy based candals I don't have issues with. The scent is I wonderful without being overwhelming. I am asthmatic... And I like the purity of soy based candles.
I arrived a gift card from a dear friend and I am so glad to learn about Pure Integrity Candles! I will definitely introduce this company to friends.
We burned this in a fairly large room with vaulted ceilings and it smelled fantastic! Once lit, this candle fills the room with a solid scent of Christmas! It was a very pleasing scent that in some way just evokes thoughts of Christmas! One of our favorites! Like other Integrity Candles, you won't find this candle to be obnoxious or overpowering. Last, you can feel good knowing you are not breathing in harsh chemicals!
This candle is AMAZING!! I love strong, earthy Christmas scents like Evergreen and Mistletoe. Something that smells like a Christmas tree! I read the reviews for this candle and decided to purchase this one as well.
SOOOO glad I did! I lit it and the house just smelled like home at Christmas. It is the perfect Christmas scent and it smells intoxicating! You NEED this candle for the holidays, you won't regret it!
Thank you for such great candles!! I love the fragrances that you provide as options!! I love soy candles because it leaves much less residue from burning compared to others that I've used in the past!! Much better!! I enjoy burning them in the kitchen and living room a few times during the week! Occasionally I'll open the windows and the neighbors comment on the smell in a GOOD WAY!! Thanks again and highly recommend!