11 days ago
I've probably spent $500 on AB candles in the last year. Not sure why as I'm not 100% satisfied. The good: Burns well - not a single candle wasted wax. Burns long. Scents are generally good - complex, not synthetic (I don't like Bath & body works -- only two scents in the entire store that I like and one is discontinued). The BAD: Scent throw is lacking in almost all the candles. The floral candles have particularly bad scent throw (Peony, Jasmine, Savanah -- practically scentless). Some of the scents are just bad -- Gardenia Tuberose is noxious. I think they have a Tuberose problem - I love fresh tuberoses but any AB candle that includes that scent is kind of gross (Charleston). A lot of people like Havana, and I agree. It's a great scent, but again, the throw is very poor. Wailea is a fantastic scent (the best of the floral) but the throw is only mild-moderate. The best throws are Stonehenge (which I did not like at all) and Kashmir (which I was on the fence about and ultimately decided to not repurchase.) If you like those scents, I think you'll be happy. For me, the only 5 star candle I bought was the Hinoki Wood. I don't even know what Hinoki is but the scent is fantastic and the throw is good. I recommend you buy on amazon as they allow free returns (but they only sell certain scents).
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