I LOVE candles. I’m seriously addicted to them. So much so that I have plenty of flameless candles around my home for those times I want to “see” candles, but I don’t want to light any (for various reasons – psycho cats usually – ha ha).
I find candles to be mesmerizing and very soothing to watch. I’m not even exaggerating when I say I have candles going every day (real or flameless). I prefer real over flameless, because you don’t have the delightful flicking flame to watch with the flameless (which is why they are called “flameless” of course).
I also like real candles because I can get them in a variety of scents. I prefer fall scents (pumpkin) and holiday scents (pine, evergreen), but I also enjoy trying out other scents.
I was recently sent to review some lovely candles from a brand called Backyard Candles.
A unique thing about Backyard Candles that makes them stand out from other candle brands is that there candles are made using up-cycled coconut vessels. Backyard Candles makes beautiful coconut candles that naturally fit in with any home décor. Each candle is handmade with up-cycled coconut shells that otherwise would have been tossed away, polluting the environment.
Another unique thing about Backyard Candles is that their fragrances are numbered to match the weeks of the year. For example, I currently have candle fragrance #43 burning. The scent is Apples and Maple Bourbon. The candle scent prior to this one, #42, is Apple Cider Donuts. Next week, #44 is Pumpkin Soufflé.
Numbering the scents only guides customers into finding the right candle scents to match the seasons. You DO NOT need to purchase ONLY the scents to match the season/weeks that you are in. You can purchase whatever scent you’d like at any time.
I was sent some candles to try out for myself. I received the following scents;
Apples and Maple Bourbon (#43)
This one is an absolute Fall favorite. Fresh apples wonderfully blended with vanilla, maple, and a generous amount of bourbon make this a rich and warm treat for your nose. Enjoy. Notes of Apple, Cinnamon, Orange, Bourbon, Butter, Maple, and Vanilla.
This one I have been burning the past few day because it has a great autumn scent to it. It fits in perfectly with our Halloween and autumn décor.
I can easily smell the vanilla, maple and apple. I’m not picking up the bourbon, per say, but I can smell that there is something else there aside from the vanilla, maple and apple. So what I am smelling might be the bourbon (I haven’t smelled real bourbon in decades!).
This scent is not over powering, which is great because some scents trigger my husband’s migraines. I can smell it well enough in the kitchen (where I burn a lot of candles to keep them away from the cats), and in the living room (the next room over) I can smell it, but it’s a more subtle scent which is fine.
Citrus top notes, a pine and berry core, and earthy undertones capture the aroma of an evergreen forest, but with a festive twist. This fragrance is just as special as the time of year it represents. Notes of Camphor, Eucalyptus, Red Currant, Lemon Peel, Cypress, Fir and Pine.
I LOVE this scent! I cannot wait to burn this at Christmas time. Every time I take a whiff of this I am reminded of Christmas.
I love Christmas scents, but to be honest, I have a hard time finding good ones. I guess I’m overly picky when it comes to Christmas scents whereas I find there are more autumn scents, so its a lot easier to find good ones.
This scent IS Christmas! I can definitely smell the Fir and Pine. I’m not sure about the other scents, only because I haven’t burned it yet. So those scents might come through once it’s lit.
Coffee and Cream (#2)
This coffee scented candle is made just the way you want it, with extra cream! A wonderful blend of rich hazelnut coffee, vanilla bean, and chocolate gives this fragrance a dessert-like aroma that may or may not replace your after dinner coffee and pie.
OH HOW I LOVE THIS SCENT! You can truly smell the hazelnut and vanilla. It reminds me of being in a fancy coffee house. It is SO GOOD!
This scent is something you can enjoy year round. I think it’s perfect for the fall/winter season too. I’m not sure why. It just reminds me of fall/winter.
My husband doesn’t like coffee. He picked upon what this scent was the moment he got home when I was burning it. That should tell you how good this smells if a non-coffee drinker knew exactly what the scent was.
Peppermint Eucalyptus (#21)
A perfect pairing, peppermint, and eucalyptus come together to create a revitalizing fragrance. Infused with eucalyptus, corn mint, cedarwood, and patchouli essential oils to create a well-rounded candle that is both upscale and inviting. A smooth blend of middle notes and musky base adds balance to this refreshing fragrance.
This is an interesting scent. The mind is light and not too strong. Peppermint can come off as too strong sometimes. This mint is a bit more muted. The same goes for the eucalyptus. That is another strong scent, but it’s not strong in this candle. I can also smell a touch of patchouli.
My husband said this is a more “manly scent.” I guess in a way it could be. I’ll make sure to burn this candle when he’s home, like after work and on weekends.
Lavender & Sage (#26)
This candle is meant for those who prioritize relaxation. A luscious blend of chamomile, lavender, sage, rosemary, and more come together to create an aroma perfect for me time! Put your feet up, you deserve this. Notes of Lavender, Camphor, Chamomile, Sage, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Cedar.
I love the smell of lavender, but I’m not much of a fan of sage. However, this candle scent is not bad.
This reminds me of something you would burn at a spa. It has that “luxury” appeal to it.
My husband says this smells like something you would burn in the bathroom when soaking in a hot tub. LOL! OK, I guess that goes along with my “spa” thoughts.
I haven’t burned this candle yet, so I can’t comment on how it smells when lit.
Backyard Candles do not all come in coconut vessels. They do have other containers as well. They have glass containers and galvanized buckets. The glass containers are made from upcycled beer and wine bottles.
The brand has some really nice gift sets. They also have a subscription service, which is a great idea for candle lovers. You can purchase month to month, six months or a full year. A subscription would make a great gift!
If you would like to learn more about Backyard Candles, visit BackyardCandles.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook and Instagram. Those links are found on the bottom of their website.
*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.