Anyone who knows me knows that I have a thing for candles. A major thing. At any given time, I will have three or four different candles opened. It's about choices, people. One night, I want my cafe au lait scented candle to fill the room with the familiar smells of a Parisian coffee shop. Other times, I enjoy my vanilla cupcake scented candle, put on a party hat and pretend it's my birthday. Okay, not really. But you get my point. I'm pretty much a candle fiend.
But sometimes, you just long for a different scent, something that won't send you into a sugar coma by lighting it. Sure, I've smelled the campfire scents, my in-laws have a whiskey scented candle, there are candles out there that smell like bacon, too. That's why it was pretty exciting to receive a set of Old Factory Candles in the mail. I felt like this was an early birthday present, it even came in a lovely package!
|It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....|
Now, a little bit of background information here, my husband has recently stumbled upon to the Art of Manliness blog and has taken quite the interest in the old fashioned art of shaving. We even purchased a shaving kit for him for his birthday, complete with a brush, shaving soap and a safety razor. So, when I learned that Old Factory Candles creates a trio of scents called "Man Cave," there was no doubt in my mind that those would be the candles I would share with my husband. The three scents included in the trio are "Straight Razor," "Mahogany," and "Leather." My husbands grandfather is a leather artisan, so that just made these candles all the more perfect for our family!
Now, when my husband learned of these candles, his interest was piqued, to say the least. Normally, I am the candle hoarder in our household, but when he learned of these amazing scents, he was anticipating their arrival! When they finally landed in our mailbox, he was more than a little excited to open them up, light them and experience their amazing scents. I mean, look at that face! It's just like the face of a little kid on Christmas!
It was the moment of truth, when it came time to open up the box. Would these smell like every other candle out there on the market? Are they haphazardly put together with sub-par standards? But, we were pleasantly surprised when we opened the package.
The hubby even got a little playful, once again, just like a little kid checking out what Santa brought him! He immediately went for the "Straight Razor" scented candle, intrigued at the thought of what it would smell like. Tentatively, he opened the lid, and suddenly, we could smell the scent of shaving soap. Not too strong, not too weak, it was the perfect strength to fill the room with the scent. For me, it reminded me of my grandfather and the times he would spend in the bathroom, shaving mug in hand, whisking away his five o' clock shadow with precision. Scent invokes memories, and it was such a nice experience, lighting that candle and being transported back to a simpler time.
The Mahogany and Leather scents were equally as amazing. There is just something so comforting about lighting a candle and just relaxing and taking in the ambiance and scent. We did learn, however, that you cannot shave with a candle, despite being labeled "Straight Razor." But that's okay, the scents more than make up for it!
|You can't shave with a candle, who knew!|
All in all, I was very pleased with my new trio of Old Factory Candles! Not only do they have their "Man Cave" trio of scents, but also offer an incredible array of other scents! Check them all out below. Click on each picture to learn more about that trio of scents!
Plus, the best part about these candles are that they are hand-poured in the United States with all-natural soy wax. Their cotton wicks are self trimming, so that means you can put those scissors away! I absolutely love the way that these candles burn clean, no nasty smoky smell! Despite their small size and appearance, these candles burn for approximately 20 hours! Plus, their minimalistic jar design make them great to use in any room of the house - no clashing colors or decorating troubles here!
If you also have a candle-lover in your life, I can tell you first-hand, that these candles would make the perfect holiday gift for them. But guess what? Corter Moon and Old Factory Candles have teamed up to bring you a giveaway! That means you can win your very own set of Old Factory Candles! Entering is easy! Just use the giveaway widget below to enter! The giveaway is open to residents of the United States, only. Will run from 11/16 - 11/30!
Note: Corter Moon received one or more products described in this post for free in exchange for a written review. All opinions are my own.