Lynn’s Candles Review

Lynn’s Candles is a small home run business, owned by a very nice lady named Linda Rice.  I happened to come across her site one day by chance, and I liked what I saw.  Lynn’s Candles makes jar candles, votives, tarts, and many novelty shaped candles such as Coke glasses and dice.  A 16 oz. jar candle is $6.99, and you really can’t beat that!

Linda was pleased to send me a selection of tarts to review.  Let me just say, I am so glad I stumbled across her site!

The tarts I received.

It was REALLY hard for me to choose from her list of nearly 400 scents, but these are the ones I got:  Pineapple Cheesecake, Witches’ Brew, Alpine Snow Drift, Sun Breeze, Lemon Pound Cake, Mojito, Pumpkin Crunch Cake, Beach Linen, Caramel Apple Coffee, and Snow Berries.

The first thing you might notice, which was really my main problem with the tarts, was that they were packaged in plastic wrap.  This is usually a big no-no in the tart world, as certain kinds of plastic can leach the fragrance right out of the tarts.  Luckily, I had some spare cello bags from previous tarts I had melted, and repackaged them all quickly.  Since these tarts are 100 % soy, they were also kind of soft and a bit crumbly around the edges from being shipped.  I popped them in the fridge for a short time after they were repackaged, and they were good to go.

The labels are gorgeous, though.

My thoughts on each scent:

Caramel Apple Coffee–Since this tart was by far the strongest on cold sniff (I could smell it before I opened the box), I decided to melt it first.  Of course the top note was a very strong coffee, but after a while the coffee mellows out and you can catch the sweetness of the caramel and some of the apple.  This lingered in my house for hours even after I dumped it, so I would only order this if you are a BIG fan of coffee scents!  I liked it though.

Sun Breeze–This tart is named very well.  You can smell the bright sunny notes.  I would describe this as a floral laundry scent.  Very clean, perfect if you want to make your house smell like you just cleaned it even if you didn’t!

Snow Berries–I mainly got whiffs of winter berries with a background of pine.  This is not a sweet, juicy summer berry scent.  There is a bit of cinnamon in the background, but it’s not in your face spicy.  Nice, lighter winter scent.

Lemon Pound Cake–What a strong throw!  This tart definitely freshened my whole house.  It is a lot more lemony than it is bakery, and I think this was the first lemon scented tart where I got the “Lemon Pledge” notes that some have described.  But, I loved it!

Witches’ Brew–This is a very complex blend.  Notes I got were cinnamon, apples, grapes, pears, and a little hint of smoke.  It would seem that so many notes in one tart would be overbearing, but that was not the case at all.  I really like this as a fall scent, and it threw for many hours.

Beach Linen–Another great clean scent.  This is a laundry scent, but you can smell the watery notes as well as a light floral aroma.  VERY strong throw on this one, I loved it.

Pineapple Cheesecake–Sooooo yummy.  Main notes are sweet pineapple and tangy, creamy cream cheese.  You can also detect the cinnamon honey notes of the graham cracker crust in the background.  Medium throw on this one, it wasn’t in my face but I kept getting whiffs of it while it was melting.

Alpine Snow Drift–WOW.  Definitely my favorite scent of out the ones Linda sent me!  A strong blend of snowy, silvery pine, with a slight hint of mint in the background.  A perfect winter and holiday scent…I’m not sure how it’s done, but this scent just made me feel like it was winter even though I knew it was 97 degrees out.  🙂  LOVED LOVED LOVED it.

Mojito–This would be great for spring and summer!  I definitely thought it smelled like a cocktail, but not necessarily a mojito.  I could smell the rum, but there were no minty or lime notes.  Maybe it was a peach or mango?  I don’t think this scent was really mojito, but I liked it all the same.

Pumpkin Crunch Cake–Quintessential fall pumpkin scent.  Top note of bakery cinnamon, with other spice and buttery cake notes in the background.  I really like this and it is still throwing as we speak.  I like that it’s strong enough to scent a couple of rooms, but it’s not an eye-burning cinnamon like some others I have encountered.

I was really pleased with the selection of tarts I got from Lynn’s Candles.  The tarts, as I mentioned, are 100% soy, so I have no doubt if I would have left them to cure longer they would have gotten even better!  Linda is a very kind woman and easy to work with, and you can tell she really loves her craft.  Head on over to Lynn’s Candles and check out her scent list, it’s massive!  Add that to great prices and scents with big throws…you should give Lynn’s Candles a try!
Lynn’s Candles Website

*Note–I was sent these tarts at no cost for reviewing purposes, but that in no way influenced my results.  My thoughts and opinions are completely honest and my own.

About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on September 13, 2011, in home fragrance, review, tarts, wax. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. These all sound super yummy! Very nice review and photos! 😀
    I’ve put myself on lockdown, so I’ll have to virtual shop! hehe

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