fragrant jewels review

I am finally getting around to reviewing the candles that I mentioned a few months ago. I wanted to wait until I had burned all of the candles I ordered and got to experience the smell and find the ring inside. This is not at all sponsored. I am doing this out of my desire and not by any request.

These are Fragrant Jewels candles.

I ordered 3 candles originally. I wanted to get a mix and also get the free shipping which required 2-3 candles, depending on the size. I also had a free ring promotion.

They didn’t start off great. I didn’t get my free ring and one of the candles was broken upon arrival. They have no way to call them and I had to wait for an email. After waiting several days between emails and sending pictures of the broken candle for verification, they did make it right and sent me both a free ring and a replacement candle.

So the smell is nice. I got a lemon one, cranberry pear, and spiced apple. There is a decent amount of smell produced but not a whole lot so it doesn’t really fill a large space. They burn evenly. I was hoping to be able to use the glass containers after burning, but I wasn’t able to get the wick holder out of the bottom and there was a film on the inside. Plus the label did not come off easily so I gave up on that idea.

The rings are all similar. It is nice that you can order in your size and that they include a code to check how much each ring is worth. All of mine were the cheapest amount – $10. Some I like more than others. Here is a picture of each one:

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There are 5. One for each candle (I fished the one out of the broken candle) and one free ring. You can see the similarity in design. I think they are all glass.

So basically you get a $10 ring you can’t pick and may or may not like and a decent candle but you are going to shell out $25 plus shipping per candle. It seems to be better as a gift for someone you don’t know well or as a niche product. But the shipping isn’t always on time and with the issues with breaking, I’d suggest ordering way ahead if you are going to give it to someone.

Also a tip on getting the ring out – wait. Wait longer than you think. The entire packaging must be in liquid wax. It won’t stand up outside the candle. You will need tweezers. It will have wax on it. No matter how hard you try. The packaging helps but won’t keep all the wax out. I left my candle lit and fished out the ring. I placed it on paper towels and wiped off the wax. Then I peeled off the foil and wiped off more wax. Then I pulled the ring out of the plastic bag and used the tweezers to hang it over the candle and melt off any wax.

update on the ring candles

I am not to the point that I can write a full review but I can start.

To begin with, I finally heard back from them and they assured me that they were sending a replacement candle for the broken one. They asked for a picture first but are sending the replacement. The candle isn’t shattered but there is a long crack and I fear it dripping or shattering if I light it. They aren’t making me mail it back. They are also sending the free ring I was promised. I will have to wait for that to arrive to make my final call on the company.

I got the first candle down to the ring, or so I thought. The cranberry pear smells pretty good and burns evenly. I will be reusing the glass when it is done. It doesn’t add a lot of scent into the room but it does add some.

I normally don’t burn candles for long periods of time but I was really anxious to get to the first ring. It burned for a few hours daily until I was able to see the foil that covers the ring from the top of the candle today. The candle is less than an inch burned down so it has quite a bit of life left.

I learned that you need to wait until the foil extends above the wax line because of how the ring is placed (vertically). It gets stuck otherwise. I wanted it and I thought I could get it out with tweezers. I did succeed but the foil is still in the candle. I really should have let it burn for another hour. In the process of removing the ring, I accidentally punctured the foil and the bag. This caused the ring to be covered in wax.

A half hour of careful melting later, I managed to get the wax off.

I then went online and entered the code included with the ring to see if I won a free one and to check the value of the ring. I didn’t win. I thought it was worth $10 (the low end) and I was right. But it is pretty.

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There it is. My $10 ring included in a $25 candle. My total order cost was about $75 and by the end if all the rings are worth the low end, I will have $50 in rings and 3 glasses I can reuse. Not too bad. I will have to dig out that one in the broken candle.

Oh and the ring fits because you select the size when you purchase the candle which is awesome.

More review to come when I get the rest of the rings and the replacements.