Sunday, November 2, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review

I am so excited about this post!  Old Factory Candles sent me this lovely candle gift set to review!

According to Old Factory's Product Description:
Old Factory candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house - kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are sold exclusively on Amazon.

 Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are available in a wonderful range of fun collections:

Fall Harvest - Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves
Happy Holidays - Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread
Winter Wonderland - Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow
Romance - Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate
Fresh & Clean - Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen
Spa Day - Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea
Vacation - Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi
Coffee Shop - Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea
Man Cave - Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany
High as a Kite - Cannabis, Incense, Bag O' Cookies
New Born Baby - Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket
50 Shades - Leather, Jasmine Bubbles, Vanilla Sex

Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are exclusively available at

 I chose to review the gift set, "Fresh & Clean."  I wanted something that would be appropriate anywhere in my tiny apartment throughout the year.  This collection has definitely not disappointed me.  I have thoroughly enjoyed these candles while sitting at my desk reading and writing for my second round of comprehensive exams, blogging, and generally hanging out on the internets. :-)

When I pulled these candles out of the box, I'll admit that they were a bit smaller than I anticipated.  I guess I'm still getting used to what 2 oz. really looks like.  The lids fit well, and the labels are very well attached (no worries about them flaking off the steam from a hot bath!).  They have a nice weight, and the glass is sturdy.  (They already took a tumble, unlit, and were fine!)

Before burning them, I smelled them individually.  I was really surprised about how much I enjoyed each of them individually.  When I ordered this collection, I was a bit skeptical about Lemongrass, since lemon scents are not usually my favorite.  However, I was very pleasantly surprised!  They are all very lovely scents.

Lemongrass - clean lemon scent with a hint of sweet.
Olive Blossom - a delicate floral scent that reminds of walking through a flower garden.
Fresh Linen - a crisp scent that reminds me of that fresh out of the bath smell.

They burn very cleanly, and are the perfect size for any space.  I recommend burning the set together.  When I sampled the olive blossom solo, I really couldn't smell it.  However, burning all three together creates a lovely and dynamic scent that has quite a throw distance! This gift set definitely lives up to its name, Fresh & Clean!

I must say that as a graduate student on a tight budget, $25 for a candle gift set is definitely a splurge.  However, if you are in search for a gift for yourself or someone else, these are worth the cost.  I will be enjoying this set for quite some time while studying, relaxing, and entertaining friends!

Disclosure: Old Factory Candles sponsored this review by providing samples for review. This postis also powered by Brandbacker. Information about Old Factory Candles is gleaned from their product information available on the box and at  All opinions and pictures are my own.