THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Thankful ~ Chestnut & Clove
Products: candle and wf bulb
Area used in: bedroom
Time Period:Black Friday til New Years Day
Description: This luxurious blend of rich chestnut, aromatic cedar and freshly ground cloves evokes happy Thanksgiving memories with family and friends
This candle is a testament to how the right marketing and new look/name can turn a candle into an instant hit. For years, this candle could not get a break - back in day when it was called Winter Cabin people were kinda intrigued but in the end it was completely overlooked by the overabundance of holiday bakery scents. Then in 2012 and again in 2013, it came out with a generic new name and the most boring and basic label ever and it was completely ignored. When I tried it for the first time in 2013, I was blown away and kicked myself for looking past it. When I wrote my review of it, I emphatically implored people to give this candle a try but people weren't listening. And much to my dismay and disappointment, it disappeared. Fast forward to 2015, I had already my remaining C&C last year and bought a 2012 version from a friend but refused to burn and had gone on Evilbay to find more only to see a few being sold for $50+ when all over a sudden it miraculously appeared in the Thanksgiving collection. I couldn't believe my eyes! Despite it being released as a fall scent, I was refused to complain! They finally appeared online and popped up in stores and I for one could not be happier. Suddenly this forgotten and overlooked scent was not blowing up on social media and both ol'schoolers and newbies alike were going apeshit for it! Again, it's all about the marketing!
Now a quite a substantial number of people were complaining about the burn. Lately I've been burning mine in a candle sleeve and it's been burning like a champ. Right before I wrote this review, I burned the candle so I could take a picture. Sure enough, it was tunneling! I did the good ol aluminum foil trick and TADA, there was a full and deep pool. That said, if your Thankful candle is acting up, put it in a sleeve or warp it in foil. The throw has been great - it has what I call a "warm blanket" throw; it would be too overwhelming if it had a strong knockout throw.
Scent-wise, this is kinduva hard sell and very difficult to describe. You would think with the combination of chestnut and spices that it would smell very gourmand and bakery but NOPE! The blend smells more aromatherapy-ish than bakery. Then there's the addition of both cedar and pine (not mentioned in the notes) that gives it a woodsy/outdoorsy feel which further adds to the aromatherapy-ishness of this scent. It kinda reminds me of Winter (another Slatkin era holiday classic that is super hard to describe) in the sense that you have a gourmand note that's not used as a gourmand scent with spices but it doesn't smell bakery and it has added wood/piney notes that makes it smell outdoorsy. They're both conceptual scents that conjure a scene/environment with notes that you don't think would go together but they totally do.
I can not hype this scent enough and I love that so many people are diggin this scent so much; it's finally gettin it's due! It's such a sophisticated, elegant and luxurious scent that's just so perfect for the holidays. If you haven't already, I highly recommend that ya'll stock up cuz it's starting to disappear from stores and eventually from online as well