THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Mint Chocolate
Area used in: main bedroom
Time Period: December - New Years (weekends)
Description: Indulge in this minty and merry blend of cool peppermint, creamy milk and rich dark chocolate
As you all know, I'm not into the candy/sugary/bakery/gourmand candles at all! Moreover, I hate the smell of Mint Chocolate anything.
So why did I got this candle you ask?
I wanted to get out of my comfort zone a bit. Also I typically get a gourmand candle to burn in the morning/afternoon on the weekends, i.e Espresso Bar, Pumpkin Caramel Latte, Cider Donuts, etc. I wanted something that smelled uniquely Christmas-y. It was either this or Merry Cookie and I decided to go with this...and I'm sooooooooooooo glad I did cuz this candle is AMAZIIIIIIIINNNNNG!!! Mint Chocolate is the only other candle besides Espresso Bar and my beloved Black Pepper Bergamot that I let burn allll day!
First of all the performance on this bad boy was fan-F***IMG-tastic!!!! The wicks sported thick mushroom tops which lead to big healthy high steppin flames. However the flames did kinda nub out a little as it got close to the bottom but they still melted the wax evenly so that's all that matters. The wax pool was always very deep and even. And OMG the wax color...the wax melted into this gorgeous bright emerald color. I don't even like the color green and I was like "damn, that's really beautiful!"
Finally the scent. I mean it's pretty basic..it's smells like mint chocolate, plain and simple.
Think York Peppermint Patties...Andy's Mints...Chicago's Frango Chocolates...mint chocolate ice cream...mint chocolate cookies or macarons (like on the cover)...it smells like all of those.
Usually chocolate in home fragrance comes off smelling really artificial and plastic-y...but not in this candle. It smells like legit bittersweet dark chocolate. And the mint note is really fresh and cooling. And the two notes don't overpower each other but rather blends together beautifully. And the throw is pretty strong however it doesn't choke you out or causes headaches but rather wraps around you like a cozy blanket!
Now Mint Chocolate has a rival in the form of Buttercream Mint and everyone has been goin nuts for it...except me. I personally don't get the hype; to me it smells like mint covered buttered popcorn, not appealing at all. However both burn beautifully and melt into a gorgeous verdant pool. If you're stuck with conundrum of deciding which one to get, I say go with Mint Chocolate.I promise you won't regret it!