CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Beautiful Day
Products: candle and wf bulbs
Area used in: living room
Time Period: end of February - mid April
Description: Experience the perfect spring day in New York City with a fragrance of sun-kissed apple mixed with a bouquet of daisies and fresh pink peonies
Missing notes: pear, cassis, lily of the valley, white peach, blonde woods
I've said over and over time and time again - I do not like candles based on bodycare...which I could care less about (although I will say that I do enjoy the Beautiful Day handsoap and pocketbac). Honestly I got this candle out of sheer desperation as for whatever strange reason, there are no good fresh floral spring scents this spring. Now I bought Beautiful Day way before I found that Spring was being released as a WB exclusive; I had I known that I would not have bought BD as it pales in comparison to Spring. And I didn't feel schlepping all the way back to GSP just to do one exchange so I decided to keep it. Moreover, and I'm gonna sound like the biggest hypocrite by admitting this, but I was drawn in by the packaging. As I love so close to NYC and am in various parts of it on a regularly basis and has fall head over heels with it,I totally fell for the label; it's cute! I mean come on, there's nothin like a stroll thru Central Park in spring, amirite? Anyhoo, I didn't buy the candle just for the label, that was just an added bonus; I did actually enjoy the scent....that is until I burned it.
So first of all, this candle has the dreaded curl wicks!
hot curly mess!!!
They form little Cs with the mushroom almost going into the wax. And as far as I know, there is no way to straighten them back up. The first couple of burns were pretty craptastic with the wax taking forever to completely melt. However once it got near mid-range, it started melting out a normal rate with no tunneling/canyoning. The throw is pretty strong; it filled my entire living room and kitchen area and it linger for hours after I blew the candle out. The wf bulbs however are a different story; the throw is practically nonexistent. I usually have 4 or 5 going throughout my living room and hallway and I smell practically nothing. It's like it's just pumping out air, totally useless.
So it smells like the bodycare and soap (I think the bodycare and soap smells better). It's in the same fresh and dewy "apple and flowers" family as Spring, Bloom and Garden Party (which I personally prefer floral scent-wise). It has a double whammy of fresh juicy green Granny Smith apples and pears. The bodycare notes also mentions cassis (aka blackcurrant) which I didn't get at all at first but after huffing the soap and pocketbac, there is something dark and tart in the background - a "phenolic" note if you will. However it's so faint, that even if someone you specifically that it's there, you probably won't pick it up. Floral-wise, you mostly get green daisies, dewy peony with hint of clean and sweet lily of the valley note all wrapped together in the woody musky embrace of cashmeran (aka "blonde woods")
This all sounds lovely and would under normal circumstances be a spring scent I would love but I did not enjoy as much I thought I would. I got a very offputting synthetic chemical smell that was kinda grossing me out. It's possible that I just got a bad batch or this particular incarnation of BD is effed up as I have heard no one else bring up this complaint. Whatever the case may be, it has turned me off to this candle and in the future will be sticking to the soap and pocketbac only.