A few months ago, I discovered this company called Charmed Aroma Candles on Facebook. They sell 100% soy candles which contain a ring worth anywhere from $10 up to $5,000. At first, I was really skeptical about idea. How could they possibly afford to give away rings inside their candles? Do their candles cost an arm and a leg in order for them to make a profit or something? I just didn’t understand the concept nor how they could even afford to send out all these rings. After a lot of research, I determined that they must only have a limited quantity of rings costing over $200 since most of the reveals I watched online stated that their rings were on average between $50-$100. Still, some of them looked beautiful. I decided to try one out just to see what all the fuss was about.
The candles cost roughly $28 then depending on shipping and handling it could run you up to about $40. Since the company is based out of Toronto, Ontario my shipping would’ve put me at $34. Not horrendous but still rather expensive for a candle. But then considering how much Yankee Candles and Bath and Body Works candles can be, it does seem reasonable. When I went online to their website, it stated that there was a seven week delay! A seven week delay for a candle!? I ended up Facebook messaging the company to see if this was a mistake as there was no way I was going to wait seven weeks for a candle. The owner got back to me about 24 hours later and explained that there had been such a blow up of orders over the summer, they were running low on stock and trying to catch up. They informed me that if the website was now stating there was a seven week wait time, that is likely how long I would have to wait. The company did mention though that I would not be disappointed. Hmmm. Decisions. Decisions. Even though the wait time seemed ridiculous, I informed the company that I run a [relatively small] blog and wanted to do a review on their product in hopes that would perhaps speed up the delivery time. They never did get back to me on that one but it only ended up taking three and a half weeks for my candle to arrive so who knows?
I ordered the “Vanilla Crepe” scented one since I do love a good sweet smelling candle. When the package arrived, I was pretty overwhelmed by the scent and started panicking thinking I had made a terrible mistake. It didn’t smell like vanilla at all. It actually smelled closer to a buttery scent! Think buttered popcorn Smackers lip chap. Not pleasant for a candle (in my opinion), however; after opening up the box and taking a whiff of the actual candle, I determined that the strong scent must have just been because it was sealed in the box for so long. The candle itself did have a soft sweet smell to it and was not overpowering by any means.
I was quite pleased with how the candle came packaged to me as well. It was sealed in a cardboard box and thoroughly wrapped in bubble wrap. Everything was intact and even if the box had been damaged, I think the candle would have been well protected.
It fit perfectly inside my candle holders from Bath and Body Works which made me happy because I often have a hard time finding candles (other than those sold from B&B) that properly fit in these holders. Basically, as soon as I had it set up on the book shelf, I lit it up. Some reveals I have watched stated that people let theirs burn for several hours in one day so they could get their rings. This didn’t seem right to me. I like to enjoy candles and let them burn slowly over a few days or even weeks so I didn’t want it to burn through in one day. Seems pretty pointless especially if you’re spending upwards of $40 for one candle.
I burned the candle on and off for about 2-3 hours per day for three days before I was able to see the tin foil. Truth be told, I probably could have gotten it out sooner but the foil was placed directly behind the candle’s logo so until I turned the candle around yesterday in the holder, I hadn’t actually been able to see it sticking out. Oh well.
Now, I highly suggest you blow the candle out before you go digging around in it! Even the website states to do this! I’ve watched SO many reveals online where people are burning themselves trying to get at this small piece of foil while the candles are still lit. People! You can always relight the candle after you get the foil out and wax won’t dry up that quickly that you can’t get out your ring! C’mon! Think first! So after blowing out the flames, I used tweezers to pull out the foil wrapper then wiped off the excess wax.
The ring comes in a small zip lock baggie with a code attached to it. It’s then wrapped in the foil so it does take a little effort to get to the ring because the wax is slippery. Once I got the ring out I was pleasantly surprised that it was a sapphire since that’s my birthstone. I’ve been wondering if Charmed Aroma adds birthstone rings to the mix of general rings and then sends out a specific amount that they know will be delivered in September because mine was the fourth or fifth sapphire ring I’ve seen on their website and up until September, I’d never seen them send one with this stone before but I have seen people receive other birthstone rings according to which month the candle was delivered in. Luck of the draw I suppose!? So anyways, back to my ring…after getting it out of the plastic wrap, I took the code and went online. My ring appraised at $60, which in my opinion, does seem pretty high for how it looks but then again, I have seen some pretty expensive costume jewelry out there so maybe it is right after all?
Now, I do have two issues with these rings. First is that they only come in sizes 6-8 and it’s basically you get what you get kinda thing. Obviously, I could go and get the ring sized but really do I want to size costume jewelry? It’ll end up costing me more money than the ring is probably worth. I would say that the ring I received is about a 7 and my ring size is a 5.5. It fits on both my index fingers but that’s a little uncomfortable given the actual size of the ring. I wish you there was a way you could tell the company the size of your fingers and they would send you a candle with a ring inside according to what you have stated. It might be a little extra work for them but in the long run I think it would pay off!
My second issue isn’t to do with the company. It’s to do with the greedy people online complaining because all the rings are “fake”. Listen, you’re buying a candle that comes with a FREE ring. If you want a crazy expensive ring then I suggest you go out to People’s or Ben Moss and buy yourself one because chances are the ring you receive isn’t going to be worth a boat load of money. From the reveals I’ve watched, I’ve seen maybe 10 or 11 that state their rings are worth more than $200. The company itself has even said for the really expensive rings, you will only receive a code. You then contact them and they’ll ship you your ring so obviously if you receive a ring in your candle, it’s not the $5,000 one. To be honest, I’ve never watched a reveal that shows the person only receiving a code so I think it’s VERY rare to get an expensive ring but like I said, you’re buying a candle not a ring so get over it.
All and all, I really enjoyed the candle. It’s only about 1/3 burned down too which is nice because now I can occasionally light it and really enjoy the scent. One thing I would like to see is some holiday scents from Charmed Aroma. I noticed that they only have four candles to choose from. Vanilla Crepe, Sweet Pea, Velvet Peach, and Emerald Lime. I think adding in Fall scents as well as Christmas/Holiday season scents would help boost sales. But then again, considering I was told there was a seven week wait time, it looks like they’re doing all right as it is!
I’m really looking forward to trying this concept again but perhaps next time I’ll try “Jewelry In Candles“. It’s the same idea, only you choose the jewelry you want (ie ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings) as well as the size of your fingers (if choosing the ring item) then it appears they send you what they have in stock according to what you’ve chosen; which is really what I think Charmed Aroma should look into. I should also mention that I have read many reviews that state the rings have turned the wearers finger green which can happen with any form of metal but it is something to keep in mind in case your skin is very sensitive. I also wouldn’t recommend washing your hands or showering with it on but then you really shouldn’t do that with expensive jewelry either!
Anyways thanking for reading my review on this candle and check out my ring below! Just ignore my ugly hand/fingers! haha 🙂
**All opinions are my own. I was in no way compensated for my thoughts on this review**