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Product Review: Glade Scented Oil Candles

Good: Smells good
Bad: Burns up in five minutes

Conclusion: Waste of money, go with traditional candles

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doobieous
Dec. 21st, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
Glade is full of liars and theives. They claim candles can't scent a room like their oil candles. Liars, I've had friends who burned ONE candle and the room smelled like the candle in minutes.
democritus
Dec. 21st, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
The crazy thing is they actually make nice candles that are too expensive but they're still awesome.
doobieous
Dec. 21st, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
See? THEIVES!
zette
Dec. 21st, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
I got one of those for the bathroom and it was gone in hours- and it was a pretty full rocks glass sized candle! RIP OFF!
crankyasanoldma
Dec. 21st, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
Have you ever noticed how big the freshener section is getting in Target, grocery stores, etc? Oh my god, all those scent products!
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democritus
Dec. 21st, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah and they all make a base oproduct that is cheap but requires expensive refills. Smart, those people.
rue_deday
Dec. 21st, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
There is a Glade commercial on TV (not right now as far as I know, but, you know, currently) that talks about their "essential oil" scents. One of these scents? Snow. They got some essential oil out of snow for the candle. "Water" is apparently an essential oil. Cracks me up.
scotticher
Dec. 23rd, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
Better yet? Buy one of those candle warmers. You can get them on sale at Michaels for $4.95. Then buy a cheap votive holder from WalMart for less than a buck and a Yankee Candle Votive. You can pull the wick out from the bottom, along with the metal thingie. You now have wax only. Pop it in the votive holder and on to the candle warmer. When you turn off the candle warmer at the end of the evening, the candle will solidify and you'll get just as much scent out of it the next time you turn on the warmer. And for a few more weeks, even if you use it daily. THEN, when the scent finally starts to disappear? (This will take a month or more) You can either dump it and start over with another candle OR....you can go to the local soap making store and buy a bottle of scent and put in a couple of dropper fulls.

I haven't bought a candle in years, and am still working on the first bottle of essential scent that I bought. Yes, I'm frugal. But mostly I do it this way so I don't have open flame or smoke to contend with.

Merry Christmas, baby!
democritus
Dec. 23rd, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
That's a great idea, thanks! Merry christmas!
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