Afrodite Candle Co.
[Black Womxn] Candle
The wine candle that'll have you drunk in love.
Why Is it Burn-Worthy?
I'll admit when we received this candle I was super excited for 3 reasons.
1) A candle with such a deep black wax seemed really interesting and I absolutely had to watch it melt!
2) I had never smelled a wine-inspired candle, so obviously, my curiosity was peaked.
3) As a black woman, the name and meaning behind this candle just simply resonated with me on a more personal level.
But, you definitely don't need to be a black woman to enjoy this candle.
The scent is true to form, and smells like a good ol' glass of red wine, with black cherry taking center stage. However, I can't say it's super fruity because the oak smooths it out just a bit so that it's not too fruit-heavy. Plus, black cherry isn't much of a tutty fruity type scent to begin with. The notes, like the wax, are deep, dark, and smooth.
This Candle Is Perfect For You If...
This candle is a great opportunity to support a black-owned business while adding a pretty unique candle to your collection. Wine lovers beware, you might find yourself drunk in love with this one. In terms of placement, I'd keep this baby for the bedroom, as it has such a smooth and good-for-bedtime aroma to it.
Hand-poured in Fort Worth, TX.
Fragrance Top Notes: Black Current, Apple
Fragrance Middle Notes: Black Cherry, Red Wine, Clove
Fragrance Bottom Notes: Oak, Amber, Vanilla
Burn Time: 50 Hrs.
Approx. Weight: 10 oz.
Recommended Room Size: Small to Large
Wax Type: Soy
Vegan & Phthalate-Free
[Black Womxn] Candle
Candle Sizing Guide
5 oz. or Smaller
These candles perform best in areas that are small or that are in your proximity, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms or on your nightstand.
6 oz. - 10 oz.
These candles perform best in medium sized enclosed areas, such as a bedroom, home office or even a spacious master bathroom.
11 oz. or Larger
These candles perform best in larger spaces such as kitchens, living rooms, or master bedrooms.
Single Wick vs. Multi-Wick
In addition to candle size, wicks matter too. Typically, a single-wick candle performs better in a single room, while multi-wick candles are better suited for multiple rooms or open floor plans.
Candle Care [Tips You Should Know]
1) Trim Your Wick
Before each burn, you must trim your wick to 1/4 inch. This stabilizes the flame, which helps prevent soot/smoke and wick mushrooming, creating a safer, cleaner & better burn.
2) The Pool Rule
Before extinguishing your candle, you should allow it to burn long enough to completely melt the entire surface of the wax. This is called a full melt pool and it's the best way to prevent candle tunneling. Tunneling happens when you have wax that doesn't get melted, so it continues to cling to the sides of the vessel, creating a tunnel effect the more and more you use the candle. It's a waste of wax and should be avoided if possible.
3) Burn Responsibly
Make sure you place your candle in an area that is at least a few feet away from drapes, curtains or other flammable objects.
When burning candles near kids or pets, make sure it is out of reach for them.
Always keep an eye on a burning candle and never leave the house when a candle is lit.
Candles are not meant to be burned for longer than 4 hours. Do not leave it burning all day and be sure to extinguish any candles before going to sleep.
Once a candle is down to its last 1/2 inch of wax, the candle is done. Continuing to burn a candle beyond this point may cause the vessel to crack and is considered hazardous.