When I first came across a jar of Voluspa Maison Noir Black Figue & Cypre Candle, I never would have thought that my $6.00 purchase normally would run for $27.00.
I initially spotted it at Marshall’s and the black color of the candle intrigued me and I figured it would give off a licorice scent, due to the fact that it was slammed on a shelf with other Halloween scented candles like candy corn.
At any rate, when I popped off the lid I was greeted with a gorgeous out of this world scent. It was exotic, mystical, warm and pleasing to the senses, and reminded me a lot of some sort of rich foreign imported perfume or spice.
Pin pointing exactly what this scent was, is hard because it is like a mixture of a bunch of different foreign delights. I can smell a light musk, with a strong manly like perfume that is light and fresh, and then you have a deeper darker and more purple and royal mix that sneaks in and tickles the senses. Combined the candle smells like a head shop, but more girly and less hippie.
I prayed that when I lit this baby up, it would give off the same delicious alluring fragrances that it as right there unlit in the jar.
I lit the candle up in a small room and waited for the candle to do it’s thing. Sadly it never did. I was expecting it to flood my room with its warm and magical scent, yet it barely could even disperse a bit of its scent into a 4 foot radius around where it was sitting. You really had to stand close to it in order to get just a subtle hint of the scent.
All in all, Voluspa Maison Noir Black Figue & Cypre was a waste of money. I feel sorry for those of you whom may have already purchased it, at it’s full overpriced price. It does not give off the same potent scent it does when unlit. In order to take in subtle hints of the scent you have to hover over the candle while it burns to smell it, and who wants to do that? Who does that?
I have to recommend skipping out on this one. You can find better, and finding better than this particular candle will not be hard.
I really was disappointed in this one though, because it could have been such a great candle had it actually dispersed the lovely mystical fragrance better. If it had, this one could have easily been my favorite candle of all time, sadly if I can’t smell it while I burn it, I can’t recommend it.