AQUIESSE Luxe Linen Candle Review & Pictures

AQUIESSE Portfolio Collection Luxe Linen Candle Review & PictureYou may have noticed that the only candle brand I’ve ever reviewed was Slatkin & Co. That’s because I’ve never owned any other candles…until now!

I was recently introduced to AQUIESSE, which is a luxury home fragrance brand founded by Michael Joseph. I never heard about them before.

Their candles are made from soy beans and/or coconuts. And, to quote the press kit, “organic and/or renewable resources, including essential oils, are used whenever possible without jeopardizing the effectiveness or stability of the products.”

They use lead-free wicks, and “each and every product is meticulously crafted by true artisans who take pride in their work.”

AQUIESSE fans include celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Denise Richards, Tori Spelling, Ali Landry, and Ben Stiller.

Hehe, I don’t know about you, but I can’t picture Ben Stiller burning any candles. I can picture him joking around, biting into one, or knocking one over and causing a lawn to burst into flames, though. But who knows? Everyone needs to relax, and candles are a great way to calm yourself down…especially if you’re meeting the Fockers for the first time or you’re trapped in a museum at night and all the stiffs are coming to life. :P

Let me tell you a little about my thoughts on the AQUIESSE Luxe Linen Candle.

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AQUIESSE Portfolio Collection Luxe Linen Candle Review & Picture

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AQUIESSE Portfolio Collection Luxe Linen Candle Review & Pictures

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Claims: TRUSTED

    Fresh & relaxing scent
    Infused with the fragrances of warm linen, herbal tea & smooth sandalwood
    Long, clean burn

Key Notes

  • Name: AQUIESSE Luxe Linen Candle
  • Collection: Portfolio Collection
  • Amount: 2 oz. (This is the travel tin size. To give you an idea of the size, it’s slightly more than a mini Slatkin & Co. candle, which is 1.6 oz.)
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR. I did some research, and it looks like the retail price of the travel tin is around $5 USD.)
  • Where to Find Aquiesse Candles: Various retailers nationwide including Ambrosia Candles, Arcadia NYC, Bloomingdale’s, Candle Delirium, Candle Luxury, Candles Off Main, Planet Beauty, Scents and Sprays, Zanadia & ZGO Store (I’ve seen this brand’s candles sometimes sold at Chapters/Indigo.)
  • More Information: The official AQUIESSE website is currently under construction, but is supposed to launch soon. I’m not sure if they’ll later offer online shopping.

AQUIESSE Luxe Linen Candle Review

Fragrance

You know when you wash your clothes and hang them up to dry on a sunny day? That’s what the Luxe Linen candle by AQUIESSE smells like to me. It definitely is very fresh and clean-smelling like a pleasant laundry detergent.

When I smelled it directly from the tin without burning it first, it had a perfume-y quality. I found that the scent was much softer when I lit the candle compared to the way it smelled right out of the tin.

I agree with the product claims that it’s a relaxing scent. I associate this smell with happy times and warm weather. The linen scent is definitely there, the sandalwood makes it an inviting fragrance, and the slight herbal notes I can detect make me think of the outdoors.

Scent Throw

The scent while lit was very light – much lighter than when I smelled the cold candle. But I didn’t expect it to be really strong considering how tiny it is. This size is only suitable for a very small room. If you use it in a large, open area, you’ll hardly smell it.

When I left it opened in a very small room, I could smell it a little even when it was unlit. But it’s by no means a heavy or strong scent.

Burning

I’m pleased to say that it burned cleanly and evenly. Also, I was surprised that despite it being such a small candle, it lasted a long time. I burned it for 3 hours straight the first time and then a second time for about 4 hours. The wax only went down slightly – about a quarter of an inch.

According to PR, the small travel candle has an average burn time of 20+ hours. That sounds pretty accurate based on my experience with this candle.

Packaging

The mainly silver tin packaging is very elegant and simple. The best way for me to describe the label design on the lid is beachy royalty! I know that sounds strange, but the seahorses remind me of the water and the beach, yet the classy emblem looks really rich.

I love how the lid screws on securely. This AQUIESSE candle is definitely great for traveling with because you don’t have to worry about the lid accidentally popping off in your suitcase.

The only strange thing is that nowhere on the tin does it say exactly how many grams (or ounces) there are in this candle. I did research online to find out.

Price

This retails for around $5 USD, which is definitely not a lot, but compared to other scented candles in a similar size, it’s a bit more. It’s probably because the packaging is really sturdy and doesn’t feel cheap.

    Pros
  • Fresh, clean & relaxing scent
  • Burns clean
  • Elegant packaging
  • Travel size is a tin with a screw-on lid
    Cons
  • Tin size has a very light scent throw that’s only good for very small rooms
  • Not easy to find in stores for Canadians (although I did see an AQUIESSE candle sold at Indigo/Chapters once)
  • More expensive than other scented candles that are around the same size

Final Verdict: 6.5/10

The AQUIESSE Luxe Linen travel tin scented candle has a perfume-y, fresh laundry detergent kind of fragrance that reminds me of happy childhood memories. And I like the sleek packaging and the screw-on lid.

But what ultimately made me deduct major points was that the scent throw was very weak and is mainly suitable for very small rooms. This is a scent that would be much more impressive in a larger size.

Have you tried any AQUIESSE scented candles? Do you like fresh fragrances that smell like just-cleaned laundry? Do you ever take your candles with you when you travel?

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6 thoughts on “AQUIESSE Luxe Linen Candle Review & Pictures

  1. Carmela

    Love the packaging! Is it metal tho? If it is, does it heat up when the candle is lit? That might be a problem if you just leave on a nice counter top. I’ve had that happen to me once and I was left with a really bad mark on a wooden surface.

    That’s too bad it didn’t have a better scent throw or value for price. I like how it’s organic and I can be a sucker for packaging but if it doesn’t provide as much scent..maybe not. Any chance we’ll have better luck with a different scent?
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      It seems to be a very thin tin. Since this was a very small candle, it didn’t get too hot, although there was a note of caution on the base of the container saying that it would get hot. I burned it on a desk that’s made out of wood and it didn’t leave a mark. But I also used its lid as a ‘coaster’ of sorts. You raise a really good point – I wonder if this is an issue with the larger candle that gets much hotter.

      I have one more scent from this brand – “Rioja”. Will be burning it soon and then a few times to test it out more thoroughly. And this time, I’m going to check the tin to see if it gets hot or not. Hehe, now I’m thinking of that stupid site, Hot or Not. *Inserts photo of this candle*

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  2. Vivian

    The design of the tin is lovely. It’s a cute change from the glass jars….though I’m sure it’s much safer to have them in glass. I love the two seahorses on the cover. Yes I can’t imagine ben stiller lighting up a scented candle either, but who knows what he does in private.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Vivian!

      I took a look at their small and large candles – those are in glass. I think it’s just these travel tins that are packaged like this.

      Hehe, maybe Ben Stiller likes to smell like frosted cupcakes. ;)

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  3. TRS

    I have been using the Luxe Linen scent in their reed diffuser version.
    it is a light and lovely scent, enough to know that that there is a scent in my home, but not so strong or overwhelming that it’s obvious or annoying.

    You may find that the reed diffuser ‘throws’ the scent to fill a room. I live in 740 sq feet, have a small reed diffuser in the kitchen and I can smell it when I walk in the front door (which is in the living room)
    I don’t smell it in the back (bedroom) area of my home.

    I’m ordering more from a website – and they throw in the candle as a free gift (the reed diffuser solution is rather spendy, but it lasts a long time! )

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey TRS!

      That’s wonderful to know that you’re enjoying the scent a lot. You know what? I’ve never tried any reed diffusers before, but I always love how elegant they look. They’re very Zen….calming home decor! :)

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