The Dark Candles haul I ordered back in October finally came in on Saturday and needless to say, I was thrilled. When I first made my order, I wasn’t aware of the fact that they have a 3 to 4 week turnaround. So it took my order three weeks to ship out, which seems like a long time, but when all the products are handmade and made to order, the three weeks waiting time is very reasonable. My order was shipped out on Thursday and I got it Saturday by FedEx.
So yea, I’m not going to complain. Since this was my first order with DC, I wanted the chance to smell her scents before deciding to purchase oils or body care. So what I did was purchase many of her scents in wax tarts – which were $1 a piece. I ended up getting like 17 different tarts. She has over 20 permanent scents – not including limited edition and seasonal ones. So I got most of her scents to try them. The price of everything including shipping came out to be $20 and change. When I made my order, Helena, the owner of DC had a 25% off discount. So my order was about $5 less than it normally would be if I ordered everything full price.
Here is a full list of every scent that I got:
Amber Velvet™ (dark purple)
A deep amber softened with a layer of tender velvet and a touch of citrus-y bergamot and vanilla.
Apparition™ (dark purple)
The Madame of the Manor has decided to make her appearance. A sophisticated, feminine, and haunting blend of a time long forgotten with sweet ginger plums amplified by a strong black tea and soft, fragrant marigolds.
Arachne’s Garden™ (dark purple)
A mysterious floral garden with some dewy spider webs thrown in for good measure.
Autumn Harvest™ (dark orange) (Currently Not Available)
Spicy blend of cinnamon bark and clove bud on a dry down of musk.
Black Rose™ (black)
The rarest of florals, a fragrant bouquet of black roses with a subtle yet haunting dark undercurrent.
Bonfire™ (dark orange) (Currently Not Available)
A fiery autumn blend with top notes of Incense and Orange, middle notes of Eucalyptus and Vetiver, and bottom notes of Amber and Nutmeg. Complex and invigorating!
Coffin™ (dark purple)
It’s a dead ringer! A bit of old rotting wood with a bit of earth underscored with a masculine lavender to give it some “body”.
Crypt Moss™ (dark green)
Sweet oak moss clinging to an earthy base and a touch of wood spice.
Dracula™ (dark red)
Like a fine wine he only gets better with age. Add a touch of aged merlot with some Turkish spices sweetened with masculine musk. It’s a sexy scent with a bite to it!
Erotica™ (dark red)
A sexy cherry, patchouli, floral and sandalwood blend.
Falling Leaves™ (dark orange)
Crisp forest leaves drifting down on a cool winter night. A scent that compliments the season of Autumn. Woody, earthy, and crisp.
An old forlorn, crumbling cemetery with strong tones of wet earth blended with a hint of Frankincense and a touch of myrrh.
Haunted House™ (black)
A spellbinding blend of haunting forest woods, spooky spices and the witch’s little dark secret. A dark sensual fragrance with a musky quality.
Holy Water™ (bone white)
A fresh, light blend of heavenly air, like a crisp storm before the rain. Add some faith and this potion can ward off those blood thirsty vampiric predators. (This scent was previously sold under the name Silver Bullet™)
Ice Queen™ (bone white)
This scent is cool, crisp, light, and aloof with a sweetly tart grapefruit which is lightly blended with crushed ginger, figs, and a touch of orchid blooms to soften and round out the scent.
Deep, mysterious, and masculine – packed with Arabian Spices, Turkish oils, and Indian resins. This is a dark spicy scent reminiscent of the 1930′s Nosferatu.
Lilith™ (dark red)
Very feminine and sexy. A blend of succulent raspberries and a deep natural patchouli.
I was pretty pleased with the majority of these scents. As you can see from her descriptions, it’s very hard to decide on a scent, just on that. So that is why I chose to order so many wax tarts, so I can get a good feel for what she offers. I can say that there are many scents from my haul that I am ordering more of. I knew before ordering that there were going to be some scents that I was already going to like, such as Dracula and then there were scents that I tried just for the hell out it, Lilith being one of them, that I ended up really liking. So you can never judge a scent by its description. So I’m glad I took a chance and tried some that I never would have.
I think I am in love with a website. Dark Candles is a Dallas based business that creates homemade candles with some of the most awesome sounding fragrances. Not only does Dark Candles have handmade candles, they also have simmering oils (one of my fave things!) fragrance satchels, and best of all BATH & BODY STUFF!!!! They carry an entire line of body care, including scrubs, body creams, body mists and body oil. They also offer pure vegetable shea butter as well, in both scented and unscented choices. All of the bath and body care is made by hand and is made to order, so you know your getting something of quality!
Their prices are also insanely good – no single item in this store is more than $25, and that is being generous. Most of the body care ranges from $2 for the lipbalm to $12 for the huge sized body wash. The candles themselves clock in at around $16 for the large pillars and $2 for a single votive candle. Dark Candles also offers different packages in where you can order many items for a discounted price, and the most expensive collection that is offered is that of all 24 votive candles for $32.
So the next time you feel the urge to try something new, head on over to Dark Candles and check out the amazing selection there!