Monday, September 07, 2009

Fallalicious Candle Review

The smell of Fall is in the air (well, at least it is in my house). Like many others out there in blog land I’m a confessed Fall fanatic. I love the colors, weather, smells, clothing, pretty much anything associated with Fall! I was at Wally World (aka Walmart) the other day and decided I needed some Fall scented candles for our home. I fell in love with one of their holiday scents last year but for the life of me cannot remember which one it was so I went with Paula Dean's Mystery Pecan Pie and Mainstays Pumpkin Spice.

I’m usually pretty picky about candles and of course want ones you can smell throughout our home. Since I was so please with the candle I picked up a Walmart last year I figured it was worth a try. These guys were each under $5.00 and let me tell you it was $10.00 well spent!

My favorite out of the two I purchased was the pumpkin spice which is the one in the picture below. It has that nice pumpkin smell (not too strong and not too sweet) with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. We live in a two story home and I can smell this bad boy even when I'm upstairs. This best part is after I've blown it out I can still smell it hours later. Now that's what I call a good candle!

The Paula Dean candle below is another good one. Even though the candle is cheap it burns well and the smell is long lasting. I love the little canister it comes in too. I will say this guy is a little too sweet in smell for me. Not enough to keep me from burning it but I usually don’t leave it burning very long. If you love candles that are sweeter in smell then you’ll love this one! She had a few others scents that smelled good. I will definitely buy her candles again.

All in all I was very happy with both of them. My favorite of the two is the pumpkin spice but I liked the Paula Dean candle as well. I think I will just need to try a different smell. The pumpkin spice candle was actually a little cheaper than the Paula Dean one. Lesson learned…….you don’t have to spend a lot to get a good quality candle!

Let me know if you have either of these or if you try one out what you think about it.


  1. Hi Kendra! Thanks for the suggestions! I was just in the attic pulling all my fall stuff out. I am so ready!

  2. Thanks for the reviews. I don't care for the real sweet smells either.

  3. Thanks for the review of candles, I love them and I am always looking for good ones. I will try the Mainstay, Pumpkin Spice first.

    Happy Tuesday!

  4. I love candles and fall. I recently purchased one of Ms Paula's canldes and I really like it. I got the peach cream tart scent. I have burned the pumpkin spice from Wal-mart in the past and love it!

  5. I love fall candles. I have to get one every fall! There is just something about getting the candle that solidifies the fact that fall is here!

  6. Oh those sound lovely. I love Fall. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday so when the weather starts to change and the leaves start to fall I'm in heaven.

    I'll have to give those candles a try. My favorite scent has to be an angel food cake candle that they have at Anthro! I love it.

  7. I have the same one's! Wally World is my shop, the candles are so strong and they are cheap.

    Where did you get the cute candle holder in the 1st photo?

  8. Thanks for the review! If I find the Mainstay one I'll give it a try since I also live in a two story home and that's one of my issues with so many candles. I can only smell them in the room they're burning in!


  9. Thanks for the reviews! I really love the packaging on the Paula Deen candle too - I will need to go check those out! I am all about the overly sweet scents, I just got the pumpkin and vanilla cupcake swirl from Yankee Candle and it's one of the strongest, sweetest candles I've owned so far but I love it.

  10. Thanks for the review. I love any of the fall "spiced" candles, will check out Wally World for theirs. Just found some Spiced Apple Pie Reed diffusers at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 each! Woo Hoo!

  11. I love the smell of fall too!! Do you have any of the Circle E Candles? They are so good! Well smell good!! Thanks for sharing your review!

  12. Hi Kendra,
    Thanks for visiting me during/after my surgery - your kind words ment the world to me. You are one sweetie pie !!!!
    Hugs ~ Kammy
    P.S. love those wally mart candles too !

    p.s.s. I love your link at the bottom of your comment and think I will copy cat you !!!

  13. Kendra,
    I just saw your comment over on my blog. I love the Sookie Stackhouse novels. The first one is a little slow to pick up, but once it gets going, it's better. Also, I actually liked the second, third and fourth books much better than the first. The first barely gives you a taste of it, but the next few books really open up Charlaine Harris's world. I like them cause they are quick reads and there's quite a few sarcastic lines that get me.

    With regards to the post, I love Mainstays Pumpkin Spice candles! I think I get one of those every year. yum!
    -Erica @


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