Want to relive your beach honeymoon, but can’t get away? Strike a match and close your eyes. This candle is your first-class ticket to a sensory vacation.
The Illume pineapple cilantro candle reminds me of days on the beach in Maui, sipping fruity drinks and dipping my toes in the water.
I received this candle as a gift from my awesome sister-in-law, Kim. It became an instant favorite in our home.
Giving a candle as a gift can be tricky — one person’s favorite scent leaves another person gasping for air. But gifting this candle is a safe bet. If someone doesn’t like tropical vacations they might not like this fragrance, but if they don’t like tropical vacations, can you really please them at all?
When another sister-in-law, Natasha, gave birth to twin boys, I sent her this candle with a note saying, “For when you want to escape to Hawaii….”
The fragrance profile for this scent is high profile. The Illume website describes the scent as, “Peppery cilantro accents sweet pineapple and rose petals with a delicious finish of woody tonka, vanilla bean and heliotrope musk.”
Honestly, I don’t get any of that. It smells like a vacation to me and that’s why I light it and that’s why I love it.
The candle is a paraffin and soy wax blend and has an excellent “throw” (the ability of the fragrance to disperse through ambient air).
Prices vary depending on size. You can order from the Illume site or search their site for a retailer near you.