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I first saw these mentioned in one of Fleur De Force's monthly favourites videos and loved the sound of them so one was immediately added to my birthday list!
Woodwick, as the name suggests, are different from other candles in that they have a wooden wick rather than the normal stringy ones. Also when lit the wick gives off a pleasant crackling noise which I love! It's so soothing and sounds just like you've got a lovely wood fire burning away in the fireplace. I've also noticed that when you blow it out it doesn't have that acrid burning smell that you often get - Yankee, I'm looking at you!
The candle I got is a 10oz Trilogy in Winter Forest which combines Enchanted Evergreen, Velvet Woods and Frasier Fir fragrances. I wanted some sort of Christmassy scent but as I really dislike cinnamon I went for this one which smells just like a real tree which is what we always get! The morning after burning it I can come into the living room and still smell it subtly lingering in the air, lovely!
Unfortunately I was so excited to burn it when I first got it I didn't take a photo - hence the stock photo - but below are some photos of it in action. I think another great feature of the candle which isn't shown in the top photo, is that it comes with a smart wooden lid which then doubles as a mat to protect the surface you're burning it on - such a good idea!
In order to get an even burn you need to have it lit for at least 3 hours to let the wax pool reach the side of the jar to stop it from burrowing down unevenly. Also you must break off the burnt section of the wick before relighting.
The candles are available here: the 10oz ones are £15.99, and you can also get a bigger 22oz one for £22.99. They also do lots of other home fragrance products including candles called Ribbonwick which I am very intrigued by!
I would definitely buy another one of of these, I just wish I had somewhere local which stocked them so I could smell before buying as they aren't cheap and it would suck to buy one only to find out you don't like it!