Aqua di Parma is a brand that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime, at least that is my opinion. The brand has been adored by some of the biggest icons in cinematography and not without reason. Personally, I love it as well. I loved every single product that I have tried from them before. Even now as I am writing this, I am wearing one of their fragrances. As you can imagine, I was super happy to see one of their fragranced, handmade candles inside the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar and on Christmas day no less.
This specific candle whose name I cannot find, has been featured in almost every magazine in recent months. There is a good reason for that, the scent is very suitable for the Christmas period. You can feel the woody notes even before you open the beautifully crafted yellow box. The scent is incredibly potent as you would expect for a Christmas candle. The moment you open the box the scent becomes even more potent. However, I cannot say the same for when the candle is burning.
I was expecting to be able to sense the scent of the candle at least in one entire room as it was burning, but to my complete surprise, it did not happen. I could barely feel a thing. From time to time I would get a wave of fragrance coming my way, but the effect was definitely not what I had in mind. I started thinking that maybe some of the essences used might have some chemical properties that create some of those weird effects as far as I am concerned, you know which ones right? There are molecules we cannot sense because of some genes. I wish I could explain the phenomenon properly, but I was not that great at genetics. Anyway, I am not excluding that possibility, but I asked other people as well to see whether they could feel it and most of them could not feel much. All I could sense was the smell of a candle burning, but that smell did not resemble the scent of the candle all that much.
The candle did create a beautiful light and made the entire atmosphere of the room feel more cozy and Christmasy, but is that worth the pretty high price? The Aqua di Parma candle is a luxury candle and there is no doubt that a lot of thought was put into its creation. That is to be expected as far as Aqua di Parma is concerned. They are a brand that pays attention to detail, but I am not sure that is would we should be settling for. Settling, that is how I feel when it comes to this candle.
Overall, the Aqua di Parma scented candle is a great product and the fragrance is incredibly beautiful, however it is too bad that it does not stay the same once the candle is lit. I would get this candle if I wanted to keep it on display. To be honest, it would not be the first candle whose sole purpose would be to look pretty on my shelves.
If any of you had a different experience with an Aqua di Parma candle, do let me know. I am curious to see whether there is something about me personally that makes me unable to feel the scent of the candle. However, as it stands, I cannot bring myself to fully recommend getting this product. It is nice to try once, but if the effect is the same as the one I perceived, then I would not make the investment.