I got two candles and so far I have loved them both! I always burn a candle in my classroom and even my students noticed the new scents- and they loved them!
I bought two candles from Sam in April, and have just run out of one - 6 months later - so they burn for a long time which is great (thought I didn't burn them everyday.) It was bitter sweet running out of wax, because I was so excited to repurpose the jar! It makes me happy every-time I look at the vessel on my dresser filled with misc. pens etc. I love that she works with Artists, and that you can build your own candle. So it lives on instead of getting trashed. *The gift that keeps on giving.*
Perhaps more importantly than that, I am blown away by the quality of these candles. I was uneasy about buying them, particularly before smelling them, because I am super sensitive to smell. I hate going to houses with completely overwhelming stifling scents, particularly with cheap dollar store candles. I've avoided candles most of my life, and almost always regift any that I do get because I can never stand the scent. I was worried these candles might also be overwhelming, but I took the chance and am happy I did. They are subtle, not so much that you can't smell them, but never overpowering. They definitely fill up a small room, but never make me headachy or nauseous, which many other candles do. Even though I am particular about smells - and much prefer earthy, cedary, pine - over things like sugar and spice, I trust Sam and her descriptions, and I believe that the quality of her candles would make even the sweeter variety fantastic.
I had the Focus and Fireside candles, I used the Focus exclusively during the day while working, and Fireside in the evening for winding down, and they became a nice sense stimulus/ritual for what I should be doing.
So all and all; A+ Love these candles!
I love these candles so much. Every scent is full but not too heavy and the candles burn so nicely!
I searched high and low for this candle as I had previously bought it at a shop that no longer carried them. Luckily the awesome owner has a good memory of the products she once stocked and lo and behold it was Standard Wax.
This is my absolute favorite scent and I will be ordering many more! Thanks for being awesome!
Standard Wax's new custom candle builder is truly remarkable. I loved how easy it was to build a candle for a friend and send her way. It was the perfect little care package. I love supporting a small, independently owned company too.