Ok, a couple of caveats. I like coconut on a lamington, I like eating fresh coconuts, and… well, that’s about it. Blame bad memories of coconut-flavoured cough syrup from when I was a wee tacker, call it the firmly held belief that coconut water tastes vile, call me a coconut philistine. I’m just not a fan of coconut.
OK. One more addendum to that list. It turns out I also like coconut in the form of a Glasshouse Fragrances Montego Bay Coconut Lime Triple Scented Candle.
I think why I’m enjoying this candle so much despite the whole coconut dealio is that it’s not just coconut – lemon and lime oils lift up the scent and give it some zing, and mandarin and amber oils give it a solid set of bass notes to anchor the fragrance. The result is a fragrance is big and round, where coconut works with the other elements of fragrance instead of overpowering them. It’s a food fragrance candle, but it’s a lot more nuanced than just a food scent. Does that make sense? I sure hope so!
The candle itself is made of pure wax with two cotton lead-free wicks. If properly trimmed and allow to melt out to the edges, it has up to 80 hours burn time. The wicks aren’t smoky and burn nice and cleanly, so I’ve been been a crazy wildchild and burning it in my office that contains all my camera equipment. Extreme wild candle behaviour for me, trust me!
AU$39.95 for 350g, available from David Jones, Peter Alexander and selected gift stores nationally.