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Did not burn or light. 22 tables, 180 guests, evening wedding. 5-7 were placed with the centerpieces. They did not light, they did not burn. If they by chance did light, they burned out within five minutes. I would like to send these back so they can analyze why they didn't light. We had dark tables. Not a thing we could do about it. I would not buy. I bought because of the ten hour window of staying lit/on/burning. 90% did not even light. I would love the opportunity for the seller or manufacturer to reach out to me to discuss a refund and return. Wedding room could have looked a lot more elegant if the candles would have functioned. Is it that hard to ask a candle to burn?
These candles are great. The reviewers who complained that the wick fell out, that problem can be avoided by not trying to straighten the wick before you've placed the candle in the votive holder (which is our natural instinct). The wick comes laying flat on the candle. Just place it in the holder, THEN pull up the wick to light it - voila! The burn time is just as advertised: 10 hours. Love the price also!
I bought these candles last year for my wedding and loved them. I had maybe 3 votives in the box that were "lemons " and did not burn properly and ended up throwing out. The second box I bought a couple weeks ago was terrible. At least 25% of the votives were faulty and did not burn properly. It looks like the holes in those votives were too big and the wick kept falling through. I had to just throw them away. Very disappointed and will not buy again. Terrible quality control.
Why would a simple votive candle only be worth 3 stars.
It's a 10 hour candle that barely burns for half that long. And that's in a holder. I bought them to use for luminaria (candles in white paper bags) that I needed to burn for 7 hours without holders. I doubt they would have lasted more than a couple of hours without votive holders.
The candles were shipped quickly, however the quality of these candles was horrible! They almost seemed like they were wax just simply pressed into a mold rather than wax melted into a candle. They were very flaky and crumbled easily and the wicks fell out of the bottom. I bought these for my friends wedding and had no other choice to use them, so we had to pre-light them ALL just to keep the wicks in place. And they were not even close to a 10-hr burn. They didn't even last until the end of the evening (from roughly 3-7:30/8pm). I definitely do not recommend these candles.
I love these candles. The flame is short, which is good for diffusing essential oils. They burn a long time, which is great for me. I have dogs, and diffuse lavender or orange essential oil almost daily, to keep from smelling dog when I walk inside. These are great for weekend days. Would buy again for a basic, everyday candle.
I burned a lot of votes of candles and was looking for for reasonably priced option for bullet candles. I ordered these based on their reviews but was kind of skeptical because they looked awfully small. And they are small, but they pack a good bang for their buck. The best thing is they burn very clean.
I loved them! I used all 72 candles in only three weeks (for at-home daily prayers and religious services). I will order them monthly! They were very beautiful, added immense elegance and serenity to the rooms in which I used them, and adorned my home with a graceful light at dusk and dawn. Thank you!