Saturday, January 19, 2013

Review: Tiffany Candles' Bear Claws (NEW SCENT)

There are few things finer than a good piece of chocolate. Or a donut. Or cinnamon. Or pastries.....wax? Candles? Friends? Rainbows? PANDA SNEEZE????

Changing topics slightly...Tiffany Candles recently re-opened its shop after their Christmas vacation, hooray!! Upon the re-open, they offered a couple of sampler packs, so people could try out their new scents. Some samplers had 6 fluted melts in their new scents, others had 12 melts; I was lucky enough to get my hands on the 12 scent sampler. I love trying new scents from different vendors.
Josh picked the first one we tried, which was Bear Claws. The description of this scent is: Layers of sweet flaky pastry made irresistible with mouthwatering hints of chocolate, honey, almonds, raisins, and confectioner's sugar. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Have you ever eaten a Bear Claw? They are FANTASTIC. Well, this scent was good, but it wasn't Bear Claws as I have known it in my life. The dominant note of this scent was chocolate, in fact, that's all we got from this. It pretty much masked everything else in the tart. I would have liked to see this be more of an almond-y, honey-y, flaky fragrance as opposed to a straight chocolate donut. Not saying this was bad, it was just not Bear Claws! It threw me for a loop.

Tiffany Candles' Bear Claws 
Cold Rating: 5.5/10; it smelled pretty good on cold sniff, but you definitely smell a pastried chocolate over anything else.
Lit Rating: 5.5/10; while it's not bad, I am not the best judge when it comes to chocolate scents because they are definitely not my favorite(s). This was one of the best chocolate scents I have tried, but it wasn't  what I think of as a Bear Claws type of scent.
Throw Rating: 6/10; it was pretty strong, barely lingered into the living room and bathroom, but had an overall medium throw.
Overall Rating: 5.5/10; while the throw was decent, I was a bit thrown by this...I wanted to like it, but just couldn't get past the initial confusion. Josh even asked at one point if I had grabbed the wrong scent and thrown it in, but no, it was Bear Claws. No harm, no foul. If you like chocolate scents, give this a try.


  1. Oooooh, that would have bugged me. I'm not a fan of chocolate scents.

    How are you finding the new wax to be? I keep hearing such mixed reviews.


    1. In my opinion, it is DEFINITELY stronger than her old blend with some scents, but others it hasn't mattered much (Berry Me Alive in particular smelled the same in both waxes). What have you heard?

    2. Seems I most often hear there is not much difference.


    3. I have heard the same thing, but I think with some of her scents, there is a noticeable difference.


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