Did you know… Price’s Candles have been around since 1830 which makes them one of the oldest candle manufacture around! Not as dominant on the UK high street as Yankee Candle, but it’s appearance is similar to Yankee which naturally makes you compare the two. The brands have no ties and Price’s Candles was founded before Yankee Candle.
Another interesting fact about Price’s Candles is that the Royal family are a fan with their products, supplying scented candles for the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. As a Royal Warrant Holder, they supply candles for all other Royal state occasions such as coronations.
Well, if it’s good enough for the Royals, it’s certainly good enough for me!
What I think is attractive about Price’s Candles – and I’m sure you will agree – is the price.
Their large jar candles (up to 150 hours of burn time) are only £18 which is £3.99 cheaper than Yankee Candle. And I know everyone is going to compare it to Yankee due to the similarity on it’s appearance.
Price’s Large Jars*
As a fan of Yankee Candles, I wondered how Price’s Candles would match up.
They’re made of a mix of paraffin and vegetable wax, and the fragrance oil is scented all the way through the candle ensuring is as a great scent pay-off.
Sweet Pear is great for Spring. It’s sweet, fresh, and juicy. It has a lovely authentic smell and it gives off just the right amount of fragrance when the candle is burning.
Price’s Small Candles
Ages and ages ago, I tried the Chef’s Candle from the Fresh Air collection which promises to eliminate odour. This range of candles features Odourfoyl™ technology to neutralise unwanted odours.
This range includes Anti-Tabacco, Household, Open Window, Chef’s Candle and 4 limited edition scents; Brazilian Mango, Violet Garden, Mulled Wine and Spiced Vanilla.
Brazilian Mango is a burst of tropical fruitiness. Made with extracts of plump juicy mango and sweet guava, it’s gorgeous candle to burn throughout Spring and Summer!
The Fresh Air candles come in a small range of sizes but they are significantly smaller than the large jars, of course. The one pictured burns for upto 30 hours.
Price’s Signature Range*
Price’s Signature range has a more premium look and feel, and a higher price point. Scents in the Signature Range
include Darjeeling, Elderflower Presse, Damson Rose, Melon & Cucumber, Cognac, and as pictured, Arabian Princess.
Arabian Princess is an exotic, silky aroma of amber, vanilla and light spices with a nutty tone to it. This candle comes with a metal snuffer lid, and the medium candles have a burn time of 45 hours.
You can find a selection of Price’s Candles in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and John Lewis. The full range can be purchased from their website