Sometimes I like to have a nice, relaxing, romantic evening, complete with massage, incense and candles. I don’t have a lot of massage candles, but I have tried a few, and I’ve found them to be a great way to set the mood as well as provide a warm oil massage, one that both my husband and I enjoy. The new Lelo candles looked different than the ones I had used before, and the scent combinations sounded appealing, so I was happy to get one from Vibrator.com to review this month.
The Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle comes nicely packaged in a black box with a green circle that wraps around the sides (although the circle looks white in the picture, it actually isn’t). The back of the box has instructions in several languages. Inside the box is the candle and a small warning booklet.
The candle is in a pretty container. It’s a dark, deep blue, almost black glass, with Lelo and the scent imprinted in silver. It’s topped with a silver lid with a plastic knob. The knob matches the color of the circle on the box and relates to the fragrance of the candle. On top of the candle is a foam disk that protects the candle during shipment.
The Lelo Candle comes in three scents: Vanilla and Crème de Cacao, Pomegranate and Black Pepper, and Snow Pear and Cedarwood. I chose the Snow Pear and Cedarwood. I expected a somewhat fruity scent, but it isn’t, really. It’s fresh, with just a hint of pear, and reminds me of an outdoors meadow. It’s not flowery at all, but clean and mild. When burning, the scent fills the room but is not overpowering.
Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle is soy-based, and contains soy wax, shea butter, apricot kernel oil, and perfume. It burns fairly slowly. After about 30 minutes, enough of the wax will be melted into an oil and be ready to use. Once the flame is put out, a 30 second wait lets the oil cool slightly, and then it is ready to be poured into your hands or on to an awaiting back. The oil is meant for external use only, and should not be used as a sexual lubricant or with sex toys.
After use, replacing the cap keeps the top of the candle clean. Before using again, the wick should be trimmed to 1/4″ before lighting it.
So, Did It Work? I really liked this candle. The color of the container is nice, and you can see the flame flicker through it. As the oil gets lower, the flame is more visible through the container and creates a nice ambiance. While it would have been easier to pour with a spout or a corner, it wasn’t too bad and didn’t make a lot of mess. The oil was easy to wipe off the outside of the container.
While the scent is not what I was expecting, I like how light it is. My husband loves that it doesn’t smell too flowery, and he likes how it smells on both his skin and mine.
The oil is light, and it will soak right in if your skin is very dry. If your skin is not too dry/normal, the oil lasts a while while you work on rubbing it into your partner’s back. We used both our hands and massage stones, and the oil performed well. Once the oil rubbed in, it left our skin with a light scent and made our skin soft and smooth, but not greasy.
I’ll be looking to try out the other scents for this candle soon. Thank you to Vibrator.com for sending this to me to review! If you’d like to try out the Lelo Flickering Light Massage Candle, you can pick yours up at Vibrator.com . And don’t forget, you can follow Vibrator.com on Twitter and on Facebook as well!
This product was provided to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.