Chesapeake Bay Joy + Laughter Cranberry Dahlia Scented Candle

Last updated date: May 26, 2020

DWYM Score
9.6


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 90 expert reviews, the Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake Bay Cranberry Dahlia Scented Candle placed 1st when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 2, 2020:
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Expert Summarized Score
9.8
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
7,714 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Impressive 70-hour burn time. Attractive frosted glass jar. Wooden lid. Self-trimming wick. Relaxing cranberry, rose, red grape, and dahlia scent blend. Excellent value.
- BestReviews
It boasts a 50 hour burn time and an assortment of calming fragrances.
- The Oprah Magazine
With light notes of cranberry mixed with richer ones like mahogany and cedarwood, this candle strikes a dreamy balance.
- Cosmopolitan
Joy + Laughter is a popular scent with enticing hints of Cranberry and Dahlia that will put a smile on your face.
- Consumer Runner
Joy and laughter is a soft and fruity scent. It has hints of cranberry and plum nectar along with notes of rose and dahlia. The soft fruity floral scent is the perfect combination.
- White Lace Cottage
The “Joy + Laughter” candle gives off a sweet, fun smell of cranberry dahlia, and the pink glass is mood-lifting, bringing you happiness and a youthful spirit.
- Daily Mom
I really like the soft cranberry dahlia scent and it even has some cedarwood and mahogany undertones, creating a perfectly balanced floral and woody fragrance. It smells great and I'm looking forward to trying the other scents as well.
- Yoga by Candace
Considering I love pink, this was a must on my vanity! The candle’s fragrance is Cranberry Dahlia with natural essential oils including orange peel, lemon, and cedar wood. While the scent is fruity with notes of plum and cranberry, there is a nice balance of spice and earthy tones from pink peppercorn, cedar wood, and mahogany. This candle is 100% beautiful!
- A Beautiful Whim
What experts didn't like
Best for small to medium-size areas.
- BestReviews
It isn’t the cheapest option on the list.
- Consumer Runner

From The Manufacturer

The Chesapeake Bay Candle mind & body collection Large glass jar candle with lid is a fragrance filled journey into wellness for the mind & body. A blissful fruity top of cassis, cranberry and plum Nectar smiles at the crest. Rose and Dahlia meet in the middle with pink peppercorn as a note of a full-bodied red wine sings sweetly of past memories and family gatherings. Cedar wood and mahogany ground this fragrance as a touch of spice adds complexity to an overall light and Gleeful air. Includes Essential oils of: orange peel, lemon, cedar wood. When finding time has become a luxury, one needs to pause and look inward to redefine inner peace and inspire others. Allow moments of Stillness and the simple pleasures of fragrance to take you on a journey for the mind and body. Just as ripples expand across the water of a pond, our flow of emotions fluctuates from core energy to absolute Stillness. Let Chesapeake Bay Candle take you on a sensory journey.

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An Overview On Scented Candles

People have been using candles for over 5,000 years. While they are no longer used predominantly for lighting the way, their relaxing and atmospheric qualities are what people love best these days.

Scented candles can help you find a sense of calm and tranquility. Some scents actually provide mood-altering effects. For example, lavender helps to relieve stress, while eucalyptus is energizing and also known to enable people to improve their focus. On the other hand, lemon-scented candles help to reduce anxiety and depression.

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However, it’s not only the scent of the candle that’s evocative. If it was, then you’d be able to get the same effects with an air freshener. The flicker of candlelight is hard to reproduce. The glow from a candle creates a sense of warmth and intimacy you can’t get anywhere else. In fact, their healing properties are often used by massage therapists or spa workers to create a sense of peace and tranquility in their surroundings.

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The way scented candles look is important for creating the perfect atmosphere. They add the right decorative touch to many areas of the home, from bedrooms to bathrooms, living rooms to kitchens. You can select the color of the wax and the style of the jar or candle holder to match your home’s look and feel.

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The act of lighting a candle is therapeutic for many people. In some meditation practices and prayer rituals, lighting a candle takes a front seat. Certain visualization exercises or techniques actually involve focusing on the flickering flame or inhaling the scent of the candle for an extended period of time.

Scents are known to be tied to memory. For many people, lighting a scented candle is a way to remember a particular moment in time or a person no longer there. While floral and herbal scents are common, many scented candles come in unique fragrances such as tobacco or laundry detergent, to evoke specific memories tied to those scents.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know that scented candles have their own lingo? Tunneling refers to what happens to your candle when it burns for too short a time and the wax doesn’t get a chance to melt all the way to the edge. As a result, when you burn it the next time, it only burns in the middle and creates a tunnel of un-melted wax around the jar.

You may also hear the term cold scent throw. This is what the candle smells like before you light the wick. Hot scent throw, as the name suggests, refers to what the candle smells like when it’s burning. In some candles, these two scents can be quite different.

The Scented Candle Buying Guide

  • The most important factor to consider when choosing a scented candle is the fragrance. The scent changes the ambiance of your surroundings and can affect your mood and the way you feel. Lulu Candles’ Lemongrass candle has a citrusy smell, for example. Other candles can combine floral notes with the fruity smells of pear and peach.
  • The presentation of the candle is important for setting the scene, especially if you’re trying to match the candle to your existing décor. Certain candles come in a glass mason jar with a lid. Lulu Candles’ Lemongrass is a creamy white candle in a crisp clear jar with a black lid and an industrial-looking label.
  • When considering which scented candle to buy, pay attention to the burn time, which indicates how long the candle can burn before it runs out. Some candles have a long burn time of 100 hours or more. Lulu Candles’ Lemongrass has a long-lasting and slow burn but doesn’t indicate the number of hours.
  • Price can be a critical factor, especially if you purchase multiple candles for your home. You’re sure to find a candle that fits your budget, however.