Lulu Candles Long Lasting Espresso Bean Luxury Scented Candle

Last updated date: May 22, 2020

DWYM Score
9.5


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 89 expert reviews, the Lulu Candles Lulu Candles Espresso Bean Scented Candle placed 2nd when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 2, 2020:
Checkout The Best Scented Candle for a detailed review of all the top scented candles.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
6,586 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Affordable. Long-lasting burn time. Exclusively made with soy wax, so these are vegan. Creative, yet appealing variety of scents.
- BestReviews
As another popular soy candle pick on Amazon with over 1,000 reviews, this one comes in over 15 different scents.
- The Oprah Magazine
There’s nothing better to set the mood than candlelight and the scent of coffee, right? This eco-friendly soy wax candle is slow burning and has a 100% cotton wick. Also, it’s hand-poured in the United States and is vegan, paraben free and cruelty free!
- Roasty
This candle is popular for its unique blends of scents that offer an olfactory experience unlike any other.
- My Best
This little candle is conveniently-sized but gives off a powerful coffee smell and comes in a charming jar.
- Coffee Channel
It comes in more than 20 scents, all of which are fresh and natural — like linen, lemon and vanilla bean, and espresso.
- Bustle
Just like a much-needed midday espresso, this candle will rejuvenate you and your home.
- Elle Decor
What experts didn't like
All Lulu Candle jars look the same.
- BestReviews
While it’s uncertain whether this candle is truly paraffin- and phthalate-free, reviewers report no issues with reactions and note that the scents are light, which is consistent with natural fragrances.
- My Best

From The Manufacturer

Our Mission: To create a scented candle that you can actually smell. One that burns clean and is made free of harmful toxins. A great candle that is not only beautiful but affordable! Our candles are made with the highest quality of premium soy wax, infused with essential oil based fragrances. These candles are known for its pure sophistication, and its long-lasting fragrances can fill any room. Lulu Candles burn clean with one of the longest burn times on the market!

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Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Mrs. Meyer’s Honeysuckle Soy Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 10
5. Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar Large Jar Candle
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
6. Lulu Candles Lemongrass Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Anjou Scented Candles Gift Set, 6-Pack
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
9. Nika’s Home Vanilla Bean Mason Soy Candle
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
11. La Jolie Muse Jasmine Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
Homesick Washington Scented Candle
12. Homesick Washington Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
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13. Homesick Washington Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
14. Chesapeake Bay Balance + Harmony Candle
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
NEST Classic Bamboo Scented Candle
15. NEST Classic Bamboo Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
16. Our Own Candle Company Smell My Nuts
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6

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.