I love scented candles, but as I’ve mentioned before, I have a hard time allocating much money for them as it cuts too deeply into my limited perfume budget. Recently I tried two candles from the Ergo Silver Collection, which is said to be scented at 4 times the industry standard. At $24.50 for a 7 oz jar, they are more expensive than your basic Yankee Candle, but not so dear as high end lines like Diptyque or L’Artisan.
Ergo Grove was by far my favorite of the two I tried. It is meant to evoke the fragrance of an orange grove, including the fruit, the tree, and the leaves. It is a very cheerful citrus scent with woody undertones, perfect for the kitchen, and the candle has excellent throw. One of these days I will try Tocca Stella to compare, but in the meantime this will be my citrus candle of choice.
Zoysia has notes of vetiver, lemongrass and cedar wood. I was hoping for a deep vetiver scent with woody undertones, but this is more of a light, springtime meadow kind of fragrance. I cannot make out any of the individual notes at all. The throw is good, but it just isn’t what I was looking for.