Capturing a grove of night blooming jasmine is a next to impossible task for a candle, yet Red Flower Indian Jasmine comes close. At first, the scent is subtle and gentle, a bare whisper of white flowers, however about half an hour after lighting the candle, one is suddenly surrounded by the opulent fragrance of jasmine. The scent is rich, yet soft, vacillating between green jasmine flowers and barely opened gardenia buds. The alluring scent makes Indian Jasmine candle a perfect choice for a romantic evening.
Despite my affection for the fragrance, I find myself slightly annoyed with the poor presentation of Red Flower candles. Melting wax leaves unsightly marks on the transparent glass, and the wick is difficult to trim, given the small diameter of even the largest candle. Moreover, the candle comes with dried jasmine flowers, which are a superfluous addition. Dried flowers do not have much scent and seem to create more trouble than they should, especially when they stick to the wax.
However, until I find a more perfect jasmine scented candle, I will continue to repurchase Red Flower. The candles are available in 1.5oz votives for $12, and 6oz for $32 at beautyhabit, celadonspa, drugstore.com, and shobha.