Everyone knows that if you buy an expensive candle, especially a three-wick one, you will enjoy a saturated fragrance and long-lasting burn time. What you may not know is that you can find a high quality candle for an inexpensive price!
When we purchased our home late last summer, it had been part of an estate and had been empty for many months. Even though all the rooms had been painted, the stale smell of a "closed up house" was in the air. My cousin gave me an expensive candle as a gift and I was amazed at how it freshened the air. Even though that candle did a wonderful job, I'm way too frugal to pay such a high price for a candle.
We also had a very long, cold and snowy winter. My husband and I both smoke, but we normally do not smoke at all in the house. When the weather was unbearable outside, we turned on the vent in the bathroom, closed the door and had a cigarette. The vent alone pulled the smoke out of the bathroom, but left that smoky smell. I needed a good candle to keep the house, especially the bathroom, fresh smelling.
While wandering through Walmart, I found these Mainstays candles. The fragrances were absolutely delightful. My favorites are Black Cherry, Cranberry Mandarin and Pineapple Fusion, but they have a wide selection of all the standard scents as well. The fragrance is saturated all the way through to the bottom of the glass jar. The burn time and even burning property of the three-wick candle is outstanding. They carry the full line of sizes from votives to pillars, but the 11.5 ounce candle in the glass jar is my favorite. It will burn for days if you let it and you won't end up with a huge glob of unburned wax either. The price of $3.50 was so much more reasonable than the expensive brand which was well over $10.00 for the same size.
As a side note for the "green" people out there, I also recycle these glass jars. I like to do glass etching on the empty containers and turn them into vases for flower arrangements or little candy jars. They make adorable gifts and the glass containers stay useful for many years.