Ocotillo Southwest Champagne Apple And Mimosa Scented Jar Candles REVIEW

        Do you remember the first time you fell in love with scented candles? I bet it was such an experience! I fell in love with scented candles last year. I bought a Mango & Peaches scented candle and had it burning while I was cleaning the house. Now I cannot clean the house without having some kind of  candle action going. Today I am reviewing Ocotillo Southwest scented candles; the Way Out West Collection. Keep reading to find out more! 

About the Company

        Ocotillo Southwest is a small Family Owned Business nestled at the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico. We have been designing and crafting premium scented products in the Southwestern United States for more than 2 decades. Our experience and expertise allow us to formulate amazing candles for candle lovers like you!

           The Way Out West Collection comes ready to be gifted. The candles came well-packaged in a small box. The box also contained a heart-shape key/wick dipper that you can use to extinguish the candles.
How Ocotillo Southwest describes the products

• Mimosa will erupt like a volcano of fragrance with it's citrus blend grapefruit, orange and tropical notes. Champagne Apple, well let's just say it's the best green apple ever. Burn separately or together for a cosmic fruity fiesta! This one WOW smell! The Way Out West Collection will bring a smile to your face!

• Experience Scented Candles that Smell Great, are High Quality & Long Lasting! Our candles are the perfect choice to fragrance your home, office, or personal space! Indulge yourself and let the wonderful fragrances transport you to another world! You will receive 2- 8 ounce jar candles that will last 80-90 hours combined, and a metal wick dipper for smoke free extinguishing!



My Opinion

            I admire the way the products were packaged. The Mason jars are not too big, but the wax is very concentrated. You can feel the weight when you lift up the jars. Each candle  has a delightful and inviting scent. The fragrance started to fill the rooms right away, although the wick itself did not burn too fast. After burning the candles for almost two hours, I dipped the wick in the wax pool to extinguish each candle, then brought the wick back up and centered it for future use. I did not see any dark smoke flying everywhere while the candles were burning. There was a little white smoke when I used the wick dipper to extinguish the candles, but it was not as bad as when I blew the candles.  

  • Professionally packaged
  • Very attractive colors
  • Burn nicely ===> Clean
  • Come ready to be gifted
  • Beautiful metal seal around the rim of the jar
  • Wick dipper
  • Warm, inviting scent
  • I could not find any
The bottom line
             I am not a candle connoisseur, but I have bought candles that smelled so strong they made me sneeze. Or in some cases, you have to get close to the jar to smell the fragrance. Overall, my experience with these candles was great. They exceeded my expectations. Did I mention they were nicely packaged?

*I received these products to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.*
Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. I like to try mimosa. Great review. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.


  2. I constantly have scented candles in my home, even though I don't always burn them. But just knowing I could makes me feel cozy and at home.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. I like the packaging on them so unique and pretty.

  4. The scents look delightful and I love the packaging. Sounds like they burn cleanly!

  5. Resenha maravilhosa amei o produto, tenha uma semana abençoada.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br/

  6. I'm a candle lover and my faves are from Anthropologie, expensive but so gooooooood. That's great that you enjoyed these babies! Hope all is good with you dear.


  7. I love candles hun! These scents sound really amazing! Thanks for the review!

  8. I love scented candles. They bring some calmness to the room.


  9. OK sis, I always burn scented candles so hop over and clean my house NOW! Haven't tried this brand yet. The packaging is so cute. Happy hump day, babe.

  10. Great review Nerline! I would love to try out the champaign apply. :)