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An Illuminating Surprise

Hidden inside these inconspicuous-looking white pillar candles is a cast iron sculpture that's only revealed as the wax burns away. While it may be tempting to hold a marathon candle burning session for a more immediate reveal, the candles' mysterious charm revolves around not being antsy: slowing down to reflect and to savor each moment as the candle burns gradually and the figure, slowly but surely, emerges from its waxy encasement. Available with either Dance or Embrace sculptures, the unscented candles, formed by a lost-wax casting process, make for an illuminating gift in celebration of a wedding, engagement, anniversary, or other milestone. And while the sculptures themselves may become blackened by smoke and flames as the candle burns around them, they can later be polished and kept as keepsakes once the wick reaches its end. Made in China.

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Item ID
23097
Made from
wax, cast iron
Measurements
6" H x 3" dia.
Notes
Never leave burning candles unattended or near flammable objects. Always place burn candles on a suitable holder or dish.
Each candle is estimated to burn for 20 hours.
Care instructions: dust with a damp cloth.

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DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES
 
4.4

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (66)
  • Good value (37)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Durable (18)
  • Unique (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (57)
  • Master bathroom (13)
  • Large bathroom (8)
  • Guest bathroom (7)
  • Small bathroom (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (45), Budget shopper (33), High-end shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (147), No (6)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (50), Wife (12), Mother (10), Child (5), Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (51), Other (13), Birthday (12), Anniversary (5), Mother’s day (5)

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5.0

Everyone is delighted with these candles.

By 

from Catonsville, MD

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Value
  • Wonderful Gift

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Guest Bathroom
    • Large Bathroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Small Bathroom

    Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

    I use these candles for going away gifts when someone leave the job. It gives them a lot of joy and hopefully makes them think of me as the dancer is being revealed. Everyone I have given them too has absolutely loved them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES

    By 

    from PA

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

      I purchased as a wedding gift. The weddings are in Oct and Nov. The product has not been given or used yet so I cannot comment on pro or con areas. I would like to suggest offering these plain white candles as a gift box presentation - something pretty that explains what is inside the candle. Just a suggestion as the purchase is being given as a gift.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Wedding

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Very Disappointed

      By 

      from WI

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

            I recently purchased the embrace spirit candle. My wife and I follow the traditional anniversary gifts and this year was iron/candy. The description states in two different places that the sculpture inside the candle is a cast iron sculpture, so the candle seemed like an easy choice. Imagine my surprise when the manufacturer's tag on the candle stated that the sculpture inside is bronze. I purchased the candle under the pretense that it indeed contained a cast iron sculpture. Very disappointing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Sounds cool. Doesn't burn well

            By 

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Burns Terribly
            • Lasts Only A Few Minutes
            • Poor Quality
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

              I thought this would be a great gift, and it was, until my mother tried to light the candle. It burned for about 15 minutes until the center of the candle sank in and the whole thing was useless.

              Terribly disappointing. Tried to find her something cool and meaningful and then it was just a huge fail. will be trying to get my money back.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Mother
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Mother’s Day

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              4.0

              Great gift for a dancer or dance teacher

              By 

              from El Paso, TX

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

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                    Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

                    Sent this to my sister-in-law, a dance teacher. She absolutely loved it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Gift

                    By 

                    from Crowley, TX

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

                        I've bought so many of these as gifts. Each time they are received with so much gratitude and the word "beautiful" is used every time to describe it to me. I've not bought one for myself, but could change.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Made a mess

                        By 

                        from Wilmington, NC

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

                              Do not burn this more than a hour at a time. The metal statue heats up and melts the side of the candle out quickly. Destroyed the top of an antique shelf when the wax ran out. Unique idea put poorly thought out.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No, No
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Self
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Other

                              Comment on this review

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Candles that Care

                              By 

                              from New York

                              About Me Budget Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Gifts

                                Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

                                I bought the dance candle for my mother in law who is an excellent salsa dancer and she loved it! It's one of the most thoughtful gifts that one can give to a dancer and she loved it.

                                I also bought the embrace candle for a family member who was going through a very hard time with her medical situation and she really appreciate it because it fully connected with her spiritual core. It helped her in her down times and she is now doing much better. I highly recommend it or those who have a strong spiritual core who are looking to spread happiness to others.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes, Yes
                                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                • Other
                                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                                Comment on this review

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Good gift idea BUT

                                By 

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Budget Shopper

                                Pros

                                • Creative
                                • Good Value

                                Cons

                                • Tag Spoils Surprise

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

                                  JUST A HEADS UP!!
                                  I got this gift for my husband. I thought it was a very unique idea. I wrote him a letter explaining how this candle was a lot like our love and an initial spark ended up revealing something I could have never expected. I imagined he would light the candle and with time he would be surprised to find the candle hiding the two figures holding one another in embrace. Well, the candle comes in a pouch and attached to the pouch is an explanation and picture of the candle with the figurines! He was still happy but the element of surprise that would have come the day the figurines began to reveal themselves is gone. I wish I would have known about this tag. If you're getting this as a gift to someone, make sure you take the tag off if you want them to be completely surprised. I let him open the package. : /

                                  Other than that, it is a great gift. It is such an interesting idea, and very meaningful. The candle came today and so far it's just candle wax.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes, Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Husband
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Other

                                  Comment on this review

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Loved it!

                                  By 

                                  from Florida

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • No Smell

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gifts

                                    Comments about DANCE AND EMBRACE SPIRIT CANDLES:

                                    My mom loved the idea of this candle. I really appreciate that you did not tell her what the figurine was. She is excited to see what the candle will reveal. The description of the gift also moved her to tears, something I didn't even know was in the gift.

                                    Thank you for an interesting way to give a gift.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes, Yes
                                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                    • Mother
                                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                    • Birthday

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