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Amazing novelty, conversation piece - and here's how it works
on January 30, 2013
Of course the name of the product included the information that the candle changes color, but I never expected it would be as pretty and impressive as it is. The candle seems ideally suited for use around the Christmas holidays, or perhaps as an accent for a patio cocktail party during warmer weather months. The changing colors can be distracting, so I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic, candlelit dinner.
This is a standard looking white candle in a frosted glass votive but once you light the wick there is nothing subtle about the light show. The candle base undergoes a transformation. Lit from within the wax glows in violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow orange, red. It's like an electric light show going on inside the candle itself. Even after you blow out the flame, the color changes continue until the last spark on the wick is extinguished.
Air Wick makes the color changing candle with several different fragrances; if this scent isn't for you there are several other choices, including vanilla or apple cinnamon. I'm a big fan of lavender scents, but this lavender / chamomile candle has far too much chamomile. It smells like a cup of chamomile tea, and the lavender is barely there. However, let's face it, the scent is *not* the big attraction with this candle.
This changing color candle is relatively new in the marketplace, which makes it a conversation piece with plenty of "wow factor" to impress your guests. But the "fad" potential is high with this, so get one soon before the novelty wears off.
SPOILER WARNING - DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT MAKES IT WORK:
There is an infrared activated LED kit at the bottom of the candle; infrared light and visible light are given off by candles or incandescent bulbs. You also can get the candle to change color without lighting the wick by placing it directly under a regular light bulb, or by pointing a TV/DVD/CD remote control device from above down into the candle. The trick with the remote may be even more impressive than lighting the wick.