Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Piranha Geeky Candles Review!

We've got another awesome post to share with you today, movie lovers! It's full of geekdom wonderment, but it doesn't have anything to do with film reviews. No no, today, we have a set of candle reviews to share! We were sent a package from Happy Piranha for smelling and review purposes. (this is cross-posted to

This is a candle company who knows its way to the heart of any nerd! Do you like Harry Potter? There are candles for you! Pokemon Go more your style? Look no further than Happy Piranha! Just looking for some aromatherapy stuff to help you chill after a long week? You've come to the right place. Now, let's get into what we were sent in our package!
First, we had to share their absolutely adorable business card! We've never seen anything like it. It's so cute, and you definitely need to see both sides. It's unique, quirky, and colorful. Love it!
Here's a close-up of the three candles we were sent to review. Each candle costs about $11.05 USD and has an average burn time of 35 hours. The scents we were sent are named and described as follows:
  • Ogden's Olde cinnamon flavoured Fire Whiskey ("Warming scent of apple and cinnamon like someone has just popped the cork on an aged bottle at the inn!") (website link | etsy link)
  • Jigglypuff's Lullaby ("plump marsh mellows and cotton candy,") (website link | etsy link)
  • Hunger Games inspired Mockingjay candle ("juicy clementine ginger and orange") (website link | etsy link)
The first thing we noticed upon opening this parcel is the insane amount of detail Happy Piranha puts into their labeling. Dear god, it's truly A+ packaging. Let's get a closer look at those lids in all their glory (same order as the scents listed above, left to right).
Love these little details. The lids and labeling really take these candles to their ultimate geekiness and set them apart from other brands. Each candle is also a different color, each has a single wick, and each is in its own metal tin.
So, how did they all smell? Our favorite was Ogden's Olde cinnamon flavoured Fire Whiskey, and not just because we are huge Harry Potter fans. The throw on this candle was pretty darn good! Whenever we walked into the room, we were greeted by the inviting, alluring blend of cinnamon and apple, which is a personal favorite combination of ours. We burned this bad boy for a few hours at a time, and every time, it was awesome.
Next we tried Jigglypuff's Lullaby. While we love the look and smell of this candle before it's lit, it was also the weakest of the three by a wide margin. In fact, we had a hard time smelling it in a larger room. Our kitchen/living room/TV room are all on an open floor plan, and we could only smell faint wisps here and there of this gooey marshmallow cotton candy confection (both of which can definitely be lighter scents in general). When I brought into a smaller space, the spare bathroom, which is much more enclosed, the throw was a little better, but still pretty weak. We are bummed to say that as pretty as this one looks and as much as we love Pokemon, this candle was a miss for us.
Finally, we tried the Hunger Games inspired Mockingjay candle. This one looks the coolest out of the three we tried. Absolutely adore the Hunger Games details! This candle had a low-medium throw in the big room, but once we moved it to our bathroom (which is bigger than the spare bathroom, but not by much), it had a bit more success. This one is fruity and a little bit complex because of the ginger element. The clementine is sweet, but not too sweet, though I think the mixture interacts with one another before it's burning. It smelled strange when we huffed it before lighting the candle, but when it was burning, it was a lot more straightforward. I wish this had been a teensy bit stronger, though! Provided you burn this in an smaller/more enclosed space, you'll most likely enjoy it if you like warm/citrus blends.

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to Happy Piranha for letting us try these candles and sending them all the way to the states from Cornwall, England! We really appreciate you taking the time to do this for us, and we even have our eye on some other candles to order when we're finished with these three!

Please visit Happy Piranha all over the internet for your geeky/nerdy candle needs!

*these candles were sent to us free of change for review, but we were not further compensated and all thoughts are our own.


  1. FIRE WHISKEY!!!! Oh my good gravy those candles are cute but I need that spicy whiskey. So cool! Happy you got to take them for a spin!

  2. Loving the Hunger Games/Mockingjay version. Bravo to them on the detail, and that whimsical business card. I seem to have poor luck with tin candles, but should retry sometime. Nice haul.


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