Monday, September 3, 2012

A product review and a giveaway- Goose Creek Candles Co!

How many of you are fans of scented candles? I am sure many of you are. Well, maybe it was just me but I find it hard to come across a good scented candle. Fortunately, I was introduced to an amazing scented candle, thanks to the nice people at Goose Creek Candle.


Goose Creek Candle Company was founded in 1998 by Chuck Meece. At first, Chuck produced his candles from his home with the help of his wife, Tamara. Tamara dreamed of a career in teaching and even went to college to earn a degree in elementary education. As time goes by, Chuck's desire to become a small business owner strengthened so the two set out to make Chuck's dream a reality. Now, all Goose Creek Candle products are made in a bustling facility in Kentucky. Thousands of candles are sold weekly to customers nationwide and around the world. All products are hand poured. Highly fragrant smokeless scented candles made them a popular choice among candle lovers.

Goose Creek Candle generously sent me a 39 oz. American Heirloom scented candle of my choice from their new 2012 collection to review recently. I picked the Iced Drew Drops Scented Jar Candle.


Multi-sided jar with beautiful polished silver embossed lid.

While I was opening the packaging, I already caught a whiff of the wonderful scent although the lid was still fully covered. (and obviously was not lit). I discovered an amazingly fresh scent when I opened the lid of the candle jar. 

I was working around the house and didn't have the time to enjoy my new scented candle so I promptly cover the lid and put it on my kitchen countertop. Believe it or not, long after I covered the lid, the scent still lingered for another hour or two. The lid has been opened for a mere few seconds only so I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed!


I decided to try out the candle while browsing a few design books in my master bedroom when I had my quiet and alone time (I am sure moms everywhere can appreciate, yes?) while my son was at school.


The Iced Dew Drops Scented Jar Candle didn't disappoint. With this amazing scented candle, it lifted my mood instantly and made an ordinary day at home felt extra special. The scent was cool, fresh and elegant at the same time. I love that it had just the right amount of fragrance to fill the room. The scent was strong enough yet didn't feel overpowering with the added benefit of being smokeless. Now let's be honest, can you truly enjoy a scented candle with horrid black smoke? Well, I can't.

Previously, I have tried a few scented candles and aromatherapy oils (supposedly "good ones") but none met my expectations. I can hardly smell the fragrances at all and I have been known to have a keen sense of smell, as testified by my husband and family members. LOL. Now you understand why I said a good scented candle was hard to come by. 

I was so glad to have found Goose Creek Candle because now my search for a good scented candle was finally over. No wonder they deemed their candles are the strongest in the market. I absolutely agree, no exaggeration there. You can check out other rave reviews here

*I received this product to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are entirely my own.


If you are looking for an amazing scented candle, you are in luck because Goose Creek Candle decided to give away a 16 oz. scented candle (90 hours burning time!) from their American Heirloom collection to one of you! The winner can pick any scent from the 22 options below:


Goose Creek Candle also graciously offer 25% off your entire purchase starting today through September 30, 2012. Just enter coupon code 0902 during checkout to receive your discounts. 

So what do you do to win this giveaway? It's easy!

To enter:

You must be a resident of the United States.

1. Be a follower of Mix And Chic blog via Google Friend Connect and let me know why you want to win a scented candle from the American Heirloom collection. (one basic entry)

For additional entries (an extra entry for each of the following):

2. 'Like' Mix And Chic on Facebook and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

3. 'Like' Goose Creek Candle on Facebook and leave a separate comment. (hint: they always have great coupon codes)

4. 'Follow' Mix And Chic on Twitter and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)


5. 'Follow' Goose Creek Candle on Twitter  and leave a separate comment.

6.'Follow' Mix And Chic on Pinterest and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a  separate comment as well).


7. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook status (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment. 

8. Tweet about this giveaway (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment.

9. Bonus question: Let me know which scent you will pick if you win. 

The last day for entries is September 12, 2012. The winner will  be chosen by random.org and announced on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Good luck! 

77 comments:

  1. I follow Mix and Chic via GFC.
    All of the scents sound delicious! I'd love to try the Vanilla Cashmere one.

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  2. I Like Mix and Chic on Facebook.

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  3. Following Goose Creed Candle Co. on Facebook.

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  4. Following Mix and Chic on Twitter.

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  5. Following Goose Creek Candle on Twitter.

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  6. Following Mix and Chic on Pinterest.

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  7. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/Eligonma/status/242706284338614272

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  8. Shared on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/Eligonma/posts/430215650353057

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  9. Oh no, what a pity I'm not a resident even though I visit the States quite regular basis. Next time I'll go and buy one of those scented candles! It sounded so fabulous!
    This far my favourite has been Diptyque's Lilac - gorgeous scent!

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  10. GFC Follower as Amy Orvin and I want to win a nice candle for my mom.
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  11. 'Liked' Mix And Chic on Facebook as Amy Orvin
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  12. 'Liked' Goose Creek Candle on Facebook as Amy Orvin
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  13. 'Following' Mix And Chic on Twitter as @amyorvin
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  14. 'Following' Goose Creek Candle on Twitter as @amyorvin
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  15. 'Following' Mix And Chic on Pinterest as Amy Orvin
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  16. shared on facebook as Amy Orvin-https://www.facebook.com/amyorvin?ref=tn_tnmn#!/amyorvin/posts/103559293130549

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  17. tweet-https://twitter.com/amyorvin/status/242734015063408640

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  18. If I win, I'd choose Angel Kiss.
    Thank you for the giveaway!!

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  19. I'm following you on twitter @womenfest. The fragrance that gets
    my attention is Orange Clove. I make clove studded oranges at
    Christmas time and would love to have the smell last year round.

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  20. I would love to win one of these candles because there's just something about having a candle lit that feels so luxurious! And I've never tried a smokeless candle before so I'd love to see what they are like!

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  21. I am a follower on Google Friend Connect and I would love to win the Vanilla Bean scent. It is one of the few scents I can tolerate in this pregnancy, and I'd love to have the house smelling nice before she gets here!

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  22. Oh, I didn't know the scent was a separate entry! Dark vanilla bean!

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  23. I follow on Pinterest! www.pinterest.com/tamaranicole

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  24. I follow you on GFC. I want one for my bathroom so when I take long hot baths I can enjoy the aroma.

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  25. Tweeted https://twitter.com/MyCraftyHomLife/status/244770026987601920

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  26. Following on gfc - Kelynnma.. and I absolutely love candles and like trying new brands.. and the scent Spiced Gourmet sounds amazing!

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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  27. Following Mix and Chic on fb - Kelynnma

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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  28. Following Goose Creek on fb - Kelynnma

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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  29. Following Mix and Chic on twitter - kelseeeeylynn

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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  30. Following Goose Creek on twitter - kelseeeeylynn

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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  31. Following on Pinterest :) - kelynn

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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  32. Tweeted :) https://twitter.com/kelseeeeylynn/status/244797018835415040

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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  33. Hmm I'd say Maple Toddy or Spiced Gourmet :)

    kelynnma(at)gmail.com

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  34. Follow with GFC (Angie) I've never tried their candles before. Smokeless is a good thing too

    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  35. already follow on facebook (Angie B.)

    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  36. already follow mix and chic on twitter as @angiewith3

    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  37. Follow goose creek candle on twitter as @angiewith3

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  38. tweet: https://twitter.com/angiewith3/status/244817303450034176

    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  39. So hard to pick one, I'm going between the maple toddy, whipped pumpkin latter, and Strawberry rhubarb

    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  40. I think I would go with whipped pumpkin latte or maple toddy!
    GFC ohsmiledarling
    ohsmiledarling(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I would love to try a new candle company! I love candles and that package of the candles is so elegant!
    gfc ohsmiledarling
    ohsmiledarling(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I follow goose creek on twitter ohsmiledarling!

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  43. I follow you on pinterest ohsmiledarling!

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  44. Shared on facebook!
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=446999262011831&id=100001193592754

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  45. tweet!
    https://twitter.com/ohsmiledarling/status/244847939363684354

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  46. I follow with GFC.

    I would love to win because you are right... a good scented candle is hard to come by. I've heard alot of good things about their candles and haven't had a chance to try them out myself just yet.

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow you on twitter (@Sleepyheadedmom)

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow goose creek candle on twitter (@Sleepyheadedmom)

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  49. I retweeted you tweet about the giveaway https://twitter.com/MixandChic/status/245007536938442752 (should say on there that I retweeted it @Sleepyheadedmom)

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  50. Liked Mix And Chic on Facebook. :)

    sayla_vee@yahoo.com

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  51. 'Liked' Goose Creek Candle on Facebook

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  52. 'Following' Mix And Chic on Pinterest

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  53. If I won it would be a toss up between "White Linen" and "Iced Dew Drop".

    sayla_vee@yahoo.com

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  54. 'Following' Mix And Chic on Twitter

    sayla_vee@yahoo.com

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  55. 'Following' Goose Creek Candle on Twitter

    sayla_vee@yahoo.com

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  56. Following Mix And Chic blog via Google Friend Connect

    sayla_vee@yahoo.com

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  57. I would choose Whipped Pumpkin Latte

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  58. I am a public follower of yours on GFC (Carolsue).
    I'd love to win cause I am a candle fanatic -- I love burning candles in every room, and trying different scents.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  59. I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  60. I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
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  61. I like Goose Creek on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  62. I follow you on Pinterest as cezovski9
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  63. I shared this on my Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/MsCarolsueA/posts/101653126658985
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  64. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/MsCarolsueA/status/245446293655261184
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  65. http://www.goosecreekcandle.com/medium-spice-cake-scented-jar-candle
    gfc jelaws5
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  66. like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws
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  67. like gcc on fb Julie A Scott Laws
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  68. I follow Goose Creek on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  69. I'd like the Spun Sugar scented candle
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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