It was standing out proud with its light yellow pigment bright against the deep colors of red, green, purple and blue of the Christmas/holiday variants. How could I not pick up that little ray of sunshine, Febreze's Petal & Pure?
I smelled it briefly as I held it and was immediately intrigued - it was a sweet banana scent with a light white floral hue coming through behind it. Even though I didn't know if it was a new launch or not, the idea of a banana scented candle piqued my interest and I had to get it home to evaluate it.
After I did a bit of research, it turns out that Febreze Petal & Pure is indeed not a new launch. It was first seen on the shelves in February 2011, but I figure that since it was launched this year it is still relevant and new ... and interesting.
When I took the candle out of its packaging the cold throw was still of a good, strong strength smelling of banana, sweetness and light white floral. Needless to say I had high hopes for the hot throw.
Unfortunately, when tested in my evaluation room, the candle seemed to lose its scent. All that appeared to be emitted was a non-fragranced wax-base scent. When I put the candle out and allowed it to cool, once again the pleasantly fragrant fruity-banana-floral scent returned. How disappointing that it didn't appear to have a good hot throw!
Would I recommend the Febreze Petal & Pure candle? My answer is yes, but with a caveat. You see, I inadvertently tested the candle once more! I was in my kitchen and having no other fragrance handy I decided to light this candle. After awhile the room (which is open plan, I might add) was filled with a light sweet-floral scent with only minute hints of the unfragranced wax base underneath (which is the only scent I smelled in my small, windowless evaluation room).
Thus, the caveat: if you have a small room all you'll be smelling is candle wax and no sweet-fruit-floral fragrance!