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Fragrant Jewels Candles - Jewelry Candle Trend

I'm sure by now you have seen them, the companies out there that are selling hidden jewelry in a candle.  I suppose it is somewhat along the lines of a high end prize in the cereal box?  Anyway, as a member of Swagbucks (which you should totally join to earn gift cards) I often see special promotions for different kinds of items.  Essentially, it is like a Mr Rebates type of site, and you can shop traditionally, but they also have special offers, somewhat more like Groupon.  In this case, if you purchased from Fragrant Jewels, you received a certain amount of Swagbucks, which you can then use to 'purchase' gift cards.  For example, 1,000 Swagbucks could become a $10 Amazon gift card.  I had seen the offer for Fragrant Jewels a handful of times before, but my household candles were finally running low, so I decided to give it a shot!

(Side note: the Fragrant Jewels offer seems to come and go on this 'popular' page, so keep checking back.)

I ordered one candle, the Jasmine Gardenia candle, and signed up for their new Passport club to receive their candle of the month, themed for various places around the world.  I also found one of their 'scratcher' offers and won a free extra ring. : )

My shipment arrived about 4 days later (but note I'm on the same coast as their HQ, so East Coasters it could take a tad longer).  It was very well packaged with lots of paper padding, and each candle was shipped in their own box inside a large box.  There was even MORE padding inside their boxes.  So my little friends stayed intact!

My extra ring was an adorable pink ring that you can see in the photo below... although it kept photographing without the color : (

But on to the Passport club.  With my special Passport candle, came this super cute pink envelop complete with a wax stamp closure (nice touch!).  Inside was a pink 'passport' so I can place all of the stickers that I collect from my 'trips' around the world.  Every time a candle arrives, so will a sticker, boarding pass, and postcard... with a new scent of course.

Here is more detail on what's included:
- EXCLUSIVE CANDLE
Each scent is available exclusively to Passport holders and for one month only, and includes a ring and chance to win a $10,000 ring.
- FRAGRANCE PASSPORT
A personalized Fragrance
Passport for your own collection of unforgettable destinations.
- BOARDING PASS
A ticket to that month’s candle destination featuring a colorful seal and clues about next month’s destination.
- DESTINATION POSTCARD
A postcard featuring that month’s travel destination. Collect for yourself, or send to a friend to let her know where you’re traveling.

This month was the Lokelani Lei candle signifying Maui, Hawaii.
I have been alternating my two candle scents (one upstairs and one downstairs), and they are definitely strong, and easily fill the rooms with their fragrance.  I'm excited to try the grapefruit one next and would love if they added more citrus/light scents.  I'm not entirely in to the super sweet or 'fresh linens' type of scents.  Previously I was burning the Pink Sands by Yankee candle.

Inside all of their candles, bath bombs, and scent beads are a ring that is valued between $10-$10,000!  Once you get to the ring (which is wrapped up and about halfway down in the candle), you input the code into their 'vault' to find out what it's worth.  Obviously the super expensive ones are not actually IN the candle, and they will send to you later (from what I have read on their Facebook).  My extra ring was valued at $25.

Since I never win ANYTHING, ever, I anticipate my two candle rings will probably be worth right around the same amount.  It's just my luck.

Anyway, it is a fun idea, and if you think about it, you are getting a candle AND jewelry, so you can justify paying a bit more than say buying a candle at Marshalls.  BUT if you sign up for Swagbucks, I ended up getting I think 1,500 Swagbucks, which means I basically got a $15 credit back!  Great for Mother's Day gifts, b-days or yourself!


My only issue with the candles is they seem to get the weird mushroom heads on the wicks more than normal candles.  I just searched for the reason and found this explanation "A "fragrance mushroom" is a carbon build up on your wick. This is just a friendly reminder that your have purchased a highly scented, handmade candle! If you see a "fragrance mushroom" on your wick, extinguish the candle, trim the wick to 1/4", relight and enjoy."  So I guess it is a good thing?  Who knew.  I just wish it didn't cause some sparking! : (  I have to be better about cutting them off!

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The cool thing about Swagbucks is if you download their Chrome extension, you can earn Swagbucks literally just by searching online (it gives you Google results)!  I will do a more extensive post on easy earning with them later. (Update: see our full post on the lazy ways to earn on Swaybacks)

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