Reviewed by Amanda Gazzard
“As the sun begins to set and the shadows lengthen on the wall take a match and light the wick on Kisa. Settle into a cosy chair and relax. Watch as Kisa burns. Look at her shadow on the wall. A lazy warping profile of a kitten in the gathering evening darkness. But look closer. That is no kitten’s profile. That is a skeleton’s profile! Now look back at your candle. Your cute kitten’s now melted skin has peeled back to reveal a menacing flame scorched skeleton. Its sharp teeth glinting in the candlelight and fire filled eyes staring back at you unblinking and unamused.”
Now I love burning candles and was excited to review the PyroPet Candle as this is something I have not seen before.
Upon receiving the item, it was very well packaged in a smart cardboard box, with a design on the outside giving you a glimpse of what to expect whilst the candle is burning down.
I am reviewing the Kisa Cat candle. Kisa means Kitty in Icelandic. The candle is completely different from other candles I have seen or used before; it has a metal skeleton of a cat inside!
PyroPets state when the candle is lit, the wax will slowly melt away revealing the skeleton inside, with fire blazing in its eyes
The size of the candle is 17 x 7.5 x 11.5 cm (6.7 x 2.9 x 4.5 inches). I must admit it is an impressive size and I was a little dubious that there may be excessive melted wax pouring off of as it burns down. Just to be on the safe side I placed it initially in a dish, but I was impressed there was little to no mess. The candle did not excessively smoke even when the flame was on the metal.
The colour of the candle was a light purple. The candles come in various colours and also various designs of animals, each with a metal skeleton inside of the corresponding animal.
PyroPets do advertise approx. burning time of 20+ hours and I have to say I am more than impressed as it was well over 25 hours+ burning time. I did not burn the candle in one go so this may have helped for the lengthy burning time.
The candle is made from Paraffin wax. It would have been nice if there was a scent to the candle as I feel this would have added that something a little extra to this already unique candle. There was no smell at all, pleasant or unpleasant.
Overall, I am impressed with this candle. It made for a good conversation starter especially as the candle started to reveal the skeleton inside. Initially I kept watching the candle as I was eager to see the skeleton appear. Fortunately, as the candle burns slowly I soon became less obsessed and enjoyed the candle for its worth.
This would make an ideal gift for any candle lover.
I would rate this product 4½ stars, only because it would have been nice to have a scent with the candle but this is a personal choice.
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