The Absinthe + Sugar Water Ember Massage Candle by Jimmyjane is a limited-edition scent. Like all of Jimmyjane’s massage candles it is a soy and shea butter based candle free of paraffin, lead, and the normal nasty chemicals I like to mention. It rests inside of a beautiful porcelain container that has a pour spout in one corner for ease of use. The Jimmyjane logo is etched in the lid which is made to be turned over and used as a stand for the candle to rest on while burning. It says it will burn for up to 72 hours, but I’ve burned it for quite a few already and have hardly made a dent in the amount of wax.
It comes in JimmyJane’s traditional white box with a silver logo and black and red accents. It is well padded inside and also includes a little instruction booklet. I was confused to find that the ingredients for the Absinthe + Sugar Water scent specifically were not listed in the instruction booklet, assuming because it is a limited edition item. I contacted JimmyJane directly in order to get the ingredients list below.
One big negative to the candle, and the only one I’ve really found, is that if you’re in a hot area or it’s a hot day the massage wax has a tendency to melt on it’s own. This is pretty normal, however, for massage oil candles, since they have a lower melting point than most candles. This does mean that the “wax” can be used as a balm, moisturizer, or even a solid perfume oil if you love the scent so much, and I do.
I was worried that the Absinthe + Sugar Water scent would be too strong of a licorice (or fennel, really) scent, since that is the most predominant taste of absinthe, but the combination of fennel, fig, lemon, and wormwood combines to be a subtle yet spicy fragrance. I’m not big on licorice and while there is a hint of licorice-like scent it is not overpowering or distracting for me. I actually really love the way this candle smells.
The wax is smooth and silky, it doesn’t feel greasy or tacky or weird like some massage oils have the tendency to do, but rather sinks into your skin and makes it that much more soft and deliciously scented. It’s a perfect massage oil when melted completely and the pour spout makes it super simple to apply. While the normal full price of this limited edition candle is a little steep Kama Sutra Closet currently has it on sale at a price which I think is exceptionally reasonable.
Paraben Free: Yes
Scents: Fennel, Fig, Lemon, and Wormwood
Ingredients: Soy, Shea butter, Aloe vera, Jojoba, Vitamin E, Ambrettolide IFF, Cashmeran, Cedarwood Oil Atlas (Pola), Citral Syn., Citronellol Pure (Extra), Damascenone, Dimethyl Benzyl Carbinyl Butyrate (DMBCB), Dimethyl Anthranilate, Ethyl Linalool, Floropal, Galaxolide 50 IPM, Gamma Octalactone, Geraniol (Couer), Geranyl Acetate Syn 85%, Hedione, Helional, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde (HCA), Hydroxycitronellal, Iso E Super, Isopropyl Myristate, Jasmal, L-Carvone, Leaf Alcohol, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Nerol Syn. 95%, Nerol Acetate Syn. 95%, Orange Oil Florida, Stemone, Stryallyl Acetate, Terpineol Prime, Terpinyl Acetate, Tonalid, Veloutone, Verdox, Vertenex (PTBCHA)