Although I tend to lean towards the more kinky additions to the bedroom, I’m still a huge fan of massage. For the times we want to get up close and intimate it seems to be our ideal go to. Lelo gave me the chance to try out a luxury Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle. Of course I was more than happy to accept their generous offer! The only hard part was choosing which scent.
In usual Lelo style the packaging surrounding the candle is luxurious. There is a sleek black card box with a thicker black card insert. Between the candle and the lid is a white foam cushion with a Lelo label attached. One of the things I love about the Lelo brand is the guaranteed pleasure from the moment you open your package. You can see that time and thought has gone into making the whole experience special.
The soy-based candle’s encased in a black glass jar. I did think it was a jar I would keep, but some of the black has chipped around the rim. Of course it has no effect on the use of the candle and the chipping is very minor. The lid is a solid metal. I tried to bend it to ensure its robustness and it stood firm to my attempts. The lid handle is plastic and a semi clear golden brown. The hole of the handle is just large enough to fit a finger through. Another small niggle though, it is loosely fitted and so can be spun around like an unthreaded screw. Effects use? No and I’m just grateful to have a lid to keep dust at bay.
The Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle comes in three different aromas. These are:
⦁ Vanilla and Creme De Cacao
⦁ Snowpear and Cedarwood
⦁ Black Pepper and pomegranate
I chose the Vanilla and Creme De Cacao. The reason being that I love the aroma of vanilla and I know it is an aphrodisiac. It smells amazing, with a subtle scent rather than over powering one. There are definitely more obvious notes of vanilla then cacao. If you are a fan of sweet scents then you would love the vanilla and creme de cacao.
Giving A Massage
It took about half an hour of burning time for there to be a sufficient amount of massage oil. I blew out the candle and poured the oil into my hand. It does say to wait 30 seconds but I got straight in there and it was bareably hot. You should probably be more patient than I was. I had concerns the glass jar may be too hot but it was hardly even warm. Rubbing my hands together I then started massaging my partners back. The oil seemed to solidify and didn’t lubricate the skin very effectively. I soon had lumps of candle wax on my fingers. I had more success poring the oil straight onto his back and then massaging it in. Although it absorbed quickly it was enough lubrication for a ten minute massage. It would have lasted longer but we always have short massage sessions. As I am used to greasier massage oils this was a new experience, but not a bad one. Based on the below quote from the Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle product page, it was the desired experience.
Receiving A Massage
Since the half hour burn time only made enough oil for one massage, we burned the candle during and a while after. I wasn’t about to give a massage and not get one in return! I’m greedy like that. The feeling of warm melted wax dripping onto your skin is amazing. It makes your whole body tingle. As he worked the oil in there was definitely more friction then I am used to. It falls just shy of seeming like there is no lubrication at all. My regular masseuse does often comment on how much oil my skin absorbs. So it may be less lubricating due to my skin type. The massage was incredibly relaxing and it was quite a treat to not have a layer of grease left on me.
Lelo made this candle using only natural ingredients. With things like shea butter and apricot kernel oil, both well-known for their benefits to the body. Having had it massaged into my skin I could feel a very clear difference. My skin felt smoother and softer. This was even the case 24 hours after I had the massage.
Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle – Overall Impressions
Although I generally prefer oilier massage candles, the benefits to my skin are too amazing to pass up. If you use lower end massage candles like me, then the lack of lubrication may take some getting used to.
Both myself and my partner enjoyed the sensual experience this candle provided us. After experiencing an all natural candle, I can’t imagine using one with less desirable ingredients again. Fortunately Lelo’s estimated 36 hours of burn time seems accurate. So there will be many more luxury massages in my near future.
If you want to purchase a Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle, you can get one here for £24.90
The Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. This, as always, has no effect on my opinion of the product.