I purchased this candle due to the gorgeous packaging, of course. I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging! I bought the Watermint-scented candle (the others were sold out) and the scent is okay, a little strong, when sniffing it from the jar, but once you start burning the candle, the scent is much more diffuse and not so pungent. I wish that other scents were available, because I am definitely up for trying new scents. I am obsessed with making sure my home smells great when friends and family visit. I'm not certain what Watermint is supposed to smell like, but it doesn't smell minty. I have a hard time describing scents, but this has a spa-like scent, which is relaxing, not overwhelming. The jar is made of frosted glass with a silver-leaf like appearance. I am constantly burning a candle, so the lifespan of my candles last about one week. This candle is just over 3 ounces, so it was completely burned out within just over one week. I DO recommend this candle, but please, Birchbox, get the other scents so that I can try those out as well. Oh! and once the candle is completely burned out, you could use it as a makeup brush holder, or put a different wax in it to reuse. The jar is so beautiful! Thanks Birchbox!