The candle is expected, amazing; however packaging and shipping could use some modifications. For a $180 candle, it should be boxed and well packaged to prevent breakage. While the candle arrive unharmed, it is beyond me how. They were loosely packed with only brown packing paper haphazardly interwoven between them. I will buy this candle again, as I love it, but I hope the next one arrives in more secure packaging.