Rated 1 out of 5 by Logcabin2 centerpiece-round,red,single candle
I purchased and sent 5 of this one as gifts last year and 2 more for me. It was just so perfect and almost too large for our tables. Much, much, much to my surprise and ever so shocked!! This one has to be for the doll house table. Whatever happened? There surly must be a tree shortage this year. I am so glad i did not order 7 of them again. And so glad we have some pines in our woods so i can at least add some more pine branches to the sponges ever so bare spots.Not worth the cost to send back. Gosh it just doesn't compare to last years. Not worth the chance for next time either.
Cabin on the hill-
November 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by PandaLady DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
This product arrived looking mostly dead. The needles were dry and unhealthy and run down. The centerpiece was not full and looked shabby. I was VERY disappointed. I will never buy this product again.
December 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tate1000 Not attractive
Received as a gift. Very disappointing. I agree with the other reviewers that this product should be rethought/removed. The two wads of cloth make no sense. I wanted to look at the picture on the website to see what it was suppose to look like. I couldn't tell if it was something that just got stuck to the centerpiece in transit. But the picture looks pretty similar, but better than it actually is. The centerpiece was flat, greenery and bow. It didn't have a strong scent and the needles were dried out and falling off when it arrived. And it really was not attractive. I had to remove the ugly bow and cloth wads to make it bearable. I would hope llbean would revamp this product next year.
December 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CockerPrincess high expectations, disappointing reality
Received the 3 candle arrangement today from a friend. Really isn't worth the money when compared to similar arrangements that the local florist/garden center had made up. This one doesn't smell at all! Had hoped for a fir smell/balsam smell to brighten up the holidays since I don't have a tree anymore. The plastic container is really cheap looking; the greenery is so-so (not worth what she paid). All in all, I'd never tell the people that I'm unhappy with their gift, but by golly I'd think twice before ordering anything like this online! I had high expectations, but the arrangement doesn't seem to look as fresh as the one in the photo.
December 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by nana0211 disappointed
i ordered the balsam three candle center piece and it did not live up to the description given in the catalog. it was small and not much greenery. only one type of fir the short tips, and two clumps of something, not sure what they are suppose to be. that was too much to pay for what it looks like. i was really disappointed
December 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by M1D2K3 poor quality
Received this "centerpiece" today as a gift from my mother. It is very skimpy for the high price LL Bean is charging. It doesn't look half as nice as the photo on line. The bow is very small and the greens were flattened by the packaging. It isn't worth a quarter of what my mom paid.
December 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sadrecipient57 Sad recipient
What a waste of money! No smell to the greenery. Needles falling all over the table even though it just arrived. I wish I had received a thoughtful gift instead of this.
December 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ChaplinRocks No actually balsam
As someone who lives in Maine I know the difference between the various evergreens here. I received this as a gift in the mail. While it is lovely to look at. The greens are 95% fir tips with two balsam sprigs. I also don't get the nice balsam christmassy scent. It is a pretty table decoration but don't call it balsam...
December 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by swimjockey Dispointed
I purchased the 3 candle center piece for my mom for Christmas last year. (2013) It was not like the picture that was presented online. It was skimpy, and there where no Balsam pine at all in the arrangement. It had the long needle pine as the main greenery. It also looked a bit dried out too. For the price, I just didn't think it was worth it. I wanted to try it again, but since my last experience was not good. Shipping was great and it did arrive in plenty of time.
December 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Winterpine Traditional Balsam Centerpiece w/3 candles NotSmal
Especially love the smell. Greenery is good. Decorations OK. Dinky red bow does NOT replicate the red bow in picture - which is a disappointment. I would not have expected this from LLBean. I ordered four of these centerpieces, mailed to four recipients (including me), and I wish I were satisfied with the bow. I would recommend this to a friend, with reservations about the dinky bow.
December 9, 2014