Posts tagged Candles

scent profiles: fall fragrances worth burning

Vanilla and cinnamon; honey, plum and pumpkin — warm, sweet and distinct, the aromas of fall are comforting and evocative. Even if you live in year-round tropical climes, just a hint of scent can create a feeling of autumnal bliss. A well-placed candle will lift your spirit as the season rolls in.  Ranging from earthy to exotic, here are our top choices for autumnal aromatics. More >

burning the wick at soy ends….

Girls love things that smell delicious — perfumes, oils, good cooking and, of course, candles. Candles can set the tone, change a room, or create a fresh-scented atmosphere. But do you ever wonder just what you’re breathing in while they’re burning down? Is it just a sweet scent or it could be icky chemicals?

The remedy? Soy candles. I recently purchased these amazing soy candles from Etsy in an effort to refresh my living space.  Perfectly scented, dye-free, and 100% soy, they’re filled into rustic 8 oz. Mason jars.  These candles are made in small batches and hand-poured. Did I mention that they’re Vegan friendly? Check out my faves below.

Pink Sangria


Pink Sangria is a thirst quenching fragrance, made with Spanish sangria, Valencia orange, and tropical pineapple slices garnished  with  a Maraschino cherry on top.

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Light My Candle

It comes as no surprise that one of the most romantic lyrics in music history is the late Teddy Pendergrass’

 

Turn off the lights…and light a candle.

Tonight I’m in a romantic mood, yeah.

Perhaps I’m just biased towards ol’ Teddy, since my parents met at one of his concerts. Talk about a 70’s love connection!

Well, this Valentine’s season, make like Mr. P and get that candle-lit glow with a few of my favorite luxurious brands. Your sweetie won’t know whether to kiss ya or sniff ya!

  • I burn candles non-stop in every room of my house- literally, it’s the live version of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. And the brand that I rely on to keep going and going and going is Voluspa. Deliciously fragrant and with crazy burn power, these Kings of Kandles are worth every (s)cent. I am OBSESSED with the Makassar Ebony & Peach Candle. I don’t usually do the fruity scents, but this mixture is so intoxicating and sophisticated. No Fruit Roll-Up smellin’ candles here. Other Voluspa scents that I love are Crisp Champagne,
  • The extraordinarily extravagant Jonathan Adleris the leader of my new style religion. And his beyond glorious candle line makes me want to praise the Fashion Gods! I swear I had a “moment” when I took a whiff of the Big Sur candle which mixes bergamot, vetiver, cedar and nutmeg. Other scents in this destination-themed collection are Capri, Palm Beach and Acapulco.
  •  For the girly-girl who wants her home to smell just as luscious as she, Tyler Candles are it! This hip brand has scents titled “High-Maintenance,” “Diva,” and “Hollywood” that could give even the most fragrant of eau de toilette a run for its money.
  •  The most intriguing aspect of Dayna Decker’s couture candle collection is the EcoWood Wick, made from organic wood and designed to burn cleaner than a traditional cotton wick. The gorgeous glass candleholders will add a touch of style to any room in the house, and even the wax is made as eco-friendly as possible. Talk about chic gone green. Some of my favorite scents include Rose and Violetta.

All right Tartelettes, Mimi has given you the tools for a little V-day romance. So get to shoppin’ then smoochin ;)

Xo,

Amelia

PB Candles

I’m obsessed with these new candles from Pottery Barn – the colors are beautiful (this pictures doesn’t even do them justice) but the best part is the smell – very fresh and clean – I wish I could cover my apartment with them! But that would be a tad much – hahaha – Heather H