Archive for October, 2010

Candles for the Holidays

Posted by on Oct 22 2010 | holiday candles

Candles are an essential part of the holiday tradition the world over. Candles add a glow of light and scent to your celebrations and are a perfect way to decorate. They are also deeply symbolic of the lightness of hope that comes at the darkest part of the year. There are many ways that you can make candles part of your holidays this year:

1) Give candles as gifts. Candles make wonderful gifts, because they are both practical and luxurious. Quality luxury candles are always appreciated – your recipients will enjoy a new luxury candle to try and will think of you every time they light the candle in their home. Candles are also appropriate for just about everyone on your gift. For this reason, it pays to have a few extra luxury candles gift-wrapped around your home for those “surprise” gift exchanges. One great option for gift-giving is the Archipelago Cinnamon Spice candle, made of a high quality soy wax blend and carefully hand poured. With a wonderful scent of cinnamon and spices, it’s a great candle for gift-giving.

2) Tuck unlit luxury scented holiday candles among your holiday cards, gift wrap, and ribbons. It will give your gifts a little extra bit of scent and holiday spirit. One candle you may want to use to scent your holiday papers with is the Baroness von Neumann Fete Candle. With a rich scent of orange, Seychelles cinnamon, clove, Norwegian pine, patchouli and amberwood, this candle will delight all your senses and make your gift-wrapping extra-special. Plus, once your wrapping materials and cards are wonderfully scented, you can also burn your scented candle as a nice treat for yourself.

3) Decorate your home with candles. Richly scented and richly hued holiday candles are the perfect way to decorate for the holidays – effortlessly. Group holiday candles on a mantelpiece or near some greenery for attractive eye-catching decorations and decorate your holiday table with beautifully lit holiday candles. One great candle to decorate with is the Cire Trudon Nazareth (Smell of Christmas) Candle. Richly scented with clove, cinnamon and orange, this candle comes in a beautiful deep burgundy and gold glass jar that will look regal with your holiday décor.

4) Use scented holiday candles to keep your home smelling wonderful for guests. During the holidays, it can be a little more challenging to keep your home smelling fresh, especially with groups of guests and lots of cooking underway! Holiday scented candles can help keep your home smelling its best while you entertain.

5) Use holiday candles to unwind. Everyone is more hectic at holiday time, with long lists of gifts to buy and things to do. Lighting a candle and basking in its light or taking a candle-lit bath are wonderful ways to unwind and really appreciate the magic of the season.

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Ecoya Candles

Posted by on Oct 17 2010 | ecoya candles

If you are looking for quality candles with wonderful scents and an environmental conscience, Ecoya Candles may be just what you are looking for. Ecoya Candles are hand poured in Australian made and crafted from a natural soy wax. Since they are made in Australia, you can be assured that Ecoya Candles are made under ethical conditions, since strict labor regulations protect Australian workers. As well, since the candles are made from a natural soy wax, they are made from a renewable resource that produces little soot and virtually no smoke to pollute your indoor environment. Ecoya Candles are even made with 100% cotton, natural and lead-free wicks.

Ecoya Candles are based on Hungarian traditional recipes for natural home fragrance products made from quality essential oils and quality fragrances. Each Ecoya Candle comes beautifully wrapped in elegant black and white packaging. Each candle also comes in several sizes and styles. The Sorrento Black Jar candle is 10 ounces and burns for 75 hours. The Metro Glass Jar candle is 9.2 ounces and burns for 50 hours. The tin candle is 6 ounces and burns for 30 hours. The travel tin candle is indeed perfect for travel, as it is only 2.1 ounces – small enough to fit into any luggage – but burns for an impressive 15 hours. All Ecoya Candle scents are also available as handy and body wash, hand and body lotion, soap, and a diffuser, so you can add fragrance to both your home and your body at the same time.

There is a whole world of Ecoya Candlesto explore. The Ecoya French Pear Candle combines notes of cinnamon, star anise, apples, allspice, juniper berries, cranberries, nutmeg, tropical fruit, and passionfruit notes. The Ecoya Wild Frangipani Candle combines the fragrances of frangipani and rose. The Ecoya Lemongrass & Ginger Candle has a warm, spicy scent that is at once exotic and relaxing. The Ecoya Lotus Flower Candle recaptures the scent of one of the most exotic and sought-after flowers in the world, while the Ecoya Sweet Pea & Jasmine Candle captures the spicy notes of jasmine with the sweet and fresh fragrance of sweet pea. The Ecoya Vanilla Bean Candle is perfect if you want a warm, rich scent, as it captures the fragrance of a fresh vanilla bean perfectly. Each candle creates a rich fragrance that is true and pure and each smells intoxicatingly wonderful. Whether you are looking to add a wonderful fragrance to your home or want to unwind with a little luxury aromatherapy, these candles are sure to please.

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Carrière Frères Candles

Posted by on Oct 11 2010 | carrière frères candles

Carrière Frères Candles have a long and established pedigree. The company that now makes Carrière Frères Candles was first started in the nineteenth century but was based on candle craftsmanship dating back a hundred years. Two brothers founded the company that now makes Carrière Frères Candles after perfecting wax making and candle-making The brothers created a first night-light candle, one that burned six hours without soot, smoke, and other basic discomforts. By 1889, the brothers were given a gold medal for their candles at the Exposition Universelle. Since that year, Carrière Frères Candles have been granted to the the Basilique du Sacré Coeur up to present day. The basilica and its protectors believe that the Carrière Frères Candles provide the high quality that the historic monument deserves.

Today, Carrière Frères Candles are made on a premise of modern innovation and traditions. While the tradition of fine waxes and fine old-world craftsmanship lives one, Carrière Frères Candles today are also designed for modern living. In fact, Carrière Frères Candles were among the first candles to use an all-vegetable wax. With no paraffin, Carrière Frères Candles burn odor-free and smoke-free. The special wax also makes the scents of the candles to burn truer and to burn longer, allowing for long-lasting and clean-burning candles that are high on quality. Carrière Frères Candles burn for 50 hours and produce virtually no soot.

The makers of Carrière Frères Candles originally hired botanists as well as perfume experts to create wonderful scents. Today, that tradition continues. Carrière Frères Candles use the latest innovations in scent as well as timeless techniques and perfumes to create intoxicating fragrance bouquets. Customers can choose from the Carrière Frères  Cedrus Atlantica (Cedar) Candle,  the Carrière Frères – Cucumis Melo (Melon) Candle, the Carrière Frères Ebenus (Ebony) Candle, the Carrière Frères – Ficus Carica (Fig Tree) Candle, Carrière Frères Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiaré) Candle, the Carrière Frères Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Candle, the Carrière Frères Lonicera Fragrantissima (Honeysuckle) Candle, the Carrière Frères Lycopersicon Esculentum (Tomato) Candle, the Carrière Frères Nilgiri (Nilgiri Tea) Candle, the Carrière Frères Polianthes Tuberosa (Tuberose) Candle, the Carrière Frères Prunus Amygdalus (Bitter Almond) Candle, the Carrière Frères Rosa Damascena (Damask Rose) Candle, the Carrière Frères Saccharum (Sugarcane) Candle, the Carrière Frères Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Candle, and the Carrière Frères Viola Odorata (Sweet Violet) Candle. Each candle is carefully made with one true note of fragrance, designed to be true and beautiful in its simplicity.

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