Archive for May, 2011

Summer Candle Scents

Posted by on May 25 2011 | summer candles

Summer is the perfect time to light candles. There are plenty of ways to make beautiful scented candles work for you this season:

1) Dine alfresco with scented candles. Now that the weather has gotten warmer, it’s a great time of year to eat outdoors. Dinner alfresco can become a wonderful experience if you add a little light with scented candles. Try grouping candles together at the center of your table for a centerpiece or light a few large candles for a more dramatic look. Scented candles are especially wonderful for summer nights as they fill the night with fragrance, making you feel as though you are in a garden, even if you live in the city.

2) Light up your life and scent your home with scented candles. Scented candles are wonderful indoors. Many people choose the warmer weather to do some home cleaning. To get out odors and to create a pleasant, fresh atmosphere, light some candles.

3) Celebrate the season with fresh, light scents. Even if it’s rainy or overcast outside, you can bring in some summer indoors all season long. This is the time to put away the heavier, muskier scents and time to fill your home with light, fresh, summery scents. Light, fresh floral scents such as the Nest Peony Blanche Candle or the Diptyque Muguet Lily of the Valley Candle are perfect for this time of year.

4) Bring a few candles when you travel. It’s a secret that celebrities and frequent travelers know: when you travel, bringing along a candle or two can make your hotel room or vacation home smell cozy and fresh, no matter where you travel. Another tip: if you’re traveling with kids who might get homesick, bring along a candle scent that you often burn at home to make your travel accommodations more home-like.

5) Open up your beach house with candles. If you have a lake house, cabin, or cottage, this is likely the time of year when you will be opening up your second home. To make your vacation home instantly fresh and inviting, light a few scented candles. Fresh scents, such as the famous Votivo Red Currant Candle will instantly freshen up your vacation home and chase away any stale or musty odors.

6) Get ready for those summer storms with scented candles. Summer often means summer storms and power outages, especially if you are headed to the cabin or cottage. Stock up on luxury scented candles as well as regular candles. When the power goes out, luxurious scented candles such as the very summery Jonathan Adler Palm Beach Sunshine Candle transform any power outage into a wonderful event, with a beautiful light, luxury scent, and coziness.

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D.L. & Co Candles

Posted by on May 20 2011 | D.L. & Co candles

In the world of luxury candles, D.L. & Co candles stand out. Made from a special, patented blend of soy, palm, and maple waxes, these candles burn cleanly and create a richly scented atmosphere. The makers of D.L. & Co candles even have three collections for you to choose from: D.L. & Co. Signature Candles, Modern Alchemy Historical Candles, and D.L. & Co. Skull Candles. Each collection has its unique look and signature scents, perfect for a world of heavenly perfume and light.

D.L. & Co. candles are made to be little intricate gifts, designed to be unwrapped slowly and savored. Each candle in the collection is richly scented and very carefully packaged for a total gifting experience, whether you are giving a gift to yourself or someone else. Each candle is made with handmade perfume and features wonderful details such as silk ribbons, Burmese silk boxes, and more.

All D.L. & Co. candles are an experience to open. It begins with a stitched Burmese silk box, which contains your candle. The luxury box is from France and is so beautiful you will want to reuse it for your special trinkets. Inside the box is a special Swiss hand-pleated tissue, designed to preserve your candle and its fragrance. The candle itself is contained in a beautiful and reusable glass bowl, made from Australian sand.

As much attention is paid to the candle itself as to the packaging. The candles are made from the high-grade waxes which are often used in beauty products. The delicate palm, soy, and maple waxes in these candles burn cleanly and long, with minimal soot.

D.L. & Co. Signature Candles evoke European turn-of-the-century fashions, with scalloped glass, classic colors, and luxurious scents such as the D.L. & Co. Angel’s Trumpet Candle, the D.L. & Co. Black Dahlia Candle, the D.L. & Co. Essence of Green Candle, the D.L. & Co. Fleuer d’Oranger Candle, the D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Candle, D.L. & Co. Pink Pepper Candle, the D.L. & Co. Rouge Candle, and the D.L. & Co. Thorn Apple Candle. For those looking for something a little different, the unscented D.L. & Co. Skull Candles fit the bill. The candles in this collection as shaped from black wax into skulls and packaged into special black boxes. Perfect for those who like a little bit of Gothic in their life, these candles are a sure conversation piece. DL’s Modern Alchemy candle contain rare extracts and scented oils; each candle in the collection is designed to be evocative of a special moment in history. For example, candles in this collection include the Modern Alchemy D.L. & Co. Salem Candle and the Modern Alchemy D.L. & Co. Boston Tea Party Candle.

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Chilanthropy Candles by Rey Herrera

Posted by on May 13 2011 | chilanthropy candles

Many people who adore scented candles want to make the world a more beautiful place – after all, they light candles to bring light and scent into their lives. For a long time, candles have been symbolic of light and hope. Now, Chilanthropy Candles allow you to create a beautiful environment in your home with luxury scented candles while also creating a better and more beautiful world. That’s because proceeds from each candle go towards an environmental charity, with each candle benefiting a different organization.

Chilanthropy Candles are also made from a natural EcoSoya wax, which is sustainable and gentle on the environment. If you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, these candles are the perfect choice. Designed by artist Rey Herrera, these candles are hand-poured and use natural, organic denim wicks. The packaging in minimal and recyclable, made from recycled materials. Even the shipping materials are environmentally-friendly for this candle line.

Each Chilanthropy candle is designed around a place Herrera has visited and each is richly scented with a unique blend of perfumes. The Chilanthropy Wenatchee Candle, for example, is based on the Pacific Northwest and contains haunting notes of cedarwood and moss. Buying this candle means that some proceeds will go towards a charity known as “Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust”, which is dedicated to protecting wildlife and forests in Washington State.

The Chilanthropy Barcelona Candle is based on a trip to the Spanish city and is therefore an exotic fragrance, with notes of vanilla and sandalwood. Some of the proceeds from this candle go towards a charity known as “Pedals for Progress”, which recycles and donates used bicycles and promotes bicycle businesses in developing countries. The Chilanthropy Biloxi Candle is inspired by the French Quarter, Lake Pontchartrain, and surrounding areas. It is scented with the perfumes of the South, including magnolia, gardenia, and Lilies of the Valley. Some of the profits from this candle are donated to an organization called “EarthShare”, which is helping to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Chilanthropy Yelapa Candle is inspired by Mexico and includes notes of hot chocolate and cinnamon. Buying this candle means that a donation is made to the Juan de la Barrera Elementary School for its vegetable garden. The Chilanthropy Manuel Antonio Candle contains notes of ginger and papaya, inspired by Costa Rica. This is one of the most popular candles that Chilanthropy makes. Part of the proceeds from the sales of this candle go towards “Kids Saving the Rainforest”, an organization that is working to save the rainforests in Manuel Antonio.

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