Archive for July, 2011

Summer Fragrances for Your Home

Posted by on Jul 26 2011 | summer candles

Summer is the perfect time to light some beautiful candles in your home. Whether you want to enjoy a beautiful, relaxing moment without spending a fortune on a trip or want to create a beautiful alfresco dining experience on your patio with a few candles, luxury candles are an affordable way to add a touch of class to the summer months. Here are some candles you will want to try this summer:

1) The Diptyque Figuier (Fig) candle.  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow recently featured this candle on her Goop newsletter, calling it one of her favorite candle products. It’s not hard to see why this candle is a celebrity favorite for summer – with its green and woody notes, it is a perfect green scent for when the world is rich and in bloom. The 50 hour burn time, carefully hand-poured wax and classic glass jar make this high-quality luxury candle the perfect addition to your home.

2) A Scent of Scandal Rock the Boat Candle. Nothing captures the summertime quite like a visit to the ocean and a boat ride. A Scent of Scandal Rock the Boat Candle perfectly captures the summer fun with scents of citrus, jasmine, lavender and sea salt. Made in the US from soy wax, every Scent of Scandal candle burns for up to 35 hours and is encased in a clever tin – perfect for traveling. Metal-free, all-cotton wicks ensure that you get a clean burn and minimal toxins in your home. Plus, you can feel great about buying this candle, since A Scent of Scandal Rock donates profits from this candle to a charity.

3) The Carrière Frères Cucumis Melo (Melon) Candle. Summer is the time for sitting on the porch and biting into icy pieces of watermelon or your favorite melon. The Carrière Frères Cucumis Melo (Melon) Candle perfectly captures that summer fun. The candle is made to burn cleanly, with 50 hours of burn time. The fine vegetable wax and beautiful frosted flass make this 6.7 oz. candle a perfect addition to your home.       

4) The D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Candle. Fresh strawberry and rhubarb desserts are the very soul of summer, and the D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Candle perfectly captures this favorite summer scent with notes of blood orange, mandarin, grapefruit, sandalwood, and Japanese shiso. With a dramatic red and black glass vessel and red and black box, this candle is also sure to add some sizzle to your summer evenings.

5) The Cire Trudon Manon (Fresh Laundry) Candle. If you want the fresh smell of laundry on a summer’s day but don’t want to start scrubbing, just light a Cire Trudon Manon (Fresh Laundry) Candle. With notes of linen, lavender, and orange, it’s the perfect summery light fragrance. With a pure vegetable wax, a gold-crested jar, and a long 80 hour burn time, this candle is sure to delight you through the summer months.

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The Wonderful World of Home Fragrances by Aquiesse

Posted by on Jul 17 2011 | aquiesse candles

Aquiesse candles are created by a Santa Barbara designer, working with some of the best perfumers in the world. These luxury candles are designed to be inspired by nature, but at the same time are created to be innovative and unique. Originally, Aquiesse candles were fragranced with perfumes inspired by the scents of Central California. Citrus, ocean, mountains, and florals from the region went into every Aquiesse candle. Each candle is made using candle making technique that has been around for hundreds of years and eah candle is made from a carefully-guarded soy wax blend.

The technique and wax blend used in Aquiesse candles have taken years to perfect but this attention to detail has created an exceptional burn quality and a rich true-to-life fragrance for every Aquiesse candle made today. All Aquiesse candles are made with lead-free wicks and organic soybean oil, which not only ensures an exceptionally clean-burning candle, but also keeps toxins out of your home. Each Aquiesse candle is also packaged beautifully, ready for gift giving or just for a treat for yourself.

Aquiesse candles come in two collections, so that you can more easily find the home fragrance products that suit your home. Aquiesse Portfolio Candles is the vintage collection, inspired by the Central California seascape and fragrances that inspired Aquiesse designers in the first place. Candles from this collection feature over 100 hours of burn time, thanks to the over-sized 10 oz candle jars. Aquiesse’s Portfolio candles have all the same high quality you would expect from Aquiesse — proprietary soy wax blend and the careful attention to packaging and quality are all here. However, Aquiesse’s Portfolio candles are beautifully packaged in a brown glass jar and in a vintage gift box. The glass cover also can be used as a beautiful candle pedestal when your candle is lit.

Aquiesse’s Portfolio candles also features some stunning, natural scented candles. For example, the Aquiesse Alpine Meadow candle combines notes of grass, fruit, alpine floral, balsam fir, wood, mountain pepper, and musk. The Aquiesse Cherimoya candle combines the fragrances of green leaf, cherimoya mélange, and musk. With innovative fragrances like these, you will want to try all the candles in this collection.

Aquiesse Souvenir Candles include candles with mystical and exotic fragrances. Every candle in this collection is inspired by travels to oceans and the world’s waterways. All candles in this collection are packaged in square vessels with glass lid and travel boxes. Whether you are traveling or just want a vacation without leaving home, try the Aquiesse English Bay Candle. With its notes of forest, cucumber, parsley, smoke, irises, dogwoods, cedar, patchouli, and sandalwood, it captures the Pacific Northwest’s English Bay. Or, try the Aquiesse Mustique Candle. With notes of orange flower blossoms, mandarin, citrus, jasmine, balsam, and amber, it perfectly captures the beauty of Mustique Island. If you love the North Sea, try the Aquiesse North Sea Candle, with its fragrance of pomegranate, sage, woods, wildflowers, patchouli and smoke.

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Trump Home Candles Collection by Aquiesse

Posted by on Jul 11 2011 | aquiesse candles

Donald Trump is known for creating many luxury brands, from hotels to other products. Now, Trump Candles offer the same attention to luxury and sophistication. Designed by Aquiesse candles, Trump Candles are elegant, refined, and sophisticated, with several carefully designed fragrances. If you are a fan of the luxury candles made famous by Aquiesse, you will love the new line of Trump Candles for your home. Trump candles can also help transform your home with fragrance, as each scent in the collection comes in the form of a large 10 oz candle with 100 hour burn time, a 3-wick, 11 oz candle with 80-hour burn time, a small candle with 50 hour burn time, and a diffuser. You can create beautiful centerpieces with these products or combine different fragrances by choosing different size candles or diffusers in different scents.

The Acacia Flower & Wild Strawberry Candle, for example, is one of the luxury candles in the collection. With notes of berries, citrus, and green meadow grass, it is a perfect summery scent, light and not overpowering. Each Trump Acacia Flower & Wild Strawberry Candle is packaged in thick octagonal glass and beautiful white boxes, making it ideal for gift giving and for wedding gifts. All Trump candles feature a glass candle cover, which can be used to extinguish the candle and protect it when it is not in use. When you are burning your luxury candles, you can use the cover as a pedestal. The Trump Acacia Flower & Wild Strawberry scent is also available as a diffuser, with a natural alcohol-free formula that can quickly fill your home with fragrance. Perfect for travel and for anywhere you can’t use candles, the diffuser features a beautiful decanter with a glass stopper, sure to add a touch of elegance and luxury to any home.

If you want a greener fragrance, consider the Trump Home by Aquiesse Bergamot & Vetiver Candle. With notes of a herbs, florals, and exotic grass, it is a sophisticated and fresh fragrance with a touch of sophistication. For a masculine fragrance, try the Trump Home by Aquiesse Black Tea & Cognac Candle. With fragrances of fine liqueur, vanilla tea, and tobacco, it has the hint of a gentleman’s room or study. An exotic, spicy choice is the Trump Home by Aquiesse Cardamom & Red Cedar Candle, with notes of Indian spices and wood. For a summer evening, try the Trump Home by Aquiesse Wild Jasmine & Kiwifruit Candle, with its mixture of evergreen florals and honey fruits, which combine into a sophisticated and luxurious scent.

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