Archive for November, 2011

Scented Candles for an Even Merrier Christmas

Posted by on Nov 28 2011 | holiday candles

Cire Trudon Nazareth Smell of Christmas CandleChristmas is one of the most joyful holidays in the year, the time of celebrations that we spend with our loved ones in the comfortable surroundings of a warm family home. It is a time of giving and receiving presents, the tradition that helps us to bring happiness to people we care about . It is also the season when houses and entire cities look very different than they do during the entire year, with shiny and colorful decorations all around. If you intend to create an even more festive atmosphere, scented candles will be a great instrument to achieve this effect. They can be great and a thoughtful gift that will put smiles on the faces of your dear ones. Besides, with the supreme and refined smell they produce while they burn, scented candles underline the overwhelming pleasant sensation that is attributed with Christmas.

All the prestigious manufacturers of candles are considering Christmas as a very important event, and tend to launch new products, especially suitable for the holiday. This is exactly the case with the high-end manufacturer Cire Trudon Candles. This luxury brand, established way back during the 17th century, is a French company with the longest tradition of producing exclusive candles from this European country.

Among the broad spectrum of quality scented candles by Cire Trudon, there is a product with the name and characteristics that make it perfectly appropriate for the forthcoming holiday. The product we are talking about is named Cire Trudon – Nazareth, otherwise known as Nazareth Candle. This product exudes sophisticated smell, the combination of aromas which is bound to ignite your heart and soul. It is the blend that includes the freshness of flower buds of evergreen cloves, a deep and seductive scent of cinnamon, and finally a crisp and fruity smell of an orange. To spice it all up and to create a fragrance that is immediately evocative to Christmas, Cire Trudon added a dash of olibanum. It is actually a different name for frankincense, widely associated with the holiday, as it was, according to the Bible, one of the gifts of the Magi presented at the birth of Christ. This praised and highly valued aroma is cherished and traded in the region of Nazareth and in the whole Middle East for over 5000 years.

Cire Trudon Nazareth (Smell of Christmas) Candle weighs 9.5 oz and will burn between 70 and 80 hours, giving you the chance to enjoy its distinguished scent throughout the holiday season. The luxury candle is made from 100% vegetable wax and with a cotton wick. The candle is presented in a hand-blown cherry red glass with the gilded logo of the manufacturer and it is available for $85.

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High End Candle Review – Michael Aram Pine Cone Candle

Posted by on Nov 25 2011 | candles - news and reviews

Michael Aram Pine Cone CandleRegardless of the effort that one puts in the creation of a scent or any other product, very often the end result is no match for the creations of nature that exist around us and continue to amaze us with their captivating simplicity. Guided by this idea, luxury candles brand that bears the name of its founder, Michael Aram, presents the fine product that exudes one of the most appealing existing scents – the aroma of a pine cone.

The intoxicating blend of fragrances that makes this product by Michael Aram Candles so intoxicating and refreshing, triggers pleasant feelings and transfers the individual to a thick pine forest, which smell fills the lungs with freshness, while tenderly tickling the sense of smell. The scent of this fabulous product has a clear woody fragrance at its core. This aroma is even further underlined with a dash of earthly smell of fir balsam. The combined invigorating fragrance of evergreen trees is supplemented with discrete additions of flowery scent of lavender, which is widely used in aromatherapy due its ability to relax and invigorate. The final touch in the exceptional mixture, inspired by a natural aroma, is a sharp fruity citrus, added to accent the overall stimulating feeling that one gets after an encounter with the light of Michael Aram Pine Cone Candle.

The final result of combining the pine forest, balsam fir, lavender and citrus gives the candle a distinctive organic note, as it is usual for all products designed and conceived by Michael Aram. The New York based artist, who started his career by creating works of art by hand-processing metal, was immensely influenced by his trip to India which he undertook after completing the studies of fine art. The principles of creation that he discovered during the trip remained imprinted in his method, which includes a recognizable link between the artist and his product.  The same idea is transferred to the design of scented candles, and it reflects the ritualistic nature and inclusion of harmonic energies in his work.

These principles are highly visible in the Pine Cone Candle that his company sells. As it is customary for the products of the brand, the scented candle is made of natural soy wax and with triple cotton wick to insure steady and harmonic flames. The approximated burn time of the 13.5 oz weighing product is minimally 60 hours. The nature-inspired scented candle is 5’’ high and with the diameter of 3.75’’. The product is delivered with oxidized, gold and nickel plated lid.

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High End Scented Candles for Winter

Posted by on Nov 21 2011 | holiday candles

Voluspa Snow Flakes CandleAs the weather shifts and winter approaches, houses became sanctuaries and refuges from freezing air. In order to make your living spaces even more comforting and pleasant during cold winter, the leading brands of luxury scented candles each winter prepare a careful selection of fine products that are just perfect for the season. Evocative of holidays, distant memories and the snow-covered scenery, these winter-scented high end candles are a suitable vessel to travel to that old comfortable feeling. As cool winter reigns outside, your soul will feel warmed, and the flickering flames of scented candles will trigger the release of enchanting odor mixes.

South Carolina based manufacturer Votivo has prepared several savory scented products that are just perfect for the coldest of all seasons. This high-end brand creates luxury hand-wrapped candles in original packaging. Votivo is associated with potent and deep aromas that are skillfully designed and produced. Among its Holiday Candle Collection, there are a few examples of distinctive winter scented candles. The first one is the Clementine & Clove Holiday Candle – the perfect marriage of seductive scents, reminiscent of the Christmas teatime and times bygone. Apart from this super stimulating scented candle, the collection offers the invigorating and sub-zero fresh Icy Blue Pine Holiday Candle with dominant scents of pine and cedar bark. These two candles and the rest of the Holiday Collection are made of natural soy wax blend and feature burn time in the region of between 50 and 60 hours. Besides, as it is customary for products by Votivo, each of the items from the series is hand-wrapped, and presented with special holiday packaging.

Candle enthusiast will be happy to know that Voluspa prepared an intriguing winter-themed Snow Flakes Candle as a part of its Seasons Collection. Get comfortable in your warm house and light this fabulous candle to experience a true blizzard of refreshing odors. Snow Flake is produced of coconut wax. This product is available in various sizes that correspond with diverse demands of its buyers. Logically, the larger models of the luxury product by Voluspa are the ones with the longest burn times. The longest lasting is the 3-Wick Snow Flakes Candle that weighs 15oz and flickers for 100 hours. This size is of course the one with the highest price tag and costs $55. Snowfall inspired scent can be experienced for much less money. The most affordable option is to get a tiny Travel Tin that weighs 2.7oz and provides 25 hours of tingling crispness of ozone and snow, characteristic for Voluspa Seasons Collection Snow Flakes Candles.

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High End Candle Review: Archipelago – Black Forest 4 Piece Candle Votive Set

Posted by on Nov 15 2011 | candles - news and reviews

Designed to produce a refined fragrance with a strong and crisp wood note, Archipelago Black Forrest 4 Piece Candle Votive Set features four scented candles, and provides a seductive scent that mesmerizes instantly. It is a carefully selected blend that brings together the freshness of Douglas fir and posh exotics achieved with an ebony wood aroma. This combination of forest smells is supplemented with a slight touch of blackcurrant berry, in order to additionally underline the overall theme of a black forest which involves both woody scents and an aroma of wild and defiant forest fruit. It is also worth noting that this set is a part of a special offer, selected by Candle Delirium, after receiving InStyle Best of the Web Products accolade by InStyle magazine.

As it is the usual practice of the high-end manufacturer Archipelago, four pitch-black candles are hand poured. This is done with the intention to gain a superior product and to prevent eventual flaws. To achieve recognizable quality, candles are made of the highest quality ingredients and top available fragrance oils. Therefore, seven tenths of the premium wax blend consists of natural soy wax. By doing so, Archipelago insured a clean burn which will protect the consumers, by eliminating harmful toxins that can be found in an inferior scented candle.

Archipelago Black Forrest Gift SetAs it names suggests, Archipelago’s Black Forrest scented candle set is comprised of four votive size candles. Each of four black luxury candles from the set weighs 2oz. They are two inches high and have diameters of a half of an inch. Each of the four candles from the marvelous Black Forest Set is made to burn for 18 hours. Therefore, the set has the potential to enchant you up to three days, providing that u light the candles consecutively. If you, however, prefer to have the entire set lit and if you desire a combined pleasantness of four premium scented candles, you will be treating yourself with almost an entire day of complete bliss and enjoyment.

Archipelago – Black Forest 4 Piece Candle Votive Set, a lovely blend of Douglas fir, ebony wood and a slight hint of black currant is available for $50. The quartet of scented candles is a part of the Black Forest collection, devised by the luxury U.S. brand Archipelago. The collection includes three more products with the same title and spirit. Those are Black Forest Reed Diffuser, Soy Candle and a Travel Tin.

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Candle Delirium Wins Best of the Web 2011 for InStyle Magazin

Posted by on Nov 07 2011 | candles - news and reviews

A prestigious U.S. fashion magazine, InStyle, has once again announced the annual list of top web sites with a special appeal to all fashionistas. The popular women’s magazine performed the thorough inspection of the World Wide Web and came up with the list of the best web sites in categories, such as fashion, beauty, home accessory and kids. In the Best Entertaining & Gifts Web Sites category, the leading position was attributed to candledelirium.com. As it was explained, the web site that is dedicated to luxury candles enables its visitors to choose among a vast multitude of high-end candles.

Elton John Holiday CandleThe number of available scented candles and diffusers on Candledelirium.com is to say the least impressive and includes all current leading brands in the world of scented candles. Whether your product of choice is a scented candle, scented jar candle or scented soy candle, it is the place to visit. As it was mentioned in the InStyle magazine, one of the reasons for the award in the best for entertaining and gifts category is the fact that it includes both rare and exclusive products from manufacturers, such as Cire Trudon and Carriere Frères, as well as popular candles from sought-after brands, like Diptique or Seda France.

As a response to recognition, Candle Delirium presents the special selection that includes 14 of their products in order to celebrate its presence on InStyle Best of The Web Products list.  The palette of recommended products displays the attempt to include candles that will have an appeal to all of nearly two million readers of InStyle magazin.

One of them is the remarkable product from Nest Fragrances – Elton John Holiday Candle. The scented candle with the price tag of $38 aims to convey the sense of a walk through the fresh and clear surroundings of a forest, which is achieved with the blend of evergreen and balsam fir needles scents. The additional doze of invigoration and vividness of fragrances is created by combining these scents with a sharp citrus aroma.

The scented candle by Nest and Elton John has an approximate burn time of about 50 hours which gives it ability to inflame your senses for more than two days. The class of the product is hinted by its appearance. The notion that this scented candle represents the royalty of its kind is underlined with the regal purple incasing that features a shiny golden crown.

If you decide to buy the candle made of soy blend wax, you will at the same time support a good cause. A part of the money you spend on buying Nest – Elton John Holiday Candle will be donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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