Archive for January, 2012

Candles for Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Jan 27 2012 | Valentine's Day

Diptyque Rosa Mundi CandleValentine’s Day is approaching, and all the people who have found someone special are looking for the ways to express their romantic feelings towards their true soul mates. Apart from cards, flowers and other presents that are customary for the day in which we celebrate love, there is another great way to show affection. For quite a long time, candles have been an obvious symbol of passion and a perfect means to create a romantic atmosphere. For this reason, we recommend scented candles as a present to confirm your love. If you choose to do so, you and your kindred spirit will be able to enjoy its flickering light and seductive aromas. We present you the first part of our list of selected products that we feel that it will be perfect for this amorous occasion.

At the start, we recommend an exotic fragrance that was carefully designed for all lovers. The fruity and passionate product is called Archipelago Botanicals – Paramour Candle. It includes the invigorating scents of pomegranate, papaya and mango. Made only from oils and fragrances of highest quality, it comes in a stylish oversized vessel. The item is available in various sizes, and as a jar or pillar candle. Depending on your preference, these candles will offer its exotic aroma from 30 to 90 hours, in the price range of between $9 and $23.5.

The second on our list of ideas for the perfect gift to your loved one is the exclusive and luxurious Belle Fleur – Petite Trio Floral Candle Gift Set, presented in magnificent hand-blown tortoise shell glasses and packed in a charming faux-lizard box. The set includes three alluring mixtures: White Orchid Tea consisting of orchid, asian bergamot and peony wrapped in green tea leaves; citrusy Orange Blossom Pomergranate made from orange blossom, classis and pomegranate; and one more delicate flowery scent – Jasmine Verbena, created by mixing jasmine and verbena with clover shrubs and lung-filling wild vetiver grass. Each of three skillfully designed and stylishly executed candle has the potential to exude their flirtatious fragrances for more than 25 hours. This gift set is available for $78.

The last treat in the first part of our Valentine’s Day recommendations is a luscious Dayna Decker – Bardou Candle. This one of a kind product includes the intriguing aromas of pink peppercorn, wild rose, fresh greens, pink peony, redwood and cardamum. The beautiful green candle is made with the organic proprietary EcoWood Wick that guaranties a soft and steady flame. Available in various sizes, from the tiniest votive to large candle, it has the ability to ignite yours and your lover’s heart from 20 to 100 hours, and costs between $23 and $59, depending on your choice.

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High End Candle Review – Jonathan Adler Peace Studded Candle

Posted by on Jan 23 2012 | candles - news and reviews, jonathan adler candles

Jonathan Adler Peace CandleA true master of its craft is always able to create an extraordinary product whose production is executed to the perfection. Furthermore, the vast knowledge and talent that such a person possess, enables them to offer an item that is more than an ordinary product. Though it is sometimes not easy to detect it immediately, these exceptional individuals, who are guided by their unique visions of the field they belong to, are able to simultaneously convey a message and offer a feeling that can never be matched with the one you get when you buy just another product.

One of those people is certainly Jonathan Adler, a renowned American designer who became glorious for his amazing interior designs with distinctive “happy chic” approach. The immense success he achieved enabled the New Jersey-born designer to transfer his trademark approach to the world of scented candles. Once again, Adler was able to design glamorous and seductive products. As expected, Jonathan Adler Candles shared the extraordinary qualities that show his dedication to “bring style, craft, joy, and a general feeling of grooviness to your home”.

The latest addition to the company’s selection of high-end items, Jonathan Adler Peace Studded 3 Wick Candle, is a very good example of that. It is a voluptuous combination of sensual scents presented in a stylish and unusual packaging. The prevailing fragrance in the mixture is the delicate smell of wild jasmine flowers. The glamorous candle also contains a multitude of additional scents which are used to further enrich its high-end aroma. The first among the slight additions is the pearl from the East, intensely aromatic cardamom which is renowned for its resinous smell and which is for its exceptional qualities used in various cuisines and traditional medicine. The next one is a familiarly marvelous hint of fresh basil. The scrumptious mixture also contains a dash of lemony fresh aroma of Litsea Cubeba, an evergreen tree.

The amazing flowery combination is additionally made irresistible due to the certain dozes of wild orchid and jasmine sambac. To insure the creation of an unparalleled mixture that is bound to please all those who cherish olfactory masterpieces, Jonathan Adler chose to top it all off with the dashes of mate leaves cedarwood, verbana and white amber.

The three wick candle by the famous designer weighs 15 oz; it has 5.5″ in diameter and is 3’’ tall. This amount of wax enables you to cherish its enchanting scent for 75 hours, or more than three whole days. The luxury scented candle with the price tag of $125 is presented in a classy blue and gold packaging with a clearly visible peace symbol.

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The Choice of Intriguing Scented Candles for 2012

Posted by on Jan 20 2012 | scented candles

Terre d'Epices (Land Of Spices) CandleAt the start of the year, we have decided to make a list of luxury candles we think that have the potential to be very sought after in the following twelve months. The list of recommendations was put together after the careful deliberation and our main intention was to pick distinguished products that would please candle aficionados with various preferences. Some of the scented candles we chose are among the best selling products at Candle Delirium. However, it was not our intention to predict the most successful sellers. It is simply a suggestion for all the candle enthusiasts who will, without any doubt, be able to find the scent that suits them best, even without our help.

At the beginning, we would like to turn your attention to the very popular product from Archipelago Botanicals. The lovely product dubbed Havana Candle has an unusual smoky aroma that combines the delicate and exotic smells of bergamot oranges, tropical ylang-ylang plants and of course, Cuban tobacco leaf to validate its name and to give it an undoubted association with the capital of Cuba. Made only from the very finest ingredients, the Havana candle comes in various sizes in order to please different preferences. It is the brand’s best selling item.

After the Caribbean, let us move to France to discover another high quality product that utilizes enticing fragrance of bergamot. It is Terre d’Epices (Land of Spices) Candle, fashioned by the Parisian designer Herve Gambs. His fiery mixture combines bergamot with sweetness provided by the base of liquorice wood, heavy and dominating patchouli. At the end, everything is topped with the touch of amber, in order to get a nice, unmatched and “intimate olfactive experience”.

The next candle on our list is an incredible seductive and citrusy product – Orange Pop Candle by Jonathan Adler. The lovely fusion of garden fragrances puts together mouth-watering and ripe Mandarin oranges and papayas and blends them with the hints of Clementine, lemon water and lush greens. This hand-poured candle comes in an unusual and reusable orange vessel, as it is expected for a product that is named Orange Pop.

After the fruity candle, the next of our recommendations is the sweet and spicy synthesis – Pineapple Ginger Candle by Archipelago. The wax blend used in the luxury candle was created with the most quality of ingredients, and is comprised of more than 70 percent of natural soya wax.

Another similarly inspired product is Pomegranate Sage Candle by Aquisse. Apart from the luscious fruit that is mentioned in the name of the sophisticated candle, it also utilizes the touches of patchouli, green sage and teak. This seductive product is made exclusively out of the soy wax, and with organic soybean oil (which will many of you probably find very pleasing), as well as with lead-free wicks.

If you want to go in the slightly different direction, we suggest creamy and delightful French Bourbon Vanille Candle by Voluspa. Made entirely out of rich smell of vanilla from Bourbon, France (you were wrong if you though it smells of alcohol), it is a nostalgic product that will take you back in time to treasured memories from your past.

At the end, we would also like to bring your intention to another provocatively named candle by the experts of intrigue – A Scent of Scandal. The product in question is Gangsta Candle that exudes the aroma of firewood and gives a slight additional touch of, believe it or not, gunpowder. The hand-poured innovative product is made entirely from soya wax.

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High End Candle Review – Seda France Japanese Quince Candle

Posted by on Jan 12 2012 | candles - news and reviews, seda france candles

Seda France Japanese Quince CandleDespite its relatively recent appearance in the world of luxury candles, high-end manufacturer has captivated everybody who decided to buy its products. Since the first day, the company based in Austin, Texas has decided to use the most recent developments in the world of candle making. Even though these techniques are modern, they are based on the rich heritage of traditional French knowledge of creating the luxury products (hence the name), thus creating a perfect blend of old know-how and present day methods.

This sort of approach proved to be quite successful, especially in the combination with the brand’s never-ending desire to learn about the needs and wishes of its clients, in order to produce a sophisticated product that will be in accordance with the customers’ demands as much as it is possible. During the course of one decade (Seda France was established in 2001), the Texan company earned much praise for its classy candles. Its fabulous ones are recommended by the leading lifestyle and fashion magazines, as well as by the leading authorities on these issues. Numerous times, they have been described as the “perfect gifts”, and the magnificent candles by Seda France were even featured in one of the episodes of the Oprah Show, hosted by the world renowned TV presenter, Oprah Winfrey.

Japanese Quince Candle by the manufacturer is the perfect example of the combination of tradition and modernity, which leads to the ultimate luxury. As its name suggests, the powerful scented candle exudes fresh fruity aromas, dominated by the captivating scent of the Japanese quince. The pleasant smell is further enhanced with touches of other refined scents. The piquant candle has a hint of rhubarb, a fine smelling plant that is for its exceptional qualities used in cooking and in traditional Chinese medicine. Furthermore, the mixture of Japanese quince candle incorporates a slight doze of passion fruit which gives an additional exotic texture. The overall fruity fragrance is underlined with the touch of white fleshed peach. The mesmerizing mixture of intoxicating scents is rounded up with the addition of jasmine petals.

The exclusive and luxurious fragrance of Japanese quince, designed by Seda France is available in various sizes, travel tins, diffusers, hand lotion, room mist, hand soap and even in the form of a bar soap. The biggest of the candles is a 3-wick candle that offers over 70 hours of seductive delight and costs $37. The bigger price in the assortment is reserved for a 2-wick ceramic candle that lasts for amazing 100 hours, a gift set that comprises of a large candle (burn time of over 60 hours) and three travel tins (the set costs $50), and diffuser (also $50). If you, on the other hand, want to acquire the wonderful and luxurious fragrance at the lower price, you can opt for a mini candle that lasts over 15 hours ($14) or the travel tin that enables you to enjoy it for a half of a day (just $8).

Magnificent Japanese Quince Candle is hand-poured. The lovely white candle comes in a decorative pagoda box packaging which is the trademark feature of products by Seda France. Considering its universal appeal and the fine selection of the aromas, it is not surprising that this type of candle is among the most sought after products by the brand, as well as among the best-selling luxury candles that are available through Candle Delirium.

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