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High End Candle Review – D.L. & Co. Thorn Apple Candle

Posted by on Feb 27 2012 | candles - news and reviews

D.L. & Co. Thorn Apple CandleBlack as the darkest night and ultimately seductive, Thorn Apple Candle by D.L. & Co. Candles is a luxurious candle wrapped in mystery, excellence and abundance of delicate aromas that provoke passion and excitement. It is clear symbol of fine taste and refined style. It has a strong fruity aroma with grassy hints that overwhelms and causes surrender to its irresistible charm. This lovely scented candle is bound to provide lots of enjoyment for the sense of smell. However, the visual aspect of the product is also much expressed, since this high end candle comes in a stylish and beautiful packaging and with breathtakingly glorious vessel that clearly state its boldness and dominant presence.

This particular product by renowned manufacturer D.L. & Co. is part of its Signature collection, dominated by strong floral and spicy fragrances. As it name suggest, the most pronounced aroma in its mix is the one of applewood (despite its name, it is not made out of hallucinogenic and toxic thorn apple, also known as Jimson weed), one of the scents that has an intangible quality to activate the avalanche of associations from the carefree past and to inspire for future adventures. Since that it includes such amazing traits, this smell was widely celebrated in past, and one of the examples is the significance that ancient Celts attributed to apple. In their belief, it was a symbol of fertility, abundance and all of wonderful that make a life so important and beautiful. Besides, they saw it as a means to transport oneself into paradise-like scenery, and as a metaphor of long-lasting love.

The crisp smell of the apple tree dominates the mixture and seemingly hides other delicate smells that are revealed once the candle is lit. This can be felt especially when it core starts burning and exuding scents bountiful and verdant notes. The lung-filling sensation is enabled due to the inclusion of vetiver, known for its extraordinary opulent scent. Apart from vetiver, fresh grassy smell comes from another one of the ingredients that form the luxurious olfactory combination which is present in Thorn Apple Candle. It is oakmoss whose magnificent qualities are recognized all over the world. That is why this charming aroma is used in perfume industry so often.

The final herbal touch in the combination of fragrances is patchouli. This tropical bush from the mint family originated in Asia, and is also widely recognized for its extraordinary and pleasant scent. Its pleasant aroma is the cause of the fact that this plant is also utilized for making perfumes for hundreds of years.

D.L & Co. Thorn Apple Candle comes in a slick black glass vessel in the shape of a shell, and packed in hat box of the same color that includes a decorative silk ribbon on its top. There are three available sizes of this high end product. The cheapest option, which can be bought for $35 is small candle that weighs 2 oz. and burns for at least 15 hours. Medium candle exudes its smell for more than 40 hours. This type of candle weighs five times more than the small one, and has the price tag of $75. The most lasting option is large candle that can spread its scent for minimally 60 hours. This size weighs 15 oz. and costs $125.

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High End Candle Review – Tobi Tobin Signature Candle

Posted by on Feb 23 2012 | candles - news and reviews

Tobi Tobin Signature CandleA professional trait of interior designers is to seek to achieve the harmonic climate and surroundings. Well versed in creating the most comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to their customers, designers tend to transfer this philosophy into all affiliated endeavors. This is especially visible when they take a shot in designing scented candles. Not only do they try to make an entirely irresistible and voluptuous blend of sophisticated scents that are combined in seductive dance of fire, the designers also try to incorporate their views and opinions of a proper way to live and how to make your home more refined and pleasant. Very good example of such tendencies is luxury Tobi Tobin Signature Candle.

Tobi Tobin is an illustrious interior designer whose main goal is to create a sensual environment that has a distinct organic feeling and that tends to be in harmony with the surroundings. The basic idea is to create the enchanting environment that can enflame the passion, and evoke feelings of serenity and excitement at the same time. This signature approach is clearly visible in all of the candles created by Tobi Tobin. This is especially visible and noticeable in the very special product that bears the name Signature Candle.

This sophisticated luxury candle is a fascinating mix of scents that are each very pleasurable when taken separately. Mixed together, these fine ingredients reach another, even higher level of enchantment. It approaches that intangible quality that enables it to be even more than a high-end scented candle, and it becomes an awesome tool to transform your home into a balanced and pleasurable space that allows you to feel rested and invigorated.

The provocative blend of smells is initiated with the crisp aroma of aldehydes, refreshing synthetic smell used so much in the perfume industry due to their refreshing capabilities. Next ingredient in this noble combination is nose-tingling and exotic smell of black pepper. Another fragrance that tickles your olfactory sense is seductively fresh scent of cedar leaf. The blend is further enriched with hyacinth and eucalyptus blossom in order to achieve depth and to provoke a sense of intrigue. The entire luxurious combination is finished with subtle dashes of birch wood, cashmere wood, patchouli and incense. In this way, Signature Candle by Tobi Tobin reaches extraordinary opulence of pleasant aromas that are able to transform any space into a luxurious and serene retreat.

As it is customary for the brand, the candle is created using a combination of soy, palm and coconut waxes. The sophisticated blend of natural waxes is then hand-poured in a glossy black container made of glass. To maximize the spread of aromas that is unleashed once the candle is lit, Tobi Tobin candles are provided with three wick burning system. The luxury product weighs 16 oz, costs $85 and burns for at least 60 hours.

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High End Candle Review – Baroness von Neumann Czar Candle

Posted by on Feb 17 2012 | candles - news and reviews

Baroness von Neumann Czar CandleReal luxurious scented candles have a special quality and enable the people who use them to reach a special sentiment of high class. Its powerful and bewitching aromas have the ability to transfer you to mysterious and exotic parts of the world, and to make you feel as if you were a member of royalty. Undoubtedly, Baroness von Neumann Czar Candle is exactly that kind of product. It offers a profusion of exciting high end scents, and a real sense of class and olfactory excellence.

The story about the founder of this brand is somewhat filled with mystique and resembles a fairy tale. Born as Monica Ford in the bleak surroundings of Detroit, at very young age, the founder of this company moved to the West Cost and the seductive City of Angels where dreams come true. She started a career as a dancer, which allowed her to tour with great stars, such as Nina Simone. Somewhere on the way, Monica Ford met Austrian Baron John Von Neumann, and the couple fell in love. After that, she spent years in Swiss schools, studied with private tutors and learnt her husband’s native language. All of this enabled Monica who at that point held the title of Baroness Von Neumann to fulfill her long lasting desire and become a successful designer and a creator of magnificent interiors, as well as supreme fragrances.

Czar Candle is a great reflection of this dream-like journey to the elite and it is a fascinating and ravishing blend of pleasant smells. It has a notable and confident presence and an unusual mixture of Middle Eastern hint expressed with the aroma of black fig, underlined and enriched with strong and refreshing notes of currant and licorice. The amazing combination is accented with strong and luxurious notes of fine distilled brandy, a true trademark of success and refined taste. The whole enchanting cocktail of delicate aromas is rounded with the hint of far away mountains, expressed with a scent of Great Himalayan woods.

This fine scented candle is a part of the Legend Candle Collection by Baroness von Neumann. All of the products from the exclusive series are distinguished with dominant presence and impressive endurance and are brave mashes of energizing aromas usually with the inclusion of precious woods, exotic spices and spirits that make it evocative of distant and colorful destinations. It is truly a great means to reach pure luxury.

Baroness von Neumann Czar Candle is placed in a stylish black glass decorated with a silver emblem and packed in a distinguished black box with silver embossing. The high end product has a burn time of more than 70 hours and weighs 12.5 oz. Like most of the candles by the brand, it costs $45.

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Candles for Valentine’s Day – Part Three

Posted by on Feb 12 2012 | Valentine's Day

Red Flower Moroccan Rose Petal Topped CandleThe holiday in which we celebrate love and affection is just days away, and all those who have not still chosen the right gifts for their darlings are trying to find the best items to show their appreciation to the partners. As we previously explained in first two parts of our Valentine’s Day selection, we think that luxury scented candles represent the most passionate of emotions, and are a great way to create the pleasant and romantic mood and atmosphere. In the third and final part, we will round up our list of suggestions for the amazing present to your sweetheart.

We shall start with a few floral fragrances that provide intoxicating aromas that are immensely suitable to demonstrate your love. The first one is Red Flower – Moroccan Rose Petal Topped Candle. It is full and velvety scent created with the use of very strongly perfumed essential oils that were made by extractions from delicate petals of Moroccan rose. The enchanting and fulfilling combination has the potential to fuel daydreaming and to transfer you to exotic sceneries of North Africa. Additionally, with this amazing candle you will receive a handful of scented petals that you can use to beautify and scent the bath, or in some other way you prefer. These candles are also eco-friendly: their package is mostly made from recycled paper and they include very slow burning vegetable wax that is lit by cotton wicks.  This velvety product costs $34 and offers more than two days of slow burning exotic pleasure.

The next flowery candle even has the name that is perfect for Valentine’s Day gift. It is Thymes Offerings – Love Candle. It is a seductive floral mix that captures refine aromas and blends them in a magnificent and generous celebration of love. Once lit, it exudes provocative notes of tuberose and jasmine, rounded up with the hints of exclusive golden apricot nectar and Hiroki wood. The product that is conceived as a token of appreciation and an evidence of importance of love is tastefully designed to enrich your surroundings. It offers about 60 hours of romantic-inspired fragrance for the price of $27.

The last item on our list of recommendations is a fresh-scented candle with a cheeky name: A Scent of Scandal – Good in Bed Candle. Intended for the ones who are not too bashful and like the dose of provocation, this product is made of hand-poured soy, enriched to release the pleasurable fragrance of lavender. Fitted in a tin and equipped with cotton wick, this sassy candle insures between 30 and 35 hours of burn time at the price of just under $15.

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Valentine’s Day Candles – Part Two

Posted by on Feb 03 2012 | Valentine's Day

D.L. & Co. Pink Pepper CandleThe holiday when we celebrate love, Valentine’s Day, is almost here. If you still have not picked the present for your loved one, we will assist you by recommending few more scented candles that are especially designed for this day. With such a romantic present that burns like your love and intoxicates your senses in the same way, you will get a true feeling of warmness. As the pleasant smell of luxury candle fills the room, the heart of your partner is bound to melt, in the same way as the wax melts. Here is the second part of our list of voluptuous recommendations.

The first high end candle we would like to bring to your attention is an invigorating flowery mix with a hint of uncontrollable passion – Aquiesse Moonlit Petals Candle. The rich floral mixture mimics the sentimental scenery of night blooming jasmine, with its sweet aroma spreading in the moonlight lit garden. The mixture is further spiced with the fragrance of white gardenia petals, and rounded with a sensual hint of warm musk. As it is customary for the luxury brand Aquiesse, the candle is made from in-house designed soy wax that was composed from only organic soybean oil. The perfect burn of the floral candle is enhanced with the use of lead-free wicks. The pleasing fragrance is available in candle forms of various sizes and in a diffuser. The largest amount of enjoyment and pleasure is available through the large candle, with the weight of 10 oz, about 100 hours of burn and the price of $36.

The next suggestion on our list is yet another seductive scent made from petals of a famous and loved flowery plant, widely renowned for its sweet and dominating aroma. The candle in question is Burn – Gardenia Absolute Candle. The enticing scent was made to be the reminiscent of warm and steamy southern nights, with its mixture of gardenia milk and petals that lay on green leaves. It is interesting that the brand decided to utilize a true multitude of different notes and aromas on the candle’s top, base and heart. The richness of smells can be compared to the luxury eau de perfums that would satisfy even the ones with the highest demands and with the most sensitive sense of smell. This candle is available in two different sizes: Medium one (which weighs 5 oz.) costs $20 and offers its sensuous flickering for more than 35 hours, while the large option (weighing 12 oz.) has the price of $45 and the potential to burn for at least 100 hours.

At the end, we would like to turn your attention to the rousing product that presents an exotic and distinguishing aroma. It is D.L & Co. – Pink Pepper Candle. The refreshing and original blend consists of pink pepper, creatively combined with black, white and pink peppercorns which are confronted by a luscious fragrance of carnation absolute. The beautiful pink candle is placed in a stylish and decorative pink vessel and presented in a pink silk box ornate with the ribbon of the same color. The glamorous candle that weighs 10 oz. will entice your sense of smell for more than 40 hours at the price of $75.

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