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Baroness von Neumann Candles

Posted by on May 28 2012 | baroness von neumann candles

Baroness von Neumann CandleThe amazing richness of scents, long-lasting burning time, the exceptional quality, a clean, gentle glow…These are common qualities that characterize most of high end scented candles. What distinguishes Baroness von Neumann candles from the concurrence is the fact that the excellence of these products comes from the personal experience of their creator. And not any kind of experience. We are talking about the personal experience of a baroness. Her sophisticated taste, divine inspiration and a thrilling life story worth sharing are quite a good guaranty that these luxury candles will fill up your living space with extraordinary fragrances.

Baroness Monica von Neumann is a businesswoman, a lifestyle expert and a former Dior and Yves St. Laurent model who developed Baroness von Neumann home décor brand with the goal to enrich her clients with the experience of luxury. When it comes to scented candles, Baroness’ intention is to lead you on a journey around the globe, by providing you a wonderful opportunity to sensate atmosphere of the most magical places on Earth.

Monica has taken the most of her fascinating journeys, including two round-the-globe trips, accumulating essences of traditions and customs from the most interesting world’s cultures. The most authentic flavors from these journeys are carefully divided into four luxury collections: the Legend Collection, the Era Collection, the Memoir Collection and the Cosmopolitan Collection.

By using all-natural soy-based wax and a cotton wick that burns cleanly without making a grime, each Baroness Monica von Neumann candle has superb 70+ hour burning time and the weight of 12.5 oz. Candles come either in black, orange or frosted glasses that are nicely decorated with the von Neumann family crest. They are packed either in elegant silver or gold-embossed boxes, costing $45 each.

The Baroness von Neumann Legend Candle Collection is dedicated to standout people and places. Including high-end candles, such as Czar and Marrakech, this distinctive line provides the amazing blends of wood, spice, distilled spirits and leather scents.

Inspired by Baroness von Neumann’s jetsetting life, the Memoir Candle collection celebrates life and inspires us to enjoy life completely. It awakes us with powerful earthy flavors and scents of fruits and spices, including patchouli, Italian lemon, jasmine, amber orange blossom and rosewood. Just try to imagine the warm and sophisticated ambiance that comes with the Atlas high-end candle and its unique scent of mahogany timbers, spicy Ceylon cinnamon and Zanzibar clove layer over smoky peat, sandalwood, and close with notes of orange flowers, rosewood and red amber!

Finally, for those who seek to experience the vibrant essences of the elite, the fragrance of perfection and the divinity of the world’s greatest destinations, Baroness von Neumann created the Era candle line that combines aromas of sweet and dried fruits with refreshing tea, citrus, herbs and other accents.

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High End Candle Review – A Scent of Scandal One Night Stand Candle

Posted by on May 22 2012 | candles - news and reviews

A Scent of Scandal CandlesIt is an ideal time to start dreaming about the upcoming summer, dreaming about getting away from everyday problems and turning them into lazy days spent at the beach, surrounded with beautiful people that smoothly move their bodies matching the easy rhythms of summer hits. For the perfect picture, there is your favorite cocktail drink at the table. And perhaps, an intriguing adventure that follows.

Sometimes, a single scent of summer is powerful enough to put you in this wonderful state of dreaming, to inspire you and give you a strong motif to plan a new summer adventure. This is exactly what the Los Angeles based company, A Scent of Scandal, intended to do with its fruity One Night Stand candles. These margarita scented soy high-end candles with their provocative names and juicy aromas evoke the sweet secrets, recall dreamless nights and wait to be the witnesses of new ones.

Simply mouthwatering, the scent of the One Night Stand candle brings the beautiful blend of lime, lemon zests, and agave. This is the scent of margarita, the famous cocktail that goes perfectly with an easy-going day (or night) on a beach. Probably the most frequent cocktail of Hollywood movies, margarita has a number of variations, but typically, it is a blend of tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice and a sweetener. It can either be served neat, on the rocks or blended, usually with salt or sugar on the glass rim.

It could make every story more interesting, while breaking down boundaries between two people just met. These unique moments are etched in our memories forever and it is nice to be awakened from time to time. With the high-end scented candles? Why not? Whether combined with margarita or some other drink, its seductive scent will definitely help your partner and you to enjoy the intimate moment with all senses.

A Scent of Scandal’s One Night Stand candles have the weight of 8 oz and they are hand-poured from 100% soy wax. Coming with metal-free, all-cotton wicks, margarita scented candles insure the cleanest burn possible (the burn time is between 30 and 35 hours), while filling your personal space with a pretty cool fragrance. There are certain moments when pleasure does not have a price. Sometimes, the price for pleasure is more than affordable.

With the price of just below $15, One Night Stand candles are certainly these kinds of products that beach boys (and girls) simply should not miss.

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Elton John Woodside Garden Candle by Nest Candles

Posted by on May 16 2012 | candles - news and reviews

In order to benefit the life-saving work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), the British rock icon and Laura Slatkin of Nest Fragrances developed the exclusive Elton John Candle Line. The new high-end scented candle in the collection is Elton John Woodside Garden Candle that brings the wonderful blend of hyacinth, freesia, rose and jasmine fragrances.

Elton John Woodside Garden CandleInspired by Elton John’s favorite flowers from his gardens at Woodside in Old Windsor, England, the Woodside Garden Candle has brought together two important aspects in the artist’s life – his passion for scented candles which are, as he noted, “a key ingredient in home décor” and a dedicated battle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Highly exited about the debut of the new line of candles, Sir Elton John pointed out the symbolic value of delicate floral scents and vibrant colors that bring us hope, inspiration and renewal. These are qualities that are particularly needed in the lives of people affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Like every other product of the Nest Fragrances, Elton John Woodside Garden Candles are designed to bring a nice sense of elegance and luxury in your living space, providing long burning time (50+ hours), clean burning (they are made of soft, soy-blended, wax) and the ideal release of aromas that will make you enjoy them every day. Not only that these scented candles will satisfy your smell perception, but they will also charm you visually. The striking design for their packaging and glasses is taken from the etching of a coat of arms crest, belonging to a noble family that lived in Luxembourg during the 1800s. And this bright green that rests my eyes is the color of spring. This truly beautiful color perfectly follows the irresistible mix of flourish fragrances.

Laura Slatkin, the founder and the CEO of NEST Fragrances is also very proud on this partnership with the brilliant musician. “I am confident our beautiful new candle will be yet another successful collaboration which will bring joy to many people who can also feel good that they are helping to support a critically important cause”, said Miss Slatkin.

The Nest Sir Elton John Woodside Garden Candle (weight: 8.1 oz.) is available for $38. Like I have already mentioned, a portion of the proceeds will help the noble cause of the EJAF Foundation that has already collected more than $225 million for worthy programs in 55 countries worldwide which implement innovative HIV preventions, support efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, as well as direct care and support services for people living with AIDS.

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Rigaud Candles

Posted by on May 10 2012 | rigaud candles

Rigaud Cypres CandleParfums Rigaud, one of the world’s oldest perfumers with 160 years long tradition, entered the candle-making business more than a half a century ago, using its expertise in selecting and preparing exotic fragrances for the most delicate home perfumes. Combining these irresistible scents with the patented, soft wax of the highest quality, the renowned French brand created a number of extraordinary scented candles that are ready to bring a nice doze of luxury and relaxing atmosphere in your home.

Impressive variety of flavors is carefully divided into four collections: Aromatic, Single-Flower, Woody and Oriental.

The most impressive blend of fragrances comes with the Aromatic Line. Everyone should experience divine aromas of the Cypres candle which fulfills people’s homes with the incredible richness of the Mediterranean forests. The aromatic sweetness of lavender, the woody, crisp notes of pine needles and the powerful aroma of cedar wood create perfect harmony, showing the true beauty of nature. If you want to feel the clear scent of a single flower, you should not miss a Rigaud Gardenia (White) candle that will fill up your personal space with the luscious scent of one the most endearing flowers in the world.

Rigaud candles are distinctive by the unique soft wax formula and the modern design of their stylish packaging. Thanks to the special contexture of soft wax that liquefies rapidly, these high-end luxury candles burn evenly, providing a perfect diffusion of fragrances, without creating a crater (which is common for hard-wax candles). As a mater of fact, Rigaud candles release the powerful scent even when they are not burning, because they contain higher percentage of perfume than an eau de toilette.

Each candle is hand-poured and tested to provide a premium quality. After they had met all the requirements, scented candles are carefully packed in glasses and then in boxes manually, which is the part of tradition of the great French luxury houses. What is also very important, Rigaud candles are eco-friendly, since all ingredients are biodegradable.

Burning time depends on the size of a candle and goes from 15+ to over 50 hours. The standard (large) candle has the weight of 7.4 oz and costs $ 90, the demi (medium) candle is 5.3 oz. tin and costs $ 65, while the mini (small) candle (1.8 oz.) is available for $38.

Prince of Wales, Julia Roberts, Liz Taylor, Elton John, Donnatella Versace, Aaron Spelling, Carly Simon, Julie Andrews… These great names are among those who have already shown their fascination with these amazing luxury scanted candles. Besides, wonderful Cypres candles spread their flavors throughout the White House, as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy had brought them into the life of JFK.

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