Archive for August, 2012

Kobo Scented Candles

Posted by on Aug 31 2012 | kobo candles

Kobo Champagne Ginger CandlePeople often overlook the importance of fragrances for the fullness of experience. That mistake can be fixed by letting the finest Kobo’s scents to fulfill your personal space. KOBO Candles offers a wide variety of memorable aromas to tell the story about the infinite beauty of our planet. Made of domestically grown sustainable soybeans, Kobo Candles ensures the cleanest possible burning, while providing room-filling, yet not overpowering flavor.

Driven by the realization that fragrances represent one of key elements for reviving any environment, Junko Kobori began creating scents that would recall special moments from her travels around the world, with equal quality as photographs do. Originally from Kumamoto in southern Japan, Junko and her husband have been traveling the world many years before settled down in Saratoga Springs, NY, where they started producing high-end scanted candles in 2006.

Today, Kobo candle factory launches a number of high-end products which are widely popular for their finest natural ingredients, beautiful aromas and cool looking designs of their packaging. Besides, Kobo luxurious candles are very affordable, considering their quality and burning-time. Each of them weights 11 oz. and ensures stunning 80 hours of pleasure. All that for $33, seems like a pretty good offer.

Kobo Candles are sorted into six collections (Seeds, Filament, Coterie, Botanical, Motif and Origami), each featuring the unique style and taste. Representing the wild plant life in bloom, the Botanical Collection offers groundbreaking blends of timeless scents whose universal language should satisfy any mood or theme. Inside the colorful can, there is a stylish glass with a long-lasting candle.

You can choose among a pleasantly light lemony note of Artemisian Lemongrass Candle, an earthy and rich aroma of Golden Mimosa Candle or a delicate blend of oceanic and green scents which comes with a Water Mint Candle. My favorite product from the Botanical Collection is Kobo Champagne Ginger Candle that recalls the moments of celebration, spiced by a gingery scent with ozone accords and the finishing note of Siberian pine.

The Motif collection nicely represents old Europeans interiors and sensual experience, while the uplifting Origami Collection brings the freshness of Asian seasons. Dynamic and complex, the Coterie Collection will please you with a wonderful classic design and especially with the exquisite blends of fragrances. Enjoy the sensual and sweet aroma of Kobo Danjou Lychee Candle whose scent of exotic fruits is nicely underlined with the notes of jasmine and a hint of sandalwood. With the Vetiver & Vanilla Candle, you will get aromatic notes of smooth vetiver and rich vanilla bean, combined with a warm base of earthy patchouli, smooth sandalwood, golden amber and sweet musk. Also, do not miss a Portuguese Olive Blossom Candle and a White Birch Rosemary Candle.

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High End Candle Review – D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Scallop Candle

Posted by on Aug 23 2012 | candles - news and reviews, D.L. & Co candles

D.L. & Co. - Lady Rhubarb Large Scallop CandleThis enchanting luxury candle has the ability to recall beautiful sunny afternoons, capturing senses with freshest scents of summer and its impeccable design. The harmonious and intriguing blend of blood orange, red mandarin, grapefruit, sandalwood, and perilla has a task to calm your mind and balance your energies. At the same time, D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Scallop Candle will adorn your personal space with a subtle dose of classic elegance.

Lady Rhubarb Scallop Candle is a part of the brand’s Signature Candle Collection that nicely evokes European turn-of-the-century fashions with finely crafted scalloped glassware and black silk hat boxes with red silk ribbons. Each D.L. & Co. Candle is made from a special, patented blend of soy, palm, and maple waxes that burn cleanly and long, with minimal soot. This is a precondition for an authentic, richly scented atmosphere to be created by high-end perfumes from the brand’s versatile range.

For the Lady Rhubarb Scallop Candle, the renowned candlemaker picked refreshing fragrances that will bring the spirit of the exotic places into your home. A wonderful fruity blend of summer aromas is underlined with a striking, wood base note of sandalwood which is scientifically proved as a great aphrodisiac that can easily open and clear the emotional centers in one’s body. Finally, there is a note of perilla (also known as rare Japanese shiso), a herb that boosts the immune system.

D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Scallop Candle is equally impressive visually. It comes in a deep red scallop glass vessel which is packed in a beautiful black silk box. This luxury box from France is adorned with a stylish red silk ribbon. It looks so nice that you will probably find it another purpose in your house, after unpacking a candle.

This high-end candle is available in three sizes. A small pack weights 2 oz. and provides 15 hours of burning-time. D.L.’s Lady Rhubarb Medium Scallop Candle has the weight of 10 oz., providing 40 hours of unique delight. Finally, there is 15 oz. Large Scalope Candle that can burn up to 90 hours.

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New Arrivals from Carriere Freres Candle Factory

Posted by on Aug 17 2012 | carrière frères candles

Carriere Freres Gigembre CandleGood news for all passionate lovers of Carriere Freres scented candles. There are some new blends of delighting fragrances ready to be tasted. The iconic Parisian candlemaker has surprised us with Gingembre, Thym, Romarin and Basilic candles. They naturally inherited the brand’s famous formula of the high-end wax craftsmanship that has built up the brand’s reputation ever since its foundation.

By modernizing old secrets of the greatest wax makers, Carrière brothers developed their first smoke-free, purely vegetable waxes at the end of the 19th century. The same technique is still used in the fabrication of Carriere Freres candles, providing slow combustion and clean burning. Free of paraffin and other petrochemical derivates, these high-end waxes do not produce smoke or unpleasant odors and they easily can be blended with perfume.

Carriere Freres works closely with botanists and perfume experts in order to take the most adorable flavors from nature and incorporate them into the brand’s luxury candles. With their delicate fragrances, Carriere Freres candles manage to evoke the flower markets of Les Halles of Paris where, at the end of the XIX century, exotic and rare specimens were brought from faraway countries.

Like all the brand’s products, new candles also come with cool botanical design of their frosted glasses. Thus, Carriere Freres Gingembre (Ginger) Candle shows the image of the plant Zingiber officinale whose rhizome ginger or ginger root gives spicy, woody aroma to the candle. Ginger cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean where it is used as a delicacy, a medicine or a spice.

Carriere Freres Thym (Thyme) Candle presents thyme, a delicate looking herb with a penetrating fragrance, which is often used for culinary and medicinal purposes. High-end vegetable wax of the candle burns slowly and neatly for about 50 hours, allowing you to feel the healing effect of this delicate aroma.

The next herb that has become a part of the Carriere Freres family is rosemary, a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. Its gentle, minty aroma is presented through a Romarin (Rosemary) Candle. Finally, the renowned candlemaker comes with Carriere Freres Basilic (Basil) Candle that releases another essential fragrance from my kitchen. The culinary herb Ocimum basilicum or, as it is often called, basil or sweet basil, originates from India and other tropical regions of Asia, having been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years.

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Calvin Klein Scented Candles by Nest Fragrances

Posted by on Aug 12 2012 | calvin klein

Calvin Klein - Washed Cashmere CandleMost of us would easily identify some of Calvin Klein’s signature fragrances just with a single smell. As a matter of fact, each single product of this renowned lifestyle brand is highly recognizable by its timeless style. This also includes sophisticated products of Calvin Klein Home, the company’s extension that was presented for the first time in 1995 to become one of the leading home decor brands in the world.

In order to extend its range of remarkable products that have the power to transform your home into the calm, elegant space, Calvin Klein Home has found a perfect partner. It is the world’s famous Laura Slatkin’s NEST company that is responsible for some of the most adorable fragrances on the market. Having the impressive experience from similar projects (check Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle and Elton John Woodside Garden Candle, both created by Nest), the queen of scented candles, Laura Slatkin and her team, have collaborated with Calvin Klein Home in order to create the entire line of CK’s Scented Candles. The result is pretty impressive.

Refined as much as we could expect from Calvin Klein Home Collection, each Calvin Klein scented candle is made of natural ingredients of the highest quality and designed with the characteristic elegant simplicity. Four intriguing blends of carefully selected aromas are available either in a single, soft-touched white glass with 3 Cotton wicks or in a three votive candle set. In both cases, the color of box packaging nicely matches soy wax accent color (either pale lilac, light green, smoky gray or soft cream). Each votive in the set that costs $32 has the weight of 2.5 oz and burns up to 15 hours. A large-glass candle has the same price. It is 12.5 oz weight and provides around 60 hours of clear flame.

My favorite blend in the collection comes with Calvin Klein Washed Cashmere Candle, presenting luxurious fragrances of jasmine, cyclamen, and wild orchid. This beautiful mix of relaxing flavors is subtly wreathed with essences of suede and vanilla. For the lovers of fresh floral scents, Calvin Klein Home and Nest Fragrances created a Delicate Blossoms Candle whose dominant aromas of hyacinth and violet are underlined by soft musks and blond woods.

Calvin Klein Lush Vetiver Candle by Nest Fragrances offers refreshing flavors of grapefruit, rhubarb and vetiver, enriched with earthy lavender and musk accords. This is not all. CK and Nest Fragrances have also taken a peak into the forest and came back with an adorable blend of bamboo, eucalyptus and leather, warmed by notes of tonka beans, oakmoss and patchouli. You can taste these distinctive fragrances by lighting Calvin Klein Smoky Wood Candle by Nest Fragrances.

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