Archive for September, 2012

Scented Candles – a Little Secret for the Perfect Interior Design

Posted by on Sep 28 2012 | scented candles

Delirium - Blue Absinthe CandleIf you have more than two scented candles in a room, that means they are not anymore just a few objects that smell nice. They have become an indispensable part of your interior design style. Whether you are aware of this or not, these candles decorate your personal space by their scent, by the way they look and finally, by their arrangement. They have the power to transform a living space, to open a room and make it bigger or to create a cozy, idyllic atmosphere. High-end candles send a strong message about your character, affinities and mood. Thus, do not let them do it wrongly.

If you have already defined which kind of scented candles provides you the most pleasure, it is time to cross to the next level. I usually start with the question: “Which message do I like to send”? If you care what people think about you, this is a very important question. The smell of the house is the first thing we notice when we step into someone’s home and that smell is something that unconsciously builds a strong first impression about the person we visit. Maybe it is superficial, but this is the way our minds usually work. Thus, as well as you carefully choose the furniture, color of walls and perfect lighting for the house, you should take care about the scent that will complement your home décor.

For highly experienced candle lovers this should be a great fun. By picking an appropriate fragrance or by combining different flavors, they can manipulate with atmosphere, because fragrances, just like the right song, have the power to change a mood. You should experiment and find your personal secret ingredients, but for the beginning, there are a few tips. Fruity flavors are great for body refreshment and quick uplifting of energy, and they nicely match with vivid tones and lively atmosphere. Woody notes, the scents of the forest and fresh leaves, as well as the delicate aromas of the ocean and mountain air, create the illusion of the open space. They are ideal for autumn and winter days, when closed windows, as well as a lack of fresh air and natural light may make us feel anxious and depressive.

For a warm and idyllic atmosphere, we recommend high-end candles with spicy and food flavors, including ginger, basil, coconut, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla… Perfect for chill out nights, some herbal scents have a strong healing effect, while the scents of leather, tobacco and champagne will give a subtle touch of luxury to your home. Finally, the seductive fragrances of sandalwood and exotic fruits seem like the perfect aphrodisiac.

Now, since you have already achieved the ideal “scent decor”, it is time for the last step. Complement your interior design by choosing a perfect candle arrangement. Usually this task should be a piece of cake, since the majority of luxury candlemakers pay a great attention to design of their products. Thus, you just need to reach the basic harmony among different candles and your guests will be amazed. Group together the candles of different sizes and textures and there it is – a modern decoration for a table in your living room. For an elegant dinner, you can use candlesticks of different heights and shapes, while a romantic night in two can be warmed up by arranging candles all around the loving couple.

There are countless ways to adorn your living space with scented candles. All depends on your creativity and enthusiasm, so do not miss the opportunity to leave a good impression. Small things make a difference.

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High-End Candle Review – Baroness von Neumann Marrakech Candle

Posted by on Sep 21 2012 | baroness von neumann candles, candles - news and reviews

Baroness von Neumann Marrakech CandleMarrakech takes the high position on my top ten list, but it seems that Baroness von Neumann shares this passion for the legendary Moroccan city whose rich tradition, art and music, as well as the unique atmosphere from streets and city squares inspired her to create an adorable product. What distinguishes Baroness von Neumann Marrakech Candle from some other high-end candles is the fact that it truly manages to convey that extraordinary spirit of Marrakech by its seductive blend of fruity, floral and herbal fragrances.

In order to understand their true meaning, some things firstly need to be experienced. However, sometimes we can clearly feel the essence of things even we have never been close to them. That happens while we are reading a good book, watching a movie masterpiece; while we are listening to music from the most unknown place in the world or even while eating a fabulous dish from a faraway country. This is what I call art. The work of art can also be received by the sense of smell. In that case, simply by inhaling beautiful blend of fragrances, you can find yourself in another place or another time.

This is the main difference between regular candles that just smell nice and high-end candles that use breathtaking scents to tell you a magical story. Among manufacturers that pay special attention to this artistic aspect of candlemaking, we can find stylish and creative Baroness von Neumann that uses thrilling personal experiences to make a noticeable distinction.

Her highly popular Legend Candle Collection is dedicated to standout people and places. It includes high-quality Czar, Garbo and Johan candles, but the one that I particularly like is the Marrakech Scented Candle. Maybe it is a little bit subjective, but I am sure that most of you who like exotic flavors will love it, whether or not you have ever been in Morocco.

Baroness von Neumann Marrakech Scented Candle brings the refreshing aroma of wild berries and blooms, combined with rich notes of rose and jasmine, as well as a dry down of the most rare and coveted oils, masterfully distilled from the velvety pedals of the rose. Like every brand’s candle, it comprises all-natural soy-based wax and a cotton wick that burns cleanly without making a grime. Weighting 12.5 oz., the Marrakech candle ensures at least 70 hours of burning. This scented candle comes in a black frosted glass, nicely decorated with the von Neumann family crest. Its stylish design will give a subtle touch of elegance and luxury to any space.

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Autumn Candles and Fragrances

Posted by on Sep 17 2012 | scented candles

The season of vacations, long sunny days, exotic travels and adventures comes to the end. It is perfect time for us to slow down, let our bodies recover and restore the energy. Nature will soon get its most colorful outfit which, together with lovely fragrances in the air will indicate exiting changes. Whether we prefer long walks through a city, resting moments at a vivid countryside or just decide to spend more time in the intimate home ambient, these changes will have a great influence on us. Thus, do not resist them. Accept every little shift in your life and add a personal touch to it.

Thrilling and addictive, relaxing and uplifting, the world of scented candles may be this little extra to turn fall into your favorite period of the year. That is why the world’s most renowned candlemakers take care that all these wonderful fragrances which make autumn so adorable can find the way to your house, even through closed windows. Just light up some of these special autumn candles and you will immediately feel the fresh kick of the upcoming season.

Here is the carefully selected list of the most authentic autumn candles on the market.

Nest Pumpkin Chai Classic CandleLet us see what “the Queen of home fragrance” has prepared for this season. Firstly, it is a high-end Nest Moroccan Amber 3 Wick candle that brings the powerful earthy blend of Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli and heliotrope, which is complemented with bergamot and a hint of eucalyptus. The next amazing soy blend candle that comes from NEST factory is a spicy Pumpkin Chai Classic. Perfect for the colder days that are coming, this luxury candle, poured in a glossy chocolate brown vessel combines fragrances of wild pumpkin and Masala chai, which is additionally enhanced with notes of cardamon, ginger and cinnamon. Finally, from the woodsy family, there comes a Nest Birchwood Pine Votive Candle, poured into a fancy gold speckled vessel and boxed in festive packaging. Its extraordinary flavor of a majestic winter forest is created by mixing white pine, fir balsam and birchwood over the base of rich musk and amber.

Voluspa Warm Perique Tabac CandleAnother highly renowned candlemaker, Voluspa comes with several exiting products for this autumn that will leave a lasting scent of the most beautiful fragrances for days. Made of creamy coconut wax, Japonica Baltic Amber candle brings us exotic flavor of the Far East, striking our senses with amber resin, sandalwood, cedar, vanilla and orchid. The best representative of the brand’s new Maison Rouge Collection is a Maison Warm Perique Tabac candle. Such sophistication has been rarely seen, even among the high-end candle manufacturers. This unique combination of warm aromas, such as perique tabac, antique leather and worn wooden floors will perfectly complement a cozy, idyllic atmosphere of an autumn night. For the end of fall, there is another Voluspa’s bestseller from the Basic Cream collection. By bringing us a clean sugary balsam of a snapped cypress needle, Maison Golden Cypress Sawara candle will transfer us to the heart of a green velvet floored forest.

Delirium Suede&Smoke CandleFor the upcoming season, Delirium offers several sophisticated products which are ready to fill up your room with exotic flavors. The brand’s bestseller, Suede & Smoke candle, will set you up in a worn leather chair next to a burning fireplace, while seducing you with the amazing blend of tobacco leaves, moss, papaya, lapsang souchong dark tea and green manda. Even more seductive and uplifting, Delirium’s Arabian Sandalwood candle is a remarkable mix of Egyptian sandalwood, tobacco, honey, caramel, vanilla and clove buds, encased in a midnight blue vessel.

Diptyque Santal CandleThe master of home fragrance, Diptyque, provides a great choice of woody flavors that come with a Feu de Bois (Wood Fire), a Santal (Sandalwood) and a Diptyque Patchouli candles. A Feu de Bois candle is a sophisticated blend of rare wood essences, a reminiscent of the authentic scent of a wood-burning fireplace. Just like every other Diptyque’s product, a Santal (Sandalwood) candle is 100 percent made of natural ingredients that provide the purest possible scents available in a candle. Its dry, erotic and woody flavor is capable to uplift energy and awaken all senses. If you would like to discover a scent of the Indonesian hills, try a Diptyque Patchouli candle with nicely combined woody and herbal notes.

If you still have not found the perfect scent for this autumn, do not worry. There is a plenty of great products on the market, waiting to be discovered. A famous candlemaker Thymes features a mountain fresh Frasier Fir Votive candle, an aromatic snap of crisp Siberian Fir needles, heartening cedarwood and relaxing sandalwood. If you search for even more thrilling blend, I highly recommend Christian Tortu‘s Forets (Forest) Candle and its fantastic mix of the resin and needles of pine tree, the cistus of labdanum, the leaves and the wood of Virginian cedars, tree moss and freshly cut grass.

Archipelago Istanbul 3 Wick Tin CandleFor a healing and soothing effect, there is Carriere Freres Aqualaria Malaccensis (Agarwood) Candle. Used in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as in many Indian and Tibetan Ayurvedic treatments, agarwood is also known for a delicate flavor of its white flowers that will fulfill your room with peace and harmony. For those who want something more exotic and adventurous, Archipelago Istanbul 3 Wick Tin Candle could be a perfect choice. Its complex blend of black cannabis, amber and rose leaf, as well as its striking design are here to reveal yet undiscovered parts of the world.

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LAFCO – Assorted 3 Mini Candle Set

Posted by on Sep 13 2012 | lafco candles

LAFCO - Assorted 3 Mini Candle SetIf you are a fan of LAFCO candles, you already know that this creative candlemaker will not leave any of your rooms without original fragrance. What is even better, each fragrance or more precisely, a harmonious blend of fragrances is carefully adapted to the specific atmosphere of the particular space. With a new Assorted 3 Mini Candle Set, LAFCO gives us opportunity to enjoy three most popular scents from its House and Home Collection.

Living Room, Bathroom and Master Bedroom candles are poured into mini, colored, hand-blown vessels and each of them provides 25 hours of relaxation, inspiration and pure beauty. Just like every other LAFCO luxury product, the Assorted 3 Mini Candle Set that comprises 100 percent cotton wicks, soy-based ingredients and eco-friendly waxes, guarantees high-end quality and clean burning that does not pollute your personal space.

Since the beauty need to come in your life with the very first moment you open your eyes, LAFCO created a very special, healing blend of scents, combining the relaxing fragrance of chamomile blossoms with lavender buds and a subtle touch of fresh washed linens. Not just that the wonderful Master Bedroom (Chamomile Lavender) Candle can help one start a day with joy and enthusiasm, but also its powerful therapeutic effect ensures a restful night sleep and sweet dreams.

After the magical night, LAFCO will follow you into a living room, offering another high-end product from its renowned House and Home Collection. As the second surprise from the Assorted 3 Mini Candle Set, the brand’s Living Room (Fresh Cut Gardenia) Candle has a task to uplift the life energy and complement each activity with a new level of awareness. For that particular reason, the luxury candlemaker used the power of euphoric gardenia whose unique aroma, nicely rounded with the hints of fresh cut stem and sweet olive, makes any space a desirable place for spending a day time.

With the Bathroom (Marine) Candle, LAFCO closes the circle of its exquisite fragrances for every-day use. Just imagine resting moments that come with a long soothing bath in an oversized tub, overlooking the ocean. Well, even if the bath is not so special, do not worry. The point is in the special moment and this luxury scanted candle will transform even a hurried shower into a delightful experience. Its clean marine scent evokes closeness of the ocean, while a hint of cucumber has a quick refreshing effect.

With its simple design, LAFCO Assorted 3 Mini Candle Set also serves as the stylish decoration, designed to compliment the ambiance of each room in your home. This affordable luxury is available for $85.

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