Archive for October, 2012

My Dream Excursion with Archipelago Scented Candles

Posted by on Oct 31 2012 | archipelago candles

Archipelago Havana Jar CandleAttracted by their striking colors, I came closer and inhaled those wonderful and complex fragrances, one by one. Soon as I realized that they were inspired by favorite destinations from around the world, I started sorting them, as they are some kind of scented tickets to these divine places. First I took Bali. It was a while since I had planed a trip to this magical island, so it seamed like a logical choice. After that, several other high-end candles from Archipelago Excursion Collection with alluring names were delivered to my flat. And I have promised to myself – before a wick burns out, I have to visit the destination that particular candle represents. My Bali Jar Candle was about two hours from its end, when I had the airplane ticket in my hands.

Naturally, I have continued with exotic islands and very soon, Havana, Madagascar and Fiji found the place on my bucket list. First, I enjoyed, for about 87 hours, a rich, smoky flavor of the Archipelago’s bestselling Havana Candle, tasting a sexy blend of bergamot, Cuban tobacco leaf and ylang-ylang, and then, just before the jar’s bottom came into view, I took a flight, letting other senses to be awakened by breathtaking beaches, a thrilling atmosphere and the seductive music of this Caribbean island.

Although I have decided to be more patient with the Madagascar Candle, at least until I recover financially, I simply could not resist its sweet flowery fragrances of white orchid, vanilla, freesia & jasmine. Or it was just another call from a tropical paradise. Anyhow, my 60-hour jar candle, poured in a beautiful apothecary style glass was disappearing faster than I had planned and Archipelago’s excursion led me to the southeastern coast of Africa. Well, it was pretty hard explaining my reasons to the family, probably because there was no logical explanation, but I could not stop this strong passion for traveling.

Yesterday, I lit my Archipelago Fiji Pillar Candle and enjoyed an exotic summer blend of coconut, sugar cane and lemon leaf scents. It has 60 more hours of burning time, so I am still pretty relaxed. Well, to be honest, I have already started dreaming about new destinations. Off course, with Archipelago as the only travel guide that I need.

This luxury candlemaker offered me Europe and gladly accepted the new challenge. For a nice intro into the upcoming Oriental experience, there is an Istanbul 3 Wick Tin Candle with its rich, exotic mix of black cannabis, amber and rose leaf. Than, it is time for the beautiful Greek island Santorini and finally, Archipelago will bring me to Italy, in the heart of the romantic Tuscany region.

Hurry up, there are a few more places left for this tour. But first, to make dreams come true, you need to inhale deep. Do not hesitate. Wonderful flavors are all around.

Comments Off for now

Fresh Fragrances from Voluspa Vermeil Candle Collection

Posted by on Oct 19 2012 | voluspa candles

Voluspa - French Bourbon Vanille 3-Wick Tin CandleHand-poured with new series of refreshing fragrances, five newcomers from Voluspa scented candles factory are waiting to bring a doze of luxury into your homes. They are all parts of the new Voluspa Vermeil (formerly Seasons) Candle Collection, inspired by the exquisite glow of Vermeil Silver, for an authentic vintage effect. Containing rare seasonal scent ingredients, as well as high-quality, coconut blend waxes, every Voluspa candle is available in five different sizes, each featuring distinctive design and packaging. Good news for all fans of high-end candles is that I am speaking about pretty affordable luxury, since the smallest pack with solid burning time of 25 hours costs just $10.

There is something about Voluspa candles that makes me happy each time a new product of this great brand appears on the market. That emotion becomes the desire that lasts as long as a yet unknown blend of natural fragrances finally ends up in my home, resulting with a new flurry of happiness. In fact, it is not hard to determine why my senses respond so quickly at the very mention of Voluspa. First of all, these candles smell wonderful, which takes time spent indoors to the whole new quality level. And even when the last drop of wax vanishes from the glass, it will not be thrown away. Instead, it remains the cool element of your home décor, thanks to its beautiful stylish design and an extraordinary attention that was paid on each aspect of packaging.

Finally, with its scented candles, Voluspa meets the highest quality standards, taking case of both, beautiful long-lasting flavor and the ecological aspect. For this purpose, waxes contain natural ingredients that provide clean burning. For example, candles from the new Vermeil Collection are made of a nice, coconut blend wax. Burning-time depends on size and shape. Thus, Travel Tin Candles, with the weight of 4.5 oz., last around 25 hours, 12 oz. weight 3-Wick Tin Candles have burning-time of 60 hours, while Slender Glass Candles provide 50 hours of burning-time. Voluspa also offers beautifully decorated, 11 oz. weight candles that last for 60 hours, as well as a grand pack that weights 36 oz. and goes up to 120 hours.

Now, you can enjoy refined aromas of a sweet Voluspa French Bourbon Vanille 3 Wick Tin Candle, as well as a spicy Clove Pomander Travel Tin Candle, whose delicious fragrance of red cloves is nicely crushed and blended with the brand’s mixture of pear, bergamot and nutmeg.

Voluspa Branch Vermeil Grande 3 Wick Candle provides a woody winter aroma of spruce, complemented with hints of citron, balsam and sugar. If you like a flavor of roasted chestnuts, there is a Chestnut & Vetiver Slender Glass Candle with a charming addition of earthy vetiver, oakmoss and amber. Finally, Voluspa Champagne Rose Candle brings a note of luxury with the scent of Brut Rose Champagne, chilled and poured over cassis berries and edible white rose petals.

Comments Off for now

Devine Fragrance of Sandalwood in the World of High-End Scented Candles

Posted by on Oct 12 2012 | candles - news and reviews, scented candles

Nest Mahogany Classic CandleThanks to its powerful healing effect and distinctive woody aroma, sandalwood has been highly valued for thousands of years. Extracted from sandalwood, essential oils are extensively used for making excuisite perfumes and scented candles, in skin care industry and aromatherapy. This fragrant wood has been a part of religious and spiritual traditions of India, China, Tibet and Japan, as well as an important medicament for these ancient civilizations. And this is not all. According to the scientific evidence, its sensual fragrance has a strong erotic effect on our senses.

Unlike some other aromatic woods, sandalwood (a class of fragrant woods from trees in the genus Santalum) keeps its rich, sweet and warm scent for decades. Blended with other fragrances that tend to evenish quickly, a sandalwood oil serves as the base note that both enhances them and helps them last longer. As a harmonizing agent, it brings together other aromas, without overpowering them. All these qualities make sandalwood oil one of the most valuable ingredients of the high-end natural fragrance products.

Speaking about luxury scented candles, sandalwood appears as one of the most refined fragrances, capable to make a divine atmosphere in your personal space. According to the spiritual traditions of the East, its sensual flavor calms and focuses the mind and relieves anxiety, which makes it perfect for meditation and other spiritual practices or simply for the quick recovery from a hard day. Besides, it is a strong aphrodisiac that can nicely complement a romantic evening, by relieving tension and mental blocks. Scientists discovered that the chemical effects of the sandalwood fragrance are very similar to those of androsterones (human pheromones), produced by male and female metabolic hormones. Thus, by using the scent of sandalwood, you will emit pretty effective erotic signal to the opposite sex.

There are plenty of high-quality scented candles, based on sandalwood aroma. Nest comes with a Mahogany Classic Candle that mixes sandalwood with star anise and patchouli, underlighed with the sweetness of vanilla and caramel praline. Bringing the spirit od the Far East, Voluspa Baltic Amber 3 Wick Tin Candle offers a very interesting blend of amber resin, sandalwood, cedar and vanilla orchid. I also highly recommend Diptyque Santal (Sandalwood) Candle, as well as Trapp Patchouli Sandalwood candle. Finally, there is a remarkable Delirium Samurai Woods candle, presenting a mystical blend of incense, bergamot, nutmeg, sandalwood, patchouli and blondewoods.

Due to the deficient resource of these precious woods, the price of sandalwood oil goes up dramatically, which leads to the emergence of fake products on the market. If you are a fan of scented products based on sandalwood aroma, you should be aware of this fact. Be careful when buying them and if you do not want to risk, choose brands with high reputation.

Comments Off for now