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Explore the World of Scented Candles to Find Ideal 2012 Christmas Gift – Part Two

Posted by on Nov 30 2012 | holiday candles

With Christmas just around the corner, we have already entered the festive atmosphere, becoming occupied by dressing our homes in special holiday colors and by choosing those special little gifts for our friends and family members. In the previous post, I have introduced a number of high-end scented candles, based on the beautiful scents of pine and fir, which could be perfect Christmas presents. However, for a real candle lover, it is never enough, so there is another list of the very best winter fragrances that could be a nice addition to the warm and cozy holyday décor of your home.

Scented candles specially created for winter days bring fresh aromas of evergreen forests into our homes, giving the inner space the great sense of aliveness and openness. Furthermore, their spicy notes are responsible for the calm and idyllic atmosphere that we all like to enjoy during charming holiday breaks. One of the best choices for these special moments is Thymes Wildwood Blue Spruce & Elderberry Candle, featuring a cool flavor of woods warmed by sparkling herbs and exotic spices. Poured into a stylish glass and packed in a beautifully decorated box, this affordable luxury seems like a perfect scented gift.

Voluspa - Golden Cypress SawaraBy using rare seasonal fragrance ingredients, Voluspa created a Branch Vermeil 3-Wick Tin Candle that will refresh your personal space with the uplifting aroma of icy winter spruce branch, imbued with sweet and spicy hints of citron, balsam and sugar. If you would like to experience the enchanting scent of a seaside forest, there is a Diptyque Cypres (Cypress) Candle that offers warm essences of honey and resin deriving from Mediterranean cypress. The similar note of a clean sugary balsam of snapped cypress needles comes with Voluspa Golden Cypress Sawara. Beside the pretty cool and original design, this high-end candle provides an extra-ordinary burning time up to 100 hours for a very affordable price.

Hand poured with a premium soy wax, Archipelago Frosted Cedar Boxed Jar Candle brings another tempting blend of the biting winter frost with fresh cedar, while Jonathan Adler’s Big Sur Forest candle offers a more complex mixture of crisp bergamot and rich vetiver with warm cedar wood and nutmeg.

Baroness von Neumann - Verbier Holiday CandleSome of these holiday specialties are available just for limited time, so if you like them, better be quick. That is the case with a stunning Baroness von Neumann Verbier Holiday Candle whose complex blend of delightful fragrances recalls the season of joy. This high-end candle, based on aromas of fir and spruce is complemented with white jasmine, mulling spices and cranberry. The addition of rarefied essential oils, vanilla and deep amber makes it pretty unusual and highly sought-after.

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High-End Scented Candles – Gifts for Him

Posted by on Nov 28 2012 | Candle Gifts

Woodsy, spicy, earthy or fruity, there are various fragrances with powerful effects particularly on men’s senses. Having this in mind, high-end candlemakers created a great selection of fabulous scented candles that can satisfy even the most demanding man on planet. If you are planning to surprise your man for the upcoming holiday, weather he is your husband, boyfriend, dad, brother or son, this gift list could be pretty helpful.

Cire Trudon Ernesto CandleThe best thing about buying him a scented candle is the fact that you can also enjoy that gift when it fills up his personal space with a complex blend of refined flavors. Some of these luxury candles are created to calm a mind and uplift energy after the rough day, some will bring seductive and sensual aromas perfect for romantic evenings, while certain flavors serve as the perfect addition to a sophisticated home décor. Finally, some scented candles are specially produced for the upcoming holidays in order to warm up the festive atmosphere in his home. Knowing that, you can easily find out which one would be perfect for him.

Ideal for the winter season, there are Archipelago’s Black Forest Boxed Jar and Frosted Cedar Jar Candles, offering sophisticated, woody scents that can nicely complement a Christmas tree. Poured into a special black matte-finish vessel, the first one mixes refreshing aromas of Douglas fir and ebony wood with a note of black currant. Other Archipelago Holiday candle offers a blend of a winter frost and fresh cedar for an idyllic home atmosphere.

Great for restoring a mental harmony, Belle Fleur Bergamot Cedar candle provides a sensual mix of cedar, sandalwood and bergamot, underlined with frangipani and an amber vanilla. Along with its healing effect, sandalwood is well known for its seductive aroma that awakens senses and warms up body.
Another exquisite woodsy and spicy blend comes with Delirium Royal Amber candle which nicely combines amber, pine needles, black pepper, eucalyptus, sandalwood, musk and myrrh.

Nest’s After Midnight Collection presents a sexy and alluring Italian Leather Classic Candle with the complex mixture of cedarwood flavor, sophisticated note of soft suede, exotic bergamot and spicy blend of cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon bark. It seems like the perfect combination for casual, romantic, after midnight moments. Another seductive and powerful high-end fragrance comes with Trapp Black Pepper candle that combines black peppercorn, anise and balsam wood.

Both exotic and sophisticated, Cire Trudon Ernesto (Leather & Tobacco) Candle will fill up his room with the authentic spirit of Havana. Starting with the aromatic bled of rum, grapefruit and bergamot, the scented adventure continues with the powerful aromas of clove, oakwood, patchouli and labdanum to be finished with the masculine flavors of tobacco, moss, leather and amber. Malin & Goetz was also inspired by the tempting Caribbean spirit, creating a stunning Dark Rum Candle with the top notes of bergamot and plum, the middle notes of rum and leather and the base notes of amber-patchouli and vanilla.

There is a bunch of other great scented candles that could be ideal gifts for men. If you have several choices, you should consider prices, but also a burning time, design and materials (most high-end candlemakers use natural waxes).

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