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Aromatherapy in Everyday Life

Posted by on May 25 2016 | aromatherapy

If you want to bring aromatherapy into your life every day, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for expensive sessions or consultants. Candles are a wonderful way to bring aromatherapy into your life. Quality scented candles are especially good for this, as manufacturers of these candles often use natural fragrances and scents – just like your favorite aromatherapy oils.

Aromatherapy Desires

There are many advantages to using candles for your aromatherapy needs:

1) It’s less messy. Toying with small vials of aromatherapy oils often leads to spills and frustrations. With luxury scented candles, there’s no problem with mess. You can just light a candle and start breathing in the rich scent as your worries melt away.

2) It’s easy. Lighting a candle is much easier than trying to combine different aromatherapy oils. If you need more than one scent, you can simply light a few candles. It literally only takes seconds.

3) There are so many candles to try. Candle manufacturers make an endless array of luxurious scents, including wonderful scent combinations that can help soothe you and entrance you. For example, if you want to invigorate yourself with a citrus scent, the Baroness von Neumann Fete Candle combines scents of navel orange, Seychelles cinnamon, Zanzibar clove, Norwegian pine, Indonesian patchouli, and amberwood for an incredible scent sensation.

4) Candles are portable. You can easily pack your candles into your luggage when traveling and can bring them with you to your lake house, home, or anywhere else you may need to unwind.

5) Candles engage all your senses. Aromatherapy oils work by scent, but luxury candles deliver a dose of beauty, fragrance, and light. You can light them by a bath for a complete experience in de-stressing and pampering. You can even meditate with luxury scented candles to enjoy even more powerful benefits. For example, light the beautiful Agraria Balsam Crystal Petite Candle to create a beautiful soft light and to surround yourself with notes of balsam, Californian redwood, French sage, and white flowers. The American Society of Perfumers selected this candle as the Best Home Fragrance of the Year in 2005, and the beautiful glow of the candle, the stunning glass jar, and the scent will pamper your every sense.

6) The makers of luxury candles now offer an array of products to help you surround yourself with the fragrances of your choice. Diptyque room sprays, for example, can be used on any type of fabric, including pillows and curtains. A few squirts are all it takes to transform any room into a wonderful haven of scent. Diptyque room sprays are also very portable, so they are perfect for your trips to the cottage or for traveling (when you might need to freshen up that hotel room).

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D.L. & Co Candles

Posted by on May 25 2016 | D.L. & Co candles

In the world of luxury candles, D.L. & Co candles stand out. Made from a special, patented blend of soy, palm, and maple waxes, these candles burn cleanly and create a richly scented atmosphere. The makers of D.L. & Co candles even have three collections for you to choose from: D.L. & Co. Signature Candles, Modern Alchemy Historical Candles, and D.L. & Co. Skull Candles. Each collection has its unique look and signature scents, perfect for a world of heavenly perfume and light.

Intricate Candles

D.L. & Co. candles are made to be little intricate gifts, designed to be unwrapped slowly and savored. Each candle in the collection is richly scented and very carefully packaged for a total gifting experience, whether you are giving a gift to yourself or someone else. Each candle is made with handmade perfume and features wonderful details such as silk ribbons, Burmese silk boxes, and more.

All D.L. & Co. candles are an experience to open. It begins with a stitched Burmese silk box, which contains your candle. The luxury box is from France and is so beautiful you will want to reuse it for your special trinkets. Inside the box is a special Swiss hand-pleated tissue, designed to preserve your candle and its fragrance. The candle itself is contained in a beautiful and reusable glass bowl, made from Australian sand.

Attentive Design

As much attention is paid to the candle itself as to the packaging. The candles are made from the high-grade waxes which are often used in beauty products. The delicate palm, soy, and maple waxes in these candles burn cleanly and long, with minimal soot.

D.L. & Co. Signature Candles evoke European turn-of-the-century fashions, with scalloped glass, classic colors, and luxurious scents such as the D.L. & Co. Angel’s Trumpet Candle, the D.L. & Co. Black Dahlia Candle, the D.L. & Co. Essence of Green Candle, the D.L. & Co. Fleuer d’Oranger Candle, the D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Candle, D.L. & Co. Pink Pepper Candle, the D.L. & Co. Rouge Candle, and the D.L. & Co. Thorn Apple Candle. For those looking for something a little different, the unscented D.L. & Co. Skull Candles fit the bill. The candles in this collection as shaped from black wax into skulls and packaged into special black boxes. Perfect for those who like a little bit of Gothic in their life, these candles are a sure conversation piece. DL’s Modern Alchemy candle contain rare extracts and scented oils; each candle in the collection is designed to be evocative of a special moment in history. For example, candles in this collection include the Modern Alchemy D.L. & Co. Salem Candle and the Modern Alchemy D.L. & Co. Boston Tea Party Candle.

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The Wonderful World of Home Fragrances by Aquiesse

Posted by on May 25 2016 | aquiesse candles

Aquiesse for the Home

Aquiesse candles are created by a Santa Barbara designer, working with some of the best perfumers in the world. These luxury candles are designed to be inspired by nature, but at the same time are created to be innovative and unique. Originally, Aquiesse candles were fragranced with perfumes inspired by the scents of Central California. Citrus, ocean, mountains, and florals from the region went into every Aquiesse candle. Each candle is made using candle making technique that has been around for hundreds of years and eah candle is made from a carefully-guarded soy wax blend.

Wax Blend Techniques

The technique and wax blend used in Aquiesse candles have taken years to perfect but this attention to detail has created an exceptional burn quality and a rich true-to-life fragrance for every Aquiesse candle made today. All Aquiesse candles are made with lead-free wicks and organic soybean oil, which not only ensures an exceptionally clean-burning candle, but also keeps toxins out of your home. Each Aquiesse candle is also packaged beautifully, ready for gift giving or just for a treat for yourself.

Home Fragrance Collections

Aquiesse candles come in two collections, so that you can more easily find the home fragrance products that suit your home. Aquiesse Portfolio Candles is the vintage collection, inspired by the Central California seascape and fragrances that inspired Aquiesse designers in the first place. Candles from this collection feature over 100 hours of burn time, thanks to the over-sized 10 oz candle jars. Aquiesse’s Portfolio candles have all the same high quality you would expect from Aquiesse — proprietary soy wax blend and the careful attention to packaging and quality are all here. However, Aquiesse’s Portfolio candles are beautifully packaged in a brown glass jar and in a vintage gift box. The glass cover also can be used as a beautiful candle pedestal when your candle is lit.

Natural Candles

Aquiesse’s Portfolio candles also features some stunning, natural scented candles. For example, the Aquiesse Alpine Meadow candle combines notes of grass, fruit, alpine floral, balsam fir, wood, mountain pepper, and musk. The Aquiesse Cherimoya candle combines the fragrances of green leaf, cherimoya mélange, and musk. With innovative fragrances like these, you will want to try all the candles in this collection.

Aquiesse Souvenir Candles include candles with mystical and exotic fragrances. Every candle in this collection is inspired by travels to oceans and the world’s waterways. All candles in this collection are packaged in square vessels with glass lid and travel boxes. Whether you are traveling or just want a vacation without leaving home, try the Aquiesse English Bay Candle. With its notes of forest, cucumber, parsley, smoke, irises, dogwoods, cedar, patchouli, and sandalwood, it captures the Pacific Northwest’s English Bay. Or, try the Aquiesse Mustique Candle. With notes of orange flower blossoms, mandarin, citrus, jasmine, balsam, and amber, it perfectly captures the beauty of Mustique Island. If you love the North Sea, try the Aquiesse North Sea Candle, with its fragrance of pomegranate, sage, woods, wildflowers, patchouli and smoke.

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My Favorite Diptyque Candles as Gifts

Posted by on May 25 2016 | diptyque candles

Diptyque candles are one of the best-known and most respected names in luxury candles worldwide. Made only from all natural fragrances and ingredients, Diptyque candles and products have been made the same way for hundreds of years. They are routinely featured in glossy magazines as one of the best candles to buy, and many celebrities count these candles as among their favorites. Diptyque candles are made from a blend of fragrance and special waxes, so that one candle can fill your room with scent in only 30 minutes. Made from a carefully-created 12-step process, Diptyque candles burn for over 60 hours and burn cleanly and evenly to the last drop.

Diptyque Candles & Luxury Room Sprays

While Diptyque is best known for candles, the company also creates luxury room sprays in some of the same popular fragrances as their famous candles. If you are somewhere where candles are not allowed or if you have children and pets and worry about the safety of candles, Diptyque room sprays are a wonderful option that allow you to bring the luxury of Diptyque wherever you are.

Diptyque Candles as Gifts

Diptyque candles make perfect gifts or a wonderful luxury gift for yourself. If you have never tried Diptyque before, you are in for a treat. Since the brand offers many choices, however, you may wonder which scents to try first. All are wonderful, but you might especially want to consider:

1) The Diptyque Ambre (Amber) candle. This candle was originally a limited edition candle for the 2008 holidays. However, it was so overwhelmingly popular that it became a permanent part of the Diptyque collection. With notes of tonka bean, rockrose, and incense, this is a rich and spicy candle that is perfect for the holidays, for fall, and for anytime. It is not too sweet or too feminine, but is full of an exotic fragrance and sophistication.

2) The Diptyque Cyprés candle. If you love the smell of the Mediterranean and want to dream of the beauty of that part of the world, this candle, which is reminiscent of Mediterranean cypress with notes of resin and honey, is perfect. It’s clean and fresh warm scents will make you feel as though you are on vacation.

3) The Diptyque Gardenia candle. This very popular candle is a very popular scent in the collection. If you love the spicy and sweet fragrance of gardenias, you will love this candle. Lighting this candle is like burying your nose in a fresh bouquet of white flowers. This is a fresh, floral candle scent that is perfect for spring, summer, and any time of year. It also makes a wonderful candle for weddings, thanks to its sweet scent and classic white packaging.

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Chilanthropy Candles by Rey Herrera

Posted by on May 25 2016 | chilanthropy candles

Many people who adore scented candles want to make the world a more beautiful place – after all, they light candles to bring light and scent into their lives. For a long time, candles have been symbolic of light and hope. Now, Chilanthropy Candles allow you to create a beautiful environment in your home with luxury scented candles while also creating a better and more beautiful world. That’s because proceeds from each candle go towards an environmental charity, with each candle benefiting a different organization.

Natural EcoSoya Wax

Chilanthropy Candles are also made from a natural EcoSoya wax, which is sustainable and gentle on the environment. If you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, these candles are the perfect choice. Designed by artist Rey Herrera, these candles are hand-poured and use natural, organic denim wicks. The packaging in minimal and recyclable, made from recycled materials. Even the shipping materials are environmentally-friendly for this candle line.

Real Places

Each Chilanthropy candle is designed around a place Herrera has visited and each is richly scented with a unique blend of perfumes. The Chilanthropy Wenatchee Candle, for example, is based on the Pacific Northwest and contains haunting notes of cedarwood and moss. Buying this candle means that some proceeds will go towards a charity known as “Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust”, which is dedicated to protecting wildlife and forests in Washington State.

Spanish Origin

The Chilanthropy Barcelona Candle is based on a trip to the Spanish city and is therefore an exotic fragrance, with notes of vanilla and sandalwood. Some of the proceeds from this candle go towards a charity known as “Pedals for Progress”, which recycles and donates used bicycles and promotes bicycle businesses in developing countries. The Chilanthropy Biloxi Candle is inspired by the French Quarter, Lake Pontchartrain, and surrounding areas. It is scented with the perfumes of the South, including magnolia, gardenia, and Lilies of the Valley. Some of the profits from this candle are donated to an organization called “EarthShare”, which is helping to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Chilanthropy Yelapa Candle is inspired by Mexico and includes notes of hot chocolate and cinnamon. Buying this candle means that a donation is made to the Juan de la Barrera Elementary School for its vegetable garden. The Chilanthropy Manuel Antonio Candle contains notes of ginger and papaya, inspired by Costa Rica. This is one of the most popular candles that Chilanthropy makes. Part of the proceeds from the sales of this candle go towards “Kids Saving the Rainforest”, an organization that is working to save the rainforests in Manuel Antonio.

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Summer Candle Scents

Posted by on May 25 2016 | summer candles

Summer is the perfect time to light candles. There are plenty of ways to make beautiful scented candles work for you this season:

Best Summer Candle Scents

1) Dine alfresco with scented candles. Now that the weather has gotten warmer, it’s a great time of year to eat outdoors. Dinner alfresco can become a wonderful experience if you add a little light with scented candles. Try grouping candles together at the center of your table for a centerpiece or light a few large candles for a more dramatic look. Scented candles are especially wonderful for summer nights as they fill the night with fragrance, making you feel as though you are in a garden, even if you live in the city.

2) Light up your life and scent your home with scented candles. Scented candles are wonderful indoors. Many people choose the warmer weather to do some home cleaning. To get out odors and to create a pleasant, fresh atmosphere, light some candles.

3) Celebrate the season with fresh, light scents. Even if it’s rainy or overcast outside, you can bring in some summer indoors all season long. This is the time to put away the heavier, muskier scents and time to fill your home with light, fresh, summery scents. Light, fresh floral scents such as the Nest Peony Blanche Candle or the Diptyque Muguet Lily of the Valley Candle are perfect for this time of year.

4) Bring a few candles when you travel. It’s a secret that celebrities and frequent travelers know: when you travel, bringing along a candle or two can make your hotel room or vacation home smell cozy and fresh, no matter where you travel. Another tip: if you’re traveling with kids who might get homesick, bring along a candle scent that you often burn at home to make your travel accommodations more home-like.

5) Open up your beach house with candles. If you have a lake house, cabin, or cottage, this is likely the time of year when you will be opening up your second home. To make your vacation home instantly fresh and inviting, light a few scented candles. Fresh scents, such as the famous Votivo Red Currant Candle will instantly freshen up your vacation home and chase away any stale or musty odors.

6) Get ready for those summer storms with scented candles. Summer often means summer storms and power outages, especially if you are headed to the cabin or cottage. Stock up on luxury scented candles as well as regular candles. When the power goes out, luxurious scented candles such as the very summery Jonathan Adler Palm Beach Sunshine Candle transform any power outage into a wonderful event, with a beautiful light, luxury scent, and coziness.

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Summer Fragrances for Your Home

Posted by on May 25 2016 | summer candles

Summer is the perfect time to light some beautiful candles in your home. Whether you want to enjoy a beautiful, relaxing moment without spending a fortune on a trip or want to create a beautiful alfresco dining experience on your patio with a few candles, luxury candles are an affordable way to add a touch of class to the summer months of June, July, and August.

Summer Candles with Great Fragrances

Here are some candles you will want to try this summer:

1) The Diptyque Figuier (Fig) candle.  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow recently featured this candle on her Goop newsletter, calling it one of her favorite candle products. It’s not hard to see why this candle is a celebrity favorite for summer – with its green and woody notes, it is a perfect green scent for when the world is rich and in bloom. The 50 hour burn time, carefully hand-poured wax and classic glass jar make this high-quality luxury candle the perfect addition to your home.

2) A Scent of Scandal Rock the Boat Candle. Nothing captures the summertime quite like a visit to the ocean and a boat ride. A Scent of Scandal Rock the Boat Candle perfectly captures the summer fun with scents of citrus, jasmine, lavender and sea salt. Made in the US from soy wax, every Scent of Scandal candle burns for up to 35 hours and is encased in a clever tin – perfect for traveling. Metal-free, all-cotton wicks ensure that you get a clean burn and minimal toxins in your home. Plus, you can feel great about buying this candle, since A Scent of Scandal Rock donates profits from this candle to a charity.

3) The Carrière Frères Cucumis Melo (Melon) Candle. Summer is the time for sitting on the porch and biting into icy pieces of watermelon or your favorite melon. The Carrière Frères Cucumis Melo (Melon) Candle perfectly captures that summer fun. The candle is made to burn cleanly, with 50 hours of burn time. The fine vegetable wax and beautiful frosted flass make this 6.7 oz. candle a perfect addition to your home.

4) The D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Candle. Fresh strawberry and rhubarb desserts are the very soul of summer, and the D.L. & Co. Lady Rhubarb Candle perfectly captures this favorite summer scent with notes of blood orange, mandarin, grapefruit, sandalwood, and Japanese shiso. With a dramatic red and black glass vessel and red and black box, this candle is also sure to add some sizzle to your summer evenings.

5) The Cire Trudon Manon (Fresh Laundry) Candle. If you want the fresh smell of laundry on a summer’s day but don’t want to start scrubbing, just light a Cire Trudon Manon (Fresh Laundry) Candle. With notes of linen, lavender, and orange, it’s the perfect summery light fragrance. With a pure vegetable wax, a gold-crested jar, and a long 80 hour burn time, this candle is sure to delight you through the summer months.

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Trump Home Candles Collection by Aquiesse

Posted by on May 25 2016 | aquiesse candles

Elegant Trump Candles

Donald Trump is known for creating many luxury brands, from hotels to other products. Now, Trump Candles offer the same attention to luxury and sophistication. Designed by Aquiesse candles, Trump Candles are elegant, refined, and sophisticated, with several carefully designed fragrances. If you are a fan of the luxury candles made famous by Aquiesse, you will love the new line of Trump Candles for your home. Trump candles can also help transform your home with fragrance, as each scent in the collection comes in the form of a large 10 oz candle with 100 hour burn time, a 3-wick, 11 oz candle with 80-hour burn time, a small candle with 50 hour burn time, and a diffuser. You can create beautiful centerpieces with these products or combine different fragrances by choosing different size candles or diffusers in different scents.

Fruity Taste

The Acacia Flower & Wild Strawberry Candle, for example, is one of the luxury candles in the collection. With notes of berries, citrus, and green meadow grass, it is a perfect summery scent, light and not overpowering. Each Trump Acacia Flower & Wild Strawberry Candle is packaged in thick octagonal glass and beautiful white boxes, making it ideal for gift giving and for wedding gifts. All Trump candles feature a glass candle cover, which can be used to extinguish the candle and protect it when it is not in use. When you are burning your luxury candles, you can use the cover as a pedestal. The Trump Acacia Flower & Wild Strawberry scent is also available as a diffuser, with a natural alcohol-free formula that can quickly fill your home with fragrance. Perfect for travel and for anywhere you can’t use candles, the diffuser features a beautiful decanter with a glass stopper, sure to add a touch of elegance and luxury to any home.

A Green Fragrance

If you want a greener fragrance, consider the Trump Home by Aquiesse Bergamot & Vetiver Candle. With notes of a herbs, florals, and exotic grass, it is a sophisticated and fresh fragrance with a touch of sophistication. For a masculine fragrance, try the Trump Home by Aquiesse Black Tea & Cognac Candle. With fragrances of fine liqueur, vanilla tea, and tobacco, it has the hint of a gentleman’s room or study. An exotic, spicy choice is the Trump Home by Aquiesse Cardamom & Red Cedar Candle, with notes of Indian spices and wood. For a summer evening, try the Trump Home by Aquiesse Wild Jasmine & Kiwifruit Candle, with its mixture of evergreen florals and honey fruits, which combine into a sophisticated and luxurious scent.

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High End Candle Review: Diptyque Figuier (Fig) Candle

Posted by on May 10 2016 | candles - news and reviews

Figuier is the French word for “fig” and the Diptyque Figuier (Fig) Candle is a Paris-made luxury scented candle that perfectly captures the scent of figs. While figs may seem like an unusual scent for a candle, the Diptyque Figuier Candle is a pure treat; the scent is fresh and green, without being overpowering or too feminine. The Diptyque Figuier Candle is designed to be slightly fruity, but with fresh woody and green notes for a rich and vibrant character.DIPTYQUE - FIGUIER (FIG) CANDLE

Natural Ingredients

Like all Diptyque candles, the Figuier Candle is designed with the highest quality in mind. Made with only natural ingredients, since Diptyque has never used synthetic scents, the Diptyque Figuier Candle fragrance rivals the quality of scent you would find in the best perfumes. And it’s no wonder: the Diptyque Figuier Candle is hand poured in Paris, home of some of the best fragrances and perfumeries in the world.

Romantic Candles

If you want to bring a little romance into your life, the French Diptyque Figuier Candle is the perfect option. Unlike many candles, the Diptyque Figuier Candle is beautifully designed with elegant simplicity. The candle is poured in a reusable glass jar and the distinctive black and white Diptyque label is understated sophistication sure to fit in beautifully in any décor. In fact, Diptyque candles have been featured in many magazines and interior decorating publications for their amazing beauty. Gwyneth Paltrow recently blogged about the Diptyque Figuier Candle, naming it one of her favorite fragrances and candles. Many other celebrities also adore the Diptyque Figuier Candle.

Charm & Style

In addition to bringing charm and style into your home, the Diptyque Figuier Candle also offers excellent quality. The 6.5 oz. candle has more than 50 hours of burn time, allowing you to enjoy the scintillating scent for a long time. With a cotton wick and special natural wax blend, the Diptyque Figuier Candle is also safe to burn in your home and produces minimum soot. The special wax blend and hand pouring technique ensures that the Diptyque Figuier Candle burns evenly and cleanly, allowing you to enjoy every last drop of wonderful scent.

If you have been looking for luxury candles that capture the romance and beauty of Paris and a candle that makes your whole home smell amazing, the Diptyque Figuier Candle is a great choice. A favorite of celebrities and designers, it blends fragrance, style, and value perfectly. It’s a great choice for any home.

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