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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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High End Candle Review: The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle

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

The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle is a great candle for anyone who wants spicy and smoky luxury scented candles with hints of earthy flowers. With notes of Ceylon cinnamon, Zanzibar clove, smoky peat, sandalwood, orange blossoms, rosewood, red amber, and mahogany, this candle is perfect for anyone who loves rich, complex fragrance. The scent is not too sweet but also not too masculine, as some lesser masculine scents tend to be. The candle is in fact inspired by the fireplace at the Baroness’ library. This is in fact the perfect fragrance for an office, library, or man’s bedroom. It is also a great fragrance for the living room – not too sweet or cloying but with a gentle sweetness.

Long Burning Time

The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle is 12.5 oz. and burns for more than 70 hours. The natural wax blend and natural wick ensure that the candle burns cleanly and perfectly to the last drop, so that none of the richly scented wax is wasted. The wax blend also ensures that the fragrance is strong enough to fill your home with a wonderful scent, but without being overpowering.

Elegant Packaging

Even the packaging of The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle is something special and elegant. The candle is wrapped in an elegant and sophisticated gold-embossed white box. The candle itself is in a white crested frosted jar, which can be reused after the candle is gone. The simple glass with elegant gold crest looks wonderful with any décor and is stylishly elegant without being overdone. The packaging alone makes the Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle something special – a gift to give to yourself or someone very special – but the fragrance is really what sets the candle apart.

The Luxury of the Baroness

Baroness Monica von Neumann has set the style in fragrances, home fashions, and clothes. For years, she sought for a clean burning and natural candle that would not aggravate her allergies. Finally, the Baroness launched her own line of luxury scented candles after researching exhaustively and consulting with the top “noses” in the perfume industry.  Inspired by the trips and elegant lifestyle of the Baroness, the candles are sure to add glamour and luxury to any home. The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle is a perfect example of the luxury of the Baroness’s style. The rich smoky and woodsy fragrance with the subtle hints of sweeter flowers create a not-too-feminine and not-too-masculine fragrance that is sure to please.

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Scented Candle Review: Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle

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

Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco CandleThe Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle combines notes of tobacco and bergamot. Bergamot is the fragrance of earl grey tea, and it is citrus and light. Tobacco leaves have a sweet, rich, almost leathery scent. The result of combining the two fragrances is the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle: a sweet but spicy-scented candle that is masculine and perfect for any home. If you love scented candles but want to stay away from fruity and flowery scents, the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle is a great option. It is also a great candle to give that special man in your life. If you are a guy, lighting the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle makes your home smell terrific instantly – without smelling like cleaning products or a flower garden.

Unique and Rich Scent

In fact the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle is a great option for customers who don’t usually like scented candles. Unlike candles that are overpowering or sweet, this candle has a unique and rich scent that many customers love. It is also a great candle for those looking for popular man candles.

Hand-Crafted Candle

Like all Archipelago candles, the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle is hand poured, ensuring fewer flaws in the wax. As well, Archipelago uses only the best quality fragrance oils and the best wax blends, ensuring a clean-burning candle with a true-to-life fragrance. In fact, every Archipelago candle is made from over 70% natural soy wax. Soy wax is natural and sustainable as a wax solution, and also provides a clean burn with fewer toxins.

Glass Beauty

The Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle is designed to be beautiful as well. Part of the Signature Collection, this candle comes in a beautiful pastel box. The glass jar is reusable and a clear stylish glass, perfect for any décor. The jar is decorated with the Archipelago logo in a stylish way. Overall, the style of the candle is simple and sophisticated, perfect for any room.

Extended Burn Time

Customers will also find that the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle offers great value. The 5.25 oz. candle offers 50 hours of burn time, and since Archipelago uses the finest waxes and fragrance oils, the fragrance of the candle stays true and rich until the last moment. If you really love the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle, the same scent is also available as an Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Votive Candle, with 18 hours burn time. If you love the fragrance of the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Candle, but are somewhere where candles are not permitted, the Archipelago Bergamot Tobacco Diffuser is also available in the same fragrance.

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High End Candle Review – Seda France Japanese Quince Candle

Posted by on Mar 29 2016 | candles - news and reviews, seda france candles

Seda France Japanese Quince CandleDespite its relatively recent appearance in the world of luxury candles, high-end manufacturer Seda France Japanese Quince Candles has captivated everybody who decided to buy its products. Since the first day, the company based in Austin, Texas has decided to use the most recent developments in the world of candle making. Even though these techniques are modern, they are based on the rich heritage of traditional French knowledge of creating the luxury products (hence the name), thus creating a perfect blend of old know-how and present day methods.

The “Perfect Gift”

This sort of approach proved to be quite successful, especially in the combination with the brand’s never-ending desire to learn about the needs and wishes of its clients, in order to produce a sophisticated product that will be in accordance with the customers’ demands as much as it is possible. During the course of one decade (Seda France was established in 2001), the Texan company earned much praise for its classy candles. Its fabulous ones are recommended by the leading lifestyle and fashion magazines, as well as by the leading authorities on these issues. Numerous times, they have been described as the “perfect gifts”, and the magnificent candles by Seda France were even featured in one of the episodes of the Oprah Show, hosted by the world renowned TV presenter, Oprah Winfrey.

Tradition & Modernity

Japanese Quince Candle by the manufacturer is the perfect example of the combination of tradition and modernity, which leads to the ultimate luxury. As its name suggests, the powerful scented candle exudes fresh fruity aromas, dominated by the captivating scent of the Japanese quince. The pleasant smell is further enhanced with touches of other refined scents. The piquant candle has a hint of rhubarb, a fine smelling plant that is for its exceptional qualities used in cooking and in traditional Chinese medicine. Furthermore, the mixture of Japanese quince candle incorporates a slight doze of passion fruit which gives an additional exotic texture. The overall fruity fragrance is underlined with the touch of white fleshed peach. The mesmerizing mixture of intoxicating scents is rounded up with the addition of jasmine petals.

Luxurious Japan

The exclusive and luxurious fragrance of Japanese quince, designed by Seda France is available in various sizes, travel tins, diffusers, hand lotion, room mist, hand soap and even in the form of a bar soap. The biggest of the candles is a 3-wick candle that offers over 70 hours of seductive delight and costs $37. The bigger price in the assortment is reserved for a 2-wick ceramic candle that lasts for amazing 100 hours, a gift set that comprises of a large candle (burn time of over 60 hours) and three travel tins (the set costs $50), and diffuser (also $50). If you, on the other hand, want to acquire the wonderful and luxurious fragrance at the lower price, you can opt for a mini candle that lasts over 15 hours ($14) or the travel tin that enables you to enjoy it for a half of a day (just $8).

Hand Poured

Magnificent Japanese Quince Candle is hand-poured. The lovely white candle comes in a decorative pagoda box packaging which is the trademark feature of products by Seda France. Considering its universal appeal and the fine selection of the aromas, it is not surprising that this type of candle is among the most sought after products by the brand, as well as among the best-selling luxury candles that are available through Candle Delirium.

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High End Candle Review – Nest Holiday 3-Wick Candle

Posted by on Mar 29 2016 | candles - news and reviews

Nest Holiday 3-Wick CandleFinancial success should never be the sole reason and motivation for doing a specific job. Even though it is certainly necessary in order to provide secure conditions and quality life for one’s family, it is fair to say that the best results are visible if a person does something fulfilling and enjoyable. This sort of reasoning can be exemplified with the ultimate success story of Laura Slatkin who ended her lucrative Wall Street career some 17 years ago and then decided to found a luxury fragrance company with her husband, which ultimately led to unveiling of the Nest collection of luxury candles. Clearly demonstrating the exceptional quality and all the passion and dedication that were present during the creation of these products, they stormed the world of luxury candles and soon received much praise and attention.

Candle Aficionados Approve

Holiday 3-Wick Candle, one of the currently most desired pieces by candle aficionados, seems like a great way to show the charm of products created by Laura Slatkin’s company. It is a part of a high-end series dedicated to capturing the luscious smells of the holiday season. In order to achieve this pleasant effect, it was decided to create a special mixture of aromas that will have the potential to this. The superb combination opens with the fresh fruity smells of pomegranate and mandarin orange. Additional refreshing qualities and that familiar holiday feeling were enabled with the addition of pine. However, there are more ingredients in this lovely mix. The next one are cloves, widely recognized and appreciated for their delicious odor. Because of this quality, cloves are often used in the process of making perfumes, or as a fine addition to various meals in Indian and Mexican cuisine.

Usage of Cloves

Furthermore, cloves are also traditionally used as incense in China in Japan, whereas in some European countries it is usual to use them for making pomanders and to use them as decorations during Christmas. Cloves were also considered to have healing properties in traditional medicine, as well as in aromatherapy. Additionally, the mixture of fragrances found in this exceptional holiday product by Nest Candles includes the sweet smell of cinnamon and the slight touches of vanilla and amber.

Nest Characteristics

The voluptuous Nest Holiday 3-Wick Candle is made of soya blend wax and weighs 23 oz. As it is clear from the name, there are three wicks. However, it is also very important to underline its ability to burn for at least 150 hours which is more than six days! The presentation is always important in the world of scented candles and that is also visible here. The vessel for this candle is a clear and frosted glass with elegant gold stripes. The glass is shipped in recognizable red velvet box with gold accents that symbolize the sophistication of the product. The price of this amazing scented candle is $58.

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High End Candle Review – Michael Aram Pine Cone Candle

Posted by on Mar 29 2016 | candles - news and reviews

Michael Aram Pine Cone CandleRegardless of the effort that one puts in the creation of a scent or any other product, very often the end result is no match for the creations of nature that exist around us and continue to amaze us with their captivating simplicity. Guided by this idea, luxury candles brand that bears the name of its founder, Michael Aram, presents the fine product that exudes one of the most appealing existing scents – the aroma of a pine cone.

Intoxicating Fragrances

The intoxicating blend of fragrances that makes this product by Michael Aram Candles so intoxicating and refreshing, triggers pleasant feelings and transfers the individual to a thick pine forest, which smell fills the lungs with freshness, while tenderly tickling the sense of smell. The scent of this fabulous product has a clear woody fragrance at its core. This aroma is even further underlined with a dash of earthly smell of fir balsam. The combined invigorating fragrance of evergreen trees is supplemented with discrete additions of flowery scent of lavender, which is widely used in aromatherapy due its ability to relax and invigorate. The final touch in the exceptional mixture, inspired by a natural aroma, is a sharp fruity citrus, added to accent the overall stimulating feeling that one gets after an encounter with the light of Michael Aram Pine Cone Candle.

Distinctive Organic Notes

The final result of combining the pine forest, balsam fir, lavender and citrus gives the candle a distinctive organic note, as it is usual for all products designed and conceived by Michael Aram. The New York based artist, who started his career by creating works of art by hand-processing metal, was immensely influenced by his trip to India which he undertook after completing the studies of fine art. The principles of creation that he discovered during the trip remained imprinted in his method, which includes a recognizable link between the artist and his product.  The same idea is transferred to the design of scented candles, and it reflects the ritualistic nature and inclusion of harmonic energies in his work.

Natural Ingredients

These principles are highly visible in the Pine Cone Candle that his company sells. As it is customary for the products of the brand, the scented candle is made of natural soy wax and with triple cotton wick to insure steady and harmonic flames. The approximated burn time of the 13.5 oz weighing product is minimally 60 hours. The nature-inspired scented candle is 5’’ high and with the diameter of 3.75’’. The product is delivered with oxidized, gold and nickel plated lid.

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High End Candle Review: Archipelago – Black Forest 4 Piece Candle Votive Set

Posted by on Mar 29 2016 | candles - news and reviews

Designed to produce a refined fragrance with a strong and crisp wood note, Archipelago Black Forrest 4 Piece Candle Votive Set features four scented candles, and provides a seductive scent that mesmerizes instantly. It is a carefully selected blend that brings together the freshness of Douglas fir and posh exotics achieved with an ebony wood aroma. This combination of forest smells is supplemented with a slight touch of blackcurrant berry, in order to additionally underline the overall theme of a black forest which involves both woody scents and an aroma of wild and defiant forest fruit. It is also worth noting that this set is a part of a special offer, selected by Candle Delirium, after receiving InStyle Best of the Web Products accolade by InStyle magazine.

High End Archipelago

As it is the usual practice of the high-end manufacturer Archipelago, four pitch-black candles are hand poured. This is done with the intention to gain a superior product and to prevent eventual flaws. To achieve recognizable quality, candles are made of the highest quality ingredients and top available fragrance oils. Therefore, seven tenths of the premium wax blend consists of natural soy wax. By doing so, Archipelago insured a clean burn which will protect the consumers, by eliminating harmful toxins that can be found in an inferior scented candle.

Black Forrest Composition

Archipelago Black Forrest Gift SetAs it names suggests, Archipelago’s Black Forrest scented candle set is comprised of four votive size candles. Each of four black luxury candles from the set weighs 2oz. They are two inches high and have diameters of a half of an inch. Each of the four candles from the marvelous Black Forest Set is made to burn for 18 hours. Therefore, the set has the potential to enchant you up to three days, providing that u light the candles consecutively. If you, however, prefer to have the entire set lit and if you desire a combined pleasantness of four premium scented candles, you will be treating yourself with almost an entire day of complete bliss and enjoyment.

Archipelago – Black Forest 4 Piece Candle Votive Set, a lovely blend of Douglas fir, ebony wood and a slight hint of black currant is available for $50. The quartet of scented candles is a part of the Black Forest collection, devised by the luxury U.S. brand Archipelago. The collection includes three more products with the same title and spirit. Those are Black Forest Reed Diffuser, Soy Candle and a Travel Tin.

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High End Candle Review – Jonathan Adler Peace Studded Candle

Posted by on Mar 27 2016 | candles - news and reviews, jonathan adler candles

Jonathan Adler Peace CandleA true master of its craft is always able to create an extraordinary product whose production is executed to perfection. Furthermore, the vast knowledge and talent that such a person possess, enables them to offer an item that is more than an ordinary product. Though it is sometimes not easy to detect it immediately, these exceptional individuals, who are guided by their unique visions of the field they belong to, are able to simultaneously convey a message and offer a feeling that can never be matched with the one you get when you buy just another product.

Jonathan Adler – Renown Designer

One of those people is certainly Jonathan Adler, a renowned American designer who became glorious for his amazing interior designs with distinctive “happy chic” approach. The immense success he achieved enabled the New Jersey-born designer to transfer his trademark approach to the world of scented candles. Once again, Adler was able to design glamorous and seductive products. As expected, Jonathan Adler Candles shared the extraordinary qualities that show his dedication to “bring style, craft, joy, and a general feeling of grooviness to your home”.

Voluptuous Combination

The latest addition to the company’s selection of high-end items, Jonathan Adler Peace Studded 3 Wick Candle, is a very good example of that. It is a voluptuous combination of sensual scents presented in a stylish and unusual packaging. The prevailing fragrance in the mixture is the delicate smell of wild jasmine flowers. The glamorous candle also contains a multitude of additional scents which are used to further enrich its high-end aroma. The first among the slight additions is the pearl from the East, intensely aromatic cardamom which is renowned for its resinous smell and which is for its exceptional qualities used in various cuisines and traditional medicine. The next one is a familiarly marvelous hint of fresh basil. The scrumptious mixture also contains a dash of lemony fresh aroma of Litsea Cubeba, an evergreen tree.

Flowery Combination

The amazing flowery combination is additionally made irresistible due to the certain dozens of wild orchid and jasmine sambac. To insure the creation of an unparalleled mixture that is bound to please all those who cherish olfactory masterpieces, Jonathan Adler chose to top it all off with the dashes of mate leaves cedarwood, verbena and white amber.

The three wick candle by the famous designer weighs 15 oz; it has 5.5″ in diameter and is 3’’ tall. This amount of wax enables you to cherish its enchanting scent for 75 hours, or more than three whole days. The luxury scented candle with the price tag of $125 is presented in a classy blue and gold packaging with a clearly visible peace symbol.

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High End Candle Review – Tobi Tobin Signature Candle

Posted by on Feb 24 2016 | candles - news and reviews

Tobi Tobin Signature CandleA professional trait of interior designers is to seek to achieve the harmonic climate and surroundings. Well versed in creating the most comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to their customers, designers tend to transfer this philosophy into all affiliated endeavors. This is especially visible when they take a shot in designing scented candles. Not only do they try to make an entirely irresistible and voluptuous blend of sophisticated scents that are combined in seductive dance of fire, the designers also try to incorporate their views and opinions of a proper way to live and how to make your home more refined and pleasant. Very good example of such tendencies is luxury Tobi Tobin Signature Candle.

Sensual Design

Tobi Tobin is an illustrious interior designer whose main goal is to create a sensual environment that has a distinct organic feeling and that tends to be in harmony with the surroundings. The basic idea is to create the enchanting environment that can enflame the passion, and evoke feelings of serenity and excitement at the same time. This signature approach is clearly visible in all of the candles created by Tobi Tobin. This is especially visible and noticeable in the very special product that bears the name Signature Candle.

Mix of Scents

This sophisticated luxury candle is a fascinating mix of scents that are each very pleasurable when taken separately. Mixed together, these fine ingredients reach another, even higher level of enchantment. It approaches that intangible quality that enables it to be even more than a high-end scented candle, and it becomes an awesome tool to transform your home into a balanced and pleasurable space that allows you to feel rested and invigorated.

Refreshing Aldehytes

The provocative blend of smells is initiated with the crisp aroma of aldehydes, refreshing synthetic smell used so much in the perfume industry due to their refreshing capabilities. Next ingredient in this noble combination is nose-tingling and exotic smell of black pepper. Another fragrance that tickles your olfactory sense is seductively fresh scent of cedar leaf. The blend is further enriched with hyacinth and eucalyptus blossom in order to achieve depth and to provoke a sense of intrigue. The entire luxurious combination is finished with subtle dashes of birch wood, cashmere wood, patchouli and incense. In this way, Signature Candle by Tobi Tobin reaches extraordinary opulence of pleasant aromas that are able to transform any space into a luxurious and serene retreat.

As it is customary for the brand, the candle is created using a combination of soy, palm and coconut waxes. The sophisticated blend of natural waxes is then hand-poured in a glossy black container made of glass. To maximize the spread of aromas that is unleashed once the candle is lit, Tobi Tobin candles are provided with three wick burning system. The luxury product weighs 16 oz, costs $85 and burns for at least 60 hours.

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High End Candle Review – Baroness von Neumann Czar Candle

Posted by on Feb 24 2016 | candles - news and reviews

Baroness von Neumann Czar CandleReal luxurious scented candles have a special quality and enable the people who use them to reach a special sentiment of high class. Its powerful and bewitching aromas have the ability to transfer you to mysterious and exotic parts of the world, and to make you feel as if you were a member of royalty. Undoubtedly, Baroness von Neumann Czar Candle is exactly that kind of product. It offers a profusion of exciting high end scents, and a real sense of class and olfactory excellence.

Mystique & Desire

The story about the founder of this brand is somewhat filled with mystique and resembles a fairy tale. Born as Monica Ford in the bleak surroundings of Detroit, at very young age, the founder of this company moved to the West Cost and the seductive City of Angels where dreams come true. She started a career as a dancer, which allowed her to tour with great stars, such as Nina Simone. Somewhere on the way, Monica Ford met Austrian Baron John Von Neumann, and the couple fell in love. After that, she spent years in Swiss schools, studied with private tutors and learnt her husband’s native language. All of this enabled Monica who at that point held the title of Baroness Von Neumann to fulfill her long lasting desire and become a successful designer and a creator of magnificent interiors, as well as supreme fragrances.

Middle Eastern Hint of Ravishing Blends

Czar Candle is a great reflection of this dream-like journey to the elite and it is a fascinating and ravishing blend of pleasant smells. It has a notable and confident presence and an unusual mixture of Middle Eastern hint expressed with the aroma of black fig, underlined and enriched with strong and refreshing notes of currant and licorice. The amazing combination is accented with strong and luxurious notes of fine distilled brandy, a true trademark of success and refined taste. The whole enchanting cocktail of delicate aromas is rounded with the hint of far away mountains, expressed with a scent of Great Himalayan woods. It would be an interesting choice for a summer candle.

Fine Scented Candles

This fine scented candle is a part of the Legend Candle Collection by Baroness von Neumann. All of the products from the exclusive series are distinguished with dominant presence and impressive endurance and are brave mashes of energizing aromas usually with the inclusion of precious woods, exotic spices and spirits that make it evocative of distant and colorful destinations. It is truly a great means to reach pure luxury.

Baroness von Neumann Czar Candle is placed in a stylish black glass decorated with a silver emblem and packed in a distinguished black box with silver embossing. The high end product has a burn time of more than 70 hours and weighs 12.5 oz. Like most of the candles by the brand, it costs $45.

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