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Christmas Candle Scents

Posted by on Dec 06 2011 | christmas, holiday candles

Baroness von Neumann - Verbier Holiday CandleChristmas is getting nearer and nearer, and the ever-present feeling of the special time of the year is getting increasingly stronger. There are many fine traditions that help us to experience that elusive sense of comfort and joy which come at the end of each year. One of the most successful means of getting into the spirit of Christmas is through any one of the high-end scented candles. The use of carefully designed aromas is not only meant to intrigue your sense of smell. They are also able to soothe you with blends of complementary smells which even have a therapeutic effect, thus enabling you to relax and enjoy your holidays even more.

Candle Delirium has made a refine selection of candles and diffusers with the ability to be your companion during the holidays. The Christmas Candle Scents selection they chose, offers a great variety of luxury products by the top brands. Each of the selected candles and diffusers is made to include smells that are evocative of the time of celebration and cold winter. In some instances, these products include intoxicating natural aromas that come from the Middle East, and which can be associated to the Nativity.

One of those candles which exude the smells that are so closely associated to the holidays is Belle Fleur – Celebration Candle. This lovely product offers an amazing combination of ingredients which are all rather sophisticated and seductive, even when they are separate. The mix of them together, achieved in the large scented candle creates a somewhat magical result. The Celabration Candle is a powerful combination of Sparkling Champagne smell (a clear association to all the festivities), the exciting aroma of fresh Muguet (a French name for the seductive, yet dangerous Lily of the Valley flower) and a sweet scent of Candied Ginger. It is a great celebratory candle, appropriate not only for Chrismas, but also for events, such as a New Year’s Eve, a wedding, a birthday or any other type of joyous event. The large scented candle weighs 9.5 oz. and has an estimated burn time of 60-70 hours. It is a two-wick white candle, set in a matching white lacquered glass, and delivered in a delicate faux leather packaging with white matches that are also made by Belle Fleur.

Among the selection of Christmas scents, a special place is reserved for another exceptional product, Baroness Von Neumann – Verbier Holiday Candle. It is a seasonal product with limited availability, a true representative of winter idyllic atmosphere. The mixture includes forest freshness of spruce and fir, combined with the mild and warm spices and cranberry. To achieve an even more appealing result, the brand has added essential oils, the sweet smell of vanilla and the deep scent of amber. The round 12.5 oz. scented candle that burns for at least 70 hours comes in a distinguished red vessel with a gold crest and the appropriate red and gold-embossed box.

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Christmas Candle Gifts

Posted by on Dec 16 2010 | Candle Gifts, christmas

If you’re still running around trying to cross people off your gift list, there’s one secret you should know: scented candles make great gifts for just about everyone on your list. In fact, they can really save you time and work this year. Holiday gifts are wonderfully flexible and can help out at this time of year in many ways:

1) Scented candles make great emergency gifts. You know that it happens every year: someone you weren’t expecting a gift from show up at your door with a gift. With scented candles, you don’t have to worry. Just wrap a few Christmas scented candles or gift sets and set them aside. If anyone surprises you with a gift, you have something lovely to give in return. If you’re not surprised this year, those extra scented candles are a great way to treat yourself after the holidays.

2) Scented candles are great for decorating your home. If you want to make your home light up, smell great, and look great, beautiful scented candles are a wonderful option. You can group them together as a centerpiece for your holiday meal or light them all over your home for a wonderful scented decoration.

3) Scented candles are great for hard-to-shop for people on your list. You know the ones: you can’t think of a thing to get them. Christmas candle gifts are wonderful because everyone loves them: teens love scented candles, men love them, women love them, and couples love them. When you don’t know what to get, buy scented candles. They’re always sure to please.

4) Scented candles are a great gift for you. It’s not just your gift list you need to worry about. At this time of year, life can really get hectic and it can be hard to rest. Scented candles are an ideal way to let your hair down. Just sitting in a darkened room with some scented lit candles lets you relax and truly consider the real meaning of Christmas. Taking a bath by candlelight or romancing a loved one by candlelight are two more great ways to relax with candles.

5) Christmas candle gift sets are a great way to explore a new candle fragrance. Many candle manufacturers produce candle sets at this time of year, and these make a great present for yourself. If you love candles, these can be a great way to explore some new candle scents inexpensively, as sets usually include several candles in one beautifully decorated box. For example, check out the Archipelago Black Forest 4 Piece Candle Votive Set, the Belle Fleur Petite Trio Exotic Wood Candle Gift Set, the Burn Votive Candle Gift Set of 3, the D.L. & Co. Miniature Scallop Candle Gift Set, the Diptyque White Mini Candle Gift Set, the Jonathan Adler Muse Votive Set of 2 Candles, the Modern Alchemy D.L. & Co. History Candle Gift Set (Vol. 1 or 2), the Tocca Candle Gift Set, the Voluspa Maison Blanc 8 Candle Gift Set, or others. All are a wonderful affordable luxury.

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Christmas Candles for 2010

Posted by on Dec 07 2010 | christmas

During the Christmas season, candles are a great part of the celebration. Traditionally, candles have long been associated with the holiday season. For advent, Christians light candles to remind them of the light which Christ brought into the world. In the home, candles are also lit to remind us of the miracles and light as well as love which are possible, even on the bleakest and darkest nights of the year. In the 1800s, Christians would attach candles to their Christmas trees. Today, of course, we recognize this to be a fire hazard, but many of us still light Christmas candles to celebrate the season and to remember the traditions which started this season.

There are, of course, very practical reasons for lighting candles at this time of year. As winter arrives and we retreat to the warmth of indoors, candles add a wonderful light and beauty indoors, even when the weather outside is frightful. As we open our homes during this season to invite in guests and loved ones, Christmas candles scents and the light of Christmas candles provide a welcoming atmosphere in our homes. Beautiful scented candles set the stage for this magical time of year.

Luckily, many luxury scented candle manufacturers make special scents which are perfect for capturing the magic of Christmas. For example, the Aquiesse Frankincense & Myrrh Holiday Soy Candle perfectly captures the scent of the holiday with the two traditional scents that were so precious they were brought to a stable to present before child two thousand years ago. The Archipelago Cinnamon Spice Candle perfectly captures the scent of the season with a smell that will remind you of Christmas cookies and cooking. The Belle Fleur Neroli Pine Candle will remind you of deep forests and Christmas trees, while the Diptyque Myrrhe Candle perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas. Many candle makers also specifically make candles just for the holidays. For example, the Nest Holiday Candle, the Tocca Vittorio Holiday Candle, and the Trapp Holiday Candle all capture the Christmas season in their own unique way. There are dozens of other Christmas holiday candle scents to explore as well.

Of course, during the holidays, candles also make wonderful gifts. Christmas candle gifts and gift sets are perfect for just about anyone on your list – including those who have everything and those who are hard to shop for. Everyone loves luxury candles and many candle makers create special holiday gift sets specifically for this time of year, which allow your loved ones to experience a little bit of luxury. These gift sets usually are beautifully packaged and include a number of candle scents to experiment with. You can even reward yourself this holiday season by buying some Christmas candle gifts for yourself so that you can unwind once the holidays are over.

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Candles and Christmas Decoration

Posted by on Dec 19 2009 | christmas

Candles have long been associated with Christmas decoration. Advent candles are often lit in church and advent wreaths have traditionally used candles. Candles used to light Christmas trees and today many families still light scented candles to fill their homes with the smell of Christmas and to remind everyone of the miracle of light which occurred on the darkest night of the year two thousand years ago. There are many ways that you can bring the magic of candles to your own Christmas decoration:

1) Use candles as beacons for visitors. Place candles in the windows of your home and you will create a pleasant beacon for visitors arriving at your home. Candles in windows look very welcoming and cozy. Just make sure that the candles will not come close to any window treatments – tie curtains well back – and ensure that candles are always well supervised.

2) Use candles as Christmas décor. Green and red candles (or silver, white, and blue candles) lit and grouped together among greenery or on mirrors creates a lovely festive effect. Just remember to place candles carefully. Never place candles near or in your tree – that is one Christmas tradition that is definitely too risky to try. Where candles are not possible, try good–quality Christmas lights.

3) Light scented candles to add some fragrance to your home. At this time of year, extra guests and cooking smells can mean that we worry about our homes being fresh. A few lighted candles – such as Archipelago candles, Tocca Candles, or Diptyque candles – really takes care of this problem. Scented candles are also wonderful for putting everyone in the Christmas mood, especially when you choose festive scents. If you don’t have real greenery or a real tree in your home this year, especially, scented candles can make your home smell like old-fashioned Christmas.

4) Offer guests scented candles as a wonderful indulgence. Candles in guest rooms can be a great way to make your guests feel absolutely spoiled and wonderful.

5) Enjoy candle-lit Christmas feasts. You can create amazing centerpieces for your Christmas meals with candles, or you can just light some beautiful candles, and dine by their beautiful light. An added bonus: candlelight is wonderfully flattering for most faces.

6) Enjoy candle-lit Christmas activities. Whether you are decorating the tree, sipping hot cocoa, caroling, or singing Christmas carols at home, candles to light your way cast a wonderful soft glow on your best Christmas fun. If you don’t have a crackling fire, especially, candles offer that soft light and live flame that seems like part of the holiday season.

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