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Winter and Christmas Candle Collections

Posted by on Dec 20 2010 | holiday candles

Just as fashion designers release special collections for the different seasons, luxury candle makers release special collections for the winter and for Christmas. It’s when we most need the beauty and scent of candles. We are cooped up inside, too hectic, and entertaining. Christmas candle scents help up with it all. Special holiday candles cheer up dark rooms in the winter, help us decorate when company is coming over, and help us freshen up our homes when we can’t open up the windows to let in fresh air. Special candle collections also make wonderful gifts at this time of year.

Winter and Christmas candle collections come in a dazzling array of scents, sure to tickle the senses and make us delight in the season. Diptyque candles and fragrance options, for example, are a wonderful way to celebrate the season. The  Diptyque White Mini Candle Gift Set is perfect for gift giving. The Diptyque Cannelle (Cinnamon) Candle perfectly captures the warmth of Christmas cookies in the oven. The Diptyque Feu de Bois (Wood Fire) Candle is reminiscent of wood fires and toasting marshmallows in the dark of winter, while the Diptyque Myrrhe Candle captures the fragrance of Myrrh, one of the three precious gifts that wise men brought on the first Christmas so long ago.

Cire Trudon candles also have wonderful options for the season. The Cire Trudon Nazareth (Smell of Christmas) Candle is perhaps the best way to experience the season in a candle. With notes of clove, cinnamon, orange, olibanum, this candle captures the beauty and romance of the holiday season with its rich, spicy scent. The richly red and gold candle will also look amazing with any holiday décor. Best of all, a portion of the sale of any The Cire Trudon Nazareth (Smell of Christmas) Candle is give to Terre d’Abeilles, an organization dedicated to protecting bees and pollinator insects. This candle not only captures the beauty and scent of Christmas, but also allows you to give in the spirit of the holiday, as well.

The holiday season should be filled with good scents – the smell of our best perfumes and the smell of delicious foods cooking. With scented candles and holiday collections, you can capture the scents of the holiday even more perfectly. Once the holidays are over, winter scented candles, such as the Thymes Frasier Fir Candle or the Aquiesse Winter Currant Holiday Soy Candle, to name just two, help you revel in the beauty of the winter season.

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Candles for the Holidays

Posted by on Oct 22 2010 | holiday candles

Candles are an essential part of the holiday tradition the world over. Candles add a glow of light and scent to your celebrations and are a perfect way to decorate. They are also deeply symbolic of the lightness of hope that comes at the darkest part of the year. There are many ways that you can make candles part of your holidays this year:

1) Give candles as gifts. Candles make wonderful gifts, because they are both practical and luxurious. Quality luxury candles are always appreciated – your recipients will enjoy a new luxury candle to try and will think of you every time they light the candle in their home. Candles are also appropriate for just about everyone on your gift. For this reason, it pays to have a few extra luxury candles gift-wrapped around your home for those “surprise” gift exchanges. One great option for gift-giving is the Archipelago Cinnamon Spice candle, made of a high quality soy wax blend and carefully hand poured. With a wonderful scent of cinnamon and spices, it’s a great candle for gift-giving.

2) Tuck unlit luxury scented holiday candles among your holiday cards, gift wrap, and ribbons. It will give your gifts a little extra bit of scent and holiday spirit. One candle you may want to use to scent your holiday papers with is the Baroness von Neumann Fete Candle. With a rich scent of orange, Seychelles cinnamon, clove, Norwegian pine, patchouli and amberwood, this candle will delight all your senses and make your gift-wrapping extra-special. Plus, once your wrapping materials and cards are wonderfully scented, you can also burn your scented candle as a nice treat for yourself.

3) Decorate your home with candles. Richly scented and richly hued holiday candles are the perfect way to decorate for the holidays – effortlessly. Group holiday candles on a mantelpiece or near some greenery for attractive eye-catching decorations and decorate your holiday table with beautifully lit holiday candles. One great candle to decorate with is the Cire Trudon Nazareth (Smell of Christmas) Candle. Richly scented with clove, cinnamon and orange, this candle comes in a beautiful deep burgundy and gold glass jar that will look regal with your holiday décor.

4) Use scented holiday candles to keep your home smelling wonderful for guests. During the holidays, it can be a little more challenging to keep your home smelling fresh, especially with groups of guests and lots of cooking underway! Holiday scented candles can help keep your home smelling its best while you entertain.

5) Use holiday candles to unwind. Everyone is more hectic at holiday time, with long lists of gifts to buy and things to do. Lighting a candle and basking in its light or taking a candle-lit bath are wonderful ways to unwind and really appreciate the magic of the season.

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Spring Candles

Posted by on Apr 12 2010 | holiday candles

In the spring, nothing is better than getting some new luxury candles. At this time of year, we are generally doing some spring cleaning of our homes and adding some scented candles can be a great way to freshen up your home some more and add a fresh scent throughout all your rooms. Once you have finished cleaning and airing out, quality scented candles such as Archipelago candles add gorgeous decorative accents and a wonderful scent to your home.

Spring is also a time for some changes. Most of us are making some changes in our finances after tax season and maybe getting our homes and gardens ready for the warmer days and evenings. Luxury candles are an affordable luxury that can transform your home and garden into a wonderful haven, without a huge cost. Here’s how to rejuvenate your home for spring with quality scented candles:

1) Lighten up your home fragrances. Home sprays leave a heavy layer of scent in your home, which is probably not what you want when you can throw open your windows and let some air in. Also, get rid of scents that are heavily woodsy and musky. Instead, opt for lighter citrus and floral scents. Try Diptyque candles, for example, for a range of wonderful scents that are perfect for the lighter days of spring.

2) Get rid of heavy, dark-colored furnishings and décor accessories. Warmer days mean less clutter, lighter colors, white slipcovers on the furniture, and rattan rugs. Create a beach house look in your home by decorating with candles, seashells, and just a few treasured pieces.

3) Create a summery look by placing scented candles in large glass jars, vases, bowls, or even old-fashioned glass lanterns. This looks gorgeous on summer nights.

4) Turn off the lights and dine by candlelight every night. Cluster candles together on a dining table, sideboard or mantle for a wonderfully romantic and relaxing meal. Dining by candlelight is also ecologically smart – most of us use more energy in the summer on air conditioning, so giving our power use a break for a few hours each night really adds up.

5) Don’t forget the outdoors. Candles outdoors are wonderful in the summer. On a  summer night, cluster candles by your pool before you go for a swim. Or, dine outdoors by candlelight. You can even light your patio party with clusters of candles. Candles are so portable that you can easily tuck them into a picnic hamper you take to the beach, cottage, or park for a great ambience as you eat.

6) Stock up on candles before those summer storms hit. Of course, you can light your house during a power outage with cheap candles from the discount store. But you can also turn your lights out into a romantic adventure with beautiful scented candles. Which sounds better?

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Christmas Candle Scents

Posted by on Nov 24 2009 | holiday candles

During the holiday season, you likely want to deck the halls and really decorate your home to reflect the spirit of the season. There is no better way to decorate your home than with scented candles. Scented candles are an affordable way to add beautiful light, color, and scent to your home. They tickle all your senses and really make it feel a lot like Christmas. A home seems much more inviting and beautiful at the holiday season when lit brilliantly with candles. When those candles are beautifully scented, the aroma just adds to the magic of the season.

Scented candles come in a variety of holiday fragrances, so that you can choose the sort of statement you would like to make. Holiday candle scents range from the peppermint of candy canes to rich spicy fragrances, filled with cloves and nutmeg and reminiscent of your favorite holiday treats. Nothing puts you in the spirit of the holidays like beautiful scented candles, so look for a favorite candle scent that you can enjoy all season.

Scented candles also happen to make it easy to decorate. Candles are so flexible that you can use them in a variety of ways. You can cluster candles on a mantelpiece, among greenery. You can place scented candles on a windowsill. You can place candles into special holders when you go caroling. Holiday candles also make a wonderful centerpiece at the dinner table. Look around – you’ll find lots of ways to add scent, beauty, color, and light to your home with candles.

Scented candles are also a wonderful way to unwind during the holiday season. When we are rushing about, buying gifts and sending cards, it is important to keep in mind that stress can be a major problem at this time of year. The same scented candles which make your home lovely at this time of year can help you relax and ease stress and worries. Run a bath by candlelight or relax in a darkened room by candlelight, sipping on a festive drink. You can even use scented candles to meditate. Just remember to take care of yourself as well as the season at this time of year.

Keep in mind that candles are deeply symbolic of the holiday season, making them a perfect décor choice at this time of year. Most holidays at this time of year use candles as symbols. The Christian holiday of Christmas is created to celebrate the birth of Jesus, known as the light of the world. Christians celebrate with advent wreaths decorated with candles. The Jewish holiday of Hanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and a major part of the celebration is the lighting of the candles on the Menorah. Individuals who celebrate Kwanzaa also light candles to celebrate the season. Candles are not just a pretty way to celebrate the season – they are deeply symbolic and rooted in the rich history of this time of year.

Remember to buy a few extra candles to have on hand as last-minute gifts. When shopping for the scented candles that will light your home at this time of year, buy a few extra candles. Candles make wonderful stocking-stuffers and last-minute gifts for those surprise gift exchanges.

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Christmas Candle Gift Ideas

Posted by on Nov 09 2009 | Candle Gifts, holiday candles

It’s that time of year again: It’s time to shop for holiday gifts and exchange presents with those we love. If the thought of your holiday list makes you want to hyperventilate, relax. You can make things simple with beautiful candles as gifts. Candles are not only affordable and always appropriate, but they can help you in a wide array of gift-giving debacles:

1) Stocking stuffers. Scented candles are a great thing to tuck into Christmas stockings. Everyone appreciates a nice candle in their stocking and the candle will make all your small gifts smell spectacular.

2) Donations. If you want to give this gift season, consider giving more than just those unused cans of food in your pantry. Consider creating gift baskets and including some beautiful candles and donating them to a shelter. Those living in shelters and trying to rebuild their lives often feel their situation very keenly at this time of year. While all donations and gifts are much appreciated, a little pampering gift really reaches out and lets someone know that you care.

3) Last-minute gifts. There is nothing more dreaded than the unexpected or last-minute gift. You may not have someone on your holiday list, but if someone shows up at your door with a present, what will you do? Don’t fret. Wrap a few beautiful candles under the tree and leave off the tags. You’ll have the perfect gift at all times, with no worries and no hassle.

4) Those hard-to-shop for recipients. What do you get the person who has everything? How about a little “me” time? A beautiful scented candle by a quality brand like Altru candles can make everyone feel special. Even for hard to shop for gift recipients, candles are the perfect choice since everyone loves lovely scented candles.

5) Corporate gifts. Corporate gifts are often tricky. You want to make a great impression on coworkers, your boss, clients, and customers, but what gift is thoughtful without being inappropriate, and classy without being impersonal? The answer is obvious: candles. Beautiful candles are a great way to show you care while also remaining professional. You can even invest in candle gift sets for everyone on your corporate holiday list.

6) Gift giving details. Sometimes it’s the little details that make gift giving special. Here’s an idea for the holidays: Before the holidays start, tuck a few unwrapped scented holiday candles among your holiday cards, wrapping paper, and ribbons. By the time it’s time to wrap your gifts and send your cards, your holiday papers will be beautifully scented. You can light one of the unwrapped candles as you wrap gifts and write cards.

7) Gift wrapping. Wrapping odd-shaped gifts can be a nightmare, but you want your gifts to look beautiful. Quality candles are the perfect choice. These candles come in square boxes which are easy to wrap. Plus, many are already packaged so beautifully that you don’t need to add another layer of wrapping paper – a beautiful bow or ribbon may be all you need.

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