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Naadine Koi

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Dynamic Candle Duos: What’s Not to Love?!

We all know that some of the best-known fashion brands are headed up by powerful partnerships instead of individuals. Dolce & Gabbana. Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Proenza Schouler. DSquared. And the list goes on! But did you know that some of our favorite luxury candle designers also work in pairs? From (MALIN+GOETZ) to AGONIST to Kavaldon, these dynamic duos show us that sometimes it takes more than a single pair of hands to design the perfect candle fragrance. (MALIN+GOETZ)…

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The Birth of Well Boxed

I’m delighted to share my recent guest article for Society Gal! I was honored to share my story, plus a few nuggets of advice, with such an inspiring community of female entrepreneurs. Their blog is a fun, encouraging resource for any gal interested in or already working for herself. Here’s what I shared… maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about me that you didn’t know already! The Birth of Well Boxed People often ask me how I ended up…

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Newsletter: March & April

Can you believe it’s May already?! I put my head down for a second to focus on a few projects, and when I looked up, it was almost summer! We’ve been so busy over here, I wanted to pause and share some updates with you. I’ve been catching up with some of my favorite brands, from Cire Trudon to Cocolux Australia, and taking time to enjoy SoCal’s beauty—I’ve been loving the spring blooms and warmer weather. Here are some highlights…

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Cire Trudon: New York, New York

New York is one of my favorite cities in the world, I love the hustle and bustle of Manhattan—it always gets my heart racing! There are so many great places to eat and shop, with art pieces virtually everywhere I look. Whenever I’m in town, there’s one place in particular that I always make sure to visit: Cire Trudon As gorgeous and memorable as this iconic luxury candle brand is in itself, Cire Trudon’s New York store beautifully melds the…

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March Madness: Elite 8

March Madness, Well Boxed Style is back! I know you’ve all probably been dying to see the results of the Sweet 16 luxury candle matchup (Missed my last post? Read all about my version of March Madness here!). I have to say, even I was surprised by some of the results, but in the end it all came down to fragrance—the candle with the hot and cold throw that best embodied the essence of spring was the winner in each…

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March Madness: Sweet 16

Spring is finally here (I’m sure those of you in the colder parts of the globe are even more excited than I am)! Spring means the beginning of warmer weather and longer days—and the blooming of wonderfully fragrant spring blossoms. When this time of year rolls around, I usually put together my standard list of “Spring Favorites,” but this year I thought I’d mix things up a bit. My inspiration came from the most unlikely of sources: sports. Anyone close…

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Scent of the Irish: Max Benjamin

I love sharing my new discoveries, and I was extra excited earlier this month when I stumbled upon the Max Benjamin candle line—a luxe Irish brand just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day! I couldn’t help but save it to share today, in celebration of this fun Irish holiday. This quickly growing brand has been around since the early 1990s, and is now distributed throughout Europe and Asia. While it hasn’t made its way to U.S. retailers yet, its 18…

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Styling Your Dinner Table With Pillar Candles

Simple and elegant, pillar candles are one of the most common types of candle. They’re sold without vessels, meaning that the wax itself is formed into a gorgeous and simple cylindrical shape. I love to use these candles to add a rustic element, particularly when putting together a unique table setting that blends elements of old and new. My favorite table settings tend to remind me of the European countryside, drawing upon a mix of items both simple and complex.…

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Olfactive Studio: Autoportrait

Autoportrait Burn Time: 80 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Fresh and woodsy elemi, sweet Thai benzoin, cedarwood, and grassy vetiver Room Recommendation: Office and living room Price: $85.00 With its warm, smoky, and woodsy fragrance, I adore burning Olfactive Studio’s Autoportrait when I’m working. I find its fragrance incredibly inspirational, perhaps because of the creativity that clearly went into developing this wholly original scent. Every time I experience Autoportrait’s aesthetic wonder, I find it hard not to aspire to create something…

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Newsletter: February

February Valentine’s Day might be over, but the seduction continues! We’ve had an exciting month jam-packed with some of the SEXIEST content I’ve ever written—and I’ve written a LOT! I wanted to share some of the highlights from the month of love just in case you missed anything. Luxury Candles Inspired by Classic Seductresses: Parts I & II That’s right, there were so many amazing seductress-inspired candles that I had to split it into two posts. From Cleopatra to Josephine…

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Laboratory Perfumes: Samphire

Burn Time: 40 Hours Fragrance Strength: Medium Notes: Citrus oil and juniper with flourishes of lavender, basil, and rosemary. Base notes of white amber and oak moss. Room Recommendation: Office and living room As the brand’s name suggests, Samphire by Laboratory Perfumes feels like it’s the product of endless hours spent in a lab perfecting the recipe for the most appealing fragrance possible. Their entire line has a professional feel that reassures you of the methodical scientific research behind each…

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