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Naadine Koi

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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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Luxury Candles Inspired by Classic Seductresses: Part II

I’m excited to continue my series on luxury candles inspired by classic seductresses—there was such a range of home fragrances honoring these iconic women that I couldn’t fit them all into a single article! Whether you’re taking a bath and basking in Marie Antoinette’s classic fragrance or breathing in the timeless aroma of roses, these gorgeous scents will leave any woman feeling irresistible. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by emulating these fascinating female…

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Luxury Candles Inspired by Classic Seductresses: Part I

Is it just me, or does that sexy, irresistible seductress from your favorite film or novel often get a bad rap? After all, is it really her fault that she’s so charming, so witty, and so beautiful as to make men trip over themselves trying to win her praise? Inspired by some of the most famous women from history and literature, candle makers have even crafted idyllic fragrances in their honor, penning their own “love poems” to these unforgettable women…

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Rosa Mundi by Diptyque: A Valentine’s Dream

Wax Type: High quality vegetable and paraffin wax blend Burn Time: 50–60 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Damascena, the damask rose; and centifolia, the May rose Room Recommendation: Living room or bedroom The brand’s limited edition release in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Diptyque’s Rosa Mundi embodies that feeling when you’re walking hand-in-hand with you’re love and the first warm spring breeze hits your cheek after a long, cold winter. Expertly blending roses and soft powder, this candle exudes the freshness and…

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Victoria Cator: Casablanca

Wax Type: Beeswax blend Burn Time: 55–60 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Freshly cut stems, bergamot, violet leaf, lily, tuberose, jasmine, rose, and so much more. Room Recommendation: Living room, bedroom, office—this versatile scent works in nearly any space! Victoria Cator’s Casablanca is a floral lover’s dream. As the fragrance fills a room, it feels like fresh flowers are blossoming around me—almost as if I were Demeter herself, the Greek goddess of the harvest. While lit, the aroma of jasmine and…

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Valentine’s Day: Floral Arrangements + Candles

There are as many varieties of women (and men!) as there are flowers in the world, so why not pick a more unique flower for your love this Valentine’s Day? And what better way to keep the feeling going all year long than with a luxury candle to prolong the heady fragrance of your bouquet? To keep my celebration of Valentine’s season going, I’ve designed four gorgeous bouquets featuring some of the more romantic, meaningful, and fragrant flowers out there,…

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The Life of Oud: A Love Story

I can’t hide it any longer, I’m in love… with oud! Pronounced üd, or, as I like to think of it, “oooooh’d,” I can’t get enough of this full-bodied, sensual fragrance. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I just had to share my love affair with oud with you, my faithful readers. Who knows, it just might inspire you to burn this manly, musky scent and turn up the heat with your boo this February 14th! Oud is the…

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Valentine’s Day Must-Haves

While many of us look forward to the romance inspired by Valentine’s Day each year, the saint who inspired this holiday is actually as romantic as the event itself! During the third century AD, marriage was made illegal for Roman soldiers—Emperor Claudius thought that having a spouse distracted his soldiers from their work. Believing wholeheartedly in the power of true love, legend has it that a priest named Valentine chose to secretly marry these couples despite the royal decree. When…

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Calming Park: Cactus

Cactus Burn Time: 60 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Cactus, water flower, aloe vera, and sage Room Recommendation: Living room, office, and bedroom Cactus feels like a lush oasis in the middle of the harsh desert. With an intoxicating blend of earthy and sweet scents, Calming Park’s Cactus brings the enigmatic beauty of the desert into your home. It smells a little green and a little sweet, with just a hint of woodiness. With its even, relaxing burn, it’s the perfect…

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Happy 2017!

There’s nothing like opening a fresh calendar to make me feel like my life is filled with endless possibilities. As much as I try to keep up good habits year-round, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of New Year’s resolutions! January is a great time of year to begin anew and strive toward making our dreams come true. Some of my favorite inspirational and motivational fragrances are perfect for keeping us on top of these goals.…

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Christmas With Cire Trudon

Nazareth Wax Type: Vegetal Burn Time: 60 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Bitter orange, Ceylon cinnamon, grapefruit, and tangerine Room Recommendation: Living room and kitchen Price: $105.00 Named for the childhood home of Jesus, this candle reminds me just how sacred and joyous this season truly is. I like to light this perfectly wintery fragrance and imagine the warm scents of ancient Nazareth hearths, warmed by the spices of cinnamon and orange peels as bread bakes over an open fire. I…

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