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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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In Bethléem with Cire Trudon

Bethléem Wax Type: Vegetal Burn Time: 60 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Amber, cedarwood, and sandalwood Room Recommendation: Living room and bedroom Price: $105.00 Named for the city of Christ’s birth, this candle offers the perfect tribute to the gifts of the three wise men: gold in its exquisite packaging, frankincense via its sister scents of sandalwood and cedarwood, and the similarly spicy and resinous amber, embodying myrrh. It’s a fitting tribute to a holiday that many hold dear. As I…

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Neom: Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

Intensive Skin Treatment Candle Throw: Strong Notes: Delicious bouquet of English lavender, sweet basil, and fresh jasmine. Room Recommendation: Bedroom Price: £36.00/$45.84 A spa treatment in a white and gold vessel, Neom’s Tranquillity Intensive Skin Treatment Candle relaxes your mind and moisturizes your skin all at once. Pairing the lavender scent with the functionality of its Latin name, lavare, which literally means “to wash,” Neom captures revitalization with this candle. After a refreshing shower or meditative bath, this lavender-scented candle…

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Well Boxed Holiday Gift-Giving Guide 2016

While I’ve always loved the feeling of joy, giving, and love that comes with the holiday season, it wasn’t until I became a luxury candle addict that I realized that winter is also the season of candles! An uplifting gift that allows you to show how much thought you put into choosing just the right fragrance, luxury candles are excellent choices for a wide variety of people in our lives. If you’re like me, though, you might agonize over just…

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Making Scents of Holiday Entertaining

Holidays are a time for gatherings and events, and chances are you’ll find yourself hosting at least one function between now and the end of the year. Something that you might not know about entertaining is that luxury candles are the perfect way to help set the mood for your guests! Playing host (or hostess) may sometimes feel more like a burden, but with the right candle fragrance, you’ll pull it off effortlessly. The key to a successful event begins…

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Candle Subscriptions + Wickbox Giveaway

Candle subscriptions Diving into the fabulous variety offered in luxury candles can be overwhelming! Even those of us who have been passionate about candles for years can have a hard time deciding which new scents and brands to try. With a candle subscription service, however, candle enthusiasts are offered a wide range of candles and brands so that we can discover our favorite fragrances, all from the comfort of our home. Luxury candle subscription services like the amazing Wickbox offer…

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