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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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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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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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Cool Nights

I can’t believe fall is here already! The days seem to go by more and more quickly, growing shorter as winter nears. Autumn is my favorite time of the year—I love it when the temperature drops to that perfect “sweater weather” and I can start pulling out my overcoats, faux furs, and ankle boots (a.k.a. my fall staples!). When it comes to luxury candles, there are a few other autumn staples I can’t live without: oud, amber, cinnamon, pumpkin, and…

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