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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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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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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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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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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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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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Behind The Brand: Diptyque

Diptyque Diptyque began in 1961 as a fabric and wallpaper design company in Paris’s 34 boulevard Saint-Germain. The brand’s Parisian birthplace aligned with the artistic origins of its creators— interior designer Christiane Gautrot, painter Desmond Knox-Leet, and theater director and set designer Yves Coueslant. The influence of this genesis remains strong in a myriad of ways today, particularly through Diptyque’s consistently well-designed, visually gorgeous candles and in the name of the company itself. Diptyque is the French word for “diptych,”…

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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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Fashion & Luxury Candles

As a trained visual merchandiser and lifelong fashion aficionado, I find myself constantly noticing the connections between design and candles. It turns out that those connections are no coincidence: the relationship between design and luxury candles runs quite deep! From fashion icon Bella Freud’s candle line to Jonathan Adler’s foray into the home fragrance market, here I briefly explore the many ties between the design industry and luxury candle creation. Bella Freud A fashion designer who has developed her luxury…

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