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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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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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WAX TYPE: Soy

Soy Wax Another natural alternative to paraffin candles are soy candles, made from soybean wax. This wax is actually created by processing soybean oil, a common ingredient in many types of cooking. Like their beeswax counterparts, soy candles last longer and are far safer in a closed or less ventilated room than paraffin candles, while costing a bit more due to these safety properties. An added bonus of soy candles, however, is that they are generally hypoallergenic. If candles usually…

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