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Naadine Koi

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Carrière Frères: La Rose Aime la Menthe

La Rose Aime la Menthe (“Rose Loves Mint”) Wax Type: Vegetable and mineral blend Burn Time: 45–50 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Spearmint leaves and Damascus rose Room Recommendation: Living room, bedroom, and office Price: $45 In time for Mother’s Day, La Rose Aime la Menthe from Carrière Frères deliciously combines the scent of spearmint leaves with sweet Damascus rose. Offering a gentle floral cough drop that stimulates the senses with hints of rose while relieving sinus pressure with fresh mint…

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LUMIRA: Tropical Gardenia Travel Candle

Wax Type: Soy Burn Time: 15 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Gardenia, tuberose, and amber Room Recommendation: Bedroom, bathroom, living room, and office—especially well-suited for hotel rooms. Price: US $30 As a resident of Southern California, I’m always surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers. So, whenever I head out of town, I like to take some of these notes with me as a little reminder of home. Today, as I packed for a quick trip to Wisconsin, this included the gorgeous…

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A Night of Luxury at the Mandarin Oriental Paris

I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite cities in the world: the beautiful city of light that is Paris. The heart of French fashion, arts—and, yes, candle culture—Paris is home to such fabulous brands as Diptyque. If you ever have the chance, I can’t recommend anything more tantalizing to the senses than walking past shops and taking in the mingled scent of French parfume, fresh coffee and croissants, and deliciously inspired candle fragrances. During my stay in…

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Fall is in the Air: My Favorite 2017 Autumn Scents

My regular readers will know that I absolutely LOVE autumn. It’s the perfect time of year to start pulling out gorgeous layer items, enjoy delicious pumpkin spice lattes, and spend time with the family over the holidays. Every year, I celebrate fall by pulling out some truly delectable autumn-scented candles. Fall is my favorite season, which should make it no surprise that many of my favorite candles are also essential this time of year. I especially find myself burning autumn…

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Kicking Off Candle Season with Vintage Matches!

Candle season is upon us, and I’m declaring today its official kickoff: October 1! While others might be carefully planning their Halloween costumes and holiday plans right now, those of us in the candle industry are ramping up for the biggest sales season of the year! Did you know that over 35% of candle sales occur in the fall months leading up to the holidays? This means that us candle aficionados are in for lots of delightful new home fragrance…

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Home Fragrance Trend Watch: Scenting Events

One of the things I love most about the home fragrance industry is its innovation—there’s always something new popping up that a brilliant mind in the luxury fragrance scene dreamed up. How amazing is that?! And that’s just what happened with the latest trend of scenting events. What, you ask, is a scenting event? It simply means an event in which home fragrance is used in some form to help set the perfect atmosphere. As I’ve mentioned before, fragrance has…

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Dynamic Candle Duos: What’s Not to Love?!

We all know that some of the best-known fashion brands are headed up by powerful partnerships instead of individuals. Dolce & Gabbana. Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Proenza Schouler. DSquared. And the list goes on! But did you know that some of our favorite luxury candle designers also work in pairs? From (MALIN+GOETZ) to AGONIST to Kavaldon, these dynamic duos show us that sometimes it takes more than a single pair of hands to design the perfect candle fragrance. (MALIN+GOETZ)…

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The Birth of Well Boxed

I’m delighted to share my recent guest article for Society Gal! I was honored to share my story, plus a few nuggets of advice, with such an inspiring community of female entrepreneurs. Their blog is a fun, encouraging resource for any gal interested in or already working for herself. Here’s what I shared… maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about me that you didn’t know already! The Birth of Well Boxed People often ask me how I ended up…

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Newsletter: March & April

Can you believe it’s May already?! I put my head down for a second to focus on a few projects, and when I looked up, it was almost summer! We’ve been so busy over here, I wanted to pause and share some updates with you. I’ve been catching up with some of my favorite brands, from Cire Trudon to Cocolux Australia, and taking time to enjoy SoCal’s beauty—I’ve been loving the spring blooms and warmer weather. Here are some highlights…

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Cire Trudon: New York, New York

New York is one of my favorite cities in the world, I love the hustle and bustle of Manhattan—it always gets my heart racing! There are so many great places to eat and shop, with art pieces virtually everywhere I look. Whenever I’m in town, there’s one place in particular that I always make sure to visit: Cire Trudon As gorgeous and memorable as this iconic luxury candle brand is in itself, Cire Trudon’s New York store beautifully melds the…

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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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