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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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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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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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Scent of the Irish: Max Benjamin

I love sharing my new discoveries, and I was extra excited earlier this month when I stumbled upon the Max Benjamin candle line—a luxe Irish brand just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day! I couldn’t help but save it to share today, in celebration of this fun Irish holiday. This quickly growing brand has been around since the early 1990s, and is now distributed throughout Europe and Asia. While it hasn’t made its way to U.S. retailers yet, its 18…

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Styling Your Dinner Table With Pillar Candles

Simple and elegant, pillar candles are one of the most common types of candle. They’re sold without vessels, meaning that the wax itself is formed into a gorgeous and simple cylindrical shape. I love to use these candles to add a rustic element, particularly when putting together a unique table setting that blends elements of old and new. My favorite table settings tend to remind me of the European countryside, drawing upon a mix of items both simple and complex.…

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Olfactive Studio: Autoportrait

Autoportrait Burn Time: 80 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Fresh and woodsy elemi, sweet Thai benzoin, cedarwood, and grassy vetiver Room Recommendation: Office and living room Price: $85.00 With its warm, smoky, and woodsy fragrance, I adore burning Olfactive Studio’s Autoportrait when I’m working. I find its fragrance incredibly inspirational, perhaps because of the creativity that clearly went into developing this wholly original scent. Every time I experience Autoportrait’s aesthetic wonder, I find it hard not to aspire to create something…

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