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Candles & Cocktails: Choco Art Magnac

Let me start off by saying I absolutely enjoyed Bake & Burn. Baking what I was burning (not burning what I was baking) was so much fun and I wanted to do another like it. So, welcome to Candles & Cocktails! In this article, the focus will be on chocolate and cocktails – one of the finer pairings out there, if you ask me.  I’ll be using a chocolate-scented candle for this session of Candles & Cocktails. Now this might…

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Spring Favorites: 5 Must-Have Floral-Scented Candles

Spring is here and nothing says spring quite like florals. Not only are they fragrant but they’re visually stimulating too. They offer variety and do an amazing job of uplifting your mood. What’s the next best thing to a fresh bouquet? Floral-scented candles! To kickoff the season I’ve compiled my list of this year’s 5 must-have floral-scented candles. Plus promo codes! Floral-Scented Candles: Spring Must-Haves  1. Lys Magicus by Amanda de Montal  Lys Magicus embodies floral – I love it!…

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Twisted Lily Edit: A Woody Winter Wonderland

It’s cold outside and we’re stuck indoors. It can feel a bit stifling, but the perfect winter fragrances from just the right candles can make even the grayest day brighter!  During this time of year, I love heavy, woody fragrances—think cedarwood—because they bring all the cozy feels into a room. They spark memories of being outside and “walkin’ in a winter wonderlaaaand.” I guess there’s just something about the scent of wood. After all, it has been a part of…

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Bake & Burn: Pumpkin Macchiato

Food-scented candles while baking? Yes, please!  My love for scented luxury candles is no secret, but I tend to stay away from pairing scented candles and food – no one wants a floral fragrance when they’re trying to enjoy Grandma’s mac & cheese. Thankfully, there’s more leeway when pairing sweet baked items with scented candles. Enter food-scented candles – accessories no baker should be without.  I love baking and I do it often, but I especially love baking during this…

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How to Make a Cheeseboard that Delights the Senses

Mmmm… cheese. Is there such a thing as too much? Never! That’s why I love cheeseboards. This edible centerpiece allows me to indulge in my guilty pleasure. It’s also an impressive party appetizer (we will get back to entertaining one of these days) that requires minimal effort—no complaints here! In a few simple steps, I’ll show you how to make a cheeseboard that’s beautiful and how to pair it with complementary candles—because what is life without luxury candles?  Creating a…

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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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