Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Candles Are My Crack (Also Lip Gloss and Throw Pillows)

 I'm a terrible snob about candles. Some of the more popular brands, which shall go unnamed today, give me the worst headaches and trigger my asthma. And I really dislike anything that smells like a baked good. I know it may seem crazy to spend a lot on a candle, but here's why I think it's worth it: remember that friend's house growing up that had that weird smell? Yeah. Scent is such a strong memory-association trigger, isn't it? 

The following are gorgeous and of the best quality--no synthetic blueberry pie scents in the bunch.

Diptyque Baies has been my old standby for years...

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I branched out a bit and burned this one all winter long; it has that yummy fireplace smell that's just perfect in cold weather.

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This has been my recent obsession, now that the weather is warming up a bit.

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I'm tempted to try these Cire Trudon candles after seeing them in Tomas Maier's boutique in Palm Beach.

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Aerin Lauder's entered the candle domain with these understated looking votives.

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I always see these Tobi Tobin candles in my local beauty supply store, and they're Victorian-feeling label is so appealing.

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I first saw these Belle Fleur candles in Domino years ago. I think they would smell like a   high end florist's shop.

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You can't go wrong with a massive Jo Malone.

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I love that you can have the Le Labo label stamped with your name. So cute.

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The names alone of Byredo's candles are enough to get me to buy one. I went to a party on Saturday night in a very Nancy Meyers-esque home, and I noticed how nice it smelled as soon as I walked in. Then I saw the Byredo candle burning in the entry...

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Have you tried any of these? (Click the caption for purchase info) What's your favorite candle? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its cute isn't it? I actually got these in San Diego but surely the F21 at Fashion Show Mall can have it. Otherwise you can purchase any particular one online.

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