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    That Wick(ed) Scent

    Hands up to those of you who saw New Yorker Quinn Jackson in the February 08 issue of Teen Vogue and wished for a fraction of second you could be her?!

    ok; as uncool as it may sound, i did; especially when i saw her wearing that GORGEOUS Marc by Marc Jacobs dress!!

    However, what REALLY caught my attention was the fact that she gave out goodie bags filled with deluxe samples of Jo Malone products.

    i've always been in love with Jo Malone for their chic black and cream packaging- just like how the world is in love with Tiffany's robin blue gift boxes;

    however, what got me so entralled was their candles((:
    they ARE wax, but they dont provide practical back up during power shortage nor are they the aromatheraphy ones;

    but still; the large ones, like this Amber & Sweet Orange Candle costs a whopping £260 a pop!

    with a couple of clicks, i found my way to the homepage of Molton Brown, another established British bath and body products company and those gorgeous pots of wax, which are wrapped in luxurious leather costs £70, which is still a tad expensive;

    So what's the deal with these candles you may ask;

    it is an intangible feeling;
    imagine coming home after a long day at work to a boudoir infused with scent-

    it is the same reason as to why people would readily shell out the greens to sign up for those luxurious massages and spa packages; to enjoy the pleasures of life.
    And with a booming economy and a higher standard of living, it is no longer the IT bag, or the flashy suit that allows ALL ACCESS to the culture of rich.

    The candles also come with pretty packaging;
    like in Molton Brown, the candle holders are hand blown by specialists in Lithuania and their signature air candels takes 14 people 2 days to create!

    and in Bottega Veneta, the leather used are the same as those used on their pricey handbags

    Not just a pretty "face", candles, like those from Penhaligons are said to contain premium herbs too; and remember, one should be able to smell the scent of the candle even when it is not burning!

    Do not worry about the carbon dioxide contributing to global warming because many luxe candles are made of vegetable based wax which smells good and is kinder on the environment.

    Their wicks arent wicked to the environment and to one's health (YES, your HEALTH!) as compared to the wicks in cheaper candles which contains LEAD which is extrememly toxic!

    Also, these candles are of superb quality and they all lasts up to 60 and 70 hours; plus, the wax doesnt drip or even if it does, it is MUCH easier to clear up the mess!

    These are the information which i have found and i dont know if they do justify the costs of these designer candles. But as someone who wants to work in a posh hotel someday, i know how it is with these augmented products;

    It is certainly fabulous, walking into a hotel suite, (or your own house) where such candles are lit because they DO put you in a different frame of mind(((:

    Manuel Canovas Empire Celeste USD$160

    Relaxing Yuan Chi Air Candela USD$84

    Rigaud Lilac Demi USD$55


    But if you are looking for something pretty and you're cash strapped;
    don't worry((:

    Was doing online shopping at Bloomingdale's when i saw these pretty candle holders((:

    [Just get a bag of candles from Ikea and u're set=p]

    Fringe May Bird Motive USD$12.90

    Madison Kate Candle by Fringe USD$22.90

    Wont the flower motifs (and bird) JUST fit in, a nice garden party??

    Get me some nice candles ALREADY!
    A certain Jo Malone one if you would please((((:


    Gloria said...

    idk if leather's that luxurious, but some candle's are just so pretty :)

    The Clothes Horse said...

    I love candles, those are so chic.

    Kira Fashion said...


    i love candles too!
    it makes the house more confortable and they sometimes have a great smell!

    a kiss and a hug,


    Aisha said...

    I lovelovelove candles and those packages, as you said, so cute!

    LML said...

    i love candles, but im not allowed to burn them in my room :(

    coco said...

    I love candles, they are so girly and smell amazing!

    Elle said...

    ahhh what a great post! im a little candle obsessed myself. they smell so good.

    ChiliLady said...

    hehe, my mum is a candle-designer...I send you some, okay? :-)

    discothequechic said...

    what is it about girls and candles?
    we can't help ourselves can we? ha.

    didn't come across this girl actually, not sure I bought the issue... will have to dig around my "archives"!

    Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

    Oh i love all the products you featured it makes me want to go around the apartment lighting a bunch of candles and just realxing...I might do that later...thanks for the thought!

    In Yr Fshn said...

    I really agree--expensive candles are a worthwhile investment if you truly appreciate scent. And that bird votive is adorable!

    Nicole Then said...

    i love to light a candle with a really yummy scent and just relax...

    donna AND navaz said...

    I'm scared of candles burning my house down (!) but I find you don't even need to light the expensive ones, they smell just as strong unlit!

    Romeika said...

    Oh I just love candles when it comes to decoration..it makes everything feels so cozy.

    The Stiletto Effect said...

    I love candles :) the Madison Kate by Fringe looks adorable :)

    Niyara - Asian Rocxs said...

    the candles look to pretty to ever be lit.

    molly said...

    i love candles but i must admit i buy the cheap kind

    Ana said...

    I love candles. They set a nice mood. Great picks!

    Shaz said...

    i love the Rigaud Lilac Demi as well as the beautiful bottega leather candle holder.

    Seraphine said...

    I love candles, but at $260, I'll take the reflexology massage and a facial. Even at $84, I'd rather buy a nice moisturiser.
    Yep, my candles are the $12.90 sort.

    Molly :] said...

    Candles perfect a room if you ask me. :) x

    Tinsley said...

    i love these you posted
    my friends and i had a little party and we lit candles when it was earth hour

    great blog header!

    la petite fashionista said...

    gorgeous candles! i'd feel a little exorbitant if i spent that much on one though:/

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    Siljesfashion said...

    I love candles! Especially since I live in freezing Norway, where we sit inside most of the winter. I do think some of the candles are expensive, I love to make bargains myself.

    Kira Fashion said...


    you are in my links of the day!!!

    a kiss and a hug,

    Fabi said...

    I like to LOOK at candles, not light them. hehe...they kinda scare the heck out of me :P

    new blog address here:

    lost acces to the old one :(

    m+l said...

    haha adorable post title :)

    love aesthetics said...

    wonderful candles, specially the first one in the leather box, I wouldnt want to burn them up

    Diana Coronado said...

    Yummie, yummie !!
    I want it !!