Thursday, December 18, 2008

Light My Fire!

During this time of year, there’s nothing more festive than lighting a few candles! Since I don’t have any holiday décor showcased in my tiny apartment, I always opt to light a few candles to create a cheerful, yet relaxing environment. For me, being surrounded by a few scented candles is an instant pick-me-up! Plus, they make for perfect inexpensive gifts (although I’d recommend buying a non-scented one if you aren’t sure of the person’s scent preference) for both men and women!

Do you enjoy lighting candles? What's your favorite scent?

Check out some of these!


Coach Signature Candle available at www.coach.com for $65


Calypso St. Barth Mix & Match Candle Set available at www.calpyso-celle.com for $75


Diptyque Basile Holiday Amber Candle available at www.smallflower.com for $78


Aunt Sadie's Candy Cane Candle available at www.urbanoutfitters.com for $12.99


Jo Wood Organic Samka Natural Wax Candle available at www.beautyhabit.com for $85


Light My Pink Scented Candle available at www.victoriassecret.com for $20


Le Couvent Des Minimes Verbana & Lemon Scented Candle available at www.macys.com for $20


L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Scented Candle available at www.loccitane.com for $22

Spa Scents 3-in-1 Apple Blossom Scented Candle available at $5.99 at www.sallybeauty.com

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24 comments:

Kwana said...

I love these. Candles make such a great gift. Thanks for the reminder.

K-Bear said...

BGG, I've never met a candle I didn't love. The scent doesn't even really matter to me. I love them all. For me it's more about the atmosphere created by a lit candle. Perhaps the scent doesn't matter to me cause I've never paid more than $10 bucks for a candle so maybe at that price you don't get much of a scent! ahahahhaa I'm gonna try the one from Sally's since it's in my price range!

B said...

I love candles. I'm cheap when it come sto buying them so I get them from anywhere for the low. I would me some Coach but $65 for their candles? My my my myyyy!

Wes said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVE candles, I collect them- Whenever I see a new one (that's affordable) I have to pick it up. It seems like I can never have enough. I don't have any xmas decorations up neither but lit candles make me feel so festive; especially at night when its cold out.

T said...

I absolutely LOVE candles. We had a blackout in my neighborhood and my mom called. She was like I know you're ok because you always have so many candles, but I wanted you to know I was thinking about you.

That day I had so many candle burning that I almost didn't even notice the blackout. LOL!

Nerd Girl said...

I love Tyler candles - their Diva fragance is absolutely lovely!

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

You can always count on candles to change your mood, they are so very very relaxing. When I want a scented candle I usually grab up the vanilla scents. But usually just the light of the flame on a non-scented candle with the lights off is all you need to put your mind at ease.

kay* said...

i'm really partial to vanilla scents...and have been wanting a Diptyque candle forEVER but can't justify, literally burning, $80.

Miss Mika said...

Im with kay*... as much as I love scented candles, I cannot see paying more than $25 for one candle. To me, that seems like literally watching your money burn!

Candles would make great gifts though. Something I would have never thought of! Thanks BGG!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Kay - I must say my favorites are vanilla and raspberry!

lymariposa said...

I love candles, but I hate the scented varieties. I usually get tea-lights because I hate the look of a half lit up candle and the odd shapes they form as they're burning.

MakeupByRenRen said...

candles are always good...i've come to appreciate them more also as i've gotten older...for that relaxation properties

kitty vodka said...

i used to be really into candles, now i just see them as a fire hazard since i dont put them out when i leave the room.

Suzie24 said...

Boo! I wanted to win the flat iron. Next time then. LOL

mimieyes said...

I love candles and lately I been using candles made of soy which are supposed to burn slowly and better for the environment.
I love your suggestions and I made look in to Aunt Sadie's Candy cane for the holidays.

that guy said...

giving a candle is a good idea. thanks

Calming Corners said...

I love love love candles, I have a midnight storm, peppermint, pine tree and oak spice, but I do indulge on a budget. Great post!

Tiffany said...

I love scented candles!
I also cannot afford $65, but everyone should hit theor local Marshalls/TJ Maxx to find quality candles for little cash. $4 to $10! And remember, these are marked down.

P.S.
The Stella Mare line is great!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Tiffany - I agree!! I am the queen of Marshall's and TJ Maxx for everything, esp candles. I just wasn't able to post any photos from these store because they don't have a site like that.

What Women Want said...

Laura Mercier's creme brulee candles are awesome too!!! and when that fails... the Febreeze vanilla candles are cheap as hell but they smell like $50 candles!!

purecaynesugar said...

From my experience as as candle addict, the best place to shop for scented candles is Anthropologie. Their candles come in all different scents, from yummy bakeables to florals. The best the candles at Anthropologie is that they're inexpensive (about $15) and they burn really clean!

jaynell, i guess said...

I just recently "got into" candles, now that I've settled into my new apartment. I love Old Navy's line actually, all the scents are warm and bold, and blend together very well. I have a few scattered on my bedside table and they're constantly lit, definitely a mood enhancer.

Natural Hair Care Warrior said...

I've never truly been a candle type of guy, but I have to say that these look gorgeous - just like yourself, BGG. I can't wait to get some for myself.

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