Friday, July 6, 2012

Candle of the Month

In honor of my new blog layout, I thought I would color coordinate the Candle(s) of the month for July!

This month's candles are from a new-to-me brand called Aquiesse. I discovered them on a trip to Indigo book store, but I am thoroughly hooked now. EVERY.SINGLE.SCENT was beyond dreamy and super fragrant. I was a little shy on the prices, but I get so much enjoyment from my candles that I am willing to give something new and seemingly well made a chance.


And I am so happy I did. The scents I chose are Island Frangipani (the bigger one on the left) and Ginger Mango.


The bigger candle is 10oz and has 100 hrs of burn time. The smaller is 5oz and gets 50 hrs. Both are 100% soy candles.

If you love Voluspa candles for their sweet, strong aromas you will adore Aquiesse for the same reasons. 

I love the classic, simple glass jars they come in. I like to use the lids as bases to add extra protection between my furniture and the candle. Sometimes it is best to let the simplicity of a burning candle take center stage instead of a unique or trendy container.

I also like that as they burn they melt quickly. I think the secret to getting maximum fragrance is how a candle burns, and in my experience the ones that 'puddle' tend to be much stronger and fill the house with scent much better. And these guys are puddlers!

I usually like to burn my candles daily, but these are so fabulous that I may just savor them a little longer since my budget probably won't allow me another one for a little while.

Any other Aquiesse lovers out there? What candle have you been digging lately?

If you are looking for more candle recommendations check out my previous reviews 


Haley {A Dash of Kennedy} said...

Hey Holly! I always love your candle of the month posts! I am a sucker for the two for $20 Bath and Bodyworks candles. I recently saw on pinterest where after you are done with your candles you put them in the freezer for a couple of hours, allowing the wax to contract and then you can chip it out and use the jar however you want! I use mine to store q-tips, I'll post a picture on my blog so you can see!

Holly and Sean said...

Great minds think alike Haley!! I had to stop buying those candles because I have SOOO many containers. I store my craft supplies in them so I can see what is inside but I LOVE the idea of putting Qtips inside!
Genius girl!

Mrs. Chic said...

The new layout looks great! Very pretty :)

Laraine Eddington said...

My nose is twitching already.

Douglas said...

Love these...I actually bought one about a month ago at HomeGoods!! It was (please don't hate me!!) $12!! It is the larger one, too! I thought it was a good deal then (loved the fragrance, lots of burn time, soy) but now I feel like it was a steal and I need to run back and see if there are anymore! Marissa

Holly and Sean said...

Marissa, you are making me green with envy! I am going to have to go and scour HomeSense too. You got a steal of a deal girl (but let's still be friends?) LOL.

Lindsey said...

They are totally available at the homesense in red deer for 7.50!!!

Lindsey said...

You can totally get these at the homesense in red deer for super cheap!

Erin @ His and Hers said...

I love a good candle! I've never heard of this brand, but those scents you chose sound amazing. Makes me want to rush to the nearest store in my pajamas and start sniffing things.

Lisa Mende said...

I love your candle of the month blog even if i can't get some of them in the U.S. you always make them seem so wonderful. I love candles!

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