Thursday, August 9, 2012

August Candle Of The Month and My Instagram Idea

This month I am enjoying a big, three wick candle from Calvin Klein. The scent is so fresh and lively, even for a floral.

The scent is called Petal and is described as "dewy garden petals and the essence of fresh cut stems, infused with hints of cassis and sheer musk". I remember the days when everyone and their brother used to douse themselves in CKone... later on it was CKbe. There was a reason everyone was crazy over that scent: Calvin Klein is great at fragrance! I still love nearly all his perfumes and a whiff of CKone will transport me instantly back to high school memories.

Petal seems to be another of his fragrances that smell timeless and I am kind of shocked it isn't a ladies perfume!

Unlit this thing is better than a reed diffuser! It isn't too powerful up close, instead managing to spread through the whole room evenly. When it is lit, watch out! This thing will have the whole house smelling like a romantic garden took root inside.

Simplicity is another Calvin Klein trademark. And this unadorned, modest glass holder feels both delicate and timeless. 

I was a little worried that the wicks were too clustered together, but the flame on this candle stays very low and steady from the time you light it until you blow it out hours later. I really find this interesting, specially the gentle glow it gives instead of lighting up that corner of the room.

Are there any other crazies out there burning candles when it is 30+ degrees Celsius? Please tell me I am not alone!!

Also, I have a fun Instagram announcement! Wren likes to take my phone and snap a million pictures throughout our day (she is a born blogger, documenting EVERYTHING), so I thought it would be fun to share one or two, then a wonderful reader named Evie suggested we all do it on Fridays. If you have a little person who love photography or uses your phone or camera regularly please share tomorrow and every Friday on! We will be tagging all the photos #littlekidswithcameras 

I don't see anyone else using the tag so if you search under that it will strictly be us! It is a fun way to see things through the eyes of our littlest friends.


{ L } said...

We have an excessive heat warning here in the Arizona desert today. It is currently 100 degrees at 8:30am, and it will reach 119 today! Guess what -- I'll still be burning a fragrant candle. Why not? The a/c will be running all day, and I like my house to smell good.

Audra said...

Aaaahhhhh, the days of CKone! LoL!
Hopefully I will stumble upon this candle of the month as I did last months. I found my Aquiesse candle at HomeGoods. The scent they had was Grapefruit Spearmint and it is wonderful-very clean.
Have a great day and I am excited about the 'kids with cameras' project!

Sheri said...

I love candles and I love your Instagram idea - how adorable.

Jordynluise said...

I love love love his candles! they are so yummy :) Where did you get that lamp & picture?! I so love that little set up you have going on there :)

Pamela said...

I have a serious obsession with candles! They are an instant mood lifter! :)
- Pam

Christina Shelton said...

I've also been burning candles all week. I have a pair of wooden wick candles in the living room and after my 2 year old goes to bed I cozy up with a blanket and the AC and listen to them crackle. Love the instagram idea! I'll have to see if my little one can handle taking pictures.

Jeanette deBoer said...

I'm burning a candle today! Granted, it's not nearly as hot today as it has been, but it's certainly not cool. When it gets to be 30+ though, there's no way I'm adding even a little bit of flame to heat the house. We have no A/C, so we feel every single degree. It's brutal.

I love your candle of the month posts!

Michelle Richardson said...

Love the instagram idea, we're there!

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