8.31.2012

Light me!

Like many design bloggers I know I have a little bit of an obsession with candles.  It's like a ritual every night when I get home from work.  Get in my pj's, turn on the TV and light a candle. Because I light one almost every night I go through them pretty fast.  Although I do save my "good" candles for when someone other than me can enjoy them too.

Here is a roundup of my current favorites (not including holiday scents, I'll do another post on them when it gets closer to the holiday season, I don't want to rush it)
D.L. & Co. Sweet Gardenia  - Gardenia is my favorite scent, this one is just intoxicating and the scent throw is awesome.

D.L. & Co. Gloriana Rose - Like the candle above I really love the shape of these candles, they are so different looking and really pretty.

Sprig by Nest Jasmine Mimosa - I originally picked this one up for its pretty pink color, but the smell is the sweetest mix between floral and fruity.  Perfect for Spring and Summer. 

Simpatico Hobnail Marine - I love this one because after the candle is finished you are left with a beautiful glass.  Perfect for makeup brushes or anything else that needs a pretty home.

Paddywax Journey of the Bee Raw Honey - This is my go to candle year round.

Archipelago Tahitian Lime - The perfect sweet scent.

Linneas Lights Yuzu - The perfect fruity scent.

One candle I wish I could get more of is the Liberty of London Sugared Grapefruit.  They were from the Liberty Target sale and I was obsessed with them. I think I have one left, and I'm holding on it like its the last candle on Earth. Yes, I need help.


What's weird for a candle hoarder like myself is that I have yet to buy a diptyque candle.  I'm just so afraid I will become obsessed and refuse to buy any other candle again. That obsession could get expensive.

Tell me, what is your favorite go-to candle?


Happy Labor Day weekend everyone, enjoy the last weekend of Summer!



11 comments:

StagerLinda said...

I am a candle girl too! I got through them like potato chips. My current favorite is Mango Papaya from Pier One. I'll try some of the ones you recommended.

Karena said...

Lisa this is so very funny; the last time my granddaughter was over, she said "Mimi Karena I think you have a candle addiction!"

Anytime i see them I try the scent , and if the nose is wonderful it comes home with me!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i have raw honey too and love..the jasmine mimosa sounds so nice!

Rachel said...

Trapp's No.8 fresh cut tuberose is divine!

My Crafty Home Life said...

So, I buy all these candles...and then I never remember to burn them. I do love anything grapefruit.

pve design said...

I do love a good scented candle. I won a diptygue candle which is great but I also love Riguad candles.
I guess there worse things to light so I say a candle addiction is a good thing.
pve

Jordan - Queen of LA! said...

i love those dl candles, i got one as a gift and i cant wait til it burns out so i can use the little holder for a crafty project :)

check out the capri blue candles that they burn in anthropologie, they smell amazing!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

dude. i am a slut for candles too. i bought a diptyque BAIS after a large painting of mine sold. and while it smells really really awesome...it burns really really fast.
so it's one of those candles that is really only for special occasions..like bath time and company.

try nest bamboo: http://www.candlesoffmain.com/nest-fragrances-bamboo-votive-candle.aspx?gclid=CJ211Kf1nLICFQcGnQodiAQADw

you'll love it.

p-l-a-i-d said...

I have the one from target and I bought 4...I have one left! I also love the Paddywax and Seda France candles...I love having them around my house.

Katrine - make it and fake it said...

I adore cented candles!!!

love K

Julie S said...

I was wondering where Diptyque was on your list! But I had the "expensive" thought too. Ha ha :) I am a perfume hobbyist which is how *I* know Diptyque and they make one of my favorite summer perfumes, Philosykos.