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Favorite candle brand and scent

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GusW, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. fredfred

    fredfred Well-Known Member

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    Santa Maria Novella candles are also handled via LAFCO (at least in New York, they opened the store on Lafayette near Soho).

    http://www.lafcony.com/smn/

    These candles are also now on sale at Bergdorf Goodman, which tells you they aren't cheap. I have two of them. The "den" smell (redwood) of the lafco candle is nice. I haven't lit the purple fleur de lis thing yet.

    These are "top of the line" candles, made in Florence.
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Santa Maria also makes one of my wife's favorite perfumes.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    These candles are really beautiful. Too bad they have their brand stamped on the side.

    In this case they are embossed with gold foil into the rich amber colored wax. I find that an attractive accent rather than an unsightly brand label.

    The retailer who sold these told me they are made in a mountain village outside of San Miguel Mexico. They are hand made and not molded. The owner of the factory is disabled and set it up to employ local disabled people using century old candle making techniques. Here is a link (They also make hand etched glass).
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  4. Korben

    Korben Well-Known Member

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    Non soy-based candles emit benzene, a carcinogen...

    before I found that out I liked Votivo Venetian Leather. It smells like pure leather.


    How much benzene? I mean way back in the day in O-chem I think I might have bathed in that stuff.
     
  5. username79

    username79 Well-Known Member

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    I learn something new everyday here.
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Anyone get any especially nice candles for the Holidays that are worth sharing here?
     
  7. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Well-Known Member

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    Feu de Bois is my favourite. Cire Trudon makes great candles too. I liked Empire (herbal, smoky) and Ernesto (tabac, leather) best. FrÃ[​IMG][​IMG]ric Malle is releasing a range of scented candles. I'm sure they'll be excellent but very pricey.
    Saw them in Paris last week... 60 Euro each, so I expect a $80 - $100 price tag in the states. I was told they should be burnt 2 hours at a time (not much more or less) and should be used 2-3 times per week. Each candle should last 50-60 hours. Premier Mai is an awesome scent.... I was very tempted. However, the auto diffuser box is even better.
     
  8. Sebastian_Flyte

    Sebastian_Flyte Well-Known Member

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    jesus christ, $50-$60 effing candles??? there's too much disposable income around here.

    anyone know good ones for $10?
     
  9. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Well-Known Member

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    You're going to have to hit walgreens for that.

    I did end up buying the Premier Mai from Frederick Malle. I love it. Have had one for about 3 months. Burn it once a week tops. It keeps the place smelling good for an entire weekend if I burn it for 2 hours on Friday and then don't cook.
     
  10. SpooPoker

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    Creed Pekin Imperial is just awesome.
     
  11. BerryWall

    BerryWall Well-Known Member

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    Manuel Canova's Brune et d'Or is a favorite for me and my wife.
     
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    I may want to buy Ernesto and try. is that good?
     
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    I just bought my other half the Elisabethan Rose candle from Penhaligons as part of her valentines present. A truly beautiful scent. They seem to have quite a lot of their fragrances available in candle form in store.
     
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    I like the smell of aromatic candles such as lavander and chamomile. I light them wen I want to relax or when I read books.
     
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    So Fredrick Malle just came out with an air freshener spray... $140 / bottle.... CRAZY. But it works really well.
     
  17. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I was in a store on Maiden Lane in San Francisco on Saturday with my wife. Everything in the store has a dark, distressed look about it (men's and women's apparel and shoes). They had candles in large jars with chains around them. Think Mad Max does candles (distressed looking dingy grays, black and rust colors). $240 each. They smelled earthy.
     
  18. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    I don't care if it smelled like the finest vaginas throughout the world, no candle is worth that much money.
     
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  19. evilgeniusdan

    evilgeniusdan Well-Known Member

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    Le Labo Santal 26 is very nice.
     
  20. RSS

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    I like the scent of vervain ... assuming it's on the light side.
     

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