My father has an anti-candle agenda.
When I was a teenager, I became obsessed with scented candles and essential oils. I decided that I wanted to be an aromatherapist, and although I had no idea what that really meant, I knew that I needed to burn lots of candles. And incense. Not under Patrick Grell’s roof, little missy!
Now that I am a grown woman with a place of my own, I exercise the right to enjoy scented candles. But because of my dad’s feelings about candles, I am very careful with how and where I use them. In my front room, I have a little raised altar entirely covered with these saint candles — the good ones, not the scary ones. The whole thing’s set up next to a tranquility fountain I got from Pier One years ago, very zen. It’s a great place to just sit and meditate.
I love a good scented candle. And I have very discriminating and random taste when it comes to my candles. The best candle I’ve ever, ever had was a gift from a friend who went to Paris. He got us a Diptyque candle, in Cuir, (or leather) scent. This candle was incredible. Like expensive perfume. I took over a year to burn the whole thing, because the scent was so powerful. But it made our place smell like… like JLo’s dressing room or Posh Spice’s boudoir or something. Like money and luxury. No wonder they retail for $48 a pop!
I’ve never been able to repurchase one of these, but someday, when I win the Powerball, I’ll splurge on outrageously expensive scented candles. For now, I still look for quality, but quality I can afford.
For a while I was obsessed with this apparently discontinued Buttered Mashed Potato candle that was part of the True Temptations White Barn line at Bath and Body Works. I know, I know. A buttered mashed potato candle? Sounds crazy, but smelled amazing. I loved it, but apparently not many people did. I just happen to love candles that smell like the foods I crave.
But if you adore a really indulgent, delicious scent like I do, go for the Dark Chocolate Supreme. Your home will smell like hot cocoa and sensuality. Loving it! And at $18.95 for a whopping 16 oz of soy candle, it’ll make your home smell like heaven without breaking the bank.
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