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Light Me Up – My Favorite Candles for the Home

2013 March 13


 I love candles. I light them every night, throughout all the main living areas of our home, and I swear, their effect mellows everybody out. Here are some of my favorites, for every room in the house:

(from left to right)

For the office: I like sweet, yummy scents while I work. They bring a sense of warmth and comfort to long days at my desk and Voluspa Macaron is my go-to.

For the bathroom: It’s important to have a nice scent in the bathroom and those diffuser things are a don’t in my book. I opt for a chic floral scent – Diptyque Rose Duet is a current fave – that looks as good as it smells.

For the living room: I prefer musky, warm scents in our living room, especially in the winter months. Voluspa Baltic Amber and Aura Muse Tobacco Vanilla are two of my favorites.

For the kitchen: I want a fresh scent in the kitchen to mask any not-so-fresh scents from cooking, cleaning, etc. Jo Malone Orange Blossom is a luxurious way to spruce up the busiest room in the house.

For the bedroom: finally, I love the ritual of lighting my Origins Keep Calm candle on my bedside table at night. The lavender, rosemary and jasmine help me decompress after a long day.

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  1. March 13, 2013

    Great picks!! Voluspa Macaron is one of my go-to fragrances as well, but I love it for comforting me at night after a tough day. For me it’s my unwind button. Same with Voluspa Baltic Amber and especially Voluspa French Bourbon Vanille! I love that one. If you haven’t tried it yet you definitely should, especially since you like Voluspa Macaron.

    In the office I’m the opposite. I like bright, invigorating fragrances to help pep me up. Fragrances like Voluspa Coeur de Cassis, Aura Clairvoyant and Lafco Office are staples for me. Aura Clairvoyant is my go-to citrus scent to make the kitchen smell clean anytime.

    I love Diptyque Baies for special occasions and for a real powerhouse scent. I have the Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia candle but it’s actually a little over the top for me. I tried it once and have yet to go back to it, sadly:(

    I haven’t tried an Origins candle yet, though I love their moisturizer!! It’s all I use for my bod. My zen scent is Voluspa Atelier Provence Lavande. It’s made with only 100% organic essential lavender oil from France. The cold throw isn’t my favorite but burning it’s the most relaxing scent I’ve come across. I’m a zombie with that one.

    Love your post!

  2. liz duncan permalink
    March 13, 2013

    Obsessed with Voluspa, but haven’t smelled the Macaron. I’ll have to try that next time I’m in the market for a candle. Never thought about one at my desk at work, but that sounds like a great idea. Any more thoughts on making your office space more personable? I was just promoted to a bigger space and I have no decor:( yet.

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