Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Main Event Episode 62 K. Hall Nag Champa

Nag Champa by K. Hall has a very heavy, earthy, grungy scent. Nag Champa is the original incense fragrance, so when many people ask generically for "incense", they are looking for this scent. Nag Champa by K. Hall is available in a 100% vegetable wax candle that lasts 60 hours and burns very cleanly and fragrantly. The K. Hall Nag Champa diffuser comes complete with vase, 8oz of fragrance oil and absorbant reeds and lasts approximately 6 months. K. Hall also offers an 8oz refill bottle of fragrance oil.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bachelorette Jillian Harris Pimps Her Pad with Traci Arnsten from Voluspa

Watch Traci Arnsten, Co-Founder of Voluspa, decorate the ultimate bachelorette pad for Jillian Harris with scents and style on E! News. Traci used room sprays to spritz on the throws to make them more personal. She also used candles from the Voluspa Seasons Collection to inject beauty and ambiance into her home. She used my favorite scent, Makassar Ebony and Peach, and one of the newest scents in the Seasons Collection, Panjore Lychee, for a juicy scent. The result is gorgeous and so chic!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Main Event Episode 61 Colette Candles

Colette Candles introduces eco-chic candles in 14 amazing scents. All of her candles are hand-poured 100% soy wax and use an all cotton wick. The candles are packaged in a hat-box like container for easy gift-giving. Colette 10oz candles last for approximately 60 hours. The French Fig candle she sent has nice wood undertones. This blend of fig & creme de cassis offers a nice balance.

Colette also offers fragrance diffusers in 6 scents made with cosmetic grade fragrance oils. This eco-oriented business utilizes 99% recycled glass for their vase and simple packaging to be earth friendly.

If your looking for a gift, Colette Candles offers gift sets with 2 or 4 votive candle packaged in an attractive tube and donned with gorgeous ribbon. Complete with matches, this votive set makes a perfect gift.

If you've tried Colette Candles or have any feedback from us, we'd love to hear from you. You can post a comment on this blog, comment on our Facebook Fan Page, Twitter Us or send us an email.

You can find Colette Candles at http://www.coletteltd.com/ or on Twitter as colettecandles.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Main Event Episode 60 Tocca Summer Scents

Each summer Tocca used to launch a summer fragrance. They skipped this year, so we thought we'd give an overview of all the Tocca Summer scents.

Tahiti has a taire flower fragrance that comes across as a sweet floral. The coconut comes through as vanilla.

Portofino has a wintersweet scent that comes across as a light, feminine floral with a hint of lily.

Montauk has a fresh bamboo sea grass scent with a hint of mint for a light, summer scent.

Bali is a slightly sweet floral with hints of vanilla and gardenia.

Isabella has a fresh watermelon scent. Not too sweet, more like when you snap the rind of a watermelon and get that fresh, watery, slighly sweet scent.

Question of the Day: Where is your favorite summer escape?

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Main Event Episode 59 Archipelago Botanicals Signature Diffusers

We love the Signature series diffusers by Archipelago Botanicals. They are a great value at just $35 each for an 8oz diffuser that will provide several months of fragrance. These diffusers are available in all of the Signature Collection scents by Archipelago. Refills are also available for just $22 each. Some of the fragrances are stronger than others. Pineapple Ginger is a best seller for us and it's very fragrant.

Question of the Day: What exciting place did you visit last weekend?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Red Flower Lemon Coffee Blossom Olive Stone Scrub

Even though there are so many body scrubs available on the market, this one really stands out for me. Why? First: the scent. It smells like fresh brewed coffee. Odd, unusual, unexpecting and so refreshing. The fragrance is an instant eye opener and a fun reprieve from the everyday scrub scents. Second: it makes your legs look great! Sure, most scrubs will make your skin soft and smooth, but this is the only scrub I've tried that makes you legs look better. Can't beat that. The coffee in the scrub is a vasoconstrictor - tightening and shrinking blood vessels helping to reduce the appearance of varicose veins. If that isn't great enough, consider that coffee applied topically helps to redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite. What more could a girl want? This is definitely a must have for any summer-time beauty bath.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Main Event Episode 58 Infusion Organique

Infusion Organic sent us some samples to try and they are gorgeous! Infusion Organique uses sustainable and organic ingredients whenever possible in creating all of their products. Ron Chavers (the manufacturer for Apothia candles, Archipelago Botanicals candles, Kai and Pacifica candles) is one of the founders of Infusion Organic. The other two founders are French sisters - one blends the fragrances and the other does all the graphic design work. Together they formed a strong trio to create Infusion Organique.

There are currently three fragrances available: Budda's Fig (fig, lemongrass oil, rose geranium, wood and amber), Sands of Morocco (sandalwood, oakmoss, lemongrass oil and ylang-ylang) and Indochine (kumquat, peach, water lily, jasmine, muguet, vanilla, grapefruit extract, orange and ylang-ylang). All 3 fragrances are available in diffusers, candles, room sprays, eau de parfum, hand soap and lotion.

We conducted a burn test in the store and the candle burned! Clean, fragrant and even. Our customers raved about the scent throughout the day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Main Event Episode 57 K. Hall Bar Soap

We love K. Hall bar soap and we're so happy to have it back in stock! (They had thousands of bars of soap wash away in a flood last fall.) These triple-milled, oversized bars are made with shea butter and olive oil to be super moisturizing. K. Hall bar soaps are available at http://www.candlesoffmain.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=137.

Question of the Day: What brand of bar soap do you use?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Main Event Episode 56 Voluspa Mini Japonica Diffusers

These adorable mini diffusers are a fantastic addition to the Japonica Collection by Voluspa. Mini diffusers make great hostess gifts, work well in small rooms or powder rooms and they are also a great way to try a new scent. The Voluspa mini diffusers are available all 7 Japonica fragrances:
Baltic Amber: amber resin, sandalwood, cedar and vanilla bloom
Burmese Rosewood: burmese rosewood, palisander bark and tonka bean
French Cade & Lavender: French cade wood, lavender bulgaria, verbena and moss
Champaca Bloom & Fern: champaca blooms, fresh fern leaf, muget and gardenia
Santiago Huckleberry: huckleberry, vanilla pods and sugar cane
Capri Fig Frangipani: sweet rose petal, tart fig and white frangipani
These 3.4oz diffusers last approximately 2-4 months.
Question of the Day: What is your favorite Voluspa fragrance?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Main Event Episode 55 Aroma M Perfume

Aroma M is an artisan perfumer that was established in 1995 by Maria McElroy, an American born painter who transferred her color and texture blending talents to the art of fragrance blending. She study aromatherapy and spent seven years in Japan to become an expert in essential oils and incense. Her contemporary fragrances are based on Geisha sensibility and the subtleties of Japanese incense.

Aroma M uses unexpected fragrance combinations such as lychee and rose and her fragrances are gender neutral. Maria designs her fragrances not only smell beautiful, but also to enhance the mind and soul by relieving daily stress and promote composure and well being.

Aroma M has been featured in the NY Times, In Style, Oprah and Elle magazines, as well as the Today Show. These unique perfumes are sold throughout the US, Europe and China.

Aroma M offers five Geisha Eau de Parfum fragrances that are packaged in kimono style bags. The beautiful flacons are wrapped in Yuzen papers with intricate detail.

O-cha is a blend of green tea, fresh orange and bois de rose of vanilla. This perfume promotes self-awareness and balance.

Hana-cha is a blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and cedar. This perfume promotes focus, combats shyness, banishes worry and is an aphrodisiac.

Nobara-cha is a blend of wild roses, geranium and amber. It combats stress, clears the mind, and releases inhibitions.

Geisha Noire is a blend of amber and tonka bean. This perfume combats stress, clears your mind and assists in meditation and prayer.

Geisha Blanche is a blend of white flowers. It is feminine and sensual.

Aroma M also has 8 Geisha roll-on perfume oils named in the scent-appropriate color. The glass tubes are wrapped in Yuzen papers handcrafted in Kyoto.

Geisha Pink is a blend of sugared plum, orange and vanilla to recharge.

Geisha Marron is a blend of muguet, magnolia, chestnut blossom, mandarin, bergamot and grapefruit.

Geisha Violet is a blend of violet, lilac, lotus and bitter chocolate for a youthful feeling.

Geisha Green is a blend of absinthe, black currant, mandarin, violet, amber and tonka bean. Absinthe is an aphrodisiac and creativity enhancer.

Geisha Rouge is a blend of tonka bean, tobacco, vanilla, cinnamon, star anise, clove and sandalwood to promote sensuality.

Geisha Blue is a blend of blue chamomile, green tea, leafy greens and jasmine for balance.

Geisha Noire and Geisha Blanche fragrances are also available in roll-on.

Aroma M can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/aroma_m and at http://www.aromam.com/.