We recently received a mystery box from Aquiesse filled with a diffuser, full size candle, small candle and several travel tins, so that we could see what they are all about. Aquiesse has been around since 2005 and is steadily growing in popularity. Their soy wax candles are some of the nicest burning candles we've ever seen. They burn with a nice, tight, steady flame without any maintenance needed. Aquiesse has 18 sophisticated fragrances and a wide variety including clean scents as well as more sultry fragrances. We loved their Rioja scent - a very clean take on currant with orange zest, grapefruit, and cassis. They also do a very nice job with sandalwood transforming it into a warm, mellow scent with a lot of character. The large Aquiesse candle lasts an amazing 100 hours and retails for $36. The small candle lasts 45 hours and retails for $20.
We especially love the super chunky, smokey glass containers for the candles and diffuser. The packaging for the Aquiesse candles is luxurious, sturdy and functional. The glass container for the large candle would work well as a pen holder or as a pot for a beautiful orchid after the candle is finished. The sturdy, cloth covered box for the large candle is also reusable with a button pull top. The large candle comes with a lid that can be used as a candle plate when in use and cover when not in use to keep dust out.
The diffuser also comes in chunky, smokey glass and includes a glass top with rubber stopper to seal the diffuser when not in use or to use when the diffuser is done. It's a challenge to create a diffuser with the same scent as the candle, but Aquiesse mastered that beautifully. The Rioja diffuser scent is beautiful and fresh and provided a clean scent. Aquiesse diffusers last 6-12 months and retail for $50. Refills are available. The cloth-covered box for the diffuser is also reusable with a button pull-top lid and would make a great storage box for cards or other sentimental items.
All-in-all we were very impressed with Aquiesse. They combine attractive packaging and quality ingredients to create products that perform in top form. We'd love to hear from you. Have you ever tried Aquiesse? What do you think of their products? Do you enjoy luxurious, reusable packaging or do you favor something more eco-friendly? Let us know what you think and you may win a free Aquiesse travel tin candle!