Friday, January 29, 2010

The Main Event Episode 68 Helen Julia Candles

Tamiko Hargrove sent us some beautiful candles from her collection, Helen Julia, named after her 2 grandmothers, Helen and Julia. Her soy candles are nicely packaged, beautiful burning and highly fragrant. She offeres 11 fragrances in her collection each with a coordinating color. The 10oz soy candle lasts 60 hours for $38 and the 3oz candle lasts 20 hours for $16.

You can find her full collection at http://www.helenjulia.com/ and on Facebook as Helen Julia Online Boutique. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Main Event Episode 67 A Scent of Scandal Valentine's Day Candles

We love the new Valentine's Day candles from A Scent of Scandal! They are hilarious as always, and some fun new scents too.

Me So Thorny (rose) Candle: This is a best-seller every year. I think Ari tweaked the scent, though, and definitely for the better! This scented soy wax candle used to have a very strong, super sweet, rose scent. Now it's a little softer, more sophisticated and more towards a petal-type rose fragrance. Very beautiful.

Lick Me (lollipop): This is a new scent and very fun. It smells like a combination of gummy bears and cantaloupe. Slightly fruity, slightly sweet.

Big Daddy (hard wood): A great compliment to the D-Cups or Hot Mama candle. Imagine rubbing Vicks vapor rub on a pine tree and ripping off a limb. That is the scent you get with this new Valentine's Day candle. It has a very sappy pine fragrance with a hint of menthol.

Sext Me (blackberry): This candle is perfect for the techy in your life. It smells just like grape bubble gum.

All of A Scented of Scandal scented soy wax candles are hand-made with 100% pure soywax and last approximately 35 hours. The best part of these new Valentine's Day candles - the lid is also a gift card with To and From to fill out to make the gift complete and so easy to give.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We Need Your Help!

Next week we're heading to New York City to interview with the finest candle creators in the United States and we need your help! We're meeting with:
  • Laura Slatkin, creator of Nest Fragrances and co-founder of the famed Slatkin & Co candle line
  • Jonathan Adler, Head Judge on the show Top Design and massively successful designer (his Manifesto is a MUST read!)
  • Traci Arnsten, Co-Founder and Creative Director for Voluspa
  • Meredith Waga-Perez, creator of the beautiful Belle Fleur candle line
  • Yael Alkalay, creator of Red Flower candles and Bath/Body products
  • and more to be announced!
Here's where we need your help: If you could ask any of them one question, what would it be? Post your question on this blog or on our Facebook Fan Page. If we select your question, we'll send you (to any continental US address) a free Nest, Red Flower or Jonathan Adler candle (depending on who we ask your question).

Entries must be submitted by Saturday, January 30, 2010.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Main Event Episode 66 Altru Candles



Altru, meaning “unselfishly giving of one’s self to others”. This unique collection was inspired by the beauty and handcrafted artistry of cultures around the world. The inspiration for Altru, by Gamillah, comes from a desire to connect with an enormous universe of consumers who aspire to improve the world in every way possible – who want tomorrow to be better than today. The proceeds from the Altu Collection support the In a Perfect World Foundation which aims to empower children to become compassionate and socially conscious leaders. “By supporting Altru, you embrace a cause that seeks to give children a stronger voice in making the future more ‘perfect’ for us all,” says Manuela Testolini, the Founder and CEO of Gamillah, Inc.

There are eight fragrances in the collection:
Appreciation: Tiare & White Freesia
Harmony: Tanenashi Persimmon
Inity: Burmese Woods & Honey
Artistry: Masala Chai
Integrity: Persian Lilac & Bamboo
Remembrance: Grapefruit & Italian Rosemary
Wellness: White Clove & Wild Ginger
Humanity: Dark Amber & Spice

These scented soy wax candles burn beautifully for 70 hours and they are poured in a hammered copper pot. All of the fragrances above, except for Humanity, are also available in incense and diffusers. If you are interested in any of the fragrances or products that we do not currently have in stock, please let us know. We are happy to order any fragrance or product in the core Altru collection.

Have you tried Altru candles? Let us know what you think!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Main Event Episode 65 Belle Fleur

Belle Fleur is the creation of a mother-daughter team out of New York City. The mother, Marilyn, started a flower business. When her daughter, Meredith, came on board, she brought with her an extensive background in fashion and design. Together the two launched Belle Fleur in 2006 to translate their passion for floral fragrances into the world of home fragrance. The combination of their expertly honed sense of scent with an aesthetic eye for detail and packaging has evolved into one of the finest candle lines on the market today.

Belle Fleur has four amazing fragrances in the Classic/Floral Collection: Mayan Tuberose (a classic floral), Orange Blossom Pomegranate (fresh and fruity), White Orchid Tea (a clean floral) and Jasmine Verbena (the Queen of floral fragrances). As fantastic as the floral collection is, what really impresses me about Belle Fleur is their ability to create stunning wood fragrances. The Exotic Wood Collection beautifully complement's Belle Fleur's Classic/Floral Collection. Neroli Pine is a huge with it's fresh winter wonderland scent. Kyara Clove encapsulates the scent of an old library filled with worn leather and aged wood with a subtle hint of clove to create the most intimate, smokey scent. Fig Noir blends both the scent of the fruit and the wood from the fig tree for the perfect fig fragrance. The wood collection also includes Cacao Tabaq and Bergamot Cedar which we should have in stock soon.

If you haven't experienced Belle Fleur candles yet, be sure to give them a try. All of the fragrances are fantastic and they burn beautifully. Exquisitely packaged complete with matches and a petite bow, they are ready for gift-giving as well.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Main Event Episde 64 Godiva Candles

Godiva Chocolates launched their own candle line in the fall of 2009. The core fragrances include Black Almond Truffle, Milk Chocolate Truffle, White Chocolate Magnolia, Raspberry Ganache and Peppermint Bark. Godiva created a fragrance for Valentine's Day - Strawberry Rose. This chocolately mix blends with soft strawberry and a hint of rose essence for a romantic fragrance. Godiva candles burn beautifully and are highly fragrant. Godiva candles can be found at http://www.candlesoffmain.com/.

Godiva candles were a collaboration between Nest Fragrances, by Laura Slatkin, and Godiva Chocolates. Laura Slatkin co-founded the famed Slatkin & Co candles with her husband Harry Slatkin.

What is your favorite brand of chocolate?