Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fragrance Tour of Boston

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With the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon, our native city has been on our minds a lot lately.  I was born and raised just north of Boston and lived there until my mid-twenties.  Dave and I met in Boston and we both worked there just after we were married.  It's a great city and definitely one of my favorites in the country.



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We thought it would be nice to take you on a fragrance tour of this great place.  We're going to start at the New England Aquarium.  It's one of the best in the country and worth visiting if you're in the area.  I love walking around the giant tank. 

The fragrance that most reminds us of the aquarium is the Lafco Bathroom (Marine) candle.  It's a neutral, watery scent that is perfect for gift-giving.  The blue color is pale but beautiful when burning.  Lafco candles last about 100 hours and are poured in a hand-blown glass vessel that will become a keepsake for years.

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The next stop is The Esplanade.  It's a long stretch of grass and paths along the Charles River and makes a great place to walk, bike or picnic.  At The Esplanade you'll find the Hatch Shell.  You can find great free outside concerts here.  It's especially magical when the Boston Pops are playing.  For the 4th of July the fireworks are synced to the music and the show is just amazing.

We decided on the Linnea's Lights Sweetgrass fragrance for this location because of the scenic stretch of grass.  The Linnea's Lights Sweetgrass candle is one of her best-selling scents.  It smells like fresh, dewy, tender baby grass.  This fragrance is also good for gift-giving.

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After that we're going to head to Faneuil Hall for lunch.  In the middle of Faneuil Hall you'll find Quincy Market.  It's a long building and you can walk down the middle and find unique food stalls on either side.  At the end, years ago, you'd find Steve's Ice Cream.  Steve Herrel was the first to invent mixing fun treats into home-made ice cream on a frozen slab.  The ice cream was amazing!

The Aquiesse Boardwalk fragrance reminds us a lot of those days.  It's a sweet, sugary blend of waffle cone, sand, surf and driftwood.  I love how the lid for Aquiesse candles doubles as a base when the candle is in use and a cover when not in use to keep the dust out and fragrance in.  Aquiesse candles are very long lasting - about 100 hours each.


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After lunch we head to The Commons.  This is Boston's equivalent for Central Park.  The ponds are filled with swan boats and it's a nice place to walk and play.  

In the spring The Commons are filled with colorful tulips which reminds us of the Seda France French Tulip candle.  This blend is perfect for spring or anytime you're looking for a fresh-cut flower fragrance.  Seda candles are packaged in a pagoda box with tassel - another one perfect for gifts!


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After an afternoon in the park we head to the Top of the Hub for drinks or dinner.  This fine restaurant sits at the top of the Prudential Center (a.k.a. "The Pru"), the highest building in Boston.  The skyline view is spectacular and sets the stage for a great evening.  


Since the Top of the Hub is such a great place to celebrate, we selected the Aura Bubbly candle.  This effervescent scent is bubbling with champagne, pinot noir, chardonnay, and rock sugar. I love this champagne fragrance as it isn't too sweet or too citrus.  The blend of champagne and wine is intoxicating;)


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Lastly, if there's a game playing at Fenway, you have to go. Nothing beats this icon in the sports industry and Boston fans are diehard and loyal.  Back in the days the air would be filled with the scent of hot dogs and tobacco.  There are also some of the best and oldest bars in Boston.


For those reasons we selected the Voluspa Warm Perique Tabac candle to represent this area.  It's blend of worn wooden floors, antique leather and tabac are the perfect representation for the history you'll find in the pubs around Boston.  

We hope you enjoyed the tour, and more importantly, we hope you get to visit this great city some day if you haven't already!




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