What's New in Luxury Home Fragrance for the 2013 Fall & Holiday Season

This past summer the best brands in luxury home fragrance announced their new products and fragrances for the upcoming fall and holiday season. These are just the highlights. You can find many more new product launches on our website at www.CandlesOffMain.com.

Antica Farmacista

The new Manhattan fragrance from Antica Farmacista is an ode to the classic cocktail and sophisticated city. It evokes effervescence, sparkle and mystery. This sexy scent starts with  zesty Satsuma and bergamot citrus notes to balance the spice of aromatic black pepper. A subtle brandied cherry note is an elegant accompaniment to the rich notes of deep cognac, vetiver, amber and bourbon. I absolutely adore this new Antica diffuser. It's as complex and inviting as the city itself.


Voluspa launched two new fragrances this season. Crane Flower is the latest addition to the Japonica collection. It's a fruity floral blend of Bird of Paradise nectar, ripe grapefruit, geranium and lavender. The packaging and fragrance are both stunning!

New to the Vermeil collection is Ponderosa - a smokey blend of Ponderosa pine bark, sap and needle with warm musk and black amber. This is a great unisex scent perfect for the cool fall and winter months.

Voluspa is bringing back the sprays for the Japonica Collection! This is great news for anyone that has been missing their Baltic Amber or Santigo Huckleberry spray. I can't wait to try the Moso Bamboo spray. I think that will be amazing. I'm still hoping they come out with sprays for the Vermeil Collection before I run out of my sacred French Bourbon Vanille.

The Maison Noir, Blanc and Rouge petite jar gift sets were discontinued in exchange for a gorgeous new gift set for the Vermeil Collection. The new Voluspa gift set features six votive candles each in a different Voluspa Vermeil fragrance.

Note: The Voluspa Chestnut & Vetiver fragrance is getting a facelift. It's changing from a warm, golden color to a deep, rich burgundy. 


Votivo added 2 new fragrances to their Holiday Collection. Enchantment is a blend of fresh mint and birchwood. Velvet Night is an inviting fragrance with brandied pear and warm cinnamon.

Votivo also added a new fragrance to the Aromatics Collection. Speakeasy smells like aged oak barrels brimming with the intoxicating aroma of spices, fermented fruit, and a delicate touch of caramelized sweetness. This is a great scent to try if you are looking for something cozy and comforting.

Nest Fragrances

Nest was very busy this season! There are a lot of new things to report:

The Sicilian Tangerine fragrance they launched this past summer was such a huge hit (we, and every customer we show it to, are absolutely going crazy over it) they are quickly bringing in a votive and 3-wick candle size as well as a diffuser and (I think) hand soap. Yay!

Nest Tahiti Vanille was disconinued and replaced by Vanilla Orchid & Almond - a blend of almond,white orchid, coconut milk, vanilla, amber, musk and patchouli. I was able to try it last night and it's actually the opposite of what I said in the video. It's more sugary, almost like butterscotch frosting. If you wanted something sweeter than Tahiti Vanille you'll be very happy.

The new Nest Passion candle is a blend of peony and dewy garden roses with warm sandalwood. Nest is going to donate 10% of their sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This candle has deep pink wax and pretty packaging covered with bright pink peonies - perfect for give giving!

Nest Woodland Truffle is a smokey blend perfect for the fall and winter months. It blends French truffle, black pepper, oakmoss, cedar and vetiver. If you like Elton John Fireside or Lafco Feu de Bois, be sure to give this one a try.

The Nest Holiday Collection has 2 new additions: a room spray and a grande candle. The grand candle is enormous in size weighing in at 77oz with a 350 hour burn time and 4-wicks. The gold detail on the vessel is exquisite and the keepsake box is perfection.

Nest Birchwood Pine also has two new welcome additions: a room spray and diffuser - both perfect for amplifying your holiday tree fragrance.

Elton John candle fans will be very happy to hear that the Fireside candle is coming back. Sir Elton John Fireside is a blend of Madagascar vanilla, exotic woods, smoky embers and juniper berry. I really love this one - it's more smokey and not as sweet as I remembered.

K. Hall Designs

K. Hall added a new fragrance to their Barr Co. Collection. Fir & Grapefruit is a bright and lively scent that will be available in a candle as well as a variety of cleaning products. I adore  and highly recommend the K. Hall cleaning products and I'm really excited to use their new counter top spray in this new scent.


Tocca added a new fragrance to their perfume collection. Margaux is a blend of florals with cashmere wood, musk and vanilla for a warm, sultry scent. It’s a darker fragrance to balance out the lighter, floral fragrances they offer now. I love this one! Be sure to try it.


Aquiesse discontinued the Frakincense & Mryhh candle (why oh why??) and added the new Ivory Rose & Oud candle. This elegant blend of white rose petals, warm linen and oud wood will add a touch of class to your holiday gathering.

Frakincense and myrrh are the most highly sought out scents after the classic tree and no one offered them but Aquiesse. What a sad loss. It was a great fragrance that just needed more amplification. It wasn't the fragrance, it was the intensity. Turn up the volume and bring it back - please!

What products or fragrances are you most excited about this fall and holiday season?


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