Candles get a lot of play in the winter, especially during the holidays. In the past, I’ve been more of a diffuser and reeds girl, but now I’m looking to expand my candle repertoire. My kind of candle doesn’t have to be uber-expensive, but it helps if it’s pretty and, most of all — it must have great “throw”! It annoys the living daylights out of me to have to practically stand right over a candle to smell it.
Although it’s not a hugely beloved line among perfumistas, I’ve had great success with Bond No. 9 candles, and currently have Little Italy and New Haarlem. These two fragrances are fabulous when worn together, so I’ve tried burning the two together with good results. My small Kai candles pack a pretty good punch, and I recently got a batch of Seda France travel candles on sale to explore that line’s scent range.
I’ve heard good things about the Henri Bendel ones, especially Firewood, which I’m hoping Santa will bring me. And I’m very curious about the Diptyque and Cire Trudon lines as well as By Kilian. Of course, as Patty and Musette have mentioned over the course of the past year or so, we can’t forget those divine Frederic Malle candles. I’ve yet to smell one in person, but it’s on my sniffin’ bucket list.
So please help me out here and weigh in on your favorite candles and why, or the ones you’d most like to have (or any kind of home scenting products, for that matter).