June 5, 2007

reader poll: best candle?

joMaloneCandle
i'm all about the luxury candle these days and am curious—what's your favorite? i've had great luck with the caldrea candles and the ones in the cute blue tins from anthropologie, but i'm looking for something new. i'm sure this gorgeous frangrance combining candle from jo malone of london with its trio of scents—grapefruit, spring jasmine, and french lime blossom—would fit the bill, but it's a little too luxury. at $185, well that's just too much money for me to burn—literally!

image from jo malone of london.

15 comments:

Miss Beaux said...

I am candle crazy, so here goes:

http://luxurycandlecompany.com
The Lumiere line is fresh and makes your house smell clean (even when it isn't.)

http://www.anthousa.com
I love Anthousa's Citrus Collection, especially in summer.

Other favorites:
Jo Malone - rich, heady scents
DL&Co - Cool packaging
Mor Cosmetics, the Dolce Line - Again, cute packaging

A Novelist said...

Oh this is one I'll have to have!!! :)

Sarah Dennis said...

Here are my top 3:
Slatkin & Co. - Scented candle collection
Bond No 9 - Nuits de Noho
Belle Fleur - Mayan Tuberose

Tara said...

My favorite candles are from http://www.gracecandles.com. I like the Birthday Cake, Spiced Orange and Vanilla Sugar fragrances. My friend, Charity, is one of the women who own and run the company. Check 'em out!

Katy said...

Party lite has awesome candles..and they will bring them right to your house! They are high quality candles with just about every fragrance available. ( www.partylite.com )

Beth said...

I love Cloon Keen, but they might be an Irish company that doesn't export. A nice Acqua di Parma candle's always good too!

Lindsey said...

Love Jo malone! My favorite is Votivo "Red Currant".

MT said...

I have to say you casn't beat a yankee candle! They are the only (affordable) candles that actually smell like they are supposed to, my favourite is the sun washed linen one...

http://mteriors.blogspot.com/2007/02/sunwashed-linen-in-jar.html

Northern Michigan Mom said...

I love Yankee Candle's SoHO Living line. My favorite is Guava Nectar. It smells super great!!

Rafaella said...

For all candle lovers, you must try Belle Fleur's Orange Blossom Pomegranate, it's incredible! Even my husband is addicted.
http://www.bellefleurny.com

Bliss149 said...

Late entry here...but I really like Slatkin. The Bamboo and Jasmine is an awesome oriental - mysterious and seductive. Green tea and pear smells clean and fresh. White flowers is the only floral fragrance I've ever liked. Iced Tea is nice for summer. Really, the only one I don't care for is Oriental Woods, which is funny because I often like woodsy fragrances, especially in the fall but I didn't care for this one.

Another nice line I'd like to try is the Archipelogo ones that have place names like Havana. I smelled them in store once and liked them a lot.

Great topic.

Anonymous said...

You have got to get a Paddywax candle, they are made in atlanta & the olive tree one is wonderful!

The Bishop's Wife said...

Beeswax or soy are the safest candles to burn. Did you know that you cannot blend essential oils or true perfume esssence with paraffin. If you are purchasing a scented paraffin candle, you are not only burning the sludge (paraffin) that is left over after asphalt is removed from petroleum, but you are putting your health at risk with the carbon monoxide and other noxious fumes that paraffin exudes. This can lead not only to health problems, but soot in heating and cooling ducts can irreparably damage them. Insurance will not cover replacement for this type of damage.

Er'go soy candles are the very best I have ever tried. They are fragranced with essential oils and essential perfume oils. They are so lovely and fragrant, that one candle can sit in a room and waft essence for months without ever being lit. With any soy or beeswax candle be sure to look for 100% cotton wicks and no lead base. Natural colored beeswax is best. Beeswax cleans the air as it burns. The natural fragrance is enchanting.

I am convinced that human and environmental safety can go hand in hand with chic decorating and enjoyment.

Love your blog!!!

The Bishop's Wife

Anonymous said...

, have to say, Cloon Keen Candles Galway Ireland, are wonderful,especailly --Bluebells of Barna---, heavenly scent,very reaosnably priced and very long lasting, 50 plus hrs, and the scent lingers for ages, wonderful treat for the mind and soul.

Anonymous said...

BELLE FLEUR'S FIGUE NOIR IS BY FAR THE MOST INCREDIBLE SCENTED CANDLE, DEFINITELY A MUST TRY FOR ANYONE THAT LOVES SEDUCTIVE FRAGRANCES. I WISH THEY MADE IT INTO A PERSONAL FRAGRANCE TO WEAR.