Category Archives: Candles

Belle Fleur Candles

With its roots in floral design, Belle Fleur Home is a home fragrance company dedicated to creating ultra luxurious products inspired by the beauty of breathtaking blossoms. Through fragrance, our unique and beautifully crafted collections are designed to transform your surroundings and your state of mind. Our layered blend of floral and exotic aromas accentuate the depth and complexity of each fragrance, creating distinctive scents that are underscored by a classic, refined elegance.

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The Scent of Summer

Summer is here! And what better way to beat the heat then to stay inside with your favorite scent. What!? You don’t have a favorite scent? Well that’s perfect, we have some of our summer favorites for you to check out.

One of the favorites here at Scents & Sprays is Salt City’s Garden Lilac. The lilac, lavender and jasmine combined, form an amazing aroma. It’s not like any other floral we have. The fragrant perfume of lilacs reminds us of that first bloom in the garden. The floral scents mingle together in perfect harmony. The Garden Lilac scent is available in the 26 oz. jar, which burns 120-140 hours. The melter tiles burn about 50-60 hours and the diffuser lasts about 1-2 months.

This is one of the best scented candles! The delicious juicy pineapple scent with just a hint of cilantro satisfies every sense. The Pineapple Cilantro frosted jar candle is the best selling fragrance by Illume. Illume is known for its vibrancy in both fragrance and color. Their candles are part soy based and are blended with essential oils. It is available in the 8.5 oz. frosted jar and also the 3×6 pillar candle . The cotton and paper-core wicks, make these clean-burning candles which have delighted and inspired for more than 10 years.

Another Summer scent we love here at Scents & Sprays is the Fiji by Archipelago. It is an exotic, sweet scent. The coconut, sugar cane and lemon leaf meld together flawlessly. If this is what Fiji smells like, then sign us up. It is available in a beautiful glass jar that burns about 60 hours. Definitely a scent you wont regret trying!

We told you some of our Summer favorites, what are yours?

New Trapp Fragrances!

If you have been to our site lately (Or even our Facebook or Twitter pages), you may have noticed a lot of talk about the three new Trapp fragrances. These candles are the new Spring 2011 scents created by Trapp. With a floral, fruity, and woody candle, there is something to offer everyone in these great new candles! So let’s break down the amazing quality of each one.

Pure Peony, Yuzu & Bonsai, Quince & Pomegranate

Pure Peony : It’s been awhile since I have smelled a Peony scent that I enjoyed this much. If you love light floral scents, you will be a huge fan of this one. Personally, I have never been a huge fan of floral fragrances. Pure Peony, however, is definitely an exception. When burned, this candle creates an exotic aroma you need to smell to enjoy.

Yuzu & Bonsai : A very interesting addition to the Trapp line. Yuzu is a fruit in the citrus family, creating a nice lemon base to the fragrance. The bonsai adds a green touch, making you think of a large citrus tree. The entire candle makes me picture a field full of trees with ripe, citrus fruit ready to be enjoyed.

Quince & Pomegranate : A very fruity blend perfect for the warm time of year. The perfect mixture of tart and sweet fragrances, Quince & Pomegranate is guaranteed to make your mouth water.

We hope you enjoy these new Trapp fragrances as much as we do. With three sizes to choose from, we are sure you will find something you love!

All About Diptyque

All About Diptyque Candles!

Diptyque candles are always a favorite in store and online for us here at Scents & Sprays. So, we figured they deserved to be highlighted in our Blog today.

What makes Diptyque special? Is it the unique scents unlike any other? The hand crafting that goes into each and every product they create? Or perhaps the elegant design elements that date back to the beginning of the company?

The answer is all of these things. All of this and more represents why Diptyque is the height of luxury home fragrance. Since opening in 1961, they have continually operated by the same standard. The company has never been about profit or wealth, but the desire to bring the fragrances from their many travels into the homes of thousands. Who knew the first three Diptyque candles, Thé, Aubepine, and Canelle, would lead to one of the most successful luxury candle retailers on the market.

Each Diptyque candle is special, mostly due to the fact that each scent comes from years of thought and ingredients found in the actual elements. Diptyque extracts the fragrances for their products themselves, instead of buying traditional oils. Each candle is hand poured and the wick is straightened by hand.

The personal touch is clear when you receive the elegant box in your home. The next time you receive your favorite Diptyque scent, make sure and analyze the care that went into creating it.

St. Patrick’s Day Candles

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching quickly, and I hope everyone has their green outfits ready! Candles are a great way to get in the spirit for this holiday. If you love green, these candles will be ideal for you all year round!

Diptyque’s Figuier Vert is the perfect shade of green to get everyone in that St. Patty’s spirit, and the fig scent is perfect for this time of year. Another great idea is the Archipelago Tuscany 4×6 Pillar candle. This green one is beautiful and a great decor piece.

Deep Clover by Votivo

However, Deep Clover by Votivo is by far the best St. Patrick’s Day Candle. Celebrate in style and enjoy the lush fragrance of clover and moss.

Did you know every year the Chicago River is dyed green for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration? What are some of the ways you celebrate?

Brand of the Day: Aquiesse

Aquiesse Candles

Aquiesse is a line we love for a number of reasons: every product they come out with is beautifully packaged and has a unique scent that can’t be easily duplicated.

Let’s talk about the packaging first. Each box has an embossed cream covering: proof they don’t cut corners when it comes to appearance. Once you open the box and see the product, there is further proof of their dedication to brand image. The glass is thick cut, tinted, and bears a medallion with the brand symbol on it. Aquiesse offers the look of an extremely expensive candle at a reasonable price.

The candles themselves are beautifully scented, and the soy blend wax they use guarantees a long, even burn. Whatever size you choose, Aquiesse candles are unique because instead of simple fragrances, such as “Jasmine” or “Currant”, each candle is created with a complex blend of scents. So, instead of a candle containing only jasmine, we get Moonlit Petals, a perfect mix of jasmine, gardenia, and musk. That’s definitely more appealing to me.

From top to bottom, Aquiesse is a brand that we stand by. Beautiful packaging to accommodate equally beautiful scents. Tell us about your favorite Aquiesse fragrance!

Friday is here

Friday’s are the perfect days for outings to the park and lunch with old friends. Are you stuck in the office while everyone else is out doing these things? Yeah, us too. Want some of the sunshine stuck inside with you? We are here to help!

Some places are not okay with burning a candle in the office. “But boss, why?? I know I have papers all over my desk and it’s an extreme fire hazard, but I need my candles!!” Not to worry, I’ve come up with a few products perfect for just that occasion.

If it’s a candle you’re set on, Candle Warmers are a great way to release the scent without having to risk burning the office down. The candle warmers we sell all light the candles from the top, so the candle melts exactly as it normally would. Plus, they come in quite a few styles, so you can probably find one to match your decor as well!

Another great alternative is, of course, diffusers. Sunflower by Aquiesse comes in beautiful hand-blown glass that looks great and makes even the smallest of office spaces seem like a field full of sunshine. Also, as long as you take care of the diffuser properly (see the blog focused on diffusers), it should give you quite a few months of wonderful scent.

Currently, my office space is fragranced by Archipelago’s White Fig diffuser. We want to know how you scent your office space. Feel free to comment and let us know!

Is it almost Easter already?

Valentine’s Day has passed and Easter is right around the corner. Everywhere you look, pastel colors and Easter bunnies surround you. The family will be gathering to decorate eggs and enjoy the occasion together, so it’s time to get the home ready! What better way to do this then with your favorite scent?

Candles are the perfect way to get everyone in that warm, springtime mood. Salt City’s Pink Lemonade will add a bright, pink touch to the living room. Archipelago Monogram candles come in a variety of fragrances and are perfect as gifts. The light pastel colors are ideal for this time of year, and with the monogrammed letter on both the candle and the box, it is a great decorative piece!

My personal favorite at this time of year is Illume’s Pineapple Cilantro. The scent is extremely fruity and tropical and the beautiful green color makes my home that much brighter. Whatever fragrance you choose to have in your home, candles will create a happy environment and cause every guest who enters to ask what smells so amazing!

So this post, let’s go a little off the topic of candles: What is your family’s favorite Easter pastime? My personal favorite is when we all gather to decorate the eggs. All the nieces and nephews are there, and in the end very few eggs look professional quality. In fact, most of them are a complete mess. But then, that’s what makes it memorable.

Monday’s Fragrance: Eucalyptus

Monday’s Fragrance of the Day: Eucalyptus

Let’s face it, Monday’s are tiring, and everyone is moving at about half speed. The refreshing scent of eucalyptus could quickly turn that around! In aromatherapy, eucalyptus is thought to improve alertness and fight mental fatigue.

Just the scent of eucalyptus can turn your mood around, so it’s a great idea to have eucalyptus near you at times during the day. In the morning, use The Thymes Eucalyptus Body Wash in the shower to help you prepare for the day. During the after lunch drowse, pop out The Thymes Eucalyptus Hand Lotion to up your energy level.

The Eucalyptus Candle by Archipelago is my personal favorite. The scent always makes me think of a spa, where you go in drowsy and come out feeling like a revitalized person. It’s my personal Monday morning boost to push through the rest of the day. Before you know it, Tuesday will have arrived!

Happy Birthday to You!

There is nothing worse then forgetting a close friend or family member’s birthday, except maybe having your birthday forgotten. One or the other is bound to happen to you eventually. With busy work schedules, kids, school, and a million other to-dos, sometimes we forget those little important things.

Because I have forgotten a few birthdays over time, I have input reminders in my phone. About a week prior to their birthday, I get a little alarm buzz and a message reminding me that it’s coming up. This gives me just enough time to pick up something special.

But what happens when you don’t quite know what to get someone? You remembered, check, you acknowledged, check, but you still want to get them a nice gift to show you care. One of the things I fall back on in those moments is Luxe Linen by Aquiesse. This is their best seller, and the fragrance is a nice, clean mixture. When you really aren’t sure what scent a person likes, clean fragrances are always a great way to go.

Another great idea, when you absolutely can’t decide what they might like, is to go with a gift certificate. It can be used for anything on our site, and can be emailed directly to the person you are getting it for. So, if you tend to do things last minute, you can buy it and they can receive it on the same day.

Whatever it is you choose to do, keep an eye on the calendar and don’t forget to make someone feel special!