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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?

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!

Bath & Body at Scents & Sprays!

The majority of our products are either candles or diffusers, but there is a small section we have overlooked: bath and body! Three of our brands sell amazing bath & body products that I felt had to be shared!

First up, SoapRocks. The worst thing about so many soaps on the market is the way they dry out your skin. Soap Rocks are great because they are the perfect decoration for the bathroom, and they won’t be as harsh as other soaps on your body. They come in tons of colors, which makes them perfect for any home.

The Thymes offers a multitude of bath & body products that we absolutely love. Each line consists of hand and body lotions, hand and body soaps, bubble bath and bath salts. With a candle to go with each line, a relaxed, exotic bathroom is only a step away. If you really need to relax after a hard day, I’d suggest The Thymes Lavender line to relax your mind and body.

Finally, the height of luxury bath oils, Loree Rodkin. From Michelle Obama to Elton John, her couture jewelry has been worn by hundreds of celebrities. She is well known in the fashion industry, and has put the same dedication into her home fragrance line. The bath oil is scented to match her signature candle, and luxury has never been quite so wonderful. A small splash of bath oil will leave your bathroom and body smelling amazing.

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!

Everything you wanted to know about candles.

How to burn a candle properly.

We often have customers asking us how to get the longest, cleanest burn out of their candles. First off, quality candles are necessary for a clean burn. At Scents & Sprays, we only carry candle lines that we have personally tried and looked into, so we insure they offer a quality product we can sell.

Once you know you have a good candle, there are still a few vital steps:

1. Wick Trimming.

Wick Trimming is key to reducing smoke and creating an even burn. If the wick is too long, you will have more soot and the candle won’t burn evenly. The ideal length for a wick is ¼ inch. The best way to trim the wick is with a wick trimmer. CleanCut Wick Snippers have a convenient “dish” shape to the blades, perfect to catch the cut piece instead of it falling into the wax.

2. Re-coating the wick in wax.

When you first receive a candle, the wick is coated in wax. After the first burn, you have burned off that wax. So the next time you burn it, what happens? You are burning the actual wick, creating soot and smoke. Since that’s the last thing any candle burner wants to happen, it’s important that after the candle has been burned once, you dip the wick into the wax, re coating it for the next burn. The perfect tool to make this an easy process is the CleanCut wick dipper (plus it comes in four colors with jewels and a medallion).

3. Enjoying the amazing, clean burn of your candles.

Yup, that’s the last step. You’ve got a quality candle in your favorite fragrance (personally, I’m a huge fan of anything Pomegranate), your wicks are the right length and they are constantly being coated with wax. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your candle the way it was meant to be enjoyed!

January Top 5 Fragrances

Top 5 Fragrances at Scents & Sprays

The customers have spoken! These are the top five selling fragrances for the month of January!

Trapp Orange Vanilla. Big shock with this one. Consistently the best seller, people can’t seem to get enough of it! This is one of the few citrus scents that sells just as well through the winter as it does through the summer.

Diptyque Feu De Bois. This one is a wonderful winter fragrance. Diptyque put every effort into making this candle smell like a fireplace full of burning embers, and they got incredibly close to the real deal. It’s easy to feel warm and cozy under a blanket while this candle is lit!

Salt City Cedarwood Vanilla. The perfect candle to enjoy when it’s cold outside. Cedarwood mixed with vanilla? It feels like bringing a warm and cozy bakery directly into your home. The vanilla adds that scent of baking, then throw in the nice, warm cedarwood and you really can’t go wrong.

Votivo Red Currant. This is another one that tends to always make the list. Customer seem to love this fragrance, and tend to buy more then one at a time. I personally can’t count the number of times I have had a customer come into the store and make a beeline for the Red Currant.

The Thymes Goldleaf Home Fragrance Mist. I was a bit shocked to see this one on the list. Don’t get me wrong, this is one of my favorite Thymes products, it is just a new addition to our top 5. For anyone who loves rose, this is a definite must have.

Are these some of your favorite Scents & Sprays products? If so, tell us why you love them! If your favorite didn’t make the list, tell us (and our other customers!) why you love it.