Home Fragrance for the Connoisseur, Part 2 - Beauty Addict

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Home Fragrance for the Connoisseur, Part 2

Last time we looked at Tocca, Diptyque, and Laura Mercier (see Home Fragrance for the Connoisseur, Part 1). Now, a few more ways to make your home smell gorgeous:

L'Occitane's Mimosa Candle, which bears the same heavenly scent of my beloved Mimosa Shower Gel and Body Lotion, brings all the sunshine and freshness of spring into your home. And for those of you addicted to the Amande line (i.e., the phenomenal shower oil and Blossom Dew), L'Occitane also makes a corresponding candle.

The Citrus Spice candle from elizabethW mixes the crisp, sparking freshness of citrus with the rich depth of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. If you were to clean your house top to bottom and then bake a pie in the kitchen, I think you'd get somewhere close to Citrus Spice. Fortunately, you can skip the cleaning and baking and just buy the candle!

And for the ultimate connoisseur, there's Jo Malone. Start with one of the regular candles - I love Orange Blossom and Black Vetyver Cafe - and work your way up to the hulking Luxury Candle, with its multiple wicks and monstrous size. I could see the Luxury Candle in a place of honor, on a massive fireplace mantel if you have one, or an equally massive dining room table. This one is not for the timid!