Spring Candle Round-Up
March 25, 2012

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By Mark David Boberick
Managing Editor
Fall into Spring with this trio of candles that perfectly complement your home with their aromas that reawaken the senses after a few months of hibernation.

Astier de Villatte: Cambridge,

Charlie Gardener Collection: Mosambi Blossom

Elizabeth W: Vetiver
Astier de Villatte

A company primarily known for their furniture design and tableware in white ceramic, Astier de Villatte launched in 1996. When they decided to launch a line of home fragrance, they turned to master perfumer, Francoise Caron and asked her to work her fragrant magic creating high-quality candles that are so pungent they can often be detected in a room without even being lit.

Cambridge is a verdant floral creation that is particularly perfect for Spring. A cluster of sensual, opulent roses from Morocco and fruity ones from Turkey, entwined with green, vegetable notes from violet leaves, galbanum and verbena are blended together, taking you on an olfactory journey to a dewy English rose garden.

$75 | Available from Sue Fisher King

Spring is when the earth reawakens, and long before the flowers can blossom, the roots must begin to stir. From elizabethW’s  Signature Candle Collection, Vetiver is the perfect way to reawaken the energy in your home. The earthy, grassy vetiver, paired with revitalizing bergamot, creates a centering, restorative atmosphere for the interior.

Crafted of 100% soy wax, the candle burns exceptionally well, quickly delivering a wax pool from rim to rim. One thing that I noticed even before lighting the candle is that the oil was “sweating” through the wax – a true signature of fine quality.

$32 | Available from elizabethW
Charlie Gardner Collection

Housed in a vintage-inspired Julep cup, Charlie Gardner’s Mosambi Blossom candle is a delightful addition to the home that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also packs a fragrant wallop. Created by the folks at NEST Fragrances for the Charlie Gardner Collection and sold at Anthropologie stores in the US and London, Mosambi Blossom is an explosion of invigorating citrus and the exquisite floral notes of orange and peach blossom. The trademarks of NEST’s expert blending and generous fragrant oil quantity are evident as the feeling of a radiant Indian garden right after a rainstorm begin to envelop your home.

But wait – there’s more! The cornerstone of the Charlie Gardner philosophy is philanthropy and the purchase of a candle from the collection is a contribution to the many South African youth initiatives that the Charlie Gardner Foundation is heavily involved in. It smells good and it feels good – What could be better?

$38 | Available from Anthropologie