“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank
I am sure we have established the story that I was never ever a candle person – I swore they were nothing but dust collectors. I think that is because my mom is not really a candle person and never really had any burning. When I met Jamie though, I realized his mom always, always had a candle going – Never really understood why though. I remember she went to the flea market once and came back and had me smell this huge candle haul she got. All I remember was thinking how good “monkey farts” smelled, but not enough to turn me on to them. Jamie’s brother went to Ohio in July and brought me a candle back. It was really pretty but it sat from July – October before I lit it. I lit it, and I absolutely fell in love with candles.
I GET IT NOW. I completely understand the candle craze. I was reading about candles (because I am JUST that cool) and I learned there are 3 main reasons why people love candles (Ambiance/home decor, Aphrodisiac, and Aromatherapy). I had to laugh at the Aphrodisiac – I thought that was somewhat extreme… Or maybe it takes a lot to impress me..
As everyone was aware of my new-found love, Jamie and My sister got me some Candles for Christmas. Jamie’s brother also got me a gift card which allowed me to go and purchase my own candles (Bath and Body Works – semi annual sale!!)
I was so excited about these! I mentioned how much I loved my WoodWick that Dave (Jamie’s brother) got me, however I struggled to find another one. Jamie came through for me and found me the Vanilla Bean WoodWick. I was pretty stocked for that. It crackles when it burns – so soothing, really adds to the “ambiance”. He also go me “Cotton” and “Lavender”. I was surprised by how much I love them. The Straight up lavender smells amazing. I should use it as a night time candle to set the bed time “ambiance”. My sister also came through for me and got me the two candles I previously mentioned which I could not find “Lavender and Vanilla” and “Cranberry Peach Bellini. The Cranberry Peach Bellini, kind of makes me want to drink. Cheers!
With the gift card that Dave so generously gave me, I hit up Bath and Body Works for their semi annual sale. I really lucked out. Last time I went I got the 2 large and 3 small for around $60.00. With everything on sale I lucked out and got the 2 big and 7 small for $50.03 ! Total steal right?!?! I ended up getting two large aromatherapy candles, one sensual in “Black current vanilla” and one energy in “Lemon Zest”. I was apprehensive over the sensual one. I thought it smelled like a cough drop.. Turns out that line is my moms favourite scent. I completely lucked out and found “sea island cotton” which is my favourite line right now. I was told while cashing out they actually got it by mistake! I also go “MIdnight Pomegranate”, “Caribbean Escape”, “Coconut Leaves”, “Poppy Sunshine”, “Autumn Day” and White Palm. The Autumn Day surprised me. I was holding it in my hand unsure about it. It kept growing on me so I ended up picking it up. I think I am completely missing summer time and the awesome drinks associated with summer – guess I want to create that “Ambiance” in my house.
I feel like a total loser ranting about candles.